Back to Singapore

12/14/10

Leaving California to come to Singapore was easier for us this time than when Jeff came in May and when I followed in August. Unlike our initial arrival, we now know what to expect in Singapore after living here for a few months. I can honestly say that we're pretty comfortable here and can make our way around town quite effortlessly. 

Jeff and I have also become pretty skilled at the art of long-distance flights and eliminating jetlag. We are very efficient travelers and actually love the flights overseas themselves. 

The thing we realized that makes leaving California the easiest, though, is the fact that we were able to see that not a lot has changed back home while we've been gone. We worried that we'd return to an unfamiliar scene, where much had occurred without us being there to witness it. Some things have changed, but not as drastically as we had imagined. Our friends and family are still doing well and the babies in the family haven't forgotten who we are. Knowing that things are almost just the way we left them gives us great ease and makes it easier to come back to our life out here in Singapore. 

Photos from top:
We arrived with two suitcases and came back with five, full of goodies from home
Jeff and his parents dropped us off at SFO
Waiting in line to check in for our flight

5 comments:

  1. I am gearing up for a the atlantic flight on friday...eeeek. i hate flying. hate it. I haven't been home in over a year so def looking forward to catching up and seeing what has changed!

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  2. The secret to surviving jetlag is to start changing your eating times and sleeping schedule early. Sometimes this means forcing yourself to stay awake (or, forcing yourself to go to sleep) on the long flight over.

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  3. We're planning on heading back to Singapore with extra bags too. What kinds of things did you guys decide to pack home? I'm about to dig around the storage locker for more kitchen things. Half my pots and pans went missing in the move. If TSA decides to pull my bag open (which they always do) they're going to really think I'm nuts.

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  4. @Stacey, I'm sure if our bags got searched the TSA agent would probably think I was some sort of packrat.

    I brought a lot of dry cooking ingredients and food, a random assortment of kitchen accessories and utensils, clothes, almost all the shoes I had left at my Mom's house (I couldn't find my other boxes of them in her garage), lots of toiletries, an entire bag of dog toys and treats, bed linens, and Christmas decorations. Along with the usual things my suitcases are normally filled with when I travel.

    Such a random assortment of stuff! It all made it home safely though.

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  5. I am gearing up for a the atlantic flight on friday...eeeek. i hate flying. hate it. I haven't been home in over a year so def looking forward to catching up and seeing what has changed!

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