30 December, 2008

As the year about to end...

Christmas is still celebrated throughout this week until the Epiphany. And for those of you still having open house for friends and families, have a wonderful time. Every year we celebrate Christmas at mum's place. Christmas cake is a must and my friend Anies baked us a 2kg chocolate moist cake and guess what, we finished it in one day ;-) Thanks so much Anies. ( will post the pix soon)
This year 2008, life has been wonderful with the kids and husband. The kids are our inspiration to go on with life be it at good or bad times. But there were few incidents, heart wrenching and saddest moments we all went through this year. The parting of our late grand-aunt Rev. Sister Michael, my grandpa and grandma in Keningau. They were truly missed by all of us (friends, relatives, children,in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren). Apart of this, there were few more things happened in our family circle which some of us couldn't understand whether it is for their own good or the other way round. For whatever the reasons or their reasons, I hoped it will not hurt the family ties which we all have worked hard on it even to this end. I appreciate and Thank God for all the good things come into our life, moments we shared with friends and families, as it all comes from HIM.
Before the year end, 2008 has been a memorable year for me. Thank you so much to my wonderful children (Ruth,Cynthia and Isaac) and loving hubby for being so understanding, I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!
I hope and pray that 2009 will bring many good things in life, and also YOU (friends/relatives).
Goodbye 2008

15 December, 2008


To all families, friends, blogger buddies,

Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year 2009!!


Carol & Kids

09 December, 2008

The tree is almost done...

Recently I've posted looking for a theme to decorate our Christmas tree, thank you for the suggestions am sure will consider it for next year. So, here it is Silver white and pink. Almost done, but still looking for the right pink ribbons and the star to make it complete.

My two gals helped me alot, they were so excited and eager to set up the tree.

And these are few ornaments I bought recently just to add the pink ornaments which we already have.

Our kids are so happy for their tree is almost ready for Christmas. One day they will eventually know the real meaning of Christmas, for it is more than just a tree...

04 December, 2008

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Mama!

Happy Birthday Mama, We love you so much!

She's 82 years old Grandmother and still going strong. Grandma was born on the 21 st November 1926 in Penampang. We never failed to celebrate her birthdays every year, together with her children, grandchildren and great-grand children (I really hope I can reach the age to live and see my great-grand children).
We celebrated her birthday at my aunts place last tuesday (2 Dec), thou belated due to some unforeseen matters but everyone was happy especially Grandma. I ordered her birthday cake Carrot Cheese Cake and wow it was lip smacking and suppa duppa delicious ;-) Thanks Anies *hugs*

But look at those pinky candles, it was all over the cake, her great-grand children arranged it for her *lol* It was fun with the kids even though 'bising' and 'chaos' at times.

To everyone, aunty Irene, uncle William, uncle Marcus & aunty Lily, Uncle John, Ivy, Uncle Patrick, Grandma Prisca, mum, my darling hubby ;-), my brother Aaron, my bro Maxwell and SIL Rozie, cousin Marcel and SIL Sharly, cousin Fanny, cousin Kenneth and wife, oh yes definitely the children; Ruth, Cynthia, Alyssa, Jeremiah, Isaac, Zachary, Natasha and 'lil' sister. But one face is missing here is, Debbie... we missed you again this year but it won't be long..looking forward to see you in March next year!

Finally to Grandma, May God Bless You Always and give you good health and we all looking forward for another birthday for you next year! May God Bless Us All...

02 December, 2008

Candle Light

Author: Shannon Albo

Love is like a candlelight,
Glowing in the dark
The warmness kindles

From a tiny spark.

The light is soft at first,

Then, it grows bright,

For some, it grows over time,

For some, it's love at first sight.

If not taken care of,

The flame will slowly die

And when it's gone,
it leaves you
Sitting there, wondering, why..

(I took this pix while attending a private function)

27 November, 2008

Taken from the book 'The Light'

Real Joy

True peace of mind we cannot buy
Although we pile our money high
Because it's only found within
A heart that's free of guilt and sin

True happiness can still be found
But it is not in things around
For it is there, within the heart
That has been taught the loving art

The key to real joy and happiness
Is found in blessed thankfulness
Although we think that we are poor
A heart of gold is riches pure

24 November, 2008

Our 'Kura-Kura' (Tortoise)


Meet Ruth and Cynthia's pet, Harry and Minnie (please don't ask me why Minnie, sounds like a mouse right haha...) Yup, Ruth named it Minnie for the female tortoise. Can you differentiate which one is male and female? I'll tell you later.

