Selamat petang KL!

Trip Start May 25, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2012

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Flag of Malaysia  , Wilayah Persekutuan,
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

so, a few days have passed and a lot has happend. joel got a new tattoo, we flew to kuala lumpur and i have a new addiction. :D

so, joel's tattoo: he got a tribal gecko on his foot. it looks awesome! i love it. he got it done traditionally, the way the iban tribe in sarawak have always done it. apparently it stings less. wait until you see it (if you know joel).. it's gorgeous. made me wanna get one too.. hahah :D but i didn't. better not, they are too adictive.

speaking of addictions: yesterday i started reading the hunger games. it's a book which was turned into a film a little while ago. i never payed much attention to the movie and i had never heard of the book but someone left it at the book exchange at our hostel in kuching and so i traded it for donna leon. :D never reading donna leon again. however popular brunetti may be i didn't like the book very much. the ending ruined everything. nobody got put in jail, no shooting, no i'drama.. bah. :( BUT the hunger games... it is amazing! i can't put it down! i'm almost through with it and had to go buy the second book of the trilogy so i don't have to take a break or else i'm probably gonna have a fit.. :D it's so amazing!!!! i'm excitedk to watch the movie as well.. of course it's not gonna be as good as the book but i'm curious to see how the director imagines the characters and settings, since it's descriptive but not overly so.. if you know what i mean.. anyways, the book has totally messed up my priorities. all i want to now is read. screw kuala lumpur. :D naah, just kidding.

and there's the next cue: KUALA LUMPUR! we're finally back in civilization, where they have skyscrapers and public transportation! and where, unfortunately, they aren't as nice as in kuching. but oh well.. people are a lot different here even just when you look at them. there are quite a lot of women here, who wear a niqab, whereas in kuching women/girls only wear a kind of short chador or al-amira style hijabs. you almost never ever see burkas though. i don't remember seeing one anyways. back to the niqabs. i don't know but i always feel  like such a fool when i see women wearing them and there i am with my dress. not a slutty dress but one that still shows me legs from the knees down, my arms from just above my elbows and of course my neck, face and hair. i feel naked compared to them and even if there's a chinese mini model walks by with her butt almost hanging out of the super short and skin tight shorts... ah man, i don't know.. i'm not at all judging their choices or maybe even lack thereof.. i'm just really sensible to the contrast between theirs and mine.. and it makes me want to go buy my own jilbab and take hijab tying lessons.. but enough of that..

because of joel's foot and the amazing books we're reading we just hung out at the klcc park and read for a couple of hours. the view was impressive though. klcc is where the petronas towers are. then later we had some really good thai food and then checked out chinatown.. i tried to get some glasses for carneval.. but the people selling them think white equals stupid i guess since they ask for ridiculous amounts of money. between haggling and walking away you sort of get an idea of how much the glasses are actually worth and the prices first named are almost offensive after a while. but oh well, that's life here and i have the advantage of not needing everything right now. and i bet what they sell here, they'll sell in indonesia too.

alright, bedtime for nicole. :)
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