KL Here I Come!

I have butterflies in my stomach. My legs feel weak and wobbly even though I cannot stand. I feel like a kid on my first day at school. This feels like the time I was outside the room waiting to take my practical piano examination. This feels like the time I was at the 100m starting block waiting for the gun to go off. This feels like the times I was outside the doctor?s consultation room waiting for my medical test results. I am all packed and ready to go. I pray that anything that will go wrong will not. Not now Murphy! I worry too much. One step at a time and a journey of one thousand steps will be one step closer.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

15 thoughts on “KL Here I Come!”

  1. What’s wrong? It must be something good, something challenging. Live it, man. Have fun. If you fail, fine, try it again. But try as hard as you can, okay. Make it a WoW!

  2. It’s always natural to have the butterflies in the stomach when attempting something new. But I guess the experience you’re bound to get in the city will more than make up for it. Have fun in KL.

  3. don’t worry, peter. nothing will go wrong. just say a little prayer.

    have fun in KL and give my regards to grace when you see her. pity her plan to penang was cancel. miss meeting her.

  4. Believe in yourself, take life as an adventure and face obstacles one at a time. Good luck on your exam and enjoy your visit to Kl as well.

  5. Dear All,
    Thank you for your encouraging words. I arrived in KL safely. Kind staff of the MAS and ERL assisted me all the way to Sentral Station. Will update with photos soon.

  6. Peter,
    Just finished reading through your updates from your time in Gurney. I have been on vacation in California with my girlfriend (who is also Catholic, btw), and I appreciate the updates you’ve provided. My happiness that life back home is back to normal is of course tinged with sadness as the death toll continues to rise. At least there are still many stories of unlikely survivors.

    Let me know if you want another calendar. Just email me with a mailing address and I’ll get one over to you. We have some leftovers from my Youth Group’s fundraiser that I’m giving out to friends. Go to http://www.ygp.com and check out the 2005 calendar to see if you want one.

    Take care in my Kampung, bro! I love and miss KL! Eat much for me, ok? God bless!

  7. Derek,
    Thank you but two calendars are enough. Next year perhaps? There are so many restaurants selling Penang food I was wondering if I am still in Penang. 🙂

    I am!

  8. You’re cuttin’ me deep, man……at least email me your address so I can get SOMETHING in the mail for my brother back home!

  9. Dude, if that was an American airport, they’d be out of business. Sorry it was a bit difficult for you at the terminal. Hope you’re having a blast!

  10. Ok, that American airport comment was supposed to be in your detailed post about checking-in. Sorry for hogging the comments board!

  11. Derek,
    Will be sending you my snail mail address after this. Actually, I was the one who did not want to ask for assistance as far as possible. I did not want to be mothered over like a small kid.

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