Thursday, July 28, 2011

Malaysia vs Singapore - LIVE From Bukit Jalil, KL..

It's the 2nd leg of the 2014 World Cup qualification - Asia Zone. MALAYSIA vs SINGAPORE.
Singapore won the 1st leg 5-3 in Singapore last week.

All 90,000 tickets have been sold out. You can expect the huge "Harimau" roar in Bukit Jalil Stadium ....
Let's go LIVE from the Bukit Jalil Stadium now.
Malaysia is in BLUE, Singapore in RED. Both national anthems being played.

1st Half:
00:00 Singapore to kick off.
02:00 First yellow card to Singapore.
03:30 First blood by Singapore, ball over the bar.
04:30 Shot by M'sia - straight to keeper. Golden chance missed by Kunalan.
06:00 Free kick to Singapore. Saved.
07:30 Free kick to M'sia. Saved.
09:00 Attack by M'sia, nice move but foiled by S'pore defenders
10:00 Free kick to S'pore. Ooooo. Shot saved by keeper, Khairul Fahmi
12:00 M'sia attacking... wasted again.
14:00 Ball seemed offside, but not given. S'pore had 2 chances foiled by M'sian keeper again, twice.
15:00 S'pore doing most of the attacking, surprisingly...
18:00 Another attack by S'pore foiled by M'sian keeper.
20:00 Singapore controlling game at the moment
21:00 Header by Safee Sali - wide...
22:00 Injured M'sian player substituted.
24:00 S'pore slowing down the phase..
25:30 Free kick to M'sia. 40 yrds out. Good try M'sia.
29:00 M'sia attacking. Good move but nothing came out of it.
31:00 Free kick to M'sia. 35 yrds out. Safee to take it. Blocked by defenders.
34:00 Free kick to M'sia. Saved by keeper.
36:00 S'pore wasting time, delaying game with all sorts of tricks.. Fuuhh!!!
38:00 Shot on target by S'pore - pushed out by M'sian keeper. Corner. Another corner.
40:00 Shot off  target by M'sia.
41:00 Offside S'pore.
42:00 Free kick to S'pore at corner flag. Saved by keeper.
44:00 Again, the "delay tactics" by S'pore players.. Fuuhhh...!!!!
45:00 3 minutes added time.
45+1: Free kick to S'pore. Ball already out.
45+3: Half time. Score 0-0.

Coffee break....

2nd Half:
46:00 M'sia to start.
50:00 Same delay tactics by Singaporeans !!!!
55:00 Malaysia doing all the attacking but no luck yet..
57:00 Safee Sali..... GGGGOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!  1-0 to Malaysia.
What a beautiful goal by the Malaysian striker. Low shot drive from 15 meters out.
60:00 M'sian injured..
62:00 Corner to S'pore. Nothing.
66:00 Delay tactics again by Singapore.. How many times already???
70:00 3rd substitute by M'sia. Malaysia attacking again and again..
71:00 S'pore kicking ball outside often..delaying game.
72:00 Goal to Singapore. Simple goal. Lapse of concentration by defenders. Score 1-1 now.
78:00 Nothing going right to Malaysia tonight..
80:00 10 minutes to go and it looks like Malaysia is going out of the World Cup qualifying...
83:00 More and more time wasting tricks by Singapore players... Fuuhh!!
85:00 Faked injury again by Singapore players again and again and again and again..
87:00 Attack and attack by M'sia...
88:00 M'sia attacking again. Singapore defending all the way..
90:00 5 minutes added time.
90+2: Time wasting again by S'pore. S'pore keeper shown the yellow card.
90+4: Fight until the final whistle by Malaysians...
90+5: Game Over. Score 1-1. Aggregate 6-4 to Singapore.

Bye bye Malaysia........
Have a nice day.

Visitors From Srinakharindra Prince Mother School, PHUKET, Thailand...

We received some 70 students and 10 teachers as visitors from the Srinakharindra Prince Mother School of Phuket, Thailand, today.
They came in 2 buses during heavy rain, but that didn't spoil our programme...
These students are from the Brassband unit of their school and they came to exchange ideas on Brassband performances and songs.
They showed us their performances in video and then they did a "Live" show as well..
it was raining heavily when they came..
rain, rain go away...
never mind, we have umbrellas..
they braved through the rain...
 Sawadee karp...
 welcome to our school...
 it's a pleasure to have you all here...
 Aiman was the emcee..., perfect.
 faces from Phuket..
smiling  faces of Dermarians..
Phuket students..
representative from the Education Department, Mr. Jamal Anuar.
 our teachers...
 The Band Leader..
 Derma's Brassband
 Derma's 3 piece Band..
 Phuket's Brassband..
Phuket's 6 piece band..
Group photo - Phuket + Kangar.
 lunch for our visitors...
 you hoo...
 Dermarians and Phuketians...
 eh hem...
There are 153 photos in my facebook... Please help yourselves...
Have a nice day...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The "CEMPEDAK" ...

