I am the type of person who doesn’t like to travel – at all, honestly. It’s quite a hassle for me. I like Philippines and prefer to stay here as much as possible. A lot of people wants to be out of the country for mostly the same reasons – they see the bad side of it. Personally, not just Philippines itself.. but to anyone or anything else, once you focus on the bad things it has, everything expands and you will be filled with bad things to tell about that country, person, lover, friend, family, and etc!
Wouldn’t you agree?
Yes, you are right. I went to Singapore these few days.
NOTE: Very personal blog post ahead.
It was all due to my boyfriend who was in Singapore all this time. Few months ago, he was ranting on.. if our relationship will just work whenever he visits the country, etc. That we needed to see each other to have lesser misunderstandings and arguments – more love. We just needed to see each other, he says.
He never tells or asks me for anything at all – that was the first time. I really gave myself quite some time to think about it. There were times our relationship just went in jeopardy for many reasons…
I guess, like my friend told me.. “You have changed. It was last year when you said you will NEVER go to Singapore and yet look at you now, you are going to Singapore. I think, that says a lot on how your feelings grew for that person.”
She was right. I thought about it and I think that is how much I love this man.
Despite the fact of being in an LDR + some other complications… I’ve taken that risked to go to another country alone.
You see, the last time I went abroad was when I was still a kid. That was many years way back and I was with my parents during that time but on this decision that I made, I went alone. My mom even tells my friends how shocking it was for her when I decided to go alone – I never went to any place alone.
To be honest, I am quite proud of myself that I did travel alone. Not just because of my relationship with my boyfriend but also due to personal reasons. I am glad I made this trip. It’s seeing a new world outside of Philippines. It’s seeing a new side of the world, which is really nice and worth it.
Now, there are quite a few things I have realised during this trip.
1. Singapore is very beautiful. It is similar to the Philippines in some ways… but the scenery, the transport, the people, technology and security is incomparable. Walking late at night even made me felt safe, too!
2. You definitely would need some sneakers or flip-flops if you plan to stay in Singapore for quite some time. So much walking just by going to the MRT station – going shopping and mostly, anywhere actually. Even when you are inside the mall – each store are so big to the point reaching the food court area made me felt as if I first had some 30 minutes of treadmill session at the gym before being able to grab a bite! It’s tiring but I also felt if I stayed in Singapore – I’ll probably lose a lot of weight, lol!
That is actually what I like to countries abroad. They don’t always make it easy for the people in terms of transportation. Thus, they do not indulge their people to be lazy.
(You know what I mean? Not too many elevators nor escalators each and every time. They encourage people to be physically active and move their body. It’s good for the health, y’know! Sometimes, I wish the government in the Philippines would implement that, too.)
3. The best gift anyone could really give you is their time. It’s something you can never give back to them. It made me feel happy when my boyfriend gave me his time. He mostly had no sleep since he’s on a night shift. He goes straight to me – still trying to please me in many ways. I often would complain at times, but I treasure everything he has done for me. Especially during my stay in Singapore. For some odd reason, every time he mentions that it was the first time he got tired from doing some malling – made me feel happy in one way or another. Or maybe because even if he is tired and complaining – he still does it for me, anyway, lol. I honestly think.. that was really sweet of him.
4. Sales associates are definitely good in selling their products and services! Nothing would compare them to the people here in Manila. I’d definitely give them a 5 star rating for their customer service!
5. There were so much personal realisations but one of the biggest ones is to know that nothing is ever set in stone. Things will continue to change so you do not need to always care what other people will say. Sometimes, all you got to do.. is to do what makes you happy. Everything has a risk and all you need at the end of the day is a dose of hope and faith. Then, you’re good to go!
My boyfriend was right. I tend to always be sure of things. I always tend to say I am a risk taker and an impulsive woman but there are times… when I always want to be sure of things. I guess thanks to this trip and thanks to my boyfriend.. I’ve opened my eyes to so much possibilities out there. I’m thankful for the experience and everything else.
Anyway, enough of my personal life. Stay tuned to my next entries in the next few days!
I’ll be blogging about some of the things I discovered and brought from Singapore!