Moving to Singapore and restarting a life here is tough for some one like me who has never aspired to leave my country. All my school mates, college mates etc have found their way either through jobs or marriage in Switzerland, US (of course), Sweden and even Finland. But me never wanted to leave India, and in fact that was my primary criteria while I was groom hunting 4 years back. With my elder sister already in the US, I always wanted to be living close by to my parents and be at their side whenever needed. I tried 100% till about now.
Well, I can’t control or dictate how situations evolve in my life — some lead to happy endings & content beginnings, others ensure an ugly time while they last. I’m still debating what category the current situation fits in. But anyways now that I’m in a foreign country which has been fairly kind to me until now, I better make the best of it.
Singapore is a great place to restart. I read somewhere that the expat community here is one of the largest per capita in the world, with 27% of the entire population being non-residents.
But as I write this blog, it’s dawning upon me that it is only natural to resent the change and take some time to get used to everything new in life. This also includes moving around with our luggage, finding an apartment, settling in, and lots of backaches!
UPDATE: Found a fab video on Singapore. See and laugh