I was going through my blog to see when was the last time I had anything to say… okay, that was awhile ago (since I landed my dream job at Priceline). Guess there’s been less to complain about =P
2014 was such a blessing. Let’s do it all over it again. ha, maybe. Just looking back, I took a ‘huge’ leap in my career where I decided to stop going down the ‘i hate my job’ route. After Kevin’s found his job at New York Life, we decided it was time for me to do the same and find a job that’s way more meaningful. Life is way too short to do things you don’t enjoy. I decided to quit without a secured job. Within days of the funemployment, I landed an internship opportunity at Priceline (hell yeah!)…. that was easy! I took the opportunity and never turned back since. The grass is greener on the other side and I’m getting some ROI from the MBA. After the internship opportunity, I was offered a full time role to work as an Associate Product Manager for the Hotels team. I really enjoy waking up to a job that I’m really passionate about since I dream of traveling day and night. Life is starting to make sense after all. 🙂
Well enough about work, let’s talk about traveling. My heart does not stop when it comes to traveling. Where did I travel to this year?
Portugal – We started the year in Portugal where we ate our hearts out. The food especially the Portuguese egg tarts and the seafood are out of the world amazing — to die for. The people are super friendly — everything was semi- perfect except for the weather. Lisbon is definitely one of my favorite cities in Europe.
Cuba – this was a trip that I didn’t think we’d be able to pull off but we did! Kevin was definitely the scurred b/c he was afraid that we’d get trapped there but I assured him that we’d be able to open a great restaurant in Cuba if things didn’t work out. First we flew into Toronto, then caught another flight to Varadero which is a city with all the resorts. We spent a few days on the beach and then made our way to Havana where we had a lot of fun exploring different neighborhoods, including Chinatown. If anyone is interested on how we got to/from Cuba, I’d be happy to share the details of the trip. Looks like the US is opening up their policies to allow for travel to Cuba so it might not be so difficult after all. Nonetheless, it was an amazing trip — felt like we were lost in time.
Jamaica – after Cuba, we flew into Jamaica for Candy & Mike’s weddings! Wedding in paradise — ya, mon! Okay, I need to be frank with my audience or myself. Jamaica is definitely not my top travel destination. There’s just something about the vibe that I wasn’t a fan of. Glad I got to experience it to know so.
Hawaii – complete opposite of Jamaica…the real paradise! I had an absolutely amazing time with friends over Thanksgiving in Hawaii. We visited Oahu, Kauai and Maui. The trip was pretty perfect from weather to activities to food. It’s one of those things in life where it’s going to be awhile before that happens again. As we grow older and have more responsibilities in life, time is at a premium. It’s no longer about having enough money to do life’s wish list but more so about finding the time to do it.
I’ll try to post again next week to highlight what my goals are for next year…
oh wait, I forgot to mention one more thing about 2014, we got engaged! ❤ cheers xoxo