Saturday, October 09, 2010

Back home again

As I drive along the roads of Kuching, I am constantly amazed at how I managed to leave this all behind one year ago.

It is always good to be home, back around familiar roads, familiar places, cars with number plates beginning with Q instead of W ;p

It made me think back to the things I missed about Kuching.

The food

The people

The sky getting dark by 6pm

The way you can get to anywhere within 15 minutes

The way everyone is so relaxed

The way you can drive home late at night and not be worried about your safety

The way things are so much more cheaper around here

Most importantly, the road signs, that I do not need to look at since I’m familiar with all the roads ;p

And I have no fear of getting lost! :D

Back here for only a few days, I made it a point to meet the important people in my life.
I managed to go back for the FT in St Joe, though it’s only for a brief time, I got to meet back with the people I worked with during the time I was here. I felt really good to be welcomed back into something that I have left for one year plus. It was as if I never left. And it’s true that no matter how things change, they still stay the same. Granted, the problems are still there, but there’s also a new kinship, new camaraderie, new faces, new people who are committed to making the SFT work in Sarawak.

I also got to meet up with a long-time friend, someone I knew since 9 years ago, when I went to tuition with him. I remember we used to go out to the nearby coffee shop, and hang there for a while before heading back to tuition, I remember sitting beside him and sharing stories, I even remember when he asked me to his school’s prom, but I was too young to go so I had to turn him down. Lol. It was interesting to see how much the both of us had changed, how different experiences have shaped us, and how after so many years of keeping in touch on and off, we can still meet up and have drinks and talk like there was never a moment that we were out of each others’ lives 

But the highlight of the day would definitely be meeting those closest to my heart again. The Sunday night karaoke session was one of the craziest I had in a long time, and it felt good to let my hair down, and go crazy. I know that I can always count on these people, and I know that no matter what, if they are able, they will help me when I have problems. These are the people who know me inside out and who would not hesitate to lend a helping hand, and vice versa. Being in KL put me far away from them, but I know that distance is not an issue, because true friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.

This trip back also put more things in perspective for me, where I truly understood the importance of family. All this while, I have taken them for granted, and seeing how time has passed by so fast, it made me realise that I have not always been there for them, and though nothing can change the past, I can change the present, and that is what I will do.

All in all, I was glad I took a trip back home. Though it wasn’t as long as I would normally like and I didn’t get to meet all the people I wanted to meet, it gave me a respite from the hectic rigours of life, and for that, I’m grateful.

1 comment:

Choulyee said...

*Clicks make-believe "Like" button* ^^