Tuesday, August 26, 2014 

Where has all the blogger gone?

Simply like myself, most of my friends who used to blog had been neglecting their pages and didn't update their journal. Oh yes! Could be probabled there are more fanciful methods of writing . Blame the Instagram, facebook, etc? Somehow though, I still find blogging is still the best method to writing stories and sharing experiences and encounters that are happening around me. And for that reason I have been appearing here quite often lately.

A saying for today:


Saturday, July 26, 2014 

Another long Weekend

It's a sunny day today and it has been very hot for the last few weeks. I don't mind, I love the sun. Sunny days are great day for drying out the clothes, doing gardening and swimming, right? Also, it is grea day to air out the quilts, pillows and cushions and I'm hoping to do just that. 
Today is a great day to do a little bit of sewing too. It's a long weekend for us here in Malaysia with the Muslim Hari Raya festival just round the corner. The sighting of the moon will be tonight and most probably the Eid Mubarak will fall on Sunday.

To all Muslim friends, here is wishing you and yours a Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Let us on this joyful day keep in our prayers those who perished in the recent air crash MH17 and disappearance of MH370. We also pray for those who were affected in one way or another by other air casualties. God rest the souls of our dearly departed. Amen.

Sunday, December 29, 2013 

Where has the month gone?

As we count the days until New Year arrives, we make our lists of "my resolution for the new year". My many to-do lists are a plenty and I am just hoping I can get myself organize and on track.

Year 2013 has its good and bad, be it the world endless political crisis, the unpredictable catastrophes and wraths of Mother Nature, the global warming and the list just go on and on.

My 2013 Year has its up and downs, however I must say, it wasn't anything that I couldn't handle along the way. At the home front, my grand children and my whole family basically are doing well both in terms of health and success in their studies.

As for the patchwork and quilting; alas! This year I hardly touch them and I can see dust slowly accumulating on those heaps of UFOs. :) I promise myself (as often as I did), to at least complete two of the UFOs quilt tops in the next year and finish the rest of the queen-size quilt tops by adding backing to them. I fervently hope I can take some time when I am off from work in the new year to at least do a single step to complete those UFOs. God willing (and I really need His intervention)!

2 Jan 2014 is that start of school term in Malaysia and it is back to the usual routine again. I shall be reporting for duty and also the start of becoming a driver by chauffeuring my grand children to school. All three of them will be studying at the same school and that eases my daily route to and from school.

I also wanted to update my blogs as much as I can, but I didn't quite know what to post sometimes. There are so many stories to write but I just didn't know where to start, basically. Hopefully my brain works better next year and you'll see more posts then.

Oh well! Whatever and however it may turn out to be, I hope the New Year will bring good health, lots of love and peace to our home and to yours too! Happy New Year 2014 and God bless always!



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 

Christmas Creed

Christmas Greetings from our home to yours.

Christmas Creed

I believe in Jesus Christ and in the beauty of the gospel begun in Bethlehem.

I believe in the one whose spirit glorified a little town; and whose spirit still brings music to persons all over the world, in towns both large and small.

I believe in the one for whom the crowded inn could find no room, and I confess that my heart still sometimes wants to exclude Christ from my life today.

I believe in the one who the rulers of the earth ignored and the proud could never understand; whose life was among common people, whose welcome came from persons of hungry hearts.

I believe in the one who proclaimed the love of God to be invincible.

I believe in the one whose cradle was a mother’s arms, whose modest home in Nazareth had love for its only wealth, who looked at persons and made them see what God’s love saw in them, who by love brought sinners back to purity, and lifted human weakness up to meet the strength of God.

I confess my ever-lasting need of God: The need of forgiveness for our selfishness and greed, the need of new life for empty souls, the need of love for hearts grown cold.

I believe in God who gives us the best of himself. I believe in Jesus, the son of the living God, born in Bethlehem this night, for me and for the world.

