What I'll be Missing From You, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Final year.

Finally, it comes to me the last semesters of my degree life. As they said, time flies fast. A year from now who knows what would I be, whether pursuing a master, being a corporate banker, or maybe.. another fate? A friend of mine showed up an old picture of us with other girls back in the first year of degree celebrating her 19th years old birthday, and there I see the old myself smiling did not recognize that would be the precious time of my degree life and maybe the last time we were all present at someone's birthday. 

Since I would not know what would be going on a year from now, I just wanted to list (apparently I love to list so much - list anything!) some highlights that I'll be missing from the capital city of Malaysia, the city that I've been residing for 3.5 years and finally I can say, my second home.

1. Teh Ais, bungkus!
This would be funny. Clearly we have different perspectives on what is Teh Ais (Ice Tea) here in Malaysia and Indonesia. In Indonesia, an ice tea is called Es Teh Manis or just simply Es Teh. While here, in Malaysia, their Es Teh is called Teh O Ais. Teh O Ais, Teh Ais, that O really matter because if we order Teh Ais only, we will be served with a Teh Tarik, their signature creamy and frothy tea that the making process requires "pulling" pouring technique. So don't be jumbled up! I was once asked for Teh O Ais back when I was home in Indonesia and quickly retold the waitress that what I actually needed was Es Teh Manis. Poor confused mind.

Oh, another one. When we say bungkus, they will tie the drinks on one of the side tips of the plastic. . No more holding the plastic, we have the tie!

2. LRT, Monorail, RapidKL
When I go back home I rarely go out just because I hate going out with public transportation. Don't judge, I was a loyal customer of public transportation when I was in high school. However, when I reached KL with all the transportation services they provide, going out with public transportation in Indonesia is no longer a comfort. At peak hours such as in the morning and 5pm in the afternoon, going out with LRT is much more convenient since it saves your time a lot from the traffic jam. At hours the weather would somehow be so ignorant, LRT is heaven since it is covered and it has air conditioner. The route of LRT here is quite broad, they have Kelana Jaya and Ampang Line, and if you are confused on which station you should be getting, just google and all information are present right away. Moreover, if you are a student, you can obtain for a student RapidKL card for 50% discount on fares, such a privilege.

3. Shopping Haven!
Can't you see how happy I was all these times? *grin* KLCC and Pavilion has to be the most visited mall for all Indonesians here in my university. Whenever we were bored and did not have any interesting place to go, we opted for KLCC or/and Pavilion simply because they offer many. Watsons in KLCC would be my favorite Watsons from all because it carries wider brands, such as Hada Labo, Kate, L'oreal, Sukin, to the recently I saw, Naruko, 3CE, Goodal, Cremorlab and Indeed Labs' Hydraluron! *eyes drooling* Maybe I should write a special post about what beauty products should you pick when you're in Kuala Lumpur. I've never been to Sephora in Indonesia, but they said the carried brands were not as many as in Kuala Lumpur, and you know what, more brands are coming to have their stores in KLCC, such as Bath and Body Works and Aesop. Yes, Aesop! Online shops are also varied from Japanese beauties to Korean, Taiwan, Australia, such as on Hermo, which always be my favorite online shop for Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese beauty products. Price wise, it's way cheaper than in Indonesia.

All in all, Malaysia doesn't have my mom, dad and my two sisters. No ojek, for sure, no cheap massage and beauty spa (it will cost around RM300+ per session), and all those mouthwatering food that Indonesia offers. Let's just crossing finger, whenever I'll be, that would be the best one for me.

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