- Putting my clothes in a dresser/closet and not having to dig through suitcases and piles to find an outfit to wear!
- Washing clothes in my own washer! I've only done laundry once since I've been here. To do so, I had to walk to my co-workers' apartment with my bag of dirty laundry and back with a bag of wet laundry! (Dryers aren't a thing here because they use too much electricity and the weather is so warm things dry instantly anyways!) Needless to say, it'll be nice to walk across just my apartment and not the apartment complex to do a load!
- Taking a real shower! Call me spoiled, but one of my highest priorities while apartment hunting was a western style bathroom. Apparently the "norm" in Malaysia is just to put up a showerhead anywhere there's extra space on the wall and put a drain at the lowest point of the bathroom. As you can imagine, everything (toilet, sink, towel, etc) gets soaking wet. Also, there's usually no set place for your shower needs so you have to reach all over for shampoo, conditioner, razor, and body wash! My new room at the apartment has a glass-enclosed shower! Whoop whoop!
|Case in point. Showerhead & Drain = Shower!|
- Sleeping in my own real bed! Since I got here, we've been staying at the church guesthouse. I'm so grateful to them for letting us stay there. I've been sleeping on a futon with only a comforter. While I've been sleeping just fine, there's nothing quite like cuddling up in your own queen-sized bed to make everything better!
|Six bags of luggage. One comfortable futon.|
|Didn't feel like walking to the mall tonight, so scrounged up whatever food I could find for dinner. Aka, Dinner of Champions! That water's for you, Molly!|
Come on Wednesday!!