But, I figured my first day in the new homeland would be good to record.
I woke up around 6:30 (thanks, jetlag!) and got showered and ready. Around 8, my director, his wife and I went across the street to an Indian restaurant to get breakfast. Now, I'm not the hugest fan of Indian food, so really wasn't sure how I'd enjoy it for breakfast, but it turned out to be super yummy! I got a dish called Tosai Telur. "Telur" means "egg" in Indonesian/Malaysian, and I don't know what Tosai means. It was a huge crepe with some dipping sauces. Plus fresh squeezed orange juice, yum!
After breakfast, we headed over to the church where our school is going to meet. They gave me a grand tour (all 5 rooms!) and I was able to get online and let people know I'd made it... I know you were all so worried! Haha.
Then we walked over to the apartment of Jalah and Clay (a married couple who I'll be teaching with! I'm sure you'll be hearing more about them because they're awesome!). We hung out in their apartment for a few hours just catching up. They gave me a quick insiders view of KL according to what they'd experienced so far. By the time we got done talking, it was lunch time, so we walked back to the Indian restaurant where we'd had breakfast and got food (apparently, it's a crowd favorite, I have a feeling it'll be a frequented place!). From here we went to buy me a phone so I'd have a way to be in touch with (some of) the world. I went for the cheapest.... Super weird transition from a Blackberry to a super generic flip phone with T9 texting!! So far, it's a nice little downgrade!
|Look at that fine piece of craftsmanship!|
Around 7:30 I got a call from an unknown number, answered it to hear my sister telling me they were at the OTHER airport (20 minutes away). The other airport is the Low Cost Carriers Terminal (LCCT). I thought it was for domestic flights only. Had I known it was for cheapo airlines in general, I obviously would have gone straight there. :) After a brief re-negotiation with the taxi driver, he took me over there, we got the family, and headed to the beach. It was a lot more stressful than it sounds here (they didn't have a phone, my Internet was spotty, the taxi driver worked for a middle man who was super sheisty, etc), but we got to Port Dickson in an hour or so. We quickly got settled into our villas, and I went almost straight to sleep, silly jet lag!