It's time to say goodbye to mainland China.
It has been an eventful three years and I have made many friends and learned many lessons, but I look forward to more freedom, at work and play.
I don't regret coming here - even the most difficult times come with lessons and learning, and I need and welcome both. I will miss the friends I have made, but I'll take them with me, and try to remember fondly those who didn't make it to friend status but still enriched my time in China.
Wherever I end up living in Hong Kong, I plan to have space for friends to visit. This is an open invitation to those I care for. (Tom, please don't lock me out again.)