It's been a while since I wrote anything. You'd think that with my new laptop just bought I'd be hammering at the keyboard like crazy.
Well I still have to work out the chinks in the laptop; like why it takes almost a FULL minute to start up, why the colours look like shite, and of course there being a lack of a wireless network( I'm hitching on others for the mo') makes playing with my new toy less enjoyable than I thought. A trip to Sim Lim Square is required, and I'd bring it on my San Francisco trip, dress it up a bit with more accessories and freeware, then it'll be right as rain.
Another friend has taken the dive and went overseas, this time to London. She doesn't even have a permanent place to stay yet, but that doesn't stop her from leaving the sanctuary of home to strike out on her own.
I read somewhere that it's not really that hard to settle down overseas. Sure, it's daunting to be starting all over again in a strange place after a few 10 years in the cocoon that is Singapore. We've been insulated from all evils since we were young, venturing out into the wide open space that is the global village is very scary indeed.
However, after the teething weeks and meeting fellow new migrants, most are happy to have made the decision to leave in the first place. There's a fella who waxes lyrical about life in Melbourne in the forum pages today. My friend in New York is never afraid to say what she thinks, gaining more confidence and assertiveness by the day. The one who just left for London, after the initial tears at the airport, is ready to face Great Britain with hope.
Perhaps, when I grow very old and ready to knock it down a few gears, I'd move too...
Where should I go retire...Perth perhaps?