17 June 2016

Kokol Farmstay

On the 5th June 2016 which is Sunday, we, the three of us (hubby, Gabriel and I) went for a short trip to Kampung Kokol. We've been there before but this year would be our first time to visit there.

The place is just like Kundasang with the cool breeze weather. Because the location is up at hills which is at a higher ground, you can see the outstanding view from up there. The Kota Kinabalu city view and the sea as well really amazing and so peaceful. Added with cool breeze, it makes you calm and peace at heart, far from the crowd and congestion in the city. I'll always amazed with this creation of God when I reached here. As if i want to be here every weekend, just sit quietly facing the view with my book and maybe updating my blog.

Few years ago, we had been to Kokol Haven Resort and Kasih Sayang Resort at Kampung Kokol. This time around, we tried out the Kokol Farmstay also located at Kampung Kokol. These three accomodations are situated not far from each other, thus you'll not loss or misguided to somewhere.

The Kokol Farmstay rate is around RM120-Rm180 per night. It's a 2 storey homestay with cafe and bbq facilities and meeting room as well. We've never been staying here, perhaps someday not just a day trip. Could bring other family members as well to stay here.

So, let photos do the talking. 

That is all for now. Thank you for stopping by here. See you again in my next post. Till then have a great weekend. Oh ya, to those who haven't been to this place, perhaps this weekend would be nice for a day trip. 

God bless!

16 June 2016

Autism Awareness - Part 2

As i mentioned in previous post, this entry would be the part where we joined the 7km Autism Fun Run which was organized by Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang and Rojak Runners. The fun run took place at Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang on 24th April 2016.

The run started at 6.30pm. We were very excited for the run. We got finisher medals, each of us including our beloved boy who is only 4 years old.

It was really a memorable run as it was the first medal for our son Gabriel and for me too. Daddy is a runner and a swimmer since he was in primary school. I hope Gabriel will follow daddy's footstep.

We had fun and of course will join another fun run in the future. 

Here are some of our photo collections:-

 Gabriel and daddy..

 Gabriel is very excited to run along in the crowd..

 All blue.. Support Autism Run!

 At KM1. We managed to stop by for a picture.

 Meet few friends in the run..So happy!

 Another friend.. :)

 At the finishing line.Yeay! We made it!

Thank you for stopping by here in my post.
See you again in my next post. 
Till then have a great day! 

19 May 2016

Autism Awareness Month - Part 1

Last month which is April 2016, was the month of Autism Awareness. Hubby and I decided to join some event that related to this Autism thingy to show our support.

We joined the Walk for Autism on 2nd April 2016 and 7km Autism Fun Run on 24th April 2016.

The Walk for Autism was held at Perdana Park Tanjung Aru. This was our first time event. We haven't join any event like this before. So we brought Gabriel together in this event, our one and only son. I was amazed that he had fun while walking together with the crowd. No tantrum or cranky. Just being himself, a happy-go-lucky boy. We're so blessed to have a son like him, because he is so special to us. 

The route was from Perdana Park and up to Plaza Tanjung Aru, to the Balai Polis Tanjung Aru, up to SM La salle School and SM Stella Maris Tanjung Aru, Dewan La Salle and walk again all the way until we reach at Perdana Park again. 

We are so proud with our lil boy. He could walk all the way until the finishing line without asking for a carry to his daddy. He even ran towards the finishing line. The walk took about 1 hour long and it was about 3km route (i wasn't really sure how long the route cause they didn't mention it while we registered ).

So here are some of the photos captured during the event. 

Gabriel is so excited ! :)

I stumbled upon a long lost friend, Adelene. She was my ex-classmate during primary school somewhere in 1988-1993.

 Just right before the walk, wefie together! :)

Our Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj Aman launching the event.

Like Daddy Like Son.. :)

Just right after the walk. So thirsty.. :)

Gabriel meet his teacher here. Teacher Billy.. 

All blue.. The blue spirit.. Thumbs up to all the participants.

A memorable photo at the finishing line.. All wet with sweat.. :) 

Thank you for reading this post. I'll continue with the Part 2 post soon. The part where we joined the 7km Autism Fun Run at Bukit Padang. 

Till then, have a great week ahead. GOD BLESS!

05 February 2016

Banana Oat Cookies

Hi all,

Yesterday i felt like want to bake something. Yes, my baking mood is here again. So i come across this super easy recipe. Super easy and yet a healthy snack. You only need 2 ingredients to make this. No flour, no sugar and no butter.

Banana Oat Cookies Recipe:-

2 Banana
1 Medium Bowl of Oatmeal


Mix the bananas with oatmeal until fully combined. Spoon to a tray with a small round shape (the shape depends on you, i like round shape cause it easy to make). 

Bake at 180 degree celcius for 15 - 20 minutes.

