Thursday, September 24, 2009

Holiday (Raya) break in KL

The past month, KL was hooded with a grim smog-like fog which hid the usual blue skies. This is probably due to the forest fires in Indonesia, though some locals did tell me they do the same in some parts of Malaysia. Today, just after the Hari Raya festivities, many locals are still out of town on their "Raya break". Most of my local friends are still at their "kampung" or back in their province... while the Chinese locals took advantage of the long weekend plus taking some vacation time off to visit other countries. So the KL scene is pretty quiet this week. Driving to work yesterday was very smooth.

Today's weather is fantastic! The sun is shining so bright! I took advantage of the wonderful weather with a few laps at the pool. Really superb weather and I wish it will stay that way in the weeks to come.


Hubby and I enjoyed the Raya break just staying in town. Since I am now 7 months pregnant, we can't travel unlike the past years living in KL. Instead, we were invited to a friend's Open House -- which was very interesting. They had loads of local food which were so tasty I had 2 helpings! Prior to coming to KL, I didn't fully understand the significance of Ramadan and all the details that go with it. Living here made me realize the sacrifice of fasting, the beauty and the culture of Islam. It made me appreciate the differences in religion. We also had an interesting barbeque dinner at a fellow expat's place in Damansara Heights. Our friends have 3 children and they are all so cute! It made me even more excited about my soon-to-be baby.

KL is such a great place... a melting pot of culture -- both local and foreign. It will soon be 3 years living in KL when December comes. Until today I have no regrets of moving here from Singapore. This is the place we call home for now.

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