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A Lonely Evening in KL

July 2009
It was my first time alone after months of having friends to travel with. I flew to Kuala Lumpur primarily to watch a Manchester United exhibition match  and visit some good friends in Singapore the day after the game. Understandably, very few people can comprehend my need to travel to KL just so I can watch a football game. Manchester United is one of the most popular football teams in the world and who knows when I can get another chance to see them that close?  I knew not a lot of people in my circle would willingly go so off I went on my solitary journey.

I stayed in a backpacker's hostel near the Pasar Seni train station. The place is called Matahari Lodge and I highly recommend it to people who want a nice, cheap place to stay in Kuala Lumpur. It's near Chinatown, ATM's, money changer, the Central Market, a reggae bar. The location is unbelievable and the staff are super nice!

I booked it via HostelWorld. I adore that site. It shows you the cheap hostels i…

Fondest Valentine’s Day Adventures

I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s day. It’s my favorite occasion next to Christmas. There’s something so festive about it that I can’t help but feel joyful whenever this occasion arrives. It’s not even the prospect of romance that excites me – it’s all the fuss that people have over it. There’s tons of sales on clothes, food and there’s red everywhere which reminds me of Christmas.

For some people, this day comes as a slap on the face – a reminder of their lonely existence. Well, I’ve never had any romance either except for my love affair with football and nature but I’ve always believed that Valentine’s day is for everyone who has someone or something they love – like sports, friends, families, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, children, God, food, etc.

Valentine’s day has always been a happy occasion for me. There was one V-day when I organized a dinner for family friends and neighbors. My mom cooked and I washed the dishes after. I think all the guests at that gathering were singl…