Monthly Archives: September 2013

Driving & Dinner

Today is “D-Day” – Driving Day.  This is when I hit the roads in Melaka behind the wheel.  We will see how I do driving on the wrong side of the road (to me that is).  First off, some observations … Continue reading

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Remembering and Night Market

The morning started as many a morning could start.  Doing laundry and some cleaning around the house, although not quite in the way as would be done in Edmonton.  Where we are staying has an old washing machine but we … Continue reading

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River Walk – Wildlife Walk

Most of today was Henry and I.  In the morning Kim had some personal business that she had to take care of, and in the afternoon, well I will explain later.We dropped Kim off in downtown Melaka and then went … Continue reading

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The Future & The Past

Today started as Kim and I took a walk around the neighbourhood.  In Malaysia all the surface water goes into open drains which are ever present wherever you go.  Here these drains are taken as a matter of course, however … Continue reading

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Introduction To Melaka

After breakfast we headed back to our home base and visited a bit until Cynthia and Henry arrived.  Then it was off to explore Melaka a bit. First came a stop at a shopping mall.  Strangely enough, other than some … Continue reading

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Learning The Land – Meeting The Family

The first full day in Malaysia begins, as it should, with breakfast.Kim’s sister Hong takes us to a coffee shop near her home.Now this coffee shop is much different from the way I understood a coffee shop to be.  Here, … Continue reading

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We Have Arrived!

Before continuing with our Malaysian Adventure there is something that I would like to explain.  There is a term that Chinese often use to describe a foreign man, particularly a Caucasian from Europe or North America.  The term is Qwai … Continue reading

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Touch Down In Malaysia

Finally we touch down in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.  Kim is excited and frankly, I am really not sure what to expect.  She is going into familiar territory, I am not.  How will I be accepted by … Continue reading

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Arrival In Asia

First stop outside of Canada on our trip was Hong Kong, where we would connect with our flight to Kuala Lumpur. As we deplaned it was only the second time that I had set foot outside of Canada or the … Continue reading

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Departure From Canada

As many people know, a trip does not start when one checks in at the airport, or drives away from the house.  It begins, quite often, months in advance as plans are made, tickets are purchased (in February for us), … Continue reading

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