I am surprised at how long I’ve left araramse without any updates. 13 months! That’s a new record, not that I’m proud of it.
About ten thousand things have happened in the last 13 months and to give a highlight, here’s what has been happening:
I’ve graduated from Disney International Program: Asian Cultural Representative as per April 2016 and hence, not a Cast Member anymore. That alone, would take a very long, emotional, filled-with-pictures-kind-of-posts to describe the bittersweet feelings and emotional roller coaster following the last days of my program.
Even now, six months after.
I’ve discovered the joy of calling Disney World my home. Yours truly has been given a rare opportunity, a privilege to not only access the four parks, two water parks and miniature golf courses, not to mention a bunch of state-of-the-art resorts, but also been blessed with the time to actually explore everything.
I’ve traveled some more, pretty convinced California is my favourite state and that San Francisco has a special place in my heart.
I’ve made friends from all over the world, and I miss them with all my heart.
I applied to a scholarship for a master degree, but have not succeeded yet.
I don’t know if I’m actually ready to be a graduate student just yet.
I am employed (yay), doing what I really like: teaching. Once more, I am given the privilege to teach young students and learn from them every single day.
I turned 26. My best friends decided to melt my poor old heart by being there, unexpectedly, showering me with love and ice creams. I am the happiest 26 years old in the world.
I visited Disneyland in Hong Kong with that one person who walks in a starlight in a different world, who happened to understand the importance of meeting my ex-boss (Mickey Mouse), which in this case is more important than riding Big Grizzly Mountain (but we got to ride it twice anyway, so all is good).
That one person who walks in a starlight in a different world is home for the weekend. Few things can beat the euphoria caused by that.
I’ve grown. In the past 13 months, I’ve grown. A lot.
Araramse supposed to witness it all. I admit it’s getting harder to update the blog regularly, but I also come to realisation that more than before, I need to write things out. Bear with me, for araramse is not forgotten.