Monday, June 29, 2009

A Visit to City Aquarium.....

When you are in stress; try this one....somebody told me to look at how the fish swimming or dancing. After my full schedule on the office works, its time to relax. The Kuching City Aquarium, just meters away from Sarawak Museum is one of the best to visit on weekend.

Everybody is talking about Michael Jackson..... It is similar to one of his song.. Black or White. Either they are black or white, we still called them, "fish" right?

Pity tortoise.. I always believe that they lived in swamp area. They are lucky as we built better home for them, with beautiful landscape some more....

What happened to your head my friend....He look angry lah...

This fish eat too much is it? Is he/she "boroi" or pregnant? I cannot differentiate either he/she is male or female or shemale.... He he

Prisoners in orange uniform...

Something wrong with his backbones? He he

This is the first time I see this...evolution of alligator?

I don't know that fish also have albino...

Its me....

The entrance... just meters away from the Sarawak Muzium. Beautiful view... I means the landscape...

Some more improvements that I suggest or I would like to see in the future;

(i) I want to see EMPURAU, the popular and most expensive fish imported from Ulu Kapit
(ii) I want to know the background and the origin of the fish
(iii) I didn't see any crocodiles which is available during my last visit..
(iv) Maybe the government should thinking of constructing the bigger aquarium as in Japan, I don't mind to pay for the entrance fee..
(v) Its good if the visitors having the chance to feed the fish. I don't mind to buy the rations and feed them.. It must be interesting.
(vi) I want to see more fish lah...
(vii) Keep it free entrance please...
(viii) I want to see other amphibians, frogs, snakes, lizards, biawak.... Am I go to the wrong place? What I want to say here is, I want to visit SARAWAK ZOO...maybe some other day?
(ix) How about prawn?
(x) No more suggestion.... but thumps up to the authority who maintain the cleanliness of this place...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gold Arawana was on Table 23.....

Attending the formal function like this is normal for me. But this one is really different. I being invited by a friend to join him on Mukah Medical Charity Night at Kingwood Resort, a leading hotel in Mukah.

YB came in about 7.30 pm, speech by the Pengarah Kesihatan Bahagian and YB Abu Seman took about one hour and my stomach start to play his own music. However, it was not that serious as I like the way the two gentlemen gave their speech and I really concentrated on what they sayd mostly on the healthy matters.

We enjoy our food with the interesting performance by the dancers and singers. The performers, not bad but I almost feels that I enter the wrong pub. Ha ha ha....

The first dish came out but pity to the unseen heroes on the control rooms... Sorry boss...I am hungry... he he

Here are the performers, as I said...not bad apa..

YB Abu Seman Jahwie & other VVIPs officiating the function and performing the poco-poco dance for the suara emas..

Even though the contribution is just too small to proud of, Gold Arawana has shown his support to the charity night... He was on Table 23.

Blogger transforms to Gambler....

Its a long time ago since the last day I bought the Toto. I have a breakfast with my friends this morning, when a group of "Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah" students visit our table and collecting the charity for their club. You know what, I am the only one among us that not donating single cents on their tabung... Ha ha, kedekut.

We continue chit chat on our profession, continue with 4d, 6d, jackpot matters and decided to buy some before going home.

Tonight...I wish that I could change the number "2" to "5" and I can claim first prize for RM 25, 000.00 tomorrow. But... its not my day yet, or it is actually a sign that I should be more helpful next time and only than the luck will come to me....

Draw no : 3191/09
Draw Date : 27/06/2009 (Saturday)


1st Prize 0285
2nd Prize 5766
3rd Prize 1256

9915 0113
4556 7892
8833 4124
7406 6819
3375 1198
3912 1865
1763 8982
5018 5241
7555 1708
5108 4548

Am I just too ambitious to be richer? And now I know that I should stop dreaming and work harder to get it... I mean to be richer...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Traveller Diary on 8 Divisions...

1. Bintulu, the Sarawak Oil Town

27 April, 2009

Arrived at Bintulu, after a three hours journey from Mukah is really tiring. Luckily the hotel we stayed, Park City Everly Hotel is really a good hotel; some say that it is the best hotel in Bintulu based on its location facing on the estuary of Sg. Kenyana.

