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Living Outside My Comfort Zone

January 2nd, 2005 - Sunday

Anxiety always precedes when I have to travel alone. One thousand and one things can happen that will render me helpless in an unfamiliar surrounding – Murphy?s Law. The last time I did that was almost six years ago when I went to meet Wuan and my IRC buddies for the first time. Nothing untoward happened. MAS have well-trained staff and facilities to handle people with disabilities like me who are travelling unaccompanied. Taxi drivers are no less helpful when I needed to get around. Generally, people are kind to me and offer to help but the fear still lingers.

I guess I have mollycoddled myself too much by only doing things within my own sphere of comfort. Can I survive outside that zone? I believe I can. I will just have to brace my nerves and do it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That said, I have confirmed my trip to Kuala Lumpur on January 8. Wuan will be picking me up from Sentral Station. I will be there for a couple of weeks. First in the agenda is of course to spend some quality time with Wuan and then to meet Marita and Grace the following weekend. I would love to meet other bloggers too. Date, time and venue are still tentative. I will update again when everything is confirmed. Suggestions are welcomed.



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16 Responses to “Living Outside My Comfort Zone”

  1. anjali* says:

    Hi Peter, firstly here’s wishing you a blessed 2005. And have fun on your trip to Kay El, with Wuan and your blogger friends. God bless :-)

  2. Jase Lee says:

    Hey no worries man. I realized anything can go wrong but if you’ll live to regret if you never try anything. Sometimes it’ll be just easy if you take a relaxing seatback to your desination and don’t think much of the negative stuffs…

  3. Peter says:

    Anjali,
    Thanks. Happy New Year. Peace be with you always.

    Jase,
    Thank for those encouraging words. I have been following your blog for a while and I hope your dad is much better now. Should you need any help, do drop me a line here. Take care.

  4. Jase Lee says:

    Thanks for the concern man. Anyways he’s doing very well now. He can eat and clean up himself. However, now he has to attend to those fisiotheraphy and this will be a challenge for the New Year.

  5. graceshu says:

    hohoho. i’ll remember to bring the activated charcoal :D!

  6. Peter says:

    Jase,
    Good to hear that your dad is doing well. Those physiotherapy will do him a world of good. Keep at it. God bless.

    Grace,
    For me or for yourself?

  7. MrsT says:

    Have a great trip .. Peter..! :)

  8. Saffron says:

    Books and beer help, the former more than the latter, depending on who you ask. :)

    Have a safe journey!

  9. Peter says:

    MrsT,
    Thank you.

    Saffron,
    I cannot read because I need a pair of glasses for that now which I do not have. Beer? No go too. Will kill my kidneys in no time. Thank you.

  10. graceshu says:

    (for me, mostly :P)

  11. Melissa says:

    Happy New Year to you & have a good time while in KL.

  12. sweetspirit says:

    Hey Peter
    I always say ,what is meant to be will be.
    Enjoy ya time n tcz

  13. Marita Paige says:

    See you in the Big Durian, PT!

  14. Peter says:

    Grace, :)

    Sweetspirit,
    Yup, I totally agree with you. Thanks.

    Marita,
    Hope it does not stink.

  15. dave says:

    hey hey, pete’s coming down to kl? haha. how long would you be staying?

  16. Peter says:

    Dave,
    I will be in KL for about 2 weeks.