Super easy, right?  And taste good too. 
So, give a try. :)

I Once Fall But Rise Up Again (Part 2)

Hi how are you all today?.. It's Friday and the Chinese New Year celebration is just around the corner. Wishing all to the Chinese celebrating Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai. I'm sure most of you are in holiday mood especially those who celebrating will do some shopping for the festive season. Shopping for new Cheongsams, Mandarin Oranges, CNY decos and so on, am i right?.. :)

We are so lucky here in Malaysia with the diversity of races, there are a lot of public holiday and festivals to be celebrated in a year. I love Christmas Day not only because it's an obligation as a Christian, but because of the surroundings and family gatherings, Hari Raya Aidilfitri i love the food especially at Bazaar Ramadan, Chinese New Year with its Angpows, Mandarin Oranges and its traditional cakes. We are so blessed in Malaysia, right? :)

Well, to continue my story from the previous post. Most of friends were asking me, what happened actually?.. What's the cause?.. 

So, to clarify those questions. It was actually, i mean I can say that it's all in God's hand. God controls everything. I have come to the fact that, maybe this is a plan that God has granted us to remind us about something in life. To teach me and my husband about something in life that we haven't discover before. This was our 1st experience although i have experienced miscarriage in my 8 weeks of pregnancy in 2008. It was my first pregnancy. Which we named the baby, Andrea. 

Baby Gloria, which we named our beautiful princess was born sleeping last year. It was at my 25 weeks of pregnancy. 

We were just arrived in Ranau on Monday, 25 May 2015, after spending the weekend in KK. We had been doing a lot of travelling from Ranau to KK this time around because most of our things to settled are in KK. I was very tired with the travelling but I let my mouth shut. Because hubby was too busy with his work and at the same time he was too busy too to find a gas cylinder at that time. There was no shop selling gas cylinders unless you want to change with another empty one. To the fact that we just moved to Ranau, we have to get a new one. It was a hard time for us to find a gas cylinder, so we decided to find in KK instead.

And on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, as i woke up early in the morning, I felt empty. I did not feel the baby is moving. She just like stagnant there. I told hubby and he said maybe she's sleeping. But deep inside my heart, there is something wrong because i felt so empty as if i don't connected with this baby. I don't feel the bond anymore. Feels like i am not pregnant anymore.

On the next day, i still did not feel the baby kicking and i decided to go to clinic for an ultrasound scan. Unfortunately, hubby was not in nearby town, he went outstation far from our rental house. So, we went for ultrasound on the next day.

The doctor broke the sad news, there's no heartbeat. He repeated, there's no heartbeat anymore. I don't believe it at first. The doctor said, placenta is still intact and the baby looks find in the ultrasound scan but the heartbeat just stopped. I was like, my world has turn dark. Feels like my heart stop beating. I burst to tears the moment i went out from the doctor's room and i still remember hubby gave his shoulder to me to lean on, to cry on like a little girl.

As we back to our rental house, hubby packed things right away as he said let me stay in the car with Gabriel, and he'll do the packing. We decided to drive back to KK right away to meet my gynae, Dr Ramesh at JMC. I went out from the car and entered the house cause hubby is taking too long for packing, and for the first time ever i saw hubby stand still there and shed tears, i hugged him from behind and we cry together. :(

I delivered safely on 4th June 2015. She was so beautiful and cute. Gloria Isabel R. Makulim, so precious and yet God loves her more. You will be always remembered my dear baby Gloria. Mummy and Daddy will always remember you, love you and praying for you and your big sister, Andrea. Don't forget to pray for Mummy, Daddy and your brother Gabriel too okay. Please tell Lord Jesus to take care of us and may one fine day we will meet again. :)

03 February 2016

I Once Fall But Rise Up Again (Part 1)

Hi all, 
This would my first post in 2016. So many things happened lately that i haven’t update here for so long since October last year. I went silent to keep myself some space and to reflect all the things that happened in my life. I am grateful that God has granted me strength to face that difficult moments. And to my husband who always been there through my dark time, and to my little boy, Gabriel. He is the pillar of my life. 

I was deep in sorrow. We have lost a baby girl in June 4th 2015. My life has been upside down since then. I questioned God over and over again, the universe, the surrounding, why this had to happened to me? Why me?.. The questions remain unanswered until the very end of the year 2015 in which i climbed up again after i fell down to the lowest point of my life. I shut all things including social medias, I refused to communicate with anyone, i shed tears for 3 days, weeks and months. Until at some point, postpartum depression attacked me. 

In the meantime, we were so busy to move to Ranau. My husband has been sent to work station in Ranau, so Gabriel and I followed him. So, there in Ranau I remain silent, trying to calm myself, praying everyday so that God granted me huge strength to face the coming days.

The year 2015 was the toughest year for us. We've been through couple of sadness moments and a little out of track in our financial. 

However, above all that, Prayer is the most powerful thing to do. I can see that God is working in my life, in our life. That God never leaves me, He walks with me and teaches me about the strength that once hidden in me. It reveals like never before and to remind me there are 2 Angels up there watching over me, my husband and Gabriel.

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