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The Bangsar Boy bids farewell ... for now

It seemed so long ago that the image above first appeared in StarMetro. In actual, fact, it’s only been five years.

Well, today, that chapter comes to an end. My article for today’s The Bangsar Boy will be the last time I write under that monicker. In my article, I wrote:

In The Bangsar Boy, I have written countless of stories about my life, the people around me and life in Kuala Lumpur and beyond. I talked about my adventures, lamented about this I was unhappy with and shared my dreams and hope.

Between you and me, I think the article got a little bit more emotional than I would have liked it to be. But I went with it anyway because I suppose, that is how I feel. It’s hard to let go of something that has been so much of your identity for the past five years.

Not a day has gone by in recent times that I don’t get called by that name, or a reference made to it. This was a far cry from the early days of the column when I chose to write it without my byline.

Do you remember those articles?

But like I mentioned in the article, the moment to feel sad is over because it is time to look forward.

I will join a regular set of columnist who are already writing as part of StarMetro’s Tale of Two Cities starting Oct 22. In that column, I will share my thoughts and adventures (if any!) about life in London, and how it compares to being back home in Kuala Lumpur.

You can of course keep coming back to my blog (bookmark me or add my blog to your RSS reader!) for more The Bangsar Boy-like stories. Maybe I’ll start a category called The Bangsar Boy in London. :D

But until then, you can read my full article here. Let me take this chance to thank all of you loyal readers of The Bangsar Boy for your love and support. Thanks for joining me for the ride!

12.57pm Greenwich Meridian Time

 

Discussion (13)

There are 13 responses to “The Bangsar Boy bids farewell … for now”.

  1. Have fun in London! :D
    Can’t wait for more of your updates! XP

  2. I know I’ve said this before, but I wish you All the best in your endeavours :D

    • Thanks Pelf, great comfort to know people would wish me twice. hehe

      • I’m a graduate student myself, I know what it takes to go back to school, and I always admire people who take that bold step in walking towards their dreams :D

  3. Woon Chin responded:

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    Keep the writing coming! even if it ended up as the london version of bangsar boy! =)

  4. Realising your dream at 32. You gave me hope and inspiration! Perhaps it isn’t too late for me too.

  5. Jo responded:

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    since i’ve always been a silent reader, this time i will have to say a few things – good luck and all the best in london!! i’m sure you’re going to do great, as always!

    and you’re definitely an inspiration, taking this BIG step :)

    ps. please do send my regards to any of the spice girls if you happen to bump into them! ;)

    • I know which Jo you are (because of the Spice Girls reference!). Haha

      Viva forever!

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