Thursday, January 26

Blessing in every way

As you guys know I've been approaching the guy I have a good impression with. It took me quite a leap step of COURAGE to make the first approach. When I started coming Aussie I really like the laid back environment and lifestyle. Nothing much to get involved in and live the simplest lifestyle that I couldn't ask for more. But as time goes by I felt really dull day lately. I've been solely focusing on work and study. 

Not to mention the first trip I've been having the most fun was last year CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016. That's the only road trip and holiday I've been having so much fun. As soon as I got back from the trip I've been working hard with work. Trying to earn as much money I could for my next semester and UK trip. 

So that's why I've been really trying to approach this guy at my restaurant twice a week. I ask him out as in trying to get an excuses for me to make a time pass by quickly so I can took another bus to work at other place. And I've been avoiding telling them I have another job at other places. So looking and approaching him was pretty a bad idea for me to pass by time in the end. At first I do have the intention to date him if we progress well. But the longer I approached him the more I felt its impossible for us. Cause I wasn't looking for love. Sometimes I do but I was looking for fun and adventurous trip and closer friends to hangout with. I ended up giving the wrong intention. 

I will still look for him so we can hangout once in awhile. We hangout and have a short date on Monday by the way. He invite me to their weekly meet up at our boss house for dinner. He even initiate to pick me up It was all good at first. We had tons of conversation and laugh as well. But things turn a bit awkward. When all of his friend came. Had few conversation with all of them.

My boss particularly mention a bit of my family background in front of everyone. Cause one my his friends were trying to know more about me since some of them know my aunt and uncle here. So being said I was categorized as wealthy family. My boss emphasized that all people who came Aussie to study are all from rich family, not forget saying out loud that I have Merc when that was obviously not even mine to begin with, also my uncle's occupation. 

This drove him to the edge! With the conversation we all had on Monday it made him took a step back in approaching me even more! I was taken aback a bit with this problem. I mean even if we both have intention we can make it as friends first. Doesn't have to be in relationship however if we really love each other we can make things great and work hard together. I do work my ass off for the things I want in life too. It also does made me realized I'm so blessed in every way I have right now.

Everyone told me to find a rich and good guy. No matter how rich or good if we don't love each other and work hard together nothing will work. We haven't even made approach being best friend yet he already taken step back to stop approaching me. I'm a bit taken back. Its only been 3 weeks since I've taken the step to approach him. It was kinda really funny for me to start with. I'm a bit speechless. 

For all the things that happened in a short period of time really does change a person's perspective as time goes by. The more we understand and acknowledge their background we couldn't care less anymore. Everything was imprinted on their mindset all the way. How to change it? It depends on the person itself. If he is willing to do anything to move on and work hard it doesn't matter how long it takes to achieve it.

Moreover the more people I've approached and know, the more I know how different their life's compared to mine. I was blessed abundantly. From a loving, healthy and average family is the biggest blessing of all. We too go through lots of ups and down too but somewhere there's people we never knew are not as fortunate as us. 

Back home I was the most average girl among my circle of friends. I do love shopping and dress up pretty for myself. But not as extreme like my friends who put more effort into luxury brands. I'm blessed that my family can afford to pay my diploma back then while I was avoiding PLKN. Blessed to found work that gives the best offer in 3.5 years of working. Blessed to travel tons of place when I was saving up throughout my work life. Blessed that to have so many supportive family, family in Christ, friends and also all the people that goes through my life. Blessed with no financial difficulties. Blessed to be able to study and work at the same time now! I am so blessed with everything I have right now! Blessing that I couldn't ask for more but still have it save up for me. 

I really can't believe that all the blessing that I have right now. It was such a mysterious thing in life. God always be there for me and guide me with purpose. It feels like something incredible is gonna happen anytime as well. Count blessing not hatred! So even tho people around me are judging. I will still be me. Let them think about me using their own perspective but I will still be Yvonne. My own confident self that I'm trying to be. 

