Thursday, September 15, 2011
We got back  a week ago from Malaysia. Remember how I told you that we rented our house and moved into a two bedroom apartment 3x smaller than our home! Boxes everywhere, it looks like an episode of Hoarders up in here. Seriously. It's all pretty much taken care of, but wowza it was crazy.
I sold/donated 90% of our belongings. I know. I may or may not have had a few anxiety attacks.
Especially not knowing whether or not we were going to make the move. I had high hopes of finding an amazing school for the kids. I should have had lower expectations.  At one point I just had to stop comparing everything I saw to America. We have it good here folks. Malaysia is quickly progressing though, I wouldn't consider it a third world country. It's economy is booming and quickly becoming a financial capital for the world.
Although their malls boast shops like Gucci, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton, a trip to the bathroom suggests that some things are hard to get rid of, example; squatter toilets! The first time my kids encountered these, it was slightly funny to have to explain how to exactly go about using them. My youngest refused the first few times (so did I), after a few weeks she realized there was no other way around it, especially since regular toilets got taken up quickly. Enough of this potty talk, let's move on.


While there we made the decision to go ahead and make the leap, with only a few things to iron out with the Mr's work, we were pretty much set on the idea. 
We finally did settle on a school that seems to be the closest thing to what we are looking for.We met an awesome expat community, huge group from Britain. While there we were made to feel like we had lived there all along, we were invited to birthdays, home cooked meals, and holiday celebrations. It was so comforting to have met these families and really put my heart at ease about making the move.


So yes, we are moving!  "The move" will take place over the last two weeks in December. We are really excited about the new adventures to be had and the cultural experiences we will encounter.
















6 comments:

  1. I am so excited for ya'll. I had the feeling you would fall in love with Malaysia. I have often entertained thoughts of moving there but my husband seems to be firmly planted in Texas. I hope that you will still keep all of us who have followed you through the years informed on how things are going. May Allah bless you in your move and may you and your family increase in faith. Ameen

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  2. Wow looks like you had so much fun, id love to visit malaysia, not sure i could like anywhere else but id love to visit, looks so beautiful, keep updating i look forward to you posts.

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  3. Asalaamu Alaikum

    So you are actually going to move to my husband's country. I lasted 4 months and ran home. But if your husband is going to rake in the bucks then go for it. Its really hard to be a poor in a developing country. I'd rather be poor here in Canada.

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  4. Sounds exciting! It will be cool to experience all the sites and sounds of a new city and to explore all it has to offer design/fashion-wise.

    Oh, btw, the picture of you poised with the gray hijab staring off into the distance --tres chic!

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