New life in Kuching, Malaysia

So, after 4 years of wandering in the deserts of Riyadh (and loved it, by the way,) we came home to Kuala Lumpur for a month before moving across South China Sea to our new home in the city of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, one of the 2 Malaysian states located in the island of Borneo. Since our arrival in Kuching on 30th August, we have now managed to set up our home in Demak Laut, about 15 minutes away from the city of Kuching. The compound that we live in belongs to the Royal Customs Department, consisting of a cluster of bungalows, semi-detached houses and apartments with a soccer field, multi-purpose hall, a tennis court and a surau for communal prayers.

It is very quiet here during the day as most people go out to work. My neighbours are hardly home, so, I am left to tinker about on my own all day. Having been surrounded by ladies almost every day in Riyadh, this seclusion is different, but not unwelcome. I keep busy with housework, but now that things have become more or less routine, the time has come for me to continue with blogging.

At the moment, we are living minimalistically – our cargo from Riyadh have yet to get here, and the same is true of our cars. What we have in the house is very functional – I can do basic cooking, laundry, clean relatively well and be entertained. The empty spaces are rather comforting and I do feel that we can do without a lot of the “stuff” that we have coming. However, I am also looking forward to having my food processor, cake mixer, baking and kitchen stuff again. No matter what I say, a cleaver and a paring knife are hardly enough to get all jobs done well, as well as the really thin pots and pans I am currently using.
Till next time…

About mumstech
Retired at 40 after working in various industries including banking and financial services, oil and gas as well as higher education.Now a stay-at-home mum, cheerleader for husband and son, cleaner, nutritionist, cook, laundry lady, driver, clerk cum administration assistant, public relations, personal assistant... I never knew that squeaky clean floors can give me such satisfaction!

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