Zen Moment

First time strolling around Ginza during Winter with Faela san, 2015.
Moving abroad can be difficult; you’re out from your comfort zone––facing different weather, culture, and language. After all bureaucracy things done, your new life is begin. Some people survived, some people not. One thing that makes you survive through all challenges is: excitement. Explore your new neighbourhood, walking to the park in the afternoon, find a nice furniture for your home, small shopping for clothes to adjust the new weather, taking a picture, meet new people, small chat with shopkeeper or strange people when you're waiting for the train, see the landmark and tourism spot, culinary tour, take a language class, well.. make memories!

Maybe my journey is not like most of my friends, who go abroad to pursue their master degree, get a job overseas, or living permanently there. Everyone has their own path and the most important thing is you gotta embrace it with positivity. Like this opportunity to live in another part of the world.

The more I stand and look from far away to my usual environment, the more I realised how big the world is and how small (sometimes narrow) people's mind is. I know I will come back and never be the same person again, it’s a part of growing up––our way of thinking evolve too.

I don’t feel homesick. That’s a big surprise, especially for my husband. Maybe because I really aware that I stay only for several years here? or I just love how everything so organized here? well... I can’t think of one. Why should I waste my time thinking about going home instead of enjoy the present?

I feel content.
I have my Zen moment here.


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