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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....

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Togetherness is happiness...

"Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones..." - Philippos


May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human,
enough hope to make you happy

Monday, 10 September 2007

The tail of the cat...

"The Question is not what you look at, but what you see!"

(Sarawak: 8 - 11 Sept 2007)

(A formation of black rocks)

On Sunday we decided to drive to the tail of the cat and planned to go to Tanjung Datu but there is no through road and the only way to get there is to rent a boat!.

(Taking in the cool breeze of the beach)

We decided to explore other remote parts of Sarawak and our journey passed through Lundu and Sematan. We stopped at a few beautiful beaches along the route.

(A lone fishing boat)

There are beautiful rock formation, granite boulders lying on the beach and in the water, making a picturesque scenery. The combination of reflection, rock and trees create a beautiful sight. A lone boat is serene under the cloudy sky..

(Gunung Gading National Park)

On the way back to Kuching, we stopped at Gunung Gading national Park, located in the Lundu District. The Park consists of rugged mountain peaks which provides a scenic backdrop to the nearby Pandan and Siar beaches.
The waterfalls in the upper part of Sungai Lundu have become a popular recreational destination for both local and foreign visitors. Gunung Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Kalimantan border towns...

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks...”

(Sarawak: 8 - 11 Sept 2007)

On Saturday, it was raining heavily when our plane landed in Kuching Airport.

We rented a car and drove to Damai Beach resort for a 2-night stay there. My meeting at the branch will be on Tuesday so I have taken Monday off.

On Sunday we decided to drive to Tebedu, about 100km from Kuching town and a point of entry into West Kalimantan. The journey was smooth using the highway and we passed the limestone hills and pinnacles.

The pinnacles should not be missed if you are in Sarawak, especially the famous pinnacles at Mulu where they could reach up to 40 meters tall and has become a world heritage site – a natural wonder of the world.

We thought of driving to Pontianak but were told it may take us more that 8 hours to reach there. So we decided to explore a few towns across the Malaysia-Indonesia border and passed through Entikong and Balaikarang, both are deserted and becoming ghost towns.
It was raining all the way back to Kuching...

Friday, 7 September 2007

Leadership for Dummies...

“Remember you are over the edge of the wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go…” J.R.R. Tolkien

(Langkawi: 3 -6 Sept 2007)

(Ice-breaking session)

I nearly missed my plane that day!

My original flight schedule was supposed to be at 1530. Luckily that morning while packing, I took a peek at my ticket and was shocked to see the change in time to 1400.

There were 25 of us, Directors and Deputy Directors gathered at the Sri Kijang Resort for a 4-day Leadership Development Program. The program was packed with class-room sessions, group discussions, presentations, and a one-to-one coaching with consultants specially flown from all over the world.

During the ice-breaking session, each of us was asked to draw about ourselves, when we were at 10-years old, 10 years ago, now and 10 years in the future. This is what I drew about my-self.

(Peaceful ambiance of BNM resort)

Sri Kijang Resort is complete with conference rooms, discussion rooms, dining halls, and lounge. The chalets are spacious with rooms equipped with fridge and TV. There are gazebos and wakafs to rest in the evening and a swimming pool to relax our tired bodies and minds.

(Watching the beautiful sunset)

We had much fun discovering our leadership styles. The 360-degree evaluation from bosses, subordinates and peers enforced clearly our strengths and weaknesses.

At night we had dinner at the beach or another night at the Yacht club, watching the sun set. Most nights were spent singing karaoke in the lounge or play darts or carom. Some nights were spent in our room with loads of homework too!

Overall, the program was good and fun. There will be a lot of follow-ups after this. But tonight I need to pack again.

I will be going to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu for the audit exit meetings with the auditors. The good thing is, hubby will be coming with me and we'll spend a few days together.

Penat nye!

"Love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't..."

I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?

This afternoon, I just came back from a week's leadership program at the Sri Kijang Resort Complex in Langkawi. The program was on developing individual leaders and organizational leadership capabilities. It was really hectic. I wish I could take a few days off to unwind but tonight I need to pack again!

Tomorrow afternoon, I am flying off to Kuching, then to Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday. I am attending the exit audit meetings with the auditors at our Kuching and KK branches.

Penat nye!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Our 28th Anniversary...

"Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn't even know was there..."

Our 28th Anniversary
I love you
For the beautiful history
That we have together,
For all the ups and downs
That we two have shared…
'I love you
For being my happiness,
For understanding me so completely,
For giving me
The very best of yourselves…
'I love you
Because you are part of me,
And I want to spend
The rest of my years
Loving you more and more and more…

p.s. Happy Anniversary yang, thank you for the lovely card and present