Monthly Archives: January 2012

Farhana’s wedding & some newspaper bits

We are on a roll with cultural weddings in Malaysia.  That’s two in two months.  Back in December, just before we flew back to Canada, we attended the Chinese wedding reception of  Wai Yee, a lecturer at Arlene’s school, and … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – The Celebration Continues

In 2011 the Chinese New Year was Feb. 3rd and when we first arrived in Malaysia in mid-March, decorations were still to be seen everywhere.  That’s how serious Malaysians take the Chinese New Year.  The new year begins on the second … Continue reading

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Exciting week with our Canadian guest

It is now  Friday afternoon, and already the excitement level has dropped off.  I drove Arlene to work at 7am this morning as usual, and then later this morning I dropped off Ralph West, our second Canadian visitor, at the LCC … Continue reading

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Cambodia Trip

Our friend, Ralph West is in the midst of a South-east Asia trip, and I met up with him in Siem Reap, Cambodia last week.  He had flown from Toronto to Bangkok and then traveled overland to the Thailand-Cambodia border … Continue reading

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Gong Xi Fa Cai

        One month ago we left KL for Christmas holidays at home in Canada and yet it seems like ages ago since we were there. Our trip back was long and arduous, jet lag having lasted a … Continue reading

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Some differences noticed between Malaysia & Canada

Being back home in Canada for 2 1/2 weeks over the Christmas season, gave me a chance to reflect on some of the differences between the two countries and our residences in Shah Alam, Malaysia and Pembroke, Canada.    Our … Continue reading

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Our flights from & to Kuala Lumpur

Many people have asked me about the flights to and from Malaysia.  It involves 3 flights over three continents with twenty-some hours in the air.  From our condo in Shah Alam, it is a one-hour taxi ride to the Kuala … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

The long awaited day to fly back to Canada finally came on Dec. 19th.  Arlene had worked the weekend on Dec. 17 & 18 at Taylor’s College, as this was a busy time with Open Day, so we made our … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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