As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and I was given the chance to move abroad again, I wouldn’t hesitate to go. Continue reading “A Personal Defining Moments”
You lock yourself in a room and get everything done over a weekend so, you can have more time to have fun 🙂 Continue reading “What Happens When Final Exams Hit?”
I’m so glad this month is over. As you know I moved in to a new apartment at the beginning of this month and it turned out to be a complete nightmare. Even if I tried to make things better, unfortunately, this experience didn’t. Imagine managing between working full-time, accommodating visitors who have planned to see you for months and at the same time looking for a new place to live (on top of lacking in sleep) then, moving out, well, as you can see everything got rather complicated. Continue reading “Falling October”
For the local foreigners. See if you relate to some of these. Continue reading “You Know You’re in Milan When….”
I’m moving again. Yes, believe it. Saying I have the worst of luck with accommodation in Milan is an understatement. In contrary, there are upsides to the apartment I’m currently staying in. For one it is better than the previous one in terms of the building condition, it has a balcony with a view, it’s in a fairly good location and it contains everything I need (stove, bathroom, room & utilities included with the rent).
The issue at hand is the fact that my new roommate is an early riser and I mean he wakes up at 3am to go to work. Why he mentioned this the day before I moved in is beyond me. I assumed I could get through it because I thought, hey, I only have a few months left here. I could save money and it’s still within walking distance to my work. I was dead wrong! Continue reading “Milan Apartments – Part 3”
As I wind down to the last few months I have left in Europe, I realised how much I’ve seen over the year I’ve been living here in Milan. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to share it on this blog because reflecting back to these memories have made me realise how much I’ve seen, done and I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Time sure moves fast! Continue reading “My Favorite Spots in Milan”
Last weekend my parents came to visit me and I was stressed. Generally, I know what my visitors like or don’t like. My parents, on the other hand, require a certain type of attention. One of those things is finding the right place to eat as both have very particular tastes in food and environment. Before their arrival, I spent some time looking on the internet for ideas but, I didn’t find anything up to par with their taste. Anyway, I took a chance and I made suggestions base on instincts. Luckily, for the most part it worked. Continue reading “Restaurants worth to try in Milan for Guests.”
What a week it’s been. You’ve probably heard that Milan Fashion Week just ended and my gosh, how crazy it was to see it happening locally. Milan on a normal day is generally quiet. It’s not rowdy like it is in L.A. or remotely close to craziness like Ibiza. But, this week Milan surprised me because the city literally lit up. Continue reading “Milan Fashion Week”
Did you know that every Tuesdays after 2pm certain museums are free in Milan? What da ya know! Of course, there’s nothing I’d rather do than to spend my day getting to know my own city. Let’s take a closer look at Castello Sforzesco. Continue reading “Castello Sforzesco”
As I am uploading photos and videos of my recent trips, I can’t help but smile. I am truly happy where I am. No matter how crazy things can get, I think being here put me in a state of where I feel the most comfortable in. Believe me, there are days where I wanted to give up and let things go that maybe it would change the situation. I’m happy I didn’t do that. It would’ve led me with full of regrets.
Imagine going through life without all of the memories I’ve built from that time to now? It wouldn’t have existed if I left. Crazy! This led me to reflect and think why is it that when we are in that negative state of mine, do we let ourselves be a victim? As if, happiness is unattainable?
I remembered before moving to Europe, I was laid off from my job. I was devastated! I never imagined in my life it would happen to me. After that event I went on a depression mode, my life was in a whirlwind and I didn’t know what to do with myself after that experience. The worst part of that situation for me was the fact that I let negativity consume me to a point of loosing myself and loosing control of my world. Was it all worth it? And for what? Today, I simply can say no. It was not worth sabotaging myself. It was a point in my life that I overcame and that I wouldn’t want to repeat again.
I guess what I’m trying to get at is that life will always take you in different twists and turns. To me, it’s a matter of how one handles the situation and remembering oneself what you value most in life. That is what keeps me going. What about you? What keeps you going?
I’m officially on summer vacation! Finals are finally over. People here in Milan are closing down and heading towards the beach. As for me, well, I’ve been waiting for this moment. My friend from California will arrive soon and then we’re off traveling around Europe. I can’t wait! Continue reading “When the Sun Goes Down”