Life update: It’s only the beginning

It wasn’t that long ago when my bestfriend pointed out that I’ve gone through a lot of life chapters lately. If I thought moving to Singapore 9 months ago (!) was the wild card that woud provide me with enough quarter life/twenty-something changes/anxiety to last me for at least a year, boy did I not expect what would unfold in the last couple of months.

I always knew that life after college was just the beginning, but I didn’t expect so many ‘beginnings’ to happen all at once. Most of the Filipino colleagues I’ve asked agree with me when I say that the world was much smaller back in Manila, and even more in college. Living abroad has opened a pandora’s box of possiblities — both good and bad experiences — but I would never have it any other way.  

I remember being a mess when I first moved here in July 2012. I was so confused back then (and there’s no use repeating it again) but now I thank the stuff that went down for making me wiser and tougher.

I’m definitely still unsure about a lot of  things but I’m going to stop worrying and just enjoy the present. Really,  I’m starting to believe that confusion is a timeless/ageless feeling and accepting that fact early on will make us much happier! So, suck up all the quarterlife crap and just live. I think it’s better to enjoy the fruits of decision than wallowing in one’s indecision. If it’s the wrong choice, ride it out, then make a better one next time.

It’s only the beginning:

1) – Tales from a Foreign Filipina. Watch this space for upcoming stories and advice for anyone who has ever lived/traveled abroad or has simply thought about it as well as features on global filipinos making waves abroad


2) Welcome to the expat/corporate life!

New job @ Unilever.

3) My first business trip to Shanghai last March, 2013!


4) Published my first byline in a foreign magazine (Run Magazine) for #FreeLanceFebrurary


5) Conducted client/agency’s first ever Google Hangout with my short-lived but fun stint at Dentsu.



5 thoughts on “Life update: It’s only the beginning

  1. Hey! I just found your blog :) I’m also a twenty-something expat, and I really enjoyed reading and relating to your post. Congrats on all of your successes! I’m sure you’ll have many more to come. Looking forward to reading more from you :)

      • I’m originally from California, and I moved to the Netherlands last year. It’s fun to read stuff from other people who are experiencing what it’s like to be in a new country though, you know? :)

  2. “Most of the Filipino colleagues I’ve asked agree with me when I say that the world was much smaller back in Manila, and even more in college. Living abroad has opened a pandora’s box of possiblities — both good and bad experiences — but I would never have it any other way. ”

    Amen to this! ;)

  3. I’m Filipino but I grew up abroad, reading your adventures is adventure for me as well. Knowing that there are still people who have this deep thirst of life out there and around us is just well…fun.

    Be fun. Have fun. :)

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