Flying to the Emerald Isle

(Note: This blog post is a terribly late article because I flew in to Ireland on the 27th of October, 2016.)

October 26, 2016

Who would have thought that this day would finally come? After months of waiting, I am finally going to Ireland!!! It took me around 5 to 6 months of processing to successfully earn the chance to work in Ireland. After conquering the IELTS, NMBI and Visa processing, my dreams are finally turning into reality. However, I failed to realize that the amount of time it took me to process my application was not enough to prepare me for this day. I thought I was mentally and emotionally ready to become an overseas Pinoy worker, but I was terribly wrong. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I shed loads of tears when I left the country. My family sent me off at the Mactan Cebu International Airport and I was having cold feet with my departure. Suddenly, I had that feeling of backing out from my plans. But there was no way I could back out, after all the processes I had undergone, it was too late to say I had chickened out. So I said my farewell, took a deep breath and left.

Last dinner with BFF Rosheil + Divina at District Cafe, Dumaguete City.
Quick meet up at Chantilly with besties Alexis and Ikay before I go to Cebu.
Glad to have seen these two ladies, Nadine and Melonette, who are also close to my heart before I left Dumaguete.


My dearest colleagues who are like family to me as well: Cheynee, Mitzi, ma’am Liezl and baby girl Jarred.
Family picture at Mactan Cebu International Airport, while waiting for my flight to Manila.

I’m also sharing some snaps that I took while on my way to Ireland. I flew from Cebu City, to NAIA then a quick layover in Abu Dhabi before the final stretch to Dublin, IE.

I finally met Ate Kim Baguio who I previously met in Facebook. We were on the same flight from Abu Dhabi to Dublin as we will be employed in the same hospital. Photo from Ate Kim’s phone. 🙂


Watching movies and listening to classic tracks on E-Box at Etihad Airways. What else would you do during the 8-hour flight aside from sleep? 😀


October 27, 2016

25 hours and a sore body after, thank God I arrived safely in Dublin! First impression? It was COLD! All I had on me was a sweater and my layers of subcutaneous fats. Unfortunately, that was not enough to battle the cool breeze. In fact, that was not even the coldest weather they have in Ireland. There I met Mr. Liam Corbett, my agent from Adaptive HVM. He drove both Ate Kim and I to Cork City. It was a 3-hour drive and along the way, he showed us to a frequently visited sight by tourists. It was the Rock of Cashel.




Sometimes it feels just like a dream but the reality is, I AM HERE. If I could do it, you can too. Don’t let life’s hurdles and disappointments keep you from reaching your dreams of coming over to the Emerald Isle. I’ve only been to some parts of this foreign country, but I’m telling you that it is by far the grandest thing I have ever seen. 🙂



  1. hello to u Scribbling nurse,
    I wanna ask if u have any idea where i can get a soft copy of NMBI pack (Section 2-Employer Reference)?! I’m struggling nowadays, I’ll be leaving ksa soon and I’m worried that I can’t keep in touch with my employer once I go final exit.😥I wanna fix the documents needed in advance. Here in Saudi pa naman it takes 10 years nila asikasuhin ung mga documents.


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