I finally moved out after spending eight months in the dorm. I know it's a little strange to say this, but I am having a little trouble adjusting to home. And by home, I mean Hong Kong. I've only been back for a few days, but right now I have a bad case of homesickness. A few months ago, I could not fathom not waking up in my own bed in the morning and running down the halls to turn on the lights, going down to eat breakfast in the cafe, then trudging to my 9.30am class. Now it just feels weird to walk out from my bedroom to the kitchen to prepare something for myself in the morning. Moving out was really difficult. Normally, I am not emotional when it comes to goodbyes, and I'm fine with letting go and moving on. Not this time. The amount of tears surpassed all my expectations. They started and ended with my neighbour: thinking about how our friendship got to be, how it developed and how I was not going to see him for four months was the first big swing that hit me. I had grown exceptionally close to Jonas - some routines we grew into were writing each other encouraging sticky notes during exam period, covering each other's door in artwork and post-it notes and texting each other under the covers at night. On the day that he left, I was very upset. The second swing was when my dormmates came to hang out and say goodbye to me the day I was going to leave. Seeing so many of my friends that have been there for me in all the good and bad times gathered in my room filled with packing boxes, I was close to tears. Home feels strange to me. I can't hear Jesse's Terradactal screams down the hallway and the chatter/banter/prank-plotting of fellow residents. Everyone made my year in residence a wonderful experience, and I am grateful to every member of my floor for it - regardless of how little or how well I managed to get to know them. This makes me even more thankful to know that I will be returning to Delaware Hall next autumn to hopefully give my future froshies the great experience that I had this year. I can't wait to see what the future holds.