A lunch turned wanderlust adventure

Last Monday, the family and I decided to join some family friends out in Klang for lunch during the long weekend. With some great catching up in session, we drove out to Pulau Carey (transalation: Carey Island) for some super yummy seafood. Starting our road trip off at Kang Guan seafood restaurant right across from Carey Island, we treated ourselves on some scrumptious shellfish. As allergic as I am to these tempting little things, I can promise that it is totally worth it and nothing beats the fulfilling taste of fresh seafood. I wish I could describe to you how fantastic that meal was but that would take forever and I shall refrain in order to keep us all from getting “hangry”.

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Honey, I’m home!

Hey everyone,

Allow me to walk you through my first hours of being home. Imagine, I’m walking out of the airplane headed towards baggage claim at 1:00am and suddenly, out of nowhere, I am hit by the sweltering heat (32 C/ 90 F) and 86% humidity that is Malaysia. My first reaction was “Oh sweet baby Jesus, this is it – I’m going to melt.” My second reaction was “Thank god, I’ll never need a coat again!”

Gotta love that attitude of gratitude (haha)!

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See you later, Oregon

I wish I could put into words how incredible my experience in the United States has been because that would just be the longest blog post ever. Today, I’m sitting at my gate at Narita International Airport in Japan waiting for my connecting flight to take me home to my family. I’ve been travelling for about 15 hours and to be honest, I’m not sure if these post will come out coherent, but oh well, you’ll hear about that tomorrow. Right now, I am going to just take a minute to just explain how hard it was to walk away from two of my best friends to get through security. Continue reading

I should be packing but…

I thought I’d get started on blog post numero dos. Here I am sitting in the middle of my almost empty room (aka just my closet) attempting to consolidate the last 4 years of my life into 3 bags, 2 boxes and a backpack. To be honest, I have no idea where to even start. It’s actually been kinda terrifying to think about how much stuff I’ve accumulated over the past years. It has really made me think about what is truly important in my life. I mean, do I really need this sweater that barely fits because it once looked good during a job interview? The answer is no. A big thing I’ve learned over the past week is to let go of things I’ve been keeping just because of an emotional attachment; the feelings behind these things will still be there regardless or not if I throw it away. Continue reading