Travel Alone? Yaasss! Why not??

I don’t know why I suddenly took this decision to travel alone to go to 4 countries and 5 cities in South East Asia in Feb 2019. I took my laptop and make plan and budget to travel in the end of March 2019 until April 10, 2019. And this travel plan is travel for food.

After I made the plan, I suddenly feel afraid to go alone, especially I heard and read in the internet some of cities that I’ve visit not too safe. Even if my hometown is more dangerous than that country from polling in the some website, but I keep feel so nervous and can’t sleep well (too exaggerated, right?! hahaa). And the more I watched about thats place, the more I scared to go.

But this is one of my resolution in 2019, I want to do something new that I’ve never try it before, something that make my adrenaline up. I want to meet a lot of peoples around the world, learn a lot of characteristics of people, try a lot of foods from different country and their extreme food too, give myself me time, enjoy my life and to know myself more.

The routes started from Philippines, I just went to Manila in Philippines to meet my friends and explore the local foods. After that I went to Hanoi for 3 days, and then Chiang Mai only for 2 days and go to Bangkok took 13 hours overnight sleeper train (nice experience, first time tried it). And the last is Kuala Lumpur.

And this trip make me falling in love with traveling and want to do it a lot. I wish I can traveling around the world.

Why I come back to China again???

After going back to Indonesia in June 2014, I started working again in Jakarta, Indonesia. But after worked for 1 day or 1 week or 1 month I always felt uncomfortable worked in that company and make me changed 5 companies within 1,5 years until I got a job in China. And I’ve ever jobless for 3 months until I get stressed so much because I didn’t have a job. Everyday I always opened a website for jobs, such as indeed, jobstreet, jobsdb, monster.com, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and many websites again. At that time, I know I don’t have a good Chinese skill to work in China, but I never give up to get it.

I feel I’m already falling in love with China, with all convenient access for transport, cheap and delicious food, the unique culture they have, and many things that make me really want to back to this Bamboo country. And I had interviewed many times with companies in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Philippines. I’ve been rejected many times because my Chinese isn’t too good or I reject the offering because of the benefit and salary that they offered to me not too good. Until Jan 2016 before CNY, there is a big 5 international company in Chengdu that gave me a call want to process an interview with me. And I passed the interview with HR and continue the interview with GM(the last interview), and I think this is the easiest and the most simple interview I’ve ever had. GM didn’t ask me many questions, almost 30 mins I listened to her explain about the job and China.

And after CNY 2016, I got called again that made me really shocked and surprised. HR said you passed the last interview and will send me an email about the offering. And without thinking too much, I said “YESSSSS” for this job. And on Apr 25 2016 I moved to China. I’m so happy I can come back to China again. By the way, I got that job from LinkedIn. So things that I want to say never give up for something that you really want or your dreams, as long as you try your best to make it come true, and believe it, you can get it. Success for you all.. 🙂

About Me

Hiii!!! Just call me Bella, this is my initial name. I”m from Indonesia. And want to try to write a blog to make documentation about my life and journey.

I’ve been living in China more than 3 years already. The first time I came to China in Feb 2014, I came to Beijing to studied Chinese language for 1 semester. And in June 2014 I back again to Indonesia, to working again. And after 3 months came back to Indonesia, I felt I falling in love with China. Because of that i changed my job until 4 times, because i’m not comfortable to do that job. My heart in China, I like live in China. And then I tried so hard to find a job in China for more than 1 year, might be there are total 150-200 job vacancies that I’ve applied. And in Feb 2016 I’ve got email that said Hi WXL, you success through this interview and would you accept this offer? And can you on board in April 2016? and i said YESSS!!! of course i want to accept this offer.

OMG!!! Finally I’ve got this job and I’m so surprise got this job. And in April 2016 i bought a one-way flight ticket to Chengdu, China (Yeayyyy..!!!). I lived in Chengdu for 2 years and 7 months. And Chengdu is really nice city and gave me a lot of memories (sad and happy). And this city have so many spicy and delicious foods than others city in China. Chengdu is known as the happiest city in China and suitable for life. Because of the stress level work and life in here not same like Beijing and Shanghai. And also known as “homeland of pandas”.

In Oct 2018 I’ve got my new job in Shanghai, and moved to Shanghai on Nov 28 2018. And yeahh my new journey is began..