- Anonymous


Saturday, August 17, 2013 

The Assumption of Mary

On this obligation day 15th August, the Assumption of Mary, I fervently ask the Virgin Mary to pray to Our Heavenly Father for the HEALTH OF BODY AND MIND of my family and all family members. Thank you Mother Mary for your intercession.

Novena Prayer

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth,you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption  above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.

From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. In honour of your Assumption into heaven I ask for this favour ("Teach me to follow your example. May my faith, hope and love turn hatred to love, conflict to peace, and death to eternal life.").

When my hour of death had come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.

Almighty, ever-living God, You raised to eternal glory the body and soul of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Your Son. Grant that our minds may always be directed heavenward and that we may deserve to share in her glory. Amen.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 

Happy New Year 2013

Sunday, December 16, 2012 

Merry Christmas 2012

Christmas Greetings from our home to yours.


Saturday, October 27, 2012 

Just where have I been?

I really felt so sorry when I think about not posting much nowadays. My days had been wicked with me I must say! I have been too busy with running errands and managing the home front thus feeling lazy at most times to sit in front of the PC to do posting.

I will write when I find the time and for now I have to let the status be idling again. Thank you for dropping  by and I wish you well and God bless always.


Sunday, April 08, 2012 

Happy Easter 2012

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,

for HIS compassions never fail.
They are NEW every morning;
GREAT is your faithfulness.
~Lamentations 3:22-23~


Friday, April 06, 2012 

Blessed Good Friday 2012

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Sunday, April 01, 2012 

Happy Palm Sunday 2012

God not only knows us, but He values us highly in spite of all He knows...
We are made in His image and He sacrificed His Son that each one of us might be one with Him.

Wishing everyone A Happy and Blessed Palm Sunday.

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Sunday, January 01, 2012 

Happy New Year 2012

A New Year's Day Poem By Charles Moir

O Thou whose glory fills the heavens,

Whose bounty clothes the earth,

To Thee a poem of thanks we raise

For blessings from our birth.

For that untiring love Thou dost,

From day to day renew,

O may it on our hearts descend

Like heaven-distilled dew.

For mercy great, unending still,

Which gave up to the grave

Thine only Son, the Sinless One,

Our sinful souls to save.

While entering on another year

Our cares on Thee we cast,

Beseeching aid in days to come

Which cheered us through the past.

That still the freedom may be ours

To kneel down in Thy sight,

And worship Thee at shut of day,

And in the morning light.

That from temptation's fatal paths

Thou turn our steps away;

And keep us from unholy thoughts

That lead the mind astray.

No more may lust of worldly wealth

Command thoughts that are thine;

Nor may we envy other's lot,

Or at our own repine.

Than all the riches earth can boast

Or gems beneath the sea,

We know the pious, humble heart,

More precious is to Thee.

How needful, then, to train our thoughts,

And fan the heavenly flame

Of faith, in the believing heart,

Triumphing o'er sin and shame

And holding by the Word, thou hast

For grace and guidance given,

Pass trough this world in holy fear,

True candidates for heaven.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011 

Merry Christmas 2011

Christmas is the celebration of the keeping of a promise...the promise that He would someday walk with us, that we might be His people and He our God... A saving promise. ~Michael Card~

My wish to each and everyone this festive season is ... May your Christmas be merry, joyful and filled with love. Let us not forget that the reason for the season is Jesus Christ, Our Saviour.

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Sunday, August 07, 2011 

My Quilting Buddies

A friend is like a shade tree

Beside a summer way.

A friend is like the sunshine

That makes a perfect day.

A friend is like a flower

That's worn close to the heart.

A friend is a treasure

With which one will not part.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 

Quick Marriages Among Young Muslim Couples in Malaysia Up Divorce Rate

Media reports indicate that the divorce rate in Malaysia is increasing, and one of the contributing factors has been put down to quickie marriages among young Muslim couples. According to statistics, about 50 percent of registered marriages in the state of Sarawak ended up in divorce.Read more: Quick Marriages Among Young Muslim Couples in Malaysia Up Divorce Rate

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Saturday, January 01, 2011 

Auld Lang Syne...Welcoming Year 2011

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth. ~ Martin Luther.
Wishing Everyone Happy New Year 2011.

