A Day in the Life5:47 PM
I've officially been in Malaysia for 3 months now, which is absolutely crazy! A quarter of my year seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye.
So in honor of finally establishing a routine in my life, here's what a typical day looks like for me, complete with commentating in parentheses by yours truly!
6.20~ Host mom wakes me up by turning on the lights. Trying to regain consciousness. Shower (for optimum warm water temperature turn the knob on the M) Host sister wakes up, showers. Put on uniform. Drink coffee/ tea/ Milo/ this weird white drink made from oats.
6.50-7.20~Leave the house. Drop host sister off at her host school. Get dropped off at my school. (make sure to sit with someone in the canteen or people will stare at you 3 times more than usual.)
7.20~ Morning assembly. This is a big affair on Mondays, with all the teachers in attendance and various country/ state/ school songs being sung. (Note: your pinafore will get dirty from sitting on the ground. Make sure to brush off your tush before going to class!)
7.20-anywhere from 1.10-2.15~ School. zzz. Post about this later!
Whatever time I get back home-6.30ish~ Lunch, sleep, computer, reading, trying to learn BM, tv, chilling with my host sister.
6.30ish~ Shower, Umi gets home, dinner
8.00~ TV Time with the host family begins! 8.00 is the news followed by..
9.00~ Master Chef Malaysia Season 2
10.00~ Adam dan Hawa. I don't understand 75% of what the characters are saying but I've still managed to form some sort of plot line that makes sense...
10.30-11.00~ CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, etc... My fill of American crime dramas~
11.30ish~ Sleep time for the exchange student!
So that's what my day looks like... Pretty laid back, but still very Malaysian.
I leave you with this:
The catchiest Malay song ever that I basically have on repeat in my head. Enjoy!