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  • Universal Studios, Singapore

MY NAME IS LAICA! CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN DUBAI.

SINCE I WAS LITTLE, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY THE BEAUTY OF OUR WORLD. I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE, ABOUT WHAT IT’S LIKE LIVING SOMEWHERE ELSE, OR JUST TO EXPERIENCE OTHER CULTURES EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND HAVE FRIENDS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

HAVING A CLOSE RELATIVE WHO TRAVELS THE WORLD WITH HER JOB, I GREW UP WANTING TO HAVE THE SAME CAREER AS SHE DOES. SHE WORKS IN THE HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP. SO I TOOK UP A DEGREE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, AND GRADUATED ON 2006.

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CERTAIN EVENTS, MY DREAM OF HAVING A SEA-BASED JOB GOT POSTPONED OVER AND OVER.

THEN 2008, I HAD A BABY BOY. THAT MADE IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. SO FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, LOCALLY, I JUMPED FROM ONE CALL CENTRE JOB TO ANOTHER.

FINALLY, AFTER FIVE YEARS, MY NEED TO FULFILL MY DREAMS WAS ONCE AGAIN IGNITED. I STARTED WALKING INTO SEA-BASED RECRUITMENT AGENCIES, BUT NOT HAVING ANY EXPERIENCE MADE IT REALLY HARD FOR ME TO LAND A JOB. SO I TRIED TO APPLY FOR A LAND-BASED JOB INSTEAD.

FEBRUARY 2014, IT TOOK MY VERY FIRST FLIGHT EVER. I GOT A JOB IN DUBAI. THOUGH IT WAS SOMETHING SMALL, I MADE SURE TO USE IT AS MY STEPPING STONE. NOW, I’M A SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS COORDINATOR AND I’M EARNING JUST ENOUGH WHICH ALLOWS ME TO TRAVEL FROM TIME TO TIME.


BUT RECENTLY, SOME UNFORTUNATE EVENTS HAPPENED, AND IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW SHORT LIFE REALLY IS.

I’VE BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR ALMOST FOUR YEARS NOW. I GOT A NICE JOB, BUT SOMETHING IS STILL MISSING. SO AS SOON AS MY CONTRACT EXPIRES, I’M GIVING UP MY OFFICE JOB, AND DO MORE TRAVELING INSTEAD.

I’M STILL UNSURE WHAT I’LL BE DOING NEXT, BUT I THINK ITS BETTER IF I LIVE MY LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME. SO THERE’S LESS WORRIES AND DOUBTS.

NOW, I AM GOING TO DO THINGS FOR MYSELF INSTEAD OF OTHERS. I’M GOING TO BREAK OUT AND SET MYSELF FREE. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE MAKING DECISIONS ALL ON MY OWN. I WANT TO GET LOST IN A PLACE I’VE NEVER BEEN. I WANT TO TRY NEW THINGS. I WANT TO MEET NEW PEOPLE… HAVE NEW SET OF FRIENDS. I WANT TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE. I WANT TO PUSH MYSELF AND SEE WHAT I AM REALLY CAPABLE OF. I WANT TO FIND MYSELF. I JUST WANT TO FINALLY ENJOY LIFE AND EMBRACE WHATEVER COMES MY WAY.

I WANT TO HAVE THIS ONE MOMENT, WHEN I CAN JUST STEP OUT ON A BALCONY SOMEWHERE… LOOK UP… CLOSE MY EYES… LISTEN TO THE OCEAN… FEEL THE WIND… BREATHE THE AIR… SMILE… AND SAY…

“I’M FINALLY HAPPY.”


SAY HELLO