Some of you might already have known, I am originally from Indonesia. I never thought that I will be living abroad. It all started 6 years ago when I married a Malaysian. My life has completely changed; from a busy career woman to a leisure housewife; not that I wanted to but because of visa issue (either work permit visa or wife-of-citizen visa).
One and a half months after our marriage, my husband was transferred to Bangkok. Since I didn’t work, I followed him and stayed there for about 2 weeks. Something unexpected happened! I had a miscarriage on my way back to Malaysia. Upon arriving at the KLIA, my hubby rushed me to Subang Jaya Medical Centre. Luckily the bleeding was not severe and doctor did the D&C next morning. D&C (Dilatation and Curettage) is a minor gynecological procedure which involves dilating the cervix and curetting the uterine contents. The operation went on smoothly and I was allowed to go home at the same day. Apart from the nausea caused by the GA (General Anesthetic) I was fine.
A few days later my hubby went back to work, since then he came back every month for a few days during his assignment to Bangkok for the next 8 months.
Three weeks after the miscarriage, I went back to Indonesia. I returned to work part time at my ex-company to assist them on the project which I was in charge at the time I resigned and at the same time attended one of my best friends, Che’s wedding. Hubby visited me for a few days. And since he worked at Bangkok, I could stay longer (one month) and spend more time with my mum. On the way back to Malaysia, I dropped by Malaysian High Commission in Singapore to pick up my entry visa, which I applied before going to Bangkok.
In May 2002, again I followed hubby to Bangkok. This time, I stayed there for about a month and visited a few other places in Bangkok. One of them was Chachutak (a HUGE area with hundreds or perhaps thousands of “pasar malam” like stalls that sell almost anything) but I was a little disappointed that we did not get to go to the Talatnam but we went to Ayutthaya. I really enjoyed my stay this time; the shopping, the food were just so nice! And people are friendly too and we were greeted everywhere we go. Sawadee-kah.
In August 2002, I returned back to my ex-work place for the last time to finish up the Project.