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真的很久没写部落格了。

最近的两篇都是Ed代我写的。

在没写部落的日子里,我和Ed在马游了几个旅游胜地。我这个十多年没在马生活的大马人,突然对大马有了另一面的认识。

在没写部落的日子里,我又病倒了。都是在旅行时吃出来的,嘻嘻。在大热天下走了好几个小时后,还要吃煎炒热辣的,还有什么任你吃海鲜生锅啦。不病才怪。

在没写部落的日子里,Ed回多伦多,我拖着一个旅行箱回到墨尔本勤奋工作。老板结婚,我回来帮帮忙。反正,在加国无所事事。加上内疚,做少奶奶也太久了。再出来闯闯,脑袋不会生锈。

在没写部落的日子里,我上班上得像条狗。下班后,累得什么都不想做。写部落很花时间,需要思考,要整理思索,也要整理照片。我虽然有很多感触,可却真的心有余而力不足。

在没写部落的日子里,我都在适应不同的生活,不同的气候。在加国,我是量地的。在马,我向爸爸学中医。在澳洲,我很努力地做一个好的药剂师。加国,现在天寒地冷。大马,天天炎热。墨尔本,天气多变。一个多星期前,气温39度,热。今天,18度,刮风,下雨,冷。

在没写部落的日子里,我都在飞,都在搬。从多伦多飞到大马,再飞到墨尔本。在墨尔本,我先暂住朋友家。现在,已搬到另一个空空的公寓里。迟些,可能会搬到乡下小镇上班。那里的药剂行可能会给我住motel吧。

在没写部落的日子里,日子很忙,有时也很累。还好,我有音乐和小说的陪伴。有家人,有Ed。在三个国家里,都有很多很好的朋友。也有很多朋友,还有我认识和不认识的读者常来这里看我。

所以,在忙和累,在飞和搬的日子里,日子很充实,很快乐。

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Panaromic of Bon Ton

“How much to stay at an old rickety house with no beach front” I exclaim, “are you sure it’s worth it?”

Well the day after Valentine’s Day, we decided to treat ourselves and stay at an upscale resort called the Bon Ton. We could only get one night booking and have to re-arrange our schedule to fit it in. However, after many days looking longingly into fancy resorts while staying in “budget” accommodations, we were pretty sure of our decision and was eagerly anticipating some luxury of our own.

The resort consists of only seven traditional Malay houses, found all over Malaysia and transported to the site and restored. Traditional on the outside and contemporary on the inside, the rooms has an outdoor bathroom with a cedar bathtub, a shower that drains through the deck, and a toilet with an uninterrupted view of the night sky. While we thought that the place might be full of suits and blue hair, it turned out to be friendly and homely with young couples and families. The owner is Australian and has a home for stray cats adjacent to the property. These cats also has the run of the place and are fed and cared for by the staff, who also went to great extent to make the sure the guests are happy and feel at home. The resort has an excellent fusion restaurant with some of the best food we had in Malaysia, or anywhere for that matter. During our stay, they were in the midst of an expansion with similar theme but would more than double their capacity for guests, and quite possibly for cats also.

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The blue house to the left, named the Blue Ginger, is the one we stayed in. It is the smallest and least expensive. The dinner above is a Baba Nonya sampler consisting of seven dishes served on a banana leaf.

(Guest blogger)

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