20-20

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It was cloudy at almost second week into summer.

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We spent most of the day showing mom places she hasn’t been to before.

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And while there, we learned more about mom. How she was lost at sea for 5 days and how she used to sell insurance and houses. It’s funny how much we have yet to learn from the people who we spend our every days with.

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That night Maggie and I returned to the island.Β It felt so much like home.

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ImageMaggie’s favourite place.ImageImageHere we unlocked the secrets to getting over heartbreaks, and how to properly celebrate meeting new friends but that night, we learned how to win at XO’s.Image

I don’t know how many times we climbed that flight of stairs. In different states.

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We hopped on a mini bus back because the night was over.

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The way back was like a tour, of all the places she used to call home.

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And the old homes of friends who have made this place Home.

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I remember the day we sent her off to Hong Kong five years ago. Sometimes I don’t understand why we felt so uncertain at that time. If I could talk to us back then, I would’ve told us that things will turn out fine — even great.

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But uncertainty is beautiful like lights mimicking fireflies across rain swept windshields. Sometimes we’re not so sure where we’re going. And it’s fine to be blurry at some point —

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— because clarity comes before we know it.

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New places are always scary —

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A couple of years back, maggie received a court summons from the Hong Kong Government for crossing the street on a red light. I guess she has learned now – how to cross when it’s time to.

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A key to the old apartment. I’m glad some of the old things got to cross over to this side.

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