Slowly but surely I discover more and more about Malaysia and that’s terrifyingly amazing! To celebrate our anniversary we made a 3 day trip to the East Coast of Malaysia and the next few blog posts will be about that. It’s not like a diary style of writing, but more taking you with me through the most memorable experiences. This starting episode is about humans vs nature and the transition to a new comfort zone.


I am Dutch. And I seriously live a very good and content life here 10.000km away from the country I left. However. Some Dutch food I really always can eat or drink – Dutch coffee (have lots at home! Yeeeyyyy) and cheese (crap have none and import is too expensive lah) that is, and some comfort food […]


Nasi – lema-what?? Let me explain. Mat saleh/matsaleh/how-ever-you-write-it, means…. me! Or, anyone with a white skin in Malaysia, either living permanently or a tourist or whoever. In another post I mentioned Malay, Malaysian-Chinese and Malaysian-Indian as main ethnic groups beside the original inhabitants, but, maybe Malaysian-matsaleh can be a minority ethnicity as well?!?! Anyway, there […]


After a long week it finally was Sunday. Weeks always feel too long, especially when there is work to do on the Saturday as well. After a week it is always longing to sleep in, to be in bed, to relax, to be comfortable laying in each others arms, looking at each other thinking “should we get up already”? 

No. not yet, absolutely not yet. And our heads fell back on the pillow.


Bureaucracy always, always and always is a hassle. Also now to get the documents in at the immigration office to get a long term stay pass for me. For example, we needed a stamp from court so a document can be used. On that document is a reference to a law. But, it appears that […]


On the news lately. Fracking is now allowed in The Netherlands, be it only “a test”. Not just anywhere in the Netherlands, no. They allocated a test field in Groningen! Groningen is one of the Northern provinces struggling a lot with earthquakes due to natural gas extraction by the NAM (which is a venture between […]