Wednesday, November 7, 2007


well, writing isn't nearly as easy as it looks in the movies, and you think since I already have the blog that it would be easier, but no.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


no, I'm not going back to school
I'm trying to settle back in to the states, and i"m working on a book about myadventures

Thursday, July 5, 2007

home sweet home

That is it. I go home tonight.
I feel unaccountably sad

Monday, July 2, 2007


I will finish this trip tomorrow.

Now that this is the end, here are some thoughts on undertaking such a daunting endeavor.
The key, the secret, is to just keep going. I think that could be used for all of life. Just keep going.
Over all, the world is a good place. Yes there are some ugly things, and some ugly people-- but overall, the world is beautiful.
I really don't feel that different. I'm happy of course, but I don't feel that I'm any different.
Maybe the changes will be evident to others.
Thanks for all your support, and I'll be posting a few more times, as I get back home.
\till then,
be good, be happy and have fun.

Almost home

Well, past more monkeys and more jungle, past oil palm plantations I made it to Kota Tinggi, about 40 km from Jahor Bahru. I got to stay at a brand new hotel, and so cheap and clean and really good service. I'm now in Jahor Bahru, and bought my ticket home, for July 6th. I have 15 km left to go to get to Singapore. I was going to leave tomorrow, but I will have to stay here one more day to pick up the ticket.
I can't believe I did it.
Till I post again, be good, be happy and have fun

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I'm so excited

And also exhausted.
I left for Pekan, and was really looking forward to an easy day. Unfortunately it was not to be. Pekan itself seemed like a pleasant enough town, but.... the hotels were awful (neither had rooms with a bathroom, and they were both upstairs, so I would have to carry the bike up a flight of stairs) So I decided to try to get to Mersing. Well, Mersing was 145 km away and I didn't see the sign until it was almost too late. I could have turned back, but I hate hate hate to do that. Especially for a hotel without a bathroom. I made it to a small small town called Neisai, and they had a very nice motel, with a nice bathroom. The town didn't have a restaurant or cafe, but the room itself was nice. I think it was a fishing/angling place because several of the guests were getting ready near the river docks when I left to begin the journey to Mersing.
It was 100 km. But.... even though it was a bit hilly (ok a lot hilly) it was still very beautiful. The roadside isn't very developed, so although a few times I wanted a cafe for something to drink, most of the time I appreciated the unspoilt coasts and jungles. And. And. And.
I saw wild monkeys. Really. They were all fluffy and cute, but since they had teeth both bigger and sharper than mine, I decided their fluffy cuteness was better appreciated from a distance. I even saw one peeking out at me from the foliage. It was pretty awesome.
I might be able to make it to Jahor Bantu tomorrow. It depends on how I feel in the morning and how the road goes.
Till I post again, be good, be happy and have fun.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

hmmm what to do, what to do

I've made it to Kuantan, and am at a cross roads so to speak.(actually I'm literally at a cross roads) _- I could go to Melecca by bus, but that would kinda suck, or I could keep going south on the road I'm on. Both would get me to Jahor Bahru by July 3, and into Singapore by July 4. I'll finish on independence day. I will then have to get my ticket home.
The road has been pretty good, but it didn't rain yesterday. I've decided that rain is a good thing, in that it keeps things cool (the other day it was almost cold). Last night it finally rained but I didn't care much, because I was happily eating curried shrimp.
Good food helps make any problem seem somewhat less severe. Another lesson learned.
I still don't know what I will do when I get "home"
Till I post again, be good, be happy, and have fun