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Are you considering moving away from Malaysia? Here is what Logesh, who moved to America at 24-years-old and has lived there for 11 years, has to say about his journey building a life in a foreign country. 

In the most recent video posted on their YouTube channel, ‘Kumaar Family’, Logesh shares all the things he learned moving out of Malaysia.

The famous half-Malaysian YouTube family also took the opportunity to answer the million dollar question: “Are they coming back to Malaysia?”

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5 lessons learnt

1. You will always be Malaysian at heart

You can take a person out of Malaysia, but you can never take the Malaysian out of that person.

According to Logesh, when he left Malaysia, he was done with Malaysia and the culture. He did not want to look back on Malaysia at all.

However, the longer he lived overseas, the more he realised how Malaysian he is. 

“It’s something you cannot change, and you want that. You want to embrace it even more.”


2. You will always compare

We all know that Malaysia has the best food in the entire world. No question.

So, if you leave Malaysia to go to any foreign country, you are always going to be comparing everything to Malaysia- the food, the culture, and the people!

Some things will be better and some will be worse, but again, “the key thing is (…) to embrace the new thing and to be open to it.”

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3. It is a big sacrifice

Moving abroad is a huge privilege, but it also comes with a hefty price.

“I don’t get to live close to my family in a lifestyle and culture that I love, I don’t have access to affordable health care, ” said Logesh.

“Sometimes I feel like I just want to go home, and I can’t, right? Because we have this whole life built here.”


4. You will face discrimination

While he has faced discrimination in Malaysia, Logesh says that it is no different in America as he has experienced discrimination by the police and other people as well.

“Discrimination happens everywhere (…) and it’s something that unfortunately, we just have to deal with.”

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5. You will have to really grow up

Although everyone will have to grow up at some point in their lives, Logesh explains that living in a foreign country really pushed him to be responsible and to do a lot of things for himself because we cease to be “pampered and spoiled by our parents.”

“The lifestyle in Malaysia is much easier. Food is accessible and affordable.”


“Are we coming back to Malaysia?”

At the end of his video, Logesh addresses the question his viewers are all dying to know the answer to.

In short, the answer is yes. “We are 100% coming back to Malaysia”, Logesh says confidently.

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He explains that the question is when to go back. It is not possible for his family to just “pack (their) bags and go because (…) there are a lot of systems and things that are already set up (in America) for the kids.”

“But the plan is we do want to come back. This is a choice we’re making for our family and for what we can contribute to Malaysia.”


Do you think it is a good decision for the Kumaar family? Let us know in the comments!


Also read: M’sians Who Studied In The UK Share 5 Reasons Why It Was The Best Time Of Their Lives!

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