Count blessing, Be Confident, Be Yourself, Pray Continuously.

Till then,
Cheers and God Bless.

Saturday, January 14


Hello guys! Its the 7th month in Geraldton. Its been freaking 7th month right now. Still haven't have a decent friend to hang out with. Like seriously where is all the fun??? I'm having my school holiday right now. So I'm doing my best to work as much as possible. All the work are tiring as hell. Working non stop for straight 4 to 5 hours every night at the restaurant. Hard works do paid off. Seeing my result in my bank account are so satisfying. I still have 17 more days till my new term start! I'm so excited with school yet feeling all lazy at the same time. 

Ever since I've started Indian restaurant I get lesser hours at the Chinese restaurant since Indian has good pay than Chinese. While I get the chance to work more I will do it. But its so hard to keep quite about it since I'm gonna get busted for not telling them about my second job. The manager at Indian restaurant are on holiday for 2 weeks. That's why I got the chance to work almost 6 days at night. The night that I'm available will be on Chinese restaurant. 

Now that I get lesser time in Chinese I'm a bit sad not being able to see my colleague and boss. So on the Thursday 12/01 I was condemned and reluctant to ask him out. Actually I was planning to ask for his number. I ended up not getting any of it when I was working that day. Again I blame timing. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ But it all start with courage. Do I have the courage to ask him out or not? Yeap I have no guts. HAHAHA

Then at Thursday night I was deemed and think a lot of scenarios in my head to ask him out. Like practically practicing the fuck outta myself to ask him out. HAHAHA I also pray to God and ask Him for the opportunity. Lord have been listening to my prayer and I took the step to ask him out yesterday afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was the best opportunities ever I've ever had. Like it just open the doors for me to step in with courage. 

We hang out in the afternoon. Like seriously hang out. We went to shop for grocery and helped him pick some pants. LOL Like seriously??? We were like dating. OMG. My boss and colleague were teasing us and smirking all the way until I went home. And I courageously asked his phone number OMG. Where do I get all the guts from??? I gave him my phone and he key in his number for me.  I haven't call or message him to let him know my number yet. Playing hard to get. Nah I just don't know what to message him.

All these overwhelming emotion runs through my head as soon as I calmed down. It reminds me all the things we did the whole afternoon. I can't stop smiling. And now everyone thinks I'm dating him. Yeah right. Hold on a second not that fast! Just let me have fun first. I'm not into relationship yet. Lets go with the flow and become close friend, learn more about each other first. Now is all good but we may need to get used to our different opinion and personality first before another step further. I may be interested with him but it doesn't mean he is. See how it goes. At least I'm getting open minded and more social than before. Hopefully. 

Till then,
Cheers and God Bless.

Sunday, January 1


Before I was writing this post I was looking back at my 2015 new year resolution to 2016! I really can't believe how time passed by in a blink of an eye. Where does all the time goes by??? Recall and recap what had happened last year 2015 and this year 2016 was just like a dream to me. I was really struggling last year and the new year of 2016. Thinking back about it, made me realized that was all part of me growing to be a stronger person.

I was struggling for the first 3 months (Jan-March 2016), I am not moving forward at that time that's when decided to let go my work and chose different path. I was reluctant to leave my family and go to study abroad. But this was the decision I've been wanting to do. My family wholeheartedly support my decision and financially. As time goes, it heals me slowly and I'm progressing pretty much better.

April 2016 was the best family trip I EVER had! It was because its my first Hanami 🌸🌸(cherry blossom) season in Japan! All of us had a blast time! Tiring but amazing family bonding time. I got to see amazing scenery πŸ—», cherry blossom, eat all the KOBE BEEF, white strawberry πŸ“πŸ“, Ramen and lots of amazing food! Read here >>> JAPAN 2016 POST

May 2016 was pretty hectic for me in church! There's lots of activity in conjunction of Harvest Festival and our teen annual camping trip BUNDU TUHAN TEEN CAMP 2016. Not to mention I was preparing for my studies as I've passed my IELTS and live my life out of it. Preparing and packing up all the stuff I need to bring over to Aussie! HAHAHA I practically pack all my stuff away.

