I did not realised that it is almost a year since the last time I update My Life blog. I have tons of stories that I want to share, lots of tips and information. However, seems like I have been too busy lately to do all.
2018 was amazing. I embarked a new journey, new millstones, growing and progressing closer to what I want to achieve in my life. Let me up date you a bit about what happen in 2018.
Yes, finally I got a job offer and I accepted it, and this was happening in March - April 2018. I have been working as a PGY1 or a house officer in Middlemore Hospital - Auckland from May 2018. Believe it or not it felt like a dream come true.
On the down side is now I have less time for looking after my website. I want to apologise for all delayed responses to emails and comments.
I will write a dedicate blog post about getting your first job after NZREX. I hope I can finish it soon, please be patient.
I meet Peter, from Studio5ponsonby, who is incredibly talented. He did all my recent hair cut and colour for free and he did great jobs. What do you thing guys? Should I grow my hair longer or keep it short like now? What colour do you thing should I go next? leave me comment bellow.
Good by to our truck and blue
Sorry that I do not have any great shots of the night as I was to busy dancing and singing. :)
By the way, if you have chance to visit Bay of Islands, New Zealand, do not miss on trying the Mexican/South American food at El Cafe. This cafe motored by Chef Jon and Chef Carla, they cafe make the best Mexican food I have ever tasted, with reasonable price tag. It is ranked number one on tripadvisor.
However, be prepared for the long wait during the busy hours, as all their food made fresh by order it will take longer than the fast food restaurant. There are limited number of seats, so either you need to share with others or take your food somewhere else. I suggest come by early in the morning or order by phone in advance to avoid unpleasant experience.
Tiritiri Matangi Island
It can be reach by ferry ride (about 75 minutes) from Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal, and only 20 minute ride from Gulf Harbour (Whangaparoa Peninsula).
We had so much fun exploring the Island, checking out the lighthouse and watching some native New Zealand birds from the closest distance than I ever had. A great day trip from Auckland in good weather.
New member of the family
Our little house felt so empty after we lost him, so I looked for another ring neck parrot for a pet, unfortunately at that time none were ready to be adopted as they were sill too small. When I called Animates shops they all said that they do not have parrot at the time anywhere in the country as their aviary was under renovation.
One evening after work, David and I went to one of the animates shops without any expectation. We saw Dobbie, sitting on on of the staff shoulder as soon as we walk in to the shop. We spent an hour with Dobbie and instantly fell in love with her. Dobbie is an Alexadrine parrot, she was about 11 months when we met her for the first time. She is relatively bigger than Sunshine.
I felt like she was sent to us from heaven. She was only come to the store three days prior, after being transferred around from one store to another in the last year. She was named as my favourite fictional character from the Harry Potter series. I did not expect to find any bird at all but I found her.
She is shy, not toilet trained and like destroying things, but she is soo adorable. Finally we found our feather baby.
There is two ways to do the full walk, as independent walker or guided walker. Our group prefer to do the track independently so we booked through the Department of Conservation. Click here to go to their website.
However, if you have a bit more saving and do not mind to pay a bit extra for comfort check out Ultimate Hikes, they have provided service since the Milford Tract was open to public.
In 2018 I found my self finally get to the starting point. There is still a long journey ahead of me, I know it will not be easy, but one thing I know, I will not give up.
Thank you every one for reading my blog. Thank you for all your messages and comments, some of them truly made my day and you are become the fuel for me to continue this blog.
I wish you all the best in 2019. Feel free to contact me trough the social media, leave comments or use the contact form in the website.