Since it’s Straya day, I looked back and reminisce the vacation I had last July 2015. Let me share with you some life thoughts accompanied by the pictures of the places I’ve been and the things I did. Note: I will let the pictures do the talking so it will be a one-sentence-life-thought challenge.
Let Your Light Shine. In life, we should see dark days as an opportunity to shine brighter.
Sydney Opera House
Took this shot in a ferry on the way back from Manly Beach to Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are more stunning at night! Date night with a glass of wine would be lovelier. So romantic.
Disconnect to Reconnect. Sometimes we just need to have a ‘ME-time’ in order to connect with ourselves and to the world.
Manly Beach, Too cold! I arrived at Night!
Surfers Paradise! Gold Coast
Bondi, Manly and Surfers Paradise. These beaches let me had a taste of Summer on a Winter. Most of the time, I explored Oz alone because my relatives have work. It’s cool, I enjoyed every moment I had getting to know myself better.
Be Kid-at-Heart. Like a child, have more fun, be silly, and be delighted in everything.
Goofing around with my nephew. So cute Jayjay!
25th birthday in Aus! Few hours before my flight back to the PH. Look how lovely my Tatt is! and my cake and visitors! LOL
Happy Birthday Hunter!
When I was in Sydney, I went to Luna Park with my nephew. That definitely made me a Certified Aussie kid! 😉 And in Brisbane, I attended ‘Hunter’s 5th birthday party’. Funny, right? But I really had fun with kids! I felt like we’re all the same age.
Dare Yourself! Be courageous and know that YOU ARE CAPABLE OF SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE!
I FINALLY DID IT!
THE CLIMB OF YOUR LIFE!
THANK YOU LORD!
I said this before. ‘I believe no one is ever ready to do anything. No matter how prepared you are, there will still be a space for anxiety. So why delay or wait for the perfect time? Most of the awesome moments in our lives happen when we let go and let our instinct guide us. I am no good in living life to the fullest; I just do what I want to do and what makes me happy. It’s also exciting to dare yourself to do the ‘impossible’ thing. You don’t need to impress other people; you just need to impress oneself. If you make an impact or inspire others, well that’s a bonus.‘
On my 2nd day in Australia, I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was really an accomplishment for I have a fear of heights! (I don’t even ride a roller coaster! Well, only once in Universal Studios Singapore- a favor I did for a friend.)
I thought climbing the bridge would already make my trip a memorable one. Little did I know that I would have that great amount of COURAGE to go SKYDIVING! I booked it two days before my flight back to the Philippines so I can’t back out. I told myself ‘IT’S NOW or NEVER’ and ‘GO BIG or GO HOME’. And, I did it a day before my 25th birthday (July 30)!!! Best Birthday Gift Ever! It was TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE! And literally, MY HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT!
You’re Always Home. Be at peace and enjoy the journey for in every step we take leads us to where we are supposed to be.
Somewhere in Bexley. Missing a lot including this neighborhood
Getting lost on the way to Sydney Skydivers.
Sunset view while on the way to Manly Beach
Somewhere in Redland bay. Home in Brisbane
I don’t know why but Australia felt like home. I don’t know when will I be back again. Hopefully, soon. But for now, I’m just grateful for everything that happened- the experiences I had, the lessons I learned, and the beautiful souls I met.
Family in Brisbane- Thank Tita Angela, Uncle Joe, Kuya Mark and Tita Josephine!
At Mt. Druitt, Thanks Chua family!
Thanks Alcantara family!
Thanks Catherine and Victoria!
Thanks Boado family! Tita Rose, Tito Pabbie, Ate Chi and Jace!
Family in Sydney, Thanks Pont Family! Ate Day, Kuya Justin and Jayjay!
Thanks Max! Best bridg climb leader, ever! 🙂
Bridge Climb Sydney
It was a great night! Thanks Harvey and Victoria!
BLUE MOUNTAIN at night! Thank Alexine!
Thanks Jayson! Best Skydiving Tandem Partner ever!!! 🙂
Lots of Love,
P.S. I know it’s almost 2am, 27th of January now in Australia. Maybe my greeting doesn’t count. But still 25th of January here in PH. (3 hours time difference) 😉
Last Thursday, I passed an application for TEDxADMU 2017: Viewpoints (Nope, not to be a speaker (HOW I WISH!), but just to watch it live). And since the deadline was yesterday, I want to share some of the questions asked. The last two strike me the most!
What is TED for you?
TED is a community of people inspiring and uplifting one another. It is an outlet for imaginative, inquisitive, motivational, and compassionate people to share their thoughts and be open to other ideas of people from all over the world. They give consideration to great ideas in almost all topics to raise awareness. They give chance for people to be heard and impart what they can, things they are passionate about, and their purpose in life. It is an effective way to spread concepts, reaching from one country, one culture, and one life to the other. Most of the influential people in the world have participated and share their insights and wisdom thru TED Talks. Videos of short talks are posted in the TED site. This accessible and free knowledge is helpful in progression of humanity.
Why do you want to attend TEDxADMU 2017?
I’m a big fan of TED. I was motivated by TED Talks videos that I’ve watched. Gaining knowledge by hearing other people’s insights in person would certainly contribute in my personal growth. Also, being part of the crowd and watching the talks live would definitely make me feel part of this community.
Describe “PERSPECTIVE” in your own words. Perspective is everything. It is how we take things and interpret them. It is how we see other people, ourselves and everything that’s happening around us. It is how we approach problems and seize opportunities. It is how we celebrate failures and appreciate success. It is an attitude towards the world and a perception in life. Having a positive perspective will make things fall into place and support us through in this lifetime.
When was the last time you had an exciting idea that kept you up all night? What idea was that? It was just this month. The thrilling idea of living abroad and leaving behind your pursued profession in exchange for a new adventure with the uncertainty of how to cope with a different life from the life you are currently living. How courageous it is to live out of your comfort zone, test your limits and see yourself grow. To be independent, immerse yourself in other cultures, meet new people, learn new experiences, and let go of pride just in case you don’t get the same job as you now have. These are things I’ve been contemplating for the past few days as I am thinking of pushing through an application for working holiday visa abroad. It is risky and a big decision to make for it will change my life’s course permanently. In every action we make, I think we are all after developing ourselves.
I’m not sure if answered well. But if my application will be successful, I will be VERY HAPPY. 🙂
P.S. When was the last time you had an exciting idea that kept you up all night? What idea was that? 😉