Whenever something major in real life occurs, my blogging life is also affected. I’ve been waiting to announce this for a while now but I didn’t want to do it until I was sure it was really going to happen. I’m moving to Singapore! I got a job offer over there and decided to accept it. I’m serving my notice at my current job until Friday. I’m flying to Singapore next week to finalize the paperwork and to look for a place to stay. Then I’m starting work officially on August 1.
It’s all very exciting but also a bit scary. I’ve never even lived outside the Philippines (not including vacations) and this is the first time I’ll be moving out of the family home. The good thing is that Singapore is just three and a half hours away from Manila so it’s not like I’m going halfway around the world. Also, for the first time in my life, I will be living in a place that has good public libraries. The bad news? I’m not sure what my work load will be like and whether I’ll have a hard time adjusting to a new country. So that means I have no idea if I’ll still be able to keep up with reading and blogging. I will be bringing my Kindle Touch with me so I can definitely say that I’ll continue reading – just not sure how often I’ll get to review books. And I have no idea how many physical books I can bring with me! My luggage limit is only 25kg. But maybe I can pick up some books the next time I go home.
So, so, so. This is why I haven’t been as blogging as much recently and it looks like things will slow down even more once I start working in Singapore. I hope you guys will still enjoy dropping by my blog from time to time, whenever I have a new post. I’m going to miss the local blogging scene, I feel bad that I haven’t been active in helping out with the Kwentillion Young Adult Carnival, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards and the Filipino ReaderCon – so many exciting bookish events coming up in the next couple of weeks! But maybe I can participate in other bookish events once I’ve settled down in Singapore? We’ll see.