29 May 2009

Where is the Love?

I read the the star online yesterday morning. How could a mother do this to her son? This is so cruel act. The child is only 5 years old and did not know anything about the real world. I understand that the mother is divorced, experiencing a painful life and being pressured from her current condition, but this is not an excused..there is no right for her to abuse her son. God gives us the precious life and make us to take full responsibility to take care this gift with a special way, love, care and tender. I hope there is right action towards those who dare to let their child suffer from abuse. In this case, she as a mother should be the protector and taking care of her own son, but instead of that she abused her son till there is no barely a spot of her son’s body that had no scars.

These are photos from The Star Online..
Full story, please view at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/28/nation/3996661&sec=nation

28 May 2009

Memories January 2008

It was January 2008. Just several weeks after my wedding party. I and my husband went for a trip with his family at Genting Highland. Yes.. it’s not a honeymoon vacation but a family trip. We went there for a week. Few days before to Genting Highland, we stayed in Kuala Lumpur at Bukit Bintang area. This Bukit Bintang area was really busy place. The stalls and shops were open all day along. Even at midnight there were still many people at the stalls hanging around and taking supper. We stayed at Imperial Hotel for few days but I still remember at the first day, there was a problem with the water supply. I felt very upset. We came far away all along from KK and found out this problem happened in the middle of KL city. But thank God, we stayed there just for few days and the enjoyment at Genting Highland really made me forgot this entire water supply problem. We stayed at First World Hotel,Genting Highland for 4 days 3 nights.

I’d been to Genting Highland before, but didn’t have any change to play along all the games at the theme park. At this time, I and my husband enjoyed our trip by playing all those games at indoor and outdoor. We really didn’t want to lost our chance while we there. So, we tried the mary-go-round, flying-coaster, roller coaster and etc. But of all the games, I really don’t dare to try this one type of game. Really don’t have gut to try it anymore. The what they called it “space shot” (something like that, forgot already hehe..). I tried it once and…wahhh… it was like my heart been thrown away from my body. Imagine when you are up there at about 15 - 20 meters high at the sky or might be more than that, then been pushed down with high intensity opposing the gravity pressure, wow…feels like…heart attack…!!! And I am sure, for them who ever tried it for the first time must be felt the same.

Overall the trip was really fun and interesting. It still fresh in my mind. For those who wants informations and promotion updates about Genting Highland, please take a look at this website

These are the photos taken during out trip in Genting Highland.

View taken from the 23rd floor, First World Hotel.

Still, view taken from the 23rd floor.

My husband at the hotel lobby.

Me at the outdoor theme park. Behind is the flying coaster.

Behind us the colourful First World Hotel building.

With family members at the shopping complex.

27 May 2009

Tips on How to Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary

Cherish your moment together..

Need tips to celebrate your wedding anniversary this year?.. yes, it’s a wonderful thing to do. This would be worth to prolong relationship between you and your husband/wife. Let the feeling of appreciation rise between you. Show your love, care and appreciation to your spouse. Marriage is a wonderful thing, complicated and need commitment between two individuals. This relationship should be remembered and be treasured no matter for how many years your marriage is. Be proud for the effort and love that both you preserve for years and hope your marriage will last. Marriage bond will be getting stronger from year to year as you try to work it out together, to make it a successful and a blissful relationship. Good luck.. ;)

These are the tips on how to celebrate your wedding anniversary this year which I got it from internet source not long ago. I hope this will help and I’m really glad to share these to all of you. It’s worth to try.. ;)

Go for vacation
It such a long time you both have never gone for a vacation. Take a break. Apply for a week’s leave. Sit down together and discuss where to go. But, please, no fighting over the decision of the place to go. Think of a place that you both like to go. List down of all the places in a piece of paper and don’t forget about the budget. Going for a vacation is not meant to be broke after coming back from the vacation. The kids? What about the kids? There are two solutions. Whether you leave them behind with someone you trust, such as your parents or your in-laws or you take them along. But, beware. You both might be very tired after the vacation with the kids.

