I realised after living overseas for just a short while that I truly love you. Many years ago, as a young woman, I had often thought of relocating and I even made deliberate choice of study just so that my certificate could open doors for me.
I grumbled about the monotony of life in Singapore and the idiosyncrasies of our fellowmen. I bemoaned the high COE prices and road congestions and thought that public transport was no better as the train seemed to always turn into cans of sardines (oh, and with all those odour!) during peak hours.
I can go on and on about our local fashion scene, high HDB prices, mediocre nightlife and many copied theme parks.
But since living apart from you, I realised I do appreciate you for all that you are. In fact, I find myself being a complaining and whining lass. There are so many things that I can be thankful for and have taken for granted.
I will just end here. I’m frustrated with public housing prices now but also know that in comparison with other similar-kind of cities, we are still ok.
That’s all. Stay strong and safe, dear Singapore. I’ll be back and serve you again. Soon.