Mon’s First UK Employer

I’m writing this post while feeling so overjoyed with our very first blessing for this year. What a nice start, isn’t it? Before I’ll share more about it, let me show you our first attempt of making sushi at home. Mon and I are both a great fan of Asian cuisine. Mon had his wedding proposal last 2014 in our favorite Korean restaurant. You can really tell from that special event how much we crave for Korean dishes.

So, for tonight we decided to make our own version of Sushi. Bought my ingredients from an Asian store in Hull, Chong Wah Chinese supermarket. They got loads of ingredients you can’t find in normal UK supermarkets.

We also got a specific sushi rice to make the sushi rice stick together when rolling it. Added this sweet rice seasoning from Tesco.

For our first attempt we only used a cucumber and crab sticks. Maybe next time we can explore ingredients to use. Sprinkled some sesame seeds too, adding more flavor to it. 😋

For our side dishes, bought mussels and stir fried it, Kimchi from Tesco and our extra cucumber from our sushi. ❤️

Those lovely three little bowls were a birthday gift from my BFF here Michio. Thank you Dae. I super loved it.

That’s about our mini Asian dinner. Yey success! Now, talking about our main meat for this blog is my Mon’s new job offer coming from a UK based employer. His previous work here was from his very helpful Philippine employer who got a branch in the UK offering him a contractual job whilst looking for a stable work in here. Basically, he wasn’t left jobless at the timebeing. To the Philippine Inspire team, we are so much grateful for almost a year of allowing Mon to work with you despite the distance. Our UK survival diary won’t be complete without your help to us. Forever we will be thankful for you all especially to Miss Jemima. Thank you, thank you.

Mon’s path of looking for a work as a software developer based in the UK took almost a year of searching. He submitted his resume to different companies but because of the pandemic, most businesses weren’t available to conduct a proper job hiring. Others were also considering of hiring a British citizen. Some only did an interview, then practical exam and ended up with no feedback at all if he passed or not. It was devastating at first with all those attempts. However, with his faith in God he never stopped looking for one while still working as a contractual employee.

Some of those people I know were already telling me why Mon wouldn’t try to apply for other type of jobs available questioning our willingness to work. It made me feel bad why some wouldn’t understand that we got different choices in life. What works for you may not be suitable for others. Mon’s passion is all about computers. Why should I force my husband to leave his craft just for the sake of getting a job he won’t see himself growing old with? As his wife, I am here to support his wishes and not to dictate.

It was the best decision we made of not rushing to things. We continued searching for one. And viola, this year our plea finally got answered by God.

This is the start of his career here in the UK. To those immigrant having problems in looking for a job in your own chosen career my advice is never to give up. Listen to what your heart really wanted and ignore the rest telling you to stop believing in your dreams. Remember that prayers will never be left unanswered. Some may take a while to get what you prayed for but it will always come in the right moment, with the right gift perfectly planned for you by the Heavens. Have faith and it shall be given unto you.

Our 2021 indeed started with a great joy. I can’t wait what more this year could bring. Hopeful for more family joys. 😘


  1. Very informational thanks for sharing

    1. ♥♥♥

  2. The food looks awesome, and the end where you say to follow your heart and never give up is the best advice. Many blessing for the rest of your year!

    1. Thank you ❤️

  3. This is great! It’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed waiting for things to come at the right times! Everything happens for a reason!

    1. 👍❤️❤️❤️

  4. Such wonderful news and definitely a great way to start 2021. Congrats and may you have a great rest of the year!

    1. Thank you ❤️

  5. Praise God, He is good. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for reading. ❤️

  6. Thank you for sharing

    1. ❤️🙏🙏

  7. This is awesome. Congrats. 2021 will bring so much happiness.

    1. Thank you. ❤️

  8. Congrats!!! Moving from UK to the US I had my fair share of challenges and can totally relate to what you guys are going through!

    1. Thank you.

  9. Congrats on the achievement! Your dinner looked delicious – I love making sushi! And the bowls are adorable.

    1. Thank you.

  10. congratulations and best wishes on this new venture.. love the pics as always.. that last one with the butterfly s so cool

    1. Thank you.

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