Monday, December 29, 2008

Penang Truly Has It All - by George Town, Penang

I bump into the video in facebook, so I decided to share it will you guys.. and since am from Penang, is even better for me to post this video..

I JUST GOT BACK TO PENANG TODAY!!! WILL BE IN PENANG TILL THE 2nd Of January only.. Hope I can eat and meet up my friends this short break to Penang.. I had to go back to KL because I have stuff to do... Yes, I finished my course de and now waiting for results to be out before I can confirm whether I had graduated.. Haha.. If I managed to pass all my papers, then my graduation will be in April 2009.. So in the mean time waiting for my results, I enjoy and take a good break before I really decide what is my next step.. Haih... I really miss uni now.. I will post more about my feelings and my memories some other time in my other posts..

This post is for me to promote Penang.. The place where I have been leaving since I was born... :)

Hope you enjoy this video...

Here is the video:


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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Trees Around the World

Before the ball drops in Times Square, the Big Apple turns on its holiday charm with the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.



The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the 'Pathway of Peace' represent the 50 U.S. states.



The world's largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy's Umbria region. Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the 'tree' is a modern marvel for an ancient city



A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo's nighttime neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.



Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague's Old Town Square, and casting its glow over the manger display of the famous Christmas market, is a grand tree cut in the Sumava mountains in the southern Czech Republic .



Venice's Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world. Sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is a modern reflection of the holiday season.




Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in anticipation of Father Frost's arrival on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden. He and his helper deliver gifts under the New Year tree, or yolka, which is traditionally a fir.



The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal. Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of the city during the holiday season.



'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree': Even in its humblest attire, aglow beside a tiny chapel in Germany's Karwendel mountains, a Christmas tree is a wondrous sight.



Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette! In Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it's no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower



In addition to the Vatican's heavenly evergreen, St. Peter's Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.




The Christmas tree that greets revelers at the Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party. Madrid's two-week celebration makes millionaires along with merrymakers. On Dec. 22, a lucky citizen will win El Gordo (the fat one), the world's biggest lottery.




A token of gratitude for Britain's aid during World War II, the Christmas tree in London's Trafalgar Square has been the annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.



Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday market at the Romer, Frankfurt's city hall, since 1405 and enjoy a taste of Christmas past.



Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night (location unknown).




There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge, that won't come out of the pear tree, have to do with Christmas? This week, I found out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality that the children could remember.


-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me, and I found it interesting and enlightening, and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.

Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone

CHRISTMAS AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY

I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it?

Arlington National Cemetery



Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held; your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, Peace, and Farewell...



Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

Hi my dear readers,

This is just a really short post.. Wanna wish all of you

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!!! May you have an enjoyable day and a blessed new year ahead.. Take care

Update: Is now 5.31am and I just got home from Red Box Plus Pavillion with my family, aunt, and Datuk Dr. Wee.. It was great i guess, even though u know that I don't really sing.. But ya, i tried to see a few songs today.. Hahaha.. The package was reasonable especially during Christmas.. 5 ppl for RM 320 which includes 3 jugs of bear and a good spread of buffet dinner.. The food and the dessert was nice.. I was also so surprise to bump into Hudda, my classmate from HELP University College.. Haha.. We order 3 bottles of wine too.. Haha.. the wine was good too.. We were there from like 8.15pm till 4am.. At abt 11.30pm, Red Box Plus had a count down and also few lucky draws and Question and Answer section where you can win prizes.. I won a Nescafe Coffee for the Q&A and RM 50 voucher for the lucky draw.. But it can only be used in Red Box.. I gave it to my aunt instead.. Haha.. Then we got lost from Pavillion, we miss a turning and there u go... everyone was getting panic.. and half way thru, i was like can i just drive, and yes, i need drive half way and we found our way home.. Hahaha.. Is easier for me to drive and find my way instead of directing the road.. That's why we just got back at 5.15 instead.. Hahaha.. Funny lah..

Am so dead tired.. Yesterday had to drop younger brother to work, then come back, then at 11am left to uni till 3pm.. Then straight fetch my younger brother and then straight to KDU and IACT because younger brother had to check the courses.. Then went to The Gardens after both of us got back from the colleges.. Then after dinner to my uncle place in Sentul..

