Sunday, May 30, 2010

Explorers from a faraway land

Most people believe that Time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the faces of time and I can tell you, they are wrong. Time is like an ocean in a storm. (Prince of Persia –the game)

I so well believe the above lines. In two weeks time, I have lived ages and have experienced the seemingly unreal. To make things interesting for the readers of WW, I describe glimpses of some of the most interesting things I learned here. It encompasses the thoughts of the people I met, the sights I saw and, well just read on.

  • The city of Georgetown, the capital of Penang has a free public transport and most of the localites I met do not know about it.
  • The concept of arranged marriages is almost nonexistent among students. They just need to fall in love.
  • No one could tell me how many letters the Chinese alphabet has. The fact that some Chinese characters can be split into multiple ones is amazing.
  • I do not know about all, but some scorpions can glow in the dark.
  • The fact that many undergraduate students possess personal cars, still seems so unreal to me.
  • Zimbabwe has a currency note for 50 billion dollars.
  • A semi-Indian restaurant plays Hindi songs that are at least fifteen years old.

I guess, I am about to fall in love with Malaysian Hospitality.