The happy couple ;-)

So these two tortoise has been with us for almost a year. We first had them like in 50 cents in size, it was so small and I even thought it might not survive. We have their aquarium changed twice this year and it seems they need another, a much bigger 'house' for this Christmas hehe..They have grown so BIG (now the size of a 5R pix) and they are still growing fast, could be their food (wheat & oats pellets) giving them the boost.

Oh please excuse my back..

Are you done with my back yet?

Ok, to know which one Harry is, yes look at the lower part of their shell. Harry's pattern looks a little blurry spots and not so 'organized' I should say (talking about male huh). Minnies spots looks more prominent, notice the difference?

And this one is as cold as stone and it doesn't grow big. This is mine..'no name' yet haha... and I bought this miniature tortoise, actually there are 2 of them for my shelves. Hopefully there'll be lil Harry and Minnie someday, and that will be another story about our 'Kura-Kura' ;-)

21 November, 2008

I'm dreaming of a 'warmth' Christmas

Christmas mood is in town now..look at those beautiful ornaments, some still in the boxes waiting to be display for shoppers in Wisma Merdeka. I had my friday lunch with husband and our two girls today, we passed by few shops selling Christmas decos, and here is Ruth and Cynthia can' t get over these santa's hat from Watson. We didn't get any of those for them, as I told them we could still use the hats I bought last year. I'm still thinking of a theme and colours for this year Christmas home deco. Do you have any brilliant ideas? ;-) Can you help me with this? Last year was Blue and white theme. For my kids, Christmas time means fun, beautiful colours and baby Jesus was born, so every year I'll have to put extra effort to decorate the house, colour lights and most of all they really enjoy helping me decorate our 6 ft tall Christmas tree haha..yeah this year lil' Isaac will have his turn to put the top (star).

11 November, 2008

Massage parlour

eehh.. Cynthia don't go to sleep..alamak look at your toes, where's your shoe?

having a nice massage is better than any other things mum
Cynthia and Ruth had the opportunity to try one of this Ogawa massage chair at their dad's office. Wah..enjoyla diorang being massage for 15 mins (set up time). I thought only elderly people (orang tua) needs massage, budak pun tidak mau ketinggalan hehe..

03 November, 2008

Suria FM 'Hidup Pasti Rancak'

Have you tuned to 105.90 from 6am till 10am lately? Yup, Suria FM with our local DJ originally from Sabah 'Othoe' has made a debut all the way from his radio con-ti in Kuala Lumpur to Sabah radio listeners. The Suria FM from 6am-10am is now becoming a hit to most radio listeners in Sabah and of course we are proud of him for promoting our local Kadazan/Dusun, Murut, Bajau songs. Some more, he made a surprise visit to our office today, oh wow..can't resist taking his pix :-P hey...what an opportunity!

signing business cards for PADP fan ;-)

So folks, don't forget tune to 105.90 FM from 6am-10am Monday to Friday, and to register type KLIK your name and send to 33511 and then type suria-kk-(your sms) and send to 33511 ( sempat promosi lagi hehe..)

Let's read some books

Weekends or public holidays means a lot to my 3 children, yes they will have the opportunity to play and read some books together. The living room will be fully occupied by them, of course toys from big to the smallest scattered all over. We just let them play until they are done for the day and have them keep it after playing. We lived in a 1000 sqft apartment, so my kids doesnt have any choice but indoor games/activities only, so we hope oneday we will be able to purchase our dream house (we've been thinking about it lately ;-) ) somemore with spacious backyard for them to play together.
I took this pix one of those saturdays instead of playing with their toys, they were busy looking/reading Barney's books. And lately Isaac has shown great intrest in books. He will either 'pinjam' (borrow) the sisters pre-school books or any of my 'Impiana' magazines...uhmm

There are times, 2 years 1 month old Isaac busy looking at those pages upside-down :-D . I think he is soon ready to attend nursery schools which we have already plan when he reach the age of 3.

26 October, 2008


Dreamlover blog belongs to a lady named Ivy Soraya a very nice name, an architect and she's from Indonesia. So, I went through her blog tonight and find it simple but there were some interesting postings made in here. She had about 65 postings for 2008.
Even though she described her blog about fashion, health, beauty just to name a few but I could hardly get to read postings especially on beauty and health. I do hope the blogger will write more on what they describe about their blogs. Anyway, some of the postings were quite interesting but I sensed the blogger did a lot of write-ups for post exchange as she had them about 30 postings for just the month of October? . No harm commenting about each others blog, as long as you put in a positive way. I would love to hear anyone out there, friends and strangers to give their honest reviews about my blog please :-)

23 October, 2008

Fine 'Peace' my Children

'Taxi-taxi' Isaac calling for customer in his bright yellow taxi, just like Noddy...(but without his long red tail bell cap). This is the spot we can never escape in 1 Borneo. Watching them playing especially weekends is like letting out their full energy kept for days. It's only mummy and daddy that needs to re-charge energy (just like the Energizer battery) to keep up with their tempo. "Hey, daddy do you need a ride back to Penampang?" Hop in!

