Monday. 2.20.17 12:17 am
So... After about 5 months of working on farms, I am finally back to civilization and I have came up with a brilliant idea (actually this one has been swimming in my head for a while since I have been here but I haven't had the time to do anything about it.. till now) of writing a guide to those who are interested to do what I'm doing.
This idea mainly came to be because when it was my turn, there wasn't much information out there for me to harvest and I somehow have ended up in places where I hardly come across many of my fellow countrymen (3 to be specific). Also, we most probably know someone who knows someone who did it but quite rarely, someone you actually know. I've also had two friends who have asked me this information so I thought I might as well help more people as going on a working holiday is starting to catch up in my country.
I garnered most of my information from a friend of a friend and this friend of mine was the only who came through and put me in a whatsapp group with his friend who actually did (thanks Mark!) a couple years back. It helped a lot in my preparation to run away from life as I knew it, my first solo trip abroad for a long, long time.
I will edit this from time to time for all the posts so this can be a comprehensive guide of sorts... Also because I have no idea how long it will take me to do this.
So.. here is to the birth of a brainchild.. and because I have too much bloody time now that I'm only working 40 hour weeks.
Links to WHV related posts
-- To be updated --
I am also opening up my comment section so I can help more people out there.. whenever I can. Hopefully it won't be overtaken by bots first...
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Greetings from New Zealand
Sunday. 11.13.16 2:43 am
Hello people! I have been meaning to do this for a while but I kept on getting distracted and now that I actually have time to do this, my internet kinda suck so yea....
Anyway, I am currently in New Zealand for a working holiday, running away from life as I know it. I'd really like to know how everyone else is doing and what you guys are up to!
Other than that, I hope to be able to upload some pictures here for you guys when the internet is more stable!
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Saturday. 2.27.16 5:30 am
In increasing regularity, I keep on recalling walking down certain streets in Japan. My most frequent one was when my best friend and I were lost in the Kiyomizu dera area in Kyoto, looking for the shop we were supposed to rent kimonos from - we were always turning that corner in front of a school of some sort. Other times, I would be either walking along the Odaiba Bay, heading back to Nikko or going grocery shopping in the supermarket near Tokyo Teleport station with him.
I don't know which I miss most - being in Japan itself or how I feel whenever I'm in Japan because I've only been there with the ones I love(d). I've never been so okay with being lost (somehow I fail to recognise the roads we'd use day in and day out).
It's so tempting to just buy a ticket and just leave this all behind. Just to remind myself that I am actually utterly okay with not being in control because getting lost together is fun. Because I was lost with you - that was what that made it fun.
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Monday. 2.1.16 9:11 am
Most of my life thus far, I have been told that if I don't behave a certain way, people (mainly guys), will not like me and I've always been okay with that. Lately, I realise that there are guys... contrary to what people say, there are! But... let's just say right now it is a situation where you would go "it's not you, it's me" and I really mean it.
I actually told someone that I'm single but not available last week (I am amazed at myself for this, I usually just rather not acknowledge the fact).
On certain days, I feel sad because I would go "me in 2014 would absolutely give you a chance" but me right now would not risk having another person make me change my plans.
There is nothing wrong with that, right?
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Sunday. 1.24.16 7:51 am
I was gonna write a long ass piece about how goods made in Malaysia is usually much more expensive yet with average to bad quality but that was a few days ago...
All I'm going to say is...
I was doing a routine check of how much frequent flier points I'd get if I were to convert them from my collection credit card points. Did some calculations and realised that I could get 4k more frequent flier points if I were to convert to Singapore Airlines' frequent flier program. Not only that, it would cost me less credit card points too!! The Malaysian national air carrier (amongst other things made in Malaysia) is making it so difficult for people who genuinely want to support them. *roll eyes*
I don't sit on a gold mine!
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Tuesday. 12.15.15 9:00 am
I've disappeared, I know and I hope everyone is well while I'm away.
Today was one of the days where I feel like this job isn't worth all that I've lost this year, all that I nearly lost and all that I might be lose.
The year started well... then it went downhill... Still 3 times to Japan this year is an accomplishment, not having killed anyone is an accomplishment, somehow I believe that I have leveled up when it comes to being patient is an accomplishment and... being okay with having the whole of next year being rather fluid is an accomplishment.
Till next time, take care of yourselves!
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