Monthly Archives: September 2011

Yesterday and today – the music you can sing along to

Listening to music on the radio in Malaysia is like taking a giant retro step in to the 1970s & 80s.  It’s like they picked up all the North American throw-away stuff that the west didn’t want.  It kind of … Continue reading

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Random Notes (All the news that’s fit to print)

Random Notes Mid-Autumn in Malaysia It is starting to feel a little like home. We are settling into our routines and adjusting to life here. My work day is long but goes quickly, filled with many meetings, planning sessions, and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Malaysia Day In The ‘Cat City’

                                          Lots more pictures below the post.                           Arlene was asked to conduct student interviews … Continue reading

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Thai’d up in the ‘Land of Smiles’

The Taylor’s Group offers all of its staff from the 3 college campuses and the University campus an annual weekend retreat so that we can meet each other.  There were 4 different locations offered–I selected Bangkok.  Spouses were not allowed … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Kept Man (Driving Miss Arlene)

Surely I am a kept man. I don’t have a Malaysian account, a Maybank card or a hand phone. However, I do have unlimited use of the Madame’s car. I drive her to and from work and anywhere else she … Continue reading

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Pulau Langkawi – our Hari Raya holiday

It was very easy to fly to Langkawi. The old Subang airport is very close to our street, almost walking distance in fact. Of course we took a cab though—a mere 15 ringgits. The airport is small and reminds me … Continue reading

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Personal Probing Questions, ‘Foreign’ Workers, and A PYTHON in a hotel Pool!

Personal probing questions and ‘foreign’ workers “How old are you?” “You make a good salary?” “How much is your condo?” We would never ask these personal probing questions in Canada. Malaysians however, have a habit of asking all kinds of … Continue reading

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