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I am married to my loving husband for more than 39 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 12 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Salam Eid- Mubarak...

"You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you..." - The Quran: 2:208

(All in the family)

May we find a million reasons to make our life more beautiful on this day. May the joy of Eid be multiplied a thousand times and stay with us forever.
Eid Mubarak!
(After Eid prayer)
(With Sara & Fitri and Alia & Arif)
(With Iwan & Ella and Hana & Amir)
(With our grandchildren: Hana & Alia and Amir & Arif)
(The cheeky lot: Arif, Hana, Alia and Amir)

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

2019 Kembara Ramadhan - Perak Darul Ridzuan

“Three prayers are not rejected: the prayers of a father, the prayers of a fasting person, and the prayers of a traveller...” Al-Baihaqi

(Kuala Kangsar - Masjid Ubudiah)

(Yala - Kuala Kangsar - Ipoh - KL)
14 - 15 May 2019

(Gerik - Masjid Jamek Gerik)
(Kuala Kangsar - Masjid Rizwaniah)
(Ipoh - Masjid Muhammadiah)
(Gopeng - Masjid Jamek Baru)
(Kuala Lumpur - Masjid At-Tayyibin Taman Bidara)

Monday, 13 May 2019

2019 Kembara Ramadhan - Yala, Thailand

“He who gives iftar to another fasting person shall earn reward equivalent to a fasting man without detracting from the reward of the latter...”

(Yala - Yala Central Mosque)

(Pattani - Yala)
13 May 2019

(Yala - Markaz Tabligh Masjid Noora)
(Yala - Masjid Jame Tuebo)
(Yala - Masjid Abu Bakar As-Siddiq)
(Betong - Masjid Tengah Betong)

My Overseas Travelogue: Yala Ramadhan

Sunday, 12 May 2019

2019 Kembara Ramadhan - Pattani, Thailand

“Don’t be a servant of Ramadan, be a servant of ALLAH. Be consistent...”

(Pattani - Pattani Central Mosque)

(Narathiwat - Pattani)
12 May 2019

(Pattani - Masjid Krue Se)
(Pattani - Masjid Solehin Riverside)

My Overseas Travelogue: Pattani Ramadhan

Saturday, 11 May 2019

2019 Kembara Ramadhan - Narathiwat, Thailand

“Make this Ramadan the turning point in your life. break free from the deceptions of this world and indulge into the sweetness of iman...”

(Narathiwat - New Central Mosque)

(Kota Bharu - Tak Bai - Narathiwat)
11 May 2019

(Tak Bai - Masjid an Nur)
(Narathiwat - Masjid Raja Old Central Mosque)
(Narathiwat - Masjid Jamaiyah Jakaniah)
(Narathiwat - Masjid Wadi Hussin)

My Overseas Travelogue: Narathiwat Ramadhan

Friday, 10 May 2019

2019 Kembara Ramadhan - Kelantan Darul Naim

“Allah says: O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous..." - 2:185

(Ketereh - Masjid Ayesha)

(Gua Musang - Kota Bharu)
10 May 2019

(Gua Musang - Masjid Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra)
(Machang - Masjid Mukim Batu 30)
(Kota Bharu - Masjid Al-Rahman Pulau Gajah)
(Kota Bharu - Masjid At-Taqwa Uda Murni)

Thursday, 9 May 2019

2019 Kembara Masjid - Pahang Darul Makmur

“Let our religions unite us for human kindness rather than dividing us on what we believe...” - Hockson Floin

(Kuala Lipis - Masjid Mahmud)

(Kuala Lumpur - Raub - Kuala Lipis)
9 May 2019

(Raub - Masjid Tengku Abu Bakar)
(Kuala Lipis - Masjid Firdaus Indian)

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Remembering MH 370 - 5 years gone...

"Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks..." - Anmol Andore

(An exhibition in the Square @ Publika)

Hug a little longer
Love a little stronger 
Forgive a little sooner 
and smile a little sweeter...

(Remembering the 239 lives on MH 370)

Monday, 22 April 2019

A reason to smile, a reason to laugh...

"The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and all the memories we've made along the way…" 

After our program Amal in Gerik, our DAHP group of 21 members decided to take a free and easy holiday. To declutter our minds and relax our tired muscles we stayed on a house-boat in Temenggor Lake. In the company of good old friends, we enjoyed the hot sun, the clear emerald water of the lake and the serene tranquility of the surrounding forest. We had so much fun reminiscing old tales, recalling old jokes. We have not changed much over these years.

It doesn't matter where we are, it's who we have beside us that matters.

(Arriving at the Jetty at Banding Island)
(Browsing the activities offered at the Royal Belum)
(The East-West Highway and the bridge crossing the Banding Island)
(Our spacious 4-bedroom boat-house)

Temenggor Lake is a lake in Hulu Perak District. It is the second largest lake in Malaysia after Kenyir Lake in Terengganu. This man-made lake is located south of 1,533 m high Ulu Titi Basah peak. It was created after the construction of Temenggor Dam to generate electric power. The lake is located about 45 km from the town of Gerik. There is a man-made island, Banding Island and Lake Temenggor Bridge on the East-West Highway which crosses the lake. The East-West Highway connects Gerik in Perak and Jeli in Kelantan.

(Fishing enthusiasts looking a for good place for a big catch)
(Rafting a safe distance from the Boat-house)
(A solo swimmer enjoying the dip in fresh lake water)
(A trip on a speed boat around the lake)

Temenggor Lake is surrounded by the Royal Belum Rainforest, a vast stretch of 130 million year old virgin rainforest, one of the last refuges in Peninsular Malaysia for wild animals such as elephants, tapirs, tigers and 10 species of hornbill. The Belum Forest Reserve is also home to the famous Rafflesia, the world's largest and smelliest individual flower, and other rare plant species.

An entry permit is needed for the Royal Belum Rainforest and applications must be made in advance. There are many activities that one can choose from. Among others are a visit to Orang Asli village at Kejar Hill, explore the salt lick at Jenut Papan or a picnic lunch at Sungai Ruok. Other activities include fishing, night trek, forest trail, round island cruise, Rafflesia Walk and more if you have the time to spare.

(Solat jemaah and bacaan Yasin and tahlil)
(Spacious hall for group activities at the lower deck)
(Simple meals prepared by the house-boat team)
(Spending the night of Nisfu Shaaban under the moon shadow)

As we were staying only a night on the house-boat we decided to stick to swimming, boating, rafting and jungle trekking. A fishing trip was arranged for the hard-core anglers. Others went for a morning jungle walk to search for Rafflesia.

Believe it or not, while photographing a cluster of Rafflesia buds, for a brief seconds, I experienced a paranormal activities around that area in the jungle and was for a moment transported into another dimension…

(Ready for the big catch)
(Taking a boat to hunt for Rafflesia)
(The start of the jungle trekking)
(Varieties of trees in the jungle)
(Important Birds Conservation Area)
(Species details of the local Rafflesia)
(A steep climb up the hill)
(Climbing using the rope with care)
(Taking a brief rest, against the natural stone wall)
(Entering a different dimension, unintentionally)
(A young bud of Rafflesia, blooming after 2 years)
(A week of blooming, then after disheveled and wilted)
(A photo session on upper deck)