Wednesday, April 30, 2008


"I will run, where failures fear to walk. I will try harder, when failures seek to give in. I will act right now, for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the depressed. I am not depressed. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will be lost forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the one." -by M.A. ~ North Carolina-

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Finally back to the office today after 5 days in Tawau...

24th April 2008 (Thursday)
A short flight to Tawau by Air Asia.
Checked in to Heritage Hotel, offers a wide range of stylish designed rooms which are fully equipped with modern facilities and amenities. Also enjoy easy access to Tawau’s business hub, Fajar Commercial Center, where you will find supermarkets, bakeries, entertainment spots, and food outlets within walking distance.

25th April 2008 (Friday)
1st day of exhibition, less crowd and not encouraging at all. So, we just entertained ourselves and visited other exhibitors booth. The best part it is our main rival just right in front of us...:) However, I managed to do presentation about UK Land Investments to three different peoples and only one of them is potential and still need to follow up...

26th April 2008 (Saturday)
2nd day of exhibition, better crowd, I'd approached a few peoples and only managed to get five peoples for the individual presentation and only two are potential and again need to follow up...

27th April 2008 (Sunday)
3rd and the last day of exhibition, much better crowd and more potential to follow up but too bad the crowd went off as early at 6.00pm, the exhibition should be until 9.00pm. Therefore, we went off early at 7.00pm and thereafter had our karaoke session at Zenzi's Karaoke (the happening place in Tawau) to celebrate the joyous of egg least we go back to KK without ZERO...:) yayyy!!!

28th April 2008 (Monday)
Our flight back to KK at 5.15pm but delayed an hour later at 6.15pm.
Goodbye Tawau!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

HFMD (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease)...

Last night I'd received a call from my friend Suzzane and asked how are my kids...(I'm wondering) well looking at my kids they are as usual (nothing unusual). Suzzane told me that her daughter infected with “Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease”. I'm so surprise and since our kids going to the same nursery thought that my kids might infected too. Immediately after our conversation, I checked on my kids, but no sign that they are infected as no red spots on their palm, foot and no blister in their mouth...

However, I still doubt it, as soon as they woke up in the morning I checked on them again and guess what??? I think they are infected as there are red spots on their palm, foot and blister in their mouth. Oh no!!! Me and hubby become sooooo far as we are concerned HFMD (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease) is very bad cases in Sarawak. Without wasting our time, we brought them (all my three kids) to Hilltop Clinic, Grand Millennium, Doctor Amarjeet, and yes, my kids are confirmed infected with HFMD (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease). The doctor advised us not to worry so much as Sabah cases is not as bad as Sarawak cases. We were also advised not to send our kids to the nursery for few days, therefore, me and hubby took an emergency leave on this day and look after them the whole day. The good thing is they still active as they are, no fever and their appetite to eat are still good. Oh well, seems nothing make me worry for outstation to Tawau the next day. The very best thing is I managed to persuade my mother to take leave while I'm away to Tawau. BIG THANKS TO MY NINA (MOTHER)...muahhhh!!!

*You may search for more information about HFMD (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease) on Internet.*

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monsopiad Cultural Village...

Came across with this information from STPC Newsletter. Quite interesting though for our local tour. Below are the information or you may click here for more events;-

Nestled besides the Penampang River are the many traditional buildings that make up the Monsopiad Cultural village, a living museum located 16 km or about half an hour away from the KK City Centre. Monsopiad was a fearsome warrior who lived in the village of Kuai nearly 200 years ago. At the Village, visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed. Kotos Di Monsopiad or Monsopiad's Main House is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, direct descendant of Monsopiad and very senior high priestess.

Other interesting exhibits include the massive monolith which invokes a dozen legends, the traditional restaurant and of course Siou Do Mohoing, or the House of Skulls, where all 42 ‘trophies' of Monsopiad hang from the rafters.

Getting There
Take the No.13 bus to Donggongon town in Penampang from the bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK City. Fare is RM1.50. At Donggongon, board a minibus bound for Terawi and indicate your stop to the driver. Fare is RM1.00. You can also use any taxi to get there for RM35.00. Or contact the Village for shuttle services.

Opening Hours
Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm

Admission fees (includes welcome drink, interactive guided tour) Local Malaysian
RM 45.00 (Adult)
RM 15.00 (12 years and below)
RM 65.00 (Adult)
RM 25.00 (12 years and below)

Extra information can be obtained from
Monsopiad Cultural Village Sdn Bhd
Kg. Kuai/Kandazon, Penampang
P.O.Box 153 Tanjung Aru 89458
Kota Kinabalu
Sabah East Malaysia

Tel : 6 088 774337
Fax : 6 088 761680
Website :
Email :

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday thoughts...

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."

