Traveler Lucy, a self-proclaimed Taalumaniac, lived in Malaysia for a few years when she was a young child.
Now an adult, she returned to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to find her childhood home.
Armed with a handful of memories and unwavering determination, she set out on her quest.
To start her search, Lucy found a towering reference point
and got a great vantage point on so many levels.
(Can you see your house from up there?)
Once she saw the Ma-lay of the land, she knew exactly what steps to take!
The first tusk: Find the mini elephant sculptures.
Next, go with the flow beside the street art.
Then, follow the root through the woods (to grandma’s house we go).
Pretty soon, Lucy recognized a street sign she would go past every day as a child…
and taking a trip down memory lane, she finally found it!
To help capture memories of her childhood hometown, Lucy hit the markets and searched for the infi-knit-ely perfect fabric.
And what she found tote-ally goes the extra yard!
“This fabric's bright colors and motif remind me of our family trips to Malaysian Borneo and their traditional clothes.” - Lucy Cronan
Here’s to remembering where you came from and looking forward to where you're going… & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Traveler Martini works for a nonprofit focused on human and environmental health in Indonesian Borneo. She also grew up in Indonesia, so whenever she returns for a work trip, she makes sure to visit her family and relive her childhood.
Her favorite part of traveling is “meeting people and getting a glimpse into their everyday lives (which is usually so similar and yet so different to mine)” - Martini Morris