Thursday, February 9, 2017


After a lifetime of working, raising families, contributing to the success of the Nation in many ways, Senior Citizens deserve to retire with dignity.

The Charity Visit to Holy Family, Kg Purak, Papar, home for Senior Citizens, handing some small CNY goodies and cheers from us was a humbling experience. Thinking that these inmates were once young beautiful, healthy, energetic, running here and there for their families and it jolted me that one day, I too, soon, will grow as old, God willing, if am fortunate enough or unfortunate. 

My wish is that I would not live too long to outlive my loved ones and become a burden. God willing...

Sister tending to the wounds of an inmate, Ms Tina Rimmer who has made this home 6 months ago. She will be 100 years old this year. More about this remarkable British lady here

Ms Joanna Datuk Kitingan, our Chairman and Miss Sherry-Anne, the State Level Unduk Ngadau 2016 posing for the camera with Ms Tina Rimmer.

Homeward bound - I was drawn to the surreal looking cloud formation and I couldn't resist taking a shot through the screen of our moving car.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Christmas Day came and it went. Then came the new year and now the upcoming Chinese New Year.  It won't be long before the first month of this brand new year  2017 is over. Feels like it is going by like a lightning speed…and umur also meningkat so fast ..haha

Reflecting on the past year,  I had some terrific times and some challenging ones. But who doesn't, for how can one appreciate the good times if one did not experience the bad times, right.  Those are part and parcel of life.. uisehh.. suddenly feeling philosophical ni.  
 But how does one know if it was good or not. Sometimes we have the tendency to focus on the bad sides but forget to remember the positive or good times.  To reflect, I prefer to focus on those things that I am thankful for. It could be a small thing - a meeting of old friends or classmates or even a snap of some lovely and unique moments with my hp camera.

I have a lot to be thankful for really. I have my family, my extended families, relatives, friends and I made some new terrific friends.  I've travelled to a few places. All these I attribute to blessings from God.

Happy Chinese New Year, may the year of the rooster brings love, goodwill, prosperity, good health and peace to all. Kong Hee Fatt Choy..

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Happy New Year Everyone.  May God bless this brand new year and brings to us all peace, hope, love, goodwill, understanding, good health, prosperity.  

 I was browsing through Facebook and reading friend's new year wishes, looking at their shared beautiful pictures of how they celebrated the new year when I stumbled upon my sister's post on her Facebook wall she made on the last day of 2016.

 I have read and received lots of beautiful and brilliant messages through Whatsapp or from Facebook messages from well-meaning friends but I found this so profoundly meaningful that I can't help sharing it here.


"I don't know the owner of this article but it’s worth being shared especially on the last day of 2016. May this sharing inspire all of us for this coming 2017.

'A young lady sat in a bus. At the next stop a loud and grumpy old lady came and sat by her. She squeezed into the seat and bumped her with her numerous bags.

The person sitting on the other side of the young lady got upset, asked her why she did not speak up and say something.

The young lady responded with a smile:

"It is not necessary to be rude or argue over something so insignificant, the journey together is so short. I get off at the next stop."

This response deserves to be written in golden letters:

*"It is not necessary to argue over something so insignificant, our journey together is so short"*

If each one of us realized that our time here is so short; that to darken it with quarrels, futile arguments, not forgiving others, discontentment and a fault finding attitude would be a waste of time and energy.

Did someone break your heart?

Be calm, the journey is so short.

Did someone betray, bully, cheat or humiliate you? 

Be calm, forgive, the journey is so short.

Whatever troubles anyone brings us, let us remember that our journey together is so short.
No one knows the duration of this journey. No one knows when their stop will come. Our journey together is so short.

Let us cherish friends and family. Let us be respectful, kind and forgiving to each other. Let us be filled with gratitude and gladness.

If I have ever hurt you, I ask for your forgiveness. If you have ever hurt me, you already have my forgiveness.

After all, our journey together is so short!'  Unquote.

To all of you who I have been so fortunate to be associated with, who have been with me in this journey of life, my family, siblings, extended families, relatives, friends and acquaintances. I can't thank you enough. 

Let us love one another while we still can.


Sunday, December 25, 2016


Image result for bells on christmas day

heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

Till, ringing, singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,

Of peace on earth, good will to men!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


This advice or sayings was captured from somewhere (sent to me by a friend through Watsapp nessages) and are not from my Mom but it could have very well been (bless her soul).

This is what I would and should tell my daughters too....

"Do not allow him to consume you. If he does not call, go to sleep. If he does not message, put your phone away and have a fantastic day anyway. If he acts distant when you are with him and refuses to tell you what is wrong, don’t wait for him, go home and do something you love. If he tries to insinuate you do not need your friends now that you have him, spend more time with your friends. If he tries to teach you a lesson through the silent treatment, ignore him completely.

If he plays with your feelings constantly, walk away from him. If he acts like your body is his entitlement when you are not ready, walk away from him. If he says terrible, unforgivable things and threatens to leave you after every argument, walk away from him. If he forbids you from doing anything you love, walk away from him. If he claims ownership of your accomplishments, walk away from him. If he demeans you or disrespects your being a girl and refuses to stop when you tell him it hurts, walk away from him.

I cannot stress this enough, you live for yourself first. He is a secondary character in the story of your life. Do not allow him to turn you into a secondary character in your own book."

Easier said than done? You bet.

Thursday, November 17, 2016


It has been a while since I was here last and my readers (if any) must be wondering where I had disappeared to or maybe thinking I had perhaps completed my journey on earth and now mid-way to heaven... hahaha... Well, I hope to one day in God's time, but for now I am well and still kicking.

Has been besieged by other types of social media and have pretty much been relying on Watsapp, Instagram and FB  as my form of communication to the outside world.  Blogging has therefore taken a backseat.. at least for a while though this will always remain precious.  So what's up with me?

So much and yet nothing much but will do some uploading of pictures taken during my travels lest one day memory fail.

Bayswater, London 
Sept. 2016

With friends at Liberty Island, yonder
Skyline of Manhattan, New York 
(Sept. 2016)

Near the United Nations building , New York

Washington Square, NY

Hyde Park, London

Taken in front of the hotel we stayed, a Malaysian owned hotel
Berjaya Park Hotel, London

Up close and personal Statue of Liberty, NY.

My 2 weeks visit to London and New York in September 2016 shall always remain as one of my greatest travelling experiences.  More about the trip soon.


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