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Ringing in the Year of the Rooster, Malaysian Style

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Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe and learn about the different ways in which people gather around Malaysia. Family and religion are central themes across this multi-cultural melting pot of Eastern religions and tradition. In fact, Kuala Lumpur means muddy confluence, based on where the Klang and Gombak rivers meet, as seen in the picture below. Chinese, Indian, Thai,...
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Pieces of Home: The Challenge of Seeking Familiarity in Unfamiliar Places

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Pairs Well With… “Home is where you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.” – Leo Christopher Today has been the first day in Malaysia where I wanted to punch my day in the face.  One thing after another had gone wrong, and I’m surprised I didn’t... The post Pieces of Home: The Challenge of Seeking Familiarity...
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Infinity Pools, Chandeliers and Breathtaking Views, Oh My! Planning an Event in Kuala Lumpur.

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Meeting Space and Guest Rooms Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur City Center 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia The Mandarin Oriental is a luxurious hotel steeped in the traditional values of their oriental heritage. The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has the city’s most distinctive and prestigious address near the PETRONAS Towers. With 632 guest rooms and […]
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2017 Kuala Lumpur Thaipusam

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Pairs Well With...Cultural Awakenings + Respect + Religion Malaysia is a country of extraordinary fusion: food, culture, religion, and architecture.  The fact that three cultures (Malay, Chinese and Indian) can co-exist harmoniously, despite different values and beliefs, is rare.  The level of multicultural diversity in Malaysia is something I’ve not experienced before, and one that... The post 2017 Kuala Lumpur Thaipusam appeared first on Pairs...
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Week 5: Kuala Lumpur – Digging Deeper

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  Week 5 of traveling, and week 2 of the Remote Year adventure! Exposure to culture and history and the challenges to make this place your home dominated this week that was such an important one for many of us. Watch my latest video that documents the settling in and the first encounters with local Malaysians. Enjoy, and thank you for following!!
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Finding Your Inner Home Amidst the Chaos of Traveling

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Being in a new city can be overwhelming. You are seeing things for the first time, adjusting yourself to a new home/hotel/apartment, and adjusting to a new rhythm of life. What little sense of direction you had is completely gone, and it may be difficult to rediscover your true north. Perhaps you are surrounded by new people or traveling by yourself. Either way, there is...
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Holy Sh*t, I Live in Asia: The Balancing Act

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Pairs Well With… “Regalia Sunset” by Jay Harrison I have been living in Asia a day short of two weeks now.  I feel like I did absolutely nothing productive during this span of time, but honestly, I did everything.  Have you ever done so much that you felt like you actually did nothing? It’s an odd... The post Holy Sh*t, I Live in Asia: The Balancing...
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Thaipusam 2017

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I am #blessed to be in Kuala Lumpur not only over Chinese New Year but also Thaipusam. Celebrations at Batu Caves are an amazing experience. The entrance of the cave has a stunning gold statue of the Lord Murugan the Hindu God of War.  There are happy monkeys being fed and trying to snatch onto […]
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Decorating Your Home Away from Home

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It’s no small secret that I absolutely LOVE to decorate my home, wherever that might be. During my senior year of college, I studied abroad in Copenhagen and one of the first thing I did was buy a painting from a local artist and take the free IKEA shuttle to the nearest store to buy decorations for my flat. In my opinion, buildings are meant...
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Prospecting-The Art of Finding Anyone

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Prospecting is what has made me successful in sales. I am the Sales and Marketing Manager at Summits of Chicago. Being a small business we’re required to prospect to make our goals. In fact, 80% of my business has come from cold and warm calling. If you’re in sales you know why you’re reading this. […]
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