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The best e-mail I received today read as below:


Dimaklumkan bahawa Kementerian Kewangan telah meluluskan bonus pendahuluan 2008 sebanyak satu (1) bulan gaji kepada semua anggota.

Pengurusan telah memutuskan bahawa pembayaran bonus pendahuluan ini akan dibayar secara berperingkat iaitu:

i) Pembayaran bonus pendahuluan sebanyak setengah (1/2) bulan gaji akan dibayar pada 10 September 2008.

ii) Baki bonus pendahuluan sebanyak setengah (1/2) bulan lagi akan dibayar pada bulan Disember 2008.

Sekian, terima kasih.

What a way to enjoy my weekends! Will smile happily till the most awaited day comes :)


Ex Michaelians School Reunion Dinner

This is to inform to all ex-Michaelians Penampang, irregardless of which year you were studying there, a Reunion Dinner will be held on the date, time and venue as below:

Date : 7 November 2008 (Friday)

Time : 7.30 pm

Venue : Atlantis Restaurant, Jalan Bundusan, Penampang

The price of the ticket is RM50.00 per head. For further details, please call Mr. Fredoline Tokuyuk, the Organising Chairman at 012-8030876. Book your seat early to avoid disappointment ;)



Xander, my nephew is not feeling well since last month. He had fever to which we thought after taking medicine he would be fine. But it isn't like that. After he finished his antibiotics, the fever is still there. We brought him again to see the same doctor and was given the same medicine.

After a few days without improvement, I brought him to see another doctor for second opinion. He was suspected of malaria and was referred to GH.

This is him during the blood test. Fortunately, he didn't cry during the procedure.

We waited two hours for the result and were informed later, there's no malaria. But he was admitted that night for more investigations. More tests were taken, including x-ray and brain ct scan. Everything appear normal. But the fever won't go down.

I visited him last night and he was doing fine except for his fever. The doctor is planning to have LP this evening to check meningitis but my sister reluctant to give her consent. But who isn't scared?

Please pray for his speedy recovery.


2 X 2 MeMe

Got this tag from Osindak. Thanks Susan. Better do this before I forget :)

Two names you go by
1. Phil
2. Ning

Two things you are wearing right now
1. Light Green Pants
2. Dark Green Blouse

Two things you want very badly at the moment
1. Sleep
2. Holiday

Two things you did last night just before bed
1. Came home from hospital around 1 am
2. Warm Bath

Two things you ate today
1. Nasi Campur for brunch
2. None - as at 1.45 pm

Two people you just spoke with
1. Owen
2. Ovin

Two things you are doing tomorrow
1. Bring my daughter to see a Specialist
2. Visit my warded nephew at Likas Hospital

Two longest car rides
1. To Sandakan
2. To Simpang Mangayau, Kudat

Two favourite beverages
1. Tea C
2. Ice Lemon Tea

2+1 persons who are chosen to do this MeMe
1. Dora
2. Lydia
3. Gina

Servay Hypermarket Penampang Destroyed in Fire

I received a very short e-mail last Wednesday.

What history do you want to write today?

I thought it was a nice numbers. Nevertheless, I said a short prayer, "all I want is my family out of danger and in a good health"

Around 8.00pm that night, I received an SMS from a relative who lives at Kg. Nosoob. Her SMS read, "FYI: Servay Penampang is on FIRE now! Nasib kita shopping di CKS tadi kan". I thanked her for the info and quickly googled Servay. And this is the first video on YouTube I found on the net. It looked like a small fire so I thought, maybe the damage was not so big.

But then, when I read the New Sabah Times the next morning. I was so shocked and stunned to see the aftermath of the fire. Our shopping place is totally gone!

Well, a history is written on the 20.08.2008.


God's Blessings

a small butterfly landed on my printer :)


Jesus said to his disciples, "Amen, I say to you, it will hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven"


What's the difference between a rich man and a poor man? Obviously, it's money. Why would money make it more difficult for a person to enter into the kingdom of God? Could it be that it's not so much that one possesses money, but rather, what one chooses to do with that possession?

