If we were having coffee – The Big Move Back (August)

If we were having cof – wait a minute. What are we doing having coffee when we can have the world’s best (only a slight exaggeration) tea – teh tarik! Although I’m trying to eat healthy right now, just this once (who am I kidding?), I think we have the perfect excuse to cheat, don’t you? I just got back to Malaysia and it’s been ages since we hung out!

Abang, teh tarik gelas besar satu. Roti kosong satu.

Photo credit: backpackies.wordpress.com
Photo credit: backpackies.wordpress.com

Okay, listen. I cried. In public.

You know me. I’m not one to be overly emotional, especially not with others around. And I was successfully keeping myself upbeat about leaving Yokohama until that final taxi ride from the apartment to the train station. Driving past all the familiar sights that I don’t know if I’ll ever see again got the waterworks flowing. I’m even getting teary eyed right now *fans eyes with fingers*.

It was quite embarrassing but when Anne started shooting me worried looks, I realized it could be a teachable moment. So we talked about feeling sad to leave and how much we loved our life in Japan but we have new adventures to look forward to back in Malaysia. After about two minutes, she gave me a hug and I was surprised to find my spirits lifting. I’m not sure who helped who here. Ha.

Now, obviously my routine is in shambles and I’m living out of my suitcase at my parents’ place with the kids (which will be the case for some time) and that bitchy-me when things are in a disarray, is making its appearance. She reared her ugly head as soon as the Mr left to Bintulu for work. You’d think I’d be a pro at long distance relationships after all the practice I had but what can I say? No one can zap away my crazy like the Mr.

I realize the key to getting through this transition period with most of my sanity intact, is to stay busy. So on the 6th and 7th of August, I got involved with TBAN- Gift of Love as a sales assistant for Milk at 27. Everything about the experience was a first for me and I was a little nervous about working for the first time in over a year. But you know what, I’ve never had this much fun working before! Look out for my next post where I’ll blog all about it.

Okay, the kids are starting to stir and any minute now they’re going to wake up and crawl all over me and the laptop. Off I go to start another hectic day. I think I need a refill on the teh tarik.




  8 comments for “If we were having coffee – The Big Move Back (August)

  1. August 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Oooh teh tarik! I might have some for the novelty of it but I’m not really a fan. I’d rather have bubble tea if that’s available, LOL! My daughter and I went to an International Food Fair yesterday and got nasi lemak and chicken rendang, OMG. The curry puffs had been sold out in an hour, I was so sad. No Malaysian food in Finland you see. Have a great week ahead!


    • marilynwrites
      August 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Oh that’s right! You were in KL before… I forgot 😄 And you do know your Malaysian food… I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know Finnish food…hope to learn about it some day.
      p/s yes, plenty of bubble tea around, lol!


  2. August 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I just had lunch but my stomach went hungry mode after reading your post (and comments). Been to KL once but I couldn’t seem to remember if I had teh tarik. (Might be time for another visit, who knows). Lovely to find your site and hoping to explore more soon. 🙂


    • marilynwrites
      August 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      So glad you stopped by and hope you make it for another visit to Malaysia soon😊


  3. August 21, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I fully understand, as I’m sure most women do, with getting on the grumpy side living out of a suitcase for an extended time. Hope you have a great relationship with your parents. My mom lives with us and has for seven years but there are still plenty of times of aggravation when I feel like I am he 12-year-old daughter and I have to remind her I’m a grown woman.


    • marilynwrites
      August 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

      I’m so glad u get it. I have a good relationship with them and it’s so nice to have the extra pairs of hands for the kids, but like you said, sometimes it’s as if I was 12 again.


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    • marilynwrites
      August 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Glad u enjoyed yourself and thanks for stopping by! 😉


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