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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, 12 October 2017

South America - Exploring the Wonders of the World...

South America - Exploring the Wonders of the World
Argentina - Peru - Brazil
(16 -30 October 2017)

Hubby and I are going for a trip to South America.

We will be travelling to Argentina, Peru and Brazil and plan to visit two of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Machu Pichu in Peru and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. We will also visit one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the World, bordering Brazil and Argentina.

Towns visited in our itinerary:

Beunos Aires, Argentina - Paris of the South
Lima, Peru - City of the Kings
Cusco, Peru - The Capital of Inca Empire
Sacred Valley, Peru - Sacred valley of the Inca
Foz de Iguazu, Peru - The largest waterfalls in the World
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The River of January

I will be updating my travel blog munmus.blogspot.com when we come back from the trip.

Friday, 22 September 2017

A get together again...

"Distance and time apart are irrelevant to the bond formed by a true friendship..." 

The SMKB gang gathered again at Sariah's house in Kota Warisan to celebrate her hubby's birthday and to meet friends we have not met for a long time.

The home-cooked food spread was in abundance and very delicious, of course...

(The ladies in waiting)
(The host with the late comers)
(Nong with Nik Kama and Bee)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Thailand - Betong Trip

"Let's find some beautiful place to get lost..."

(A t-shirt for souvenir)

Hari Malaysia Betong Trip
Date: 15 - 17 September 2017
Distance: 940 km
KKB Gang: 5 bikes and a Ford Ranger

(Awan Nano at Ayer Weng)
(Ayer Weng View Point)
(Piyamit Comunist Tunnel)

Next trip: Latin America

Saturday, 9 September 2017

42nd SMKB Troop...

"Life is not just making new friends, it's keeping the ones dear and special to you..."

(SMKB 42nd Scout Troop 1969 - 1972)

We are catching up with old friends over good food...

In conjunction with Nik Arif and wife homecoming, we arranged a lunch gathering at Rumah Makan Chibiuk in Kinrara. We also invited the SMKB 42nd Scout Troop, seniors and juniors to join the gathering. It was a happy noisy occasion. It is nothing better than catching up with old friends especially those we have not met for decades.

Friends are precious. In the end you always go back to the people that were there in the beginning...

(The ladies of SMKB)
(The gentlemen of SMKB 42nd  Troop)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Knowledge Sharing...

"Talent is god given, be humble. Fame is man-given, be grateful. Conceit is self-given, be careful..."

(Discussing their next trip at Bidara House)

It was raining non-stop the whole afternoon...

Instead of having a teh tarik session at the warung, the gang decided to tapau kuew teow goreng and had dinner at Bidara house instead. During dinner, we shared important coordinates and our experience of overland crossings through the many Thailand/Cambodia border points. 

Next week the Melaka Bikers is planning for a trip to Cambodia through Hadlek/Kong Kong border point. Safe ride to all...

Saturday, 2 September 2017

A Nephew Wedding...

"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together..." - Robert C Dodds

Congratulations to

May your life together be full of love
and your love be full of life...

(Hari Raya Haji at Bidara House)
(Home-stay in Kubang Seman)
(A family photo at Masjid Padang Ibu)

Friday, 1 September 2017

Our 38th Anniversary...

"Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile..."

Our anniversary
Is not meant to be
A reminder of
A long journey...

Our anniversary
Is meant to be
A mark of good times
That we are yet to see...

Happy Anniversary Yang...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Travelling on The Ancient Silk Road again...

"Traveling - it offers you a hundred roads to adventure, and gives your heart wings!" - 
Ibn Battuta

(The Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis in Samarkand)

Date: 11 – 22 August 2017
Route: Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Tajikistan 

We are going for a Central Asian exploration that need us to travel from Tashkent in Uzbekistan, to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, and to Dushanbe in Tajikistan, stopping at some of the medieval cities and admiring the stunning architecture and colourful history on the lesser-visited side of the Ancient Silk Road.

This is our second visit to Uzbekistan and our first to Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. In 2009 we visited Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan and discovered the mystical, spiritual and historical side of the cities.

(2009 winter holiday in Uzbekistan)

We planned to visit the following cities along our exploration route:

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Khiva, Uzbekistan
Shavat (Uzbek/Turkmen border)
Darvaza, Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Mary, Turkmenistan
Farab (Turkmen/Uzbek border) 
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Shakrisabz, Uzbekistan
Termez, Uzbekistan
Tursunzoda (Uzbek/Tajik border) 
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Khujand, Tajikistan
Oybek (Tajik/Uzbek border)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com

Monday, 31 July 2017

Brunch with SIC sisters...

"True friends isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated and nothing changes..."

(Brunch date at Datin Sri Zaidah's house)

When old hostelite sisters get together, everything else fades to insignificance. It doesn't matter what stories we are telling, we are telling stories of sweet memories we shared more than 45 years ago...

(A spread of delicious home-cooked food)
(With the charming hostess)

Sunday, 30 July 2017

My Best of Friends....

"Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best of time..."

(The Big V minus kid at De Palma)
(Ubai, Nong, Anie and Bee)

They're the ones that guide you 
through when fate takes a turn
Fights, small and large, 
end in forgiveness, never a burn

You forget about first impressions 
and the feelings they brought
You're grateful for who they are 
and you forgive 'em for what they're not

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Applied Sciences gang...

"Old wine and friends improve with age..." - A proverb

(Having lunch with Applied Sciences friends in Bangi)

Today the Applied Science gang decided to meet up for lunch.

