If I could go back in time, would I choose to stay in Taiwan or go to other places instead of coming to Australia? I wasn’t happy when I was in Taiwan 4 years ago, that’s why I came here. If I had known that coming to Australia only made the situation worse, would I still come? In some way, I think I did quite alright in Australia; I got PR and now have a job that pays enough for support myself.

Why don’t I go back to Taiwan? Because Taiwan has already become an unfamiliar place for me. Because I don’t have time to start all over again. Because I can’t afford another mistake, even though I don’t know if going back would be a mistake or not. It’s a risk I don’t want to take.

I would choose not to know some people if I could go back in time, maybe I would be happier now.