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."

2 comments:

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. :)

YY