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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 37 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 10 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…

Wednesday, 21 October 1987

Kyoto - 1987

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

An Imperial Capital

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)-

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