Thursday, June 7, 2012

I MISS MALAYSIA


Another look back at my gypsy wandering past. MALAYSIA. Man, I freaking love this place. All of my mom's side of the family resides here, and I miss being around them so much. I miss all that Malaysian and Chinese culture that is so strong and runs so deep. I love how relaxed the country is, but at the same time how intense it is. I love how modern and ahead of the times it is, yet also how deeply rooted it is in its past. I've never felt more comfortable and more at home than in this Southeastern country so far far away. Probably too exotic for most, but that feels just right for me. Not sure when I'll go back, but all I know is that I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Too many memories are rushing back from when my sister and I visited for two months just over two years ago. We stayed in Subang Jaya and ate from the best street vendors, got our taste of the city whenever we wanted in Kuala Lumpur (major shopping in Bukit Bintang), saw the oldest side of the country in Melaka, and enjoyed the sun and everlasting beaches in Penang (I still can never forget the time we went swimming during a tropical rain storm). We lived both like locals and tourists, and it was an amazing lifestyle. There is still so much I want to explore and discover here.

53 comments:

Natali said...

Seems like a great place to visit! You're lucky you have your relatives living there, you should visit them sometime soon and use the advantage that you have :)
I hope to visit Malaysia someday!

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Ai-Lin said...

I herald from the Malaysian/Chinese genes and was born and raised in a western country too so I totally relate!
The food is absolutely to die for (and so are the markets and the shopping.) If you ever have the time, give Penang a check out - it's absolutely perfect.

Ai-Lin
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garde said...

its really beautiful....
dont worry, when you miss something its beaucause its great... ;)
kisses
fran

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little.pingu said...

I had to glance for the second time to make sure that i just read Malaysia in your title. And it is. The food is really to die for. Even if it just a street vendor. And the beaches. You should check out the islands. Pangkor, Tioman, Redang. Even as a Malaysian, i really haven't travel to all the places. Hugs and kisses from Malaysia.

aiken said...

great pictures and great place!! :))

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TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Two months in Malaysia...I'm very jealous! I spent just 4 days in Kuala Lumpar two years ago and loooved it! I think your modern/yet steeped in its past description is perfect. These pictures are lovely. It's rare you get to be live like both a tourist and a local in a different country so it sounds like an amazing experience.

FP said...

Nice pictures. I miss South East asia too...it's such a unique place!

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Cara said...

love these shots-it is such a beautiful place, definitely one that requires multiple visits!
xo Cara
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francisdodson said...

I love the polaroid style shots! Looks like such a lovely place :) x

Norbyah said...

wow. i had no idea you had family in malaysia. i read your sister's blog and started reading yours just recently. i didn't realize you guys were half chinese until CNY when natalie wrote about it. now, i discover you are malaysian-chinese, like me! i lived in KL for most of my childhood, went to an international school there, and now i'm living in hong kong. my mum is australian, and my husband mexican-american. so, my kids are mixed like you....sorry for the long comment from a random stranger. i just find the coincidence really cool. great pics, too.
xo
n

Ria :) said...

Such beautiful photographs :) x

C.A.R. said...

cool polas!

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MintJulep said...

I think you're in need of an adventurous voyage!! Those pics are so lovey, and you look so different!
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The serial shopper said...


So nice!!


xx,
Meelena

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The serial shopper said...


So nice!!


xx,
Meelena

www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

Jeans Please! said...

love <3

Miss Photoholic said...

cool :) I also was in Malaysia, I stayed in Kuala Lumpur for five months, and I loved it! Now reading your text I realized how much I miss the shopping in Bukit Bintang and to stare at the twin towers :P You have a very nice blog!!
Kim

Kate said...

Amazing photos! I'd love to go to Malaysia, it looks incredible!

Domonique Wilson said...

Dylana it looks absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful place to be able to visit! No wonder you miss it!

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x

Shatirah-Dstation said...

Dylana.come visit Malaysia again!!!
im waiting :)

**shatirah

Nurul Nordin said...

