Heading back to Malaysia...Truly Asia, tomorrow. Lots of logistics to arrange, cos we're landing in Singapore, staying a night to run some errands, then taking a cab to Malacca. A week or so later, we're driving to KL, staying there for a few days, then fly off to Kota Kinabalu for 8 days to see the in-laws. Have not been to KK in 2 years I think. We've booked a few nights at the Sutera Harbour Resort, and I'm still contemplating a 4D/3N stay with detox programme at a mountain resort.
I've been finding it hard psyching myself up for this trip. Don't ask me why. I don't know why. Year-end melancholy maybe, somebody slap me happy. The kids are mighty excited though.
I'm a little bummed that none of my buddies from Malacca will be back for Christmas. This group of Form 6 friends are about the only Malaccans I still keep in touch with and we're now emailing one another from all over the world; me in Moscow, Noel in Saigon, Chia Fong in Dubai, Yew Song in Shanghai, Andy in Singapore, Keng Kiong in Guangzhou, Chee Kong in KL but heading for Paris soon and Raymond in KL heading for Dubai permanently. That leaves my former partner-in-crime Lily the only one in Malaysia, and she's in KL building her dream bungalow.
Next year will be 20 years since we left school and in 2 years we all turn 40. Really strange where life has taken us.
Ommmm, think happy thoughts, Ommmmm....
In case I don't get online the next couple of weeks, I'd like to wish you, yes you, and you and you and you(yeah that's about right), a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!