Living Well

Back to my roots, starting in Shanghai

A job opportunity in the Chinese city is a chance for me to pursue my passions for reconstructive surgery, art, architecture, culture and history

Somewhere deep in the back of my mind has resided a restlessness and growing desire to do something new and exciting with my life.

Not that there's anything wrong with the life I have now - I have much to be thankful for and have been very fortunate - but there comes a point when you wonder what it would be like to start afresh, to chart new territories, to see if you could do it all over again and what you would do differently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline 'Back to my roots, starting in Shanghai'. Print Edition | Subscribe