Sunday, September 30, 2012

BPL Updates - Sept. 29th 2012.

Barclays Premier League results:
Man Utd  2 - 3  Spurs
Norwich  2 - 5  Liverpool
Arsenal  1 - 2  Chelsea
Everton  3 - 1  S'hampton
Fulham  1 - 2  Man City
Reading  2 - 2  Newcastle
Stoke  2 - 0  Swansea
Sunderland  1 - 0  Wigan

Just for thoughts.. Liverpool won/ManU lost. Hehehe...
Have a nice day...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ETHIOPIA - The 185th Country Visitor


The 185th country to visit my Blog is ETHIOPIA. A visitor from this country visit my Blog yesterday.
Let's learn something about Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is in east-central Africa, bordered on the west by the Sudan, the east by Somalia and Djibouti, the south by Kenya, and the northeast by Eritrea. It has several high mountains, the highest of which is Ras Dashan at 15,158 ft (4,620 m). The Blue Nile, or Abbai, rises in the northwest and flows in a great semicircle before entering the Sudan. Its chief reservoir, Lake Tana, lies in the northwest.

Archeologists have found the oldest known human ancestors in Ethiopia, including Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba (c. 5.8–5.2 million years old) and Australopithecus anamensis (c. 4.2 million years old). Originally called Abyssinia, Ethiopia is sub-Saharan Africa's oldest state, and its Solomonic dynasty claims descent from King Menelik I, traditionally believed to have been the son of the queen of Sheba and King Solomon. The current nation is a consolidation of smaller kingdoms that owed feudal allegiance to the Ethiopian emperor.
Hamitic peoples migrated to Ethiopia from Asia Minor in prehistoric times. Semitic traders from Arabia penetrated the region in the 7th century B.C. Its Red Sea ports were important to the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Coptic Christianity was brought to the region in A.D. 341, and a variant of it became Ethiopia's state religion. Ancient Ethiopia reached its peak in the 5th century, then was isolated by the rise of Islam and weakened by feudal wars.
Modern Ethiopia emerged under Emperor Menelik II, who established its independence by routing an Italian invasion in 1896. He expanded Ethiopia by conquest. Disorders that followed Menelik's death brought his daughter to the throne in 1917, with his cousin, Tafari Makonnen, as regent and heir apparent. When the empress died in 1930, Tafari was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Haile Selassie, called the “Lion of Judah,” outlawed slavery and tried to centralize his scattered realm, in which 70 languages were spoken. In 1931, he created a constitution, revised in 1955, that called for a parliament with an appointed senate, an elected chamber of deputies, and a system of courts. But basic power remained with the emperor.
Fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia on Oct. 3, 1935, forcing Haile Selassie into exile in May 1936. Ethiopia was annexed to Eritrea, then an Italian colony, and to Italian Somaliland, forming Italian East Africa. In 1941, British troops routed the Italians, and Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa. In 1952, Eritrea was incorporated into Ethiopia.

President: Girma Woldegiorgis (2001)
Prime Minister: Hailemariam Desalegn (2012)
Land area: 432,310 sq mi (1,119,683 sq km); total area: 435,186 sq mi (1,127,127 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 88,013,491 (growth rate: 3.2%); birth rate: 43.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 78.9/1000; life expectancy: 55.8; density per sq km: 69
Capital and Largest City: Addis Ababa, 2,716,200
Monetary unit: Birr
National name: Ityop'iya Federalawi Demokrasiyawi Ripeblik
Languages: Amharic, Tigrigna, Orominga, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, English, over 70 others
Ethnicity/race: Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigrean 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%, other 1%
National holiday: Independence Day, May 28
Religions: Islam 45%–50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%–40%, animist 12%, other 3%–8%
Literacy rate: 43% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $76.7 billion; per capita $900.  
Real growth rate: 8%.  
Inflation: 11%.  
Unemployment: n.a.  
Arable land: 10%.  
Agriculture: cereals, pulses, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, qat, cut flowers; hides, cattle, sheep, goats; fish.  
Labor force: 27.27 million (1999); agriculture and animal husbandry 80%, government and services 12%, industry and construction 8% (1985).  
Industries: food processing, beverages, textiles, leather, chemicals, metals processing, cement.  
Natural resources: small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower.  
Exports: $1.6 billion (2009 est.): coffee, qat, gold, leather products, live animals, oilseeds.  
Imports: $7.3 billion (2009 est.): food and live animals, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery, motor vehicles, cereals, textiles.  
Major trading partners: Djibouti, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, U.S., UK, Italy, India, China (2006).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 725,000 (2006); mobile cellular: 866,700 (2006).  
Radio broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 0, shortwave 1 (2001).  
Television broadcast stations: 1 plus 24 repeaters (2002).  
Internet hosts: 89 (2007).  
Internet users: 164,000 (2005).
Transportation: Railways: total: 699 km (Ethiopian segment of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad) (2006).  
Highways: total: 36,469 km ; paved: 6,980 km; unpaved: 29,489 km (2004).  
Ports and harbors: Ethiopia is landlocked and has used ports of Assab and Massawa in Eritrea and port of Djibouti.  
Airports: 84 (2007).

