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by A Total TaiTai Tale

atotaltaitaitale:

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June… the Cry Me A River month in the expat world.

A year ago we were starting a month of good bye parties to friends in Beijing.
Today I opened a random book and found this “GoodBye” photo from one of the last party.

As this is our first year in Singapore the good bye parties are not much in our agenda but 2 friends are leaving (my walking around the Island buddy and a mom from school who was great at welcoming me and including me in her outings even though she’s been here 6 years and have a steady group of friends).

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10-May-2022: D-40 before departure

The hardest part is not to leave a country, because you can always come back to it. No, the hardest part is to leave the people because you’ll never be able to recreate this moment in time and place. You can meet again but it’ll be different; not better, not worse, different.

Kirsty Rice from “4 kids 20 suitcases and a beagle” blog says it best.

Moving from country to country is the easy bit.

Anyone can pack up a kitchen or a closet, but it takes guts and courage to walk away from one life, to say goodbye to everything you know.

To leave the comfort of the familiar and loved, to begin a new life from scratch – that’s when the fearless, the brave stand up”

And we do it over and over again, each time saying goodbye to the people we got to know and love. The people who became family because they were there at key moments of your life.

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~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~

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