Not much story on my Diary as we are in rush. Not much places visited and it was more to official job. I heard lots about Bintulu; Taman Tumbina, LNG, Taman Similajau, etc…I have been to LNG in 2008 but cannot tell the details as I was also on official duties during the launching of SCORE.

Looking for special foods? Ho ho… it’s the best place for those like the exotic foods...

Unfortunately, I just cannot remember where did I put my photos in Bintulu .... It might be the sign that I am getting older...

  1. Mukah, the future Smart City

30th April, 2009

I finished up my official duty at Bintulu. Mission completion! I waked up early, just cannot wait too long to arrived at Mukah.

Working here for almost eight years, of course I have seen lot of changes. From the Cowboy Town in early millennium, the great burning of old town, upgrading to Division from a small District, and now the future Smart City of Sarawak.

Some land marks completed in Mukah are; Menara Pehin Setia Raja (a 12-storey state government office) and the Yellow Bridge (an arch steel bridge crossing Batang Mukah) as the gateway to Mukah).

Don’t surprise that most of the architectures in Mukah has “terandak” shape on its roof. Sometime it is too many and becoming no more special for me. Maybe has to try something else as the landmarks? I am always thinking on it...

Mukah now is good for those who like the adventures journey on swampy-jungle, river cruising, cultural explorations, fishing, exotic local foods and sea food.

  1. Sibu, the future third City in Sarawak

10th May, 2009

Working on Sunday is always my last choice. I just received a fax letter calling for a meeting at Samarahan on 11th of May, 2009. Fuhhh… I just ready for my trip to Betong and Sri Aman on the 10th and this is just come on short time notice. It is an important meeting which i have to attend anyway.

Driving from Mukah to Sibu is also always my last choice. At least two hours spend on the Mukah-Selangau Road which is still under construction. To the road users, be patient, drive carefully and ready for a massage when you reach Sibu.

Sibu, the third largest town in Sarawak after Kuching City and Miri City is popular for its status as the floating town. It is not derision, I believed but the Government now are looking seriously on the preventive measurements.

I don’t have much time at Sibu, I even cannot see any specials as it I am too often travelling to the “Sibow Town”. “Sibow” is a type of wild rambutan fruit in Iban language. In next few years, we hope that Sibu will be declared as the third City of Sarawak.

  1. Sarikei, the Nanas Town

Sibu to Sarikei take me on the road for less than two hours. Crossing on two major bridges in Sarawak namely Lanang Bridge and Sg Nyelong Bridge which just completed recently gives me new traveling experience to Sarikei.

Mppphh… I took a cup of coffee and buy few pieces of 4d before adjourned my long journey to Kuching. It is about four in the evening, and I better rush!

My observation is that; this town is almost dead, not much development! Its either the potential tourism spot are not developed or there are no interesting places in Sarikei. Am I too vocal? Sorry for that.. than.

  1. Kuching, the CATpital City of Sarawak

The small City of Kuching, anyway is the largest City in Borneo. A beautiful City with lots of tourism spots to visits. As I am originally from Kuching, I could not see any specials of the City. I just get used living in the isolated town where the traffic and human jam is not our core business, I hate the situation here.

Once in a blue moon, I am happy. Just for shopping for my Gawai and Christmas.

  1. Samarahan, the Uni-town

My trip is just more to reunion with my one and only University (so far). Wah ha… I lost my way, lot of changes, new roads, new towns, traffic lights, etc… My meeting takes about two hours before I continue my journey reveals the new-look Samarahan. My former wooden quarters is still there, but now used by the army for their training ground? I am not very sure. The old temporary wooden campus is still there, the buildings are the mothers of professionals and managers. I am proud to be one of them!

Staying in Samarahan? No place to stay than…

  1. Sri Aman, the symbol of peace

Under the colonists, it is known as Simanggang, a name that still being used by the local here. For outsiders like me, I am more familiar to call it Sri Aman. Interesting replica on the gateway, when I thought that “dugong” is the replica for Sri Aman. Ha ha… I am just too tired, driving about four hours from Kuching and arrived about one hour before midnight. It is actually a replica of tidal bore (benak) which could only be seen in several places in the world. Sri Aman is one of them.

It just a small town but brings big meaning to the formation of Malaysia. I spend two nights where I could not find and special in Sri Aman, maybe I need more time on my holiday but not for official duties.

