Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: Week 18 & 19 Family

Thursday Thoughts Family The Wandering Asian Couple

For the past two weeks, we’ve been on a cruise with another couple; a family member. Being away from family and friends for the past 4 months has been tough; I’m used to seeing them on a weekly basis. Therefore, the cruise was something we were both looking forward to.


Growing up with siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins is a blessing that I don’t take for granted. I try to keep in contact with my relatives. No matter if they are near or far, it’s something that I cherish.

Being with my aunt on this cruise has kind of “recharged” me. It was so nice to be able to talk to others and to have mutually shared travel experiences.

The 16 days on the cruise wasn’t even about the places we went (although we visited and saw some amazing sights), it was more (for me) the time spent with others, especially a family member.


Cruising has always been my serenity; I’m the most relaxed on a cruise. It’s like a floating resort where you get a taste of a variety of countries without having to pack your luggage and fly to your next destination.

It’s a place where I don’t need to think about where and what to eat. There’s such a wide array of foods from Chinese, Western, Italian and Indian. I can also go for fine dining or casual buffet style.

For more information on the benefits of cruising rather than flying, check out this post.


This “getaway” has provided me with the “break” that I needed. It was a time that I needed to connect with others, especially with a family member.

I know some may think, what sort of break do I need when I’m travelling the world, right? There are other emotions when you’re away from people you see regularly; people you converse with on a regular basis.

Prior to this cruise, we both realized what we needed. We both recognized that we still had drive in us and wasn’t ready to let it go. We want to achieve more!

Knowing this has made this journey so much more enjoyable. It’s like we are able to breathe again and live life on our own terms.

I am so excited for the next couple of months. We will be visiting countries that I never thought I’d ever visit, even though they were on my travel bucket list. Remember, I dislike flying for extreme hours and therefore, didn’t think I’d make it to these countries.

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  • Reply WTK

    Hi Alicia,

    It is nice to hear your update again. I totally agree with you on the benefit of cruising. Though a lot of my friends do not like the cruise and label it as a “jail”, I like it a lot. It will allow me to spend the time away from the usual hectic schedule. I think that this will be beneficial to the mental well-beings. I will say that this is to each of our own. Different people have different preferences. I happen to be the few who divert from the majority of the people in respect of my preference. This is how people are different. I guess that it is better to make decision based on the preference in which the happiness matters the most.

    I look forward to hearing more updates from you. This is in particularly on the cruise adventures.

    Best Regards,


    February 7, 2019 at 10:24 am
    • Reply Alicia

      Thanks WTK. I agree that we always feel mentally at ease while on the cruise; it’s so relaxing for us. We’ll definitely be writing more about our cruises in upcoming posts. Thanks again!

      February 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

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