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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, 24 July 2011

Durian and Seafood Ride...


"They said people come and go. But the truth is, no one really disappears from your life..."

(A group photo with En. Atan, the caretaker of the kebun)

We went out earlier and stopped at NLTJ warong in Desa Petaling to have nasi lemak breakfast and to meet face-to-face with En. Aziz Mat, the owner of the warong and an fb friend of mine. The specialty of NLTJ is nasi lemak and ayam perap goreng.

We met up with the rest of our bikers gang at Seremban R&R at 10 am and started riding on the North-South highway towards Pontian.

(The handsome gentlemen...)
(And the pretty ladies...)

First stop: Kebun buah, Benut, Johor

When we reached the caretaker's house, we were served with nasi briani and cold drinks. After solat, we feasted on varieties of durian, manggis and rambutan, followed by air kelapa muda. We felt at home and were very grateful for the hospitality and friendliness of the caretaker and family.

(Abundance of fruits from the kebun...)
(Feasting on varieties of durian...)

Second stop: Limastiga Resort, Umbai Melaka

Limastiga Homestay is a cosy resort situated in Bukit Tembakau Umbai, Melaka away from the busy hustle bustle of the city. The resort has many rooms with modern facilities and 2 swimming pools. It is a place suitable for family holiday or friends reunion. We were there for a short rest and were served with Mango juice and keropok goreng and had the opportunity to meet with the owner of the resort and his wife.

(A cosy kampung resort in Umbai, Melaka)
(Tranquility and serene, a place to rest the mind...)

Third stop: Muara Sungai Duyung, Melaka

Our last stop was at one of the seafood restaurants at Muara Sg Duyung for a sumptuous seafood dinner. Although we were quite full, we managed to clean up the ikan bakar, butter and spicy prawns and sambal sotong.

It was nearly 9.30 pm when we started riding back to KL.

(Many more dishes to be served...)
(Too full to ride back...)

Total Mileage: 650 km
Route taken: KL - Pontian - Umbai - Muara Sg. Duyung - KL
Riders gang: Mus & Mun, Din & Yati, Keef & Nesla, Fazli & Koes, Nazeli & Sham, Azim, Zali, Rahim & Rahim


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Betong ride - Just the two of us


"Don't be afraid to try. Be afraid to regret not trying..."

(Betong Hot Spring)
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Total mileage: 900 km
Route taken: KL - Grik - Betong - Tapah - KL
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Travel Reflections: Betong II, Thailand

Monday, 11 July 2011

Ride to Trengganu and Tasik Banding...


"Life is a book. Don't jump to the end to see if it's worth it. Just enjoy and fill those pages with beautiful memories..."

(Tasik Banding)

Saturday - 8 July 2011

More than 30 big bikers gathered at Welly Batu Caves from 8 am but the bikes only started to roll only at 9.30 am. The group met at Karak Toll where we began our ride in a closed convoy.
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We took the route to Kuala Trengganu via Ajil and stopped at Pekan Muktafil Billah for refuelling and lunch. The ride was smooth, if not for a few road constructions at several places along the way. We reached Anees Resort at Pantai Telipot around 4.30 pm and had ample time for a short rest. Later, about 20 KT big bikers came to lead us to 'rempit' around KT town with a few stops for photo shots at Taman Tamaddun Islam and the River Side Esplanade.


It was already dusk when we rode back to our chalets. The KT bikers then joined us for a BBQ dinner after the Isya prayers.

Sunday - 9 July 2011

Early morning we had nasi lemak breakfast at a nearby restaurant before we rode off towards Jeli to cross the East-West highway to Tasik Banding. It was a hot and sunny day so on the way, the bikers stopped for a short rest and had a round of cool air kelapa and nira to quench our thirst.


We had nasi goreng lunch at one of the restaurants before we checked-in at Banding Lakeside Inn. While some bikers went for a boat ride around the lake, some others shot off to Betong, the nearest border town, escorted by one of the experienced marshalls. We chose to stay in our air-con hotel room and took a most needed nap till it was time to join the rest for the BBQ dinner by the swimming pool.

The rest of the night was spent either in the karaoke Lounge or a trip somewhere near for yum-cha. Some just sat around chatting and getting to know each other better.

Monday - 10 July 2011

Breakfast was served in the dining hall over-looking the beautiful serene Banding Lake. After a short briefing, the convoy started off at 10 am riding the winding hilly road and stopped for a durian feast by the road side before we reached Grik.


We stopped for lunch at Simpang Pulai R&R. Later, some bikers split from the rest of the group to ride off home on their own...

Total mileage: 1,500 km
Route taken: KL - Raub - Muktafibillah - KT - Jeli - Banding - Grik - Spg Pulai - KL
Riders gang: Welly Advanced Bikers
     

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Life is long enough…


"sometimes it's not the person that you miss, it's that feeling you had when you're with them."

(Sham Tok Uban)

Life is too short
to grumble about the past,
about things we don't have,
and things we haven't done...

Life is just long enough
to enjoy the ride into the sunset
enjoy the smell of the ocean breeze
and hear the sound of friends’ laughter...

Al-Fatihah…