Another interesting story on my diary is that, I spent some times to look for my hotel entrance. My driver lost and me lost maybe due to tiring mind. Once we found it, I received a "mock key"... He he ...I can assure you that this hotel is comfortable to stay and the service are excellence.

  1. Betong, Sarawak youngest brother

Another surprised for me. My last visit to Betong is five years ago, when Betong is still structuring itself as a new Division. Nowadays, it is totally different indeed. Construction is everywhere, and the new airplane-shape Government Administrative Centre is located at one of the hill. Amazing architecture! Iban language is the mother tongue here, and one for sure, there is a traffic light now. Fuhh…

Gold Arawana thanks his colleagues and his "quality" team who spent the valuable times on the 8 divisions. Working together in team, overcome all the challenges, and enjoy once the works completed is one of my great moment to remember...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Fathers' Day

Gold Arawana wish all the fathers, sooner to be a father, used to be a father, etc..etc...HAPPY FATHERS' DAY....

Children Live What They Learn
(By Dorothy Law Nolte)

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns violence.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to love the world.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Loving someone is the best.......

Being Loved is the second-best thing in the world; loving someone is the best..............

Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
You will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
(Matthew 6: 9-13)

Q'Eemeralld Naong Jozia (07.12.2003 - 09.06.2007)

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Ha ha..

One of potted flower in my room is blooming for the first time. Today is the first day for me in the office after Gawai holiday and only realize that she is blooming, in white colour. Interestingly, the flower is bowing towards me. I am so happy and loved it....

This potted plant was bought by my colleque to decorate our office few months ago. However, due to lack of maintenance and sunlight, she was almost "rest in peace". Fortunately, I was a hero of her... and hopefully it will be an omen that good luck is bowing on me on my new day at office.

What I learned on the way to the Top...

Gold Arawana on “What I learned on the way to the top”

Many would understand that to be on the top means in terms of prosperity and leading a top position in an organization. It was an orthodox explanation. However, author, Zig Ziglar has his own view on the specific meanings of “Top”. This is all about the book, “What I learned on the way to the top” which was published by Advantage Quest Publications.

According to this book which been first printing in 1999, true success can be measured in eight crucial areas of life: happiness, finances, emotional security, the quality of friendships, family relationships, sense of hope and an overall peace of mind.

This book is kept in my bookshelves for at least one year after I bought it, still in its plastic cover! Somebody may ask, why? The author, Zig Ziglar may the one that has the question mark on me. I just try to say that I am too busy with my office works and have no time to read. However, this book is just telling me that it was not an excuse for me. Mr Zig Ziglar even has answered me in his first chapter by saying, “When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do”. Occasionally yes, I do agree. But most of my life I just see darkness on this. I am still a long way to go, anyway!

About the book

It was early morning, at about six o’clock when I just waked up. It was a sunny day, which I supposed to enjoy my extra sleeping for holiday. It was the second day of Gawai Dayak. Try to pleasure myself, I went to my bookshelves and found this book, the book with attractive title but not the cover. Its normal right, we like to judge the book by its cover.

That is my first impression anyway! Reading on the first page, Zig Ziglar highlights on “The Bottom Line of Success” which really gives me new perception on success. Be encouraged! Be challenged! Be blessed! Be successful! Keep moving toward the top! And the bottom line of success according to the author is Zig Ziglar is pleasing God. This attracts me to read more.

It brought me to another chapter; there is no table of contents; which means that I have to read one by one to know exactly on the contents. There are one page for every subtitle and relevant Bible chapter as the footnote. Simple explanation is written on the opposite page of every subtitle. It’s easy to read, to understand and even to memorize.

Zig Ziglar gives the readers one hundred and ninety (190) valuable lesson on the way to the top; and thirteen (13) reminders that will remind the readers that they are now already on the top.

Contents of the Book

Two hundred and three chapters seem too many to read. However, the author is made it easy so that each chapter pointed to very specific idea. All the chapters are related itself to the faith, specifically related to the important chapters in the Holy Bible. Its all about building up own personalities, utilize and respect others surrounding towards achieving the eight crucial areas of life highlighted in the first page.

For leaders in the making, in what ever fields you are, this book would be among the best guidelines.


I would rate this book as three stars of overall five stars. It is however strictly based on my reading perception only. One for sure, readers will look for another Zig Ziglar’s book for future reading.

Be encouraged! Be challenged! Be blessed! Be successful!
Keep moving toward the top!