It’s the end of the year as we know it...

Expatriate Lifestyle - - December Editor’s Note -

And what a year it’s been – par­tic­u­larly in the in­ter­na­tional arena but as we all read and watch the news re­lent­lessly, let’s not get into it and de­press our­selves! In­stead let’s fo­cus on the here and now, and be grate­ful for fam­ily and friends and the abil­ity to live a rel­a­tively peace­ful life. The fes­tive sea­son is nigh and as with ev­ery end of the year, we all go through a bar­rage of emo­tions from melan­choly and ex­cite­ment to re­lief and “thank <in­sert favourite ex­ple­tive>, it’s the end of the year!”

In this, our last is­sue of the year, we meet four fan­tas­tic fam­i­lies and get to know what Christ­mas means to them and how all of them have their unique ways of cel­e­brat­ing. The shoot was very in­ter­est­ing, as it al­ways is es­pe­cially with pets and chil­dren! At­ten­tion spans were short and some child­less peo­ple’s nerves were mildly frayed but the end re­sult was worth all the un­wrap­ping of fake presents and re­dec­o­rat­ing the tree.

What’s a fes­tive is­sue with­out co­pi­ous amounts of turkey and mince pies? It’s time to plan for Christ­mas and if you’re not plan­ning to make your own, there are thank­fully many op­tions at eater­ies around town for turkey and all the trim­mings. So eat well, drink up and worry about next year! If any­one has vis­i­tors in town, we have a suc­cinct guide to KL from street eats and where to in­dulge in ev­ery­thing from ex­otic cock­tails to his­tor­i­cal build­ings.

From next year we’ll be fo­cus­ing on get­ting all our con­tent to you via the web­site. As we all know, dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing and so­cial me­dia is the best and quick­est way to get in­for­ma­tion, and we want to be at the fore­front of this.

As al­ways, feel free to get in touch via email ( ed­i­tor@ ex­pa­tri­atelifestyle. com) or through Face­book ( fb. com/ ex­pa­tri­atelifestyle), and fol­low us on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram (@el­malaysia). We’re al­ways open to sug­ges­tions (good ones only) and would like to hear from you.

En­joy the mag­a­zine, happy Christ­mas and merry New Year!

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