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Friday, December 03, 2010 

Merry Christmas 2010

Sorry that I have been so long in posting but life seems to be getting in the way. I've been busy at home front looking after my grand children (as always) when they come over to stay at my house. There's also the youngest of them all that I basically take full time caring for when his dad is on a duty roster of 4 weeks offshore and 2 weeks onshore.
Quilting has also kept me busy for the whole year through! My group had made 3 appliqué wall hangings, that is, Bookshelf, Fruit Basket, Sun Bonnet Sue and 1 sampler blocks wall hanging. We were all very pleased with our success and looking forward to continue our sewing meet some time before year end or probably in the New Year 2011.
And it was only just for the last 3 weeks or so that we have not met or worked on our projects because everyone is busy with their own self. There’s the SPM and STPM examination that some of our children have to sit for and the school holiday has just started so this is the right time of the year to take a short holiday break with the family.
The only thing that didn't go well with my quilting was that my new sewing machine gave up on me. It broke down before I actually get to fully utilised it. So, I am going to send it back to the vendor in NZ and get a new replacement since the warranty is still valid.

At this moment of time, it boggles even my mind how I have to juggle the time between my career and my home routine, basically. As I get older it actually gets harder and harder to keep in pace with managing the house works, the family and my own private life!

Now with the festive season just round the corner, what have I done so far? The house is still in a mess; kids’ toys laying everywhere, books and pencils, empty milk bottles and drink cartons left on top of tables and chairs and these are the mess at “floor level”. Looking up at “ceiling level” there’s teeny-weeny little spiders happily expanding their over-hanging houses! I got to move them out of my house, that’s for sure!

Well, what the heck! As I looked longer at the mess my grandkids made, I said “Ah! Never mind that. After all the kids are happy and no one complained." And that’s the best part of it. LOL!
That said, I think I’m surely going to be pretty busy sorting out and cleaning up the mess later on and I have no idea how I’m going to get started. I’ll leave that wishful thinking to later. It’s still 3 weeks to Christmas Day so hopefully as the days near I might be lucky to have my sisters helping me with my Christmas preparations LOL! After all, theirs is already all preened and shined since November 2010!!

Well, before the closing of the year I just want to thank you all for reading my blog over the past years although you may be disappointed by finding that my blogs have not progress much. It still means so much to me, especially I know that you supported me virtually and I feel blessed.
Life is good and I wish it will stay that way always.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas 2010 blessed with good health, happiness and everything nice.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 

Do Everything Without Complaining

Blaming others for the pain we feel each time someone fails to live up to our expectations is no different than burning our tongue on coffee that's too hot to swallow, and then calling our cup an idiot!

~ Do everything without complaining.. ~ Philippians 2:14


Saturday, April 03, 2010 

Prayer to The Shoulder Wound of Christ

O Loving Jesus, Meek Lamb of God,
I miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross,
which so tore Thy flesh and laid bare Thy bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body.
I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful;
I praise and glorify Thee,
and give Thee thanks for the most sacred and painful Wound,
beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

Imprimatur: Thomas D. Beven (Bishop of Sprinfield).

It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering, and Our Lord answered: "I had My Shoulder,which I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievious Wound, which was more painful than the others, which is not recorded by men. Honor this wound with thy dev0tion, I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins, and will no longer remember their mortal sins".
~O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trustieth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear them. ~ Psalm 34, 8-9

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Saturday, March 20, 2010 

Listening Laughing Loving

I know I have not been posting much, however I had been reading friends’ blog on a regular basis. I miss writing in my own blogs, but alas, I just couldn't set aside enough time for doing just that.

