I was a blonde haired, blue-eyed boy when I was much younger, just what my mum always wanted her son to look like. Nowadays the hair is brown and the eyes are more grey than blue.
I grew up in Glenfield, Leicester, England, loved primary school, hated secondary school, and was thrilled to finish studying and start working. I worked in two different warehouses in Leicester doing strenuous work which I far preferred to sitting in classrooms.
In between my two jobs I served as a full-time volunteer for two years in Malaysia and Singapore for my church. That's how I first became acquainted with South-East Asia and I guess you could say my heart has been there ever since.
On a holiday in Kuching, Sarawak in 2005 I met Fidelia who became my fiancee a month later and my wife a year after that. We spent 11 months apart while we were engaged - me working at the warehouse in England, Fidelia studying in West Malaysia. That was easily the most difficult time of my life. I wouldn't advise long distance love to anyone but on the other hand it can be the most rewarding.
We have been living in Kuantan since June 2006 and I love this little town and seeing the growth and development it is undertaking. My wife and I are entrepreneurs teaching English classes at home for our company 'Horne Learning Services'.