Saturday, January 09, 2016

The thing about being away

I guess this is why people say you dont really know what you have till it's gone? In my case, I didn't know I would miss Malaysia so bad, until I started living in Dubai. Even though I've been to quite a few places, nothing beats my home country. Here's why.

1. Our food
You gotta agree with me on this one. Malaysian food IS THE BEST! There's no arguing there. I lost a couple of kilos here, from just eating normal food like pasta everyday. I miss my rice! Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai, Nasi Campur, Nasi Ayam, teh tarik, milo ais, you name it. Though it's rich in fat and cholesterol and sugar and what not, it's still the best. It feels so wholesome. I don't know how Europeans and all survive on just salads everyday. T_T

2. How cheap everything is
When I was living back home, I used to complain how everything is so expensive. The transportation. Taxi is expensive, petrol is expensive, toll is expensive. Food is expensive. Fruits, having a nice meal in a cafe, all too expensive.
I take that all back now. Whatever we have back home, you can double that in Dubai. I now realize how cheap it is to live back home.

3. Post services
Sorry to break it out to you online shopaholics out there, the privilege of having things delivered to your doorsteps doesn't exist here in Dubai. Reason being, everything that is delivered here will have to be collected from the post office. An admin fee might apply to you when you go to collect your parcel. It is a bit of a hassle to go to the post office because of transportation issues, etc, and let's face it. Why should I pay for things that are getting delivered to me, when the sender already paid delivery charges? :(

It's suffice to say that I have it easy back home, which is probably why I'm missing home so bad now. I only listed three things that I find difficult to deal with, if not this will be one long whiny negative story about my current home. Because this place is not bad at all, and I love it. It's just that on some days, I really really miss my own country, that's all. A day like today.

On the bright side, I am counting down days where I'm gonna finally reunite with my family and friends. February, can't wait for you to arrive!

Stay safe and happy, beautiful people!

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