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I am married to my loving husband for more than 37 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 10 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Betong ka-One Ride...


“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light..."


On Friday we joined Welly Ka-One Ride with 30 other bikers and spent the last few days of 2012 across the Thailand-Malaysia border in the Grand Mandarin Hotel, Betong.

On Sunday, the group had a free and easy convoy ride to the Piyamit tunnel and explored the well-preserved communist tunnel and camp.

(The start of the journey...)
(The entrance of Piyamit Tunnel, Betong...)
(Jungle walk to a communist base camp...)


Total mileage: 900 km
Route taken: KL - Grik - Nenering - Betong - Pengkalan Hulu - KL
Bikers gang: Welly Advanced Bikers

Travel Reflection: Betong (IV), Thailand

Monday, 24 December 2012

Celebrating Ja's birthday...

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"Memories are meant to fade. They're designed that way for a reason..."
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Colors only made to fade
It gets faster every single day
Our brightest red is turning into gray
And it's gonna leave a stain...

Today we planned to have lunch at Insaf, Jalan TAR but got stuck almost an hour in a massive traffic jam. We decided to drive to PJ and had lunch at A&W drive-in instead. Went to Amcorp Mall then later picked up our order of carrot walnut cake from Suanson in Bangsar. In the apartment we ordered on-line Dominos pizza and had family dinner before Sara, Fitri and Alia drove back to JB. Tonight we celebrated our late beloved son 26th birthday in spirit.

Ja, we miss you a lot. Al-fatihah…

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A family weekend...


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present…” - Jim Rohn

(Hana and Alia with grandpa at VS...)

On Saturday we rested at home while Sara, Fitri and Alia went to Ikano for some shopping and had their lunch at Italianies. We had leftover mihun goreng lunch in the apartment. They bought food from chicken rice shop for dinner.

On Sunday we had lunch at Devi daun pisang in Bangsar. After lunch went for window shopping in Bangsar Village. At night we went to Victoria Station in PJ for a family dinner of western food. Today Hana had her first LRT ride to KLCC.

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Mayan doomsday...


“At every single moment of one's life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been...” - Oscar Wilde



Friday was supposed to be the day life on earth ceased to exist, according to the Mayan ancient calendar. Alhamdulillah, that day came and went without a glitch.

(Hana at the Mines...)

Early morning, we went to the Mines for the Big Bad Wolf book fair and bought a second round of books. The men went to perform their Friday prayer at Masjid Kg Baginda. Later we drove to One-Utama for lunch at Fish & Co and later bought some provisions at Jusco.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Armageddon - Is it about to happen?

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The End
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The end is such a scary place to start
Everything is torn apart
And I don't know where to go from here
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And it's such a scary place to be
Everything is in between
I don't know where to go from here
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I don't know where I'll fall down
But I'm sure to hit the ground
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'Cause it's not over 'til it's over
Every ending is a new beginning
One more chance to get it right
One more chance to get it wrong
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And it's not over 'til it's over
Sometimes nowhere leads to somewhere
And it all starts again
Yeah, It all starts again in the end
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(Jason Reeves)
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Riding in the monsoon rain...


"We can’t control the weather, but we can change how it controls us..."

(A start of a wet journey, dark clouds looming...)
(Kuala Lipis town, quiet and laid-back...)
Lipis to Jerantut, undulating road...) 
(Half a kilometer of off-roading to Jerantut...)
(Jerantut old town, colorful and vibrant...)
(Didgeridoo street music at Telok Chempedak...)
(Muddy Vulcan having a snow wash...)
(Ready to ride back in the rain...)


Total mileage: 520 km
Route taken: KL - Bentong - Raub - Kuala Lipis - Temerloh - Kuantan - Pekan - Chini - Terapai - Chenor -Temerloh - Karak - KL

Monday, 10 December 2012

My colorful berets...

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"A tinge of color brightens a dull day..."

(Red in Granada, Green in Torremolinos, Blue in Cardoba and Rasta in Marrakesh)

(Black in Casablanca, Orange in Madrid, Brown in Tangiers and Grey in Meknes)

Spain and Morocco Tour
(10 - 22 November 2012)

Travel blog: munmus.blogspot.com

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Weekend shoppings...


"They said that the year's shopping is not truly done until the end of the year..."

(Planning for next year's travel...)

So for a start, this weekend we will start our year-end shoppings at PWTC and the Mines where they are having  the Selangor MATTA Islamic Travel Fair (SMITF) and the Big Bad Wolf book sales.

(Books to last us till 2014...)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Momento from Morroco (2012)


"He who has nothing to die for, has nothing to live for..." - Moroccan Proverb

(Cute lipstick containers) 

The Moroccan Tajine Pots

A tajine is a North African Berber Arabic dish which is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked.

The traditional tajine pottery, sometimes painted or glazed, consists of two parts: a circular base unit that is flat with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to return all condensation to the bottom.

Tajine is traditionally cooked over hot charcoal leaving an adequate space between the coals and the tajine pot to avoid having the temperature rise too quickly. Large bricks of charcoal are used, specifically for their ability to stay hot for hours.

I wished to buy a Tajine Pot when I visited the market place in Marakesh in November 2012 but it was much too big. Instead, I bought three cute miniture Tanjine Pots which were actually lipstick containers.

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com