Saturday, November 10, 2007

Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

To paraphrase from Austin Powers III," Hi everybody, I'm going to Kuala Lumpur. Isn't that weird?"

I've been thinking of today and this next week as one more business trip. The passport dealio didn't leave much time for other thoughts. And work's been busy. But last night my buddy who travels constantly was genuinely impressed by going to KL. I have no idea why.

I still see it all as a hellishly long flight and strange new plumbing. And in preparation there's much to do.

If you'll bear with me, I have to enumerate my to-do list. I feel like I'm forgetting stuff. It starts with laundry and clothes to pack. There's stuff to fold, shirts to iron, and then all of it needs to get squished into a suitcase. I need to email the landlord about the change of contract that needs to happen ASAP. I intend to write a blog post before I go... when I will get the time for that I know not! As I'll be gone for a week I really need to clean up some stuff too, such as the network cable strung across the floor. Or should I pack the network cable... just in case? And what kind of plug system to they use there? Which adaptors do I need for my computer and cell phone charges? I'll have to go to the World Fact Book and look that up.

Well, there's about 5 hours left between this word, right .... NOW, and the time I have to get on the bus to the train to the airport. Let's hope I remember to pack my cough medicine (good medicine!), toiletries, etc. Do I need a tie?

And speaking of strange new plumbing... do I need to pack my own toilet paper? Oh God I hope it's not one of THOSE business trips!

8 comments:

quilly said...

When I went to Guatemala for 11 days I was warned to take my own toilet paper. I am soooo glad I listened. Safe trip. Play nice with the natives while you're there.

I Dive At Night said...

Hmmm, play? I'll probably get 1 or 2 dinners out with local coworkers. I should have emailed then and asked about the plumbing. :-P

Theresa said...

So, you've actually been on a trip where you had to take your own toilet paper? Not too many people can claim that. Of course, you could always resort to the arab method...but it's not recomended.

I Dive At Night said...

Theresa, I've been on trips where they didn't have TOILETS. Unless I'm camping, that's not cool.

Theresa said...

Even when camping I wouldn't call it cool, but I'd rather be without a toilet than without toilet paper.

I Dive At Night said...

Well I'm happy because the bathroom in this hotel has: a toilet, toilet paper, and marbel everything. Sweet!

Minka said...

I need toilet paper as well, toilet is optional. when I was little and out and about in the forrests, I used leaves. Sometimes that left a rash...it took me a while to put 2 and 2 together.

I Dive At Night said...

Minka, are you familiar with the English term "to go number 2"? That pun left me laughing out loud!