Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Australia 2005

Strolling by the harbours,
Waiting for sunset by the beaches,
Lazing in the gardens,
Sipping lattes in the cafes,
Munching on cakes everywhere,
Having dinner by the river,
Watching the birds near the wharfs,
Poring over city maps,
Driving along the Great Ocean Road.
And this I must say,
I had a wonderful wonderful time away,
Though it was for a very short stay,
Where my only problem was deciding what to do day after day.
If a time came where I had nothing to do after a whole day,
I pick a beautiful spot and just idle around for a couple of hours,
and let my troubles slip away.
(eh, berpantun pulak aku ni ye...)

Resting my feet at Manly, while watching kids play in the cold sea water.

I'll let the pictures do the talking. For more, click here.

Monday, November 28, 2005

selamat pulang

My heart sank as the aircraft lost its altitude for landing in KL, just like it soared when the plane was taking off for Sydney two weeks ago. I had a blast with the temporary escape in the land of no worries, exploring cities and enjoying the cooler temperature. Am now landed back to reality, feeling rather down. Not that i don't miss my family and friends, i just wish i could stay there longer.

Will upload pictures soon.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Finally, with my very own eyes!

view from the ferry
the opera house was designed based on the sails, and the architect apparently got the idea when he was peeling an orange
view at night, with a lovely big moon next to it
The Sydney Opera House. Though magnificent, I thought it was a bit overrated. Much like when I went up the Eiffel Tower in '98. he he he.

Can't write much. I'm having a blast here just idling around getting a feel of the city. Ciao!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

1 day to go

First stop: Sydney
Goal: Peace of mind

Picture borrowed from www.austspiritsailingco.com.au

See you in a few weeks. With my own pictures.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

KLIA Mosque

Went to see an old friend at the Concorde Inn KLIA yesterday and stopped by the mosque to take pictures.

For a couple more, click here.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Lagu feylong di malam hari

I've been dying to use the word feylong since I haven't heard it in 10 years. Then, like magic, out came this song. Lagu paling feylong dalam dunia. hahaha.

Brian Mcknight's One Last Cry
"...one last cry, before i leave it all behind..i gotta get you out of my mind, for the very last time..been livin' a lie...i guess I'm down to my last cry..."

Since I've been feeling rather down, I thought I might take a trip to the land of down under for some rest and fresh air. Couldn't wait to book my flight after getting an OK from the doctor today, but now I can't seem to find the bloody passport. Yeesh! Why do these things always go missing when you need them? Geram betul lah! I think got toyol lah. Will keep looking tomorrow.

Visit to the doctor's office today was good. My blood counts are normal for my standards. The liver enzymes are also improving though still on the high side. I'm off the prednisone - the steroid that gave me the bloatedness. The doctor said that in three weeks time he'll reduce the other steroid (cyclosporine) if things continue to go well. Received a copy of the official bone marrow biopsy report which said that my brother's stem cells have engrafted well in my body.

I quote James Brown,
"I feel good..(te-ne-ne-ne-ne-ne-ne) I knew that I would. So good, so good..I got you. Whoa!"

Till then.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Words of wisdom from my old man

"You must believe there is a hikmah behind everything that happens. When you got ill, it wasn't just a test for you, it was also a test for everybody else around you. Some are just not strong enough to get through it and it's normal. Remember though, it's not the end of the world for you."

Yes, dad.

"You know, you've been through a lot worse. The way I see it, your main concern now should be your health. Everything else is secondary. I don't want you to get stressed out by these kind of things, you understand? Do you think you can manage that?"

I don't know, dad. I guess so.

"When you stress your mind, you stress your body, which is not what you need right now. Just try not to think about it. OK?"

OK dad.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Painful Truth

Many of us say we always want to hear the truth. But most of the time, when the truth gets thrown into our faces, we are never always strong enough to take it, especially, especially when it comes to a painful truth. Maybe it's better to be kept in the dark, strung along, hung by a thread or however people put it, because that way, the pain becomes more bearable. Maybe not. No man was born with a contract that life will be fair to him. Pain will come, but it will also go. We, as human beings, will just have to manage it in our own ways.

From the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy, one of Dr Grey's many ponderings:

"As surgeons, there are so many things we have to know. We have to know we have what it takes. We have to know how to take care of our patients, and how to take care of each other. Eventually, we even have to figure out how to take care of ourselves. As surgeons, we have to be in the know. But as human beings, sometimes it's better to stay in the dark. Because in the dark, there may be fear, but there's also hope." (Cut scene to end of episode)

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Nothing better to do on Hari Raya, so I started taking photos of Cookie and Alf.

Check here for a few more.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Boy problems?

Ok, I've just found out that people are talking about Z and me. (Popular jugak kitorang ni, eh? hahaha) Anyway, whatever is happening between us, it doesn't make either Z or me a bad person. We're all old enough to understand that problems occur in our lives, so we either fix it, or we don't. It doesn't mean that I'm not sad though. :-) One day I'll look back and laugh about this. Whatever the outcome is, he is my friend, and I will always be thankful to him for being there for me through my most difficult times.

I was watching House, MD the other day, and in one scene Dr House described to Dr Cameron the 5 Stages of Grief:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger/Resentment
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Don't know which stage I'm in. They seem all jumbled up now. hehehe..

Enough lah. I said no more kisah cinta, didn't I? Will get back to kisah cinta when there's something happier to tell.

Selamat hari raya...I nak go baca buku masak2. Bye!

Gambar-gambar Haiwan

Dead Mosquitoes

Cat Carpet

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Cuti Cuti

I want to go on a long long holiday, where I can forget about my problems for a while. Been surfing the net for places to go. Angan2 je lah, the doctor and mum probably wouldn't let me travel so soon after the transplant anyway. hehe...Here's what I like so far:
  • London
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Johannesburg
  • Tokyo
  • San Fransisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Melbourne
  • Perth

I feel like using all my insurance money to travel the world. I was planning to save it in case I get ill again, so...can personal problems be considered an illness? He he he...

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes...you might find
You get what you need
(Rolling Stones)

Best pulak lagu Rolling Stones ni "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

One more day puasa. Off to more holiday destination surfing.