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Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs

"Honey, I'm home!"
I'm home from Malaysia! And I've pretty much forgotten how to blog. So let's have a little catch-up. I ran out of time before my flight to sit down and type a post up with an explanation and brief farewell, but a couple of days ago I went on holiday to my third home, Malaysia.

Nothing makes me feel luckier than knowing I have not one, not even two, but three places to call home in three different countries. Growing up, I became accustomed to hopping on a plane to far-flung locations and slowly over time I've realised just how lucky and thankful I am for my amazing family. We Chai clan, we're a big bunch. 20 cousins and 6 aunties and uncles over in Malaysia that I hadn't seen in six years. Has it really been six? I'm certainly a family girl and living alone for 8 months almost made me forget how much I adore being surrounded by loved ones who are equally as weird as me.

We're the family that has keys to each of the 6+ houses that we live between. We're the family that also has keys to all of the cars in the family repertoire. We're the family scattered around the world but when we get together it's stupidly fun.

I'm currently sat cross-legged, alone, in my apartment in Hong Kong, having flown back this morning. I feel overwhelmingly lucky to have grown up in pretty England with a plethora of things that some could only dream of. NHS ftw! To have been able to become a Hong Kong resident too because of my Mama's nationality. To have been able to regularly visit one of the world's most busy cities but also to have spent several weeks a year in my third hometown of Ipoh, surrounded by rainforests, natural hot springs and huge towering mountains.

Happy to be home but with the realisation that home is wherever my crazy family are ♥

Pls enjoy some unfiltered phone snaps from my trip (: I'll share more from my camera in my next Project Life update!

PS. I totally did 'that' dramatic run and jump and hug thing when I saw my little sister and Daddy for the first time in almost 8 months. Felt like I was in The Hills or something! ;)

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Daisybutter Travels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Ipoh natural hot springs

19 comments

  1. Oh it looks like you had the best time Mish. Definitely very lucky that you can count UK, HK and Malaysia as home too! I don't have a very big family on my dad's side in HK as only my uncle and my dad had kids and the rest of their extended family are back in Guangzhou. Mum's side is on the other hand, massive (as are all Hakka clans right?) and I know there are lots of family members I've not met back in the surrounding Tai Po villages. So it's so sweet that you went back to Ipoh and were reunited with your paternal side and also your dad and sis! That must have been an epic moment! Pleased to see you back on social - but I bet the moments away from the internet must have been bliss too!
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  2. Aw, looks like you had the best holiday! The Chai clan looks like a really lovely bunch too!

    - Elodie x

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    PS - There's absolutely nothing wrong with feeling like you're in The Hills. Sometimes you just got to... feel the rain on your skin, no one else can feel it for you, only you can let it in... ; )

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  3. Aw Mish! It looks absolutely idyllic, what a lovely place to have as one of your homes! I do the run and jump too when I see my family, it really hurts being apart from them all the time. One of my big regrets! xxx

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  4. Wow Michelle you lucky devil you. Look at all those gorgeous pictures. Glad you had a fab time - family get-togethers are something special!
    Sophie
    x

    Story Of A Girl

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  5. omg i can only imagine to have such a big family! glad to hear your stories. lovely pics too <3


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  6. Loving these shots Michelle! So nice you got to catch up with your family. Looking forward to seeing what else you got up to :)

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  7. Where abouts in Malaysia did you go Michelle? The first image reminds me when I went to Melaka!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  8. A Cupcake In London11 June 2015 at 23:57

    Love the fact that after admiring your pic I feel that I have been there as well, nice job ;)

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  9. sounds like a nice vacation it is always nice to see family:) looks like a beautiful country too.
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  10. It was easily the best week of 2015 thus far! Had the best time (: Our family is super close so I think everyone was super emotional and excited to be reunited.

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  11. We're the best clan ;) ah man. Need to rewatch The Hills asap.

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  12. I adore it in Malaysia - I feel the luckiest girl right now. And yay for dramatic reunions! ;)

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  13. I literally had the best time! Just you wait for our lil dream team reunion at Christmas!

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  14. I can't imagine it being any other way (: thanks lovely!

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  15. Just to my hometown of Ipoh and to stay at my auntie's in Kuala Lumpur this time!

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  16. Stunning photos - I can't wait to see more!

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