Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pulau Penang and Georgetown

After relaxing for a day in beautiful air conditioning, we made it safely from the clutches of Jerantut and the East Coast of Malaysia and took the daunting all-day bus ride to the northwest corner of the country and Pulau … Continue reading

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Taman Negara – Day 2

Taman Negara, widely touted as the world’s oldest primary rainforest (“Yes! It’s even older than the Amazon!” read the brochures), is nonetheless a beautiful destination to explore. Though not independently confirmed as the “oldest,” much to the chagrin of local … Continue reading

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From (R) to (D). What Happened?

I was born and raised in Oklahoma, one of the most conservative of the United States. My parents are Republican, as is just about everyone else. Growing up, I was raised to believe in the basic Republican tenets: 1) Fiscal … Continue reading

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Taman Negara – Part I

When we last left our intrepid heroes, we were heading from the not-too-impressive town of Kuantan to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It was awesome! We bussed from Kuantan to the small town of Jerantut. Being a … Continue reading

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My Friend, Ali

Our first night in Melaka, some weeks ago, I met a young man named Ali. We played a few games of pool at our mutual hostel and during said games (where I lost horribly, I might add) we had a … Continue reading

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Casio: In Mourning

I’ve worn a Casio watch for the majority of the time since my father got one for me back in middle school. I wrote about the death of that watch (after a decade of faithful service) on Livejournal: Casio NL-11 … Continue reading

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New Foods List – July

7/2: Nasi Campur – Rice with odds ‘n ends. Bits of various unidentified meats. Surprisingly tasty and mega cheap. 7/4: Mie Ayam, Deep Fried Banana Fritters – Mie Ayam is a chicken noodle meal, and it was super good. Well … Continue reading

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