Thursday, November 10, 2016

#thursday3 [10.11.2016]

November is already here and we are in the second week of the month. I am so looking forward for November. Life is moving in a beautiful pased and I enjoyed it very much.

HERE ARE MY PHOTO AND FACTS FOR THE WEEK


1. US presidential election is finished and Donald Trump is the new president. Hemmm....I am speachless

2. I am reading "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena and I can't believe what I am reading. It's so scary and it can really happened to you.

3. I am trying Bullet Journal for November 2016 and I am loving it so much. It's so flexible and it fit me perfectly. I might consider doing Bullet Journal in 2017.

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Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done." - rukristin.com
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Geng Panjat Tangga // Sweet November

It's finally November. The member of gengpanjattangga is getting smaller and smaller. People comes and go but I am still here. I have been having a difficult month and I seem to have lost my passion for scrapbooking. I am so glad that I have Project Life app to make memory keeping simple and to the point.

HERE ARE MY SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS FOR THIS PROJECT AT THE MOMENT

gengpanjattangga-11-01 gengpanjattangga-11-02 gengpanjattangga-11-03 gengpanjattangga-11-04 gengpanjttangga-11-05

"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Fourteen Birthday Dear!!

08.11.2016 - Happy birthday to my darling daughter.
I can't believe that she is fourteen today. So much time has gone by and she has grown up. I know that I can't stop you from growing up. All I can do is to preserved the memory of you right now.





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Monday, November 7, 2016

SPM oh SPM

It's that time of the year for Form Five Students in Malaysia-- SPM fever is here and my son is one of the candidates for 2016.

I am taking the day off to give my son a moral support to face a three weeks exam in November. This is the exam that is going to map a path for his future. Too bad that in Malaysia we are still focusing on the SPM results to assess the intelligence of one person. There are so many forms of intelligence which can not be determined by SPM, I just wish were are mature enough to move pass this. Apparently we are still stuck in industrial age even though we are living in information age.


Enough about that. Today is all about my son and his fight to make a mark in this world. I pray that he will thrive in anything that he do. May Allah helps and guide him to be a better Muslim and a better person. The best thing in life is to find your passion and get paid for it. 


Good luck my dear son. May success will always be yours regardless what the SPM result may be.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hike this: Gunung Bukit Kutu

Date: 05 November 2016
Place: Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
Mount: Bukit Kutu
Heights: 1053 meters
Facts: "Bukit Kutu is a mountain near Kuala Kubu Bharu along the trunk road to Fraser's Hill. At 1,053m high, it was once a colonial hill station called 'Treacher's Hill', until usurped by neighbouring Fraser's Hill in popularity. Bombed by the Japanese during the war, it was eventually abandoned to wild, until even the access road (by cart rail) was lost in thick vegetation. Today, the only remains of the bungalows that once overlooked the lush valley are a chimney, fireplace and well (that still collects water), and stone walls at the other end of the ridge. It is a popular climbing spot on weekends, with beautiful views of the Titiwangsa mountain range and Kuala Kubu Bharu dam at the summit." excerpt from frasherhillinfo.com

I never would have thought that I wanted to hike again after my adventure to Mossy Mountain last August. I am not the kind of person who loves adventure and outdoor stuffs. I am still new to the hiking world. It is never my passion. One thing I love is walking and exercise. I love challenging my body to it's limit and see how far I can push myself. So I decided to join a hiking adventure to Bukit Kutu even though I was terrified especially during this monsoon season. 

I am happy that this time around my brother and my sister in law joinned me. I have never go hiking with my brother and it's kinda cool to share this experience with him. We decided to go there early because I am not sure if I can wake up so early in the morning, drive for two hours and then go hiking. I need my beauty sleep. 

We gathered at Masjid Jamek Kuala Kubu Baru around 6:45 am. There were fifteen people in our group including our guide for the trip, Mr Hafeez. We arrived at 'Kampung Orang Asli' around 8:00 am. 
I am so lucky that I don't have to carry any backpack. My husband was kind enough to carry the bag for both of us. He was a hiker back in the day. Hiking used to be his thing. I carry a waist pouch to hold my iPhone 7 plus - my go to camera for this adventure.
At the begining of the hike, when we have to cross the broken bridge. I wonder what happened to the bridge.


With the geng
Taking 5 minutes break at one of the check point
We went to the old bangalow abandon during colonial erra. I wondered who used to live there and what did they do isolated from the world. 
This is me climbing the tree at one of the landmark, welcoming me to Bukit Kutu





It's 12:36 pm when we reached the top. I have already reached 13,547 steps!! I am definitely going to push the limit today. I can easily reached 20,000 steps today.
If you want to see the panoramic view from the top, you have to climb the stairs and stand on the rock. I tried to climb but I am afraid of heights, I just can't do it. I don't think I want to take that risk. You will die if you fall from that rock. There's no rope or anything to prevent you from falling especially when the wind blows.

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We rest and eat our lunch near the top for about two hours. At around 3:00 pm we started our journey down. It looks like it was going to rain. I was so afraid to walk in the rain because the land is going to be slippery and I hate falling. I need to protect my knee at all cause.

Sure enough around 4:00 pm it was raining heavily and the track gets more and more challenging because the only way out is going down. 

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We arrived safely at the foothill around 6:00pm. I was wet and covered with mud all over. I was tired and not in the mood take any photos. I just can't wait to get back to civilisation where there's eletricity and a decent toilet.
This is definitely once in a life time opportunity that might never happened again and I am so glad that I did it. Thank you to my husband for the encouragment, to our guide Hafeez and to all my team member for helping me during the hike. And thank you also to my heart for working so hard to pump air into my lungs. 

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