1996-99: Canberra

Intro: Canberra

Canberra was my home from January of 1996 till about September of 1999. While for three and a half years I was hard at work to complete my PhD, it was also one of the most wonderful times in my life. I have made many wonderful friends and learnt to live independently.

In fact, during the 8-hour drive up from Melbourne in my trusted Ford Laser with my brother, I was listening to Eric Woo’s songs. I can still remember vividly one particular song. Since I don’t have the lyrics with me, basically the song says that when we are young, we long to be away from home and seek our fortunes in a faraway land. However, by the time we return to what we used to call home, things would have changed a lot in the meantime.

Little did I know how appropriate that song was to become for me. Now, years later, I am still travelling about…

To be continued…

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