Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The list continues

Earlier in my blog I wrote about things in Malaysia here and here.  I have a few more to add. 

First of all, I want to apologize that I haven't updated my blog in a couple of days because things have been crazy around here and I haven't really had the chance.  Once I get back to my place I'm tired of looking at computers so I have no desire to hang out in front of the Mac. 

With that being said.  Back to the list.
10. No Wednesday night services at church because most people here work 9 to 6 and they don't really live close to their buildings.  Oh and traffic is horrible.  They sometimes have bible studies at homes they are close to.  They try to get together other days of the week, but sometimes it just doesn't work out.  One of the churches close to us has a bible class on Saturday.  I haven't had a chance to attend yet. 
11. No traffic laws...so it seems.  People don't really pay attention to them anyway.  They run red lights, the motor bikes are all over the place, and it's just crazy.  I told my dad I'll video a ride sometime just so you all can experience it.  The worst one we had was a taxi driver taking us to work.  There was a motor bike in front of him and he was literally right on his tail honking.  I'm saying if there was no windshield on the car I could have touched the guy on the motor bike.  Then he decided to pass the motor bike going about 80 kilometers (which translates to about 49.71 mph...well actually to be exact) with traffic completely stopped about 100 feet in front of us.  WHEW was that scary.  I think I didn't take my first breath until I was safely at work and my feet were on solid ground! 
12. No Dressings!  No Ranch!  No Honey Mustard!  I'm sure there is some in the grocery store, but I don't think to pack my own in bag (not yet anyway, it might get to that point).  However, when you go to KFC at home don't you expect that if you ask for ranch or honey mustard for your chicken to be dipped in they simply reach under the counter and pull out as many as you would like.  Well, last night at KFC when I asked about ranch I got the blank stare!  That is one scary stare because no matter how many different ways you try to describe what you are talking about they just stare.  So, I'm going to go ahead and apologize for when I come back to the states and you just catch me staring.  When you are in Rome do as the Romans and I imagine that these Romans might rub off on me a little!


Juliane McCorkle said...

Easily done, the staring thing. haha! I feel your pain! We brought ranch packets with us. Your family should mail you some!

nat said...

I thought about you when I heard about this story on the radio. Was this man a friend of yours?! Ha! http://www.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/09/95-boa-constrictors-in-luggage-prompt-a-guilty-plea/1