Kangpung Life #4

I can’t believe this is already the last reflection before midyear! I’m already halfway through my grant?! Time does fly. Life in Kemaman has been pretty slow. With exams during the whole month, classes and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. So My interaction with the kids have been low key, hanging out and helping them … More Kangpung Life #4

Kangpung Life #3

(Written in April and posted now due to limited wifi and procrastination) Kangpung life this month has been spent mostly outside of my kampung. Participating in CLICK Camp 6.0 in Kuantan, Pahang, regrouping in Kelantan for water break (check-in with ETAs in Terengganu and Kelantan), and travelling to Sarawak for a short trip made for … More Kangpung Life #3

Kangpung Life #2

(Written in March and posted later due to limited wifi and procrastination)           Kangpung life has reached a point where nothing is new anymore and I’ve settled into a nice routine which is great because now I feel like I’ve achieved some sort of normalcy. Classes have been going great. Lesson … More Kangpung Life #2

Yes, I’m an American..But don’t ask Trump?

I didn’t plan to make my first blog post political at all. But all the hours of training spent on cross-cultural awareness, identity, and public diplomacy from the past 2 weeks didn’t prepare me for my first interaction with Malaysian students nor did it ease this lingering anxiety that I’m not quite American enough. Yesterday, … More Yes, I’m an American..But don’t ask Trump?