The Transition from Lockdown in Malaysia to Freedom in the US

The Transition from Lockdown in Malaysia to Freedom in the US

Hey there! It’s been a minute. I’ve been home for about a month now, and I haven’t blogged in a while. Because truthfully, I wasn’t sure what to write about. I’m still not sure. I’ve always been an expat blogger in Malaysia, but I’m not anymore.  I’m an expat...
Dear Malaysia, Did You Really Just Kick Us Out?

Dear Malaysia, Did You Really Just Kick Us Out?

In my last blog, I wrote about how Mark and I were planning to leave Malaysia temporarily. Go to the US and Mexico and see how we feel, come back to Malaysia with new eyes. Feeling better, refreshed and regrouped. We were going to be gone for a while but come back and...
Dear Malaysia, We Love You, but We’re Giving You a Time Out

Dear Malaysia, We Love You, but We’re Giving You a Time Out

Dear Malaysia, You’ve been so good to me. You’ve taught me about the world. You’ve taught me about patience. About kindness. About privilege. About friendship. About sadness, loss, and love. But you’ve also taught me about frustration. Anger. Racism. Inequality....
21 Pretty Penang Cafes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Dessert First

21 Pretty Penang Cafes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Dessert First

Put on your bib. You’re about to start salivating. This list of Penang cafes is all about indulgence. As far as I’m concerned, it’s totally acceptable to have dessert first. Actually, if you want, have 2 desserts and skip the main course altogether. No one here is...
What to do in Melaka: All the Best Places to Visit on Your Melaka Trip

What to do in Melaka: All the Best Places to Visit on Your Melaka Trip

On our last trip to Melaka, I fell in love with the city. It was Mark’s first time, and he had no idea what to do in Melaka. He thought it was going to be like Georgetown because they are both UNESCO World Heritage Cities. There are some attractions in Melaka with a...
Living in KL: 7 Reasons why Expats and Digital Nomads Love it

Living in KL: 7 Reasons why Expats and Digital Nomads Love it

Let’s face it, these days, with the remote work economy becoming more the norm, expats and digital nomads have a lot of choices when it comes to places to move. The world is really their oyster. So why are there so many expats and digital nomads living in KL (Kuala...
Want to Live in Malaysia? Let Me Clarify a Few Things First

Want to Live in Malaysia? Let Me Clarify a Few Things First

Think you know what it’s really like to live in Malaysia? The media and the internet tell you a one-sided story, but I’m here to tell you the reality. Most people think about the scandals and assume Malaysia is some kind of backassward hillbilly country....