Tuesday, November 27, 2007

HISTORICAL VISIT, FAREWELL & AWARD..

CU CHI TUNNEL
This is the site of the Cu Chi tunnels, one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War. Today it is one of the country's prime tourist attractions, part of a new industry of war tourism.

My in laws are here for 1 week, so kami pun bawak pi Cu Chi Tunnel, one of the historical site in Vietnam. FIL bekas guru, SIL pulak cikgu, memang la seronok depa mai sini. Tunnel ni panjangnya betol2 25Okm tau. Just imagine, camna la depa buat tunnel ni dengan hanya cangkul kecik sorang satu. Lubang tu pulak, asalnya ngam2 saiz budak2 ni je coz depa pun memang kecik je.. Tapi sebab dah dibuka untuk tontonan awam, kena dibesarkan saiz lubang tunnel tu. Takut pulak ada yg terlekat. Hah, nak masuk sangat..!! Depa bukak for tourist sikit je.. takde la sampai 25Okm tu, kang ada pulak yg hilang or sesat..

Keratan vertical binaan Cu Chi Tunnel.. bertingkat2 tau..

Di antara perangkap yg digunakan..

Busut bukan sebarang busut.. ini adalah air hole.. lubang udara.. nun 4O meter dalamnya..

Bersama pahlawan2 Vietcong, yg rata2 kebal semangat & wira2 nya adalah kaum wanita..

Antara heli US yg terkorban..

Antara senjata2 Vietcong yg menumpaskan America..



Reproduce bom2 America utk jadikan senjata mereka.. takde teknologi canggih pun..

Saki baki bom2 yg telah malatop.. besar nya maakkk ooii..


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FAREWELL LUNCH ORGANIZED BY
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA
AT BON MUA RESTAURANT..
~makan2 lagi..~

The Ladies..

The Guys..

More gifts for us..!!!

Steamboat u..!!!

Kids corner...
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AWARD
Zharif got this last Friday..

Marsha got this a week earlier..

Here they dont need to be so excellent in their studies, tak ada exam pun... tapi susah la jugak nak tau how well they did in the subjects etc...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

FAREWELL DINNER...

Last nite, my frens organized a "FAREWELL DINNER" for my family & 2 others who'll be leaving soon at Equatorial Hotel. Kak Maggi & family will move to Qatar and Kak Wan back to KL. Lambat pulak la kami tiba as hubby kena attend another dinner earlier at Independent Palace hosted by the company's customer. Alhamdulillah tak de la lambat sangat.. These are few shots taken during the gathering, ishh ishh geram betol tengok quality gambar ni.. Sony Cybershot ni memang nak kena trade in lah !!! Ni kira community syarikat induk & rakan2 se-kaum je kot. Kawan den ramai lagi, utara, selatan, timur & barat.. Gonna miss them so much.. Thanx guys for the wonderful dinner, makan sikit je sebab kenyang berborak bagai nak rak.. Sedih la pulak..






Thursday, November 15, 2007

WORTH READING..

Got this article via email, just to share..
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TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation. A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, 'Public Utilities Board.' There was silence. She repeated, 'PUB.' There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she Heard a lady's voice, 'Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry, I got the number from my Husband's pocket but I do not know whose number it is.' Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just 'hello' instead of 'PUB'.


NO POINTING FINGERS A man asked his father-in-law, 'Many people praised you for a successful marriage. Could you please share with me your secret?' The father-in-law answered in a smile, 'Never criticize your wife for her shortcomings or when she does something wrong. Always bear in mind that because of her shortcomings and weaknesses, she could not find a better husband than you.' We all look forward to being loved and respected. Many people are afraid of losing face. Generally, when a person makes a mistake, he would look around to find a scapegoat to point the finger at. This is the start of a war. We should always remember that when we point one finger at a person, the other four fingers are pointing at ourselves. If we forgive the others, others will ignore our mistake too.


CREATING PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS? A person visited the government matchmaker for marriage, SDU, and requested 'I am looking for a spouse. Please help me to find a suitable one.' The SDU officer said, 'Your requirements, please.' 'Oh, good looking, polite, humorous , sporty, knowledgeable, good in singing and dancing. Willing to accompany me the whole day at home during my leisure hour, if I don't go out. Telling me interesting stories when I need companion for conversation and be silent when I want to rest.' The officer listened carefully and replied, 'I understand you need television.' There is a saying that a perfect match can only be found between a blind wife and a deaf husband, because the blind wife cannot see the faults of the husband and the deaf husband cannot hear the nagging of the wife. Many couples are blind and deaf at the courting stage and dream of perpetual perfect relationship. Unfortunately, when the excitement of love wears off, they wake up a nd discover that marriage is not a bed of roses. The nightmare begins.