Do fun activities together
Is there an activity that you both love doing it together but don’t have the time? Activity such as, cycling, hiking, camping, riding on a hot air balloon, boating, riding horses or even going to movie together. If yes, this is the time. Take a leave and off you go, please. You will realize there is so much of missing moments between both of you.

Dine out or specially cook
If you both can’t take leave, celebrate it romantically with candle light dinner either at your favorite restaurant or at home. If you are to celebrate at home, cook something special. Talking about cooking something special, wife do you still remember what was your 1st cooking after you got married? An over cooked meal with a burned fish? Perhaps you can still cook the dish but give it a slight better cooking this time. Ask your husband, “Do you still remember my 1st cooking for you?” Let’s hear his answer then. The situation might also be vice versa, where the husband was the one who cooked 1st time after got married.
If you choose to have outside dinner, I would suggest that you both go to the first dining restaurant that you went for your dating last time. It will bring back nostalgia to both of you.

Drop a special note
On the day of the anniversary, husband, leave a note on the dressing table or on the bath room mirror or stick it at the refrigerator before you go to work. A simple note saying that, “Honey, I love you. Thanks for being me after all these years.” Well, you can compose a better love notes than I am. If you find hard to compose one, get a book on love notes from amazon.com or barnesandnobles.com. Or, take a lyric from a love song that you both enjoy listening.

Traditional gifts
Husband, if you are planning to give a traditional gift for your wife such as flowers, please put an add-on to it. You can combine flowers with chocolate; flowers with keepsake box; flowers with ticket to movie show; flowers with aromatherapy massage oil or flowers with jewelry. Wife, if you are planning to give a gift for your husband, perhaps you can get him a set of toiletries of his favorite designer fragrances, a new shirt with his favorite color, tickets to his favorite sports event or gifts that are related to his hobby. Not another socks, ties, undergarment please.

Seeds of Love
Husband/wife, your spouse enjoys gardening. Choose few packets of vegetables seeds or flower seeds of her/his favorite selection and wrap it in a pot where the plant going to be plant. Write down a note saying that “Let’s plant together our Seeds of Love and let our love grow each minute, each day, each week, each month and years”. (Our note is just an example. You can compose a better one that ours.) And, do plant the seeds together. Choose a special moment for both of you to plant it.

Create “Do You Still Remember This Moment?” Scrapbook
Do you have a memorable photo apart from your wedding photo? A long time vacation photo, a birthday photo, any photo which the event was a memorable one. Pick as much photos as you can and start doing your “Do You Still Remember This Moment?” scrapbook. With this type of creative memory scrapbooks, memories come back to life when the books are viewed. Pictures make more sense as they are paired with words or laid out in an organized fashion. Reliving moments preserved in the scrapbooks could be a good way to keep family ties and strengthen bonds. Additionally, well kept books could serve as heirlooms that would keep a family’s legacy throughout the coming generations.

The renewal of vows
The renewal of vows is a ceremony where a couple relives their commitment and vows to reaffirm their love and devotion to one another. The couple can set a date that will coincide with the date they celebrated their original wedding. Many couples prefer to renew their vows on the exact date of the 10th, 20th, 25th, or 50th anniversary of their wedding. These are significant dates that they cherish, despite the trials in life as married couples. It is also important and significant to many couples who wish to celebrate their marriage with their families and friends. This celebration is very significant to many couples because they would once again affirm their commitment be unified with love.

Time is a luxury that people do not have. There are things that are beyond the control of people that are unforeseen which happen in the blink of an eye. The best thing to do is spend quality time together no matter how short or long, making each other feel loved and special at all times, even though if it is not yet your anniversary day to celebrate.

Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Rose_Ida_Taharim

24 May 2009

Happy Kaamatan

May is the month of “ Pesta Kaamatan” or Harvest Festival. This is an annual event which is celebrated by Kadazandusun ethnic here in Sabah, Malaysia. The celebration always consists of traditional dance, traditional games, traditional songs and famous of all is its beauty pageant competition called as “Unduk Ngadau” in Kadazandusun language. This is the month of thanksgiving for their success in harvesting their crop.

