Now that I have a London zip code, a UK bank account, a Giff Gaff number, and a national health insurance code, I am about 90% set on becoming a London resident. I believe that this relocation process will be officially complete once my Apple App Store is switched to a UK account.
As a born and raised Yangonite, I will always carry a part of Yangon wherever I shall live in the next couple of years. As much as I enjoy my new life in London, with its very British way of calm and collected energy, the chaotic Yangon is always in the back of my mind.
And I started dreaming about being back at my family home since the very first week, which is NOT how homesickness normally works. When you are homesick usually, you get really excited and high on the new place for the first few weeks or even months, and a sense of longing kicks in later. In my case, I am having this parallel experience of thoughts about home, an excitement about London, and a hectic beginning of the orientation modules at school, all at the same time. This has not given me much time to decompress.
What will become of this blog? No idea so far.
Listening to Karen’s Mixtapes floods my flat with Yangon nostalgia. And I also found a playlist I gave her last year, titled The Well Curve. Here is the same playlist on YouTube.
“It’s called The Well Curve because it’s low on the middle and high at the extremes, which is how you feel when you go through a negative experience. These 5 songs are supposed to accompany your journey through The Well Curve.”
Enjoy your Well Curve journeys!