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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Friday, 31 August 2007

Lots of Celebrations!

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it…” - L.M. Montgomery

(Sara, Iwan & Ella,,,)

It is 31st August
we are celebrating the 50th MERDEKA!
We are celebrating Iwan's birthday
and our Anniversary, too

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Learning from The Guru...

“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject…” - Winston Churchill

20 of us attended Harvard Executive Program ‘The General Manager as Strategist and Implementer’ at The Saujana.

The Program was facilitated by Prof. David A. Garvin from the Harvard Business School. The 1-day program was designed to improve the skills of senior executives in the private and public sectors confronted with difficult, demanding challenges and changing environments.

The main takeaways include enabling the participants to refine our ability to make decisions, identify problems and pathologies, assess the effectiveness of our teams, evaluate the learning cultures of our organizations and design a change management process, and act more effectively and decisively.

There were more that 100 senior executives from diverse line of trades. Our organization sent the highest number of participants as this program is related to the organisation’s leadership competencies, in particular strategic insights and drive for excellence, which are critical in the leadership development.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

I don't know much...

“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better...” - Abraham Lincoln

Look at this man
So blessed with inspiration
Look at this soul
Still searching for salvation

I don't know much
But I know I love you
And that may be all I need to know

(Linda Ronstadt)

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, yang...

Thursday, 9 August 2007

50th Merdeka Coins...


"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't..." - Erica Jong

Bank Negara Malaysia has issued three types of commemorative coins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia's Independence. The commemorative coins were launched last week by the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Dato' Seri Dr. Rais Yatim at the National Art Gallery. In conjunction with the launching there was a week exhibition on the nation’s heritage coins and my officers have been busy assisting the Unit Muzeum during the exhibition.

The commemorative coins were selling like hot cakes during the exhibition although this time round the prices are a little higher compared to the other commemorative coins.

Orders for the coins are still coming. The stock is running very low and the Mint is too slow to keep up with the demand.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Hard to swallow...

“Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time…” - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Earlier today Sara called. She sounded terrible with her sore throat and stuffed nose. I promised her that I will send her medicine to her hostel in INTAN after my gym session with the gang at the club. She was having fever, cough and cold since last week.

She was not feeling well when she accompanied me to visit my Mak and Abah in Melaka last Saturday. I was not feeling that good too. When we were at Mak’s house, my Abah plucked some rambutan and I ate a basketful non-stop.

By the time we reached home that night, I had aggravated a sore throat and gone to bed with unstoppable diarrhoea and a fever.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

A relaxing weekend...

“Own only what you can carry with you, let your memory be your travel bag...” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(27 - 29 July 2007)

I applied for a half-day leave on Friday. I’m meeting hubby and will be spending the weekend with him in Penang. The weather was sunny and clear when I started my journey. I stopped at Bukit Gantang R&R for a late lunch and when I reached Juru around 6 p.m. it was raining quite heavily.

As planned, we met at the Petrol Station after the Tol Plaza. Earlier, his team dropped him there on their way back to KL. They were in Prai on business since yesterday.

We stayed in the chalet at Batu Feringgi on Friday night and on Saturday we moved to the haunted Penthouse to stay the night there. We checked the Register and noticed that the penthouse was not in used since beginning of the year.

Although the penthouse is still my favorite abode, and I’m used to the penghuni there, it is still creepy and eerie at times… he he…

Sunday morning we drove leisurely back to KL. Reached the apartment before Magrib. Enough time to shower and dress up for Dato’ M Nor’s wedding reception for his son at Felda Dewan Perdana.