Hello from Miri, Northern Sarawak.
I'm here for work. It's my first time back to the oil town in about 4 years. Much has changed since then.
Last time I was here, the Miri airport looked like old Kuching airport, Curtin University Sarawak was still being built, and kids were listening to tetno music. Now, their airport looks like KLIA, Curtin Sarawak is up and running and kids are still listening to tetno music.
Here's the obligatory I'm-in-a-foreign-land-partying-with-some-hot-chicks photo.
I'm loving it over here. Met up with some friends the evening I touched down and they brought me out to The Balcony to show me how Mirians party. Boy, was I smashed or what. And it was only a Wednesday night!
The nightlife here honestly pwns Kuching's big time, thanks in large to the friendlier and more cosmopolitan Miri crowd. Why can't we have the same in Kuching?
To be fair to my female readers, here's eye candy Arthur Akal.
The last time I met Arthur was when he was in Kuching for the Rainforest World Music Festival. Here's a guy who could just sit in a pub doing nothing and have girls just wanting to get to know him. Jealous lah.
Watching the World Cup is more exciting when you're with these people, and especially when the match was such a heart-stopping one like the one between Germany and Poland.
Thanks for a good time, guys. Let me know when you're in town so I could return the favour. Cheers!