Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sh*t my BF says: Spock

BF: I like your ears, they're not like that Spork guy.
Me: *laughing* Spork?
BF: Oh, sorry... Spark...
Me: *laughing* Spark! You mean Spock?
BF:  Yes, Spock.

Monday, April 28, 2014

And I quote...

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
-Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The island life for me

While traveling India, I officially decided that I wanted to move back to Malaysia to live with Boyfriend.  It was a decision that I didn't come to lightly.  Despite having instantly hit it off, one of my personal mantras, is to never change myself for a man, which I took to include moving across the globe.  However, seeing as I was currently homeless, jobless, and country-less and was in the process of searching for the next living/working adventure.  I justified that it wasn't changing myself if I was already seeking a new home.  I mean now I had a foot in the door (or would it be boyfriend in the door?).

Boyfriend & me waaaay back in January

Some background, Boyfriend is originally from Georgetown on Penang Island, but was currently living on Langkawi Island, and based on my ever-so-brief trip there at the start of the year, I knew that I could get used to the laid back, duty-free (yep, Langkawi is a duty free island!) lifestyle that the island had to offer.  So, after getting the blessing from my family (read: my sister cause she knows what's up) I purchased my ticket out of India, and back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a mere $86 I might add.  Apparently my adventure wasn't over yet.

I had previously set Boyfriend out house hunting for us, to find something affordable, long(er)-term, and tolerant of inter-racial couples.  He called me that weekend to let me know he had something lined up, and had it set up for us to go see pretty much immediately after I got off the plane from KL to Langkawi.

So, after a quick weekend and some minor drama in Kuala Lumpur, I landed in Langkawi, hot and a bit worse for wear.  I was ecstatic to see Boyfriend, whom I hadn’t laid eyes on since departing for India from Bangkok.  We actually couldn’t stop looking at each other, and I'll admit showed a bit of PDA until it was time for us to meet the man to show us the room.

The decision to rent the house/room took approximately 30 seconds to come to a conclusion, since a) it is difficult to find a long-term, short-term rental on an island catering to those who stay nightly b) I desperately wanted to put my bag down, nap, and eat something and c) we really had no other options.  So, we took the house.  Well technically, hut or studio would be a more accurate description, but it fulfilled the requirements – near the beach and shops, near where Boyfriend could do his work, cheap enough, and ready to go.

My first day back on the island

So on that day, less than 5 months after we met (3 of those spent apart from each other), I moved in with Boyfriend, and started this chapter, and began living the island life.

Monday, April 14, 2014

And I quote...

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” 
-Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym