Monday, March 15, 2010

Mat Sallehs in Malaysia

I've just added two new bloggers to my blogroll. They are white male convert expats living in Malaysia. So far I haven't found anyone like me living in Malaysia who blogs. I lived in Malaysia for 4 months in 2000. Unlike me these two guys have decided to rough it and stay in Malaysia. Can men adapt easier than women? I think they can. For example my 13 yr old son told me over the phone while he was in Malaysia that it was an adventure! But he was only there for 5 weeks and he was pretty perturbed when he saw a lizard caught in a mousetrap being eaten by a mouse. My 11 yr old son says he's going to buy a kris and kill all the mice at Nenek's house when its his turn to go. Guys have such a different take on things!

If you know of any more converts living in Malaysia with blogs let me know. I'd love to see how they're surviving over there,lol.


  1. Assalamualaikum C. Thanks for sharing with us their blog links. I've checked them out just now and instantly fell in love with both especially bin gregory.
    I know of Sharon Bakar of Bibliobibuli .

  2. Wa alaikum Salaam. You're welcome. I have written to Sharon and got some ideas from her about living in Malaysia. She's also on my bloglist. She informed me that those married to malays can now instantly get a work visa. I also saw a post about that on MacVasia. Its interesting to see a lot of the hot topics for immigrants haven't changed much over the years.