Back in Rome!

Time passes so fast and we’re back in Rome now.

I’m missing the routine that I had – like walking down to the mini-mart, getting groceries, listening to the sounds of people talking, the bustling of activities in the morning.

I’m definitely missing how easy it was to get food  favourites such as Prata, Nasi Lemak and Laksa. My mum making many of my favourites and eating them together with my whole family, was such a simple joy for me.  And we’ve visited quite a number of new vegetarian places in Jurong that I’ll try to to write a post about it soon.

Most of all, I’m definitely missing my friends and family – 3 weeks just isn’t enough bonding time and to do everything that I wanted to do. The next time I hope that I could stay for a little longer – maybe a month or two? Then Cart can join me later since he can’t take too long a leave.

In any case, Singapore has changed so much – new buildings when it used to be an empty plot of land, and then there are buildings which are now gone and or cordoned to be demolished.

There are nuances that I see, like on the road for example, no cars stop by the side of the road at all till a taxi driver explained that there are cameras now installed at every junction and I see people queuing up at the bus interchange when just a few years back it’s common to see people cutting the queue.

What happened? Keep in mind that it was only about 2 years ago since we’ve last visited. Part of me feels sad at the rapid changes, especially in Taman Jurong where my childhood stomping ground used to be and not being to recognize what I used to know. But that’s the price you get for improvements, I guess.

Anyway, now that we’re back in Rome I’ll try to get back into my blogging routine  – onwards and upwards!