Hey guys, and welcome back for the final instalment of this series! Writing it all down makes me feel much happier about everything, and I hope that perhaps you've gained something from it too! If not, listening to some great music is always good too! Drop us a comment below if you're feeling up to it :)
-INFINITE POSSIBILITIES 13.11.14
-WHAT'S NEXT 17.11.14
-A SECRET HOLLOW 19.11.14
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A SECRET HOLLOW
I miss Taipei so much that it's not even funny. Thinking about all the opportunities that I've missed by not being there really makes me sad, but knowing that I'll be back there again someday does make me feel better. Many people live in foreign countries for a good deal of their life, because of business, because of university, or due to many other factors. They rent houses, get gym memberships, visit the local supermarket and make friends. But after it's time to leave, many of them don't return for years, or decades even. Although they've built their relationships, spent time to understand their surroundings and made themselves comfortable; for these people that place isn't home for them. Many of my friends that I met in Taipei (international and exchange students) are already missing home, wanting to go back and probably won't visit again for a while. But even though I never even got around to fully unpacking my luggage the entire time I was in Taipei, the place is nevertheless already like another home to me. Living in between Singapore and Australia for so long, you kind of feel like you have to pick a side; which one is better than the other. But one day I realised that I wasn't-or wouldn't have been happy living the rest of my life in either, any way that I imagined it. And then I thought; what about Taipei? Honestly, everyone thought I was a little bit insane (most of all my own mother), telling me that this experience would not be all that I expected it to be. But I had already gotten enough of a taste, and also had a very strong sixth sense that this was the right place for me to be in. I feel so at home in Taiwan's settings, taking in its sights, smells and sounds I feel like they're already ingrained in me, a part of me. So although no one knows what's going to happen in the future, I do know one thing for certain-Taiwan will always have a place in my heart, and it reassures me to know that it will always be there, waiting for me when I need it most.
Just like Lala hsu's <树洞的声音>(Sound of tree hollows), Taipei is the place where I leave all my secrets, fears, hopes and dreams.So I'll be back someday to pick them up, just you wait and see!