The venue for lunch was originally at Satay Samuri in Kajang. Some took the opportunity to ride on the newly launched MRT as there is a 50 per cent discount on tickets until Malaysia's 60th independence day on Aug 31. The completed 51 km Sungai Buloh to Kajang network, called the SBK Line, covers many areas on the north-western and south-eastern periphery of Kuala Lumpur. Even users of the recently expanded LRT system, the Monorail network in downtown KL and the capital city's Bus Rapid Transit will also get 50 per cent discounts until the end of August.

Unfortunately for us, Satay Samuri Kajang was packed with people and there was a long queue of people waiting for orders. We decided to go to Bangi instead and ended up having lunch at Anje Nasi Briyani Gam.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Thailand - Phu Tubberk Solo Ride...

"It's not about the destination, it's about the ride..."

(A misty morning at the Phu Tubberk peak)

Phu Tubberk Ride
Date: 13 - 21 July 2017
Route: KL - Hatyai - Chumphon - Nakhon Pathom - Khao Kho - Phu Tubberk 
- Saraburi - Thap Sakae - Khanom Beach - Hatyai - KL
Total Distance: 4,265 km

(The Peak at 1,768 m high)
(The KTM taking a rest in the rain)

My Travel Blog: munmus.blogspot.com

Friday, 7 July 2017

The Bikers TTS in Bidara...

"People are like motorcycles, each is customized a little bit differently..."

(A simple dessert of cakes and puddings)

As it was still in the month of Syawal, the bikers gang decided to hold a TTS session in our Bidara house. Most brought their families but some came solo.

I prepared rendang and kuah lodeh for ketupat and lemang. We ordered kuew teow kerang from the nearby stall and someone brought satay to add to the food. While the ladies and children had our meals in the house, the men preferred to have theirs outside while they planned for their next rides.

We ended our gathering way after midnight...

(Engrossed planning for the year end ride)
(The late leavers, still have more to discuss)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Selamat Hari Raya Eidil-fitri...

"May this Hari Raya blessed us with joy and happiness..."

(Eidil-fitri at Bidara house)

For the last six years Hubby and I have been celebrating Hari Raya at my parents house in Melaka. Being the eldest girl in the family, I would be by my ailing bed-ridden parents, reciting the raya takbir softly with them on the eve of the Eid. I missed those beautiful moments now...

Both my parents have passed on, a year apart. For the first time after so many years, this year we celebrated the Eidil-Fitri at our Bidara house with our children and grandchildren. 

(Sara, Fitri, Alia and Arif)
(Iwan, Ella, Hana and Amir)
(The Ashran family)

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Break Fast with the Orphans...

"The time is always right to do what is right..." - Martin Luther King Jr

(An orphanage in Seremban)

In the holy month of Ramadan the bikers gang organised a simple break of fast event with the orphans. After the berbuka puasa, we performed the terawih prayers together. The bikers gang had also collected some donations and distributed 'duit raya' to the needy children.

(Solat terawih with the orphans)
(Distributing the raya angpow)
(A photo session with the girls)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Ramadhan Family Get Together...

"The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep..."

(A few family members missing)

We hosted a breaking of fast event for our family in our Bidara house. We ordered kambing and ayam beriyani and satay. As it was a pot-luck dinner there was plentiful of food for everyone.

No family is perfect, we argue and we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, family is family.

The love and care will always be there...

(A monthly get-together affair)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Kembara Ramadhan Satun Thailand...

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Wishing is not enough, we must do..." - Johann Von Goethe

(Three motorbikes and a car)

Date: 2 - 4 June 2017
Route: KL- Satun- Pak Bara - Satun - KL
Total distance: 1,170 km

Six bikers gang joined together for this Kembara Ramadhan to deliver donations and took the opportunity to break fast and performed Terawih prayers with the jemaah at a few mosques in Satun. We also visited a mosque in Pak Bara, Thailand. 

(Mus, Mun, Siti, Fauzilan, Mat Put and Hayami, not in the pic)

Travel Blog: munmus.blogspot.com

Saturday, 6 May 2017

UK Trip - Shakespeare and the Beatles...

"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine..." - Morris West

(The routing covering England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland)

UK Trip
Date: 6 - 26 May 2017
Route: London - Leeds - Edinburgh - Inverness - Glasgow - Liverpool - Holyhead - Dublin - Cardiff - Cirencester - Bath - Oxford - London

We will spend a few days in Paris too, InsyaAllah... 

(My new fingerless gloves for the chilly weather)

Good Day Sunshine

Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine

I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

Then we'd lie beneath the shady tree
I love her and she's loving me
She feels good, she knows she's looking fine
I'm so proud to know that she is mine.

Good day sunshine
Good day...

(The Beatles)

My Travelogue: munmus.blogspot.com

Monday, 1 May 2017

DAHP Charity Program...

(The DAHP gang)

Alhamdulillah... mission accomplished.

The first half of this year, the DAHP gang managed to organise a simple charity program in Penang. With the fund collected we bought provisions and sent them to those we had identified as the needy and poor in the area of Bertam and Tasek Gelugor. They were also given cash, to prepare for the upcoming month of Ramadhan.

It is one of the best feelings, to know that our small donations will make a difference to them.

(At Masjid Fahim Bertam)
(The two vespas that successfully reached the holy lands)
(Pantai Bersih, Butterworth)