Sunday, November 1, 2009
Malaysia – land of English roads and electrical voltage
November 1st - I have landed in Malaysia in 85 degree weather, roads set up in the English style – driving on the left, and a different electrical voltage system. It was amazing to spend 6 hours traveling from Seoul to Kula Lumpur, to enter a major airport again, and continue to learn of this vast Asia polygot of peoples and cultures. Today I will be meeting with the Division of Lifelong learning faculty and staff to acquaint me with Putra Malaysia University. Curiously, many of my national colleagues, Sharan Merriam, Rosemary Caffarella, Gary Confessore, and Karen Watkins have all been here and enjoyed their hospitality. This experience will be an interesting journey into their world – which is focused on extension education, community education, and workplace learning.