I moved to Malaysia when I was 13 and lived there for 7 years, so it's a pretty big part of my past. At first it was way too different from my Jersey hometown ... but I got used to it, grew to love it and when it came time to leave it was way too hard.
Penang is where I met my first boyfriend (who I'm still with after 4 years), went from being a child to a kind-of mature teenager, where I made amazing friends and ate even more amazing food. I also traveled to Singapore and various parts of Thailand... ah the road trip memories.
I've been back in the States for a year now, but South East Asia, I miss you dearly!