When I first started this blog during the third quarter of 2007, I was in my second year of posting in Singapore. I was missing this island so much, and shuddered at the thought of being away from it until retirement. So I started this blog where I post stories about Borneo that pique my interest.
By end of 2007 I was transferred back home to Malaysia, a promotion for me, but that also meant that I would have to work in the national capital, Kuala Lumpur, for the rest of my working years.
I would have had to live in KL until I reached my golden years had it not for a plan I hatched slightly more than a year ago — a Borneo homecoming plan. It consisted of an early retirement idea, resettling my wife and kids to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur, and coming up with a career plan post-retirement.
To cut the long story shot, in January this year, I bought a one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, packed my things at my rented home in Cheras, and ship them back, including my old Toyota pick-up truck. On February 11, I was on my flight back, and now, for all intent and purpose, I’m back.
I’m now on leave and will tender my early retirement letter shortly.
What does this mean is that, I can now blog about Borneo in Borneo itself and not arm-chairing from some locations outside the island. That means, a more regular blogging here and with more hands-on contents. And that, my friends, is a good thing