Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

I'll give this a go. I often spend time complaining about Palembang but in actual fact, I do enjoy living here. So my thirteen is on:

Why we moved to Palembang

1. The adventure of living in a developing country.

2. To give Richard's career a bit of a fast forward.

3. To live rent and debt free.

4. To enjoy a slower paced way of life.

5. To break out of our comfort zones. Change is hard but its always for the better. I don't want to get too comfortable in one place yet.

6. To see how people in different parts of the world live.

7. To be able to be in awe of progress and modern cities again. HA! HA! We only found this out after living here awhile and then leaving the place.

8. To allow me not to need to go out to work and spend time at home with Aaron instead. Although there I days that I do wish I had to go OUT to work.

9. To experience life in 1950s Malaysia. This is supposedly what much of Palembang is like.

10. For the very affordable manicures, pedicures, massages, hair spas etc.

11. For the perks that we enjoy as part of the package: A maid to help in the house and a driver to take us everywhere.

12. For the surprises that life throws at us here. From stink bugs, to muddy water, to power problems....

13. And finally, I have to admit it. For the money.

7 comments:

Bloggers said...

Great thursday thirteen.

Bilbo said...

That's an interesting list! I don't know if I would be able to live in someplace like Palembang for more than a few months...all your reasons are good, but I could do without some of the surprises, particularly the stink bugs. I enjoyed living in Louisiana except for the giant black waterbugs that you just couldn't get rid of. Ugh.

Kellan said...

Well - those are a lot of good reasons. You have stink bugs there? Did you see my story about the stink bug that I did? We have them too - YUK! I'm glad to have met you - I enjoy hearing about your life in Palembang. Take care - Kellan

MamaGeek said...

Well that was certainly interesting. I love it when you post photos - it never ceases to amaze me!

Nap Warden said...

I am so glad you posted this, I was wondering and now I know!

Serina Hope said...

Those are excellent reasons. I don't know if I'd want to stay there for too long, but it sounds like the benefits are definetly worth a bit of trouble. Rent free?You ca't beat that with a stick.

badping said...

12. For the surprises that life throws at us here. From stink bugs, to muddy water, to power problems....

Wait, I got that when I was living in Malaysia. How did you miss out?