Through our Eyes // 03


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  1. spotted some beautiful buildings while walking around Ipoh, Malaysia
  2. a few hours later he was gone and the wall was white again
  3. dipping my toes in the cold Koh Tao waters
  4. Georgetown, Penang
  5. Lunch at Daily Dose in Georgetown. One of the best places to have lunch. Mugshot café was another favorite.
  6. he is so handsome
  7. wise seagul

Life in Kuala Lumpur is good. We are renting a room with a German lady, a botanist who has lived here for 30+ years. She is very passionate about her garden and has the most fantastic collection of cacti. She grows her own papaya, has successfully harvested her own cloves (apparently not an easy thing to do) and keeps big pots of fresh peppercorns around the house. Her garden is a dream.

I have been wondering for a while now if it is possible to give a typical Asian house more of a European/Scandinavian feeling. It is. Asian houses tend to feel cold and practical with fluorescent lightning and mismatched furniture. One of the reasons I could not see ourselves living in Asia. But she has shown me that it can be done. Her house is zen heaven with a lot of wood and beautiful textiles on the walls, table and floor. She has cupboards filled with ceramics. She has made a lot of those herself. I’m a sucker for homemade ceramics, especially white bowls. I might ask her if I can take some pictures and put them up here.

Now if someone could come and give us an umbrella. It’s raining again!