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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, 21 March 2012

Disturbing dream...

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of his dreams..."

Last night I dreamt of my emak...

In the dream she was well, energetic and surprisingly mobile. And we chatted for hours about nothing in particular. When I woke up this morning I was feeling overly depressed for I know my dream was too good to be true.

I have not seen my emak for more than a week. My restless spirit may have taken over me, triggering that dream, and leaving me with a fear that something bad is going to happen.

And today I am here in Melaka with my emak and will be staying with her for a while...

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hana's swimming day...

"When you unclutter your brain, you enjoy a peace of mind..."

(Hana swimming with her grandpa...)
(Hana swimming all by herself...)
(The pool is empty after school holiday ends...)
(Gradma resting in peace...)
(Lunch @ Putramas cafe after a good swim...)

It's been six years since...

"Everything comes to an end. In the silence of the tomb, we all get what we deserve..."
I treasure every moment
you spent in life with me.
I hoped to have you longer,
but it's not meant to be...

I know you're in a better place.
I know you're happy there.
I know one day I'll join you,
but the wait is hard to bear...

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Riding to Gunung Senyum…

"A pleasant companion reduces the length of the journey..." - P Syrus

Last night we were supposed to join the bikers 'Ride Right Clinic' organised by Tourism Malaysia but we have to cancel our plan last minute.

(The welcoming signage)
(Some of the caves entrances seen from below...)

So this morning, with nothing particular planned, we decided to go for a ride to Gunung Senyum Recreational Park, located on the Pahang River bank about 68 km away from Temerloh and is 1,549 metres above sea level.

(Venturing the many caves...)
(The start of the climb...)

The park is part of the Jengka Forest Reserve, which covers an area of 794 hectares. Surrounded by oil palm plantations of the Jengka Felda Scheme, there are two main mountains within the park, Gunung Senyum and Gunung Jebak Puyoh, popular sites for mountain climbers and cave explorers..

(Exploring one of the smaller caves...) 
(Beautiful rock formations...)

Gunung Senyum is made up of limestone and rock with at least 20 caves with historical and mythical cave complex and unique flora, fauna and rock formations. The magnificent cave chambers are among the most beautiful in the region.

(The hanging bridge to cross the pond...)

Without a map or a garmin, it took us nearly 3 hours to reach the park but on the way back to KL we took a shorter route which saved us an hour of riding time...

Total mileage: 400 km
Route taken: KL - Karak Highway - Jerantut - Jengka 9, 21, 23 - Gunung Senyum -
Rumpun Makmur - Kuala Krau - Karak Highway - KL

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Travelling again...

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving..." - Lao Tzu

Yesterday we braved the bumper to bumper traffic and went to Pertama Kompleks to repair my travelling shoes and blue jeans and later joined thousands of travel enthusiasts to visit the KL MATTA Fair 2012 at PWTC.

After we thronged through the 3 exhibition halls, checked out the various packages offered by travel agencies, and hurt our tired feet, we went home empty handed. None of the packages offered met the expectation of our future travel destinations.

Regardless, this coming April we will still be travelling to some unchartered regions around the Adriatic Ocean for our Spring holiday…

My Overseas Travel: munmus.blogspot.com

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Ride to Elephant Sanctuary...

"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask."

Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, or popularly referred to as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary, is located within the bio diversified-rich and protected Krau Game Reserve and was set up in 1989 under the Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Malaysia.

The Teris River acts as a natural border between the reserve and the Che' wong Orang Asli village - the last tribe of its kind found in Malaysia. The name Kuala Gandah is, itself, taken from the small stream running near the electric compound enclosure which houses the elephants during the day from 830am to 2pm before they are transferred to the roofed holding area.

Although the sanctuary was set up in late 1989, it was only in 1997 that the general Malaysian public and the world knew of its existence.

(Breakfast @ Welly's - one long table...)
(Parked bikes in a row...)
(Bikers feeding a group of barking deers...)
(An albino snake as scarf...)
(Orchestrating the elephants...)
(A group photo of the bikers gang...)
(Convoy out for lunch @ Bentong...)

Total mileage: 240 km
Route taken: KL - Lanchang - Kuala Gandah - Bentong - KL
Riders gang: Welly Advanced Bikers