I fell in love with a lady. And I fell in love with her city. What a vibrant city this is. Kuala Lumpur – I left my heart here six years ago. Each time I return, things would have changed except the love that I found here. That love, it blossomed and flourished. There never was a more fulfilling relationship than this. This fertile land has nourished a passion that I never thought possible. This is what that has been drawing me back since.
This city will always be special in many other ways too. It heralded the beginning of my journey towards independent living. For the first time in my physically disabled life, I ventured 400km here all by myself. That was the decisive moment where I determined that I wanted to break free from the invisible shackles I imposed upon myself. Such was the power of love that it could motivate the doubtful mind to realize the seemingly unachievable. It was love that set me free. It was this city that gave me the opportunity.
Kuala Lumpur is where I found my ladylove. It was also here that I discovered dreams are not impossible as long as I dare to dream it. Once the heart is set, nothing can hold it back. This city continues to conceive a thousand dreams in my mind that I want to make into realities. It is here that my love is; it is here that my heart is; it is here that many great friendships have been forged. One day, I hope, I can call this city home. This is Kuala Lumpur – the city of possibilities.
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