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Tioman Island

A Tad Bizarre

As life begins to fall into routines of work, home, and basic daily life, I resort to writing about the “little things”.  You know, those tiny differences that slowly become normal despite their oddness. Perspective is funny, something that at first seems so foreign and… Continue Reading “A Tad Bizarre”

Two months…

Two months… has it only been two months???  School has started and we are in the throws of the beginning of school mayhem.  It’s that magical time of the year when you are exhausted pretty much 24 hours a day and you never seem… Continue Reading “Two months…”

Back to School

The summer wife has retired, and the school year wife is back.  Mind you, I am not necessarily saying this is a positive thing; it just is what it is.  Marty and I returned to school last Wednesday as new teachers once again.  After… Continue Reading “Back to School”

Final Days of Summer

Today is the last day of vacation for Marty and me and I must admit that although I am happy to be starting a routine that does not involve spending so much money, I am super sad to say goodbye to our summer. Not… Continue Reading “Final Days of Summer”

Three Weeks and Counting

Vamos pa’ la Playa & Breakfast with Neighbors

Every single day we are presented with opportunities.  Taking them or not is simply a matter of choice.  Sunday morning at 8 am I made myself get out of bed for the obligatory morning dog walk, or dog crawl as the neighbors call it. Not… Continue Reading “Vamos pa’ la Playa & Breakfast with Neighbors”

The Little Things

It seems to me that the biggest difference between traveling and living abroad are the day-to-day experiences and interactions that you just don’t have when you are merely visiting a new country. For example, Thursday I had to do something that I was truly… Continue Reading “The Little Things”

Our New Home

We have officially been in Malaysia for 2 weeks and we all seem to be settling in nicely.  After our “Jurassic Park” house hunting fiasco last Monday, we met with Piz, a rental agent who works with the school.  She was absolutely amazing: Efficient,… Continue Reading “Our New Home”

Our first few days…

It is 5 am and either I am starting an early riser routine, or I have yet to acclimate to the 13-hour time difference.  These past few days have been mostly about getting comfortable in our new surroundings and watching Marty become a left… Continue Reading “Our first few days…”