Friday, June 5, 2009

Destination: KL

That's Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for those of you not in the know. I certainly have arrived back in civilization and a damn good one if you ask me. While I await my dear friend Tova's arrival before we embark on 8 days worth of pure Malaysian fun, I have had some time to reflect on some of my new surroundings (while sitting in air conditioned malls and eating the newest Japanese frozen yogurt/gelato/ice cream craze...gosh they come up with some great stuff!):

1) I've now been pooped on 3 times by birds during my trip. Do I have a big bulls eye on me or am I just REALLY lucky...I love when people tell you that it's good luck because I just think it's super gross!

2) American movies, made in America, with mostly all American actors cost less in Malaysia than in New York City. (Movie in Malaysia: RM 11 or $3.14, Movie in NYC: $12)...incredible.

3) Malaysia defines multiculturalism. After arriving at Kuala Lumpur Airport, you are immediately greeted in four languages (Malay, Chinese, Hindi, English) and I couldn't help but notice how well everyone interacts. The Chinese teeny boppers hanging out with the Muslim headscarf wearing teens, the Christian Indians and the Mohawk wearing rockstars all enjoying their lunch in one of the many hawker's really nice to watch.

4) One thing I did find curious was the number of women wearing burqas and shopping in jewelry stores looking for earrings, bracelets, and assorted other accessories. One of these days, I might need to ask why. If I find them in a bathing suit shop, I promise I won't tell a soul.


  1. You + Tova = SE Asia has no idea what it's in for! I hope you two have a fantastic time! And thanks, again, for the bday call - so sweet! Love, Jessica

  2. hahahha maybe you need a burqa to protect yourself from the birds!
    I hope your ice cream treat was almost as good as pinkberry with chocolate chips and strawberries.
    love u! katestarr

  3. Have so much fun on your journey together. I know you two are going to have a blast out there and we can all await some fun new pictures.
    Can't wait to hear and see more
    P.S. Love the mastercard flavored comment in number 2 except we were missing the "priceless" comment. :)

  4. dont hate.. HOW will someone accessorize the rest of their outfit when in a burqa?? only with bangles and earrings... no but seriously. apparently burqa wearing women are one of the largest contingencies of women who buye xpensive jewelry and purses! OK. miss you.