I sit at my desk now, my bed crowded with stacks of clothing, just as my mind is with thoughts. It's hard to imagine that by this time next week, mum would be alone at home (my parents are split). On my desk lies my half-filled luggage case. I will be flying a week earlier than most freshers, the extra week for seeing London with my dad.
Well, so far I have obtained my visa and settled my medical things (X-ray, vaccination); all that's left is finishing up the packing. All warm clothes and electronic products done; what's left are the things like t-shirts, underwear, and miscellaneous items I'll think of as I pack. My London trip is only half planned; so many places to see! Also - there is another kind of preparation. I will be exposed to a new culture and pine for family and friends; I need to prepare my person for the excitement and sorrows in store!
Ah! - a new chapter.
Joon Yoong Loh