Samara O'Shea

You Have a Friend in Malaysia

It’s a week after the fact, and I’m still experiencing the ricochet effect of hackers entering my G-mail account. (I’m going to write a HuffPo blog about it!) I received this e-mail from reader Masa last night. It kinda makes me wish I had suddenly gone to Malaysia. Not only would I have been okay, I would have had a nice place to stay!

Dear Samara,

Woohoo! I’m glad you’re back in business. Last week, I caved in and opened a twitter account to try and reach my friend from Malaysia. Unfortunately, he barely uses it, so I tried looking him up in the Tasmanian white pages, and sure enough, I got in touch with him on Saturday. His family still lives in Malaysia, and I lost touch with him about 10 years ago, so I’m excited that I was able to get back in touch with him. Now that I have his contact information, I closed the twitter account because I have no need for it. As tough as it may have been in the last week with your account being compromised, I want to thank you for inspiring me to try harder to find him. If you really get stranded in Malaysia, his parents used to work for the embassy, and you’ll have a safe place to stay. Hope your week is going well so far.