“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” Samuel Johnson
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb
I crave to stay put in one place, for at least 5 years. I miss having a stable life. meaning not having to move around, making new friends, assimilating into a new environment every so often. Because its tiring. Kepak.. ko tauk? Kitak cayak sik mun kamek madah.. sampe kinek tok.. kamek nang sekda bilit dirikpun di rumah mek pun.. that is rumah mak bapak mek. kekadang rasa pilu tok pun ada. Sedih. Because eventhough you’re going home, its not really a home. For you have to bunk in some random siblings room or just opt to sleep out in the living room.
At least now in my in laws house, Mr husband and I have our own room. Our own privacy. And for that aku bersyukur. Although mun ada rumah, lagik best lah rasa. Hehe..
Despite me lamenting of wanting ‘stability’, I have to admit that I do take pride in knowing that at least I got to meet a lot of people and stayed in different places along the way. Due to my nomadic existence and line of work, I get to somewhat travel, make acquaintances and exchange experiences/ skills with people. Sarawak, Sabah, Selangor, Johor, Melaka. Mungkin mun ku apply Masters.. ditikam rah kelantan nun.. he he.
Its a plus point to have been able to live & work outside Sarawak for a while, only to come back again for housemanship and then off to see the little world of East msia once again. Having been in a boarding school in JB many years ago has allowed me to meet other students from other states in Msia too. Needless to say, I can proudly say that ‘I know someone’ in every state I go to. Hehehe..
So yes, I may have to move around a lot. perhaps at times living out of a suitcase but all this has not gone to waste. I believe I have seen enough to learn and appreciate the people and happenings around me. All for a life worthwhile.