Tuesday, August 21, 2012

3 Weeks and Still Learning...

I've been here 3 weeks today! WOW! Time is flying! We're going full force with meetings, I'm settled into my apartment and love it, have met lots of wonderful people... life is good!

In the short time I've been here, I've come to some conclusions & learned a lot about Malaysia. Take note.

- Sweating is a way of life here. Call it what you like (perspiring, glistening, or taking a natural shower) it's permanent and doesn't ever seem to end. It's nice in that it releases all of my endorphins, but it would be nice to just NOT sweat every once in a while.

- Most Malaysians' favorite pastime is shopping or hanging out at the mall. Not because they have tons of money or need a lot of stuff. Nope, primarily because malls provide free air conditioning to prevent aforementioned sweating. I must say, it does work... a little.
Because they're so frequented, they sure do dress up their malls nicely!
 - "Good hair days" don't happen here. At least not for me. I think I may have had ONE in the past three weeks. Maybe that's why mom gave us all bowl cuts before we moved to Indonesia?
All of the "good" pictures are in storage, but I was able to scrounge this one up off Facebook to give you an idea. I'm thinking of going back to this style (hair and clothes...), thoughts?
  - Jaywalking doesn't exist here. If there's a street that you need to cross and cars are or are not coming, go for it! There are some crosswalks and walk-overs, but those are only for the weak.

- The plugs/outlets in Malaysia are crazy. See for yourself. About 1/2 the time, the center piece is made out of plastic, so I'm pretty sure it's quite pointless. 

One of the MANY adapters I've had to buy since arriving. This one is 'universal' so I'm able to use it anywhere in the world.. or so they say!
One thing they did get right is that you can turn the power source on or off to all outlets. Hopefully it'll help us save some money on our electricity bill!

I've learned/observed/concluded a lot more, but that's all I can think of at the moment. More to come in the days, months, and years ahead!  

What is something that you've experienced or concluded over the past 3 weeks I've been here?

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious post. Natural shower = gross.