From everlasting to everlasting

From everlasting to everlasting

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Detox Your Finances

Yeahh...what an achievement !!

I read this book "Detox your Finances" in about six days, quite thick actually 320 pages. It usually will take longer than that if I were to read more than 300 pages. Phewww..

The concept or theory introduced in this book is almost similar to any other personal finance / financial management book. So it's nothing new, familiar terms used, common principles etc.

The highlight :- Save more, spend less. Create budget and stick to it. Declutter your debts. Know which type of investment suits you and start investing - let your money work harder for you. 



At the end of the book, there's a summary of personal finance which can be used as a guideline and also personal goal setting. 

Personally, it's useful to me, in order for me to keep track on my financial standing. 

Sincerely
Barbara


Friday, 7 July 2017

Sweet Reminder


Not easy huhh..

# Refocus
# Renew
# Refresh

It's healthy to check and evaluate ourselves (body, mind, soul and spirit) as and when it's necessary especially in a situation where we hit rock bottom or off-track from our focus and objectives. 
It's normal, we are not perfect, everyone gone through that in one way or another. We just need to know when to "come back" and willing to move on. 


Yes, we're created to be victorious! 

Be blessed! 

Sincerely 
Barbara


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Cambodia Fresh & White


I posted this on Instagram and I'll repeat it here hehehe...

One thing for sure, public toilets in Cambodia are VERY clean and dry. Not only in the main city, countryside too. 

On our second day tour in Phnom Penh, we went to a buffet restaurant for lunch, full with crowds and hardly can get any available table if you don't book in advance. The place is big, really (will share in different post)

I didn't want to go to the washroom at first knowing that there would be lot of people and I imagined the toilet would be wet, dirty with unpleasant smell. 
But because we will be continuing our tour, I thought it would be better to ease myself before I suffer later hahaha. And so I went in to the wash room and to my surprise, the washroom is big as well and CLEAN, DRY and nicely decorated. People came in and out but it's still well maintained with fresh smell.


This photo was taken at one of the rest stop on the way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The cleaners I assumed, even can sleep on the floor. It's sparkling clean.


I took this photo in another rest stop because of its uniqueness.


Sincerely
Barbara

Monday, 12 June 2017

Cambodia Social, Friends and Leisure

After such a long day everyday, we spent some time hang out at the lobby at night with some beers of course hihihi.. 

Not all were there, aunty, uncle definitely wouldn't join us hahaha... only us "the crazy ones" and not forgotten our tour guide, Adrin. 

We tried local beer : Angkor and Cambodia, not bad actually. Priced between USD0.50 - USD1 per can and bottle Between USD1.50-USD2 or slightly cheaper.

Diary 5/6/17

We had Anchor Smooth also besides Angkor beer - bought from the shop in front of our hotel. 
Durie came with her fruit cake brought all the way from Kuching haha...long journey yeah..
We shared lot of stories and it was fun , really !

Mina and her spontaneous action...hilarious. 


Diary 6/6/17

We were more prepared this time. We went to convenience store just before we reached hotel and bought different types of beer, also titbits. Again, we never run out of interesting stories, some scary stories too. 




Diary 7/6/17

We had a better place to "lepak" in this hotel @ Siem Reap. Unfortunately lot of mosquitos which I hate so much because of my sensitive skin (sigh). I'd to apply skin allergy cream and Vicks and I changed into long pants (that serious ok) pity me. But it was all fine because I was prepared with all these protection..huhuhu..


ABC and LEO beer 



Diary 8/6/17

No hang out and beer session. Some went for foot and body massage. I myself slept early but actually there wasn't any signal from anyone to lepak!! ahahahah , so I thought they probably too tired to hang out hehehe..

It was fun, truly and I kind of miss this lepak session.

