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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Tuesday, 27 October 1987

Hong Kong 1987 - The Fragrant Harbour...

"The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart..." - Thich Nhat Hanh

(Shopping spree at Stanley Market)

Hong Kong
(26 -29 October, 1987)

This trip was made after a 2-week seminar with the Long Term Credit Bank in Tokyo. We had a fun time shopping at Stanley Market and visiting some of the attractions around town...

(The floating restaurant)
(Watching the light show)
(My feet is hurting)

With its magnificent harbour, steep peak and surrounding islands, Hong Kong is one of the world's more geographically interesting cities. The territory's 1084 sq km is divided into four main areas - Hong Kong Island , Kowloon, the New Territories and Outlying Islands.Victoria Harbour is Hong Kong's densely populated area, with most of the urban areas lining the northern or southern shores. Originally about one mile wide, the harbour is squeezed by reclamation on both sides.

(The two of us)

Looking back on what we've been through,
i couldn't have done it without you.
highs and lows, slow and fast,
we took everything that fate could cast.
We have said all along that we will last

Those that said we had no chance,
accept that what we have is true romance
So here's to us we'll make it through
apart from the odd hiccup or two

but we will cope from now on
because our love is still so strong.

Wednesday, 21 October 1987

Kyoto, Japan 1987 - The Imperial Capital...

"Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it..." - Ted Williams

(18 - 19 October 1987)

The participants for the Long Term Credit Bank Seminar had a chance to visit Kyoto for the weekend. We visited shrines, temples and other interesting places and attended a cultural show.

Kyoto, known as Heiankyo and Miyako in the medieval period, was founded in 793. Like previous Japanese capitals, it was originally laid out in a grid pattern derived from China. Civil wars, especially that between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the 12th century and the nin war, caused great destruction in the capital, and it has been periodically ravaged by fire, most recently in 1864, when almost 80 of the city was laid waste. Although the shogunate was at times based elsewhere, Kyoto remained the seat of the imperial court until the Meiji Restoration in 1868, and is still a major cultural centre.

The Imperial Capital of Japan for a thousand years until it moved to Tokyo in the 19th century, Kyoto is a beautiful city if you can ignore the modern centre. Walking the quiet back streets is fascinating, there's an ancient temple or walled garden around every corner and even a few Maiko - ornately dressed young Geisha - around the Gion and Pontocho districts in the evenings.

(Kiyomizu Temple)

All You who Sleep Tonight

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

'Know that you aren't alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

-(Vikram Seth)-

Tuesday, 13 October 1987

Tokyo, Japan 1987 - The Land of the Rising Sun...

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams..." - Eleanor Roosevelt

I was in Tokyo for a 2-week seminar at The Long Term Credit Bank. We stayed at the Palace Hotel, Tokyo and went for a tour of Kyoto on the weekend. Hubby came after the seminar. We spent a few days in Tokyo visiting interesting places like Mt Fuji, Lake Hakone and the Disney Land. Later we spent a week holiday in Hong Kong!

(13 - 26 October 1987)

(Beautiful autumn leaves)

For decades Tokyo was visited mainly by businessmen and women, connected with Japan's booming electronics and car manufacturing industries. Today, more and more people are coming to this huge, exciting megalopolis in order to enjoy its vast array of attractions and to experience a little of the almost 'other-worldly' culture which Japan offers visitors from overseas.

(Raining cats and dogs)

Tokyo's infinite charms include temples, palaces and gorgeous, intricate gardens as well as a nightlife second to none. As for shopping, Tokyo is world famous for its boundless variety of shops and stores. Visitors in spring can enjoy the special bonus of seeing the fabulous cherry blossoms that attract vast crowds to the city parks. But a trip to Tokyo, at any time, is guaranteed to be a profoundly interesting and enjoyable experience.

(Palace Hotel, Tokyo)

Tears from my eyes

If the tears from my eyes,
could fall upon you,
they would cry for me,
as i do for you,
They would look into my eyes,
and give me a kiss to hold inside,
for then i would plant my lips upon you,
for our love forever,
remains so true.