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26 Dec 2008
I have never met so friendly people as here. It is not just the Malaysians, it is also the people coming here as tourists, everybody seems relaxed and happy. Of course it helps that I am travelling alone, it is clearly easier to get talking to people if you are alone, but anyhow. I was a bit suspicious when I was invited to join a gorgeous woman yesterday in a bar, but it was a whole group so I went along with it. It wasn't like I was going to get any drinks anyhow, and I was in an establishment, so I saw no harm in it. And it wasn't, it was really joyful. I didn't stay very long, exhausted from the flight as I was (or not really, only sort of, I had had a wonderful de-stressing massage earlier and also a nap in the middle of the day, but I knew I WOULD be).
And today. December 26, I found an Indian restaurant, a tiny little place where there were a lot of Indians. No other westerner in sight. That's where I wanted to go – ABC restaurant. So I did. Got my little menu but decided that I didn't want to look at it. Instead I got up and tried to sneak a peak at what the other guests were eating. I was very successful, very successful indeed. All of a sudden I found myself having been invited to share a meal with a family of two. Turned out that they were from Indonesia, so now I have an invitation to go to Indonesia...! And actually he is originally Indian, from Mumbay, and she has a German mother and Indonesian father. Even though she has been in Indonesia since she was seven she still speaks German – and go there now and then. Her mother is from Aachen, not far from Düsseldorf! It is a small world!
Had a great meal, and a wonderful time speaking to my new friends. And they insisted on taking the bill, as they felt I had more or less just helped them finish the food they anyhow didn't have a chance to finish. Which is not true, there was also extra food ordered for me! Amazing! FAR more than I could EVER have expected.
Well, I suspect that I will have far more to tell when I get back!
I have noticed it even more. I really truly am a giant. The bed is broader than it is long. I end up having my feet sticking out, as there are so many pillows that takes away from the total length. Guess I have to use less pillows in the future... Or sleep the other way around, as it is wide enough for one and a half of me or so...
25 Dec 2008
And it is not just the socks, it is also other things. Like the toilets, where they have real toilets. The one in my hotel room (splendid hotel by the way!) feels so low that I am almost sitting on the floor...
24 Dec 2008
Well, I guess it will pass...
And everything is normal. As always the last couple of years when I travelled on holiday I started by spilling. This time tea. Tea is worse, because it is hot... Really made an effort not to spill, no oily stuff, tissues in my lap in case I'd drop some marmelade etc. And instead I was unsuccessfull putting the lid back on the tea cup when I had put some honey in it, and I spilled over my stomach and my legs. The trousers are OK, they are kind of tea coloured anyhow, but the white shirt has some interesting spots... Why oh why can I never go through customs and immigration with clean clothes???
Merry Christmas everybody!
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10 Dec 2008
Det ser ut som Göteborg en novemberdag...
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Also put up shows with my cousins on my mother's side as soon as we had a family gathering. But later on I got more serious about acting. We had school plays every semester, and I joined a group in the evenings too. It was so much fun, helped build my confidence and made me feel good.
I miss the acting a lot, don't know why it stopped. Guess it was a mix of things: Getting older, getting other interests, moving to another school and so forth. Several of the people in our group also moved on, so one problem was obviously that there were no groups available in the small village that I grew up in. I learned so much from the acting though. I learned to talk in front of people - I was horrible shy before that. Guess I still am, in some (many) cases, but what acting taught me is ways of dealing with it. (And when that doesn't work, I can pretend to ignore it... ;-)) I also learned one very important thing though the more serious acting I was doing for some time. To use my voice. And to use your belly when you talk instead of doing what many women do, talk using a much higher pitch than needed. That is just bad for your voice, and makes it more difficult to be taken seriously. And to lower your voice is good for other things too. Like telling children off... It is much easier to get their attention when lowering the voice and using more base, i.e more belly when talking to them... Well, I have my tricks. ;-)
But it still doesn't take away the fact that I miss acting. And unfortunately it is too late and I am too busy to take it up again. Guess I have to find other ways of expressing myself. But that is another discussion... In the meantime I can enjoy others acting. Someday I hope my German is good enough so that I can go to the theater - the real live thing - here and understand all the aspects...
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