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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Malaysia turns 57 today

Malaysia celebrates Independence Day today, August 31, making this our 57th year of independence from Great Britain.

The Hibiscus flower featured on this Google Doodle is our national flower. We certainly could do with more of this plant growing in the city. I heard it needs a lot of water, maybe that's why.

Here is where the country is. After the two Malaysian Airlines mishaps in a span of less than four months, I suppose everyone knows where we are now. In case you haven't heard, you can read about MH370, the plane that vanished without a trace with 239 people in it, and MH17, the plane that was hit over war-zone Ukraine killing all 298 people onboard.

And this is the Malaysian flag. I think it'd make a great outfit. Yes?

Happy Merdeka!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Frolics - What Kind of Food Are You?

Last week we took a quiz on picnic food, still on food, this week we find out the kind of food we are. Game?

This Food quiz says you could fall under one of six kinds of food - Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Thai, French and Chinese. So what kind of food are you? Take the quiz to find out.

HappySurfer Is Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.

People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

Your turn..

More Fun Quizzes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Frolics - What Picnic Food Are You?

We have a food quiz this week, something relating to Picnic food. When's the last time you had a picnic? Take this fun quiz and see what it says about you.

Today's a solemn day for Malaysia as 20 of the 43 Malaysians who perished on Malaysia Airlines MH17 on July 17, arrived at KLIA last night from Amsterdam, two more will make it home on Sunday.

You Are a Hot Dog

You are a natural leader, and you like to take charge in order to make sure things are done properly.

You have a ton of self confidence, and you encourage others to aim higher. You like to do everything well.

You are ambitious, but it's easy to be for you. You know that most tasks aren't as daunting as they seem.

While you like to lead, you don't talk much about it. You set an example and let others notice what you are doing.

Last Week's What Lights Up Your Life?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Musician's Friend

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Besides a very wide array of guitars, keyboards, drums, etc., you can also find recording equipment, lighting, DJ-related equipment, and lots of other accessories here that will be sure to enhance your musical experience. I think they have the best prices around and the variety to suit every need. And if you are looking for used gear, you can find them here too.

Musician's Friend receives rave reviews for their products and service, but of course, you don't have to take my word for it, you can check out their customer testimonials and see for yourself. Happy musical instrument shopping!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Frolics - What Lights Up Your Life?

Hey hey hey! It's Friday again and time for yet another personality quiz. I'm sorry, not much time these days for blogging but let me assure you that this Friday thingy is a sure thing, so do drop by every Friday if for nothing else. I shouldn't be beating up myself like this, should I? No, I take that back, do drop by for the occasional new post. That's better? :D

Say, have you been taking in the good vibes of this Supermoon? A Supermoon is when the moon is closest to the Earth making it apparently larger in size than at other times. In Feng Shui, the effects of the Supermoon is positive as opposed to that of an eclipse.

While you are enjoying the moon, look out also for the Perseids, a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle.

The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9 and 14 August, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky; but, because of the path of Swift-Tuttle's orbit, Perseids are primarily visible in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the Perseids most active period is between July 17 to August 24. Look towards the North, I read.

And now the Quiz..

Making a Difference Lights Up Your Life

You are a self starter and self-reliant. You prefer to do things on your own and reap all the rewards.

You are ready to tackle life. You are born to be the center of attention, and you're unhappy on the sidelines.

You believe that things need to change in this world. And you've got the guts to make those changes happen.

You are upbeat and hard charging. You have a real "can do" spirit.

Have you taken last Friday's quiz? What Espresso Drink Are You?