I have been away, first on some soul searching lasting for a few very tearful months where I had to make a vital decision to leave my last work place with a very heavy heart. In the years I have been “the hive”, I have meet some very good people and hopefully also made long-lasting friendships with some of them but I had to get out of a work environment which is becoming progressively toxic.
My last day at “the hive” also coincided with going back to Kay-EL (Kuala Lumpur) for a week followed by very busy catch-ups with friends and family, a few hectic days in Dubai (my first time!) before heading off to Europe ( my second time…yay!)
MM (Mr Man) and I were delighted to receive a wedding invitation n Provence, and thought it was the perfect excuse to head back to Europe (Italy & France)despite having to eat canned tuna and bread for lunch for weeks to recover our expenses when we get back to Oz.
And of course, before we returned to rainy Melbourne, we stopped by in Lion City and spent a couple delightful days catching up with our expat friends living it up in sunny and humid Singapore.
As for food, I never realised how good it felt to have a bowl of simple food court “pan mee” for S$3.00 until after weeks of pasta, breads, rich expensive gourmet food,elaborate dining experiences… I started to almost yearn for something simple and light and not having to try to translate menus into English. It was like balm in form of food for my starving Asian soul 🙂
I will be sharing more of my photos from my travels and impromptu shots on this blog, starting with this camera-shy one of me, so my feet will represent the rest of me :).
We were in Castello Sforzesco, Milan during their summer and the grass was so green that my heart literally leaped with joy (considering how dry OZ can get). I had to roll in the grass despite the curious glances from the locals … they probably thought this Asian tourist must be absolute mad! Like I gave a hoot!
(my happy un-pedicured feet at Castello Sforzeca,Milan)
There is sunshine on my shoulder, a song in my heart and love surrounding me. I am blessed indeed!
Love, Nota Hati