As soon as the trees begin to bloom around St. Petersburg, I know that Spring is here. Spring brings bright blue skies and plants in bloom of pink, orange and red peeking out of the saturated green landscape. Pollen coats the surface of everything like yellow dust, making people sneeze in bursts until days … More Springtime
It has been a busy couple of months! Let’s catch up shall we? January Peter was in China for most of the month so I had time to focus on my work and my health. I took Orange Theory and Yoga classes more regularly and started seeing a Chiropractor for my foot injury. Shout out to … More I Am Thankful
This is the first post in a new Kirsten Captures series called “Just an Observation”. Every day I will attempt to post a photo and quick thought or observation from the day. This is a sincere effort to become more involved in my life here in Penang. But as you will see from today’s observation … More Just an Observation: Why is my front door stuck…again?
Lately I’ve been searching for inspiration. After living in Malaysia for almost 4 months, I have hit a wall in both my personal life and professional life. It is difficult to get my butt moving every day to work out, blog, and complete projects for my marketing job. When I first arrived in Penang this … More 6 Ways to Stay Inspired for the Next 6 Months
Bad news. I broke my laptop. Well that is an exaggeration. My lovely little Macbook Pro is not physically broken, it just gets stuck on the loading page. And it refuses to actually load. It started this weekend after my poor (stupid) attempt to create more space on my startup disk by deleting files. Well … More Broken
A couple of weeks ago Peter had an unexpected 4 day weekend, prompting us to take a last minute trip to Kuala Lumpur! With only a week to spare, we booked flights and a hotel and were off by Friday afternoon. Kuala Lumpur is less than an hour flight from Penang and provides a perfect … More The Petronas Towers and Becoming a City Girl in Asia
Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Americans out there! Peter and I just got back from a long weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur and had a great time! We left Friday evening and spent 3 days relaxing and adventuring in the capital of Malaysia. Let me tell you, it made me miss the convenience and … More Expat Confessions: How to Stand Out (and Like It)