If it was simply selling our house, I’d be writing from the beach in Penang. Unfortunately, I was 48 years and 9 months old when my job disappeared. In order to qualify for the MM2H, a social visit entry pass for would-be expats to Malaysia, you need to be 50 or the price doubles. Therefore the experiment begins after April 15th, 2015. In the meantime, follow our transition, read about some our past “expat research vacations” and bear with us until the paperwork dries and the early retirement begins.