I: The good news
I spent the last three days in our hectic, crowded, sprawling capital city, Kuala Lumpur, where everyone takes an hour to 90 minutes to get into the city centre (where I live, it's an average of 10 minutes). I was there for an admissions interview. I can't go into more details at this time. In April I will be able to though.
II: On Jake
While on the trip, I was thinking about my crush, Jake (not his real name). On the plane and the train, I close my eyes and he's sitting on my lap. I've also been trying out perfume that will make me smell good. A lady at the duty-free shop showed me "Jazz", which smells really manly. I wanted it, even if it was to spray on any other guy. Unfortunately, I used too much money in KL to be able to buy it. So much for trying to win Jake over with smell.
III: On reaching out
I also considered getting in touch with the only other Malaysian queer person I know. She was very briefly on oasis. But I didn't plan ahead properly, so I didn't think to send her an e-mail, and I didn't have her phone number. In future I must make more of these oppurtunities, but things are looking dim for the possibility of further university interviews as they give decisiosn on early April.
IV: The bad news
On the flight back home my bag was lost while flying with Air Asia, a crappy budget airline. Among items in it were my school work from the past month and a poster of Aragorn which I bought on the trip. This got me pretty pissed. Leaving the airport my brother reversed the car into a curb while we were leaving the parking lot. This shook me up a bit.
Then, along the same journey, we had to slow down considerably because an oncoming van was crossing on to our side of the road. Then a minivan crashed into us from behind. I shouted in frustration and told my brother to stop. Fortunately there was only a very minor dent to the car, not worth claiming compensation for or fighting about.
I found out my brother has been posted to do his internship at the hospital in my city. I was hoping he would get posted elsewhere; I don't like him.
V: Future posts
I am planning to post my first "Essay" on Oasis, soon (soon, as in this weekend), on a brief modern history of the gay community in Malaysia, as best I understand it. I will also try to find the time to write my second chapter of my story, about my crush, Jake. I'm grateful for all of the feedback I've been getting.