30 Day Challenge – Day 19

A list of all the places you’ve lived at. 

I haven’t lived in many places. I was born and raised in Malaysia, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. KL is an interesting city, with lots to see and do. It’s a vibrant, colourful metropolis. The glitz and glamour of shopping malls is matched by dark, grungy alleyways, home to an underworld of drugs and crime; warm people, the hustle and bustle of a nation moving towards development, that still keeps it’s old world charm in the form of colonial shoplots and street stalls amidst high-rise buildings. It’s a mish-mash of cultures and races (sadly, imo there has been much segregation lately despite calls for racial harmony). When I was in primary school my best friends were an Indian-Eurasian girl and a Malay-Chinese girl. I grew up speaking English, Cantonese and such fluent Malay people often mistook me for a Malay kid.

Apart from KL, I did a three-month stint in the UK during my last semester, when I did my degree in Journalism at Sheffield. I fell in love with UK the minute I stepped onto English soil.I guess it’s coz it was all very different to me – the culture, the place, the weather. I enjoyed the whole experience immensely, and I hope to go back to do my Masters there. What I like about Sheffield is how quaint it is – it’s not as busy as London, but still modern and clean and full of English charm. Cost of living isn’t as high as other major cities too, from what I heard from friends staying in Liverpool and Manchester.

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