- Posted May 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Trip abroad that inspired you
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people back home ask are you crazy why woldl you go there and work in a place like that. Why would you leave your comfort zone and your parents successful restaurant. That was it, I wanted to leave my comfort zone to be immersed in a different culture to experinces things in life that can be done just staying in one place. I also wanted to see if I could hack it out on my own and I could and I defintley learned alot. After a few months of living in a shanty I landed a better job working in an upscale restaurant in the heart of Kuala Lumpur cooking contempary Thai and Burmese. My plan was to stay as long as possible and find a job working in a kitchen and i was willing to work for little or no pay just provided they gave me accomodation and 2 meals a day. I lived and work in Malaysia for a year and 4 months. When my contract end my bother came to vist. We ate and back packed our way through thailand,Cambodia, Vietnam,Laos, Indonesia,Singapore,Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines. For 2 months we immsered our self with the locals, taught orphans basic cooking skill, attend cooking classes,visited every open/wet market, ate at every stall and climb 2 of the higeset peaks in southeast asia. Along the way we made numerous friends and created experinces that will last a life time. After 2 months I head back home for a short visit knowing I could not stay long after 5 months I was back at it again. this time I was working in japan first and now currently just moved to Singapore and will be working here now. Life isn't about finding your self its about creating your self.