Changes… Part 6

Part 6

After we both adjusted to jet lag and work began and my son mostly hung about the office while I met up with everyone. Having been a single dad for 10 years in Canada, I did the cleaning, cooking, shopping and laundry with help from the kids when possible. Not having to cook, clean and do chores was amazing.

In Indonesia, it is still very common to have maids, drivers, gardeners and so on. This was one part of my life I would not miss, that’s for damn sure. Not having to deal with traffic, lineups in the store and cleaning was definitely a good thing.

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I made sure that my son knew how to do all that from an early age. That was not going to be a problem for him.  I had complete trust in him. I believe I raised him well, he was smart, responsible and 100 percent trustworthy. I knew I did not have to worry about how he was going to get on with his life. 

He would go back to the Toronto Condo that overlooked Lake Ontario and he would be home. The only thing that would be different; was the fact that I was not there. For me, it was a completely different life.

I had plenty of conversations with my dad and my brother about all this. Yet the most important person for me was my son. I had to make sure he would be alright, and we both felt that all would be well.

Having these conversations prior to this trip with the family was important. My dad and my brother supported my decision, this was a great help.

The first few days of settling in sure were different. Everything from the simple things like not drinking out of the tap to the split air conditioning units was a change.

Having coffee and breakfast served to us was also a very unusual type of thing but quite easy to get used to…trust me on this one.

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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