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Back from the land of Penang. Everything went very smoothly, much to my surprise.
After 5 months of hemming and hawing with the local government here in Thailand I was able to show up on the other side of the border and get a one-year multiple entry visa overnight- just like they said I would back in January.
Feels like I accomplished a major goal. But I’m surprisingly unexcited about it.
Ever heard that advice, that when you can’t make a decision you’re supposed to flip a coin, except you don’t decide by heads or tails, but by how you feel while the coin is in the air? I estimated my chances of making this visa thing work out at 50/50. Now I feel a little bit like the coin landed on the wrong side.
Maybe I’m just worn out from the trip.
I think I want to live next door to a mosque. I love the call to prayer.
There are 3 mosques within earshot of my place here in Penang. I can hear all of them overlapping their calls. I don’t know the words. But I like it. I could listen to that all day.
This time tomorrow I’ll be chilin in Malaysia, again. In Georgetown, Pulau Penang, again.
I find it interesting that I now know my way around a city in Malaysia better than I do L.A.
What a difference a year makes.