It’s Official: Ladan Is Leaving Iran for…

Wed, Dec 19, 2007

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Remember last month I told you about my plan to leave Iran for another country in just 1-2 months?

But I didn’t tell you which country it was and asked you to guess yourself. 🙂

Well, it’s official now and you’re going to discover all about it here!

I am moving to this place…

Yes, the mystery country is Malaysia!

After doing lots of research and learning more about this country, people, lifestyle, weather, and so many other information since May 2007 (this year), and after going there personally and seeing everything from close, I decided Malaysia is a fabulous country to live for the time being.

Although as I told you before, my plan is to stay in Malaysia only for about 4-6 months until I move to Vancouver, Canada to stay permanently.

But I may like Malaysia so much that I may decide to stay longer, who knows? 😉

The reason I didn’t reveal it to you at first which country I was moving to, was because I wanted to make sure for 100% – because I never announce something in advance unless I am totally sure about it.

During my recent trip to Malaysia, I have even gotten an apartment in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur.

I’ll be moving there before Christmas this month.

After years of having this as a major goal to move to a new country where I can more easily pursue my biggest goals in life, now it is finally here and happening! So you can imagine how excited I am.

So when looking back on all the steps it took and the challenges in each of them, I proudly and happily say it’s been well worth it!

Also thank you for your kind supporting words and warm wishes! Trust me, it’s been an amazing experience to get to know so many wonderful people from all around the world.

That’s just ONE reason why I always say this Internet business thing is awesome.

So as always, warm greetings and best wishes coming your way *still* from the sunny Tehran… 🙂


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  1. Cherilyn Lester Says:

    Congrats, Ladan! I hope you enjoy your stay in Malaysia! Do keep looking forward to Vancouver, though – its worth it!

    – Cherilyn Lester

  2. Ann Sloan Says:

    How exciting for you, Ladan —
    Congratulations on your latest adventure in Malaysia, on your brand new home!
    All the best,

  3. Melanie Says:

    WOW! Congratulations, that is amazing news! 😀

    Hey, I go up to Seattle for concerts from time to time. When you make the big move to BC, we should hang out!


  4. Behzad Says:

    ???? ????

  5. Ruth Says:

    Congratulations Ladan…Can appreciate the idea of going to another country to meet one’s ‘destiny’ so to speak. Malaysia will probably be a nice change for awhile but I am sure that you shall enjoy living in my native Canada.

  6. Tom Tower Says:

    I’m happy to hear that you’re moving from Iran to Maylasia! The warm climate will surely treat you well and you can store warmth for frigid Vancouver.

    Your opportunities should increase and you ought to do well wherever you go.

    Do well, and enjoy!

  7. Marvin Says:

    All the best in Your new home. Enjoy yourself.

  8. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Thank you! Yes, BC is amazing.


    Thank you very much! 🙂


    Sure, would be great. Thanks!


    Mamnoon (“thanks” in Persian)


    So you’re from Canada? That’s nice.

    Yes, Canada is a truly wonderful place to live. Yes, it is quite cold – as someone complain, but there are so many other great things about the culture, people, lifestyle, and much more that makes it well worth to deal with the cold. 🙂


    Thank you very much.

    Yes, the climates of Malaysia and Canada are totally opposite. 🙂

    But both are great places to live – in their own unique way.


    Thank you!

  9. Sandra Says:

    Ladan, that’s great news – what a Christmas surprise. Thank you so much for always keeping us up to date on things. Really appreciate it.

    I’m sure Malaysia is a great place to live and I wish you the best. Vancouver is also truly beautiful and NOT as cold or snowy as Toronto where I live at the moment. I’m sure you’ll really enjoy both places.

    Take care

  10. Alfa King Says:

    That’s great, Ladan. What a wonderful journey from where you started. I’m sure you’ll adore Malaysia. It’s a nice country. I’ve been to Kuala Lampur some years ago and I quickly recognised your “new place” by the Petronas Towers in the pic.
    Good luck and best wishes.

  11. Robert Tan Says:

    Dear Ladan Lashkari,
    Its great to hear you moving
    to our country, Malaysia. And K. L. too. Its a
    great place. Dont forget to email me. You will get
    to meet some of the people of the Internet.
    Cheerio. Robert Tan.

  12. Bryan Wong Says:

    Welcome to Malaysia!!

    Hope to see you around soon! 🙂

  13. Verena Weiss Says:

    Hi Ladan,its nice to know you are moving to a good place to live.I think its the best thing you can do to see if its good to live in Malaysia.I by myself love Canada and would really like to live there,but you have to feel by yourself how things are going for you.
    I wish you a great success in all you do.
    Kind Regards, Verena! 🙂

  14. Paul Says:

    My very best wishes for you in your new environs!
    Merry Christmas!

  15. primuskannan Says:

    Congrats on your choice of malaysia.
    Its a nice place conservative yet modern.

    But Canada is a much better choice and

    it ranks high for standard of living and

    freedom of expression IMHO.

