Hari Raya 2015

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Dan Batin Eid Mubarak from Sarawak.  May your fasting and ours be received by the Most High in His Mercy rather than by our merits, amin.  It’s a special one for us this year since my eldest is in his last year of high school.  Who knows when we’ll all be… More Hari Raya 2015

36 hours in KL

Time for my semi-annual ritual humiliation at the Immigration Department. After 12 years here married to a Malaysian, I ought to be well on my way to Permanent Resident status. But permanent residency is predicated on holding a Spouse Visa, and I have as yet been able to get one. Kuching says I’m married to… More 36 hours in KL

MRE: Ikan Masin

Sweets and savoury dishes of every sort fill the special neighbourhood markets set up for Ramadan.  While our kids binge on the colorful kuih and sugary drinks that they rarely get other times of the year, the wife and I are more likely to turn to a few basic dishes for the “few morsels needed to support… More MRE: Ikan Masin

Hari Raya 2013

Selamat Hari Raya!  Eid Mubarak!  Happy Holidays, everybody!  May the fasting and the prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan be accepted from us and from you and may Allah prolong our lives to arrive at another Ramadan in the year ahead, Amin.  

Ramadan in Malaysia

“Ramadan through the eyes of foreigners in Malaysia” :: Borneo Post. I’m one of the foreigners interviewed.  The article also ran in Bahasa Malaysia as “Ramadan Menerusi Kaca Mata Warga Asing Di Malaysia.”   Ramadan through the eyes of foreigners in Malaysia Posted on August 5, 2013, Monday KUALA LUMPUR:  Zikir, which occurs before the start… More Ramadan in Malaysia