-by Og Mandino-

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Australia's Gold Coast...

The Gold Coast is one of the world's most popular holiday destinations. Everyone knows about the 70km of sun-drenched golden sand beaches. These, along with the lush rainforest hinterland, amazing theme parks, and world class entertainment facilities and exciting calendar of special events, attracts more than four million visitors each year.

And guess what...our Administration Team will have their free trip to Gold Coast in August nice...*sigh*

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


To visit Bangkok we must have a passport...this is the topic in the office today. It's easy with expired passport just get it renewed. Two of my collegues are worries of missing the Bangkok trip as the company required our passport copy for the trip arrangement, the deadline is on 23rd April 2008, and they only realised their passport are missing when they look for it last night. However, they still need to do a police report to get a new passport otherwise they will missed the trip and have to wait the next one...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Wow! everyone in the office are very happy especially the Sales Team after the announcement of the company free trip to Bangkok on 29th May to 1st June 2008. We were asked by our CEO if the date is fine with us as it's falls on "Kaamatan" (Harvest Festival) and everyone answered "THE DATE IS FINE, NO OBJECTION!" since we have celebrated "Kaamatan" for years...oh well, of cause the date is fine since everything paid by the company who doesn't want to go right...:)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Why GOD Gave Us Friends...?

GOD knew that everyone needs
Companionship and cheer,
He knew that people need someone
Whose thoughts are always near.

He knew they need someone kind
To lend a helping hand.
Someone to gladly take the time
To care and understand.

GOD knew that we all need someone
To share each happy day,
To be a source of courage
When troubles come our way.

Someone to be true to us,
Whether near or far apart.
Someone whose love we'll always
Hold and treasure in our hearts.

That's Why GOD Gave Us Friends!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia

At the Tip of Borneo, Simpang Mengayau of Kudat, you can see the breath-taking view of wide and open coastline. It is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Sabah, and all the work is done by the nature.

*Tip of Borneo is one of my family outing destination soon*

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yummy!!!...Lamb Shank

Although lamb is not my favourite food but love it after tried the "Lamb Shank" at Sam Pok Restaurant, Grand Millenium.

Hmmm... the recipe look simple though... *wink*

1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 (440 g) can peeled tomato, chopped,juice reserved
4 lamb shank
250 ml red wine, good drinking quality
4 bay leaf
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 liter beef stock or water (approximately)

-Pre-heat oven to 160c.
-Heat the oil in a big, heavy based, oven-proof pan.
-Brown the shanks well on all sides, remove, fry the garlic, onions and carrot until they are softened.
-Add the tinned tomatoes and their juice to the pan, sit the shanks on top, then add the remaining ingredients.
-Use enough stock to just barely cover the shanks.
-Put the un-covered pan in the oven.
-Braise for about 2 hours, checking it every 30 minutes or so.
-Turn the shanks each time you check, and replace the liquid (some will evaporate during cooking) to bring it to half-way up the shanks.
-The shanks are done when the meat is beginning to fall of the bone.
-Remove them and place on a warmed serving dish Strain the liquid, pressing with a spoon to get all the juices out.
-Skim and discard as much fat as you can, then reduce the remaining liquid to a nice gravy consistency.
-Pour over the shanks and serve.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Personal Growth...

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between
mediocrity and accomplishment.
It gives warmth and good feeling
to all your personal relationships."

-by Norman Vincent Peale-

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Unless you have courage,
a courage that keeps you going,
always going, no matter what happens,
there is no certainty of success.
It is really an endurance race.

-by Henry Ford-

Monday, April 7, 2008

Abandonment Poems...

Family are the people we look too when we need help. We expect our parents to raise us, our grandparents to love us, and our siblings to always be there for us when the chips are down. They are our blood and we depend on that connection. When a member of the family doesn't live up to our expectations of caring for us we feel abandoned. When a parent, grandparent of older sibling puts their needs in front of our own, we feel abandoned and alone. In such a case, we are likely to feel sadness, rage and anger.

Friday, April 4, 2008


And here's my very humble boy Zachary. Born on 8th July 2006. More updates about Zachary soon...

Thursday, April 3, 2008


My energetic boy Jeremiah. Born on 24th January 2005 (same birth date as his daddy). Jeremiah even more story to tell soon...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Alyssa Melanie...

Here's my lovely daugther Alyssa Melanie, born on 17th August 2003. She's in her 1st year Kindergarten at St Francis Convent and will spend her half day at the Sabrina Day Care Centre with her brothers Jeremiah and Zachary. More story to tell about Alyssa in my next post...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Introducing my family members...

I'm married to Maxwell Maurice Lee of Kg. Tanaki, Penampang. We're blessed with three children, our daugther Alyssa Melanie (5 years) and our sons Jeremiah (3 years) and Zachary (2 years)