Saturday, March 18, 2006

People: Uncle Voon

Since arriving in Malaysia, I messaged a few of my closer friends to do the obligatory "Hi I'm back, call me sometime" message.

Having messaged Felix ~ a friend from church back in KL, he knew I was in his hometown of Kota Kinabalu. He then gave his dad a call to help me out, especially on finding accommodation and settling in.

So we met up tonight.

Apart from showing me around KK, and buying me dinner (Thanks Uncle Voon!), he also helped me work out a great deal at a phone shop for a "new purchase". More on that later.

What was cool too is...

He reads this blog!

I am flattered.

p.s: For the readers who aren't familiar with Asian salutations, Uncle Gerald Voon isn't really my uncle. "Uncle" and "Aunty" is just how you would address someone much more senior than yourself to show respect. This is similar to the Korean Ajeossi (아저씨) and Ajumma (아줌마) salutations.

5 Comments:

At March 18, 2006 8:08 AM, Blogger Joel said...

Did you get that hug you needed from Uncle Voon? :)

 
At March 18, 2006 1:09 PM, Blogger hteekay said...

glad to hear that u have helps there..

 
At March 18, 2006 3:13 PM, Anonymous yuki said...

Wow, such a change after 2 weeks of not reading!

Welcome back to M'sia! KK!! I'll be there end April for 6 days. Perhaps we could meet up!!?

Hope to meet your Uncle Voon too, so I may tumpang to get free dinner!! hehe!!

Take care and hope u get one house facing the sea.....
I dont think my friend's house is near the sea...Haha!!

Yeah! more of KK so i know what to look out for.

 
At March 18, 2006 10:07 PM, Blogger edina monsoon said...

Tsunami!! So perhaps you'ld change your mind re house by the sea. That way each time you hear a swoosh you wouldn't have the heart set a flutter in anticipation of a mad rush out semi-dressed. There's a thought:)

 
At March 19, 2006 9:38 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Joel: I didn't get a hug, but the help from him was more than what I needed. :)

hteekay: Yeah man. It's all good over here. Very warm people.

Yuki: Blah blah. Got to pay ok! One night stay = One beer!

Edina: Don't think the Tsunami hit this part of the world did it ;)

 

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