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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, 29 January 2015

I was sick again...

"Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it..."

(Suspected dengue fever)

When my fever refused to recede after four days, I panicked. The increase in body temperature was sudden. I was having chills and my extremities felt cold. I was hard of breathing and my heart rate increased.

During the course of the fever my temperature went up and down. I lost my appetite, my throat was badly sore. In the middle of the night I had to endure nagging migraine that leave me weak and tired during the day. I didn’t go and see the doctor as I was in Melaka on nurse duty. Time passed rather slowly when you are agonizing over fever and fatigue.

On Thursday when it was time to drive back to KL, we messaged the kids telling them that we would not be fetching the three grandchildren from school. And we would not be having family dinner together.

I then see the urgency to see my doctor immediately…

"I was just another frog in a pot. The good news was that so far the temperature had only been turned up to medium. The bad was that the process wouldn't be stopping anytime soon. 

The three true ages of man are youth, middle age, and how the fuck did I get old so soon?..."

 - Stephen King, Revival -

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Ride Patin Stim

"Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life..."

(En. Nordan checking his catch)

Twelve motorbikes started our Sunday ride to have roti canai and rendang breakfast at a kedai kopi in Tanjung Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan. After breakfast we split ways. We went for a solo ride toward Kg Durian Chondong, Bukit Kepong for patin stim lunch while the rest of the gang rode to PD to have an early lunch there before they headed home.

Our journey to Bukit Kepong was smooth and the weather was not that hot. We missed the junction to the Ikan Patin Restaurant by the Sg Muar and had to call the owner for direction. The restaurant was only opened at night but En. Nordan was kind enough to cook for us a dish for lunch.

On the way home we took the PLUS highway and reached our Bidara House before 16:00.

(The gang waiting for the rest to arrive)
(A short distance of off-roading in the Oil Palm estate)
(The restaurant is closed during the day)
(Patin sangkar, by the Muar River)

Total distance: 432 km
Route: KL - Kuala Pilah - Segamat - Bkt Kepong - Jasin - KL

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Family Get Together at Zin's...

"Surround yourself with those who see greatness in you, even when you don't see it in yourself..."

(Amir and Hana with grandpa)

Tonight we had a family gathering at Zin's place to celebrate my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. We had a simple meal of nasi lemak and satay and later had Caramel Chocolate birthday cake for dessert.

We had a round of games for adults and children. Everyone participated and got a prize each.

(A monthly affair)

Friday, 23 January 2015

Brunch with the grandmamas...

"Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs..."

(Bee and her grand-daughter)

Bee's hubby, Abang Yusuf passed away in Kota Bharu more than three months ago. When we heard that Bee is coming back to KL after her eddah the ladies decided to pay her a visit.

I could feel her lost and the sadness is still there in her eyes. I did not try to tell her that one day she will forget. I know as well as her that she will not. But, at least, in time she will not remember as fiercely as she does now.

And I pray that that time may be soon enough.

(More than 40  years of comradeship)

May you rest in peace Abang Yusuf. Al-fatihah...

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hatyai Weekend Ride...

"Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have?..." - Kerry Johnson

(Old Nolan, new look) 

Date: 17 - 19 January 2015
Route: KL - Hatyai - KL
Distance: 1,070 km

(Magic Eye 3-D Museum)
(Red igloo at the Ice Dome)
(Hatyai city panoramic view from the cable car)

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com