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.
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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