A month after my graduation, i pursued what i was not expected to pursue. A job at a civil and construction company (or something) after getting a master degree from one of the top and prestigious universities in Japan, a steady income and life, in my head, that was what supposed to be eventually laid out in a golden platter for me.
From Di Wang`s observation deck, Shenzhen, China. (July 2007)
Lourve Museum, Paris, France. (August 2007)
And i know this sounds like a lot of chicken soup but life indeed has a big big room for urges, for itches that have to be scratched, for joy and yes for mistakes along the way. "Do whatever now; go wherever now" was the hottest quote in my head. Windows of opportunity dont open that often. Once you had started working, you would never have the chance to explore a country leisurely. Or even if you had money at that time, i bet you would not have time or mood to travel, leaving your works behind.
Florence, Italy. (September 2007)
Thus, without having anything engaged, i decided to jet off on my own to far far away... Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Macao, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Europe (Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Spain), UK, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia, from May 2007 till March 2008.
Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand. (October 2007)
Travelling alone is a loser? Shut up. To be mean, i would reply "Do you have money to travel?". Well, being able to study and as a foreign student in Japan, i was able to meet a number of friends from all over the world besides some of my closed internet buddies. Basically, i was going to meet them in their countries and stayed with their families then they showed me around.
Hundred Islands, Alaminos City, The Philippines. (November 2007)
Of course, sometimes i had no choice but travelled all on my lonesome when i proceeded to the other cities or countries from my friends` places. Nonetheless, i met a bundle of nice backpackers while staying at those hostels. Networking is expanding, as usual.
Skydiving, Taupo, New Zealand. (December 2007)
Although i am still a fresh degree holder now, competing with those young fresh graduate, i have faith that i will beat them easily in both physically and mentally. I have the experiences others dont have. Moreover, i speak five languages (Cantonese, English, Japanese, Malaysian, Mandarin), could easily get a job in Singapore (Yo, i am currently hunting job there).
Sydney`s skyline with the Opera House, Australia. (January 2008)
Lately i have been travelling to Singapore for interviews. Sorry for not being able to update more often. Well, anyway since i am done with the graduation trip and Japan tour guide part, will seriously start posting my World Tour travelogues now onwards. Wish they would not be stale to you guys. Stay connected.
Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia. (February 2008)
Those travelogues would definitely be one of my precious mementoes to read through when i get old and hopefully also be able to give you a clear picture before you head off to any place i had been.
Saysong River, Vang Vieng, Laos. (March 2008)