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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, 25 July 2009

Grandmas & Grandpas Reunion @ The Summit

 “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late…” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It all started in April 2009 when I received a comment in my blog from a long lost friend who has created a link and triggered the chain of events. A classmate I have not heard of or met after I left form 5 and KB for good! After a few calls and emails we decided to get connected through the facebook and planned for a re-union. And on the planned date, we met our long lost friends, some we have not met for almost 40 years. 20 of us met at the Summit Hotel and the presence of YB Ubai from KB, Wan Nor from Penang and our musicians Lokman@Lord and Ishak Haji Muda were bonus surprises!
We have become grandmamas and grandpapas. Externally, we have changed a lot. Internally we are still our old selves…

Standing from left: Dr. Wan Yunus, Adilah Hassan, Hasni Hassan, Noriah Abdullah, Dr. Mohd Helmi, Capt. Wan Aziz, Harun Muhamed, Lokman@Lord
Sitting from left: Nasidah Ahmad, Nik Aminah Abdullah, YB Wan Ubaidah, Rohani Yusoff, Habsah Hassan, Nong
Thank You Allah
thank you Allah
for creating this path in cyber
thank you Allah
for showing the route
ending my decades of searches
to a heart i wish to mend
the heart that i cracked
amidst mine that was shattering
thank you Allah
for taking away my bed of thorns
apr 15, 2009

Saturday, 18 July 2009

SMKB Girls Re-union @ Secret Recipe

"Maybe some secret should just stay secret..."

The SMKB girls re-union was also graced by Col. Abdul Waley the thorn among the roses and he brought his 2 daughters and youngest son as bodyguards. We were all excited and when we met everyone was so engrossed trying to tell their stories and so much to off load in so little time. Anyhow, we managed to snap some pictures to capture the precious moments.
Meeting old schoolmates after 37 years separation: " macam jejak kasih je!!!.." said the Colonel. And there will be another gathering with the rest of the guys on 25 July 2009...

The Crossroads
(by Tara Simms)

There were promises made in childhood,
In the days of our innocence
We laughed, we played, we cried.

Throughout high school dramas,
Broken hearts and adolescence,
But our special friendship thrived...

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Rejuvenate body and soul...

"The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse..." - German proverb

After 2 days of struggling to clear the in-trays, reply to e-mails and return some calls, only this morning I disabled the ‘out-of-office’ message and had time to sit back to reflect on my journey.

Friends started calling and e-mails filled up my in-box again. Friends questioned on how I managed to drop everything and go off for a long holiday without having guilt feelings to leave work and family. I had fun listening and reading their comments and I responded – what work? What family?

I told them, so very often when we are engrossed in work and daily matters, we forget how important relaxation is. It’s true. Ever since I first stepped in this organization, I have been a workaholic. I never went home before the day was dark and be in office before the sky was bright. Since the children were small, I seldom take leave, even when they were down with fever. I leave it to the nursery to take care of them. I only see them when they were already in bed and many times I missed kissing them good nights. The same thing goes to my hubby, full time job and no-slow-down.

Too often we are so busy building our wealth that we neglect our health. But now we are making an effort to have a work-life balance. While hubby had slowed down significantly when he left his corporate job, I am still high in adrenaline into my work for I just do not know how to sit still, yet.

My advice to friends… Don’t wait till you retire. Take that vacations and rejuvenate!

Your body will thank you a lot.