Wednesday, 30 May 2012

My hobby-Collecting Paper Money

 Hi to everyone!!!!!
I love to collect old coins, candle holders (previous post), fridge magnets, 
key chains and paper money-old and new:) 
Mmmmm today, I'm going to share one of my fascinating hobbies 
Collecting Paper Money

My father was the main person who helped me developing this hobby, as he had pursued this unknowingly. At the beginning, I started collecting old coins when i was in primary school somewhere in 1980s. Then only i started with paper money.  Actually, I have more collections of oil coins rather than paper money. As time passed by, responsibilities increased and I couldn’t find much time to work delicately  over my collection. After I married, my husband showed his interest too.  He was so surprised to see all my old coins and paper money. He suggested me to continue this beautiful collection. So now my husband and I are sharing this hobby together.  Since My husband travels a lot for that's the credit to get more banknotes/ paper money from other countries.  But now I have pretty much of old coins as well as paper money. 
I feel proud enough that I never backed down  with such nice collection that could be cherished for centuries. In fact this is a never ending journey for me and my husband too. A part of it, my eldest son (eleven years old) is starting to show the interest of starting this collection too. G0od start, my boy:)
For me, this is a very cool hobby that can fill you with the beauty of the world around us. Paper money or banknotes tell unique story of its art, people, history and geography. 

Let's look at some of my paper money/ banknotes collections ......

Costa Rica  (front side)
Costa Rica (back) Colourful ........just love it:)

My first Paper Money given by my this so much
This currency was that introduced by the Japanese across all of Borneo after their invasion in 1941, and would have been in use until the Japanese surrenders across the territory in August and September 1945-the source from Wikipedia

This lovely piece was given by one my students since I used to share my hobby with my students. This currency is 1985-1989 series.(Info from Banknotes of the Yugoslav dinar)

 This paper money was old One ringgit Malaysian Currency

1987. old SINGAPORE One Dollar Banknote, (Ship series)

There is so much to learn and enjoy with collecting paper money and I am really having a great time. 

“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. 
Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. 
Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”
~Dale Carnegie

Have a nice day.......:)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

You Always Make Me Smile:)

It's difficult to describe oneself with words; perhaps images can dictate what words cannot...

 Mini Tour of My Little Darling:)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Stress Hits Me!!!

Believe it or not?

The most stressful week............a pile of work, lots of things to do

Everyday before i sleep, i remind myself what i'm going to do tomorrow and what I've done today.
Next day, morning.... I remind myself again 'things to do today'!

Sorry my dear brain.  Sorry for making you so tired!
You shall have a rest... ....just wait  ♥♥♥   School Holidays just around the corner-a week to go.........?

Let me listen to my favorite song which is in the top list of mine lately........
before I'm signing off...............
Note: Luckily i have my planner and memo to remind me:)

Happy Saturday:)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Happy Teacher's Day

Happy Teacher's Day to all the Dedicated Teachers:)
Blessed all the teachers for the never ending effort to ensure our future generations acquire the knowledge.

I guess every teacher is familiar with William Arthur Ward's famous quote:

The mediocre teacher tells
The good teacher explains

The superior teacher demonstrates

The great teacher inspires

       So which category of teacher do I fall into? Naturally, every teacher would want to believe that they are in the last one!
To my students, ex-students, my classmates, my college mates, my friends, my colleagues, my neighbours, my parents, my sisters and to everyone-  thank you so much for your messages and wishes today:)

What the best way to start a teacher's day by having your students rushed to your table early morning to wish you a Happy Teacher's Day and shoved some cards and gifts......thank you, thank you  very much, my dear students. I love teaching you all.  

Selamat Hari Guru!!!!!!

Sacrifice is greater than love,
character is greater than beauty,
humanity is greater than wealth,
but nothing is greater than a TEACHER!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day

My Amma with my little one:)

M - for the Many things you gave and shared with me till now
O - means One and special creation from God
T - is for Teach me good things and inspire me to perform my best on the stage of life.
H - is for her beautiful and purest Heart
E - is for her Encouraging words and supports endlessly
R - means a letter that reflects Everything that's wonderful
Wonderful just like you, Amma:)

Thank you, Amma. Bless You Always!!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Wonderful Mothers out there.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Note to Myself

Dear Me,

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

 Always Remember  I Had The Good Fortune To Surround Myself With Some Very Relaxed, Peaceful, Loving And Nice People.

