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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....

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Riding the coastal route…

"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but in having new eyes..." - Marcel Proust

This stretch of coastal road from Morib to Tanjung Sepat is still secluded and the shores and waters are still unknown and untouched, which makes it a perfect secluded ‘hide away’ destination.

(Riding on the state road)

We started around 11am and took the NKVE route from KL to Klang. From then on, we rode leisurely on the state road from Klang passed Morib beach to Bagan Lalang. We stopped to rest and had a late lunch. We thought of spending the night there but without a reservation, there was no room available at the newly opened sea hotel.

(Hotel rooms on stilts)
(Windy breeze billowing curtains) 

Golden Palm Tree hotel is a spectacular five star water villa resort that stretches out nearly one km into the sea facing the sheltered waters of the straits of Malacca. The breathtaking beach hotel rooms are presented in semi-detached and detached design of Polynesian-Maldivian styles with a touch of tropical Malaysian finishing that blends with the local surroundings.

(No rooms available)

We rode towards PD, stopped for tea and pisang goreng at a small warong then rode towards Seremban and headed back to KL via a wet ride on the LEKAS highway. We had a late dinner at Restaurant Ayam Kampung Bandariya at Solaris.

Friday, 26 November 2010

House-warming party…

"Home is where friendships are formed and families are grown where joy is shared and true love is known..."

I picked 4 boxes of my favorite carrot walnut cakes from Suanson early in the morning. 2 boxes were brought to Sidah’s house-warming gathering at Shah Alam, the rest will be for my own consumption.

(Best of friends: Sidah, Nong and Nik Aminah)

Sidah had invited some close friends and office mates to her new house and we had a simple majlis baca yasin and tahlil. Later in the afternoon we had hi-tea of much delicious food.

(Plenty of fruits too)

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For here the heart can rest...

~H. Van Dyke~

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Riding under the moon's shadow…

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart..." - Confusious

We joined a convoy of 20 Vulcans for a day trip to Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, a hutan lipur about 20 km from Port Dickson. The event was organized and sponsored by Welly Advance Bikers. The convoy was accompanied by 6 experienced Marshalls astride Kawasaki GTR 1400 to guide and ensure the convoy’s safety on the road.

(Bikes waiting in line)
(Ready to move)
(Refueling @ first pit stop)

It was raining heavily when we started the ride from Batu Caves. After the first pit stop for refueling, the day turned sunny and bright all the way. The ride was smooth and we reached Pasir Panjang around 6pm. We had delicious seafood dinner at the 'ikan bakar' restaurant by the seaside while watching the sunset. We had our maghrib prayers in the open gazebo. I wished the public washroom was as clean as the ones in the Australian outback.

(Vulcan owners group photo)
(A beautiful sunset @ Pasir Panjang)

The convoy started riding back around 8pm, under the full moon's shadow. We reached KL quite early and the gang had ‘yum cha’ at Shangra Island Bar before we rode home…

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A card on my 55th birthday...

"To some, romance means candlelight dinner and roses..."

Gifts are special, but they fade with time
To me, romance is simply being with you,
Sharing each special moment together, day after day.

I know in my heart that you’ll always be here for me,
And that’s the best gift you could ever give me.
You’re wonderful in every way,
And that’s why I’ll always be here for you, too.

You mean everything to me.
I love you and I’m wishing you all the happiness in the world
With all my love today, tomorrow and always
From: Mus

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Another journey, a new story...

"Life can be a comedy or a tragedy, it all depends on how you look at it..."

In June 1980, I set out on a journey and I didn't have a clue as to how my journey will end. But that's all right…

It was indeed 30 odd years ago that I came nerve-wrecked to Investment Department on the 12th floor of block C, the only tower block of BNM at that time. 23 years later, and after a series of promotions, I moved to Currency Department at Block D. Had I known then what a roller coaster ride I was in for when I joined BNM, I might have shivered in my shoes even more or turned right round and headed out. But I was blessed with ignorance then and continued until where I am today.

Like I said, I am a person of few words, but I do want to tell everyone how much I have appreciated the experience with some of the major achievements, not to forget the disasters and issues befallen on us over the years that make these two departments so special – not just the business side, but the pleasure of fun and laughter we have had – to say nothing of the pressure and the long nights laboring away at last minute management reports and memos– I think that’s what I am going to miss most!

I am leaving but I will be watching the progress from far with interest and I shall indeed look forward to hear the success of the introduction of the new series. I am certain those left will all go the mile to achieve far better results. My wish is for all to do the best as one in comradeship, have faith in teamwork and an abiding passion for details.

As for me, what I leave behind is not as important as what I will be embarking in life. Time is my companion, it reminds me to cherish each moment, because when it passes, it will never come again...

(A bouquet of roses for the retiree...)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

End of the road...

"The road of life twists and turns. No two directions are ever the same..."

I will be retiring soon...

It's the end of the road but it's not the end of my journey. I'll do those things I always wanted to do but never had the time, indulge in hobbies and interests to keep my mind and body active. My wish is for the best of health and hope that the days ahead be better than days gone past...
(A shadow of the travelers)

Though here at journey's end I lie
In darkness buried deep,
Beyond all towers strong and high,
Beyond all mountains steep,
Above all shadows rides the Sun
And Stars for ever dwell.
I will not say the Day is done,
Nor bid the Stars farewell.

(J. R. R. Tolkien)

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