*Warning nothing to do with any of you lot*
So this month marks 5 years of me working abroad. Which also means I have spent 5 of my birthdays, All the Celebrations we celebrate in Malaysia, public holidays for God knows what occasion, family events, birthday etc being abroad.
After being abroad several years here are the things that I have observed :-
1. People forget you and only remember you when you are due back for a holiday because they have this tak malu (no shame) attitude of asking things from the UK. Let me say how much I DISLIKE getting things for people when they have not had the courtesy of even asking how I am doing over here. All I am allowed is 20 kg. 20 kg is actually nothing ! I go for business trips and its already 16kgs. This is balik Malaysia of course I have to load up my bag with all my skimpy clothes because over here my legs never see the light of day. Plus now I'm a diver my dive suit and kasut all taking alot of space.
So priority my things go first.
Why should I pay for your excess baggage mind u very strict. Over 1 kg pay ! - Esp when you don't fly from 'Main' destinations because I have to connect at London so usually these smaller carriers - short haul are very strict.
My gosh now days for 1 piece of the usual checked bag allowance also must pay. So for short 'personal' trips i usually bawak 1 piece of hand luggage and the liquid thing makes it worse so everything has to go into wee bottles 100ml per bottle collectively not more then 1 L. I fly so often I hafal all the ruels of the airports.
Then some people have the cheek to ask me to buy men's shoes ! do you know how big and heavy they are. Clarks ! Hmph even my dad goes to 1U Clarks and buy. Memang ! terrible.
Then when I say ok I can buy and post it to you because I have no space tak nak... then I have to pay excess baggage ! Btw I do all my shopping in Malaysia this esp includes shoes (this excludes winter clothing and boots) Its cheaper !
Then there are people who ask me to buy never pay full amount, I have to ask for the cash benci lah !
But if you are my friend and keep in touch with me 100% whole heatedly before I fly back lunch time i go search for things. Kan Daddy !
Once Twigy did ask me to buy her the brides mate stuff that one I totally can understand coz u dont get stuff like those back home plus twiggy and I have formed a special cyber friendship. Also we both know Brenny Boy. But of course makcik told me like 2 days before i balik how to order ler. Summore Tshirt je. Or Daddy mintak small cenderahati with his muka hamster. These people all I dont mind because they are in touch with me.
Memang some people pernah mintak turn table ! Where to find also I don't know !!! REALLY PEOPLE !!!! - Moreover this guy tak pernah call me since Uni ! Once day ringing my UK mobile how he got my number also I tak tahu.
Being abroad sometimes can be difficult because you are detached from the life you once knew. And you feel like you still need to belong someway or another.
So all I ever wish for is to get some news, stories, emails that really makes me happy. Sometimes during my 'mendung' days i check my personal email 10 times a day just hoping for some nice email.
Alot of people use busy as an excuses its like we got nothing better to do.
The thing is if you want you will make the time.Not ''eh when you are back can you please get me some duty free stuff, chocolate etc''. So in the past year I have decided to cut off friends like this. It did hurt that I was the one doing all the calling and emailing etc. But once I got them out of my system it felt so much better.
Wait for Part 2. Please comment coz I love knowing who reads my nonsense and this might give me semangat(inspiration) to write up part 2. Actually the truth is I just wanted to list the things but being an ex literature student bit susah. Plus writting is helping me feel much better not about the above but other things.
Also I would like to say my condolences to Che Guevara who has had a recent passing in his family lately.
For Now Love and Light - LIONESSS GRRRR