Do Something Nice For Someone Else.......And Don't Tell Anyone About It

Think of What I Have Instead of What I want

A Good Exercise

Laugh At My Mistakes So That I Won't Repeat Them

Take Time To Enjoy The Morning Breeze

Let Go Of All The Stresses

Always Wear My Smile:)

Free My Mind From Worries

Pamper Myself When I need because i deserve it

Don't Borrow Trouble. Each Day Has Enough of It's Own

Thankful for Another Day Every Morning


Happy Sunday:)





Friday, 4 May 2012

Be careful what you say......

There is enormous power in words. 

Be careful what we say to someone.......
even if we’re “just kidding” they may not see it that way…we may be bringing them down. Just because someone smiles and laughs when we make fun of them, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt them. We won't know, right.
The book of Proverbs says, "There is death and life in the power of the tongue."
 Destructive words can cause deep wounds; they may be the weapons that destroy someone's desire to continue trying - or even their life and have a lasting impact on them. 
If we have words of kindness, praise, encouragement.......give away to someone, somebody abundantly
  These kind of Words can lift someone up and help them make it through the day.


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Special trip to Miri

Goodbye April, Hello May!

Today  is a brand new month so I'd like to wish everyone a great start to the 
month of May. 
Happy Labour Day! 

Back From Miri.........Sarawak!!!!!

View from Mega Hotel of Miri Town
Three days in Miri. First day just went for 'jalan-jalan' and shopping only. Bought some bags, beaded purses and beaded bangles. At night, my hubby and I had 'ikan bakar' (BBQ Fish) which was quite famous there for our dinner.

The next day we started our journey to Niah Cave as early in the morning. It took about almost one hour
from Miri to Niah Cave. 
I had a great time exploring the caves as well as fascinated by the surrounding flora and fauna in the park. 
To walk into the caves, one has to walk along the plank walk as far as 3.5km from the archaeology museum. Along the journey, one will get to cherish and enjoyed the flora and fauna surrounding of which is certainly a fascinating experience for me. I took my sweet time strolling along the plank walk where I took some pictures and listened to chirping birds. Awesome!!!

 Exploring Niah Cave was fun and adventurous:) For Malaysian, you have to pay RM10 per entry. For foreigners you have to pay RM20 per entry. Don't forget to bring your own torch light or head light.. the Cave is dark inside. If you happened to forget, you can also rent the torch light at the counter located at mouth cave before across the gate, each of it charge RM5. And please do bring your own drinking water since  you have to walk at least 5.5km to the cave. (not to the painting cave).

 Each person has to pay RM1 (one way - means you have to pay total RM2 for two ways) to cross a short distant of river. You can choose to swim over, if you dare to do so..^_^ he he

This is followed by a 45-minute walk along a 3.1km plank walk to reach the entrance of the Great Caves.

A beam of light. If you want to catch this beautiful moment, you have to be there before noon.

Nice na ^o^

You will reach Gan Kira (Moon Cave) where you have to pass by the dark passage (quite scary but mmm very adventurous - a flashlight is essential to find the way. From Gan Kira, there is another cave, it is painting cave...........but so sad, it is closed for some renovations.

 That evening, we headed to Canada Hill to view a beautiful view of sunset. Canada Hill is a limestone ridge overlooking Miri City and offering excellent views of Miri and its surrounding. Situated on top of Canada Hill, the Grand Old Lady is the first oil well in Malaysia. It represents the petroleum history of Miri which is almost a century old. This oil well is no longer production and it has been declared a protected historical site by the Sarawak Government. There is an observatory platform where visitors can have an excellent view of Miri City. Next to this oil well is the newly completed Petroleum Science Museum.

After a tiring trip from Niah Cave that night we decided to have Indian food for our dinner. So hubby took me to Zaika an authentic North Indian Cuisine in Miri City. We had a pleasant dinner at Zaika. The interior part of the restaurant is just as sophisticated as the name of the restaurant itself. Dimmed lighting blend with Indian instruments playing softly through your ears give a delightful ambiance to the restaurant. 
While waiting for our orders to arrive, we were served with this Indian cracker eaten (like pappadam) with 3 types of sauce. I don't know what they called it. One of it , most likely pudina cuttney. Taste good:)

Have a blessing day!!!