What’s an expat? …Well, it’s short for “expatriate”, and according to The Free Dictionary “is a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country”. I feel that sentence describes the last 8 years of my life: absent from home AND country…For me, it is both. I have been “absent” from Venezuela (my Country) since 8 years ago, … Continue reading What does it mean to be an Expat?
This past Thursday I met with my friend Simone, who is marrying in October (Wohoo, Congrats girl! 👰🏾🎩), and who is going back to US after three years living and working in Kuala Lumpur. I met her last year through my friends Naty and Marco --the ones that went back to Ecuador last weekend. So, … Continue reading What would you miss the most?
February 14th, and who doesn’t know that today is Valentine’s Day? The day we have been pushed to think in the love one, family and special friends. Society has pushed us to share on this day unique thoughtful gifts, flowers and cards with our loved ones, to make this day super memorable. Since I’m away, … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Cards, Flowers?
Here in Malaysia, there are too many holidays. The country has a mix of Chinese, Hindu and Muslim cultures, and with that mixtures all the holidays come along. Most of the holidays are between May and July, so when I arrived in May 2016 in KL I had days off almost every two weeks. The … Continue reading One of the Most Amazing Trips Ever
On May 2016, I was transferred to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for work. I’m originally from Venezuela. Lived and grown up in Maracaibo, and after political problems started in my country, I moved to Houston and started University to pursue my degree in Petroleum. I struggled A LOT to get my degree, but I DID IT (wohoo!) and … Continue reading Making Distance Shorter