4 weeks contd. - Things I like/dislike in Malaysia

Now let’s get into some writing (Actually this post was prepared on the train journey to Singapore on Saturday, 14th of May). As I mentioned before, it doesn’t fell like I’m here already 4 weeks. The time past so immensely fast… I so far managed to like this country very much. You know since I'm a born in Bayreuth, I can be considered a real Franconian, and therefore you must not expect emotional eruptions. Giving a statement "I really like" could already be considered as a big thing..
Some of my friends here were worried, that I might not say what I dislike openly (probably in order not to insult them), but there are only few things I can put on that list. I will put things on a 10 points list. Of course it is easier to see things to dislike..

Things I dislike

  • Infrastructure open incineration of litter, open sewage system
  • taxi drivers wanting to cheat
  • waiters trying to refill your beer every few seconds
  • sitting next to some Malayan in the LRT who obviously never heard about the invention of deodorant
  • seeing things which are real cheap for European terms, but not being able to buy them
  • lack of warm water to shower
  • overdone ringing tones and everyone letting his phone ring really loud in office
  • handling of natural resources
  • working moral of some Malayan. For German terms you would call it just unprofessional - but even if you need something done urgently it takes its time..
  • mosquitos hanging around and biting

Things I like

  • Chinese food (that doesn’t mean that I dislike Malayan, Indian or Thai food, but some of the best things I ate here were Chinese :-))
  • openness of the people
  • having tea and cookies at office
  • view out of my office, with the twin towers in the background
  • being able to assist at various computer problems
  • having a cup of coffee and WLAN at Starbucks and probably meeting one of my German friends online
  • can of Nescafe Esspress for 1.3 MYR
  • weather: hot, but still good bearable, and unless you are respecting some dress code or have to worry about an overdone air con you can wear sandals and short pants all time

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  1. cs says:

    *Der Jay und seine Sandalen ;-) Die große Freiheit is damit schon erreicht! LOL werd jetzt mal sehe wie spät es bei Dir ist und dann anrufen!

  2. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Sandalen sind schon toll. Aber leider passen sie nicht ins Office Outfit.. naja. ein bisschen ein Unterschied zwischen Freizeit und Arbeit muss ja auch noch sein.

    Grüße

    Jürgen

  3. Rex Imperator says:

    *This is the Federation of Malaysia for you. Give us 50 years and we will just be like Deutschland clean, progressive and hnest!

  4. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *I'll come back in 50 years and check ;-)


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