Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Goodbye & welcome

I spent my Aidil adha & New year eve in Kampung, a place I grew up and live during my childhood. Life is at slow pace. No hurry, serene, quiet and time passed slowly. Meeting close and distant relatives was bliss even for a short while. Had a chance to visit the old folk and eat some most of scrumptious food. So yummy..

After sometime being away from relatives, everyone will observe and say something about me as expected. This is a typical comment about me which make me smile ear to ear and speechless…

1) look very very young and maintain. Didn’t grow old
2) put on weight which obvious from face, used to be pale and skinny
3) fairer completion, suitable with weather in UK
4) look like “anak dara” (read: virgin girl). Emm…this one I gulp… :-o

It was really a complement. To satisfy myself, I guess my aging process is inversely proportional to my metabolic rate. It may also attributed to my solitude, recent spa??, and mostly a reunion with nucleus family.

Observing the green and heavy traffic along the way on certain stretch of the highway plus new development is something which I had not experience for quite sometimes. I enjoyed driving and I was always a fast driver. However, my driving is safe. My reflection is sharp on the road. A skill which I had in me since young. Hence driving can also bring loads of energy and boost up self confident in me. It is also allow me to pause and ponder on happenings. One thing a must for me while driving is to have music. Without it I can easily fall asleep. Most of the time when I am not the driver, I will be in zzzzland for a long distance travel by car.

Back to chaotic life in KL was another kind of life. I used to like it , but now I find it is quite stressful especially when there is so many people in the shopping complex, so much noise to absorb, too slow to move from one place to another etc etc.. but that is how life is... have to re-adapt to it.

Since my new year eve is mostly spend to visit relative and had loads of eating and part of the first day of new year spend on the road…my thots, ponder and reflection for the past year and plan for new year is only in my brain rather than written . Last night I spend a bit of time, plan ahead and had detail of every bit and pieces. I don't waith for new year to eastablish resolution. I always do it from time to time within a year.

Reflecting 2006, I consider it as the most challenging year for me. But I am glad I had gone through it. It help me to realize what I want in life, re-learn many things , letting go and move forward. Although I have not yet come to the end of my goal being away from home country for the past few years, with God bless, I will reach there.

Good bye 2006 and welcome 2007.

To all my blogger friends out there and those who stop over…wish all of you a wonderful year 2007.

A friend forwarded this tips, I thot of sharing with everyone who had not read it or wish to refresh…a simple tips..


HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers.
This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down. (keep this In mind if you are one of those grouches;)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourself. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Thots of the day:

All successful people, men and women, are big dreamer. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

-Brian Tracy, business author-

p/s internet is really crawling...really testing my patient..hence i cud not down load pics in my blog


11 comments:

Kak Teh said...

Happy new year and enjoy home while you are there. Thanks for the tips.

simah said...

happy new year! and enjoy! :0)

maklang said...

dah ni malaysia ke? kalau ada masa , singgahlah kat teratak maklang...

take care!

Queen Of The House said...

AM how long will you be in Msia for?

D said...

think i'll try to keep the tips in mind... just so need them!!

~ahni~ said...

AM, Happy New Year to u too.
Sampai bila kat Malaysia?

sya said...

AM

Selamat Tahun Baru..

Lama dah kak sya tak jengah ke sini, rupanya dah ada di sini.

rubyahmad said...

Hi Anggerek Merah,

Those are very good tips indeed. Very effective to stay young and healthy. Under 'health' remember we discussed about 'exercise'..he he. Awet muda numero uno apart from inheriting 'stay young' genes lah.

We certainly had a good sharing the other time didn't we? Wonderful. Must do it again next time. Take care.

Idham said...

:) anggerik....

happy new year. enjoy!

be back to UK refreshed and revitalized!

aah, the tips so so useful...thanks.


idham

anggerik merah said...

Kak Teh,

happy new year to you & family too.

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Simah,

Happy new year to you & family too.

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maklang,

Thanks Maklang. Insyaallah, will do that when I am around that area. Hope Wan bertambah sihat.

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QOTH,

I emailed you. Will be in touch.
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d,
glad it is useful for you. Take care!
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Ci Ni,
I am going back to UK in a couple of days. Will be in touch again.

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Kak Sya,

Selamat tahun baru unutk kaka Sya & anak2. balik kejap saja for short break.
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Kak Ruby,
Until today I am still smiling frm ear to ear thinking abt the first time we met..hehehe..kelakar kan..You are so very lovely & cute!

Yes..yes...definately we must do it again next time. Looking forward to it. Feel like we can keep on chatting endlessly. Thanks for sharing with me. U take care too.

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Idham,

yes really reenergized & revitalised...all the "re"...hehehe..

Happy new year to you & yr beloved family too. Take care.

Let me know yr son's number.

*adelaine said...

heheh, well said. all te best for 2007!