One year in Malaysia: Farewell and reflections

Sometimes a year can be agonizingly slow, and sometimes it flies so fast you’ll hardly notice it come and go. My one-year stay in Malaysia felt like the latter. A year ago, I was still packing up my luggage, nervous but decided to make the best out of my stay in Malaysia. Here I am …

Living abroad in Kuala Lumpur: Expectations vs Reality

There’s no guide in the whole planet that can prepare you for what life is like living in another country. You can read about expat tips, what to expect in the culture and so on, but the actual experience is always subjective and personal. For my third-quarter stay here in Kuala Lumpur (time flies!), here’s …

Leaving for Malaysia

How do you go from a humdrum life to a point of no return? As I’m typing this, I’m sitting on my bed in an apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Next month I’ll start in a new job as a software engineer (this is my day job). Hali is staying in the Philippines, as he’s …