I’m still here! It may have seemed as if FGK had gone into the interwebs abyss never to be heard from again. I assure you, I am still here. I’m still thinking about FGK, writing new recipes & taking lots of good travel pics to share. I just disappeared for a little while. Here’s why:
In February, some big & sudden changes came about. Mr. FGK & I had been discussing moving to Singapore. Our contracts in Korea were due to expire at the end of the month. We began interviewing with schools in Singapore & making tentative plans. Still, it was all discussion & all the plans we made were tentative. We didn’t think we’d actually go through with it. And then … we did. We just packed our bags & left for Singapore.
As many expats will tell you, once you’ve made the commitment to living abroad & out of a suitcase, changes can come about very suddenly. We’ve opened our lives to spontaneity. When a new opportunity comes along, it can be as simple as packing our bags & hopping on a plane. It still catches me off guard at times how quickly we can change our entire lives.
We had grown so comfortable in Korea…too comfortable. We had lost sight of adventure & the distinctly Korean things around us. Things that were once so completely exciting & unusual to us, no longer surprised us. It was time to make a change & reopen our eyes to the world around us.
In the span of about two weeks, we accepted new jobs in Singapore, packed up our life in Korea & decided to drive across America for a month in between. We left Korea on Sunday, March 1st. I’ll spare you from too much sentimentality & just sum it up by saying: goodbyes are never easy. No matter how many times I move, it never becomes easy to leave. My time spent living in Korea forever changed me. The people I met in Korea, my experiences there & Korean food are still a part of my life. In a big way.
FGK will continue to explore Korean food. I repeat, FGK has not abandoned Korean food! In fact, my fusion experiments may have only just begun.
I live in Singapore now. I arrived here April 6th. I spent the first few weeks training for my new job. The next few weeks I was condo hunting & getting settled. Now, I’m back to FGK business as usual.
Oh & did I mention, I live in Singapore now? This place is a mecca for food, spices & culture from all over the world. I think I will thrive here. There is so much to play with & explore. And as you may have noticed, I think about food a lot. This place will be good for me.
Oh yeah, Mr. FGK & I drove across America!!! That’s next up on the blog…