This year I learned that if I am patient things turn out just fine. Actually I learned this before. This year I learned to be nicer to people and tried to talk to strangers. This year I tried to be nice to people even if I am not sure if I like them. Turns out, if you give it a try, most people are more loveable than expected.
This year went super fast. I had a very nice farewell party in Oslo that made me very sad because I had to leave all the beautiful people I have met during the last years. Luckily this planet is much smaller than you think and it is possible to meet people in different places.
From Oslo I went to see Erica and Shaun in Munich
From there to Malaysia to visit my Malaysian family for the first time. During this trip I also went to Borneo and Brunei.
Later meeting up with one of the Stefan’s in Singapore.
From Singapore back to Munich where I was too tiered to communicate and then to my step-father’s house, to my mother’s house and to Berlin.
For Easter I went to Poland with Marcin, Lixian, Jeff, and Sarah and if I am not mistaken it was snowing.
I experienced a super cold spring in Berlin that was just starting to get better in the end of May. But my friends and family made it a wonderful experience to be home for so long.
My farewell BBQ in Berlin was fabulous.
In July I moved to Singapore and started a new job.
Øystein and Casey already came for a visit in my second week of being here which I loved. See! The planet is really much smaller than you think.
For Hari Raya I went to Kuala Lumpur.
In September I went to see Raluca in Hong Kong.
In October I went to New Orleans for a conference and met up with the Norwegian bunch of former office friends.
Later that month I went to Los Angeles to meet up with Marissa who I missed since our ways parted in summer after Heather’s and Dieter’s wedding. I also hung out with Mauricio who I hadn’t seen since a decade.
In November I went to Indonesia and again Malaysia.
Soon Lars is coming and we will spend Christmas at the beach.
All in all I am so happy that I moved to the warm country and have the chance to get to know some more wonderful people and beautiful places. Or beautiful people and wonderful places.
I finally like to go to work again and I am enjoying my free time to the fullest. I feel my life is now three times as fast as it was in the cold country which is good and bad. Good because I haven’t had a dull moment since I arrived in Singapore. Bad because there is not much time to breath and reflect.
I just wish they would finally invent this Star Track transporter so I could see all of you more often.
Now, I would like all of you to think of when would be the best time to meet up again or come visit me.
See you soon