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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....

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

I lost a cousin...

"Live your life so that when you die, you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying..."

Inna lillah wa inna 'ilayhi raji'un...

My cousin Rahim is the same age as me and he died today after a long battle with colon cancer. The last time I met him was nearly a year ago on Eidil-Fitri. And he was so full of energy then.

I pray that he be granted jannah...

In the month of Ramadhan
you quitely depart
A feeling of grief fills my heart
My soul is moved, awaken my fears
I pray for you, in silent tears
May you be peaceful
in your closing hours...

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Ramadan Mubarak...

"A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless..." 

In this blessed month of Ramadan,
May Allah the Almighty shower
his choicest blessings on all of us.
May Allah make our Iman stronger.
May Allah forgive all our sins,
short comings and mistakes.
May Allah fulfill all our desires.
May Allah safeguard us
from all calamities and troubles.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Happy breathing...

"What we really are matters more than what other people think of us..." - Jawaharlal Nehru

I received in my e-mail this morning on some very simple steps that can be practiced for prevention of H1N1:

1. Frequent hand-washing - well highlighted in all official communications.

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face.

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water - (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.

4. Clean nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside Government hospitals.

Happy breathing!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Happy Birthday Yang!

"Love may not make the world go round, but it makes the ride worth while..."

We had an early birthday celebration at Victoria Station on Friday with Sara, Iwan and Ella. Hubby had his lobster and I had my chili spare ribs. The kids ordered their favorite dishes too. Back in the apartment we enjoyed a few slices of the delicious carrot walnut cake while watching a movie on HBO.

'My Love for You
My love for you, shall never pause,
Strong and determined with all our flaws.
It endures and doesn’t judge,
Never holds a lasting grudge.
My love for you, lives by the truth,
Always keeps me, in my youth.
When it sees, our trust and hope,
It climbs and conquers any slope.
By Martin Dejnicki

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

I'm flat tired...

"That's how I feel after a long hard day in the office... I need to take a break again soon!"

A hard day's night

It's been a hard day's night,
and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night,
I should be sleeping like a log

But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright


Monday, 3 August 2009

Kerengga Challenge...

“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich...” - Lao Tzu

(Once bitten, twice shy...)

For a few consecutive weeks we have been busy harvesting rambutan and dokong and have been bringing full basket loads to the office and some we sedekah to the Masjid. Most of the rambutan has been harvested. Except for some higher up which we didn’t manage to pluck, we’ll leave them to the resident bats and the visiting squirrels to feast on.
(The dokong is ripening fast)

We have not been to the kebun for almost 2 weeks as we were busy with the happenings in KL. And last weekend, when we went to inspect the dokong trees there were a lot more to be harvested. While hubby was busy bush-cutting around the chalet, the harvesting was left to me to manage.

(Baskets of sweet dokong)

Unlike rambutan, harvesting dokong is quite a challenge for I have to climb the trees (with the help of a ladder, of course) and to carefully pluck the fruits to avoid them falling to the ground and scattered all over the place.
Further more I have to bear with the painful bites of the kerengga to get to the fruits…. Arghhh…