Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
(Fast & Abstinence)

"Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people will see what you do. If you do these things publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heaven. So, when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it, as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the streets. They do it so that people will praise them. I assure you, they have already been paid in full. But when you help a needy person, do it in such a way that even your closest friend will not know about it. Then it will be a private matter. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you"

"When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites! They love to stand up and pray in the houses of worship and on the street corners, so that everyone will see them. I assure you, they have already been paid in full. But when you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you"

"When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that God will hear them because their prayers are long. Do not be like them. Your Father already knows what you need before you ask Him. This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven
may Your holy name be honored
may Your Kingdom come
may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us today the food we need
Forgive us the wrongs we have done
as we forgive the wrongs
that others have done to us
Do not bring us to hard testing
but keep us safe from the evil one

"If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done"

"And when you fast, do not put on a sad face as the hypocrites do. They neglect their appearance so that everyone will see that they are fasting. I assure you, they have already been paid in full. When you go without food, wash your face and comb your hair, so that others cannot know that you are fasting - only your Father, who is unseen, will know. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you" (Matthew 6:1-18)

I attended morning Mass today at Sacred Heart Church Inobong. Rev. Fr. Julius Sading celebrated the Mass.

To those of you who have missed the Mass this morning, you can go to St. Michael's Church Penampang or Holy Nativity Terawi at 7.30pm.

ps. Happy Birthday to darling hubby ~~~


The Wedding of Marcholet & Terry

Attended the wedding reception of
Macholet Marius Kombuyuk & Terry Tay
at Dewan Raya Inobong Proper
on 15th February 2009

The happy couple

the backdrop

the arch

nice deco

wedding cake

cutting cake ceremony
witnessed by the couple's parents

the couple in traditional (Kadazan) costume

of course, the makan-makan ;)
catered by Ching Fah Restaurant

the 'We Care Group' ~ at your service

crowds were entertained by the 'Salapa Band'

the couple had a Sumazau dance surrounded with their friends


Warisan Plaza

I was supposed to meet a friend, Umi from Sarawak at 1Borneo yesterday. But on our way to 1B, I received an sms that there was a changed of plan :(

Well actually, early in the morning, I received an sms from a friend telling me that Umi wanted to meet us at 1B in the evening. I told my friend that I might not make it coz I had something to do that evening - to fetch my daughter at Damai Plaza where she attended a briefing and practical on 'Edible Architecture'. But since she finished early, I told my hubby, maybe I could go and meet Umi and friends at 1B. So we rushed home, took a quick shower then off we go. But too bad, they changed their plan to which they didn't inform me earlier. A short sms would do, don't you think so?

We cancelled the trip to 1B, made a turned and went back to town. Looking for a place to have dinner, we ended up at Warisan Plaza. This was our first time coming here :) We dined at 'Da Manila' ~

Asam Laksa Noodle ~ my choice for dinner

My son chose a simple fried rice

an Onion Chicken Rice for my daughter

after dinner
we went to Secret Recipe and tapau some cakes :)



There are re-shuffles and transfers in our office
with effect 16.02.09
one of them is Mr Bernard
who is going to head Service Department in Sandakan

Farewell means ada makan-makanlah ;)

Shouldn't they feel sad?
they looked happy saja LoL

my food!!
asadap saya bilang kangku ^-^


Tag Again

I was tagged by Mama Mia, Jacqueline and Max


It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours and tag 10 people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real. Nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy or girl name question. Have fun!

1. What is your name: Phil
2. A four letter word: Pray
3. A boy's name: Phelps
4. A girl's name: Phoebe
5. An occupation: Photographer
6. A colour: Purple
7. Something you wear: Pants
8. A food: Pizza
9. Something found in the bathroom: Pail
10. A place: Paris
11. A reason for being late: Punctuality problem!
12. Something you shout: Palui!
13. A movie title: Pleasantville
14. Something you drink: Pepsi
15. A musical group: Pussycat Dolls
16. A street name: Penampang street
17. A type of car: Porsche
18. A song title: Papa Don't Preach (by Madonna)
19. A verb: Play

This is really fun! Thanks to those who tagged me. Now I really would like to read Dora's, Emily's, Cay's, Sogoh's, Luthie's, Mel's, Vienne's and Yot's :)

Tag By Emily

I was tagged by Emily. Since we are still in the mood of celebrating Valentine's, I think I better do this ;)

Why Do I Love my Hubby?

Well, to start with, my hubby is not a romantic person LoL
He is very quiet and reserve


He is caring
He is responsible
He is understanding
He is our handyman
He played great music
and most of all he loves and take good care of his children - that's all I ask from him ;)

Love you dear hubby and Happy Valentine's to you!



First and foremost
Wishing you all
a very
Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I have two weddings to attend to, today and tomorrow

Walter & Ethelreda
at Penampang Cultural Hall
(Walter is the son of my hubby's cousin)

Macholet & Terry
at Dewan Raya Inobong
(Macholet is the daughter of
Mr Marius Kombuyuk & Mdm Marina Wong of Kg. Inobong Proper)


New Template

When I visited this web, I'm spoilt for choices :)

But finally, I'm going to try this one
at first I was looking for a 3 columns but somehow or rather
I found this and it suits my tag as
"My Simple Kampung Life"

I'll see how it goes
If I got bored with this one
I'll change again ;)


Under Construction

I think I'm going to 'renovate' and 're-decorate' my blog
at last I'm going to give it a try
I know I'm useless in this department
but it's time to change ;)

I'm still looking for a suitable template
so, bear with me
and wish me good luck :))


Lion Dance at City Mall

Unplanned, we went to City Mall last week
reaching there
we saw this

Exactly what to call them?

A lion dance
A dragon dance?

maybe, both ;)

and then
this signage caught my eyes

it reminds me of Dora ;)



His wife passed away 2 months ago
May his soul rest in peace


Pledging for 5As

My youngest son will be sitting for his UPSR exam this year. He is studying at SK St. Theresa Inobong, Penampang. The school invited all parents concerned to witness the Year 6 students giving their vow to obtain 5As in the examinations.

Minister in PM's Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok also witnessed the occassion. Tan Sri was there to present cash gifts to six students who scored 5As last year.