Thursday, March 10, 2011

Story #341: Even before the beginning of my summer trip

I am getting more and more excited about my trip back to Malaysia as the days go by. I've been telling everyone about it: my students, my classmates, my family, my friends at church, my friends in Malaysia, and whoever who cares to listen.

The sad thing is we'll be spending lots of $$ when we go back.

Let me go off on a tangent for a bit:
K, I admit that I am very stingy when it comes to spending $. Wait, I am not (I have no problem with shopping). But I feel this guilt that won't go away for days after I spend the $ (it doesn't matter what the $ is spent on:grocery, clothes, books, eating-out, trips). I want the guilt to go away so bad that sometimes I just returned the things I bought(usually my clothes) or I kept telling Mr.L that we need to stop eating out so much (which is about 2 times a week or more sometimes depending on what's left in the fridge or if I get off work 10 minutes later than normal).

K, back to the main story:
So I am very excited about going home because I will be back for 3 months! We will be visiting many places in Malaysia (sadly, I can count with one hand how many places I have been to in Malaysia). My country has so much to offer and I never cared about local tourism until I left. This time we plan to visit Penang (where there are lots of good Malaysian Chinese food), Kuala Lumpur (the capital: basically like all the other capital cities in the world--fun, but not my type), Malacca (the first city that we study in our Malaysian history--this was where the country started), and of course my hometown in the Borneo.

We will also go visit Singapore, Hanoi, Vietnam., Taiwan, and Hong Kong. At first we thought about going to Bali (you know how Eat, Love, Pray can do to you) but I am paranoid about terrorist attacks that happen a few times there in the past 5 years. It is also over saturated by loud Australian (and maybe quite a lot of Americans too)tourists. When I told my cousin about my fear of running into some crazy terrorists there, she told me to show my Malaysian passport and tell them to take my American husband instead. I know that was really awful, but she was just joking. Sorry if I offend anyone.

Anyways, I am super excited to go home and the more I think about it the more I feel like quitting school! There are several things I'll have to do before going home though. For example, I need to do some exercise to make my thighs and tummy smaller so I won't look like a giant next to my super tiny friends. Oh, I'll also have to make sure I only bring 15 pieces of clothing and 2 pairs of shoes for the trip. Hmm...that's a bit hard. I brought half of my closet on the trip to California, and that was only for less than 2 weeks. Hopefully I won't be tempted to bring every piece of clothing I own when I start packing. I always worried that I might need something that I didn't pack.

All right, I need to go back to my boring assignment. Let's look forward to a great summer!

1 comment:

Ivy Ting said...

When are you going to Penang and Melacca? I wanna join that instead of Hanoi now!!