The girls didn't want to miss the chance too, so apalagi.. the mini carousel jadi target

22 October, 2008

Beijing Olympic Concert

Last sunday (19th October 2008), Cynthia's school, Kiddie World Montessori held their 'Beijing Olympic Concert' cum graduation ceremony for the 2nd year Kindergarten at the Putera Ballroom, Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang. Was she excited, oh yes, Cynthia woke up early than the usual day so anxious about her 'pom-pom' dance. Yup, she was one of the cheerleaders dancing on the 'High School Musical' song. We arrived around 9.30am and we could see most parents, family members and guests were already seated. We were seated at table number 7 with MIL while Ruth seated at table 15 together with other small kids. By 10.05am the school's Headmistress, Mrs. Dorie Dusing made her short welcoming remarks and announced the grand entrance by the school children. It was so much fun filled with colours and theme songs from the recently held Beijing Olympic in China. The concert came to its end around 12 noon, Hi-Tea (quiet heavy, the menu was more or less like lunch) was served and there was nothing else we could think of, went home straight and have a really nice afternoon nap. Am so proud with my little girl, she always love dancing. But here's another thing in my mind now, 2 days ago she told us she wants to play the violin?! Anyone have any clue where to find violin classes? enjoy the pix though a lil' blurr..

21 October, 2008

What's for dinner?

Yesterday evening after work, hubby and I had a 'Yummy' dinner at Lintas Square area. The kids of course had their dinner with the grands and Isaac at the nanny's place. So why not eat outside somemore it will save us time to cook at home. I had rice for lunch, so I decided noodles for the night. We ordered 'pan mein' at this shop 'Siang-Siang Pan Mein', sort of flat flour noodles soup with its ingredients, deep fried achovies, diced fried chicken meat, dried black fungus with some leafy vegetables. Slurrrpp ! :-) Add a dash of sesame oil, shallots crisps and chopped chilli padi, I had it really clean haha..

Pan Mein with a cup of hot Lemon Tea

20 October, 2008


This pix was taken if not mistaken 2 weeks ago, using my N73 (3.2megapixel) only but I managed to snap this quiet beautiful scenery, the sunset across the padi field. It was taken along the Penampang by-pass road, not bad huh.. hehe

Cynthia as usual always being so emotional, as we talked about sunset and how it will rise again tomorrow morning she bid the sunset with tears. Tsk..tsk..don't cry surely u will get to see the sun again tomorrow, I told her. That's our little girl Cynthia, being very emotional of things that touched her heart.

It's raining again..

It's raining outside and it's so damn cold here in office, too bad its a centralised air-cond otherwise we have already switched it off hours ago. Lazy to go out for lunch, my colleagues and I decided we 'tapau' lunch from the canteen only lah. Now I really feel like going for ZZzzz...just like Isaac here, oh how I wish :-(

11 October, 2008

Saying hello...

Hi there everyone,
I know its been awhile no posting or any updates from me here..its just my own problems like getting and finding the 'mood' again. There was one time I thought of 'resigning' here :-)
But rest assure, I will be back soon with few things in mind with some pix I've kept somewhere in my Sony Digital Cam.
I really appreciated all comments given in my last posting, thank you so much for supporting me especially in your prayers for my belated grandparents. I am touched by your comforting words especially for some of you which I've never met in my life. Thanks Anies, Rozie, Cay, Lady Java and Dora Erb.
Be back soon...

22 September, 2008

How can I cope this...

