However, a new season has begun, and has been in the making for a while now. The road has been long and arduous, but finally, after almost 2 months of weekly travels, my family is joining me back where it all started - the Lion City. It is with a heavy heart that we leave this land that we have called our home for the past 9 years. A combination of taking on a new challenge in my career, and being mindful of the kind of future that we desire for our two little boys, we decided that the time has come to move on.
Things will be different, and ours lives are going to change in a big way. However, we believe that joining the statistic of Malaysians who have emigrated in the past few years is the right choice for this time and season. We do not know where this move would take us, but we do foresee that it will be a while before we would return. The most difficult part of this decision is the relationships with family and friends that have contributed colorful pieces to the kaleidoscope of our lives, and it's something we will cherish forever. It has shaped the person whom my wife and I have become and who we are as a family of four. For that, we are forever indebted, and we hope these relationships persist even across the longer distances.
As I await my flight this morning, it is farewell for now, Malaysia, and hello Singapore!