Today, woke up later than usual.. When for lunch with my family excluding my younger brother coz he was working and also with my aunt.. By the time I got home was abt 2.50 pm, and at 3 pm, younger brother got home and I drove to HELP to pass my friend something and for my younger brother to inquire abt the courses.. Then went to SEGI College in Kota Damansara.. Haha.. We reach home at 6pm, get ready and straight to Pavillion till now.. Wow.. Tiring day.. Hahahaha

So, now, am going to go to bed... :) Hope you guys had fun too..

Thursday, December 18, 2008

hearts and friendship

Hi my dear readers,

I received this nice email from my friends and I would like to pass it to you guys too.. Since i don't have my readers email address, I will post this up for you guys and to my other dear friends who had been there for me thru my ups and downs.. Am really glad to know you guys who have always been there for me without fail no matter how busy you guys are.. so this is for all of you guys.. I have another final presentation to go and I will blog more about my life.. I still owe you guys alot of pictures too.. Wish me luck guys.. Am really scared and worried about this final project presentation.. Stress Stress Stress.. Hopefully, i will be fine...

AND THE BABIES IN THE PICTURES ARE SO CUTE!!!!



A sharp tongue can cut my own throat.



If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn't oversleep.




Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.



The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.




The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts




The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.



One thing I can give and still keep...is my word.



I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.

If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
One thing I can't recycle is wasted time.



Ideas won't work unless ' I ' do.



My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.




The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.



The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been.



Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.


Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.




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Thursday, December 11, 2008

You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine

Hi my dear readers,

Since am so busy doing my assignment that is due today in abt 12 hours time, i decided just to share with you another touching story... Yes, i know i know, am suppose to be rushing for my assignment since is due soon, but am getting bored of doing it.. So i rest for a while now loh.. Hahaha.. All the excuses.. :) Hopefully i will be able to finish it by 2pm today..Enjoy this email i received from a friend of mine.. Oh Ya.. Am also super broke just because of doing the assignment, so please be generous to help me click the ads.. Hahaha.. Christmas is coming, time to do a bit of charity rite.. Hahahaha.. Kidding kidding.. :P


You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine' .....................
You can't afford not to read this!


Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling.

They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after
day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mommy's tummy.

He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even
met her.

The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee.

In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every
three, every minute. But serious complications arose during delivery and Karen found herself in hours of labor.

Would a C-section be required? Finally, after a long struggle,
Michael's little sister was born.
But she was in very serious condition.

With a siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushed the infant to
the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. The days inched by. The little girl got worse. The pediatrician had to tell the parents there is very little hope. Be prepared for the worst.

Karen and her husband contacted a local cemetery about a burial plot.

They had fixed up a special room in their house for their new baby but now they found themselves having to plan for a funeral. Michael, however, kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. I want to sing to her, he kept saying.

Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would come before
the week was over.

Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister, but kids are never
allowed in Intensive Care. Karen decided to take Michael whether they liked it or not.

If he didn't see his sister right then, he may never see her alive.
She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into ICU. He looked like a walking laundry basket.

The head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, 'Get that kid
out of here now. No children are allowed.'

The mother rose up strong in Karen, and the usually mild-mannered
lady glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse's face, her lips a
firm line. 'He is not leaving until he sings to his sister' she
stated.

Then Karen towed Michael to his sister's bedside.

He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. After a moment,
he began to sing.

In the pure-hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang:

'You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray.' Instantly the baby girl seemed to respond. The pulse rate began to calm down and become steady.

'Keep on singing, Michael,' encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes.

'You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don't take my
sunshine away.'

As Michael sang to his sister, the baby's ragged, strained breathing
became as smooth as a kitten's purr 'Keep on singing, sweetheart.'

'The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my
arms'.

Michael's little sister began to relax as rest, healing rest, seemed
to sweep over her.

'Keep on singing, Michael.' Tears had now conquered the face of the
bossy head nurse. Karen glowed.

'You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don't take my sunshine away...'

The next day... the very next day, the little girl was well enough to
go home.

Woman's Day Magazine called it "The Miracle of a Brother's Song."
The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle
of God's love.

NEVER GIVE UP ON THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE. LOVE IS SO INCREDIBLY POWERFUL.

Life is good.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!!!

Today, 7th December is my beloved mum birthday.. So am going to wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Birthday Mum!~!~ May all ur wishes comes true.. I doubt she will be reading my blog, but anyhow i would like to expressed my gratitude to her.. Thanks mum for everything you have done for me.. Even though sometimes i don't show and expressed it, but am always thankful for everything you have given me.. You will always be there to give us love, support and encouragement during our difficult time when we were young till now..Thanks a lot mum!!! Love you always