Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Arrival

By Rough Guy’d

The journey from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur didn’t take too long and I arrived in the big city just after lunch. I quickly met up with my uncle who knew that I was arriving today as he was earlier informed when I was in Singapore. He took me around and showed me some of the sights including the Petronas towers, the twin towers of Malaysia that are connected together by a bridge so that they looked like a giant H.

We walked around a little bit before we headed back to his home to meet up with the rest of his family and my other uncle who came around to see me. After that we went to a hawker market for dinner. This style of market is different from other types of night markets that I had been to so far. The best way to imagine this type of a hawker market is to think of a food court in a shopping mall.

Every stall is selling something different and you walk between them to choose what you would like to eat before taking a seat at a table in the main area. The main difference between this type of food stalls and those found in a shopping mall is that the quality and variety is much better, there are no big massive lines and once cooked, they will deliver the food to the table you are at.

The next day, Sunday 21st of June saw us go to a shopping mall as I joined my uncle and his family on a family outing. While there, I discovered two of my cousins working and realised once again how little I really know about my extended family. On my father’s side of the family there are five brothers and three sisters, almost all with three children.

They are the side of the family that I am most familiar with as half of them live in New Zealand and there was a recent family reunion that saw me meeting up with most of them. On my mum’s side of the family I know much less with approximately eight sisters and two brothers. My youngest cousin is about ten and my oldest cousin has two kids of his own. Because of the vast differences in ages among other things, other than my mum and aunties, I am a lot more distant from this side of the family and I was looking forward to meeting them.

Lunch was at a fancy Japanese restaurant at the mall which for me was a tomato chicken and rice dish served in an omelette with bolognaise sauce. An odd combination but deliciously worth trying if you ever get the chance. Later that evening, I took the chance to meet up with an old friend, the girl that I had met in Bali earlier, and we took the time to catch up and have a good long chat.


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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My Soul Slippers

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Pretty All True

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Rediscovering Domesticity

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