The Kangar fruit.
After the "Durians" and the "Rambutans", it's the "Cempedak" season next...
This local fruit is quite similar to the Jack Fruit, but it is more fleshy and juicy.

Artocarpus integer, known as Chempedak, chempedek or cempedak (pronounced "chem-pe-dak"), is a species of tree and its fruit in the family Moraceae. It is native to southeast Asia(Indonesia and Malaysia), occurring from Indonesia, Malaya Peninsula to the island of New Guinea/Papua. It has been introduced to Queensland. The vigorously growing, medium-sized tree can bear heavy crops of fruit once or twice a year. There are many varieties, although few are named. The sausage-shaped fruits range from 22 to 50 centimetres in length and 10 to 17 cm across. The edible arils surrounding the large seeds are yellow, orange or green in colour. The taste of the fruit is similar to the related Jackfruit and Breadfruit with a hint of Durian. The sweet, juicy pulp surrounds the seeds in a thick layer between the husk and an inedible core. The green skin is thin and leathery, patterned with hexagons that are either flat or raised protuberances like jackfruit skin. The fruit is very popular in its native area, and is becoming so in Queensland. Fritters made by dipping arils in batter and frying in oil are sold in the streets of Malaysia.This is also grown and eaten in Andhra pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of India. This is known as "Panasapandu" in Telugu and "Chakka" in Malayalam. Cempedak fruits can be also found in Singapore, usually imported from Malaysia. However, many people in Singapore pronounce it as 'Jumping duck' or 'Jumpy duck'. The seeds can be boiled and then peeled and eaten. They taste very much like water chestnuts.

Some photos on the fruit:
the fruits on the tree as they are..
a normal size fruit
 the fleshy edible part inside...
 we can mix the fruits with flour and fry them..
 fried cempedak becomes "cucur cempedak".

Care to taste the cempedak?? Welcome to Malaysia....
Have a nice day....

Monday, July 25, 2011

The RAMBUTAN season in on.....

The rambutan season is on.. It's everywhere in Malaysia now.

The rambutan, taxonomic name: Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, and the fruit of this tree. It is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, although its precise natural distribution is unknown. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits including the Lychee, Longan, and Mamoncillo. It is believed to be native to the Malay Archipelago, from where it spread westwards to Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and India; eastwards to Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. The name rambutan is from the Malay word rambutan, which literally means hairy caused by the 'hair' that covers this fruit, and is in general use in Malay, Indonesian and Filipino.
There is a second species regularly for sale at Costa Rican markets which is known as "wild" rambutan. It is a little smaller than the usual red variety and is colored yellow. The outer skin is peeled exposing the fleshy fruit inside which is then eaten. It is sweet, sour and slightly grape like and gummy to the taste. In Costa Rican Spanish it is known as mamón chino (translated "Chinese sucker") due to the likeness of the edible part with Melicoccus bijugatus and its Asian origin.
Rambutan are non-climacteric fruit - that is, they refuse to ripen unless on the tree.

It is a popular garden fruit tree and propagated commercially in small orchards. It is one of the best known fruits of Southeast Asia and is also widely cultivated elsewhere in the tropics including Africa, the Caribbean islands, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Thailand is the largest producer from Surat Thani Province Thailand. Rambutan production is increasing in Australia and, in 1997, was one of the top three tropical fruits produced in Hawaii. It is also produced in Ecuador where it is known as "achotillo" and on the island of Puerto Rico.
The fruit are usually sold fresh, used in making jams and jellies, or canned. Evergreen rambutan trees with their abundant coloured fruit make beautiful landscape specimens.
 The rambutan tree.
the fruits on branches..
the freshly picked fruits..
the average fruit size..
the edible juicy flesh..
don't eat the seed...
it's sold cheaply in the market..
lady selling rambutans at road sides
canned rambutan for export..

Well, wanna try this fruit?  Come to Malaysia in July and August....
Have a nice day.....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

MALAYSIA - 19th Safest Country.

 MALAYSIA - 19th.

Nice to see these figures. Malaysia is ranked 19th. The safest country in South East Asia... Even tiny Singapore is ranked 24th.
Welcome to MALAYSIA !!!
Kuala Lumpur city, capital of Malaysia.
 You can practice any religion freely without prejudice.
 Peaceful Malaysia..
multi-racial peaceful Malaysians..
The 1Malaysia kids, leaders of the future..

Have a nice day.