Dear Reader,


And Hello! again. Notice how short lived that was. You see that’s the thing with most hellos and goodbyes, they are just that. Short lived! I guess it is true that you learn something new each day and probably the one striking thing I’ve learnt in the past couple of weeks is that goodbyes are by far one of the most cunning things in life because we say them so often and so frequently without ever thinking that any one goodbye might be our last.

Now I know what you might be thinking. Why so morbid Momo?!

Well the simple answer is that in the past couple of weeks/months I have had to say goodbye to so many people, places and things that its almost made me question my own decision of wanting to leave Malaysia. And even though the world is rather small these days and the opportunities to meet up are always there, for certain people and certain things its hard to escape the thought that it might have been the last time. And even if life brings you back, chances are the circumstances would never be the same and so even though you are in a familiar place the experience is completely new.

But the reality of the situation is that whether or not I was leaving Malaysia any one of my goodbyes could have been my last because the nature of life is as such. I also think that’s the main thing about goodbyes though, is that they put a count down timer on everything especially for someone who is leaving a place. So its definitely made me value a lot of people and things that I (unfortunately) previously might have taken for granted.

There is a positive side to things of course, when you do say goodbye to many things inadvertently you are going to be saying hello to a lot of other things, unless your dead that is haha! Not sure why I laughed there. Anyways that’s how my past couple of weeks have been, a constant stream of hellos. Which is good to be honest, as it gives me a chance to start over, to create a new image of myself and how I want to be perceived and to finally make use of any previous bad experiences I have had in the past with regards to dealing with people as no one really knows anything previous about me.

Finally you might be surprised to hear, it has been nearly two weeks since anyone has addressed me as Momo.

God Bless šŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “I’m Leaving, I’m Gone!

  1. I understand the feeling now, of hellos and goodbyes and the invisible dividers of chapters in life. I am thankful to have met a friend like you, Momo. Eventhough very brief, one instance is enough to touch the life of another and cause a ripple effect of what is to come. I have been saying my goodbyes without saying it, but by saying “All the best for the future and may we meet again, InsyaAllah.” Even going back to West Malaysia doesn’t seem the same for me. Keep writing and keep in touch, Mohamed Hassan šŸ™‚


    1. Am glad that I had the opportunity to meet such an artistically gifted individual like yourself, and you are completely correct to say that sometimes it’s not about how long you know the person but about how big of an influence they have on you.

      I wish you all the very best as well and I certainly hope that we meet again. I’ll keep writing and I’ll definitely keep in touch šŸ™‚


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