Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Where Do You Want to Be?


"We only live once" The cliche quote we all have heard. It is true that we only live once, but it depends on what are we gonna do with it. Sometimes, we use this quote when we want to do some crazy shit activities such as getting a tattoo, go backpacking or go sky diving. Yes, I have been there, but now I just want to be more wise in making a choice about where I want to be after graduating from the MA course. We only live once, and that's the reason why I want to live and pursue my dream so I am not gonna regret in the future. 

Some of us may know that I move quite often, from Bangkok to London and now in Manchester. Is it fun? Yes, I am having so much fun experiencing different cultures and people including the great days and those f*** up memories. All my experiences are worth to remember, and I would be more than happy to tell my grand children about what I've done when I was in the 20s. "I live my life" <-- That's def what I am gonna say to them.

Lately, I have been thinking about moving (again) Blogging industry here in the UK is fun and I am so happy to be here, however, it also makes me feel bored. It is very competitive in the industry, and The Equinox Fashion has been in the game for so long. At first, I felt really excited to be here, but now I guess the time has changed, as well as, developed me to be more mature in critical thinking. I have started to feel unexcited, especially when people are trying too hard to be in this industry which I don't have such energy anymore. 

Some people are trying to get the products from brands, while fashion retailers are also trying to reach out the bloggers without paying for their hard-working. Some bloggers take advantage of the products by not giving a shit about what they have to do after receiving the gifts (I run the brand and there are many times some bloggers let me down). I feel like why???? Some bloggers are good, but some also acting unprofessional. 'Numbers of followers do not prove the level of professional at all.' It's not that exciting anymore when everyone is trying to get into the spotlight without appreciating what they have achieved.

I am not in this country for studying only, I am here to complete my goal. However, I feel as if I want to move to somewhere where the real challenge is. I aim for 'Japan' Some people ask why would I wanna go there when I have a Master Degree in my hands? Why would I want to apply for being an English teacher? Because, I want to make my dream not to be just a dream anymore. I used to be a teacher, and teaching is fun for me to be honest. Meanwhile, I can experience the fashion industry at the same time. Some of you might not know that I can also speak Japanese, but yes I had studied for several years. My skills are not that great, but at least I can speak basic conversation, and communicate with people. I don't know, I feel excited every time I think about it. 

Either I get a job in London, or I am moving to Japan. We will see :)







35 comments :

  1. I love your look 'all black' and your hair and all pics ♥

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  2. What an inspiring & interesting post, dear! I love travelling to places & certainly missed my days in the airlines. Thanks for sharing, sweetie! xoxo

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  3. In do not focus what others do as much I focus how far I could go and why. You should do what your heart desire and if it is teaching in Japan than be it you might love or might not but at least you try.

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  4. I always love your writing! I completely agree that blogging has become unnecessarily competitive and some people are in it for the wrong reasons. Wishing you the best of luck for your future, whatever you decide! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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  5. so cool!
    you are so nice to read!
    xoxo
    Patinka
    www.patinkasworld.blogspot.com

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  6. so cool!
    you are so nice to read!
    xoxo
    Patinka
    www.patinkasworld.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely post. Follow your heart! Gambatte kudasai :)

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  8. It's great to hear you have a variety of options available - Japan would be an amazing experience!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  9. love your hair, great photos and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
    My Lyfe ; My Story
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  10. qUE GUAPAAAAAAAAAAA, me encanta tu pelo!!! un besazoooooooooooo

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  11. Gail, good luck whether you decide to move to London or Japan. I agree with Jackie, focus on yourself rather than others even if some can be annoying!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  12. Pretty <3

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  13. I love this and know how you feel! Living in Jakarta was quit an experience but it helped me realized where I actually wanted to be.
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  14. 真っ黒なスタイリングがかっこいいです♡
    あなたの写真はいつもすてきです ;)

    akiko

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  15. I have family in Japan and I have moments where I want to just pack a bag and move there for a while! Go with your gut! I know you have some great instincts :)

    - Mariah-Ruthel
    http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca/

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  16. This post rocks! Why so serious really? Go with where you'll be most happy with. :D

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  17. Lovely look! Good luck with what you decide to do, but I'm sure either option will open up many opportunities for you :) xx

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  18. Oh, dear Gail, this sounds very exciting! I wish you by all my heart that you finally will do what you really want and why not go to Japan? I'm very impressed that you even able to speak Japanese. And I think this blogger industry is really a special thing and I can imagine you got eye opening insights in this context. But whatever you will do - if you will work further as a teacher or parallel as a blogger or only one of these jobs or a totally other - you will be successful as you do your things with your heart and soul.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  19. I really admire how open you are to where you may end up living - at least, for now! I hope you'll enjoy wherever you find yourself and I've no doubt you'll make the most of any opportunities that cross your path! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  20. Great background for photos :D Moving to japan would be awesome if that's what you decide you do. I haven't been there yet but am going to china in a few weeks and might possibly move there in the future. Whatever you do I wish you much success :)
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  21. Ahh it's always been a dream of mine to move to Japan! I wish you all the best with your decisions sweetie <3 You look shamaziiing with your all black outfit, and you're rocking the ombre hair I love it <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  22. Ahh it's always been a dream of mine to move to Japan! I wish you all the best with your decisions sweetie <3 You look shamaziiing with your all black outfit, and you're rocking the ombre hair I love it <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  23. I love these photos!! the mickey mouse on the wall is so cute!
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  24. I'm sure this cross road will turn into one (right) direction soon. Just focus on now and here and you'll see where the road will take you. Btw, love this look and your hairstyle has to be complimented too :) xx Maja
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  25. Beautiful post,dear!!! Amazing blog! Welcome http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2015/07/love-time.html

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  26. Good luck with whatever you decide to do! Japan would be amazing! :) xxx

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  27. I'm sure you'll do well wherever you end up, in London or in Japan!
    This all white outfit is fabulous and I do love your ombre.
    That grafitti is bloody brillant<3

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  28. Cool look. I appreciate your honesty. I know you will have such luck pursuing your dream; wherever it may be.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  29. Teaching is a noble profession and a way if giving back to the society. It pays. The Japan fashion scene is a good nut to try and crack. All the best with your goals dear.

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