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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, 30 November 2014

A brief Sunday ride...

"If you wait until you are ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life..."

Today we went for a solo ride to Temerloh for Ikan patin lunch. And rode back from Karak taking the old road towards Seremban passing the winding road of Kuala Klawang. From Seremban we took the Lekas highway and entered Plus highway from Kajang.

We reached our Bidara House in time for Maghrib prayers. 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Veteran Veterinarian jokes...

"The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance, the last half consists of the chance without the capacity..." - Mark Twain

On Saturday we attended a wedding reception hosted by Tuan Syed Zaid and Puan Rokiah for their eldest son. The function was held in Kedah Royal Golf Club in Alor Star.

Syed Zaid and Rokiah were my classmates of 74/78 in ITM when we did our Diploma in Animal Health and Production a.k.a Veterinary Science. Syed Zaid was also my hubby's housemate when they were in their first year and were close buddies throughout their studying years. 30 years after our graduation, we met again in a reunion and ever since have been keeping in touch.

During the wedding reception we managed to gather a few old classmates. Though we have not seen each other over the years, we still could recollect jokes we played on each other during our four years together that jolted old sweet memories.

I am older and wiser now, yet it was a comforting thought. All my friends are getting older too...

(Middle: Zuraini, Rokiah, Mainun and me)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Betong-Hatyai Overland Solo Ride...

"If you can see the positive sides of everything, you'll be able to live a much richer life than others..."

Date: 21 - 23 November 2014
Route: KL - Betong - Yala - Pattani - Hatyai - KL
Total mileage: 1,300 km

My travelogue: Betong to Hatyai Ride

Thursday, 13 November 2014

My 59th birthday...

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." - Les Brown

(Marshland at Farewell Spit)

On my 59th birthday, hubby and I spent the evening watching the beautiful sunset at Farewell Spit, the northern most point of south island New Zealand.

(Sterling Point at the Bluff)

The day before, we were at the rocky beach of Bluff, the southernmost point of south island New Zealand during dusk watching the sunset too.

My Birthday Prayer

Ya Allah...
Thank you for another year of life

  For all the experience of the past
For times of success with happy memories
For times of failure from my own weakness
For times of joy when the sun was shining
For times of sadness when the sky was gloomy

Forgive me for the hours I wasted
  For the chances I failed to take
And help me in the days ahead

Ya Allah...
Thank you, Thank you, I am blessed
with lots of happiness, the best of health and abundance of wealth

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com

Thursday, 6 November 2014

NZ South Island - On a road trip again...

"Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better..." - Albert Einstein

New Zealand is a country of contrast.

There's no better way to appreciate the country's natural wilderness than going on a road trip. The appeal of travelling in New Zealand is seeing and experiencing the untouched and untamed nature throughout the varying landscapes.

We have been to New Zealand in June 2006 and had the opportunity of going for a 10-day caravan trip around the north island. And insyaAllah, tomorrow morning hubby and I will be flying off to New Zealand again. This time we will be exploring the south island.

We have planned for a tentative itinerary and if there's WiFi available, I will update my Travel Blog on the go...

My travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Wrestling with fear...

"Often we created a self-imposed prison that is made up of imaginary walls..."

Fear stopped my heart today.

Early in the morning I was already at the Heart Centre, Pantai Hospital. I have been wearing the BP monitoring watch for 24 hours since yesterday morning and it’s time to take it off. When the nurse offered me to have a look at the printout, I refused. I don’t usually look away from painful and complicated truths. Without looking at the result I already sensed my troubled situation. Dr Ng’s initial diagnosis of erratic pumping of the heart was so compelling, it shaped my imagination in crafting horror scenes.

When I finally met Dr Ng at 11:00, he narrated the full result of the medical check-up tests. Except for my constantly high BP the rest of the results were not that bad after all and some were even better than last year’s. After performing the heart ultra-sound, I was diagnosed with a healthy heart and he prescribed special medication to reduce my BP.

My next appointment will be in a month’s time, meanwhile I am going to breathe in air and forget about this fearful episode.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Tired body and soul...

"Show me a worrying person and I will show you a person who does not know how to relax..." Albert E. Cliffe

Rejuvenate my Soul

Lovely stillness
Makes this heart of mine sing
I am best in this state
Oh the things, I can create
With peacefulness and tranquility
As my mate
Just a bit of Silence
That is all I need
To rejuvenate my Soul
And my Spirit freed

(Neva Flores Smith)