Saturday, October 13, 2012

Well This Is New

Never thought I'd have to say this, but I'm home sick.

As a kid, I used to play in this very spot.

When I was a teen, I always dreamed of living abroad because, to be honest, it was boring at home. Nothing exciting ever happened there. Granted the entire population of the country is only a little over 300,000 which is why nothing happened, I didn't care for reasons. I always envisioned myself living in a high rise building in a busy city. I did live in the city back at home too, but it was nothing like I had in mind.

Whenever I visited mom in the island, I was always bored to death. I missed the lights and the sound of the traffic. The beaches, the sea, and the endless rows of coconut palms did not entice me. I hated it. The only good thing about going to the island is that my mom is there.

This is a 'binbi' (finger millet) field, very common in the

Shortly before we came to Malaysia, Nafew and I went to stay in the island for a month. It was still extremely boring, but I appreciated the outdoors more. I even loved walking through the coconut palms.

A palm lined road leading to the beach.
And now that I have been away for more than a year, I'm thinking it's not so bad. I still don't want to live there, but I'd love to visit every once in a while. 

This was such a fun day at the beach.

I wanted to stay here forever but it was getting dark...

I was born and raised in the Maldives so I'm kinda attached, permanently. And I miss it so much.

We thought this was pretty :)


  1. Oh, I *love* your pictures. They are absolutely beautiful!! No wonder you feel a bit homesick! Beautiful place full of memories, and it looks like wonderful people who helped you make them. I'm so glad you shared this! :)

    1. Thanks so much :) You should visit sometime :D