Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PARENTS' 47th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT THE WESTIN LANGKAWI

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My recent stay at The Westin Langkawi was a gift of love for my parents to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary. Together with my 4 year old niece, Maryam, they were extremely excited when I told them that the highlight of the trip would not be the aerial display at LIMA'17, but the five star hotel we would stay in Langkawi. We checked in on 25th March 2017 and were so blown away with the beauty of the resort. The traditional Minangkabau clay roof style was creatively detailed to make the resort an icon in the island. From the moment we stepped into the resort, we were welcomed with the most genuine beautiful smiles by all the hotel personnel. We were deeply honoured to be greeted by Mr. Effendi, the Director of Rooms and Mr. Wenzel, the Front Office Manager. Instead of queuing at the front desk to check-in, the gentlemen led me to Breeze where my check in procedure was done in a breeze by Miss Syamsinar, the Guest Service Agent. It was a sunny day so we were delighted to be presented with a cold towel and a very refreshing welcome drink. Before we could take our next sip, a masseuse came over to massage our shoulders, definitely a great introduction to how good the spa experience would be. We were then ushered to the room by Mr. Effendi, Mr. Wenzel and Miss Syamsinar. They certainly set an even higher standard to the well-known Westin hospitality. The moment we opened the majestic door of our Renewal Suite, our jaws literally dropped in amazement to see how beautiful the suite was. Luxury at its best! Our lavish two-bedroom ocean front suite promoted relaxes and rejuvenation, whilst we took in the spectacular view and enjoyed the sea breeze from our private balcony. The suite was personalized with welcome cards and rose petals, a bottle of sparkling water, a huge fruit baskets, some pastries, coffee, tea, juices and some sweets and chocolate for little Maryam. Impressive! Our Westin experience was filled with many beautiful moments. The award winning infinity pool was so inviting, but being a good aunty, I spent most of my time at the kid’s pool where I had a hard time everytime I needed to drag Maryam out as it was so much fun. On our first night there, we were invited to join in the resort's Earth Hour celebration at Breeze. Breeze also served as a great place to slow down and relax our mind and we enjoyed the outstanding live band performance of renowned Indonesian band, De Java. The buffet breakfast in Seasonal Tastes was totally one of a kind where the buffet tables were lined with both local and international dishes that emphasized “Superfood” –known for being health-enhancing and rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. It was at the same restaurant that we had the best Chinese and Japanese buffet dinner on the second night. When we returned to our suite, we were pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful wedding anniversary cake for my parents delivered secretly by Mr. Rafizal, another outstanding hotel personnel who gave us a top-notch service with his warmth and friendliness. In a nutshell, we experienced luxurious refinement, personalized service and world-class facilities at The Westin Langkawi. The Westin associates, led by the very dedicated hotel manager, Mr. Rajiv were all excellent without exception, efficient, friendly, and willing to do the extra, and sometimes unexpected, things that made the stay even more special. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, The Westin Langkawi.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

WHAT MAKES A GOOD FRIEND?

Saturday, March 18, 2017 0
Today, modern technology allows us to make hundreds, or even thousands, of social network “friends” by merely adding their names to our list of computer contacts. And when we wish to end one of these “friendships,” we simply delete that person’s name from our list. However, the tragic incident involving the woman in Britain underscores a startling reality—true friendship still eludes many. In fact, one recent survey revealed that although we are socializing more, the number of our truly close friends has decreased.
Like most people, you probably agree that good friends are important. You may also recognize that there is more to being a friend than simply clicking links on a computer screen or a smartphone. What do you look for in a friend? How can you be a good friend? What does it take to forge a lasting friendship?

1. Show That You Really Care

True friendship involves commitment. In other words, a good friend feels a responsibility toward you, and he really cares about you. Of course, such commitment is two-way, and it requires hard work and sacrifice on both sides. But the rewards are worth the effort. Ask yourself, ‘Am I willing to give of myself, my time, and my resources for my friend?’ Remember, to have a good friend, you first need to be a good friend.

2. Be a Good Communicator

A true friendship cannot flourish without regular communication. So talk together about the interests you share. Listen to what your friend has to say, and respect his opinions. Whenever possible, commend and encourage him. At times, a friend may need advice or even correction, and that may not always be easy to give. However, a loyal friend will have the courage to point out a serious fault and offer tactful guidance.

3. Have Realistic Expectations

The closer we get to a friend, the more likely we are to see his flaws. Our friends are not perfect, but neither are we. Therefore, we should never expect or demand perfection from the people we befriend. Rather, it is good to cherish their virtues and to make allowances for their mistakes.

4. Widen Your Circle of Friends

True, we need to be selective about the people we befriend. But that does not mean narrowing our choice of friends to those of a certain age or upbringing. Taking an interest in people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities can truly enrich our lives.

Friday, January 15, 2016

BUDAK-BUDAK ALOQ SETAQ

Friday, January 15, 2016 0
Budak-budak Aloq Setaq mesti pernah:
1. beli sepit rambut kat Lorong Sempit 
2. makan mee ayam tomyam kat City Point 
3. makan makcik fried rice kat Queen's
4. lepak kat stesyen bas lama
5. lepak kat stesyen bas baru
6. seriyau kena ligan dengan Timah Gila
7. tengok wayang kat Panggung Cathay
8. tempah seluaq GQ kat Poshboy
9. teman mak pi Pekan Rabu 
10. lepak library
11. beli paper by weight rona macam-macam kat City Point
12. makan laksa Bangunan Ukir
13. beli baju sekolah kat Kedah Supermarket
14. bind project sekolah kat Peruda
15. lepak kat Hankyu Jaya 
16. lepak kat Looking Good
17. nganga tengok ayaq pancut depan Masjid Zahir
18. pi pesta buku di Dewan Syed Omaq
19. pos borang UPU kat pejabat pos di bangunan SPU
20. beli beg galaih haluih Garfield
21. pakai seluaq ketat steng beli kat Lorong Sempit
22. langut tengok ayaq pancut kaler-kaler kat bulatan Telok Wanjah
23. makan murtabak tebai Restoran Rose 
24. belajaq bawak kereta kat belakang Stadium Darul Aman 
25. makan sate kat garden sebelah stadium
26. beli buku sekolah kat Pustaka Union
27. turun bukit gelunsoq simen besaq kat garden sebelah stadium
28. usha darai kat stesyen keretapi
29. jogging kat Taman Rimba
30. buat remoih tinggi penampan angin boh spray rambut setengah botoi

Monday, October 6, 2014

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF SKY DOME, F1 RACING SIMULATOR; THE MALAYSIA TOURISM QUALITY ASSURANCE AND MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS CERTIFICATION; AND THE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY OF ART IN PARADISE LANGKAWI

Monday, October 6, 2014 0
The Opening Ceremony of Sky Dome, F1 Racing Simulator; the Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance and Malaysia Book of Records Certification and the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Art in Paradise Langkawi by Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia at Oriental Village.

MEPS STAFF PARTY


LANGKAWI GEOPARK RESORT CITY GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

The Langkawi Geopark Resort City Ground Breaking Ceremony by Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia at the Westin Langkawi.

ST REGIS LANGKAWI AND LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

The Ground Breaking Ceremony of St Regis Langkawi and Langkawi International Convention Centre by Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia at the Westin Langkawi.