June 2016 was pretty much less than 3 weeks till I flew to Aussie. 1 week after the teen camp we had a small gathering for praise and worship >>> Teen gathering night It was like to recap what happened in the camping trip and also to review some of the comments from all the teen who attended the camp. It was such a blessed night for us. Did a small farewell party with church member as well! Farewell dinner 2016 cause they bring me up to be a better person. Loves me and encourage me and are part of family in Christ. πŸ’—πŸ’— Also had our family trip to Kundasang with my family, its my last trip before I can see them next year. >> KUNDASANG TRIP 2016

July 2016 ADAPTING INTO NEW ENVIRONMENT The first week upon arrival in Aussie, was to look for a job. Like literally looking for job so I can pay for tuition fee. It was a bit struggle for me at first because I'm not used to waitress job, so I'm having a bit hard time but all goes well in the end. Also trying to adapt to the winter here in Aussie for the next 3 months time. 1st MONTH IN GERALDTON 

Aug 2016 was the start of my practical workplace assessment. I got to meet lots of adorable but cheeky babies at the childcare center. Celebrated my first Birthday in Aussie 24th BIRTHDAY 2016 and also CONFESSION to the person I loved for 4 years. It was the right decision to confess to him and let myself to move on. It took me quite faster to get over it because I'm abroad now. Now that I'm moving on I have much more different perspective and choices in front of me. I kid you not, it was practically lining in front of me HAHAHA πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Sep 2016 SPRING 2016 came early than we expected. It feels like winter a minutes ago and it turn spring the next few days. It was my first time went to a Shooting competition in Geraldton THE SHOOT 2016 The shooting competition lasted for a week along with crayfish competition as well. But we only went there for 2 days before the competition end. It was an awesome sight and experience. Also a happy wedding season my best friend tied her knot on 08/09 I couldn't be there to witness but I can feel the joyous and happiness around πŸ’—πŸ’—

Oct 2016 was pretty good month for me. I landed a casual work at the childcare center. SPRING FEELS LIKE SUMMER Had lots of food and visited the BEACH DAY by the foreshore. Did some clam digging as well that day. It was so much fun! Not to mention HALLOWEEN 2016! It was my first time seeing children knock the doors for trick and treat! All of them were adorable dressing up.

Nov 2016 marks the SUMMER! It was 25 degree today and the next day turn 40 degree. Heat wave in Aussie are no joke. UNCERTAINTY a lot of things happened in between the months start from August to Nov. Household problem. I was frustrated with my final assessment as well. It kinda holds me back for awhile. Work, family, study, money and love all came through like one of a roller coaster ride. Made a lot of decision at this time of the month as well. 

Dec 2016 was pretty much my favorite month. THE LAZY MONTH 2016 Ended my semester on the first week of December! Had a class farewell lunch party. I'm a qualified Assistant Educator. Landed another waitress job which gave me more πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° to work hard. It was pretty hectic month in both restaurant I'm working as well. CHRISTMAS IN PERTH 2016 Decided to go downtown Perth on Christmas week and meet up with Rachel (diploma mates) Had awesome food, sight seeing, all the laughing and reminiscing the good old days during college.

Today also mark my blogging for 8 years time since 2009! Those who are new to me this is actually my second blog! My first blog was pretty much depressing era of my life. But also part of my crappy and crazy life. Seeing how my life changing and progressing kinda freaks me out. Becoming better and wiser every year. More adventurous experience in 2017 is coming soon. Stay tuned everyone.

1. Healthy πŸ’ͺ
2. Happiness 😁
3. Love πŸ’—
4. Travel πŸ›«
5. Adventure 🏰

Cheers and God Bless.