So long, Dublin! (For now..)

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I look forward to relocate soon but will miss Dublin for sure..

I may have “issues” about my life in Dublin but the years I spent living there will be definitely treasured. Living in a country, an apartment unit, a community for five years have given me so many memories I will bring with me wherever I go. For my son, Dublin is his “home”. 

 

Spencer dock Dublin

When I learned we were officially relocating, my initial reaction was excitement and glee. I can barely wait to pack our bags and book our tickets to leave. I thought I will not miss anything about Ireland but I quickly realized I was wrong.

Great famine dublin

As the date drew closer, I found myself taking photos of the places I walk by so frequently. You know, so I have something to remember Dublin by. But apart of taking these pictures for souvenirs, I felt I have “moments” I can’t help but stare at a spot longer than I used to. It’s as if I want to memorize every tiny detail about Dublin I used to take for granted.

Dublin quays

I will miss Dublin. I may have my uncertainties about living here but it has gifted me with so much happy memories while we are there. 

Empty apartment

During my 5-year stay, the place gained me friends. It also allowed me to have much more tolerance to cold and rain – something I really thought I WILL NOT EVER get used to. 

Dublin

I remember looking at the cab’s window on our way to the airport. Apart from the relief that all the packing’s been done and we can start to relax (hopefully!), I can’t help but feel a bit sad knowing it may take a while before we come back. 

Dublin

The sense of familiarity will be gone or take longer to re-develop. I am sure I will love our new place but Dublin will always remain as our former home. In fact, it will always be my son’s first home.

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Thanks for the memories, Dublin! It has ben a great five years for sure!


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