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16 Sep


How did I collect so many things over the last five years?

Moving is cathartic.  You clean out and throw away and repackage.

And it is a huge mess – you can’t find your shoes or something breaks or …

I am very much in the middle of a move – the apartment search that I wrote about was finally successful and I now have the keys (and just a couple of days) to move things from one building in my complex to another.

The apartment is just a little bit smaller (but with higher rent) and a slightly different layout, different furniture…

Packing though is a headache.  I have fortunately found a couple of things that have brought back good memories as I have packed to help ease the pain.

Yes – this was in my desk drawer- more than two years later!

Here is a shot of a ticket to the Shanghai Expo back in 2010 (I threw the ticket away after I took this photo – likely won’t be very useful for me anymore).  To accompany it here is a picture of my brother at the expo during his visit then.  I can’t believe that was two years ago!

My brother with the iconic Chinese pavilion back in 2010. It still exists and I think has been turned into a museum.

Going even further back here is a pair of socks (clean) that I was given on a flight on Philippine airlines.  Back in 2009 when going on my first business trip to Singapore I flew from Hawaii to Singapore (via Manila).  I had already made my travel plans when told I needed to go to a regional training.  That was a great trip to Hawaii with a very good friend and I’m guessing the socks were a result of that trip.

Socks… and a very nice Philippine Airlines bag

After I am moved in – I’ll take some photos to share the new apartment.  For the time being I’ll keep the disaster zone to myself.  I may be a little late on posting this week as I’m still trying to figure out the internet in the new place.

What’s your favorite (or least favorite) part of moving?

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