Hi there. Remember me? :)
I know it’s been a while. The short + simple answer is that I’ve been busy and focusing my time on freelancing work. The more complicated answer is that I’ve been uninspired to write and that because I’m spending most days working now, I feel like that there’s just not too much to write about anymore.
Which is unfair because I really do love Kuala Lumpur a lot, so there should be no excuse for not sharing all about it. (And I miss blogging too… though I think my mom misses it more :P) So instead of coming back into Blogland with a long explanation of my absence (we’ll save it for another day), I’m going to talk a little bit about the city that I’ve decided to make my home for the moment.
I really knew nothing about Kuala Lumpur before coming here. And I had my own image of what a third-world capital city looks like (bad, I know). But everything I imagined about it was completely turned on its head and I was totally captivated.
Here are just a few of the things I love about KL, with some random pictures (I gotta say that KL is not a very photogenic city so I haven’t been taking much photos, but I may take some later and update this post).
Ultimate city of contrasts
Kuala Lumpur is the ultimate city of contrasts. Luxury high-rise condos with infinity pools are right next to shabby ramshackle shophouses. Girls in headscarves walk right next to girls in tiny tanks and shorts. It’s set in a strict Muslim country where I hear the prayer calls a few times a day from my room, but it’s a city where the alcohol flows freely and morals are loose.