We visited Chengdu over October break, and nearby Qiang Bai Jiang, a suburb where X’s parents, aunt and cousin live. (Although for the moment, Doudou is away at college in the northeast). Continue reading Chengdu for the Holiday
For my birthday, I took a train to the north of the city to visit the Batu Caves.
The first few months have slid by as I’ve gotten used to my new surroundings. Continue reading Settling in
After nine years in New York City, a period in which my wife earned her Bachelor’s degree and became an American citizen, we’re on the move again. Determined to keep the dual-continent lifestyle, we’ve uprooted our lives for the second time in a return to Asia that is not “forever”, but “for now”.
Leaving was not easy, but it went nearly as smoothly as possible. I could have done a better job of last-minute preparations in the final week (when X had already departed), and I am deeply indebted to Piers calling me on my last day in town and inviting himself over to help out. “Bory,” he said upon walking into my apartment. “You are not ready to leave!” This was about two hours before my car to the airport would arrive. Continue reading Farewell, New York: Back to Asia
Ladies and Gentlemen, as we reflect on these end-of-year memories, let us celebrate the good times, let us have no regrets, and let us step boldly, confidently, into the future.
And now we present, The Velvet Underground:
I finally convinced my firm to send me on a trip to our office in KL 🙂
My coworkers were extremely welcoming, taking me out to lunch many times during my two weeks in the country. Malaysia has a LOT of good food!
Thanks everyone – I hope to be back again! Continue reading Kuala Lumpur