Sunday, 31 October 2010

What An Amazingly Busy but Fun Week!

I love this place, I truly do! You work hard and you work long hours but you cherish and put all your free time to good use! You feel energized and rejuvenated after your one day off a week. You go to bed happy. You enjoy your conversations with your colleagues cum friends. You have good meals, wine, good company... everyday is a holiday (eventhough you spend AT LEAST 10 hours a day, 6 days a week working).

Last week, I was given a great opportunity. At least, I thought it was great. I still like it. Basically, I was given a full-time position in marketing as the former executive left and the new one is only arriving in a month. I'm loving the responsibility but not loving that I still have all the responsbilities of my previous position in addition to the new one. I had expected my previous department to stop handing me things, especially when I do not have te capability to do the tasks that they want me to do (ie computer programmes on my new computer). They expect me to walk all the way there to do some crappy tasks which they can do themselves. I find that extremely annoying but I guess that's part of life. I just tell myself that I'm leaving in 2 months. No use stressing about rubbish like that.

I am actually really dreading going back to The Netherlands. It's just such a dreary place, where there are so many different kinds of unsaid boundaries one must not cross, where meeting people is a chore with obligations but where work is much easier and where one's free time is respected. 

Going to visit my parents next week. Looking forward to some proper shopping, a haircut and more good company!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

New Post

will be up when I find my cable!

Very busy at work but also busy having fun;)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Over a Month

That's how long I've been working. The internship's OK, my colleagues are generally nice but I'm hoping for more responsibility.

Long hours but I generally leave once I finish my work after 5. I know some frown on that- they think I should stay back and be 'on call' but I think that is bloody stupid and in any event, I am only an unpaid intern. If there's something to do, I am willing to stay late (stayed til 11pm ) and come on Sundays (my one and only off day) but if there isn't, I just leave!

Despite the long hours, I feel more energized and relaxed compared to The Netherlands. Simply put, life is good in Malaysia. After work, some newly found friends/colleagues and I go out for dinner. We eat and chat with the occasional glass of wine whilst the sun sets with the sea breeze blowing and the sounds of the waves. On Sundays, we go to the beach, laze in our bikinis and catch up on our reading. People are friendly, easy going and simple. No need to over think or worry what's going on. I feel welcomed and accepted.

More food pictures coming up:


Big Apple Doughnuts. I only like their glazed doughnuts to be honest but they don't have it anymore:-(

 Biryani at the local Indian Muslim place
 Steamboat (Chinese fondue) for 2 people
 Flat Noodles in gravy. Love this with lots of bird's eye chilli
 Prawn Dumplings
 Rack of Lamb
 Pineapple Tarte Tatin

Grilled Sirloin Steak

Til next time, girls!

Thursday, 7 October 2010


 Yummy flat noodles with prawns
 Lousy (probably microwaves) spaghetti. This was actually pretty expensive...

 Tasty chicken biryani and chicken masala. For Indian food in Malaysia, this is pretty expensive! RM70 for 2 people.

There is obviously something seriously wrong with pastas here haha. This one was completely tasteless!

 Lamb chops. Lekker

One of the best Japanese food (of the non-bastardized variety)I've eaten in Malaysia. Unkaizan in Langkawi