Christmas in Malaysia

This has definitely been the most unique Christmas I’ve ever had.

First off all, it’s hot here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Very, very hot. It was in the upper 90’s today and we were happy when a monsoon-like rainstorm came through and cooled things off a bit.

We’ve really enjoyed wandering around Kuala Lumpur. It’s a very diverse city and the people here are wonderfully friendly. We knew we weren’t in Vietnam anymore when our cab driver gave us a “God Bless You!” as we stepped out of the cab.

We’ve also found out about a popular clothing brand here – the Bathing Ape – and they make t-shirts with one of their characters, “Baby Milo.” Needless to say, Mark had to hold me back from buying every single design they had. Of course, all the super cute designs are in the Ladies small, which is even smaller than a US small (no surprise there!). I still found it necessary to try one on… just in case. But it didn’t fit. So perhaps every child I know will be receiving t-shirts for St. Patty’s Day.

So we’re off for an American-style road trip. We’ll be heading north with Mark’s college friend Noah and his girlfriend to the island of Penang, on the west coast near the Thailand border. It’s home to the town of Georgetown, the oldest British trading post in the Far East, founded in 1776. I’m looking forward to the fantastic architecture and beautiful beaches. Mark is looking forward to the food. I think we’ll both end up having a wonderful weekend.


One response to “Christmas in Malaysia

  1. By the way, Bathing Ape is actually totally hip here as well, particularly among the hip-hop set. Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, and Soulja Boy all talk about them. So, if you get them for all the kids, they’ll be the cool kids in town. Actually, you could probably buy a few hoodies and sell them for 500% markup when you get back. Sounds like you’re still having a great time.

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