Alone in a foreign land

Been a long time since I last blogged. Contemplating to write my personal blog entries in this blog too instead of just writing travel entries here. Shall try writing about life objectively instead of just rambling negatively.

My brother just flew over to Shanghai yesterday morning for a semester of exchange programme at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Lucky him. I didn’t even get to send him off at the departure hall. No updates from him yet, which I have no right to complain. Just like the way i always travel overseas without even bothering to call my loved ones back at home. Guess we all just want to be free when we are overseas.

Come to think of it, why didn’t I go for an exchange programme when I was in university? It would have been such a memorable highlight of my university life. My friends happily went for theirs in North Carolina while I immediately shunned the idea after considering the huge sum of money needed even if it is just for a semester. Didn’t think my parents could afford it then, since we had already got a study loan just to pay my university fees.

Anyway, I’m just wondering when I will have the courage to travel alone in a foreign land. First got inspired after watching the Korean drama “Scent of a Woman” whereby the female lead character discovered that she had cancer and could only lived for another six months at most. Thus, she decided to just go ahead to spend all her money that she had painstakingly saved and flew alone to her dream destination, Okinawa, Japan for a luxury vacation. Will I even survive on my own for a short trip? Or will I be too bored on my own? Think I will still prefer to travel with my friends who never fail to make my travel adventures fun and interesting.

My next overseas trip should be to Shanghai during my June holidays with my mum to visit my brother. It’s still too early to start planning for it but never too early to start counting down to my June holidays. Just a few months to go. 😀