Work has been tediously demanding for the past few months and somehow the line between work and life is gradually diminishing. What's alarming is that almost everyone in the office is having the same feeling and people are starting to update their resumes to find another job elsewhere. So it's not just me having a quarter-life crisis. I just hope the leadership team will do something about it to lessen the instances of employees from committing jump ship to other brands or worse, to other companies.
After two years of working in the corporate world, I'm starting to understand why people are setting up their own business or doing freelance to escape their 8-5 jobs. As much as I envy them for having control of their own time and career, I'm still undecided if that's the kind of life I want.
|Lazy days at Subic, Matnog (May, 2014)|
All I know right now is that I am looking forward for my trip next week and for my Indochina backpacking next year. If only I had an endless bank account, I would just travel and roam around the world.
I'll start with my own country, travel across the 81 provinces in the Philippines- visit all the famous beaches, pray in all the century-old churches, taste all existing Filipino ulam and of course take photos and document all my adventures here (what I've been trying to do but keep on failing, due to laziness).
|Cruising Mekong River (October, 2014)|
After Philippines, backpack across South East Asia for 6 months. So far, I've been to three- Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. But for this adventure, visit 10 countries (excluding Philippines) for six months without going home. All I would bring with me is my 40L-backpack with 8 days-worth of clothes, camera, laptop, guide books, and other travel essentials. From Indonesia, I'll make my way up to Malaysia and so on and so forth. After 5.5 months, I'll end up cruising along Halong Bay with my fellow backpackers.
|Thermal Valley in the summer (July, 2014)|
After South East Asia, visit all East Asian countries. So far, I've been to two- Hong Kong and Taiwan. I would want to stay at least a month in each country. Visit all the touristy places, take photos and document them, learn a bit of Mandarin, Nihongo, and Hangul, try their best cuisines and learn to cook them too. I know this is a little difficult to accomplish because East Asian countries require Filipinos to obtain a tourist visa before entering them, except for Hong Kong and Macau. But since this post is all about the places I want to visit, the assumption would be- there are no travel restrictions for me.Hah!
To be continued..