BootsnAll Travel Network

Archive for January, 2006

« Home

It really is a small world, after all

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

I was just thinking about all the coincidences that occur with seeing people you know in odd places. It was on my mind because a few weeks ago Dave and I were walking to the mall when I saw someone who looked familiar. I couldn’t place him right away but I noticed he was looking at me as well. When we got closer he said ‘Sissy?’ and I realized it was a guy Nick I used to work with on the Ramform Vanguard back in my PGS boat days.
He is no longer with PGS and does not even work in the oil industry anymore but just happened to be in KL on holiday. What are the odds of running into someone like that? It’s got to be a billion to one, because although I’ve run into people in strange places before (like Dennis Lawson in Rio) it’s usually more explainable, like we are both there in some way connected to work.

Take me to the river

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Well, I guess it just doesn’t matter where you are in the world people enjoy some of the same things. Now, in the Ozarks we don’t do this the day after Christmas like we did here but it was very reminicent of a day at the river in Missouri. Everyone packed up their family, friends, and food and headed down for a picnic and swim.
[read on]

More about holidays in Malaysia

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
You know the gift exchange we always called 'white elephant' where the people who havn't opened a gift yet can steal the other people's gifts if they want...that just does not work over here. It's funny that I've even heard ... [Continue reading this entry]