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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....

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The choices...


"If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it..."



The Choices

When you allow your head to make choices,
You lose because of what you cannot see.
When you give way and let desire rules,
You lose because you want what cannot be.

'You inch along the dream-lit rocky ridges,
Knowing always, always you must lose.
The end for all is darkness everlasting,
And so it matters less which road you choose.

What matters is the beauty of sheer being
The gifts you have and those you will become
The ecstasy of loving so completely
More than the mind can plumb.

Love well and know that love must end in pain
Be a fool and pay the unmarked price.
Be generous of self, and passion gain
One who never loses, loses twice.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

I hate hospitals…


"That"s how we know we care about things... when we're scared to lose them..." The Shawshank Redemption


That morning when our plane landed in KLIA, my hand-phone was receiving non-stop sms from friends and families informing of happenings during my absence. Some news were good and enlightening but most were not-so-good hospital stories.

Sad story – F’s mother who was hospitalized at Hospital Sultanah Aminah for colon cancer passed away in her sleep. Only last week he told me that they were contemplating of bringing her home…

Gruesome story - Che D’s son was involved in an accident where his hand was severed at the elbow. He was lucky that a passer-by was able to save his hand in time so that doctors were able to reattach it. Surgeons at Hospital Selayang say they are confident the hand will recover, although he will never have a full strength of his grip…

Angry story – My niece, Lyana was hospitalized at Hospital Besar Melaka for acute stomach pain. It took the Doctors a week to diagnose the cause of the pain. After a series of tests, variety of medications and three puncture holes in the stomach, then only they removed her appendix…

Funny story - R was hospitalized at Hospital Tawakkal and had an operation to cure the inflammation of his tonsil and larynx. He was on MC for two weeks. When he came back to office, his voice was reduced to a whisper. Meanwhile, we are resorting to sign language to communicate…

Cat story - B and her youngest son, Amir got clawed and bitten when they tried to separate two fighting cats. B was given out patient treatment whereas Amir got to be hospitalized because of fever and infection. The doctor did a minor operation to remove pus from his swollen hand. When we came to visit Amir at Hospital Universiti, he was still having fever and Doctors are yet to identify the strains of bacteria to administer the correct antibiotics. They said that a cat’s bite is worst than a dog’s…

Mmmm…I really hate hospitals… Hospitals remind me of my dearest Ja…

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Thank you...


“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw


To Iwan & Ella, thank you for the well wishes...
To Sara, yum yum... it's delicious...
To Ja, mak miss you so very much...

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Namaste...


"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad... Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it..." 
 
I am back from a 10-day holiday in Kathmandu and Pokhara...



My Overseas Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com