Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Migrating To Vietnam

I still can't upload any pictures. Is anything wrong with blogger? >.<

I have been trying to put of telling this as I wasn't really sure it was confirm yet... furthermore somehow or rather, i wasn't sure i was coming here myself but it looks like we are quite confirm in moving here now..

My dad first told me last year. He sms-ed me when he was in Vietnam and told me that there's a possibility that we may migrate to Vietnam. At that time, he told me that I may have to stay in Malaysia myself to study in the university. When I saw wat he wrote, I was totally shocked and heartbroken. I have always been super close with my family. Never been apart from them for more than 2 weeks! The mere thought that we would be living in a different country was quite unthinkable. I burst into tears at that moment even though it was just a small little plan.

Later when my dad came back to Malaysia. I asked him for more information. It seems that the company he was working for is planning to built a factory in South East Asia and they were actually gonna built it in Malaysia. But for some reason, whether politically or economically which I will not mention here... they finally decided to built it in Vietnam. And my dad is gonna oversea the entire operation. So the whole family is gonna move over there.

My mum told me that she's not gonna make the same mistake her sister made which was not to follow her husband when he was transferred over to KL (she's in KK, Sabah now). Now they are literally separated.

I know my mum is really dreading to move over to Vietnam. She has always hated moving. Whether it is just down the street or across the sea, she hates coming out of her comfort zone and I understand her. We had to move from Sabah to KL when I was 13 years old because of my dad's job and my mum took 5 years to finally make friends and settle in. Now she has to start all over again. It's not easy finding good friends. But for her family...

My mum came over to Vietnam quite a number of times since we knew that we would move here. My brother and I too have been over to Vietnam a few times. 5 or 6 years ago. But that was for holiday. I recall my mum saying that when you come over here again with a mindset that you're gonna make this your home, you'll see things differently.

I didn’t believe her initially but now... It's kinda scary when I look around. How am I gonna settle down? How's my family gonna settle down. We have been living in Malaysia for so many years. Malaysia is our home, it is my birth home. What about the food? Where am I gonna find Malaysian Food? There's no Malaysian Food over here. Everything is in Vietnamese.

Though I really admire the Vietnamese, they're really trying their best to learn English. =) But somehow... it just doesn't feel right.

And my brother is still young. He's only 13, I’m sure he can settle down easily.

But there are no universities suitable for me over here. Wat am I gonna do? I'm applyin for the States now but... wat if?

And wat about Cody?


Missing Cody...


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh .. now i know. anyway, good luck in your quest for a uni in vietnam. i'm not sure since i hvnt been there my self.

btw, i dont hv any problem uploading pics to blog today.

Anonymous said...

Hi,Wishing you the best in vietnam. :)
Thanks for sharing He!He!He!
hope all goes well

zingtrial said...

Hi,I sure you will be allright in Vietnam Uni.
I would like to take this oppurtunity to wish you well, you see that comment above Anonymous yes that is me forgot to put my name He!He!He! so you get two from me my friend.
Thanks for sharing
Wish you well

Anonymous said...

I envy you. May you be happy there.

Anonymous said...

Princess,

I know it's probably very difficult for you right now. You strike me as the kind of person who is very positive and adventurous. I'm sure you'll make the best of things whatever (or wherever) your future is.

terra shield said...

Yikes... this is indeed surprising...

Anyway, wishing you all the best in Vietnam.

Merv Kwok said...

migrating? wow....

-Princess Shin- said...

merapuman,
thanks.. =) There arent a lot of unis here in Vietnam. But it's definitely a nice place to visit. Drop by someday!

zingtrial,
Thanks for reading! =) Glad you like it..

anonymous,
Thanks! =)

menchie,
Thanks. I hope it's true too..

terra shield,
tell me about it.. moving all the way to a foreign place! Wish me luck! =)

merv kwok,
Yup! Suprising eh? Hehe..