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Moving back home.

October 1st 2014 00:58
: Back home again.
It's been 7 months since I have left Malaysia and moved back to the US. If anyone is interested you can follow my adventures on my other blog, Steveso Thinks



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Why Can't I Take the Heat.

August 5th 2013 13:03
: Frustration
As I have stated before in a previous post I have been here for 5 years now. But after 5 years i am frustrated about a couple of things with living here. First of all I still have not gotten use to the constant heat and humidity. Some days I have no energy because of the heat an humidity. Even after taking a shower just the activity of getting dressed causes a drenching sweat.

The other thing is that I have not been able to lose any weight, even though I have tried. Once big difference is thast rice is served at every single meal and it is not just a prat of the meal, but at least 85% of the meal. When you eat at a food court or other shop the first thing you get is a big plate of rice, then you add a little meat and a little vegetable. Tons of carbohydrates! Even when you order veggies they are soaked with oil and grease. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, but I still haven't been able to lose any weight. It is often so hot in the gym and with no circulation of air it is difficult to breathe



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My Retirement continues.

June 3rd 2013 13:54
: Life goes on.
Soon the anniversary date of my arrival in Penang will be here. On July 4th I will have been here in Penang for 5 years. Please continue to read my experiences as an American expat in Malaysia, at Retired in Malaysia.
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Waiting for the Cooling Rains

April 7th 2013 16:04
: When will the Extreme Heat and Humidity End
In the almost 5 years that I have lived in Penang I do not remember the weather being so hot and humid. Even the locals say that the weather is more severe than they can remember. It seems like for the paast couple of months there has been little rain to speak of. When it does rain briefly the humidty skyrockets and the oppresive heat continues. Many people, including myself are having difficulty breathing and suffering from sinus problems.

Yesterday there were torrential rains that cooled it off quite a bit. For once it was comfortable to sleep and breathe. But today the heat and humidity came back as bad as before and the breathing problems are back. I move here to escape the extreme cold of New England, but I think I have found the oppositre extreme


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Gong Xi Fa Cai

February 10th 2013 05:04
: Happy New Year
I would like to wish all of my Chinese friends and everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai. May the year of the snake be happy, healthy and prosperous.

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Christmas has Arrived

December 16th 2012 10:47
: Christmas Comes to Penang
Back home in the US I could always tell when the Christmas season was beginning. First of all the weather began to cool down quite a bit. Secondly Thanksgiving arrives, which means the very next day the decorations come out in the malls and the Christmas sales begin.

Here in Malaysia both of those elements are missing. I have to remember to check the calendar and keep in touch with my relatives to know that Thanksgiving is nearing. The weather is always hot and humid so there is not hint here. Around Halloween the malls have halloween decorations until the end of the day on October 31st. The next day all of the Christmas decorations are up and the Christmas music appears.The Christmas season is here


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Time Flies

October 21st 2012 05:59
: Four Years and Counting
People always say that as you grow older time speeds up. I have now lived in Malaysia for over 4 years. To me it seems such a short time though. One of the biggest fears I had was that I would have trouble getting used to the clmate, with it's constant heat and humidity.

After 4 years I think that this year has been hotter and more humid than any time since I have lived here. Even my local friends say it is unusually hot and humid. I thought I was getting used to the climate and was rather proud of myself for putting up with it. Now I am not sure if I am aclimating or not. I guess I will have to give it another few years.
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A Mini Vacation in Penang

August 26th 2012 03:41
: Vacationing at Home
We just returned from a mini vacation, without leaving the island of Penang. Instead of searching for air flights and hotels away from home, we settled on a relaxing vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel in Penang. You can read more about it at Retired in Malaysia.
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The Haze Returns to Penang

July 1st 2012 05:02
: The Haze Returns
It is almost July and the haze has been in Penang for about a month now. The haze is a result of fires burning in Indonesia and it effects Malaysia and much of Southeeast Asia. Teamed with the heat and humidity the haze makes breathing difficult, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory problems. Hopefully soon a few good cooling downpours will get rid of the haze.


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The Haze Returns to Penang

July 1st 2012 05:01
: The Haze Returns
It is almost July and the haze has been in Penang for about a month now. The haze is a result of fires burning in Indonesia and it effects Malaysia and much of Southeeast Asia. Teamed with the heat and humidity the haze makes breathing difficult, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory problems. Hopefully soon a few good cooling downpours will get rid of the haze.


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