Many people seem to think that I am going back because I am not adjusted to life here.
Are you kidding me???? How can I not be adjusted to life here??
I am more adjusted to life here than in Malaysia!
It has been 6 years! If still not adjusted then something must be wrong with me.
Whenever I go back I feel like a foreigner.
Everything feels strangely familiar yet so foreign to me back home.
Life here in the UK is very comfortable. I will miss how safe it is here. I will miss the good friends I have made here. I will miss the cranky weather. I will miss the privacy I have here. I will miss the independence and the freedom. I will miss the culture here where everyone mind there own business. I wouldn’t mind living and working here if my family is here. It’s a good life here.
But at the end of the day my family is the most important people in my life and everything else is secondary. I just feel that I am missing out on family time being so far away. I am sure I must have blogged about this a million times and everyone must be yawning, thinking PJ is repeating herself again!
So, this will be the last I will blog about ‘the reason’.
Life is short as I recently realised when someone I know had a heart attack suddenly and left this world, leaving behind a very young family. It was hearing this news that really sealed the decision. Before that I was wavering ever so slightly, trying to be a rational and sensible decision maker – listing the pros and cons, getting more confused by the many different advice and opportunities being given to me. But in the end, the decision was made by just listening to my heart.
I have always been a person who is quick to action what my heart and mind tells me to. If I want to do something I do it without hesitation. I cannot stand people who moan about things or talk about things they always wanted to do but Do not take any action. Life is short. If you want to Do something, just Do it. My heart is telling me its time to leave my comfort zone, and move on.
So this is it.
Really looking forward to spending more time with the family over the weekends,
looking forward to exploring Asia,
looking forward to the new challenges (traffic, crime, politics, driving…) that await me
and really looking forward to building a new career in Asia…
So bring on the challenges, I am ready to continue my phenomenal life in Asia…
Received an e-mail from one of the Chinese manager I worked with : 祝你一路顺利, 前程似锦!
Wah!!!!!!! His e-mail has got to be The E-mail of The Day. You have to wish that in Chinese, there is no way you can do it as awesome as that in English or any other languages.
So, I tried to think of some good phrases to reply back.
All the phrases that came to mind were CNY or wedding greetings.
My limited mandarin cannot make it. Fail.
Anyway I replied back : 谢谢!加油!再见! 佩洁