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No Longer Slumming It Up In a Five Star Hotel

June 20, 2012

(From February 26, 2012)

Hidy ho neighborinos,

I moved out of the JW Marriott and into my new apartment this weekend. It’s kinda snazzy, especially the view from outside the windows. It’s mostly furnished as well. However they didn’t include any pots, pans, plates, etc. That seems to limit my cooking options… for now… Luckily they sell all of those things here as well as peanut butter so I think I’ll be ok.

For those of you more geographically inclined, the apartment is like a five minute walk from the Petronas Towers / Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). More importantly though, there is also a place that claims to make the “Best Milkshakes in Malaysia” at the base of the building.

You can get DVD’s here for very cheap. However the quality is not what one would call “great”. I was watching 50/50 in English with English subtitles. I think someone missed the point on that one. Although after a while I noticed that the subtitles got pretty funny. Only about half of them were right and included someone saying they were a “Master Level Farmer”. That was a bit off.

Last weekend we had a large dinner outing followed by a friendly game of poker. There were a couple people playing who were new to poker. On the last hand of the game, I had two pair (jacks and queens) and thought by far I had the hand won. I went all in. Alas, one of the newbies had pocket fours and landed another one on the Turn. I lost my entire 10 Ringgit (about $3.30). Curse Beginners Luck.

Well that’s about it for now. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time getting my apartment figured out so no new adventures outside of there. Soon enough though. Soon enough.

Oh, and before I forget. The Simpsons just ran their 500th episode. In honor of them, I’ve added some of my favorite Simpsons quotes below.

Hasta luego,


“Here’s to alcohol, the cause of — and solution to — all life’s problems.” – Homer

“Whoa, slow down there, maestro. There’s a *New* Mexico?” – Mr. Burns:

“Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!” – Troy McClure

Marge: Homer, we can’t take his money.
Homer: Aww, I can’t take his money, I can’t print my own money, I have to work for my money. Why don’t I just lay down and die.

[Superintendant Chalmers sees Principal Skinner’s kitchen on fire]
Superintendant Chalmers: Good Lord, what is happening in there?
Principal Skinner: The Aurora Borealis?
Superintendant Chalmers: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?
Principal Skinner: Yes.
Superintendant Chalmers: May I see it?
Principal Skinner: No.

“Don’t blame me. I voted for Kodos” – Homer


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