Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Johore Zoo 29122008

"One of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928 by Sultan Sir Ibrahim
and handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s."
The Johor Bahru zoo is one of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928
by Sultan Sir Ibrahim and was handed over to the state government to manage in
the 1960s and open to the public in 1962.
There are 100 species of animals in the 5ha compound. The entrance charge

is RM2 for adults and RM1 for children. The zoo opens daily from 8am to 6pm and is visited most during public holidays and school holidays.

My family and I had the chance (while we are staying in JB) to visit Johore Zoo last Monday. My son, Afwan was so excited that he was almost speechless every time we saw a new animal. My baby daughter was very cool, well that was what we assumed, as she was well-behaved and only made noise when she was hungry...

Being born in the year of the tiger, I was quite impressed with the number of tigers found here. If I'm not mistaken, there are 7 tigers altogether in 3 different cages. All are pur local tigers except two from Laos. I also noticed that these two are skinny compared to our local tigers..wonder if they miss their country of origin and don't have the appetite to eat!!! Kesian kan?

I think our kids had fun during the visit, especially Afwan... He kept on saying, "Nak zoo!", "nak zoo"....hehehe! And finally, before we went back "Nak man (Ultraman)". It was actually the aluminium-paper baloon in the shape of Ultraman...so we bought him that. He was so happy to have "man" taken home with him.

That's all....

Friday, December 26, 2008

Tertido & sesat!!!

It's a Sat...I woke up a bit late just now & without realising it took the wrong bus. Da la bgn lambat, lepas tu tertido pulak dlm bus! When I woke up, I was already in Larkin hub! OMG!!! Luckily, there's a bus back to JB town. I was so hungry that I ate the nasi lemak Zurin bought for me while waiting for the other passengers to board the bus...Alhamdulillah, da mamam..kenyang, tak brape tension sgt...
Anyway, the good thing is I got the chance to see Hutan Banda. There were so many people there, kids running around...the car park was full! Quite a happening place...ader playground semua. I should go back & persuade Zurin to take the kids and I tmrw mrng!! Afwan would love it there....
Reached office at about 10.30 am...nampak nyer kena balik lambat la ni! That's all for me to share today!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Missed my six-generation family reunion...

It's sad that I had missed my six-generation family reunion...

At least, it's posted on NST on-line... terubat skit hati!!!

Jamak clan attends reunion
Kristina George

Datin Kalsom Taib, the daughter of former Federal Land Development Authority chairman Tan Sri Taib Andak, said that 1,550 direct descendants now residing across the nation were identified.

"We formed a committee consisting of 20 family members early this year and met at least 11 times a month to trace our family tree and we were surprised to find that there were many prominent figures within the family," she said.

Among some of the luminaries were former Maybank chairman Tan Sri Datuk Jaffar Hussein and the first woman elected to the Johor state assembly, Datuk Paduka Fatimah Abdul Majid.Kalsom, who was also the first woman to be appointed Malayan Mining Employers Association president, was ecstatic that all six generations of the Jamak, as she calls it, spent time engaging in funfilled activities throughout the day yesterday.

"Some of them had travelled from as far as Johor to come and learn about their family ancestry and it is very touching to see all our efforts paying off," she said.The 700 who attended the event yesterday were entertained by local television personality and fellow family member Mahatir Lokman while they lunched in the dining hall.
Kids ran helter-skelter in the park after being introduced to their many cousins. They also participated in colouring competitions, face painting and were mesmerised by a magic show performed by a clown.
"This is a great way to unite and strengthen a family. "I can't wait for the next reunion to be held," said Kalsom.

On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched a 230-page biography of Kalsom's father titled Taib Andak -- In a Class of His Own that was written by her.

Let it out!

Just would like to share that I feel good and very motivated at the moment. Sometimes, talking with someone can make you feel this way. I talked to somebody just about 1/2 an hour ago and it made all the difference. So, I think we all have to let it out, occasionally. Try to talk to someone you can trust and see the difference on you...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chocolate cake

Don't know why, but all of a sudden I teringat 1 poem yg I tulis mase belajar dulu...

Chocolate cake

How sweet, rich and yet dark you are
There was no single moment when;
you, I thought not
you, I felt not
you, I dreamt not

Though I love you so
deep down I know
I can't have you.
To have you
and the pleasure of it...
is indeed impossible!

I think this is what I wrote but I might forget some of the lines. They don't really rhyme...well, what the heck? Btw, chocolate cake is still one of my favourite cakes!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A touching story that made me cry...

"The Golden Box"

A number of years ago a man punished his 4 year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses...from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.

To all of my loved ones & friends out there...please remember that I do appreciate and love you all...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Penatnya otak ni!!!

All this while, I've never commented anything about OCJB. Tapi ari ni aku rase nak luahkan ape yang aku rase... Td aku ader meeting dgn "Consultants" OCJB, Vidya & Mr. Allan. Aku betul2 frust sb 3 org ni (excluding Mr. Allan) tak nak faham yg learning a language is different from other academic subjects. Da la konon2 bg aku mase 2 minggu, lps tu suruh pulak handle OE every day for the whole week...tgl 1 minggu, 4.5 hari tu be precise. Dalam 4.5 hari tu la, dier suruh aku buat IEP syllabus, 2 placement tests and 2 exit tests! Giler aper? Aku da cuba mintak extend date line tp dier berkeras, tak bg. Aku pun cubalah...dgn time contraints nyer, dgn problem gaji aku lagi...mcm lah tapi demi Allah, aku da cuba sedaya yg mungkin. Dlm mtng td, they all sebut yg nk buat IEP compulsory 4 all students? Tak kan semua nak amik Basic level? Aper guna 'placement test' kalau semua combine dlm 1 class? Entahlah... Nasib baik la ader hamba Allah yg masih nk tolong aku, Alhamdulillah!
Aku redha... I believe that He will not test me on something that I can't handle. So, I need to be strong and prove to myself that I can do it. I can handle whatever lies ahead, with God's help of course! Tu je buat kali ni...
I'm mentally tired!!!!!!!!!!!