Freedom has four wheels

Yesterday I became the proud user of a cute little blue rental car.   I have so many questions: Where do I get a touch and go from? Is signalling even a rule here? Where are all the roundabouts? Why do some traffic lights take between 4 minutes and a year?    For some context,…

Hello 2018: How did I end up here?

This weekend a bunch of us took a road trip to Penang to celebrate my great friend Aimi’s wedding. On the way home I experienced something that has only happened a few times in my life. I was sitting in the car while Ron filled up petrol at the shell garage. I could see a…

We’re on our way: The men visit Malaysia

Someone recently told me that January is the Monday of months. They were not wrong- I always used to blame it on the British weather- but now I am in year 3 of hot Januarys and I realise there is more to it. It is straight after christmas and it is certainly a long old…

Merry Christmas Lah!

Of year two in Malaysia, term one is nearly over. This term I’ve hit Ipoh, Bali and Malacca and it’s been great. Malaysia you are beautiful and you are forever surprising me. There has been survival of the first term of School of Leadership- even managing to complete the majority of my tasks, and as I…

Weekend // Contrasts

Yesterday I cried in a random KTM train station in the face of difficulty.   Today I can laugh in the face of the love of my Father. Let me rewind a bit. I love to embrace the weekend, and yesterday I was excited for a packed day of celebrations, good food and lovely people….

Hello September

This year is the new beginning. I feel like I should either say yes now and go forward, or turn back. I’m choosing the first. This is the year I truly say yes, I’m all in. Not, I’m in when I feel like it, but yes to the uncertain, yes to the downright scary, yes…

Time for round two.

KL, I’m back! The end of the last term at school left me exhausted in every way, but here I am back in the place that feels so like home right now. The Island-UK-Island holiday sandwich filled with copious amounts of sleep fixed it all. I’m ready. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind:  I…

From bicyles to Mojitos and everything in between: Lily comes to town

Rewind a few weeks: loving the job but craving some adventure.. this ‘half term/long weekend’ just passed was exactly what I needed. What a difference a friend from the homeland makes. Lily arrived in the way she always does, looking as beautiful and as stylish as ever, not like she’d been travelling for 16 hours…

What weekends are made for

After a period of crazy, I’m back to normal: trying to fill in as much as possible into a weekend and making the most of being in Malaysia.This is why I’m here. To make connections. Go to new places. Make the most of being young and single! As always, I learnt a few things: Shopping…