While I was on the job today, I was chatting with the general manager of The Food Barn over lunch. Besides chowing on their sumptuous Wild Mushroom Raviolis, we talked about Panda Express, illegal Mexican workers, and life in general. The man may be soft spoken, but he’s had very unique experiences, which I shan’t divulge here.
But when he eventually found out that I was studying in the US, he emphatically got three words out of his mouth as quickly as possible — “don’t come back.” He further reiterates the point that since I’m not on scholarship, there’s even more reason for me to not come back. All this coming from a man who was a scholar, studied overseas, and has seen success in the F&B industry for over 10 years.
When I elaborated on my lifelong desire to have my own family, and that Singapore is probably the place where I have the highest chance of achieving that, he countered with a few different ways/reasons on how to solve that problem. His words? “Don’t come back.”
p.s. 10,000 spam comments are killing me.