Plane tickets? Check.
Application for school? Check. But I’ve yet to receive the official admission. Bummer.
Anyway, I’m mostly done with the paperwork and other requirements for our travel, but I’ve yet to pack our things. I’m getting all panicky when thinking about what things we have to bring, what things we can leave behind, what things we can definitely do without. It’s actually very hard to decide, because although I’ve been to the UK before, I only went there as a tourist and I’ve never actually experienced living there on a long-term basis.
The other day I was discussing with Baggy about the things I wanted to bring to the UK. I told him that I wanted to bring stuffs like kitchen rugs, toilet seat covers, Japanese foodstuffs like nori, miso paste, furikake, etc. I even thought about bringing with us the spare washlet (toilet with washing function) we have at home – gee, what would I ever do without it? 😛 Baggy must have thought that I’m going overboard with all of these because he finally said in exasperation: "Why don’t you just bring the whole house with you?"
Well, if I could, I would. 😀 I’m quite comfortable in my house, thank you very much. It’s my personal haven.
Then Baggy further grilled me: "How many pieces of luggage did you bring when you came to Japan? Only one!"
He’s absolutely right! I brought only one luggage, although it was quite big. Half of it contained a winter coat donated by one of my aunts who lived in the US. The rest were some recently purchased clothes plus some house clothes. That was it. I didn’t even bring with me any sinigang mix or any of those Philippine foodstuffs. Well, maybe I didn’t know better. And maybe I was naive back then.
Well, things are definitely different now, and with a child in tow, I have to carefully plan our belongings and things we would bring with us.
Anyway. Just one more week to go before we fly. Wish me luck in the preparations.