I'm back from my vacation

It was a good break. Here are some of the things that we've done:

1. grocery shopping
2. shopping in the mall
3. playing slot machine in casino
4. sight-seeing
5. A spontaneous weekend trip to Chicago by Amtrak.

I felt like I was being spoiled by my parents again. My dad was cleaning my car for me and my mom was cooking me dinner and making breakfast for me every day.

A co-worker said I should have gone somewhere fancy with my family this week, just to get away from the "mundane". Maybe I am being lazy, I just want to stay in town with my parents. I want them to have the chance to live the life I live, see the things I see here, at least for a week.

Every time when I have to say goodbye to them at the airport, I always wish that they can stay here longer.

In Chicago, someone told me she could never live too far away from her parents and asked me how I could handle it. I guess I just don't think about it too much. And I know that I have to move away from home to find myself.

There's a saying in Indonesia that says it all, "jauh di mata, dekat di hati". It literally means that "far to the eye, close to the heart."


Promod said...

Your quote is interesting. And profound.

I'm lucky that my parents live 2 hours away. Mom will cook, but dad will not clean my car. He does like doing "handyman" things, which is helpful.

yync said...

Hi Promod,

Thanks for the comment! I like the quote. Though the translation doesn't really make too much grammatical sense in English, I found it true to how I felt at that moment. :)