What I miss, after a week here?
Convenience. Of being able to do over-the-counter banking transactions during the day without too much parking hassle. Of being able to get good quality stuff without having to go across town and coming back empty-handed after more than an hour searching in three different stores.
Hot shower in the morning.
Good kuey teow goreng.
Connection. Late night chats! I miss that the most.
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Sara asked if I don’t miss friends. Sure, but the people I talk to the most are not even in the country anyway, so it makes no difference where I am physically. Still, I foresee my phone bill to be higher from now on.
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It is not like I’m not going home every so often, the boss is my orang kampung and likes to schedule meetings at The Curve. Which is fine with me. However, I don’t mind my current base. It’s still away from most people, with the beach as a bonus. I just don’t have a cave, but I think it’s a fair trade-off.