Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012


Two pictures today of our neighbor boys playing with firecrackers tonight, the ninth day of Chinese New Year, especially celebrated by the Hokkien.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

After a meeting with a nutritionist we came home and ate bowls of veggies for dinner. Only veggies.
Josh was less than impressed.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

We had a great barbecue tonight with a group of CMA partners and friends - so good to be pulling together in the same direction!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Along with the Lion Dance performance down at our clubhouse today we were 'treated' to the incredible clamor of cymbals, drums and two fifteen foot long strings of fireworks.  I was not the only one plugging my ears!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

As we went into Gurney Mall (with every other Penang resident, it seemed) this is what we saw across the road.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 More CNY decorations at Straits Quay, a lovely new place on the water full of places to eat and drink.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

We had a great afternoon at a Chinese New Year open house with a young lady from our church and her family.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

While we were in Phuket we decided we should really use our own pool more, so we spent a bit of time down there today and I took this shot of an interesting plant with the water in the background.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Looking down our street in the early evening.  Love this view!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Chai - Happy Chinese New Year! 
While we live in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, our island has a rich Chinese heritage and these next few days will be full of celebrations, lion dances, drumming presentations, fireworks and lots of people who have come to be with their families for the holiday. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Because there are no Dairy Queens in Malaysia, we always finish off a trip to Thailand with a Blizzard at the airport.  Today was no exception! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

On the way to dinner on our bike....with some crazy guy in the background.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Josh was disappointed when his chicken fried rice lunch arrived looking (and tasting, as it turned out) much less exciting than Bob's pineapple fried rice. Still, with three of us eating for less than $10,  it was a great meal!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Josh ordered a banana pancake from this couple at the weekend market and said it tasted as good as he remembered!

Friday, January 13, 2012

We spent a fun day exploring the island on our bikes. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Our church raised around $10,000 over the Advent season for a school for children of refugees from Myanmar and today we went to the school to meet some of the children and attend the dedication of the library.  As well as funding the library and a staff room, we also are helping them buy a second van for transportation so the 62 children can get to school more easily.  What a blessing it was to us to be able to be there!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

What a great three weeks we had with Rachel here in Penang.  Sad to see her leave on the plane at 7:50 am tomorrow morning.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Time to take down the Christmas tree tomorrow....and it's probably the last time that Rachel's ornaments will hang on our tree.  :-(

Friday, January 6, 2012


While waiting to have a meeting down in the clubhouse of our community I saw the beautiful reflections in the pool.  We do live in a lovely place!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Evening at the beach in Batu Ferringhi....photos followed by successful shopping in the night market.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ready to head out for a day of white water rafting and abseiling down a waterfall on the mainland of Malaysia.  Super fun day enjoying the fresh river water and beautiful greenery!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The 'moving' night market sets up close to where we live each Tuesday night, offering all kinds of food, drinks, clothes, watches, wallets, shoes..... Meat on a stick, anyone?
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Monday, January 2, 2012

The G Hotel decorates this 'g'  for every holiday....I want to try catch all the changes through the year. Coming soon...Chinese New Year...celebrations for this holiday are loud and long!!
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

 Life in Penang seems to center around the abundant and always available local food.  One of our favorites....sizzlin' chicken out in Batu Ferringhi.  Delicious!
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