I have lived in Canada and the US, but living in Asia would be quite different.
After all it was only for two years right?
(above: at the Hari Raya Festival)
(above: at the Pongal Festival)
(above: at Bukit Brown Cemetery)
(above: at the Battle of Pasir Panjang Walk)
we cannot possibly list the things we will miss, for there are too many. But we will miss our friends most of all.
Our Singaporean friends that took us to heart soon after we arrived, for we were never treated as just another Ang Mo!
Our 'expat' friends that were always there for us!
Not one can give us a clear answer.
They don't really know, they like the welcome home at Changi Airport, where the customs and immigration people greet each of us with a smile - yes a smile and they all say welcome home.
They always enjoy the drive from the airport along the ECP (East Coast Parkway) where it is covered in flowers and greenery. A sure sign you are back in Singapore.
They also enjoy the smells, the foods, the people, the vibrancy, the festivals, the harmony, the local shopping areas, the hawker food, the weather, the safety, the cleanliness, the ease of getting around on the public transport, for they all enjoy being HOME where they feel comfortable.
So after writing the above thoughts, its time for me to get back to the sorting of what we are taking back to Australia or what not to take back.
But that's another blog post for sure!