Monday, November 28, 2011


Once it turns December, pumpkins are pretty irrelevant to life.. so I'm squeezing this post in before the month turns! 

Jackson and I carved a pumpkin for Halloween and I had so much fun capturing it!

This is his "Malaysian pumpkins aren't normal" face.

Exhibit A:

The dirty work... 

 Finished product! I love it! It was all the boy's idea.. I just made it happen.

Oh, and I may or may not have let him throw a piece of the pumpkin off the 16th floor balcony. ;) What are big sisters for?!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marine Ball

This past weekend the Marines, posted here in KL, hosted their annual Birthday Ball. It was a ridiculously fun night. Happy 236th Birthday, USMC!

:) Look at them! So proud.

 Had to get my pictures with the boys throughout the night!
Here's two good ones.

I was loving the American pride that night, and the guys clearly had me smiling the whole time in their uniforms. 

The end of the night was probably my most favorite. They had Marines from another city working their post, so we ALL got to go out. We're always missing a couple of those boys at a time because of work, so it was extra special.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


On Friday we celebrated Deepavali at work. Deepavali aka The Festival of Lights, is the Hindu's holiday celebrated similarly to our Christmas. It's a time for their traditions to come out. The official holiday was last Wednesday, but we went all out yesterday instead. ISKL encourages students and teachers to dress in traditional Indian clothing and they put together all kinds of activities throughout the day for students to learn about the culture and the holiday. Here's my Deepavali day in pictures:

I work for/with some of the sweetest ladies! Here is some of the gorgeous office staff! I borrowed Irma's adorable punjabi for the day. :)

I was trying to get one of my students to take a picture with me, but she was being all shy. Using the camera is all I got out of her. haha. You can see the punjabi better in this pic.

 And her picture of my Henna.. 
(which did NOT cost $20 like they do in the states, and it only took her like 2 minutes to do this)

Some of my sweet dressed up kiddos during the day!

Learning how to do dance!

The lady making these didn't know the English name for these things. So she just calls them rose cookies. They were pretty tasty!

Some of my dressed up 5th graders acting out the Magic Flute. The play is irrelevant to them dressing up obviously, but I thought they looked too cute!

Deepavali lunch in the Canteen. Yumm!

Happy Diwali!