So, we've moved yet again, this time "back" to Singapore. We get asked "for how long?" or "for good?" all the time, and my answer is "for now".
It's a full circle moment except that Singapore doesn't seem like home in the true sense of the word. It's familiar yet not, it's home yet not.
Tremendous changes have transformed the Singapore that I grew up with into a modern, sanitized, crowded city. Old landmarks are gone, many of the old buildings have been demolished to give way to new ones, new facades have given old buildings face lifts that have rendered them unrecognizable from what I had known.
Previously familiar roadways have now been diverted by construction, with new MRT lines being built left, right and center.
Even the old house where I spent most of my formative years has been "renovated" into an unrecognizable modern looking building.
I long for the day when I can put down roots again, in a place that I can call my forever home.