So I figured it would be useful for myself to get my thoughts sorted out by blogging!
I think its hard for most people to understand that my "holiday" to Singapore is anything but relaxing. There's always limited time and a massive number of people whom I want to meet up with. After being overseas for almost 4 years, I've become very picky about how I want to allocate my time. Hence, I give priority to people who make time for me and take the effort to arrange a meet up. I also had to turn down some last minute meetups, because we both fell sick during our last week and were completely missing in action.
Even with this safeguard in place, I still find myself trying to catch my breath in the last few days before I have to leave - with all the errands I want to run and things I want to do before I leave. Well, I guess I got another 10 years to hone my skills at spending my limited time in Singapore.
I always look forward to meeting up with friends and family whom I haven't seen in a long while. Truth be told, I do think the fact that I live overseas and come back only once a year, helps in ensuring that my friends make it a priority to meet up with me! :) I find it amusing how friends ask me about the lives of other friends in Singapore, whom they are more likely to meet up with, but can't, due to time constraints in an ever-increasingly competitive environment.
Meeting up with my ex-cell group. I attended this cell for 2 years before I moved to Germany. Young adults, working professionals. Had superb memories with them. The cell has since disbanded but God's hand is still so evident in each of their lives - At the Vietnamese restaurant on the top floor of Orchard Central.