Monday, August 31, 2015

Malaysia celebrates National Day today

Today, August 31, Malaysia celebrates 58 years of Independence. This year, Kuala Lumpur is the venue for the celebration and Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square was where the National Day Parade was held this morning.

Google Malaysia commemorated this year's National Day with a “teh tarik” doodle.

Why "teh tarik"? Google explains, "Deep within a Malaysian street market, a teamaker spins a metal cup towards the sky. In mid-air, he turns it just so, and out pours a hot mix of tea and condensed milk. The drink speeds towards the ground - until another cup swoops in, scooping it out of the air. The tea is saved, and the wide-eyed crowd bursts into cheers!

"This is the ritual of 'teh tarik,' the national drink of Malaysia. Brewed hot, it cools and thickens as it’s slung back and forth between the teamaker’s special mixing cups. It’s not only delicious to drink, but a delight to watch. That’s why we chose it for the Malaysian Independence Day doodle, illustrated by guest artist Alyssa Winans," it said. (Courtesy of The Star)

Pictures above courtesy of The Star where more pictures can be viewed.

You may also be interested in the Malaysia National Day celebration two years ago, in 2013

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Frolics - What's Your Medieval Profession?

I don't know about other cultures, but in the Chinese culture there are some gifted-spiritually persons who are able to tell one's so-called 'three lifetimes', i.e. this life, the one preceding and the life after this life'.

My mom checked out mine and she told me what I was or specifically something I did in my previous life and what my next life would be. It's hard to say whether I believe it or not but it's still nice to be hopeful about what's to come. Oh well...

This week's quiz has something to do with Your Profession in Medieval Times. Remember, this is just a quiz, so just take it with a pinch of salt whatever your profession was back in the old days.

In three days' time, Malaysia will be celebrating her 58th National Day. This year, the celebration will be held in Kuala Lumpur at Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square right in the heart of the city.

And tomorrow people will be taking to the streets to join the Bersih 4 rally. This is slated to be a 34-hour protest rally. You can view updates here on #Bersihrally and #Bersih4, and here for live feed.

This time, the participants for BERSIH 4.0 are gathering to make a stand for 6 things: fair and just elections, the freedom of speech, the financial scandals of the Malaysian PM, the fall of the ringgit, the burden of the rakyat for the country’s debts, and to object GST. (MSN)

If you are going downtown the next three days, be forewarned that it could be a nightmare to navigate through the streets of KL due to the many road closures.

Sorry, I digress.. back to Friday Frolics quiz..

You Are a Cartographer

You have a wide range of knowledge and you're very detail oriented.

You have a photographic memory, and you remember places very well.

Like a middle ages cartographer, you're also very adventurous and curious about the world.

In modern times, you would make a good non-fiction writer or scientist.
Last week's The Ultimate Colour Test

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Frolics - The Ultimate Color Test

I apologise. Some of you may have some difficulty with the colours but just take the quiz for fun anyway. :D

Happy Friday, everyone!

Oh gosh, our exchange was reported yesterday at 4.14 to 1 US Dollar. What are you waiting for? Make Malaysia your next holiday destination!

Your Colors Say You Are Fearless

When you are at peace, you are:

Deeply stable

When you are moved to act, you are:

Courageous and resolute

When you are inspired, you are:

Spontaneous and adventurous

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

Philosophical and expressive

Your life's purpose is:

To reach enlightenment

Last Week's: What Color Sky Are You?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Frolics - What Color Sky Are You?

If you are watching the skies this week, you might just be rewarded with catching sight of a meteor shower. Yes, it's that time of the year again for that Perseid Meteor Shower.

This year, the shower is from July 17 to August 24 with the peak in activity being on August 12 and 13. If you are in the U.S., MSN suggests 13 Incredible Places to Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky; however, the Perseids are primarily visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

While we are watching the skies, let's take a sky-related quiz this week. Find our what Color Sky Are You. A set of interesting questions at that too. Enjoy! And happy sky-watching too!

You Are a Gold Sky

You are a true idealist, and you spend a lot of time thinking about how the world could be a little better.

You are very creative, and you tend to think in innovative ways. You let your imagination and intuition be your guide.

While you are very brainy, you are also very warm. You are tapped in to the rational and emotional sides of life equally.

You may be constantly reaching for your ideals, but it doesn't make you unhappy to do so. You find a lot of contentment in life as it is today.
The Cereal Test was last week's quiz

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Premier table linens for sale or rental

Looking for table cloths or other table linens? Premier Table Linens would be the site you would want to check out.

Premier Table Linens is a premier leader in table linen including tablecloths, overlays, napkins, table runners, chair covers, sashes, table skirts and fitted tablecloths and more. Just to give you an idea of their range of stocks, their fitted tablecloths, for example, come in every size with up to 74 different colors!

To serve their customers better, they now have five major operations, i.e.
- table linens and table skirting sales
- table linen rentals for weddings and special events
- Burlap products for which they have an entire Premier Burlap Boutique store dedicated to Burlap and Faux Burlap
- Spandex table linens and all Spandex products
- custom printed tablecloths, custom printed table skirts, digital printed banners and many more custom printed products and they have a professional team dedicated to this department as well.

Just for table skirting rentals you will find 17 exquisite line fabrics to choose from. However if you are buying you will be even spoilt for choice with their offering of 38 fabrics. Don't just take my word for it, check out their easy-to-navigate site and be amazed at their range.

Premier Table Linens offers the most competitive prices both retail and wholesale. This is their 10th year of business and right now there is an offer of 40% on a number of selected fabrics. For further savings don't forget to check out their Premier Clearance section.

This award-winning table linen company has got you covered indeed. Happy shopping!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Frolics- The Cereal Test

If you enjoy cereals, this week's quiz is up your alley.. I think.

Yay! It's Friday again, and we've got sunshine..

Happy Friday, You!

You Are Harmonious

You live a life of balance, stability, and moderation. You avoid extremes and dramatics.

You like a little of everything and avoid too much of anything. You think both restriction and indulgence are overdoing it.

In general, you are very conscientious. You take very good care of yourself and those around you.

However, you are not all work and no play. You also like to let loose and treat yourself a little.

You are youthful because you remain curious and optimistic about the world. You're willing to give almost anyone or anything a chance.

And if something or someone doesn't work out, no big deal. Taste is simply a personal preference.
Last Week's The Birthday Cake Test