Hello, from Melbourne

I went to Melbourne for two weeks back in January for work. The whole trip was very eye opening and very, very enlightening. It was a trip of a lifetime and may I say, it was a trip where I realized that I am living inside a box and it’s okay to step out of it once in a while.

I’m still trying to process what’s happening in my career. I’m still confused with what I want, what my manager expects from me and where I’m going if I don’t speak up and say what’s on my mind or what’s worrying me. I’m still processing everything. I’ve found out that it takes me a long time to process stuff and I like to try things before saying if I want to do it or not.

Long story short, my career is going great. I’m not sure if it’s exactly what I want but I’m having fun figuring out. Maybe it’s not about figuring things out right now but it’s about enjoying the ride.

Everyday Melbourne

Melbourne Zoo

Shrine of Remembrance

Port Melbourne

Yarra River

Melbourne has such a chill vibe. People there spend their weekends in parks with a book or with friends. During weekdays, you’d see them in sitting (sometimes even laying down) anywhere just as long as the sun hits that spot. Almost, if not, all the people I’ve encountered are so friendly and outgoing you’ll feel welcome. (I’m sure there are still racists there but it’s not as evident compared to other places.) I wouldn’t mind going back and explore it a bit more. Two weeks definitely wasn’t enough to see everything it had to offer.

Not a sponsored post but thank you to my company for sending me out there, lol, bye.
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To keep it short and simple: I'm thirty years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.


  1. Uy ang saya ng trip to Melbourne. Pangarap ko rin makarating sa ibang bansa para sa work tapos sagot lahat ng company ko hahaha! Good luck, Kat, sa career! Fighting!

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    1. Nakakatuwa yung buong experience tapos makikita mo yung mga clients mo! ❤ Sana nga lahat ng offshore maexperience 'to kahit once kasi sobrang exciting niya. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations—on your career and for having the opportunity to explore bits of Melbourne. It’s a good thing you didn’t encounter local Filipinos cause I heard they’re insanely judgmental over their own race, ironically. LOL

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    1. Besides my office mates, I didn’t encounter any other Filipino during my stay! 😛 But while in line at the airport, there was this Pinoy who was telling me that I should just leave the Philippines and migrate to Australia. He was even recommending I use the study and then get a residency “scheme”. I felt judged nung moment na yun, lol.


  3. Congrats on your career!! Melbourne looks so chill. Sana ipadala din ako ng company ko sa ibang bansa haha. But I was able to go on a personal trip to Sydney last last year. Ang ganda ng Australia! Pero laging sinasabi sakin ng relatives ko na mas maganda Melbourne compared to Sydney lol.

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    1. Sabi naman nila sa akin mas maganda ang Sydney! Pero sobrang chill sa Melbourne, ang ganda, free transpo pa with the CBD. Sana macompare ko soon kahit personal trip. 😛 I hope you’re staying safe, Richel! ❤


  4. Gusto ko din niyan! Sana marami kang natutunan work wise. Ganyan ako nung 2019. Ang saya maging adventurous pag nadiscover mong kaya mo naman pala no? Although hindi ko pa rin kaya so tinatry ko pa rin na maging dare devil something hahahaha

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    1. Marami talaga ako natutunan sis. Ang hirap lang minsan isulat lahat parang dapat 10 posts LOL. Super agree sa pagiging adventurous. Ako pa naman ung tao na laging nauuna ung takot 😛

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  5. I know what you mean about taking a while to process things – I think it’s important to give yourself time to think things through. Love your photos! I’ve been living in Melbourne for over a month now, but with the current situation I haven’t been able to explore much. Looking forward to getting out a bit when things return to something resembling ‘normal’!

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    1. I heard Melbourne is also in a “lockdown”. It’s too bad that you aren’t able to go around. I’d love to go back too when things get back to ‘normal’. Stay safe, Helen. 🙂

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  6. So glad you enjoyed it here! I’ve lived in Melbourne my whole life and I’m never tired of it. Sadly right now the city is quite barren due to lockdown. However this just means we will reconcile together more than ever once this is over!

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