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…

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…

My KL Bucket List

I love lists. I make lists for every aspect of my day; to-do lists, future plans, what food I need to buy, what I am worried about, what I’m happy about. And so on and so forth. With that in mind I have complied a small list outlining what I would love to achieve in…

Jeremiah 29.11

So I may have news! The details are boring but the fact is I’m staying here in KL next year. I’m going to be doing something that I really want to be doing. This means two years in the same city! I’m content that I’ll be starting a new academic year in a familiar place….

Visitors from the West, and travels to Cambodia

This month South East Asia was invaded by a couple of old university Friends. Frankie and Olly arrived at the beginning of the month, a week before the break for Chinese New Year. They spent the first week at my pool and exploring KL while I worked. That was harder than I thought it would…