A Wrap Up Four Months On

It has now been almost 4 months since we moved back to Canada and I thought it might be nice to discuss how the adjustment has been. First off, it is amazing how seamlessly you can slide back into your “other life”.  A lot of people asked us if we experienced culture shock living back in Canada.  Surprisingly we didn’t; …

A Photo Blog

As we were trying to pack up all our things for our move back to Canada, I tried to reflect on some of the things we will really miss about Malaysia, as well as some of things we wouldn’t miss, through photos.  Once we are back in Canada, I’m sure we will have more thoughts and reflections on our transition …

A Weekend Away

It is now 2 weeks until we leave Malaysia and yet it still doesn’t feel real.  July always seemed far off and suddenly it is at the doorstep.  There are so many things we are looking forward to about moving back to Canada and yet there are an equal amount of things here in Malaysia that we will be really …

Bumiputras

Lately I have been a lot more interested in the political and economic life in Malaysia.  We are constantly commenting to each other how interesting it is to live in Malaysia right now as it rapidly develops.  Economically, in the past 40 years Malaysia has gone from a resource based economy to a multi-sector economy with a large manufacturing sector. …

Catching Up

Okay I knew it had been awhile since we did a blog, but didn’t realize it had been like 10 weeks!  I’m not sure if it is laziness or perhaps we have well and truly settled into life here, but there just hasn’t been too much to write about. Time is just flying along…March and April are over and May …

Malaysia: One Year On

Our 1 year anniversary of living in Malaysia has passed (we arrived February 8, 2011) and we thought we would dedicate this blog to a reflection of the past year. Paul and I have been lucky enough to have done a lot of traveling.  In fact, its 52 countries for Dawn and 50 countries for Paul, but who’s counting???  Actually Paul has …