The thought of leaving Malaysia tomorrow makes me feel like crying. I'm never going to see Grandma's house again. I'm not going to see S for another year. I'm not going to see those funny D boys for a year, and I've only just realised how much I look forward to seeing them whenever we come. Imagine the amount of stuff ahead of me in this upcoming school year. I'm both frightened and excited. It's been a good holiday. A really good one actually. There were lazy days, days full of fun activities. It was on this trip that I felt the most open and confident than I have in possibly my whole life. I guess it's been a good thing, and hopefully going home it will still stay. Maybe this holiday has been a big growing point in my life. Maybe being isolated for a month is exactly what I needed.
Sometimes I wish we'd just have the huge family atmosphere back at home. I guess I'll never really experience having an aunty or grandparents year long. But I guess I do have to go back. And I do have stuff I need to do...
...Malaysia is like my summer place. You know that place they often have in contemporary American books, where the main character spends every summer at some beach house? That's Malaysia for me. And before I know it, I'll be back again.
This year was a really good trip. It's been 2 years since I last visited Malaysia (last year being the first one we've ever missed) and I've certainly changed since then. So have they. And now, after 5 weeks, I've reacquainted myself, and I'm missing them all so much.
We spent the first two days acting like tourists. In my caption on Instagram I joked, Site seeing in the home country.
On the first day we went to Batu Caves.
Haha that smart little monkey drinking his Pepsi.
And those are two of the funny D boys who would look like identical twins if it weren't for their size difference.
Then on the second day we explored a little of KL. I'm not really sure where we went actually. My dad mostly just made us stand in different places and take photos, all of which I don't have a copy of. Here are some of the ones I took.
The KL model was actually so amazing.
Throughout the trip I also enjoyed a whole load of shopping with my cousin. H&M and Forever 21 are my new loves. I'm only wishing we had them in Australia. I think what I actually bought would require a whole post of it's own ;)
On one of the days there was this anime convention thing near KLCC (the twin towers). My cousin and her side of the family, being completely obsessed with anime, obviously went. And I went to see what was going on. I'd never really seen anything like this cosplay stuff before. Honestly, it's kinda weird, especially the cross dressers. I guess I just can't understand why someone would want to dress up as their favourite character when they already know this character is too perfect to be imitated. But I guess it's like Halloween any day, right? I definitely had fun taking photos with them...
Okay. So here's what I was told...
That girl is Asuna from SOA
That one is Misa from the Death Note
And the green lady is from a game called Dota
And that guy had better legs than me.
The cousins really did spend some quality time together. All on our phones, playing on the iPad. Ah how I love these special moments we share.
Nah. But we actually did do some stuff together...
T just had to ruin the pic by jumping too early.
I also met up with June, seeing as she's gone and ditched us for Malaysia and cute Korean guys.
And of course Malaysia had all that amazing food! I can actually tell the difference in my size now that I've come back. I'm afraid I have a lot of exercise and careful eating up ahead...
The classic Malaysian coffee shop (that sells all the best and cheapest foods): no doors, no walls, and very unhygienic.
Roti canai is a must have!!! ^^
I grew an appreciation for coconuts
On one of the nights, there was this huge pig on the table. I didn't eat any...
Oh those pineapple tarts. I'm trying to resist the ones sitting downstairs.
Steeeeaaam boat^^ Pour whatever in and let it boil
And that was the last supper. Notice all the fried mee and the satay and more roti canai <3
QUAY LAPIS for dessert
And eventually we had to say our goodbyes and head on back home...
Here's the polaroids I took in Malaysia, including one of Grandma and Grandpa's house. They're moving so that's the last time I ever saw it. A place of childhood memories, gone in a poof.
Well Malaysia, see you at the end of this year. I wonder what new memories I'll have by the time I return in December. I wonder how much I'll have changed.