Saturday, September 15, 2007

In the land intense/intermittent sunshine

From the land of intense travel for work took me to Cairo and Alexandria for several days. Travelling on the land of Egypt was the most interesting experience. The beauty of River Nile, pyramids and Mediterranean Sea. The caotic traffic was almost unimaginable which I can't compare it with KL traffic and driving style. I would easily get heart attack if I need to drive on my own...hehehe. And the nite life in some places was really really happenings. I am amazed! Will share more story and pics later, Insyaallah when time permit.

Travelling from Cairo thru Frankfurt to my next destination on Spet 11 is a date to remember. Nevertheless, I have no worry.

Now, I am in the land with intermittent sunshine (for the last 2 days), or sometimes could be almost like 4 seasons in a day (as said by one of the locals this morning), and today with no sunshine. I almost forgot how to adjust my body to this kind of weather despite of used to be here for many years. Nevertheless, I must get myself adjusted soon enough with the weather and manage the jet lag well...

My work place is still intack but very dusty. Friends are happy to see me back. But I miss my loves one back home. Whenever I woke up in the early morning, I wish I was embraced by my love one. Will be here for sometimes to settle my unfinish business and also work responsibility.

I just recalled that Sept 13 is my 2nd blogging anniversary. I started blogging on this land and on this date I was here too. What a coincident! It has been 2 interesting and memorable years in blogging world. I would not want to remember at the time when I started blogging and how much that I shared the happenings with me and around me. All I know I learn many things about life and people through blogging. And I met many lovely friends out there...

The more I think about blogging, it is to me is my written diary most of it to capture my thought and experiences especially when there is no single soul could be next to me to hear...

Ramadhan Mubarak to everyone!

Anggerik M
Sept 15, 2007; 6:36 pm


My officemate forwarded this, I like it and i paste it here to ponder..

Four Words that Make Life Worthwhile by Jim Rohn

Over the years as I've sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life's challenges, I've come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.

First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don't know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences - negative or positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people's experiences, both positive and negative. I've always said that it is too bad failures don't give seminars. Obviously, we don't want to pay them so they aren't usually touring around giving seminars. But that information would be very valuable – we would learn how someone who had it all then messed it up. Learning from other people's experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.

We learn by what we see so pay attention. We learn by what we hear so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you should be a selective listener, don't just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read so learn from every source; learn from lectures; learn from songs; learn from sermons; learn from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.

Second, life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can't just learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It doesn't mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

Third, life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project - see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that's the end, but just don't end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

And lastly, life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all you will get some results, if you care enough you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care.

What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?


bunga rampai said...

Salam Ramadhan AM,

Kembara di alam nyata dan alam maya bukan saja memberi kenangan malah pengalaman dan pengajaran.

Selamat ulang tahun blog! Teruskan menulis mencurah rasa :)

qoth said...

Selamat menyambut Ramadhan di perantauan, AM. Difficult without loved ones around, but you'll plod on for sure. Will you be back home for raya? I too had gone through two years of blogging ... Happy blog anniversary to us!


Count Byron said...

AM, enjoy Egypt, one place I have not been to. Would love to be among the pyramids and the busy Cairo.
May you have a great Ramadhan. Take care of health.

Anonymous said...


having fun nampak? even i have not been to egypt and they have what i do there. but never mind. my office email remains unchanged.

wan is still missing this monday morning. i'll be leaving saturday 22 september for "familiarisation" and "handover" and be back after 2.5 weeks for raya hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....



anggerik merah said...

bunga rampai,
memang benar apa yang diperkatakan. Saya akan cuba terus menulis...

Yes, definately I will be back before Raya. Will not want to miss raya back home. Now, I have to work hard to get things done. Insyaallah.Bila kita nak jumpa? Maybe raya nanti kot? Surely you will be raya in Aloq staq kan?
Le Count,

I had been missing you much. Surely others too. Happy to read yr recent entry.

In the midths of hectic schedule of work travel & committment, we managed to get a quick glance of Cairo and ALexandria.
Insyaallah I will remember to take care of my health. TQ Count! I owe you much for that reminder. U take care too.

dudae, is a must to keep alive & energetic. If not the few hours walking in the hot sunshine of Egypt in the plant and fabrication yard full of dust is no enjoyment. Yeah...wish that you were also join us. But but...maybe we will visit your new work place later. Indeed this trip is quite hectic. But much we learn. I enjoy it.

I had not been successful to get office mail since I was here. So can't read what's happen. I had been communicating with Wan thru my yahoo mail. I believe he must be in the office by now.

No matter where you are...the world is getting no reason for us not to be in touch! Do enjoy every moment of your time there. I will keep reminding you your plans excluding work overthere...hehehehehehe

Hope to see you in KL again.

Has said...

AM, puasa tak? May u be better this Ramadan than the last one in UK ;-)

anggerik merah said...

has, esok baru nak posa...hehehe. tak nampak anak bulan last week. I m back to uk for 2 weeks. i m fine insyaallah. nampak beet root teringat kat you.

cikdinz said...

salam ramadhan...

Kak Teh said...

Salam ramadhan dan selamat menyambut ulangtahun blog!

simah said...

Salam ramadhan AM... *hugs*..lama betul tak jenguk blog u ni... ..

missing those back hom eh? just look at it this way... masa travelling boleh la u beli baju raya cairo utk ur lil n big man... :0)

take care...and happy blog anniversary! u used to chase ducks.. now u chase pyramids=? :0)

Anonymous said...


hey, having fun or what? i might never go after all because i have a million things to do and i will never do them all.



anggerik merah said...


salam ramadhan to you and family and congratulation on the new commers to the family.


Kak Teh,



yes...missuing them both.Hari-hari call..roaming pulak tu.. emmm..tak apa lah asalkan happy.

I still visiting the duck...+ pyramid..


Dudae, have so much to settle before leaving. 3 more days to go? Do enjoy yr Ramadhan there. Will chase after your story.