I would launch a massive fireworks display right now in my blog if I had the proper plugins or tools. Something needs to be done to celebrate this great day.
Malaysia is 50 years old! Some may argue that it’s 44 instead but I wouldn’t go into that since I don’t know much about it.
Malaysia has progressed from being known for its forests and orangutans to twin towers and great people from different backgrounds to co-exist peacefully. Although there are a few hiccups every now and then, I still believe that real Malaysians are united.
As I was writing this post, I heard some bang bang booms. Fireworks! I managed to get some shots, albeit lousy in quality. I can see some of the firework display right over my neighbor’s roof. LOL. Below are some “presentable” ones.
Just a few hours shy of Malaysia’s 50th anniversary of independence, Jeff Ooi’s Screenshots reported a video clip on YouTube that contained a warning given out to Namewee, the Negarakuku rapper. There were four males in the video that may/should be Malaysian youths. They were all dressed in “terrorist outfits” and ski mask.
One of them held a piece of paper while reading the “warning” to Namewee. Namewee was warned that he will face “punishments” when he returns to Tanah Melayu (they meant Malaysia). Another guy was holding a weapon in his hands, possibly a keris (a traditional Malay weapon).
I won’t be embedding the video here. It is very disturbing (at least to me).
P/s: I wonder when will CNN / Al jazeera pick this up. This news is HOT!
This is not the Two Moons on 27 August photo. Although, I do wish I have a chance to witness at least one of these events in my lifetime. There was a blackout again yesterday. I took that photo in the living room. The red light on the left is a torch light. The moon on right is the light from the torch. Meanwhile, the small second moon in the middle is the reflection of the torch from the cupboard glass door.
This is the second time I experienced a blackout in the past 7 days or so. The previous one lasted for 3 to 4 hours at midnight. This time, the electricity went out at around 6pm due to some “burst” (as I was told) at the substation. This blackout should be more serious than the previous one because it affected a bigger area and took over 6 hours to repair.
Let’s bring the hoax to a whole new level. Presenting you, the Three Moons on 29 August!
One last photo before I sign off. So, how are the photos? Does the last photo look like some strange astronomical phenomenon?
I used to laugh at some of my friends when I know that they couldn’t differentiate between left and right. How tough can it be, right? Your right hand is right and your left hand is left. Oh yeah, they couldn’t differentiate.
I have no trouble identifying left, right, kanan and kiri (bahasa Malaysia). However, I have to admit that I used to have difficulty identifying them in Mandarin and Cantonese. Hey, my Chinese language used to suck big time. Anyway, I found a solution to my problem simply by remembering “what right is called”. In this case, they are you or yao in Mandarin and Cantonese. That is how I got control of my left and right in Chinese.
You can try the trick I mentioned above. If that’s not enough, below are a few other ways you can try to differentiate between left and right:
Your dominant hand (the one you use mainly for tasks such as writing) is your right hand. According to studies, 85-90% of a population is right handed. Therefore, your chances of getting it wrong is only 10-15%
When you greet someone, you shake their hand with your right hand.
When a soldier salutes an officer, he salutes with his right hand.
When you make an oath, you raise your right hand.
Hopefully these few tips can help you differentiate between left and right. Start practicing
Namewee is launching a new album. If I am not mistaken, it should be out on 3rd September 2007. He made the video below as a preview / announcement for that launch.
After watching the video a couple of times, something hit me and I was enlightened. I noticed some similarity between Namewee and Chu Mei-feng. If you haven’t heard of Chu Mei-feng, where on earth have you been? She was the Taiwan politician who got involved in a sex scandal with a married man a few years ago. Their “act” was recorded on video and was circulated on VCD and the Internet.
Anyway, below are the similarities that I noticed.