House of Annie is Moving Back

Many of you who are friends of our Facebook Fan Page may have noticed a distinct change of picture posts. Where they used to be primarily Sarawak-based, they have become West Malaysia-focused. The reason is, after three and a half years in Sarawak, we are moving back to the US.

Our Bags are Packed

Bags are packed

We have loved our time here, and loved all the people we met. These experiences and relationships have enriched us immensely.

Having given up or sold off most of our possessions (twice), we have learned that life is not about the accumulation of stuff, but about the relationships we make.

We have been blessed with many good friends in Sarawak. We also know that we are blessed with many good friends in San Jose, where we will be returning for the time being.

We are looking forward to the next chapter! Not forgetting the many chapters that have been written during our stay in Sarawak, which we hope to document in the coming months.

Cheers and Aloha,

Nate and Annie

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  1. Dear Nate,

    Good luck to you and your family on the move back to the US. No doubt kolo mee shall be missed? :)

  2. kat says:

    hope the move back goes smoothly!

  3. Gertrude says:

    Welcome back to the US! Looking forward to meet up with you and your family someday since we are not too far from each other.

  4. Welcome back (almost)! I hope your move goes well and that you get the family settled easily into life in California again.

  5. Diane Roark says:

    I too hope your move goes well. May God bless your family during this time and always. You are so correct when you say that life is not about “STUFF”. It is about building lasting relationships and showing the Love of God.
    I have not been able to visit your blog lately because I have been changing my theme-design on my blog. Please check it out sometime and let me know what you think. Blessings to your and your great blog. May you encourage lots of people. Diane Roark

  6. JIM JOHNSTON says:

    Good luck to all of you in your new life. Come visit us in Mexico City! Jim Johnston (and Nick Gilman)

  7. Tuty says:

    Wow, three and a half years flew by real fast. Welcome back to the US and take it easy for a while.

  8. Maggie says:

    Welcome back Nate! We miss you here in the US :0)

  9. Shiang says:

    Wow, how wonderful. All the light-weight clean and crisp moving. I got one powerful iMac, it is cheaper than the 15″ or 17″ category Macs so i was wondering about internet-related hobbies and moving combined, how does one drop the baggage & weight?
    Hey, can’t wait for your next chapter wootwoot. I was writing cryptic too (haha you did that before too in 2009?) on my FB page about dealing with parents who can’t let me and my younger siblings mature. Such a noisy grow-old-but-no-maturity-is-required Malaysian insistence i decided to deactivate FB writing and say back onto them loudly that maturity is a natural and a must.
    Glad that you have shared much honesty and truthful joy, and shock, in your journey with us:) I ‘m sure you already know what you want in the US wish you all very well!!

  10. Richard says:

    Maybe I can meet you both someday … I’m in Seaside(Monterey). You know, moving doesn’t bring an end to anything … you can(and I’m sure will) always visit!

    Well, Bon Voyage, Richard

  11. Baby Sumo says:

    Good luck with your move!

  12. Rosemary Chin says:

    All the best on returning to living in the US. Yes, friends made, relationships and experiences are precious. Looking forward to hearing more from you as soon as you are settled :-)

  13. Ginger says:

    Wow. Big news! Safe travels!

  14. Carolyn Jung says:

    You guys must be so thrilled to be moving back to California. So happy for you! Have a safe and smooth journey back! ;)

  15. Nga says:

    Omggggg I would love to meet you guys and bake with Annie haha!

  16. Dorach says:

    Well done you guys. Not easy to live in a small Asian town like Kuching, coming from the States.

    • Nate says:

      Hi Dorach,

      We’re adaptable. It wasn’t *too* unfamiliar at first, at least for Annie. After a while, we got used to it. We loved our time there!

  17. IH says:

    Hi Nate and Annie

    Time flies when you are about to make the most out of it. I’m glad to know you have adapted well in Kuching the past 3.5 yrs. May God bless you both and the kids. Hqppy “homecoming”. Eventhough we have never met, glad we’re brought together via cyberspace :-)


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