Monthly Archives: November 2011

Avillion Port Dickson on the Strait of Malacca

A couple of weeks ago Arlene emailed me from work to tell me that there was a long weekend coming up at the end of November, and suggested I investigate a place to go.   It’s not like in Canada, … Continue reading

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Candle In The Wind At The Genting Highlands

THE ROAD TO GENTING It’s not called Highlands for nothing. Kuala Lumpur is about 85 kms away in the valley, but a world away from Genting on the top of a jungle mountain. The weather in KL was sunny, hot … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past–Taylor’s Style

Blast from the Past—Taylor’s Style Friday November 18 was Taylor’s Annual Dinner at the beautiful, luxurious, 5 star Sunway Resort Hotel. Over 1500 staff from the school division, college division, and university division attended the event. There are about 10 … Continue reading

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Nice day for a white wedding

November 11, 2011 was a very popular day among the Chinese & Indian cultures for marriage because of the lucky numbers, and we met a few people who did just that. Weddings here are often in 2 or 3 parts, … Continue reading

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“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”

“the weather outside is frightening” and so is the music inside! It seems the malls couldn’t get the Hallowe’en decorations down fast enough to move on to the next commercial season. Arlene noticed that Starbuck’s started using their Christmas take-out … Continue reading

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Hockey Morning in Malaysia

I watched my first NHL game in Malaysia on my computer. The site I used is a free one with live sports.  An ESPN site is also available. Since the clocks were turned back a few weeks ago, we are now … Continue reading

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Maid in Malaysia

Maid in Malaysia I am forever sounding off in favour of equity and justice and the plight of the maids in Malaysia is no exception. I first became aware of the issues for maids here when we were condo hunting … Continue reading

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Malaysia News & Views

“God says nothing back when I say I told you so.” – Wallflowers A few recent controversies highlighted in the Malaysian newspapers have prompted some mixed reactions from locals and seem to highlight the plight Malaysians have to progress into … Continue reading

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Long Weekend at Pulau Pangkor

We have learned to regularly check the calendar for upcoming public holidays so that we can plan some short excursions on any long weekends that are available. There are many public holidays here honoring the various religious and political holidays … Continue reading

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Medical Matters

Medical Matters Several ‘events’ over the last few weeks can best be described as ‘medical matters’. Confinement Lady Last week I was about to visit one of our staff members who had just become a new mother when I was … Continue reading

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