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I am married to my loving husband for more than 37 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 10 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Saturday, 6 May 2017

UK Trip - Shakespeare and the Beatles...

"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine..." - Morris West

(The routing covering England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland)

UK Trip
Date: 6 - 26 May 2017
Route: London - Leeds - Edinburgh - Inverness - Glasgow - Liverpool - Holyhead - Dublin - Cardiff - Cirencester - Bath - Oxford - London

We will spend a few days in Paris too, InsyaAllah... 

(My new fingerless gloves for the chilly weather)

Good Day Sunshine

Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine

I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

Then we'd lie beneath the shady tree
I love her and she's loving me
She feels good, she knows she's looking fine
I'm so proud to know that she is mine.

Good day sunshine
Good day...

(The Beatles)

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com

Monday, 1 May 2017

DAHP Charity Program...

(The DAHP gang)

Alhamdulillah... mission accomplished.

The first half of this year, the DAHP gang managed to organise a simple charity program in Penang. With the fund collected we bought provisions and sent them to those we had identified as the needy and poor in the area of Bertam and Tasek Gelugor. They were also given cash, to prepare for the upcoming month of Ramadhan.

It is one of the best feelings, to know that our small donation will make a difference to them.

(At Masjid Fahim Bertam)
(The two vespas that successfully reached the holy lands)
(Pantai Bersih, Butterworth)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Langkawi Getaway...

"When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that's love..."

(Alia and Arif)

Langkawi Trip
18 -21 April 2017

(Sara and Fitri celebrating their Anniversary in Langkawi)
(Gunung Mat Cincang Sky View)
(Surfing together at the 3D Art Museum)
(Alia and Arif in the bottle)
(Langkawi Underwater World)

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Trip Down By The Seaside...

"Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly..." - Van Morrison

(Ao Nang Beach, Krabi)

Krabi, Phuket & Songkhla Trip
(5 - 11 April 2017)

Down by the seaside. See the boats go sailin' 
Can the people hear, What the little fish are sayin' 

Sing loud for the sunshine, pray hard for the rain 
And show your love for Lady Nature. And she will come back again

(Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi)
(Fossil Beach, Krabi)
(Patong Beach, Phuket)
(Kamala Beach, Phuket)
(Surin Beach, Phuket)
(Samila Beach, Songkhla)
(Chalathat Beach, Songkhla)

My Travel Blog: munmus.blogspot.com

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Home Is Where The Heart Is...

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things..." - Robert Brault

(Our Putramas Apartment)

"Home Is Where The Heart Is"

I've always lived my life like a gypsy 
I can't imagine myself settlin' down 
So please don't ask me to give up this life I lead 
'Cause I love to feel those wheels go 'round and 'round

I can see it inside 
It's my heart that sees, not my eyes 
And if you listen close I'll tell you why 
Home is where the heart is 
And my heart is at home with you

There's a cold wind blowin' and you know it's almost midnight 
You never dreamed it would be this hard lovin' a music man 
But this iron horse on which I ride I'm closer it's true 
And it's just as hard for me as it is for you

In my life I'm always on the run 
Livin' one day at a time 
Hold on a little longer 
I don't know where I'm gonna end up 
Or where I'll go

(Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Missing our beloved...

"Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence..."

(My emak and abah, side by side)
(My youngest son, Mirza Ashran)

There's really no shortcut 
to forgetting someone
You just have to endure 
missing them everyday
Until you don't anymore..


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Severe Spinal Pain...

"The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside..." - Tenzin Palmo

(Visiting the Spine Specialist)

I was strong and healthy when I was in Madinah and Makkah. The weather was cool throughout our stay there.

The last day in Makkah and on the way to Jeddah Airport for our flight back to KL, we were hit by a bad sand storm. When we reached KLIA I started experiencing a very bad sore throat and started having dry cough. The last time I had cough and flu, it lasted for almost three weeks.

Besides the whooping cough, I had a bad lower back pain. After the MRI procedure, my Spine Specialist diagnosed nerves impingement at my 4th and 5th lumbar. I was asked to go for a round of physiotherapy and to do routine daily exercises. To ease the pain I was prescribed with nerve relaxant, pain killers, vitamins and hot gel rub.  

After two days of consuming the loads of medications, I became nauseated with constant vomiting and purging. I was dead flat and miserable. After consulting my Doctor, he advised me to stop all medication immediately because of the severe counter-indications.