I want to take this opportunity to wish “Kotobian Tadau Tagazo do Kaamatan” to all Kadazandusun.. ;)

23 May 2009

Lorenza and Claren's Big Day

These photos were taken during October 2008. My long lost friend, Lorenza invited me to her wedding reception at her house at Kg. Kolopis,Penampang. Such an honor invited to her wedding. It’s been a long time till we meet again. We were classmates during primary school. If not mistaken, it was when we were standard 3 or 4 then. I am happy invited to her wedding reception. It was such a simple but pleasant ceremony.

These photos taken by me and as my hobby is editing photos, here are the outcome..
Hope you'll enjoy.. ;)

22 May 2009

If Life is a Game, These are the Rules

Yes… it’s a book titled “If Life is a Game, These are the Rules”. by Cherie Carter-Scott,Ph.D.
I bought this book last Saturday from Harris Bookstore in One Borneo, KK. Still didn’t finish read it yet but I would like to share some of the lesson from this book. As I read this book from the beginning, it inspires me about life and really motivates myself to see what life is about. This book is really great. It teaches us the rules of being human so that we can conquer life’s challenges and manage its unpredictable ups and downs. According to the writer, there are no mistakes in life, only lessons that are repeated.

As stated in the book, these are the Ten Rules For Being Human,

1. You will receive a body.
2. You will be presented with lessons.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
4. Lessons are repeated until learned.
5. Learning does not end.
6. “There” is no better than “Here”.
7. Others are only mirrors of you.
8. What you make of your life is up to you.
9. All the answer lies inside you.
10. You will forget all of this at birth.

Some of the words that really inspire me and I hope these will inspire to you dear readers as well.

  • Remind yourself that you are here to learn lessons.
  • Be present with your process. Pay attention to what you are experiencing.
  • Be diligent with actions which enable you to get the lessons presented to you.
  • Ask for answers and you shall receive them.
  • Listen with an open heart.
  • Explore all options.
  • See your judgment as a mirror.
  • View each crisis as an opportunity.
  • Trust yourself.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Look within yourself, to your higher self, for guidance on all your choices.
  • Extend compassion to yourself.
  • Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons.
  • Love yourself, trust your choices and everything is possible.

20 May 2009

Latest Traditional Food Obsession

It started when I was in Tambunan last month attended a religious program there. One woman which I assumed originated from Tambunan, brought this traditional dish which our Sabahan people called it “Tuhau”. I saw they ate the “ Tuhau” together with rice and other food. Looks like delicious. I heard everybody said delicious. Wahhh..temptation is there.. really want to try it.. That’s what all the people there said it as appetizer.

I went back to KK and been stucked in mind to find out the taste of “Tuhau”. Tuhau is actually a type of pickled vegetable. I don’t know how do they make it, but I know this dish since I was small, at age 9 or 10. Due to its strong smell, most people especially new generations here in Sabah really don’t dare to try this food as i did since i was small. My aunt once asked me to try it, but I can't stand the smell..

Finally......!! Last Sunday I managed to try this dish. It was from the charity bazaar at the church hall. As I saw it, without second thought, grab it and paid. Wahhhh..the smell..can’t tell how it feels like.. but....definitely, the taste is soooo good. Can't resist to take it over and over again.. True, it can rise up your appetite and really great to take together with rice.. Even my husband whom I have known for so long, he never eats traditional dishes because of their smell and sour tastes, but this time is really different. It’s the magical of “ Tuhau”.. hahaha.. :) Deep in my heart feels so happy because finally my husband can accept one of traditional food here in Sabah...

Here are some taken photos.

10 May 2009

Appreciation for Mothers..

To all mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day............!! This is the celebration to appreciate to all mothers for their love and care to their children. Mother is the most important in our life. Without mother, our life would not be complete. Appreciates your mother and be nice to her. No mothers want her son or daughter does worst in life. We should realize that mother always want the best for us.

Therefore, to all mother out there and mom to be, Happy Mother’s day... :D

And especially to my mom, thanks for being kind to me, I know you are always want the best for me, did the best for me and praying for your children. Your daughter will always appreciates you for all of her life and praying for your peace, joy, long-life and blessing from God.
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