Experimental Expats

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Experimental Expats
We're Rob and Diane, an American and a Canadian. After an unexpected layoff we decided on early retirement. It sounds like more fun than work.
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  • Impaired Driving; Malaysian style 1 week ago Fundamentally, every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Except when you live in Malaysia where situations get stuck in limbo until you force an ending. About a year ago, Diane and I visited the offices of JPJ, an acronym for the Malaysian Road Transport Division which is their equivalent...
  • The Experiment Evolves; Part Deux 3 weeks ago Hoping we’d escape my worst nightmare, I guess I was kidding myself thinking we’d make it until the end of our lease before it began. Continuing Penang’s destruction of the last town without massive development, the pile driving began a few days ago. Like clockwork at 8:45 AM, the ugly space...
  • A Day in the Life 4 weeks ago One of my favorite song lyrics comes from Semisonic’s 1999 hit, Closing Time: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”. Borrowing that line is the best way to describe why it’s time for us to leave Penang and move on. A few days ago, my good friend Cimeron published a...
  • That Burning Sensation 2 months ago Although there’s no specific wet and dry season in Malaysia, late January through mid April is generally considered the hottest and driest time of year. For me, suffering through the lazy days of tropical winter usually means limiting outside activities to short afternoon walks looking for...
  • Movin' Out 1 month ago After recent comments about leaving Penang and moving to Thailand once our lease expires later this year, I’ve received a lot of questions asking what’s wrong with Malaysia so I thought I’d address the topic. In one short sentence, there’s nothing inherently wrong. Simply put, Malaysia...

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Livingrichonthecheap
18:50 PM November 16, 2014

Love your blog, have added it to my sidebar (www.livingrichonthecheap.blogspot.ca). I follow many international bloggers and are looking forward to following along in your travels. I follow lots of Ecuador bloggers - none in Malaysia though! Cheers

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