Sunday, October 29, 2006

Not much to report, but it has been a while since I've written, so here goes.

This weekend has been pretty chilled out. On Saturday I mostly stayed at home, planned for my trip to Vietnam with Jono (62 days and counting!), played my flute and went for a swim. I met my co-worker Lu for dinner with her cousins that are visiting. Lu's family is from Brazil but these guys live in the UK now. We went for banana leaf tali and hung out in Bangsar. Never in my life have I eaten as much Indian food as I do here. Generally, I have some form of it everyday. It is pretty much the cheapest and tastiest thing going. We had a full dinner with non-alcoholic drinks for 8 Ringget a person (less than $3 CAD). If you are drinking alcohol, that brings you way up into a different price bracket. There must be a very high tax on it or price controls or something because you pay pretty much the same you would in Canada, which is totally out of step with the cost of everything else. I think it is part of the living in a Muslim country thing.
Today I went to yoga and to the Bangsar pasar malam and met Lu, Danielle and Ali again for a dinner of dosas and satay--- how Malaysian is that!

The other day in a taxi coming home from work with Michelle, the driver advised us that Malaysia is not the place to go on a diet because there is far too much good food here. After saying this he looked in the rearview at me and said "oh, you've got such chubby cheeks, you must love food". I wasn't sure whether or not to be offended by that. After looking over this post it seems that eating was the biggest part of my weekend, so it proves his point.


Anonymous said...

Helo from Malaysia

Lauren said...

HAA!!! HAHAH!! That's so funny. I think that most north americans are overgrown compared to much of the rest of the world, i guess that shows up in the roundness of our cheeks as well (hehehe). Thank goodness we have such statuesque height to offset that.

luptonian said...

WOWWWWW! I just looked at that fish dinner picture. since i can't comment there because i don't have an account with flickr, i thought i'd ask you here: How in the WORLD does one eat that? I wouldn't even know where to start... amazing picture in any case! ps i started a blog, but i really don't know if it's my thing.