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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…

Thursday, 1 June 1989

Tijuana, Mexico 1989 - Tia Juana for the Gringos...

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are..." - Theodore Roosevelt

(1 June 1989)

Tijuana is the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to its sister city of San Diego, California. Tijuana is the westernmost city in Mexico. Tijuana has a vastly diverse population consisting of immigrants from all over Mexico and the world. Tijuana is also home to a large and rapidly growing population of United States citizens, mostly from Southern California, who have moved to the city to avoid the higher cost of living in their home country while still being able to work in San Diego.

(In a small Mexican town)

Wednesday, 31 May 1989

San Diego, USA 1989 - America's finest city...

"Life is about laughing and living in good and bad times. Getting through whatever comes our way and looking back with a smile..."

San Diego
(30 May 1989)

This beautiful city on the Pacific Ocean has the perfect climate, and is the perfect destination for all travelers. 'Must sees' here include the eminent San Diego Zoo and the associated San Diego Wild Animal Park, two excellent museums are San Diego Museum of Man and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

(San Diego Zoo)

San Diego Sea World - Exciting adventures, amazing animals, and wondrous shows! Come learn what your pets already know at Pets Rule! Sea lions, otters, and even a walrus give home improvement a whole new meaning at Fools with Tools. Polar bears, beluga whales and seals entertain you from their chilly dwellings at Base Station Wild Arctic. Kids of all ages can focus on fun at Shamu's Happy Harbor.

(The Sea World)

San Diego Zoo - Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre World-Famous San Diego Zoo was founded by Dr. Harry Wegeforth in 1916. This colorful and extremely enterprising San Diego physician started the collection with 50 animals gathered from various local menageries. Today, the San Diego Zoo cares for over 3,800 animals of 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world.

(The Sea World)

Sunday, 28 May 1989

Los Angeles, USA 1989 - City of the Stars...

"To get full value of joy, you must have someone to evide it with..." - Mark Twain

Los Angeles
(27 May - 5 June, 1989)

This trip to LA was made after my 2-week Reserve Management Seminar in New York organised by J.P. Morgan.

(Universal Studios)

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to Hollywood where you'll most likely be discovered by some agent to star in the next big flick. Actually, a trip to Hollywood, which is primarily Hollywood Blvd as far as attractions goes, is pretty disappointing in that the city is dirty and run down with very little to see. If you take a "Tour of the Stars" homes, mostly what you'll see are overgrown bushes obscuring any view of the houses. The only thing worth seeing is Mann's Chinese Theater where you can take pictures of celebrities' hand imprints. If there's a good movie showing, you might want to pay to go inside the theater as it is quite ornate.

(With Donald Duck at Disney Land)

When you visit Los Angeles, you’ll discover that much of the vibrant life here seems to thrive somewhere between reality and dream. This alluring place is where trends are born.Greater Los Angeles (L.A.) embodies everything that makes the United States a great place to visit: beautiful scenery, world-famous attractions and a wonderful selection of activities. Among others, be sure to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood , Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and the many picturesque coastal communities including Long Beach, Santa Monica and Newport Beach.

(Cockatoo Inn)

In your arms a simple peace,
Haunts my mind of separation.
Beyond my body’s own existence
Did I learn my destination?
With my promise always breaking
Soon may come the day.
When honest words are spoken,
Please send me on my way.

Saturday, 13 May 1989

New York, USA 1989 - The City that never sleeps...

"Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream..." - Khalil Gibran

New York
(12 - 20 May 1989)

I was in New York for the 'Reserve Management Seminar' organised by J.P. Morgan. For this trip, hubby accompanied me from the start.
New York is one of the world’s great metropolises, offering visitors everything from the ethnic flavours of Chinatown and Little Italy, to the galleries of SoHo, the cafes of Greenwich Village, the glitz of the Theater District, the shopping on Fifth Avenue and the affluence of Park Lane and the Upper West Side. New York City is made up of five boroughs and is laid out on a grid of avenues and streets.

(The twin towers in the background)

Most tourist sights are found on Manhattan Island, the city’s entertainment and business centre. The remaining four boroughs are primarily residential – the Bronx to the north, Queens to the east, Brooklyn to the southeast and Staten Island to the southwest. Each has wealthy and salubrious districts alongside working-class neighbourhoods – demonstrating New York’s varied social mix.

(Statue of Liberty)

The total area of all five boroughs is 780 sq km (301 sq miles). New York’s location at the mouth of the Hudson River on the Atlantic Ocean is reflected in the city’s importance as a port, and as the point of disembarkation for millions of immigrants to the USA. Vibrating with the energy of over seven million inhabitants, New York is a constantly evolving, growing and changing organism. The sheer volume of things to do – theatre, ballet, opera, museums – is astonishing.

(Assex House Hotel)

(by jenawin)
ocean waves wash my soul
cleanse me of your smile
and the memory often
fingers entwined forever
in a hopeless wish