Going Home

Wing Hon, Christine, Wuan and I will be heading to Penang this evening. This particular journey has invoked in me a sense of reluctance. I have been away from home for three months. There is a feeling of anxiety in me now, wondering what awaits me there. I have almost forgotten how it feels like to be in my apartment. Will I be as comfortable and at ease as I am here in Kuala Lumpur? All the tasks that I have left behind needs to be relearnt – cooking, laundry, cleaning. On top of that, I will be working on Independent Living projects beginning April. This is something that is very new to me, and more so to the disabled persons community in Penang. I foresee a lot of work ahead. Nevertheless, I believe that this will also be a fulfilling pursuit. If this concept is successfully adopted, many severely disabled persons will benefit from the liberation that comes with it. Hello Penang, I am coming home!

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

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