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Forum: Malaysia
Aug 16th 2011, 2:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Moving to KL - where to live?

OK, so not an expert as I'm only 4 weeks and a bit in to my stay here, however I've done a bit of research on this. 2,400 a month isn't going to get you much, check out www.iproperty.com.my as...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 16th 2011, 2:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Hello again

Hahaha BB, hopefully Mont Kiara is less prone to nutters! You'll read above that the bar was in the Curve which is in PJ :eek:

So I'm still in a hotel! Moved to the One World in PJ though, much...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 30th 2011, 10:52 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Hello again

Haha, OK, so don't fancy going back to sunny UK then? Staying this side of the globe :) I might do the same, we'll see how I feel in a few years...

Rental agreement won't be a problem if and when...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 23rd 2011, 3:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Where to live! KL tips for the house hunter...

Tis OK, decided on Mont Kiara area, found a fantastic place!
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 23rd 2011, 3:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Hello again

Haha, no it's OK, I'm used to the questions now!

I'm working in PJ, pretty much on the border to KL, up on the Curve if you know it. Currently staying in a hotel and no I'm single, divorced in...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 22nd 2011, 2:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By optimistic_jim

Where to live! KL tips for the house hunter...

Hi all, so I've now finally got here now I need to decide where to live! I'm thinking as I'm alone it doesn't really matter as long as the apartment is nice, the area has plenty of shops,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 22nd 2011, 2:41 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Hello again

Well seeing as you'd written a thread that perfectly titles my reason for posting I thought I'd get in on the thread :)

I was posting here a little more recently, maybe a month ago and now have...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 21st 2011, 8:54 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

Ya Encik Cat, I am fortunate to have a really good teacher who has enlightened me to the famous "lah", she even gave me an article called The Adorable Lah - Authentically Malaysian by Lee Su Kim,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 20th 2011, 10:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Anyone selling a car?

Thanks for all the replies, every day I'm learning something new about my position when I arrive and maybe I'm trying too hard to be all sorted before I actually get there!

I won't really know my...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 18th 2011, 9:04 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

Haha, love it! I'm sure I'll have plenty of stories to tell of my language blunders!! I already managed to get the words besar (big) and bagus (good) mixed up, not too bad unless the context is...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 17th 2011, 9:34 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Where home is

I just knew forums were the place to learn about the real Malaysia and all about the areas, better than any expensive guidebooks!

Thanks for keeping the posts so interesting! :thumbup:
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 17th 2011, 9:26 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

I've now had a cultural briefing and about 20hrs of lessons under my belt, it's such a fun language and my teacher is from PJ and so much fun, I hope she is good representation of the people there,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 17th 2011, 9:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Anyone selling a car?

Well it looks like I'll be getting a company car to get me by until I purchase my own, so I'll be getting used to the roads pretty quickly!! Had a cultural briefing the other day which was...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 12th 2011, 9:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By optimistic_jim

Anyone selling a car?

Hi all,

anyone selling or know of anyone selling a car in or near Kuala Lumpur around mid-July? I'm moving there and would like to buy a car, however prices are very steep to say the least! So if...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 12th 2011, 9:40 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

Daily Malay lessons, good fun but pretty intense and oh my god my brain aches! It's starting to get a little better, now I know why they sometimes repeat words like jalan-jalan and things like the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 9th 2011, 9:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Advice please - SIM only Mobile phone deals

Yes congrats Atilla, I hope all goes well. I feel your pain at the moment, exciting stuff but sooooo much to do to vacate the UK for Malaysia, fortunately I have a lot of help from the company so I...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 6th 2011, 9:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Advice please - SIM only Mobile phone deals

Thanks Atilla, I'll check out your blog, I must admit I found it difficult to decipher the Maxis website and understand what I'll get in terms of Data limits etc...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 6th 2011, 9:14 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

Just had it confirmed, I start my Malay language lessons on Wednesday, 1.5hrs everyday for most days before I fly out in mid July, so I'll be fluent by then! Well, I at least want to get a few useful...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 6th 2011, 9:07 pm
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 6th 2011, 9:03 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,315
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: What if Any Negatives Are There to Living in Malaysia

The more I read and learn about Malaysia the more I worry that the negative will be having to return to the UK in 3 years time!

Will have to see how it goes, do such a good job that they will want...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 5th 2011, 7:17 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

I love learning languages and have already started on Malay, only problem is that I'm probably learning the very formal stuff as previously pointed out in the kah, lah, posts. Paying someone local to...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 5th 2011, 6:58 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Movie Recommendations old or new

This is my biggest concern, that I'll love it so much I'll not want to go back to cold, over-priced Britain! Still, I suppose I could always plan to retire in MY if I love it that much! :thumbup:
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 5th 2011, 6:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Advice please - SIM only Mobile phone deals

Thanks for the info, very useful, I'll look into Maxis as my new boss in MY has also just emailed me to recommend them too :)
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 4th 2011, 10:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By optimistic_jim

Advice please - SIM only Mobile phone deals

Hi all,

I'm joining you in Malaysia in July, I'm terminating my Mobile phone contract here and am getting a new phone because my current one is past it's useful by date. My question is it it worth...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 4th 2011, 10:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By optimistic_jim

Re: Films or Books with a Malaysian Setting

Never heard of it, but sounds good :D
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