Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Year Later....

14 September 2007. I landed in Singapore to start a new life. For the first time in my life I was going to be staying by myself. I was going be leading the kind of life that I was dreaming of for quite a while. With lots of hopes, excitement, travel, the feeling of not knowing how I will cope up by myself. Far away from familiar surroundings, family and close friends. Not that I didn't have close friends here, but you get what I mean.

It has turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The freedom that I have, to do what I want and at whatever time I want is one of the things that I am most thankful for(apart from cheesecake). From loafing around the town at 1am, cooking exotic looking stuff, looking around for amazing places to eat, shopping to my hearts content, loads of oppourtunity and like minded company for traveling to new places, stress free commuting around the country, hurting my leg and not being able to walk around, coping up with the change in working style, to watching almost every hindi movie released here. One heck of an experience it has been.

I still feel the same way about this country as I did when I first came here. It still takes my breath away. Although, one thing that I miss is the feeling of anxiety and awe. The first month here was full of the unfamiliarity feeling that I get when I go to a new place. The excitement in discovering something new, the feeling of how I am going to cope up with this change in environment. Add to it the awe of everything around me, from sexy roads, disciplined traffic, absence of horns, to an extremely well organized system. Now that it has been a year, the anxiety and awe are hardly present. I miss that!

A big shoutout to all my friends here without whom, my life here would never have been as interesting and fun as it currently is.

Oh! Today is the third birthday of my blog. 3 years and 100 posts. Hoping to increase that number and the frequency of my blogging in the coming year. Did I just see someone roll their eyes?