Every year, without fail, Hisashi-san and his family will come to Singapore during the summer holidays in Japan. I know other people who have annual holidays to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia too..
I never really got why some people liked to visit the same country all the time until I realised that every year or so, we head back to Japan and Thailand as well haha. I guess we have some kind of emotional attachment and crave the familiarity of the same places. It's like "coming home".. and doesn't mean that there's nothing new to discover with each visit.
Actually with each repeat visit you're able to dig deeper into the country and discover other areas you might have missed earlier.
Oh goodness, you really have no idea how fast time has passed by until you realise how much the kids have grown.
In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Our partners, parents, children... all these come first. When we are pressed for time, we'd usually choose to put aside meeting with friends than skip a family gathering or work trip.
I'm so guilty as charged but really glad that despite moving back to Singapore and being so far away from each other, we've still maintained our close friendship with the Hisashi family..
Do you always travel back to the same places for holidays?
How often do you meet up with your friends?