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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Frolics - What's Your Decorating Style?

This week's personality quiz is about decorating, your decorating style, that is.

What's your decorating style? Does your home reflect your style? Take the quiz to find out.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Your Style is Bohemian

You are a person with eclectic and varied tastes. You have a wide range of interests and passions.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to be well cultured or even well traveled. You don't fit into any particular box.

You like to break all the rules when it comes to decorating... and to life. You simply like to surround yourself with things that you love.

You are talented at bringing very different things together and making them work. You know how to develop good contrast without clashing.

Last Week's: The Ketchup Test

MAS MH17 disaster enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

MAS flight MH17 makes it the second air disaster for the Malaysian national airline, merely four months and a week after flight MH370 mysteriously went missing en route to Beijing. (The latter plane is still missing though the search is still on.) I must add though that MAS does have a very good safety record.

As for MH17, it was reported that:
GRABOVE, UKRAINE: Dozens of severely mutilated corpses could be seen strewn in the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner that crashed Thursday in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Debris was spread out for many kilometres and the tail of a passenger jet lay in a corn field with the Malaysian Airlines insignia on it while insurgent fighters and several fire trucks were seen nearby the crash site. - AFP

MH17 was en route home to Kuala Lumpur from Schiphol, Amsterdam. Onboard were 280 passengers and 15 crew members. My thoughts and prayers go our to their families and friends.

It is believed that the plane had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile (possibly from a BUK missile-launcher). Ukrainian Air Traffic Control (ATC) contacted MAS ATC that it had lost contact with flight MH17 at 1415 (GMT) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

The Boeing 777 airliner was cruising at 33,000 feet at the time, supposed to be at a safe height over that region. The requirement is to fly above 31,000 feet. The route used is a common airspace where planes fly.

The Star reported an unofficial list of the MH17 flight manifest which states the following:

- 20 Malaysians and two infants were on board
- Netherlands with 143 passengers (highest number of passengers)
- Australia comes in second with 27 passengers
- 11 Indonesian passengers and one infant
- Britain has six passengers
- France and Germany have four each
- Belgium have three
- Canada one
Nationalities of the other 58 passengers were not stated in the list.

Source: The Star

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Frolics - The Ketchup Test

Seems like everything we do has a bearing on our personality, even how we like our ketchup, which is the subject of this week's Friday frolic.

Happy Friday everyone. It's overcast here in Kuala Lumpur. Hope yours is better.

You Are Methodical

You are slow and steady, but it's only because your mind is constantly working overtime.

You like to figure out the best way of doing things, even if it takes you a while on the first few tries.

You have a very systemized and structured life. People may not realize it from the outside, but you are good at minimizing errors.

You're the type of person who loves to organize and put things in their proper place. In fact, once you get started, it can be hard to stop!

Last Week's Quiz - What Salad Dressing Are You?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Argentina on to the 2014 World Cup Finals on Sunday

So it's 0-0 at full time but Argentina 4, Netherlands 2 on penalties. What a way to lose, eh? The other semi-final played yesterday was won by Germany - 7 goals to 1 (Brazil).

A look at the scoreline..

After 62 games, we have now come to the final two games. Brazil and Netherlands will play for third placing on Saturday.

The Finals between Germany and Argentina will be played on Sunday an hour earlier than the usual timing. Do take note if you don't want to miss any part of it.

You may also want to read these:
- Oh boy Oh boy Oh boy! Brazil 1 - Germany 7 (World Cup semi-finals)
- FIFA World Cup 2014 - Opening Ceremony, Facts and Schedule
- Another fun day at the World Cup
- 2014 World Cup Results Update
- World Cup - Semi-finals

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oh boy Oh boy Oh boy! Brazil 1 - Germany 7 (World Cup semi-finals)

Woh! What a semi-final defeat for the Brazilian team in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals!

Brazil 1 - Germany 7

The goals..

Brazil's coach, Scolari: The Worst Day of My Life..

While Germany's Joachim Low says We need to remain humble.

Will we see another similar upset in today's match or rather tomorrow's match? Argentina vs Netherlands next.

Who are you rooting for?

You may also want to read these:
- FIFA World Cup 2014 - Opening Ceremony, Facts and Schedule
- Another fun day at the World Cup
- 2014 World Cup Results Update
- World Cup - Semi-finals

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