It feels so good to be home. I mean check out this sunset from my first night back in Florida: You just don’t get this in Penang. The past week or so has been an absolute whirlwind but I’ve loved every second of it. It all started when I was upgraded to business class on my … More A Whirlwind Week Back Home
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?
Guess what? Today we are headed to Thailand!! Peter has a couple days off work this week and next Monday is election day here in Malaysia so we are staying on the Phi Phi Islands for my birthday! Woohoo!! I turn 25 on May 15th and feel very indifferent about the whole thing. I used … More Exploring Georgetown: Chingay and Kuan Yin Teng Temple
If you have ever been to Penang then you know that the population is comprised of 3 distinct ethnicities: Chinese, Indian, and Malay. Although they are all Malaysian, each ethnicity remains very separate from the others. If you look around, you see that people congregate in distinct groups of their own ethnicity. In the manufacturing … More A Day of Firsts: The Snake Temple and Ice Kacang
Wow, is it already March 5th?? This means that tomorrow I move to Malaysia! To a place that looks something like this: Source With a lot of ocean, beaches, and tropical forest. It’s just like Florida! When I say I move tomorrow, what I mean is that I leave Tampa at 3:30pm tomorrow and travel for … More Arrivederci… Farewell USA
Hello and Happy New Year!! I got back from Italy Monday night and brought a cold with me! Let’s just say the combination of a stuffy sinus and jetlag is making me less than productive. Fortunately my legs are still smoked from skiing so I welcome the rest. Right before midnight on New Years Eve, … More Day 361: BIG NEWS… On the Move Again