30 September 2010, Thursday –It has been exactly 2 months since I arrived in Penang.  There has been a whirlwind of experiences; adjustments in work, diversity of cultures, colors and religions and life in general on my new ground  are still a work in progress.

Remittances to my family have been sent twice and there are a lot of other things to be grateful for.  However, despite the downpour of blessings, there are factors beyond control that even if you stretch your patience to the fullest still go down to your nerves and irked you out.  Cest la vie! –It doesn’t take one to be cerebral to understand that in this thing called life, there always black against white.

Anyway, I didn’t spoil my last day of September for nothing. After work, my fun-loving-housemates and I went straight to the Jetty in Butterworth and headed to the ferry with few things in mind –to enjoy the night at Penang Island; buy essential stuffs we’ve been wanting to have and just forget about whatever anxieties bugging us.

Sunset viewed from the ferry…

We roamed around a bit and reached Queensbay Mall where I bought myself a 500gb Samsung external drive and joined 2 of my friends for our late dinner.

Other than my family and a few friends, I miss a lot of foods seriously. Believe it or not, it took me 2 months to grab a bite of pizza again!  So every bite was like a piece of heaven!

pizza hut's super supreme pizza at queensbay mall, penang island

Two of my friends and I have feasted on this thin-crust pizza and plates of pasta…

Seafood Marinara for Dr. Ronnie…

Unfortunately according to him, it looked better on photo that it tasted.  It has an ingredient that he (or most of us including me) hates the most –curry.  At least we ordered pizza that I guess, saved his night.

Spaghetti Bolognese for Dr. Alvin…

He finished the entire plate, so he must have liked it.

Moving on to my dinner plate…

Seafood Lasagna…

It was cheesy with few shrimps and fish bits; just enough to compliment my pizza craving but nothing much to rave about other than it was new to my taste as I was used to tomato-based lasagna back home. Nonetheless, I was happy with my dinner. It was a soothing break from our daily meals.

As October comes upon us, we’re hitting the roads and waters again this afternoon to do much-needed grocery shopping and to buy other essentials.  I am taking a mental note to hold on to my few ringgits and not splurge too much on sale and discounted items here. For most shopping addicts, it’ll take super powers to resist 70% off ;  so help me God! 🙂

🙂 How was your September?

Here’s wishing we’ll have more blessings and positive things to come!



18 thoughts on “MY SECOND MONTH ABROAD

  1. Masarap pa rin ang pagkain dito sa Pilipinas, doc. If only everything else – the government, public discipline, public facilities, etc. – were just as good. 😦

  2. bilis lang doc. two months na pala. meron din pala talagang mga ganyang challenges diyan pero natuwa ako sa 70% discount. parang hindi ko yata kayang tanggihan yon.

  3. The seafood spaghetti looked really good! You certainly know how to comfort eat 🙂

    True, life is full of surprises – some that make one smile, and others that test our true character. Chin up!

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