all my apologies for not writing for so long. Believe me I've
been so slack in the literary field the mind melts up here I'm
Well I suppose
mum and dad have told you all about Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
and life in the fast lane. They were amazed at the traffic and
the cultural differences around the area.
We had approval
from Canberra to go home in December (ie back to Australia). We'll
probably be posted to Melbourne.
I had 3 sets
of visitors whilst trying to write this the other night so here
goes again. We got our early return date so Andrew can do part
time uni or RMIT for Electronic Engineering. If he's successful
with part time he'll apply for full time (RAAF will pay all fees)
the following year.
Dec is also
a good time to go home and get schooling for Sam and kinder for
Jenny arranged as well. Jenny goes 3 mornings a week to organized
playgroup (like a kindy!)
Sam is enjoying
his schooling at present. They have a good deal of outings to
go to. He has finally started to eat and has put on 4 kilos in
We are at present
experiencing the joys of a Malaysian wet season. We had a power
failure Friday morning at 3.30 am and it was restored at 6.20
pm Friday night. We lost power for 3 and a half hours on Saturday
as well. It didn't go down too well with no ceiling fans etc.
We're off to
another Rotary Installation Dinner on the 15th August. This time
we're going with a Chinese man.
We're also going
out to dinner 17th August compliments of Chan who owns the makan
at the boatie (the restaurant). He's taking all the committee
members and their wives out as a farewell to the Vice Commodore
and another committee member.
a Commodore 64 computer with the disc drives etc. We mainly play
games on it. My favourite is hangmaths. It's like hangman only
We've got a
great deal to do before we go home. The inventory of furniture
and goods is a real pain I can tell you I'm not looking forward
to all the writing it entails.
I'm busy at
present trying to organise the ladies darts luncheon. I'm acting
president for 5 weeks. I'm actually the vice president. We've
got the doubles competition this week. I don't know how I'll go.
The names are drawn out of a hat for partners.
Airforce pulls out out of here next year, but there will still
be a skeleton staff for the Orions (submarine trackers).
We met a couple
of English people from the British army serving in Hong Kong last
weekend when we stayed at Batu Ferringhi (on Penang). We had a
really good time talking to them. He came from 10 mins away from
Well must close
sorry it's a pretty uneventful letter but we're on the wind down
now 5 mths to go.