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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....

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The 1st BNM Alumni AGM...

"Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work..." 

I heard about the formation of BNM Alumni even before I retired. It took them quite a while to finalize terms of reference. It took longer to set up a pro-temp committee to get the group started.

Recently, BNM have started to send invitations to retirees and to those who had served. more than 15 years. And at last we managed to gather around 30 ex-staff to attend the first AGM at Lanai Kijang and it was chaired by Tan Sri Basir, an ex-AG.

At the moment, it may not have significant value add benefits for me to join the alumni. But at least I get to meet some of my good friends of yester-years...

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Aromatheraphy body massage...

"We don't believe in rheumatism or true love until after the first attack..." 

(Pure therapeutic indulgence)

The anticipation and excitement of my one and only daughter giving birth to her first born and the events that followed after had made this grandma in dire need of a moment to be alone and relax her body and mind. An hour of strong body massage will do her good.

That day when Sara went to Tamarind Spa for her 3rd post-natal massage session, I followed suit and pampered my body with a rejuvenating aromatheraphy massage. It was not the best of massage but at least for a while it helped relax my tired muscles and eased a little of my back ache.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A call on Valentine Day...

"By working faithfully eight hours a day I eventually retired and get to be my own boss and work twenty-four hours a day..."

It's Valentine Day and I was still in deep slumber when a persistent ringing tone jolted me from my dream. 

And I was surprised that it was the Assistant Governor calling. After brief pleasantries, we had a long serious conversation. It was about the up-coming court proceedings and everyone is anxious to refresh facts of the case.

Knowing that I'll be back in KL next week, the secretary had arranged a working lunch with the Assistant Governor together with my ex-boss and ex-colleagues at the 19th floor. It has been quite a while since I donned my working attire and carry my heavy black briefcase.

And it feels good to be in deep discussion and activate my brain power again after a long hiatus...

Sunday, 12 February 2012

My second grand-daughter...

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories..." - Honoré de Balzac

(Alia Ashran binti Mohamad Fitri)

When Sara told us that her due date was just around the corner we were contemplating of cancelling our ride to Koh Samui. But then, the due date is just a guideline and we’ll let nature take its course, the baby will come when it is ready. So we went for our ride and when we came back from Koh Samui, we were in time to be with her on her delivery date.

Sara gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on 10 February 2012 @ 6.44 p.m. at Kempas Specialist Center after an hour of labor pain.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Riding to Koh Samui...

"Travel is 90% anticipation and 10% recollection..." - E. Streeter

(Buelong Hotel @ Nakhon Si Thammarat)
(Golden Mermaid Statue @ Samila Beach)
(Eleven bikes lined-up...)
A group photo @ Mercure Hotel, Chaweng Beach)
(On a ferry ride to Koh Samui)

Travel reflections: Koh Samui, Thailand

Date: 3 - 7 February 2012

Total Mileage: 1,800 km
Route taken: KL - Danok - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Koh Samui - Hatyai - KL

The bikers gang: Mus & Mun, Hj Din & Yati, Azrul & wife, Fazli, Syanaz, Azim, Azmi, Zaini, Syed, Chon, Rozlan