Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where Have We Been...?

Hi Everyone, My apologies for the lack of updates since moving to our 'real' apartment here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two weeks ago. In addition to the 231 boxes to unpack and the constant stream of workmen through each day... it has taken two weeks to connect the internet at home... which for me (running a website) - is almost like being without oxygen.

Sure, in between supervising workmen in the apartment, errands and school hour limitations, I was able to go to a wireless café, but it's just not the same. Especially when I had to keep ordering drinks and pretending to drink them... just so I could use their wireless. ;-)

I now appreciate just how many questions we generate each day (such as, What's tomorrow's cinema schedule? What plane seats are left for the holidays? What should we do for my son's school project?) and then answer via Google each night. Without the internet, I found myself open-mouthed, powerless and answering... "aaahhh... I don't know" far too many times lately.

Luckily, our internet got connected tonight just before I felt the earthquake (that rocked Sumatra) here in Kuala Lumpur. It felt empowering again to be able to jump online to check that I was not going crazy and that yes, the chandelier and vase (here on our 31st floor) really were moving!

My learning for the month: Information truly does equal power. May you all have unlimited access to information, technology and power. Andrea :-)


Nicole said...

Glad to hear you are safe and back online.
I know the feeling of limited Internet access.
When you need it most, it usually is too slow to get anywhere near the information you are looking for, sigh ;)
Cheers from Egypt :)

Expat Women said...

Thanks Nicole!

Stephanie said...

What a whirlwind! You deserve a day at the spa. ;) Looking forward to your visit to the Netherlands. All the best, Stephanie

Expat Women said...

Thanks Stephanie. Me too. Maybe they have nice spas in the Netherlands. :-)


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