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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, 23 October 2010

Land of the Pharaohs...

"The Egyptian belief that to speak the name of the dead is to make him live again..."

Tonight, hubby and I will be flying to the land of the Pharaohs. We'll be gone for almost 2 weeks to explore the sacred places embodied through art and architecture.

We have been there before. We are again to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World and explore the untamed mystery of the ancient cradle of civilization.

My overseas travel blog: Egypt - Ancient civilization

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Cruising the mighty Nile…

"Do people travel to get away from others or do they travel to get away from themselves?"

Over the years I have had plenty of first hand travelling experience with joy and fun in many destinations and dread and anxiety in a few. The truth is I am passionate to travel anywhere on earth and the feeling of dread and anxiety is mostly in the mind.

Today while clearing the drawers I found some scribbles in an old notebook relating to a trip to Egypt which we took in December, 1998. Reading them again, I realized that there are many more places in this mysterious land of pyramids and mummies with over 3000 years worth of history that we have not ventured.

We have to start packing our back-packs now. By next weekend we'll be away and spend almost two weeks in the land of the Pharaohs. And this time we are not going to miss cruising the mighty Nile between Cairo and Luxor, or maybe up to Aswan.

It is a unique trip of a life time, an experience I don't want to miss…

(1998 - Family trip to Cairo & Alexandria)

My Overseas Travel: munmus.blogspot.com

Monday, 11 October 2010

Ride into the sunset...

I got a used leather jacket
And an old pair of boots
With holes in the soles
And my 501 blues
have seen better of days

So I pack my bags
And ride into the sunset
I don’t know where I’m gonna go
But that don’t matter at all

I got bad reputation
and a story to match,
so leave me alone
The wind at my heels
And the sound of my wheels
keep me going

Yes I'm gonna be all right

- Living On the edge -
 (White Lion)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Look back with no remorse...

"Just be yourself. Because life is too short to be someone else..."

My retirement date is coming close. While I take stock of my financial resources, am I really prepared psychologically?

I was smiling happy with myself while going through the long check-list of things to do before I leave the work place for good. Today my wallet felt a little lighter when I cancelled the corporate cards and Club membership. For now I am not sure whether or not I will be missing those privileges and benefits. For me, wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. A side thought which seems superficial, and never really blends with or adds to my life style, renewed or discarded.

If I really want something, I will find a way. If I don't, I will find an excuse…

(My new ride - Kawasaki VN900)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Rebel against the world...

"Everything will be all right in the end. If it is not all right then it is not the end..."

We met with old friends at a wedding reception and had a fun time updating happenings.

When asked about our plan for our retirement, we told them about our passion for the 4x4 and biking activities and we were surprised to learn that some others have the same interests.

The rest of our friends jokingly indicated that the change of lifestyle is most probably the sign of a midlife crisis. Of course, there is no conclusive evidence but any one may display any behaviours. It’s a matter of personal choice. We told them we may go out and buy ourselves a whole new wardrobe and create a whole new look which seems to have nothing to do with the boy/girl they have known for the last however-many years or decades.

Getting a nose ring or a tattoo may be part of our rebellion against the world...

Friday, 1 October 2010

You're a big girl now...

'I wish memories were like text messages so that I could delete the ones I don’t like..." 

I was meaning to sms to Iwan and Ella to wish Happy Birthday to Hana early in the morning yesterday...

I had a little lurch in my heart when late last night dear hubby asked whether I had wished happy birthday to our little grand-daughter. Hana is one year old yesterday and it became apparent that this grandmama forgot to wish her happy birthday.

So this is my greeting of love
And with it best wishes too
And I hope that your birthday
Is a happy one for you

In the years ahead I wish
Good things your days will bring
Health, happiness and good times
And the best of everything…