Seeing George Town, Penang, One Cautious Step at a Time

I walked cautiously, trying not to slip into the concrete gutters that separate George Town’s row houses from the narrow road. Beside me, a gaunt Chinese man with flowing white hair pedaled an ancient bicycle. The foot-long hairs growing from his bulbous black chin mole bounced in perfect time with his pumping feet. Distracted, I … Read more

Settling in to the Easy Ebb and Flow (and Food) of Malaysian Life

It is monsoon season. And while many avoid Asia during the rainy season, I think it may be the best time to visit Malaysia. Every morning dawns clear and sunny with a breeze that freshens, keeping the monstrous heat at bay. By early afternoon., blue-gray clouds roll in and darken the sky, threatening to release … Read more