Living Abroad, Malaysia

Settling in Malaysia

I can’t believe we’ve been in Malaysia for three weeks! It would be quite the understatement to say that we’ve been busy. For the first two weeks all of our time was taken up either at my new job receiving training and preparing for the new school year or finding an apartment and getting everything set up. We’re still not even fully settled in the apartment yet, half our belongings are strew around the spare room and our wi-fi won’t even be installed until next week(thank goodness for mobile hotspots).

All in all, though, it’s been an incredible experience. The group of new staff I came in with have been ace and are really the first friends we made since we spent so much time together in the beginning. The school is impressive, with how passionate all of the staff are and how engaged the students are. The apartment we choose is massive, more space than we need, but after not having our own place for the past year, spreading out has been marvelous. Eventually, I’ll post some type of tour once the dust has settled.

The people we have encountered have all been super friendly and helpful. Frequently the people we meet can speak English, so that’s made life much easier for us compared to our transition in China. I’m still getting used to everyone driving on the “wrong” side of the road here and I’m always forgetting which way traffic will be coming at us as we’re walking around.

Sadly, we haven’t had too much time for exploring, but we plan to rectify that during the next two weekends. So hopefully my next post will include some nice exploration pictures with some travel details and I hope to start posting more regularly now that we’re at least home.

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