Friday, January 31, 2014

Audio and photos: 2014 I celebrated Chinese New Year in Borneo Malaysia

My audio blogging in English, originally from Soundcloud but I stopped paying and it disappeared. Now I put the original sound into youtube with some photos of the time.

Here is what I try to say for the start of the video ...  Wishing everybody a Happy Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

If you are unable to see the embedded video, here is the link:

This pst is made in 2017 but I date it to 2014.   I am located now in Southern Vietnam, geographically not too far away from Borneo, it is just across the sea.   Now it is Lunar New Year, here in Vietnam not Chinese, no CNY but TET.

I am happy to be here and happy not to be in Malaysia. 2014 and 2015 I mostly spent in Malaysia but already got to know Vietnam as well.  I had a realationship with a Malaysian Chinese lady. It never worked out and I finally accepted it, not earlier than in January 2016.

In 2013 I had made a long walking trip in Australia for farewell to the country that I had migrated to about 12 years earlier and became a citizen in 2007. I had been staying away from there 3 months at a time since 2010. In 2013 I truned 50 years old and got a Wheelie walking trailer that a small company in Holland in manufacturing.

 During the trip I was hunting cheap flights online, and found Airasia flight from Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu. So, I left Melbourne in Mid January. I settled in a hotel and later rented a room in KK. I went to do yoga with Gokul Yoga by Jani Jaatinen and enjoyed his teaching a lot.  I made some friend in the yoga class and one via Couchsurfing.

I am not adventurous enough to do wild camping in Asia. In Australia and Europe it is safe and convenient but not here

flying Airasia is a pleasure to the eye but not to the stomach. They do not have proper vergan options.