God generously bestows blessings upon us so that we, in turn, may be transformed into blessings for others. From a Christian perspective, money confers upon its recipients the obligation to acknowledge the blessing of wealth as principled stewards.

Additionaly, we bear the Christian responsibility to enrich the lives of those possessing less. Thanks to free will, each of us retains the discretion to use money as we choose. Still, we need to remember that the door-way of heaven narrows whenever we act as though our wealth represents power to be wielded over others.

"Lord, do not let money come between Thee and me"

Received the reflection above from Sr. Sylvia, fsp.

Unrelated topic above:


If you are reading my blog, I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! May your wishes and dreams come true.

Bila pulang kampung? :)



A colleague is transferred to Johor Bahru. We had a small farewell gathering for her last Friday. Tini, also known as Avon lady among workmates is a very friendly and helpful person. We gonna miss her!

She's giving her farewell speech. She tried hard to hide her tears.

A small token from all of us

Colleagues and friends

Small fellowship

Tini, wishing you all the best in your future undertakings!


18 Rules for a Successful Life


Launching 'Linda'

The welcoming dance performed by students of St. Michael's School Penampang

Linda giving her speech

Guest of honour, Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan who officiated the launching of Linda's album

Choir from St. Michael's School Penampang
I'll upload the video later

One of her 3 performances that day
Linda is popular with her guitar

The autograph session
Linda with her Manager, Ms Flory

My autographed CD :)


Think Differently

A nice e-mail I received today. A big thank you to the person who wrote/created this.

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said 'I am blind, please help'. There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?'

The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way'. What he had written was 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it'

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing? Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the story : Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

Linda Nanuwil Launched Her KaDus Album

It's always been her dream to have a KaDus album

Now...her dream come true...congrats to you Linda!

Meanwhile, I am so proud with the St. Michael's School
Penampang Choir . They sang the opening of Linda's song
entitled 'Kotohuadan' or 'Thank You'
it gave me goosebumps :)




Bazaar - Fund Raising

Sacred Heart Inobong' Sunday School organized a bazaar in aid of building a new Religious Education Centre in Inobong to accommodate 350 learners.

Picture taken a day before the bazaar

There were many stalls - selling various types of food!

Sweet Bambangan!
My hubby bought a Lime plant

Drawings by the sunday school students on exhibition

Spoilt for choices - there were too many of them

Sunday school teachers busy selling their coupons (top left)
Gerai Pipin selling fried noodles and rice porridge and also Ice Coffee
My SIL in red shirt looking happy after buying chendol from the Makajil's stall

The crowds!

Nonsom do bakas :) & bambangan!
Rice and mushroom also on sale!

My aunt and her daughter Liza, selling nasi lemak and pudding (top left)
Roasted Chicken RM25.00 each!
Inobong Youths with their durian cakes (bottom right)

a very talented artist - Kajenjen (in black shirt)


Walk with Environment

Sunday School of Sacred Heart Church Inobong, in conjunction of its 15 years anniversary organized a Walkathon with its theme 'Walk with Environment'.

The Walkathon was divided into 8 categories:

A1 Student - Aged 13 to 17 (Female)
A2 Student - Aged 13 to 17 (Male)
B1 - Age 18 to 45 (Female)
B2 - Age 18 to 45 (Male)
C1 - Age 46 - 54 (Female)
C2 - Age 26 - 54 (Male)
D1 - Age 55 & above (Female)
D2 - Age 55 & above (Male)

Rector of Penampang Mission, Rev. Fr. Alex Sipanul did the blessing and Flag Off (Check Point 1), near the Church.

a short briefing by Mr Fidelis Sipangkui

warming up session led by Mr Gilbert Dompok

we even saw a python on the road

must get all the checkpoint cards from these gentlemen

winners - there were two winners in category A2

winners in Female Category

Group photo taken near the church compound

random photos - before and after the race
we had lucky draws too

after the event ended, we proceeded to tamu Inobong for 'mi sup' session
we were starving as we didn't take breakfast before the race

Till we meet again next time!