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It occurred to me that I have a little more than a week before heading back to Tucson. In the words of a small Von Trapp girl, "I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie".
Like a true Singaporean, I'll miss the midnight suppers, the endless bustle and the towering city. But there's something to be said about the slower, quieter life. Somewhere inside I know that it is the feeling of home, a place where I can escape the ever-moving facade of work.
I can phrase my feelings no better than to modify the words of the American writer Getrude Stein,
<center><em>Singapore is my country, but Tucson is my hometown</em>.</center>
Either way, I'm leaving home for home.

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