It isn’t as stressful nor as nostalgic as I thought it would be.  A week before my departure, I had a lot of chance to meet old friends and colleagues. I remember a friend asking me, “How was your life recently?” and I immediately said, “Fat”. With the free lunches and dinners, beers and drinks, I wouldn’t be surprised if I gain a couple of pounds.

People always ask me what will I miss when I leave Singapore. Honestly, I couldn’t think of any. I had been cooking my own food for the past 6 years so I don’t really crave that much of local cuisines. If I did move to a third world country then the efficient and convenient public transport will definitely be on the top. If I stay in an uncrowded city, then it will be the accessibility of shops, groceries, library, and food stores.

I guess my emotions are still overpowered by that thrill of living in a different country and being immersed in a different culture. There’s a little bit of worry on the uncertainty, but it fades immediately whenever I think of the vast opportunity to explore a different career, to pursue a business, to develop a new hobby and to enjoy a new lifestyle.