If You Leave

few weeks ago, i talked to my husband and told him that i’m contemplating of leaving the IT industry for good. up to this day, working for almost 10 years now, i still haven’t found my passion for this industry and more of like a survival thing every day. you go to work, sitting for 8 hours and finishing your task, waiting for the clock so you can grab your belongings and heading out to the nearest door. it was like that for 10 years. fortunately, i was able to find good employers and also passed certification exams required for my career. but deep into my core, i feel empty and want something more meaningful.

i was thinking of switching to another job, perhaps after i get my citizenship here. guess what? i’m thinking of joining the police force, be a constable and climbing my way to the top so i can be a dog handler inside the airport or chasing robbers in the street. bad ass!

me joining the police force

me joining the police force

what makes me stay in my current job and industry is that it’s financially rewarding and we are planning to build a house soon, so every dollar counts. also, one of the basic requirements in joining the police force is that i should be at least holding a restricted driving license. i’m just on my learners! but we will get there soon. ;)

sick and tired of sitting at work, just makes my hips bigger and me fatter. so i want something challenging, exciting and touching people’s lives (mehganoun) so yeah, keeping my fingers, legs and toes crossed that i will become a constable officer in the near future. taray nu teh!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “If You Leave.”

Beach Stroll

summer is just around the corner. we’ve got a month left for spring and then here comes summer knocking at our door. yey! i miss the tropical philippine beach, where the water is warm and you can stay in the water as long as you like unless you start to feel the sun burning on your skin or some jellyfish bite you.

here in new zealand, the water at the beach is ice-cold because we are near the antarctic waters. when hubby and i dip our feet on the water, we screamed and laughed so hard because it’s freezing cold. haha!

the sun is warm but the air is cold, very typical of christchurch. we spent an hour walking along the tracks while baby is soundly asleep inside the carrier. he likes to sleep…a minute or two after we reach the destination. :)

Orton Bradley Park Spring Fair 2015

this is our first time to attend the spring fair at orton bradley park. we arrived at around 11ish and saw that the parking lot is full and many people walking around. we weren’t expecting the big crowd because normally, every time we go to an event here at christchurch, there aren’t many people and we do not worry of overcrowding. haha!

there’s music entertainment, food stalls, garden stalls, art stalls and play area for the children. it is definitely an event for families especially kids. food is ok. we spent half an hour waiting in the queue to get our souvlaki which turned out just ok. it was a bit hot also because of the crowd and the weather.

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nevertheless, i enjoyed the event because i’m with my two boys. ;)


“what have you been putting off doing? why?”



my top three things to do…which are in my to-do list for as long as i can remember are:

  • choosing photos for our wedding album. we are almost near our 2nd year church wedding anniversary and we haven’t selected the photos yet for our wedding album because the thought of looking at the hundreds of photos makes me us feel very lazy.
  • thorough scrubbing of the toilet particularly the bowl and the floor because i don’t have the courage to interact with the invisible  germs. i just can’t.
  • studying for advance test analyst certification because apart from completing the agile examination few weeks ago, i also don’t like the voice of the speaker in the online course i’m listening to, which to me sounded like a guy selling a product in a home tv shopping channel.


“what bores you?”

looking at my facebook news feed, seeing humble braggers how ‘blessed’ they are, their showbiz like minute to minute…hourly updates of sickening nonsense. most of the time, i really want to quit facebook but then it’s one way of communicating with my family. there was one time i temporarily deactivated my facebook and my father asked me questions and made a big deal out of it. since i’m not into lengthy discussions, i stopped doing it. but yeah, i just miss hearing updates from my long-lost true friends. they are not very active in social media kinda missing them more. i’m very bored to see the same persons with verbal diarrhea and at the back of my mind, “don’t you have a life?”