Friday, May 22, 2015

Bring sunshine

Flexibility is the key to avoid stress these days. The closer I am to my departure, the more stress I feel, especially when faced with issues at work. I try not to let these matters affect me anyway. I should just be thrilled right now while I wait for my ticket, and I hope the weather in Sydney won't dampen my excitement. It will be my first winter and I doubt I will be able to adjust right away, especially that it’s still dry hot season with El Nino here in the Philippines. But then again, as what I keep saying, wherever I go, I should bring my own sunshine.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dialogue on air

The past two days have been interesting and exhausting at the same time. There were a lot of work related tasks to accomplish and one of them is to attend a group discussion, which was held at a radio station in the city. The dialogue on air is a weekly segment by one of the broadcasters. I believe it's my first time to be inside a studio of a radio station, and it is just weird how DJs are able to deliver a joyful and even a party mood, when it’s so lonely inside the studio. While waiting, I kind of imagine it would be fun to be in front of what looks like a baggs condenser microphone every time we broadcast our forecast, and have our own little studio perhaps. I wonder how my voice would sound like; this could be a possible project in the future.
At first I was really nervous, being the only first timer among the attendees of the gathering. But eventually, I felt relaxed in answering the questions as i slowly realized that I have all the data in my hands and I can just browse through them anytime I want and I would still sound confident. Because I panicked on my way to the station, I almost forgot there’s no camera in front of me and I was in a radio program.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Preparation

Anxiety fills my days recently despite the news that I am accepted at the University of Sydney. I want to be always positive but I just can't fully be sure that I'm leaving in June since we don't have the Visa and tickets yet.

So, we are supposed to leave on the 2nd week of June and I'm hoping by next week, everything will be finalized so I can be ready. My major preparation includes leaving my boarding house, making arrangements with my phone lines, making appointment with my dentist, shopping for some travel essentials, taking care of work documents and turning over some tasks to my colleagues.

I have barely a month to do all these and I just can't start any of it coz my mind is pre-occupied with the what-if-my-visa-won't-be-approved kind of thought. However, the good thing is that I don't need to worry about my arrival in Sydney; my family is there so no need to worry about accommodation, one major task off from my list.