Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

It’s seven PM here, but my body is telling me it’s late morning and it hasn’t slept since Sunday. The perils of travel: disorientation, fractured routines, a sense of the unknown. Except this trip is to Singapore, a place i’ve visited many times these last few years and an island of familiarity in a sea of strange experience. I remember the first time i landed here, three years ago, the sudden humidity hitting me with a force and an aroma that was strange and yet now comforting. The first taxi ride, seeing palm trees and iconic buildings for the first time. Now familiar: comforting as a homecoming instead of mysterious.

Familiarity

I have friends here now, some through work, some through music, some through our community online around the Social Age. Many friends. This place feels safe, feels secure. Though bounded by unfamiliarity, i find myself in an oasis…

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