Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from Malaysia

It is already Christmas Eve here in Penang, Malaysia. The weather is warm and there is no snow, but it is still Christmas and most everyone is in the Christmas spirit. Tonight and tomorrow people will be celebrating Christmas in their own special way. Here in Malaysia, we have people from Europe, North America, South America an Australia, all bringing their own Christmas traditions to share with our Malaysian friends. I will be cooking a traditional American Christmas dinner to share with my British and Chinese friends. I am sure there will be all kinds of celebrations all over Malaysia. Christmas is a Christian holiday, but it is a holiday that can be celebrated by anyone, because the true meaning of Christmas is something that we share from the heart. And that is a wish of peace, love, health and understanding to all mankind. I have also shared my views of Christmas greetings in my blog, Steveso Thinks, for all those who care to read it.

So now I would like to wish my family, all of my friends and all of my followers around the world a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Christmas Tree and Decorations at Straits Quay, Penang, Malaysia.


  1. I just found your blog by accident and read a few entries. I've been missing an American voice here in Penang so thanks for writing. Hope your Christmas was merry.

    Re: your wet bathroom problem -- if you haven't remedied the situation, you should go Malaysian and keep a pair of bathroom flip flops by the door. As for the toilet seat, put it up when you shower and aim the showerhead away. No more wet seats or extra removing of the socks!

    Looking forward to your future entries.

  2. And a great dinner it was too. Bit of a bad head the next day and a very late finish!!! Next up, New Year :-)

  3. Hello,
    My children and I are moving to Penang from the US in the next two weeks. We will be living on our sailboat. How is Straits Quay? Alot of boats? Does it seem as tho anyone is living there? I know a lot of questions- big move for us!
    thanks for any info!

    1. Hello.
      Welcome to Malaysia. There are quite a few boats in the marina at Straits Quay and by all apperances a number of people are living there. The place is quite busy on the weekend. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions. I'll try my best to answer them.