Saying Goodbye

Bonnie and Brett were likely our very first friendship made in Singapore and they certainly have become some of our closest friends here. Needless to say, I was pretty devastated when I heard that they were planning to move back to the US. I know Singapore is a transient place and I knew that eventually something like this might happen, but knowing this was bound to happen didn't make going through it any easier.  Bonnie and I initially met at a ladies morning coffee group and just kind of clicked right away.  Part of expat life means that when you meet the right person, you cling together for support. Expat friendships can therefore be especially intense, making it even harder when one of you...BONNIE... decides to move on.

Before the big move, Bonnie and I had a girls day at a spa on Batam Island in Indonesia. It is a 30 min ferry ride from Singapore and the Spa which is called Tempt Senang is fabulous.  We had massages, hair conditioning treatments and pedicures. I would highly recommend this place for a relaxing day or overnight getaway. 

For our very last evening together we had a picnic at Marina Barrage to enjoy a meal and the city view together one last time.  It was a tough evening for me, as I realized that as wonderful as it can be at times, an expat life guarantees a never ending stream of heavy-hearted farewells. And the sad truth is that goodbyes never get easier, no matter how many times you rehearse them.

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