I spent the day looking out while I was on long bus rides and train commutes trying to observe hong kong before I have to leave in a few days. It’s kinda scary =/ I don’t think I have/ever will fully understand that I lived here for a few months. Maybe I didn’t really.. Because I was traveling a lot but when it comes down to it, Hong kong was my home this semester. And with or without people I’ve known forever, there are those who I would never forget as being a part of my memories of the experience here.
I actually don’t think it will be that bad when I am at hkg for the last time this Sunday. I’m sure I will return to hong kong in the next decade. I mean I’ve been here many times before.. It’s just that this time is unique in that I was a real resident going to school and having responsibilities (sorta haha ) whereas all the other times have been simply for travel and visiting relatives.
Would I live here permanently? Depends on the situation really. In the beginning of the semester I remember telling myself I had already answered the question just one month into studying abroad: no. But in all honesty, given the right amount of comfort and job opportunity I can do it without complaints, although maybe not when it’s scorching hot and mosquitoes are biting. I really liked living on hk island. I survived in hong kong =]
I’m happiest about being able to travel from hong kong this semester. Asian countries have a lot to offer and the sometimes shitty climate actually makes for gorgeous jungles and beautiful beaches. Also this competition of building the tallest buildings ever is kinda entertaining. I don’t particularly enjoy being attaked by mosquitoes but i guess the scars will remind me of these memories for about a year or two =p
I didn’t expect too much from studying abroad but I got everything I wanted and more. Am I ready to go home? Yeah.. Back to my house, bed, family, boyfriend, friends, car, and weather that I can handle. Am I ready to leave hong kong? I’m not sure I want to consider this leaving quite yet.. I’ll be back. =]
I will be done packing up the stuff I’ve accumulated in Hong Kong and be on my way back to California! The past few days, I have been dying to go home.. 1) finals 2) it’s hot and 3) I got sick =[ But now that I have one week until my last final and I have a list of stuff to do before leaving, I will try to cherish these next ten days!