In the meantime, here's a simple poet I came across from the Internet and I dedicate this poem with glad feelings to everyone!
Each day we struggle to keep up with our daily lives,
We have families and jobs and responsibilities we must stay on top of,
People depend on us.
There are "things that need to get done".
Stop. Take a breath.
And just old one one darn second!
In the moment of time it will take you to read this, you could:
Send an email to friend you haven't had time to catch up with;
Make a phone call just to say, "I love you!"
"I hope you have a wonderful day!".
Hug that precious "baby".
Say a prayer of thanks for all you have.
Give yourself a pat on the back in appreciation for all YOU do.
Maybe we don't always remember to take a minute for the "little things".
Life is short, and the lawn will continue to grow well after we're no longer around to mow it.
There will always be bills to pay, mouths to feed, laundry, windows and cars to wash.
Those that care about us won't sit around "the old camp fire" and reminisce about ability to multi-task better than the rest or our taskmaster greatness.
Hopefully they will remember us by the time we spent:
Listening, Laughing and Loving.
Wishing all is well with whatever you are doing now and I wish myself a "not too busy days" to come!
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you". Psalm 55:22 NKJV

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Friday, January 01, 2010 

Happy New Year 2010

Wishing all my dear friends far and near
A Happy New Year 2010!
Let's welcome the new year Peace in Your Heart, Health in Your Body, Wealth in Your Life, Joy in Your Home and Hope in Everything Beautiful.
~Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also rest in hope.~ Psalm 16:9

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Friday, September 25, 2009 


Hurray! It's Friday! So dear girlfriends out there, what's plan? Let's rock to country music at the same ole' boring yet outrageous pub... The O O ???

Alcohol&Drugs Myspace Comments

LOL! Sorry Girlfriends... I'm taking a break from consuming too much "booze" this week and instead drown myself in the world of my grandkids and family! Wishing you have an enjoyable and fun weekends. Get wild, however be good. :)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2009

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Wishing All My Muslim Friends Wherever You May Be..
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Ma'af Zahir dan Batin

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 

Who Belongs In Your Life?

“Where you go I will go.” Ruth 1:16 NIV

Ruth told Naomi, “Where you go I will go”.

You can spend your life anywhere with anybody doing anything, then suddenly meet someone and sense that there is a connection between you. In my case, it’s the opposite.

Sometimes in life it is a tough decision to let go of someone or something that is so precious and has been with you all the days of your life.

However, I got to say goodbye and watch a piece of me leaving. Now his leaving didn’t make him a bad person; it just meant his part in the story was over. No matter how much I plead, this person has to go. I’ve got to learn to recognise when somebody’s part in my story is over, otherwise I’ll just keep trying to raise the dead.

Acknowledge when something is over. If God means you to have it, He’ll give it to you. If you’ve tried to make it work and it hasn’t, accept His will in the matter.

Yes, I got to get up, go for a walk, buy myself a new outfit, treat myself to a good meal; start living again! I can never beg for anyone to stay with me against his or her will. Their leaving is no accident; it just means God has something better in store for me (and possibly them too), so I trust Him and I’m moving on.

“You gain through your pain.” Another chapter of my life has just begun.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009 

Daily Bread

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15 : 5 - 6.


Thursday, May 28, 2009 

Fiftieth Milestone Happy Birthday Poem

It's my birthday today and I am choosing a poem to greet me on this beautiful birth day.

The Sunlight Is as Passionate as Flowers

The sunlight is as passionate as flowers, bordering the sidewalk of a song.
Clouds shape its golden apertures for hours, shifting with each breeze that comes along.
The day becomes a mustard-colored sunbeam falling through the window of your smile.
Mystical sensations, headed downstream, sit upon your windowsill awhile.
How beautifully the choir of the mountains sings to its rapt audience of blue!
As dancing down a corridor of fountains, we toss in coins and make this wish for you:
Long may you love the loveliness of Earth and celebrate with joy your day of birth.
"What I do today is important because I'm exchanging a day of my life for it."
~So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.~ Psalm 90:12

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a poem I especially dedicate to my dear Mother.
I want to thank you Mother,
For your patience,
Your encouragement,
Your strength,
Your generosity,
Your unswerving love,
And for those six little words that help me through so many trying times,
…”because I said so, that’s why”…
Wishing you all the love and happiness you so richly deserve!

