Being a true singleton without a surrounding expat community was a true test of self-reliance. I was just starting to develop my daily routines of where to buy groceries, where the good restaurants were, which gasoline station was convenient to go to, when everything came to a sudden stop on March 11, 2011.
I decided to go back to my heart-home. Permanently. Not as a transient expatriate, but as a resident, a contributing member of the local society.