Skip to main content

Thank you, Wellington! Thank you, New Zealand!

So, this is it. Tomorrow we will be flying back to London. Right now, I can't even think of anything to write about my life changing experience in Wellington. I am overwhelmed by everything that has happened in the last ten months. 

Until four months ago, we were considering to extend our stay in Wellington. I was even already in the process of applying for my Nursing Registration. However, it only took one person to change everything in a whim. J decided not to renew his contract with his company not entirely because of his job, but because he could no longer tolerate the bullying. As someone told me, people nowadays leave their job not because of the job, but because of the people they work with or for. And I couldn't agree with her more.

Ha, ten months. Although my life in Wellington was in no way perfect, I can confidently say that it's been the most amazing ten months of my life. New Zealand has been so wonderful, it brought so much positivity into my life.  All I can say now is that I'll probably be talking and writing about New Zealand for a very long time.

Sadly, I am not looking forward to going back to London because there is something about London that scares me. Ha, it's funny how I am now scared of the place that made me more resilient. But I know that I shouldn't let this fear hold me back because after all, I've had a good life in Wellington and this will always remind me to keep that fire burning inside me. This is the fire that allowed me to get hurt but made me more capable to love, the fire that taught me how to sacrifice, and the fire that gave me the strength to fight. This is the fire the lights up inside those who are kind, selfless and righteous. :)

So it's time to say "Cheerio, Wellington". Thank you for making me a better person than I was ten months ago. Thank you for the lessons. Thank you for the beautiful friends I have met along the way. Thank you for the many beautiful memories. Most of all, thank you for the chance to start a new life with the person I love. Just thank you.

You will always be in my heart and  I will miss you big time.

I promise to visit you again one day.

tintin x


Popular posts from this blog

2018, Thank You For The Roller Coaster Ride!

If I have not said it before, New Year is my favourite time of the year as it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the life that was and to look forward to the life that will be.  2018 was indeed a roller coaster ride of emotions, but I remain grateful because those emotions provided me with valuable lessons to be learned. I guess it is fair to say that 2018, you gave me false hopes at the beginning, but then you gave me the light in the end.  So, how did my 2018 go? Well, I documented my journey in my instagram account, so here are a few of my musings that best describe the year that was: 1. Because we have each other, it's good vibes only. - J and I had some minor health scare at the beginning of 2018. As minor as it was, it gave us emotional instability and some degree of physical challenge. I came to a point when I felt like I couldn't do anymore, however, I was reminded that J and I were in this together. The support that we had for each other during this chal

Afternoon Tea in London: My Experiences in 2022

Afternoon Tea has become a huge part of my life since 2006. It has been one of the things that's keeping me sane and happy, especially when life seems challenging and I need something to cheer me up. This is the reason why I didn't even realise that I may have actually overdone it last year. But I have no regrets because I enjoyed every single Afternoon Tea experience I had then, most especially because I shared those experiences with people who matter, old and new. In fact, I had some of the most memorable Afternoon Tea experiences last year, and I'm going to tell you why. 1. The Claridge's - Brook St. - Afternoon Tea at The Claridge's was on top of my list last year and I am glad that I was able to share this experience with two wonderful friends, Damaris and Veronica. Perhaps I could say that this Afternoon Tea sealed our sisterhood. It's amazing because despite our huge age difference, we get on very well. And this is why this Afternoon Tea at The Claridge&#

Restaurants in London: My Experiences in 2022

Just the thought of writing about my London restaurant experiences last year makes me feel like a true food blogger (haha, who do I think I am?), when in reality, I am just someone who loves a meaningful catch up with friends over good food and enjoys writing about them. I am very blessed indeed to have friends who share the same passion for food, and who are willing to explore the London food scene with me. In 2022, a few of my favourite restaurants sadly permanently closed following the pandemic, however I also saw the rise of newly opened restaurants and cafes in the capital. In fact, my list of "restaurants and cafes  to try" is growing rapidly as there are a lot of new restaurants that look really promising. And this is one thing I love about London - the restaurant scene is vastly diverse, you will never run out of options to choose from. Also l ast year, I revisited some of the restaurants that are close to my heart. I also managed to tick a few boxes on my restaurant