For those tuning in only now, I recently revamped how Everyday Asia is organised.
It is now ‘Home‘, ‘Away‘, ‘Work‘ and ‘Play… with a few other menu items like About, Quarterly Review and Start here..
You would think ‘Home‘ would be the easiest to do. Just slap on a new label to ‘Everyday India‘… except it raises a rather interesting question.. what and where is ‘home’… and why?
Clearly Canada is the ‘home‘ of my birth, where I was raised, where many fabulous adult years were enjoyed too!
Equally, India has been my adopted ‘home’ with earlier flirtations in 1990 and 1995 – 96 with several trips back n forth between Canada and India until settling there in 2003.
Yet my predominant work ‘home’ in the last few years is Indonesia! I miss Jakarta, friends, the rhythm of work and life there…
I also call Singapore an alternate ‘home’ as it is where my company is based, my jumping off place to consulting work and fun.
For the purposes of Everyday Asia, I’ll stick with ‘home‘ being defined as Mumbai / Bombay where my partner and I unpack our bags and spend most of our days. A place to share stories about our everyday life in India.
Even better… after all the repair work, we finally have our home back! And are enjoying a short respite before work begins on the 2nd bedroom and we are plunged back into another month or so of hell.
Home sweet home
Anyone else struggle with the definition of home? Or have multiple homes? Or just so darn grateful to have your home back…???