Saturday, August 04, 2007

Boss Man

While on our vacation, we were waiting at an airport in Kuala Lumpur to go back to Bangkok. I met this really nice Chinese woman and we had quite an interesting conversation. She's Chinese but was born in raised in KL, Malaysia (there's a HUGE Chinese population in Malaysia). Anyway, we talked for a while. I asked her where she was going and she said: Brunei. I've always been very interested in that country. I don't know tons about it, but it's really interesting. The country is run by a VERY rich man who is called the Sultan of Brunei. It's a very strict Musl'm country and it's pretty difficult for USofAers to get into it...

Anyway, I asked her what she did... she said she was a cook... a little later, Adam asked if he could see what any of the money looked like (he loves to look at money from other countries)... she gave us this bill (below) and said:
"See that man on there....he's my boss"
... ends up, she is one of 3 cooks for the Sultan of Brunei!!! CRAZY!!

You never know who you're going to meet while traveling :)

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Kelley said...

so can she get you in to brunei????

did i hear ryan seacrest is the new bachelor???

Jeremy's fam said...

that is awesome! i wonder how the exchange rate is on a brunei dollar... something to google. :)

Jeremy's fam said...

Ok, it is 1 USto1.51 brunei. I've never even heard of that country.

E-Rob said...

Ooh there's a bunch of bad stuff about him online. I hope it's not true!

Deanna said...

That is a GREAT story!!! Wish you'd gotten a photo of the lady...or at least a recipe:)

The Agarwals said...

How random is that?!! What an interesting story and a cool souviner!

Meagan said...

Hey thanks for the comment...I don't blame it on THE crch, it's done too much good for me to think that. I'm just dadgum frustrated! Pretty sure I won't attend the SBC one there, though...I'm already a Presby here in Missoula! Gasp!