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Monday, September 14, 2015

Homesick for My Now Not-Home

I was listening to Spotify the other day when this song called "Pompeii" by Bastille came on. I'm sure everyone's heard it before... but if you haven't, I've embedded the video at the end of this post. This song takes me back to Singapore. I danced to remixes of this song when I turned eighteen in Singapore's nightclubs. Whenever it came on the radio in Singapore, my friends and I joked that Singapore would always be the "city that we loved", like in the lyrics.

Also my school used to sell these and I miss them immensely. 

I went to Singapore this summer and realised then I had the strangest feeling of being home while not actually being home. It felt more like home than driving through my actual hometown felt like... and I spent fifteen years in my childhood home! Maybe it's because those three years shaped so much of my current world view that I feel like Singapore is still sort of home.

So now I'm homesick for a place that isn't even home anymore. I don't miss high school or living at home (sorry Mom and Dad). I just miss the food, the people, the public transportation and the culture. Even though Singapore is going through some crazy political stuff right now and the PAP is under a lot of criticism, it's still an amazing place to be. I'm so proud that I called it home once and that it still holds a piece of my heart.

1 comment:

  1. I really think that sometimes, when you get there at the right time in your life, you can gain this amazing, strong connection with a place that you've not necessarily experienced for long, especially if you had incredible, altering experiences there. I hope you can keep going back through your life, Singapore sounds like such a special place for you :)



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