Reinvention in progress

It never fails to amaze me how fast time flies. I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I left my job and that we’re almost into the second half of 2017. Sheesh, where did all the time go? I actually feel guilty that I haven’t been making full use of my newfound free time but I’ve come to realise that that’s just how I am. I’m not exactly the most disciplined and motivated person around but I’m working on a to-do list for myself. I’d wanted to pick up jogging again but the klutz in me managed to sprain an ankle a few weeks ago and that pretty much ruined my plan. I guess there’s nothing much I can do but to wait for my ankle to recover.

I’m also happy to have more time to read so that’s something that I’ll continue to do. I’ve been to the library almost once every week in the past month and I’m loving it! I’m geeky like this and speaking of reading, I’ve also been busy planning my solo trip to Bangkok! I finally nailed down the date and I’ll be traveling there for five days next week.

Bangkok travel guides by Chinese/Hong Kong authors. I find them more relevant for my trip than the Lonely Planet types.

One thing that I’ve learned from planning this trip is – decide on the travel dates fast and grab the air tickets at their promo fares when you see them! As I’m going on this trip alone, I had the freedom and flexibility of choosing the travel dates. My original plan was to go during the first week of June but I missed out on a Jetstar promotion as I was afraid there might be a cheaper alternative. Yup, I know I was being kiasu there. Anyway, that turned out to be a wrong decision because the promo fares were all sold out when I returned to get them a few minutes later. It was that hot-selling. Eventually I got tired of waiting out for cheap airline deals and decided to just go with Jetstar. So yes, if you’re planning to travel and you come across a good deal from any of the budget airlines, just grab them and go. 

As for my upcoming trip, I’m super excited about it as I haven’t been there since 2013 (that’s considered eons for a Singaporean). However, I can’t help but feel a little apprehensive at the same time. This is afterall going to be my first ever solo trip and I really don’t know what to expect. Will I be able to survive being on my own for five long days in a foreign country? Will I enjoy the trip? Can I cope without a travel companion? I’d like to think I can handle it perfectly but I still get a wee bit overwhelmed when I consider the fact that I’ll be completely ON MY OWN with nobody to help me if things screw up. Oh well, I guess I should stop being dramatic and just go with the flow. Time to prepare my long shopping list and I’ll be back to share my trip report hopefully soon!