I have to read your title post many times! Maybe because I was a little bit excited that you love my country. And hey, I stayed in Subang Jaya too! Hope to see you around my neighbourhood,soon, very soon ey?! ;)


Love from Malaysia,
Nurul Nordin
http://thatlittlecookiemonster.blogspot.com/

morena said...

great pics!


morena
http://fashionmoran.blogspot.co.il/

Sabrina T. said...

lovely pics..great memories in shots

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dolceedamara said...

I love Malaysia too! I used to spend there every vacation. The country is so beautiful and people are super nice!
xoxo
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Ava Tallulah said...

Looks amazing. I totally understand how you feel... I spent all last summer in Thailand and have been missing it like crazy...

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amy said...

So beautiful.

Makes me want to pull out my bank card and find myself airplane tickets.

Lucky girl.. :)

sending you happy spells

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Gita said...

Oh, lovely captures. You look so relaxed and happy. I would like to visit Malaysia too some time soon. Well, let's keep our fingers crossed :)...

xx
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monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful shots!

Bises,
monkeyshines
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Amalie said...

Wauw! Beautiful pictures. It looks nice there :)
- Amalie.
http://amelia-xoxo.blogspot.dk/

Kimberly said...

really lovely photos, loved your hair when it was long but it looks good short too!

City Style

CULTstyle said...

Wow such amazing photos X

CULTstyle

Haylie said...

awesome post! sounds like an amazing place! Hopefully you get to go there again soon :)

-haylie

Ms.Fashionista said...

Look at you with that stunning long hair! Wow that is such an incredible place to travel to, I'm super jealous. BTW I love the setting on these shots...how did you do that!?

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xo

Mila said...

wow <3

bianca said...

Wow. I'm jealous! You look great in those pictures, btw. I like you with long hair too!

Nabila said...

This is beautiful!
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rach. said...

love this!

love, rach.
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Love.Laugh.Life.Live said...

I'm Malaysian.. just if I happen to meet you walking around Pavilion..for sure, I will scream out your name!! Hahahaha..But I'll usually remember the name of the blog..so I'll scream out COLOUR ME NANA!!!!!!!

Chewy said...

hahaha I'm Malaysian and big fan of your blog (: Visit soon!

Miki Ho said...

Wow I'm Malaysian & I'm your blog fan !!!!!!!! Please come back & visit soon !

Hello said...

i blooming love Malaysia, are you half Malaysian? me tooo! my dad's side is all out in KL, love and miss the country

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xxx

Lin Wan said...
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a. said...

I miss Malaysia and I haven't even been there...

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Lin Wan said...

wow! I didn't know you and your sister, Natalie have a family in M'sia! Glad you like M'sia and really, I wanna meet you guys :D! You guys were amazing!

xx, Adrina

Adele said...

i love the photos put into a polaroid effect. <3
ps. i envy your legs, btw. :)




-adele
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serene ♥ said...

Hi I'm your reader and I'm a Malaysian! Glad to hear that you miss this country, and do visit more! :D

Felicia Tan said...

i've just come back from malaysia a couple of days ago x
u should visit penang island up north sometime as well when u get the chance, that's where im from and the food especially is awesome! xxx

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F.C. said...

Love the pics!!Amazing..you're so lucky!!and obviously great blog!!

The Coattail Effect said...

Nana!

I'm from Malaysia too! Born there and moved to the States when I was 4. I totally get you when you say M'sia feels like a home away from home.

So Cool & hope to meet you one day :)

xx,
yvonne from thecoattaileffect.blogspot.com

Christine Dior said...

You should visit Sarawak in Malaysia cos that's where I'm from! Even more exotic than the other places in Malaysia. :-D

Taylor said...

I love this post! I love the vintage look of the pictures, and all of your outfits in each one! The food picture is fabulous too!! Very inspiring!!

Taylor

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S.ting said...

I am malaysian. And I had been followed your blog for quite some time. So glad to hear that you love this place. Love your blog!xxxx

city said...

thanks for sharing.