Packing For A Long Trip

Tokyo will be my first trip out of Malaysia in three decades. Unfortunately, Wuan could not go as my Personal Assistant (PA) because of work commitments. She is not too fond of the cold either. The temperature will be hovering around 0C to 10C. I am a little apprehensive of the extreme temperatures as well. Genting Highlands is already a tad too cold to my liking. The cold will definitely induce spasms in my limbs. I hope that will not affect me too much.

The training will overlap beyond the Chinese New Year celebrations. Since Dad and Mum are no longer around, I do not mind spending that period elsewhere. I remember the first time I spent the festive season alone after Mum passed away. It was a depressing time. Familiar surroundings without the familiar sights and sounds and elders to greet were just not the same.

Weather reports of Tokyo, KLIA and Penang have been included in the sidebar. I thought it would be interesting for Wuan and all who read my blog to know what I am experiencing in Tokyo. It will also be interesting to compare the temperatures and weather conditions of the three cities.

Wuan will be helping me to pack in a while. I would love to travel light but that is just not possible. I need a supply of adult diapers for the places where no accessible toilets are available. I am taking along clothes enough for five days and one set of winter wear. The heaviest among the items I will be lugging is a notebook and a digital camera. If there is a connection, I definitely will be blogging from Tokyo.

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.

7 thoughts on “Packing For A Long Trip”

  1. Survival Note: Carry & Wear a cap, lip gloss, vitamins, scarfs, gloves and thick socks always in case you go outdoors. Most places have central heating which is warm. Sounds sissy but it’s a must la. Will keep CNY Kueh Kapik, Tee Kuehs & other cookies for u. Bring back some snow to make ice kacang!

  2. Jason,

    If I remember…

    Thank you.

    … and also make ice blended mocha.

    You were one of the first I asked. You never responded.

    Got both. Thanks for the reminder.

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