Happy Mother’s Day
"A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done." - Author Unknown


Sunday, April 19, 2009 


Who is the cartoonist you like best? I’ve always enjoyed The Peanuts comics written by cartoonist Charlie Brown from my early teenage years until today. The contents are very much “facts of life” and the different behavioral of each characters always bring smiles and laughter to me.I’m also a fan our very own Malaysia’s famous cartoonist, LAT. Have you heard of him or came across his comic books? Well, his real name is Datuk Mohammed Nor Khalid, better known as LAT. Now, LAT also talks about “facts of life” and his Kampung Boy comics spice up my life. :)When the sales of his first comic hit the market, I was one of those “crazy” groups of young adults who would spend “extravagantly” just so I possessed a copy for keepsakes! I prefer those strips written in English to that in Bahasa Malaysia. However, my children enjoy the Bahasa Malaysia versions, thus we have 2 of each kinds. Nowadays there is no need to go for hardcover copies since you can easily read his articles from the Internet.If you are interested to know more about our “Kampung Boy”, here is the link. Happy surfing and hopefully the content and moral of the story enhance your already beautiful life.Thank you LAT for you!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009 

Happy Easter 2009

Wishing everyone Happy Easter. Here's sharing with you an extract of a sermon about the message of Easter.

" On this greatest day of the year, all fasting and somber thoughts are banished. As St. John Chrysostom announces in this famous Easter sermon, all are invited to the feast: "Let all then enter the joy of Our Lord!Both the first and the last, and those who come after, enjoy your reward!Rich and poor, dance with one another, sober and slothful, celebrate the day.Those who have kept the fast and those who have not, rejoice today, for the table is richly spread.Fare royally upon it-the calf is a fatted one.Let no one go away hungry.All of you, enjoy the banquet of faith!All enjoy the riches of His goodness.Let no one cry over his poverty, for the universal Kingdom has appeared!Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again, for forgiveness has risen from the grave.Let none fear death, for the death of our Savior has set us free.He has destroyed it by enduring it.He spoiled the power of hell when he descended thereto.Isaiah foretold this when he cried, 'Death has been frustrated in meeting him below!'It is frustrated, for it is destroyed.It is frustrated, for it is annihilated.It is frustrated, for now it is made captive.For it grabbed a body and discovered God.It took earth and behold! It encountered Heaven.It took what was visible, and was overcome by what was invisible.O Death, where is your sting?O Death, where is your victory?Christ is risen, and the demons are cast down.Christ is risen, and life is set free.Christ is risen, and the tomb is emptied of the dead.For Christ, having risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits for those who sleep.to Him be glory and power forever and ever!Amen. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Be Transformed by Easter
Source: Catholic.org


Thursday, April 02, 2009 

Glitz At 50

There’s no need to suffer those “Eek! I’m getting older” birthday blues. Sure you’re a year older, but you’ll soon discover your life is getting better.

This year in May, I’m in for a birthday treat! This month will be a month of important milestones, as I will be turning 50 years old and also I may have some storms to weather. There’s my youngest son’s rocky marriage to give a thought about and of course the economy downturn.

Well, with these changes I won’t want to think negative but as life progresses, I’ll learn their value. The best way to handle everything is to relax and view whatever happens as destiny working on one’s behalf!

So, I’m going to forget about keeping to my usual routine. It’s time to free myself of guilt and live for the moment – each day as it comes. Life is short so better head off to the shops, pamper myself, buy myself a fantastic birthday present and have enjoyable and quality time with close friends and family members. After all, I’ve worked hard and I deserve it!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 

Happy Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox

Wishing you a Prosperous and Happy Chinese New Year

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  • From Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • A Mirian, mother, grandmother and career woman. Enjoy an ideal and simple lifestyle complete with tastefully good home and beautiful family. To R&R, I like socializing and clubbing with down-to-earth friends. Good company is an aroma in everyday life!
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