NO OVERPOWERING.. Many relationships fail because one party tries to overpower another, or demands too much. People in love tend to think that love will conquer all and their spouses will change the bad habits after marriage. Actually, this is not the case. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that 'It is easier to reshape a mountain or a river than a person's character.' It is not easy to change. Thus, having high expectation on changing the spouse character will cause disappointment and unpleasantness. It would be less painful to change ourselves and lower our expectations..


RIGHT SPEECH.. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that 'A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation.' Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other, we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party. A friend and her millionaire husband visited their construction site. A worker who wore a helmet saw her and shouted, 'Hi, Emily! Remember me? We used to date in the secondary school.' On the way home, her millionaire husband teased her, 'Luckily you married me. Otherwise you will be the wife of a construction worker.' She answered,'You should appreciate that you married me. Other wise, he will be the millionaire and not you.' Frequently exchanging these remarks plants the seed for a bad relationship. It's like a broken egg - cannot be reversed.



PERSONAL PERCEPTION.. Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, 'Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey? 'Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, 'The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?' Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey. Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, 'How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman.' The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, 'Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you.' Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders. It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a nar row bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river. You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future. Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..

BE PATIENT.. This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, 'Daddy, I'm sorry about your truck.' Then he asked, 'but when are my fingers going to grow back?' The father went home & committed suicide. Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge. Think first before u lose your patience with someone u love. Trucks can be repaired.. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

'Good Life starts only when you stop wanting a better One'

' Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away '

Saturday, November 10, 2007

SOME POINTS TO SHARE....


In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!
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Maya Angelou said this: "I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.''
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"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.''
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"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.''
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"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a life.''
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"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.''
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"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.''
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"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.''
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"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.''
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"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.''
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"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.''
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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Saturday, November 3, 2007

GOODBYES.....

Fuuhh... miss blogging & everyone so much.. macam2 hal la lately ni. Fyi, we are going to leave Vietnam for good soon, anytime in December. Will start a new life in Kerteh, Terengganu, insyaAllah.. Sementelaah banyak benda nak disettle, laptop and handphone pulak buat hal. Rasanya nak kena ganti baru dua2 ni, depa sedih kot tak nak balik Malaysia ni..
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Handphone tu kira panjang umor lagi, Marsha terrrrr-jatuh kan dalam kuah kacang on 1st Raya. Terjerit2 "Mum, mum your phone in the bowl." Ingat bowl kosong, rupanya dah kelemasan dalam kuah kacang dah. . Ni pon semua handphone, 2nd hand je semanjang. Asyik2 hubby je pakai yg baru, kita dapat saki baki dia je. Tak aci lah, balik ni it's gonna be my turn to get one brand new one lah pulak.
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O2 ni dah bertukar skin pon, dapat pulak yang sudah ber-calar balar, kena la sarung kan baju baru je. Since drowned in the kuah kacang, the outer body tu dah licin kena kuah tu, therefore kena la ikat dengan getah nasi lemak yang power tu. I f u notice, ada bayang2 kat skrin tu, haaaahhh tu lelemak kuah telah pun meresap ke dalam skrin. Tapi umur masih panjang, masih boleh berbakti kepada tuan dia ni. Yes, dia memang banyak berjasa. Please, don't say goodbye yet.. hang on there..
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To My Laptop..!!!!! Please dont make me wish u goodbye now..!!!! I need u so much..!! Will definitely force the IT specialist in the opis to recover & save u..!! Tak lengkap sehari without me sitting there right in front of u, spit out everything in mind to u.. u are the one & only fren that listen to me any time, any day..
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To all my frens (whom I knew & met here in Vietnam, since 1997),
wherever u are...

Thanks for staying alive & making me happy to live here..!!!

All the best in everything...!!

Will they remember me, miss me?

Forgive me for all my wrongdoings, zahir & batin..!!

Gonna cherish every moment together....

No matter where I go, happy memories that we've shared together, will always travel with me.. GOOD BYE & TAKE CARE..