Life at 35

The twist and turn in my journey to Langkawi ends. As I mark my 35 years of existence, it also to put an end for a closing door.

It is a tough decision I finally have the courage to face.  It is not too late to start another chapter of my life as I talk about my career path.

I am optimistic as an old door closed, there will be a  window for me to peep before a new gate opens.


Photo taken: Langkawi, Malaysia




Magical Bali

Bali is a lush paradise island. Famed for its art, recreation, culture, traditions, and warm greetings of Balinese people.


For my seven months stay in this magical island, full of memories from the people I met. Language as the major barrier for me. This serve as a motivation to learn the dialect and embrace their culture.

I will never forget the people who are good to me. They are like angels  who served as my guardians while living alone in this island.

These are my moments in Magical Island of Bali.


Trip to Korea- 2016 (한국에서 잘 지내세요)

Visiting South Korea is a dream come true. I went there just by myself with my luggage, small camera and tripod. Before going to Korea, I applied for  visa in Jakarta and waited for 5-days to process.

With the help of Ms. Dinda (referred by a mutual friend working in Anantara Uluwatu) who booked for my flight to Jakarta, Jeju & Seoul plus my accommodation in South Korea.

She sent an email of  Seoul booklet and I wrote down possible places to visit nearby my accommodation. I studied Seoul subway too (it is really complicated, too many lines).

She did a great job especially in booking for cheap flights and finding accommodation which fits to my budget. Though, challenges arise before this trip, still we manage to finalize my South Korea holiday trip.

I spent 3-nights in Jeju, flew back to Seoul for 1-day visit and back to Bali on October 19.

How I survived in Jeju Island? Well, I google the interesting places, learned the bus timings and know where the bus stop is.

Fortunately, I have Korean (can speak English) roommate in Gongcheonpo Olle Guesthouse. Her name is Bora. So, whenever I am not sure about the bus number and route, I seek help from her. She is so helpful and friendly.

By the way, from Jeju International Airport to Gongcheonpo Olle Guesthouse takes around 1 1/2 hour trip by bus.  It is far from the airport but near to the interesting places in Jeju.

My room facing the sea, and I can easily watch sunrise and sunset by merely opening my window pane.

October 17, when I arrived in Seoul (city life). I explore the place right after my arrival in the city. I  grab the map, read and follow the route. Whenever I feel that I am lost and couldn’t find the right track, I ask some Koreans waiting on the line too.

I learned from this trip: be brave to ask,  be open to learn, and be aware of your environment.

Here are some of the photos taken during my 4-days trip in South Korea:

JEJU ISLAND – 3 nights

Seoul- 1 night


Those who are living in Indonesia and tend to visit South Korea, I may suggest the service of Ms. Dinda. You can send message to her email address:

You will surely love the place.

Greetings on the Year of the Dragon

“New Year, Another journey and path to walk on ……”

In this article first and foremost, I would like to give thanks and greet all my relatives, cousins, and brother living and working abroad. To all my Blog followers, twitter friends and mates, Facebook groups (SimpleThoughts & Single Pilipina), batch mates, and friends in and out cyber world a bountiful and prosperous New Year to all of us.

In my previous articles in “My Points of View” and “My Memoirs”, I was overwhelmed about the outcome and comments of those viewers and readers who visited by blogs.

To all members of SimpleThoughts, a group I created, thank you for sharing “thoughts and quotes” for the day.

Thank you to all my friends and subscribers in my YouTube channel “Miechellejoy”. Luckily YouTube panelists didn’t block all my created videos (crazy & funny videos, lol!).

It is only a short period of time since I joined Twitter, YouTube, Blogging, and Single Pilipina, yet the camaraderie and sharing of ideas are more important to me. Though we didn’t meet formally in person, this medium serves as a channel for us to communicate.

Year 2011 calendar will soon be disposed and it will change to a new one. It is a year for every one who suffered failures, bitterness, heartaches and pains. Despite of those, we still manage to smile and stand up from our downfall.

Indeed, 2011 for me is not quite good. I am still thankful to the Lord because He guides me to the right path. I have my parents, brothers, trusted and close friends who are there to support me in my ups and downs.

There were circumstances that I was really upset and dejected. Still I never gave up. As this press time, I am still optimistic and waiting for the positive results of all my decisions and plans.

On the other hand, as I am refreshing the unforgettable moment in my life, it is really hard to forget. When someone made a scar and deeply wounded your whole being. I do believe the way to move forward is not going back which was already done in the past.

My only consolation to myself is I learned from my mistakes. People accept me for who and what I am right now. In spite of my impulsive decisions in life and stubbornness, God still remain by my side.

As my final statement, “Life is full of mystery and a roller-coaster in a rugged country road. It is full of excitement, suspense, actions, and romance. In this world we meet true and false people. They might influence us in good and bad terms. But still parents stick with us.”
Once again join me in celebrating and welcoming “2012 countdown”…..HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!