Hello guys! So, James and I went on a short trip to Tokyo to celebrate the New Year! It was awes...
Hey guys! So for quite some time, roboteatsgrannies, and a few others have been asking me this s...
So for quite some time, roboteatsgrannies, and a few others have been asking me this same question, "How do you go on so many holidays?" And the answer is simple -
No not really. But I promised her that I'd make a blog post revealing all my sneaky holiday secrets before 2016 ended. However, as it turns out, I'm terrible at keeping my word (no I will not make any new year resolutions, go away).
Anyway, the new year has just begun and what better way to start it than packing it full of holiday plans! So here goes...
#1 Use up your leave.So this is the most common question I get asked - "Jac, how come you have so much leave to go on holidays?" And then I ask them how many days of leave they have left and they go "2 weeks", "9 days", "11 days" or whatever.
Use your stupid leave. Go on holiday.
#2 Use your long weekends.A few times a year, we get blessed with wonderful periods known as "long weekends". The Good Friday weekend is usually a safe long weekend bet. When this happens, GO ON HOLIDAY. It's a long weekend, why shouldn't you go and enjoy yourself?
#3 Go on short holidays.So I always tell people to go on short getaways during the long weekend and some people ask me, "3 days shiok meh?" And then they tell me how they need to take their time, take it easy, take it slow etc etc etc.
EXCUSES. You can have a perfectly fulfilling time during short getaways.
I went to Perth. I was supposed to take the noon flight on Friday and meet James in Perth at 5 pm, and fly back on Sunday evening. My flight was delayed by 3.5 hours. I reached at 9 pm. I had a fantastic time, and I would do it again.
#4 Stop inviting the whole world on your holidays.Yes, I get it. You want many people to share your hotel room or airbnb apartment because economies of scale, and strength in numbers. It'll be super fun!
Wrong. More people = more hassle. Have you ever tried to organise dinner for a large group of people? It's so much hassle. Everyone either can't make it at the same time, wants to eat something different, and there's always this odd one out who refuses to participate in what the rest of the group is doing.
Zero the answer is zero.
And even if you do happen to find dates that everyone is comfortable with, you end up having to ask everyone for their opinions on where to go, accommodation, flight times. STOP. There's so much hassle involved and eventually everyone just gives up and no one goes anywhere. Just up and go by yourself.
My point is, holidays in big groups are meant for like, I don't know, families who have to support their relative who works in a tour agency.
#5 Cling on like a koala.
CLING TO THEM LIKE A KOALA. This is how I managed on some of the most exciting trips last year - by attaching myself to James like a limpet.
Of course it's not feasible to do it all the time (I missed out on a few of his trips around Asia and one to FRANCEEEE) but you know, I'm always working hard to accompany him on his trips. Because you know, I am the light of his life and his trips will be more fulfilling with me around. Also I post photos of him slaving away, which profiles him as an exemplary worker to all his colleagues on Facebook.
Meanwhile, enjoy this old time favourite from Sean Kingston, and may you go on many holidays this year!
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So it's been a really exciting year so far, I witnessed a hotel get burnt to a crisp, moved in with my then bf, got my driving license, got engaged, got married, got blue hair, and most recently, BOUGHT A HOUSE.
#1 Where do I find a house to buy?So you can use online platforms like PropertyGuru and 99.co to view properties that are on sale. You
can filter them by size, budget, location, and number of bathrooms.
And then try to arrange appointments to view the apartments that you fancy. James and I got an agent. Sure there are fees involved, but the fees are borne by the seller, not the buyer. And we were the buyers so why not?
Hi guys! So before I go into my next edition of James' Jibber-Jabber, I have an announcement...
So before I go into my next edition of James' Jibber-Jabber, I have an announcement to make: I HAVE BLUE HAIR!
So a week before we got the keys, we were having a conversation which went something like this
Jac, "I'M SO EXCITED WE ARE GOING TO JAPAN FOR THE NEW YEAR."Which is fine. But this is what happened a few days later...
James, "We're getting a house in a few days and you are excited about Japan?!"
James, "I'M SO EXCITED THE NEW STAR WARS IS COMING OUT."Priorities guys, priorities. We have got to start learning this adulting thing.
Jac, "We're getting a new house in a few days and you are excited about Star Wars?"
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So I don't know if you have realised this or not, but I have been doing um, quite a fair bit of travelling this year!
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So I was talking about how James and I managed to upgrade ourselves to Business Class on Qatar Airways on our way back from Oslo. And the reason that we were in Oslo is because James was there for work, and you know, since we get free accommodation why not?