Monthly Archives: December 2011

The last word(s) post

To end the year I provide three very wise quotes for our blog before we make our way home to Canada for the Christmas season. Merry Christmas everybody. Arlene & Dennis Malaysia 2012 December 18

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Malaysian wedding reception – Chinese style

Arlene & I attended the wedding reception of  Wai Yee and Wi Siong last night at the Oversea Restoran, in the Plaza Armada Hotel in Subang Jaya.  Wai Yee is a lecturer (teacher) in the Cambridge program at Taylor’s.  Wai … Continue reading

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No slippers but here’s your newspaper

I have got in to the habit of picking up a newspaper every day now. I have found a place in both directions when I do my 4km walk, where I can stop in and pick up the paper. Occasionally … Continue reading

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Beware all you punk rock fans

About 60 punk rock fans at a concert on the island of Sumatra, which is just across the Strait of Malacca from Malaysia, were given a ‘moral cleansing’ recently when picked up by Indonesian police.  It was believed that the … Continue reading

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Snap, Crackle, Pop

Snap, Crackle, Pop Although I am looking forward to traveling home to Canada in the next few days I am certainly not looking forward to the long flight—particularly since my back has been causing me a lot of discomfort recently. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmases Past (a collage of years gone by)

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News, weather and much more

Rejoice. We have a new king! I’m not talking about the One who comes at Christmas, but here in Malaysia, a new king has been proclaimed (elected). Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah has become king for the second time. … Continue reading

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We’ll be home for Christmas (Things we miss)

As I sit at my computer with the fan and air conditioner going, I look forward to our first trip back to Canada. We have had a great 6 months in Malaysia and are 1/4 of the way through Arlene’s work … Continue reading

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A Malaysian-Christmas Feast

Last Saturday evening we were treated to a Christmas Buffet in the Party room at the Boulevard Subang Jaya Complex.  A select few of the CPU teachers, Principal & spouses organized the evening, complete with colourful centrepieces, red tablecloths, and Christmas … Continue reading

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Our visit with Datuk Mr. Ted Miles

Arlene and I were invited to join a small group of Taylor’s staff in visiting a former principal of Taylor’s who now lives with his caregiver in the jungle.   We didn’t have very many details, other than Mr. Ted Miles … Continue reading

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