Thank you for you were not only a place where my professional growth took place. More than anything else, this is where my dreams were realized and most of them came true. All the experiences, the good and the bad only shaped me to be a better person.
*Celebrating My 5th-year Living Overseas*
Time flies really fast. I arrived here in September 2007. With the sole purpose of plunging myself for a new adventure. Little did I know that I would experience much more than I expected in my barely 2.5 weeks.
So many details were left in obscurity. Perhaps everything will only make sense when this (not so) ordinary day to day existence would be turned into a book.
That’s one of the enormous life projects that is yet to be conceived. And so marks my 5th-year, I will be living a (temporary) nomad life.
*My Bucket List Before I Leave Singapore*
Technically speaking, I am a tourist now since I surrender my working pass. So I leave to that being a traveler. I took a list of what I wanted to do and experience before I leave Singapore. I realized I wrote it on 16.09.2012 the exact date when I arrived in this fancy little red dot of South East Asia.
1) Catch a beautiful sunset along Dunman Road
2) Cycle to the city one more time… :-))
3) Participate with the Red Cross if there is any upcoming activity between the period that I am still around
4) Spend time to capture anything interesting at Gardens by the Bay
5) Hike at McRitchie Reservoir with Mars and Co. 😀
6) Trek to Bukit Timah Reserve
7) Visit the Kranji Memorial War
8) Take a day off to Sentosa and swim at Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan beaches
9) Attend Yoga by the Sea
10) Challenge myself once again to cycle from coast to coast (East Coast to Changi Coast)
*Letter To Singapore*
To be honest I had goose bumps when I read a post by a 20-year old Singaporean entitled “Letter to Singapore” – who left for London. This is exactly the same title of my post for you Singapore. And I wrote it days before this big news came out into web and spread like a viral. So I decided not to publish it because I see how watchful netizens are. It is not out of cowardice but I think more of finding the right timing. And I think this is not yet the right time. I am not ready for a short-lived glamorous attention or whatever.
All I wanted to say is, will you treat me gently the next time around please? I wish to challenge you, Singapore. Prove it to the world that your face is not just made up of ($) dollar signs, that you are worth more than this. Otherwise, you’re letting the cynics be triumphant over yours.
Thank You Singapore,