Update On Us & Future Plans

If you are confused of our whereabouts lately, I don’t blame you – we’ve been updating our status from all over the place: Facebook is wrapping up our time in Thailand. Twitter is asking questions about Toronto. Instagram has photo updates from our weekend in San Francisco. Linkedin says we’re now employed. Confusing, I know.

For now, here’s an update on what’s been going on in our world.

Newly Employed!

Yes, the rumors are true – Gerard and I are now back on the corporate ladder full time. Gerard has been on the grind at a big data startup in Silicon Valley. I recently switch gears and accepted a position in Finance with a Fortune 100 eCommerce company also in the Bay Area.

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And while Gerard has had time to settle into his new position, as of today, I have been back at work for exactly 7-days. It’s weird and exhilarating, slightly overwhelming all at the same time. So far, it’s the little things that excites me: shorter commute, midday snacks, gym.. a regular and normal routine as crazy as that sounds.

A Wedding to Plan

You may have heard, we got engaged in Prague last November. The date is set and we have a wedding to plan. Luckily, the process has been quite enjoyable thus far.

After much debate, we’ve decided to tie the knot at home, here in California. As much as we would’ve loved to do a destination wedding, we’re honoring our parents wishes by keeping it local. It’ll be a small (by Asian standards) and intimate affair on a private estate with our closest friends and family.

House Hunting

When Gerard and I returned home after a year of travel, we moved back to our respected parents’ homes. We’re lucky, we know. I never planned to leave my mommy’s house until I grew up and got married. I guess that time has finally come, because we’re getting married!

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the time in the world and the housing market isn’t exactly on our side at the moment so buying is not an option. For now, we’re looking to rent either an apartment or condo (leaning more towards a condo) with great hopes that we will find our dream home in the next year or so.

Travel Plans

Travel is never far from our minds even though I know it’s a bit more challenging now that we both have regular jobs. I can’t say we have extensive plans as of yet, our year is filled with adjusting to our new jobs, house hunting and wedding planning at the moment. However, I am thrilled to announce we will be heading to Toronto for the first time and will be attending TBEX this week!

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The Blog

Will live on! Just because we’re not traveling around the world anymore doesn’t mean our blogging days are over. The good thing about being lazy on the road is that I’ve got plenty of blog material to reminisce about for months on end. I’ve barely touched on South America and let’s not forget our winter wonderland in Eastern Europe! We still have over a thousand videos to play with, and of course, indulging in weekend getaways in California and beyond! Let’s not forget, we have a honeymoon to look forward to too. :)

So that’s the update on us. Thanks for trippin’ by and stay tuned for more!

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  • Anglo Italian

    Congratulations to both of you for the job.
    Looking forward to know everything about TBEX and absolutely cannot wait to see pics and read about your wedding day :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks guys! TBEX was a lot of fun. Hoping to recap some of it tomorrow in a post. 😉

  • http://www.angloitalianfollowus.com/ Anglo Italian

    Congratulations to both of you for the job.
    Looking forward to know everything about TBEX and absolutely cannot wait to see pics and read about your wedding day :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks guys! TBEX was a lot of fun. Hoping to recap some of it tomorrow in a post. 😉

  • http://twitter.com/houseofannie Nate L

    Congrats all around. We’re moving to the North Valley side of San Jose, and I start a new job next month. No travel plans, though…

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      We still need to catch up – congrats on your new job!! And your move back to the Bay!

  • Gophur

    Congrats all around. We’re moving to the North Valley side of San Jose, and I start a new job next month. No travel plans, though…

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      We still need to catch up – congrats on your new job!! And your move back to the Bay!

  • George on the Go

    Congrats on everything. Have a fantastic year!

  • George on the Go

    Congrats on everything. Have a fantastic year!

  • http://www.suitcaseandheels.com/ Melissa

    Exciting news all around. I hope to run into you guys here at TBEX. Toronto is like my home away from home but this is my first travel conference.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Did you have a good time at TBEX? There was so much going on, it was hard to wrap my head around it all. Lol

      • http://www.suitcaseandheels.com/ Melissa

        TBEX just about killed me. I attended NMG’s BlogHouse the 4 days leading up as well and then did two quick press trips afterwards, so today is a work catch-up day. I had a blast though. The one thing I noticed is that everyone was so nice! I didn’t need to worry so much about coming across as a dork – haha.

  • http://www.suitcaseandheels.com/ Melissa

    Exciting news all around. I hope to run into you guys here at TBEX. Toronto is like my home away from home but this is my first travel conference.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Did you have a good time at TBEX? There was so much going on, it was hard to wrap my head around it all. Lol

      • http://www.suitcaseandheels.com/ Melissa

        TBEX just about killed me. I attended NMG’s BlogHouse the 4 days leading up as well and then did two quick press trips afterwards, so today is a work catch-up day. I had a blast though. The one thing I noticed is that everyone was so nice! I didn’t need to worry so much about coming across as a dork – haha.

  • http://www.epicpotato.com/ Pandelicious

    So wonderful to meet the both of you at TBEX! <3 I'll always be a fan 😀

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You’re so sweet – it was so nice to meet you too!

  • http://www.pandelicious.com/ Pandelicious

    So wonderful to meet the both of you at TBEX! <3 I'll always be a fan 😀

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You’re so sweet – it was so nice to meet you too!

  • jenjenk

    congrats to you both! here’s to a ton of new adventures for you both!

  • jenjenk

    congrats to you both! here’s to a ton of new adventures for you both!

  • Savi and Vid

    Congratulations, GQ :) Lots of new stuff lined up for you ! There’s no stopping the travels for people like us – even a weekend getaway in California has its share of charm, doesn’t it? Here’s wishing you lots and lots of luck in your future endeavours – whatever you do, don’t stop travelling.

    Cheers!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks guys! Yes. California is a still great place to call home. Weekend getaways are plentiful!

  • Savi and Vid

    Congratulations, GQ :) Lots of new stuff lined up for you ! There’s no stopping the travels for people like us – even a weekend getaway in California has its share of charm, doesn’t it? Here’s wishing you lots and lots of luck in your future endeavours – whatever you do, don’t stop travelling.

    Cheers!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks guys! Yes. California is a still great place to call home. Weekend getaways are plentiful!

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