Sincerely
Barbara







Cambodia Food and Leisure 1

Diary 5/6/17

We arrived in Phnom Penh at around 5:30pm local time which is 1 hour behind Malaysia time. We came out of the airport quite late because one of our group member didn't get her luggage. It was mishandled and still left in Kuala Lumpur. After the report was done, we got in the bus about almost an hour later and it was already quite late for any tour. So we went to the restaurant direct from airport and had our dinner. 

Table 1 : Aunty, uncle, The Stephens of course, Ellisy and Ashley, Mina , Durie and Sheryl. 

Table 2 : Liza and family, Tom, Aunty and kids


Fried Egg . Guess what, the green vegetable that you can see is bitter gourd. It was nice to my taste but of course not for the kids.

Chicken with bit of soy sauce

Roasted duck. As I'm not a fan of duck, I didn't try.

"Kerabu" chicken

Green leafy vegetable. It's just plain and simple

Stir fried mixed vegetable 

Plain soup with some chicken 

Steamed fish

Dessert : Glutinous rice

Dessert : Mango - sweet and juicy!

Group photo after dinner.

Overall was okay to me, Chinese food and not much different to what we have here locally. We didn't finish most of the food probably because we're still full from the meal served in the plane.


Sincerely
Barbara










Tuesday, 27 December 2016

CHRISTMAS ... Christ is the reason..

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord"

CHRISTMAS  is a season not only of rejoicing  but of reflection.

I love these quotes very much. Christmas is not only a season of jolly, happy and be merry, it is more than that..the birth of our Saviour, Lord Jesus. It is good to have some reflection and deep thought of who our Jesus is. Every time I reflect the goodness of God and his LOVE in my life, it brought tears to my eyes and heart. There are so many to be thankful, grateful for. He is just amazingly awesome..

This year's Christmas  we invited few friends and families to celebrate the beautiful, joyful and meaningful day with us. 

As usual we prepared and cooked our own dishes.Except for cakes and cookies, we specially ordered from one of the best bakers in town..credit to Diana. Thanks a bunch!

Sweet Sour Prawn

Steamed vege with oyster sauce

Spicy Tom Yam Cuttlefish

Dabai Fried Rice

Chicken Kacangma (Herb)

Fried Bihun

Pork Pansuh (Bamboo)

Colorful cakes. I fall in love with the green cake - yummehh

Chocolate chips, seaweed, pineapple roll and peanut cookies

Layer cake given by my sister. 

"Life is beautiful from all angles. Find it and you will be amazed of what it can be. Just like one layer cake, if you cut it from different side, you will get different patterns but all are wonderful and beautiful in their own ways" *Life reflection* I posted this on instagram.

Sincerely
Barbara







Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Night to Remember

I attended a Pre-Christmas dinner organized by Persatuan Dayak Sarawak (PEDAS) last Saturday.

It was a great one though it started off with no electricity all over Kuching, just when the event was about to start. The event was supposed to start at 6:30pm with some of the VIPs had arrived on time.  However the dinner only started at 8:15pm when the power is back to normal.

The program arrangement was good, the food...ermmm...average perhaps. 

My sister, being the organising chairperson, addressed the opening speech - it was short, sweet and precise. 


We took few photos together.

My sister, my best friend, my gossip partner and she's everything to me. 

Do we look alike? Ahaksss...perhaps no. 


Photo taken with my so-grown-up and pretty niece, Esther and her friend Carol. 


The guest of honor for that night - YB Baru Bian, didn't take any photo with him. 

There's photo taken with YB Ali Biju. 

Some other photos with friends, Andrew and Endy. That was our first meet with Endy though we're friend in facebook for quite sometimes.


Also with Anthony


A generous and kind-hearted friend gave me this mug. Thanks heaps!


Had a chance to meet some other friends in person, which we're friends in FB but had not met before. It's always good to have more friends and friends and friends hahahah.. 

Dinner ended at around 1am, of course there were karaoke and joget session that kept the event joyous and lively.


Sincerely 
Barbara