I think I can understand your feeling. I don’t really feel like ever going back and settle in my own hometown ever. Only my family and friends keep me going back every now and then. Don’t get me wrong, I love this place where I grew up but I just don’t see myself living there. I just have different way of thinking now.

Some older family members told me I’m so silly in giving up all the comfort I have back in my hometown — cars with drivers, comfortable medium size house, housemaid — to live in a foreign land where I have to do nearly everything myself. What they don’t understand is I love it! I love doing things by myself. I love walking, I love public transport and I love just living life.

I guess people just need to understand that everyone has different definition of happiness.

Thank you for sharing your story, Jason!

Writer by heart. Teacher (English, Yoga, Pilates) by trade. Avid reader. World traveller. Model. You can reach me at agneslouis3108@gmail.com.

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