I am now back to square one...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Umrah Trip: Mosques Visited...

"Our life's path is revealed to us by spiritual guideposts. They mark and lead us to our soul's ultimate purpose..." - Randi G Fine 

Umrah Trip
(11 - 21 March 2017)

(Masjid Airport Madinah)
(Masjid Nabawi Madinah)
(Masjid Quba' Madinah)
(Masjid Jabal Uhud, Madinah)
(Masjid Qiblatain, Madinah)
(Masjid Bir Ali, Dzul Hulaifah)
(Masjidil Haram, Makkah)
(Masjid Saidatina Aishah, Tannaem)
(Masjid Ja'aranah)
(Masjid Wadi Mehrim)
(Masjid Al-Hada)
(Masjid Al-Madhoon or Al-Qantara, Taif)
(Masjid Al-Koe or Masjid Siku, Taif)
(Masjid Addas, Taif)
(Masjid Abdullah Ibn Abbas, Taif)
(Masjid As-Syafa, Taif)
(Masjid Qarnil-Manazil)
(Masjid Hudaibiah)
(Masjid Qishas, Jeddah)
(Masjid Al-Rahmah, Jeddah)

My Travel Blog: munmus.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crochet Cushions Collections...

"Happiness is not the absence of problems. It's the ability to deal with them..."

I have started my crocheting again!

And within a month, to while away my free time, I had completed four cushions for my living room with the help of u-tube tutorials and free patterns from the web. Friends asked whether crocheting is therapeutic? Heck yes. I’ve found that it’s really good for the brain to work on something where you have to count stitches and focus.

It’s a proven scientific fact, just like we know chocolates are good for us. It is claimed that crocheting and knitting could cure everything from arthritis to weight problems. But I can’t speak for others.

It can certainly improve one’s mental health. I know it helps improve mine...

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Indulgence in the clouds...

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed...” - Mahatma Gandhi

(Tenderloin steak and lamb ribs)

Today we drove the blackfoot for a spin up Genting Highlands.

After spending a couple of days recuperating in the workshop, it was time to test the pickup's power. While we were up on the mountains, we had a late western lunch at Awana Genting. We will be test-driving the blackfoot again over the weekend down south.

And, an opportunity to visit our two grandkids in JB too!

(Very rich cheese cake for dessert)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A morning of disappointments...

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed...” 
- Alexander Pope

(Our ailing blackfoot)

We were at our travel agent office to submit our passports for our Umrah visa.

While we were there we asked about the status of the South America trip and were informed that there were no takers and the trip may need to be cancelled. We have to check our bucket list and need to start looking for another holiday destination.

Half  way home our blackfoot started to experience reduced power. To avoid being stranded in the middle of a traffic jam, we parked our pickup and called the insurance company for a tow-truck service. While waiting, we had fried rice, which was not that tasty, at a nearby stall.

Our pickup is now in the workshop again, waiting for spare parts...

Monday, 6 February 2017

My beloved siblings...

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved..." - George Sand

(With my elder brothers and younger sisters)

It is very rare that my siblings of six get together for whatever reasons.

Since we were young, two of us, the eldest boy and I, the eldest girl were separated from the rest of my siblings when we went to boarding schools away from home. Later we further our studies, started working and got married. Our relationship was limited to seeing each other during holidays and festivities.

Taking turns caring for our ailing parents for the past five years had put us in more frequent and intense contact with each other.

After our parents passing, we met to discuss the division of whatever properties left to us by our parents. It was by mutual consent that the properties are to be divided in accordance to Faraid.

At times like this, I miss my beloved parents so very much...

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Babysitting the rascals...

"A child's laugh could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world..." 

(My cheeky grandchildren, Amir and Hana)

There’s nothing like grandkids to keep grandma and grandpa active and joyful!

Iwan and Ella were in London for a holiday. For a week we stayed in Iwan's Mandy Villa house to babysit our two grandkids, Hana and Amir. As there were also public holidays during the week, Hana attended school only for two days and the rest of the week we brought them with us anywhere we went. We had no problem babysitting the both of them as they were well behaved and cheerful all the time. I am missing my other two grandkids in JB and would find time to visit them before our next overseas trip in March.

A recent study shows that spending a moderate amount of time with grandkids may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease... ha ha...