Monthly Archives: April 2014

meeting obama

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Greetings everyone, hope all well out there! Apologies for the rather long silence, just been a wee bit busy with this and that. Which is a good sign of course, I’m living life to the fullest and focusing on the present moment. Life is too short, it’s best to utilize every precious time you’ve got. At this point in my life, my growing family is my main focus. My beloved hubby of course, and my 4 children who are developing super fast right before my very eyes! I also keep regular tabs with my family back home (thanks to our advance technologies), so this time around I thought I’d share with you the latest news from them.

My youngest sister had the most wonderful privilege to attend an audience with President Obama at a gathering for the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative in our capital Kuala Lumpur today. She was selected by her Professor at University Malaya, Malaysia, where she’s currently completing her part-time Masters degree. We are very proud of her of course, it’s not everyday that one becomes a participant in an assembly with the President of the United States! President Obama is in Malaysia for a 3 day visit, the last time an American President set foot in my homeland was in 1966, even before I was born!

This is a joyous moment indeed for my family, my late dad too would have been really delighted for his baby girl. My sister also passed her Masters viva a few days ago, so she’s one truly happy bunny for now! Anyway, this post is specially dedicated to her, I am very proud of you little sis! You have come a long way, I pray you will have many more glorious and inspiring moments in your life to come, InshaAllah! We all love you forever more! ❤

A red carpet welcome for Mr. President from our King

A red carpet welcome for Mr. President from our King

my sister with her invitation

my sister with her invitation to the gathering

the audience at University Malaya

the audience at University Malaya

My youngest sister in red

My youngest sister amongst them

my sister captivated

my sister captivated

my sis shook hands with Mr. President!

she shook hands with Mr. President at the end!

close-up snap by my sister

that charismatic smile, close-up snap by my sister

Do watch a clip of the above-mentioned gathering here if you so wish, my sister’s in the background! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

farm park

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April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~William Shakespeare

The sun has come out… and the air is vivid with spring light. ~Byron Caldwell Smith

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. ~Virgil

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

 

We’ve just returned to one of our favourite haunts, now that Spring is well in the air. It’s exactly 4 years since we’ve been here, my youngest had turned 1 the last time we visited. It hasn’t changed much at all, still as beautiful and breathtaking. Nature at its best, we had a truly lovely day. Reminds me of my childhood, my parents took us out a lot. Penang Botanics Gardens, the Penang beaches and promenades were our regular retreats! 🙂

As usual, I captured countless of photos, I’ve selected some to share with you. I’m not a woman of many words at the moment, rather busy with all the children at home 24/7 during our 2-week Easter holidays. It’s been good, Alhamdulillah, I feel completely relaxed and at peace. I suppose the weather has played a major role, one can’t help but feel cheerful now that the sun’s out and the flowers are blooming in every corner! Enough said, I hope you will enjoy following me through our Spring outing pictures to one of the loveliest farm park around. Take care till next time! Allow me to continue enjoying my Spring sunshine whilst it lasts… 🙂

a beautiful peacock greeted us at the entrance

my family began exploring

let’s feed the sheep first

baa baa black sheep!

marvelling the Shetland ponies

nature’s trail

lovely walk

let’s explore!

a host of golden daffodils

hubby and I

alpaca

we fed the goats

they were hungry

scenic beauty

breathtaking

let’s head that way now

go-karting time!

princess in the castle!

my big girl bonding with her papa

my son

me by the nodding daffodils

simple picnic lunch

one of the slides in the play barn

one last feed before we go

ice-creams before we head home!

the present

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Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. ~Montaigne

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.~Abraham Maslow

The living moment is everything.~D.H. Lawrence

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do. ~Jean de la Bruyere

my middle daughter with her good friend

my daughters with their good friends

my middle child, making a daisy chain

my youngest, living the moment!

WE ARE BUSY ENJOYING BEAUTIFUL SPRING, GLORY BE TO GOD! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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my older 3 and I at a world famous street back in 2007

This is one picture which came to mind when I read this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life. It was buzzing and I loved it, despite looking stressed with 3 kids in tow at the time! Now I have 4 in total, but they are much older! Anyway, rather than informing you the location of this photograph, why don’t you have a guess instead? It’s not in England, that much I can tell you. Go on, have a guess, you can leave your answers in the comments below if you like. Take good care for now!