Mama, tears flow profusely...
Why God? Am I wrong to ask You why?
Our minds confuse, our hearts broken to pieces
Our grief for granpa still strong in our hearts...
For just 24 days he left us...
Here we are again, mama...we mourned for you
Grandpa must have loved you so dearly, maybe that was the real reason
God took you to be with grandpa..
But it's too soon mama, we still need you here to mend our broken hearts..
I have nobody to call grandpa and mama anymore..
I am just too sad thinking of you both..just too sad
We are not able to cope for now, am sure only time will know when...
For whatever God's reason, we will leave it to Him..
The only thing I know now...I really miss you so much
May You Rest In Peace Dear Mama

My Grandma passed away suddenly on the 20th September 2008 at 4.20am,
Keningau District Hospital
She was laid to rest on the 21st Sept 08' at our family burial ground in Keningau.
Am not posting/updating in here for sometimes but thanks for dropping by

17 September, 2008

Our little Prince turned 2

Dear Isaac,
mummy, daddy and sister Ruth & Cynthia love you so much
more than words can express.
Happy Birthday and May God Bless Always darling!
Yesterday 16th September 2008, Isaac turned 2 years old. How time flies. Years passed, watching him grow, without realising he is a big boy now. We made a simple celebration at home to mark another important date in our family. Thanks so much Deana for making a beautiful cake for Isaac...look at the fishes, aren't they beautiful but...as what Deana texted me, 'jangan makan sudah' (as long as they don't eat it).

12 September, 2008

Something is missing

I've changed my blogspot to .com about a week ago, but I just can't figure it out why..am still in blogspot? Can someone out there help me sort this out..please....


Blogging Friends Forever Award

Anies/Cay, thank you so much! I'm gonna keep it nicely here for all to see.

Here are the rules:

Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.
4 of them are followers of your blog.
One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

I would love to present this award to:- Jpppmom , Agnes , Natalie , Shirley , Dora

04 September, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today 4th September marked a special event in our family.
Happy Birthday Dear!

There are few important events happening for the month of September starting with hubby's birthday, next Isaac then Cynthia and lastly our wedding anniversary. So today I brought him out for lunch at Usagi Japanese Restaurant in Karamunsing Complex to celebrate the special occasion. He had Bento and I ordered Butter Grill Salmon and some Sushi. Yeah, the missing part is the birthday cake. We will have to reserve the cake cutting with our kids, once again Happy Birthday Dear, We love you verrryyyy MUCH and May God Bless you Abundantly!

His lunch "Bento" hmm..there some tempura prawns, salmon and chicken in it

Dear must be so hungry, didn't have breakfast this morning ya..

My lunch, Buttered Salmon and veg tempura

02 September, 2008


Wednesday last week, 27th August 2008, while having my breakfast with other colleagues, mum called up around 9.20am. I sensed distress in her voice tone, I knew she brought bad news that morning. My grandfather was rushed early morning to Keningau District Hospital and in critical condition. Anxiously waiting for the next news about his condition, mum called me up the 2nd time, asking me to send her to the bus station to catch the next coach to Keningau. We managed to get her the 1pm coach and as I was about to leave the bus station, I could only say some prayers hoping my mum could still see her dad..mum's face was really sad for she knows what it means when the doctor asked her brothers to sign a letter before proceeding the next step to save grandpa.
I called up hubby and we had lunch together that afternoon and at 1.47pm mum texted me, 'Aunty Dorothy call tadi, bapa sudah passed away, sya baru d Kimanis. Pray 4 his soul I will call when I arrive there'.
I was chock to tears. We took the 10am coach the next day and arrived in Keningau about 2 hours later. Grandpa was finally laid to rest on Friday 29th August, he was 84. May His Soul Rest in Peace...
I went numb when I heard the news
I can't believe that now you are gone
I'll always remember everytime you make us laugh
when Christmas time and you our Santa.
My Dear Grandpa..
You are loved so dearly by everyone in the family
You taught us all to grow wise, be gentle and kind to everyone
We try not to shed tears anymore for we know you wouldn't want us to..
Your memories will always remain in our hearts
Sleep gently dear grandpa, we will miss you forever..
You grandaughter, Lyn

27 August, 2008

Kinabalu Shell Press Awards which was held on the 24th August (sunday) recently marking its 17 years of tripartite partnership between the Sabah Journalist Association (SJA), Shell Malaysia and the State Government. I've been in this committee since 1998 representing the State Government for premier awards to Sabah journalists being the role agents of social change in disseminating news and informations through media. Excuse me for not taking any pix to all the winners on stage that night, but it was on front page in our local paper yesterday. Congrats to all winners! RM5000 per awards and one chap from Berita Harian went home with 5 awards in hand (RM5000 x 5 awards)loaded bah!! The fact here is, Akademi Fantasia (AF) stars, Nadia, Candy, Velvet, Yazzer and our first Sabahan AF winner Stacy made a special performance for the awards nite. I was seated a little too far from the stage, with low lights plus the distance. Hope these pix clear enough to see ;-)