  16. Lois Says:

    Congratulations, Ladan.

    What a great Christmas present. I’ve heard
    both Malaysia and Vancouver are beautiful
    with beautiful people as well.

    Here’s wishing you peace and happiness
    through out this joyous season.

  17. Ruth Says:

    I am sort of shocked 😯 and disappointed that you did not censor some of the inappropriate remarks that Majid Jalayeri put in their comments. It seems to me that remarks about the whole Chinese male population’s sexuality are completely inappropriate in any public venue. The same thing goes for all of their other blanket statements. Only have one thing to say to Majid …Think Before you Speak my friend. 🙂

  18. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    I just saw Majid’s comment a minute ago. It was automatically approved by WordPress before I could see it. I removed it now.

    Yes, some parts of it was shocking – especially about the homosexual claim. It was a too general statement which is simply not true.

    Thanks for pointing it out Ruth. 🙂


  19. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Thank you.

    Yes, Vancouver is less colder than Toronto which is good, because even though I generally like cold weather, but having a milder climate is more convenient for life, because you can more easily spend time outdoors.

    Hi Alfa King,

    Yes, KL is a lovely place – with lovely people.

    Yep, you’re right, Petronas Twin Towers are somehow the “sign” of Malaysia known around the world. 🙂


    Thank you. Yes, would love to.


    Thank you! 🙂

  20. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Yes, you’re right. Everyone has his/her own personal set of things to look for in a place to live, and priorities as well.

    So you need to compare different places with your own unique “requirements” and decide based on that.


    Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too. 🙂


    Yes, Malaysia is a nice place – so is Canada. 🙂


    Thank you!

    With special Holiday wishes for you and your loved ones. 🙂


  21. Ruth Says:

    You are more than welcome Ladan. I am glad that you removed their comments.


  22. Jim Gibbons Says:

    Congratulations Ladan on your moving arrangements. Glad to have you in the free world. One serious suggestion I would like to make is that you make sure your domicile is 300- to 400 feet above sea level in both Petaling Jaya as well as Vancouver, so that you will be safe from the coming earth changes which are forecast within the next four years. I can provide you more information if you would be interested. Best wishes. . .Jim . .

  23. Lyna Says:

    Hi Ladan …

    Hope to see you around the KLCC area sometime.

    I’m out of town right now, but you can email me if you’re already in KL. We could go to Starbucks in KLCC … 🙂

    huhu … your uncle’s in Vancouver right? You’d be near family there but it’s great you’re in Malaysia!


  24. Ladan Lashkari Says:

    Hi Lyna,

    How nice to hear from you. 🙂

    Yes, it would definitely be lovely to meet you again sometime. So you live in KLCC – not PJ like many other friends.

    I’ll arrive it Malaysia tomorrow, so then we can arrange a time to meet.

    Actually my uncle was in Germany. I don’t have any relatives in Canada though, but some special friends and many times friends are more closer than relatives. 🙂


  25. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Thank you very much for your advice.

    My apartment is on a hill with lots of houses below it, so I think it’s more than enough above the sea.


  26. Hilmy Says:


    Welcome to our hot country! People here are hotter too 🙂
    Good to see that you really live your life – doing what you always wanted to do.


  27. Thien Kai Wei Says:

    Hi Ladan!

    Wow! It’s been a few months since I last visited your blog, and you have really ADVANCED leaps ahead!

    Congrats on fulfilling your dreams of moving into another country!

    Wish you great success in your goals! And Merry Christmas!

    Kai Wei

  28. George Kanellopoulos Says:

    Hello Ladan

    Congratulations on the move..I have recently come across you blog and have found it very informative and inspiring…I wish you all the best..I hope you continue to inspire other young women in your country and around the world..Also I would like to extend an open invitation to visit Australia…now you are practically a neighbour..feel free to come over if you can..


    George 😀

  29. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Thank you!

    Kai Wei,

    Thanks! Yes, the pace of things happening has been amazing during the past year. 🙂

    Wish you a great new year ahead.


    Thank you! Yes Australia is a lovely country and it is definitely in my plan to come over for a vacation this year.


  30. Dawn Says:

    Best of luck with your move – it all sounds very exciting. I’m sure Malaysia will offer you many wonderful opportunities – as will Canada.

    Best wishes

  31. Wan Says:

    Cool. Welcome to Malaysia. Maybe we can meet one day. 🙂

  32. Cy Says:

    hey ladan:

    i have been reading your blog without commenting.
    i am from malaysia. I stay in a town where it’s about 2 hours drive from where you stay now.

    If you need helps, drop me an email!


  33. puvanan Says:

    Nice to hear that! Welcome to Malaysia! 🙂

  34. Rammel Firdaus Says:

    This is the first time that I read an IM, wants to move To Malaysia. That’s Good News.
    Good Luck to you.
    P.S. One of Malaysia’s Main Public Holidays (Chinese New Year) is coming up around the corner.

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