|New Hobby: gardening. Growing tomatoes cause the ones here are NAYSTAY.|
So we are doing great. I am adjusting to being a free lady to do whatever she will with the majority of the day free of children. I have been exercising more, eating more, shopping more, trying out new hobbies, and coming up with business plans to expand my career as an instructional designer.
Tiger is getting used to full day kindergarten. He comes home rubbing his eyes and just beat. For the first two weeks he kinda just checked out, wouldn't answer questions, and always was daydreaming but it seems like he is returning to the real world now.
Last night he cried himself to sleep with homesickness. He misses his old Virginia life. He misses his old preschool teacher (hi Gina), his old preschool friends (hi guys), and his old neighborhood (hi Greyson, Max, and Doug). He was just mourning and I felt so sad.
Today he seemed better. He told me he still misses Virginia but Malaysia is fun too. It was what I needed to hear.
For a school celebration of Hari Raya in a few weeks I bought some Malaysian native clothing at a market. The ole Manila bargaining tools are coming out again and Sunny is haggling like an old pro. I took a taxi (pronounced TEKSI) today and just told the dude I would pay him $5 and it was no big deal. City life is pretty awesome here. Here are the kids in their clothes.
|Tried to barter for this but they would not budge. My good looks got me nothin' but higher prices.|
However, my honeymoon may be ending. My bathroom has 200 degree hot water. It scalded Stella the other day and she had first degree burns from it for several hours. I tried to get it fixed and was basically told to get in line and that it up to my landlord, who I am at his mercy of timeline. Then our ceiling started leaking Monday morning in our powder room and no one came to fix it until Wednesday. Now it is fixed but in about three days the beginning of a mold problem will start, oh yeah, and there is drywall damage. I tell ya, nothing like housing annoyances to burst your bubble. But I am reliant, I am okay, I am happy. Housing annoyances will not destroy my honeymoon buzz.
In other news, I have been travel researching all day and night for a week and I am so excited and paralyzed by options, it hurts. Where would you go in Asia for school breaks?