I'm leaving...

Posted: July 14, 2009 by fievel in Labels: , ,

It's difficult to really write anything concrete about finally leaving Singapore today. Mixed feelings of anticipation, apprehension, excitement, fear, all rolled into one, and the magnitude is also muted by the fact that I'll be returning for a week in 3 weeks' time for my wedding =)

Something slightly amusing happened when I was applying for my Exit Permit from the Singapore Armed Forces. At the end of the whole process, they had a question for me....

They asked:
Please select the reasons below for your decision to go overseas for studies, in order of priority.

I guess I still feel a little indignant about how things are in Singapore and so I was glad to have the chance to provide some form of feedback to our leaders (since this was obviously not a SAF question).

There were 10 concrete reasons + 1 "others (please elaborate)" choices.
I chose, in order of priority:
1) I was unable to gain admission into the local education program I was interested in.
2) Others: I have been unemployed for a while now and when I was employed, I was unable to afford my desired standard of living. Housing is too expensive (then the allowed number of words was used up and I couldn't write anymore, otherwise I might have written a blog entry to SAF.)
3) I intend to migrate.

Ok, time to go wrap up the packing...


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, all the best to your new adventure in Australia. I have been following your blog on migration only recently, which appeals to me.

  1. elyzabeth says:

    take care man! I'll see you in 3 weeks! blog more... or blog crap. anything. ha