10 Significant Events
19th March 2014
family, homelife, life, memories, SO, thoughts, work | 1 comment

I have decided to try and blog more by actually picking specific topics. My inspiration is from that whole 30-day challenge but being realistic, I don’t see myself blogging everyday for 30 days so I’ll pick and choose important topics for me to blog about for the next few blog entries.

What’s the topic of the day? 10 SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN MY LIFE

These are not in chronological order or anything. I will just talk about events that I can remember as I go.

#1 – Moving to Canada

I was 8 years old when I moved to Canada and it was a big event my life because it was a major change in my life. Having to move to an entirely new country and leaving all my friends behind at the age of 8 is very … I don’t even know the word for it. Of course, at the age, I didn’t know it was an opportunity for a start to a new life for my family and I. All I cared about was leaving my friends and not wanting to change any of the norms that I have already been used to. I had no idea what Canada was like and I didn’t know if I would have to encounter and bad experiences. Now that I am older, I appreciate the steps my family took to get here. I have experienced so much here, learned many new things and met some of the most important people of my life here. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Now that I am older, I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

#2 – Getting the lead in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in highschool

This was really fun and I never thought I would ever get a lead in a play. This is was memorable because this was a time in my life where I was getting over my shyness of performing in public. Also, I remember it caused some drama with another student because she was pissed off that an Asian girl got the lead part because she has always been a try-hard actress. My drama teacher explained that just because I was Asian, it did not mean I was not good enough to play the role. Also, it brings something different to the play and not a typical white girl will play the role. That girl didn’t like me for a while, let’s just keep at that.

#3 – Meeting my Future Husband

In the fall semester of 2005, I met a guy who I became friends with at school. We went to the same highschool but never actually met each other until college. We developed a really nice friendship and eventually started dating the next summer and carried on our relationship to this day. The day we really started kindling our romance was on my birthday weekend and I am happy to say that he’s the best birthday gift a girl could ever ask for!

#4 – Getting Engaged

Of course, in continuation to the last one, we eventually got engaged May 11, 2012! Who would have thought a good friend of mine would end up being my future husband?! I’m the happiest I can ever be. Also, I can get married before my wish, ‘getting married before I’m 30’ hahahah.

#5 – Finding Out I am going to have a little brother

I was 17 when my mom decided to tell me that she was pregnant and I am going to have another sibling. I was in shocked of course! I didn’t think my parents were ever going to have another child especially at the age I was in. Being in the teenager mentality, I didn’t know how to react. I was finally at a point in my life where I was coming on my own, had my own social life and having to think about taking care of a child was mind-boggling to me LOL. But I love my brother. He’s sweet, smart and he loves me too and respects me and I love having something call me, “Ate” (it means big sister in my language).

#6 – The year my uncle died.

This was a major event in my life that never really leaves my mind. He was like a second father to me. When I found out he passed away, I was so shocked that I could not even cry until the day of his funeral. I miss him very much but I know he’s always with me. What’s strange is that my fiance looks a little like him. My mom always says, that when she glaces at him quickly, she sees her brother. Is this a sign that he’s always with me? They even hug the same way. It’s strange but probably a blessing in disguise.

#7 – Moving Out

I had already been dating my fiance for over 5 years now and he was living on his own already but I was still living with my parents. The day had come where I did want to move in with him so that we can experience that with each other. My fiance decided to talk to my parents about it and then we talked about it all together. My parents said they were okay with it because I’m my own woman now who can make her own decisions and they trusted my fiance because he’s pretty much part of the family now too.

#8 – Having a dog

I have always wanted a dog but my parents never allowed it. My mom is scared of dogs and honestly, they just wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to pets. My fiance, on the other hand, has lived with dogs his whole life. So the day we got a dog, it was exciting. I was finally able to say that I have my own dog. His name is Loki and is a beautiful full bred German Shepherd.

#9 – Buying our house

This was a major point in both our lives really because it is our first REAL home that we own and call our own. We have more space, levels, a beautiful park in our backyard … it doesn’t get any better than this. To be at our age and own our own home is already an achievement in itself.

#10 – Being in the Accounting Program and Working as an Accountant

After numerous attempts of what I thought I wanted to be “when I grow up”, I finally figured out what I wanted to do as a career – accounting (10 years later). Getting the acceptance letter for Accounting Diploma at KPU was one of the most exciting things in my life because it signifies the one thing in my life that I am actually sure about in the working world. What’s even better is actually having an accounting position as a job! I have my own office, I report to the big bosses and I have business cards that say “accountant” on it!

I am sure there are significant events in my life but those are the main ten that popped in my head so I guess they are pretty important then!!

One Response to “10 Significant Events”

  1. AnneMarie says:

    I love this idea of focused blog posts. When I first started blogging, I wrote all over the place about everything and anything but I’m trying to keep my blog as focused as possible to my interests rather than the drama and negativity that can sometimes take over our lives. I think part of it is so that I can remain positive but also remember all the things that I love and enjoy.

    Props to you for getting the lead in Alice in Wonderland. It’s great to see Asians taking up leadership roles like that although it is a booger that some other girl got steamed because you got the part. No worries, it seems like you’ve come a long way since then.

    And it’s interesting how your major life events surround “birth, life and death.” Just goes to show what’s important 😀

    And I really love this topic idea. Perhaps, I’ll do it in the future as I get more readers. (:

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