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Life choice

“Have you seen enough of the outside world?” asked dad from the other side of the phone.

I remained silence as I didn’t know what to say.

“It’s time for you to come back.” he continued.

It’s not the first time he asks this question. And it’s not the first time either I remain silence.

He seldom call. Most of the time mom did. But this time seems different. He sounded firm.

Don’t get me wrong, I did not run away from home. I’m just living my lives, apart from his.

My family runs family businesses at my hometown, which have been running even before I was born.

Working for him when the kids grow up seems to be the default plan. However, I took a different route 3 years ago when I started a new life in KL.

Life wasn’t easy back then. But it was my choice and I’m happy of where I am now.

Every time I go back to my hometown, he will pop the same question.

“Let me think about it” has always been my answer. And I’ve been using that answer for more than 3 years now.


Few weeks ago my brother called asking me the same question. Few days later, mom called and now my dad.

It seems like the time has come for me to set things clear.

I have to make a choice.

In one hand, I have my dreams; while in the other, I have their’s.

Life has always been about choices we make. And the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose.

And to be frank, I am extremely bad at making choices. No matter which path I choose, I have to give up something.

Well, that’s life. No one says it’s going to be easy.

The choices I have are not that difficult to choose actually. As I already have the answer with me.

But the difficult part is letting go what’s in the other hand.

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  1. We believe in you, and you, you will make a good one for yourself.
    Sometime it’s really hard to let go of something you wish you don’t have to, but if you don’t do it thing will get ugly one day.
    And I believe that is the better choice.
    No matter what, you have us. No matter where you are. 🙂

    p.s. let yourself to be the first to choose who you wanna be.

  2. be a man, do the right thing.

    Take a look at things, from a different perspective. you will see a whole new meaning behind them. (i calm myself all the time with this theory XD)

    so, good or bad choice, stand firm and enjoy each and every steps u take.

  3. Ted Ted

    Decision makin on such issue is always hard. Am happy for you no matter what you’ve decided. Sophea is right, friends worth more than the finest gem you can find in this world. You’ll always have the blessins & care from friends.
    Embarking in a new chapter of life was never easy. But you’ll eventually survive lookin back to the wonderful memories that you had. The choice you made in life will always be a good one as God looks after you everyday.

  4. The picture really tells a thousand words.

    You have got your decision right, back to months ago you’ve also told me your angst.

    What do you think:)

    May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back

  5. max max

    All the best man…

  6. Take a coin, throw it up to the air.

    It is the fate that put you in this situation, now let the fate turn it for you again…

    Good luck 😆

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