Friday, March 09, 2007

Something About The Unfamiliar.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

There is something about the unfamiliar. There is nothing like it.

The feeling that everything is new, that there is so much to discover, to know, to be afraid of. If perceived in the right manner, the unfamiliar helps us to tap into our emotions that allow us to put ourselves in our peak state.

Many times, the unfamiliar shows us who we are, it tells things about ourselves we never knew. When put to the test, it discovers our core values and sometimes along that line, affirms what we believe life should be.

What do we make out of the unfamiliar?


Today marks one month since I arrived here in Sydney. Honestly, it doesn't feel like it's been a month. It seems like yesterday that I said my goodbyes. With the mobile phone and the internet, the world is much smaller than it used to be.

I anticipated that the homesick feeling would kick in my 3rd week here. But it didn't come and I hope that when it does, I'll be able to rationalize my emotions properly. Doesn't mean that I don't miss home and everyone there. It's just been...different.


The unfamiliar is slowly becoming my new world and time is passing by as it used to. With the many things that I want to do, I am reminded that

You can't do everything. But you got to do something.

Saying so, I'm determined not to let my time here drift, but to actively choose my destiny. I've always been busy, trying to make the most out of the hours I have, and Sydney life is slowly becoming my life. Just that this time, maybe it's a little easier to find time of solitude.


To everyone back home, thank you for being part of my life.
It's been an amazing ride and I miss you.
All the best in reaching your full potential.

Take that X Factor.

I will always try.