a bouquet of flowers from somebody who is very dear to me... for my b'day..
i dont know what to blog today..but i do feel tired...i feel like to shut off my lappie forever...everyday i'm thinking to quit blogging but after a few days i do miss reading somebody's blogs and here i am...blogging!! but i do feel every bloggers have this feelings once a while in their lifetime...btw i have a lot of things to do right now but i dont know where or when to start...
i suppose to be enjoying my holiday but i have to invigilate...and i have to wake up early in the morning to collect exams paper from education department...ohh mannn!
i suppose to do some replanting at my garden but i dont have an energy to do it...
i suppose to plan a holiday with my family and i really looking forward to it but still couldn't find a suitable date and place...
i suppose to 'digital perm' my hair but i still dont know when i could do it...
i suppose to...i suppose to...i suppose to....argghhhhh...there is so much thing to do do in my head and time is running out!!!
i suppose to sent my car for a service but i'm too lazy to go to the workshop and wait...
but i managed to do some shopping in KLCC last week and bought myself a Dior sunglasses, Nokia N78 handphone and KaTHY vAN zEELAND handbag....i like!
Kathy Van zeeland Handbag...the promoter said it was from USA...x kisah la...!
Christian Dior Sunglasses...i'm thinking about sea, sun, and sand...its a hint!
Nokia N78...i hope this one will last long....*sigh*
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Posted by waliz at Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
The Norwegian newspaper VG has reported a truly amazing story about a
newly-wed trying to get to Norway to be with her husband, and the
stranger who helped pay an unexpected luggage surcharge.
The blog "Leisha's Random Thoughts" has translated the story.
It was 1988, and Mary Andersen was at the Miami airport checking in for
a long flight to Norway to be with her husband when the airline
representative informed her that she wouldn't be able to check her
luggage without paying a 100 dollars surcharge:
When it was finally Mary's turn, she got the message that would crush
her bubbling feeling of happiness.
-You'll have to pay a 103 dollar surcharge if you want to bring both
those suitcases to Norway , the man behind the counter said.
Mary had no money. Her new husband had travelled ahead of her to Norway,
and she had no one else to call.
-I was completely desperate and tried to think which of my things I
could manage without. But I had already made such a careful selection of
my most prized possessions, says Mary.
As tears streamed down her face, she heard a "gentle and friendly voice"
behind her saying, "That's okay, I'll pay for her." Mary turned around
to see a tall man whom she had never seen before.
-He had a gentle and kind voice that was still firm and decisive. The
first thing I thought was, Who is this man?
Although this happened 20 years ago, Mary still remembers the authority
that radiated from the man.
-He was nicely dressed, fashionably dressed with brown leather shoes, a
cotton shirt open at the throat and khaki pants, says Mary.
She was thrilled to be able to bring both her suitcases to Norway and
assured the stranger that he would get his money back. The man wrote his
name and address on a piece of paper that he gave to Mary. She thanked
him repeatedly. When she finally walked off towards the security
checkpoint, he waved goodbye to her.
Who was the man?
Barack Obama !!
Twenty years later, she is thrilled that the friendly stranger at the
airport may be the next President and has voted for him already and
donated 100 dollars to his campaign:
-He was my knight in shining armor, says Mary, smiling.
She paid the 103 dollars back to Obama the day after she arrived in
Norway. At that time he had just finished his job as a poorly paid
community worker* in Chicago, and had started his law studies at
prestigious Harvard university. Mary even convinced her parents to vote
In the spring of 2006 Mary's parents had heard that Obama was
considering a run for president, but that he had still not decided. They
chose to write a letter in which they told him that he would receive
their votes. At the same time, they thanked Obama for helping their
daughter 18 years earlier.
And Obama replied:
In a letter to Mary's parents dated May 4th, 2006 and stamped 'United
States Senate, Washington DC ', Barack Obama writes:
'I want to thank you for the lovely things you wrote about me and
for reminding me of what happened at Miami airport. I'm happy I could
help back then, and I'm delighted to hear that your daughter is happy in
Norway. Please send her my best wishes.
Sincerely, Barack Obama , United States Senator'.
The parents sent the letter on to Mary.
Mary says that when her friends and associates talk about the election,
especially when race relations is the heated subject, she relates the
story of the kind man who helped out a stranger-in-need over twenty
years ago, years before he had even thought about running for high
Truly a wonderful story, and something that needs to be passed along in
the maelstorm of fear-and-smear politics we are being subjected to right
Thanks for the recommends, folks! Also, remember this was 1988, when
100 dollars was quite a bit of money, compared to today's value.
amazing huh??? i wish all of our politicians will do the same...some might have done it quitely and some will do it and let the whole world know about it by publishing it on papers.....:D
Posted by waliz at Friday, November 14, 2008