Ethiopia Blue Nile Falls
Ethiopia 1
 Ethiopia 2
Ethiopia 3
  Ethiopia 4
 Ethiopia 5
 Miss Ethiopia
Have a nice day...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MALAYSIA is 9th in the World.


Malaysia has been ranked ninth in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) list of 10 most visited countries.
Tourists were attracted to Malaysia because of its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and friendliness of the people, leaving a good impression on tourists.
Malaysia is the smallest country on the list and the tourist arrivals are almost as high as Malaysia's population.
The Bukit Bintang (BB)-Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) area has been identified as Malaysia's premier shopping precinct, while the BB-KLCC Tourism Association was launched in September 2011 to represent the interests of landowners, mall operators and retailers within the precinct.

The top 10  most visited country in the world:
3.   CHINA
4.   SPAIN
5.   ITALY

Bravo Malaysia !!! Keep it up!!!
Have a nice day...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


the entrance
Travel around Asia in a day - in Legoland Malaysia.
Among the iconic Lego replicas featured are the Petronas Twin Towers, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and KL Tower in the Miniland theme area while Asian landmarks includes the Taj Mahal of India, The Great Wall of China and Cambodia's Angkor Wat.
The buildings in Miniland are recreated on a scale of 1:20 using more than 30 million Lego bricks.
Legoland Malaysia is the sixth in the world after Denmark, Britain and Germany as well as California and Florida in the United States.

As of the opening day (Sept 15th 2012):
Adult: RM140
Child: RM110

map 1
 map 2
opening day..
  Legoland Malaysia 1
Legoland Malaysia 2
  Legoland Malaysia 3
Have you visited Legoland Malaysia??
Have a nice day...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lin Dan-Xie Xingfang Wedding Day..

Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang
Lin Dan and Xie XingFang finally tied the knot last Sunday.
Best wishes from us, Malaysians, to the newly married badminton couple.
the wedding card
so romantic...
 with friends
 Lin Dan's parents
happy couple
 his close friend (off court, of course)
 see the similarity??

We wish you a happy wedding day and all the best to the newly weds, Lin Dan-Xie Xingfang...
Next in line ===> Lee Chong Wei-Wong Mew Choo !!!!!!

Have a nice day.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new look MAU (MAAU) finally...

Malaysian Athletics Union

Finally, the long awaited (I guess) new look Malaysian Athletics Union (MAU) office bearers takes into effect.
In a stunning show of their disapproval the MAU affiliates rang in the changes by drumming out incumbent president Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim and his controversial deputy, Datuk Karim Ibrahim.
Clearly unhappy with the state of athletics in the country and eager to salvage the battered image of the association, the 15 affiliates voted in Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad as the new president yesterday.

The new line-up:
President: Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad
Deputy president: Datuk Wan Hisyam Wan Salleh 
Vice-presidents (4): K. Yogasveran , Datuk Paiman Abdul Karim , Datuk R. Annamalai , Datuk Paduka Mumtaz Jaafar.

Good Luck MAU
Have a nice day....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying - 1st Super Series Title

Malaysia's pride - Goh and Chan.
MALAYSIA's mixed-double pair - Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying won their 1st Super Series title today - the Yonex Japan Open 2012.
They defeated Indonesia's Muhd Rijal/Liliyana Natsir 21-12, 21-19 to take the title in 33 minutes.
men's singles champ.
Meanwhile, Lee Chong Wei took his 3rd Japan Open title by defeating Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 21-18, 21-18 in the men's singles final.
Malaysia's men's doubles Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong lost to Korea's new boys Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang 16-21, 19-21.
Full Results (all finals):
Goh and Chan in action
Reika/Kakiiwa of Japan in the Semis.
expired pair??
Have a nice day...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

DESSY/SHAFIQA is 2012 National Pairs Champion

2012 National Pairs Sabah Open Champion
 only in Sabah newspapers
in the Sabah Times newspaper today....
Daeng Dessy Dhabita Dahasry and Syafiqa Abdul Rahman (Perlis Women's Pairs) created an upset in the Lawn Bowls National Pairs Sabah Open 2012 in Kota Kinabalu today.
The Perlis' girls beat the fancied Labuan team 18-4 in the final to emerge champions of Malaysia for the first time in history.
Earlier in the semi-final, Perlis defeated Sabah 13-9, while Labuan defeated team Malaysia by a similar margin.
The winners took home a trophy each, the champion's medal each, plus a handsome RM1200 cash prize.

Congratulations Perlis for the job well done...
*Dessy Dhabita and Syafiqa are both students of SMK Derma, and are under a programme by Perlis MSN (Perlis State Sports Council) being groomed by coach Kamis Harun.
Last June, the Perlis Men's Triples team (Daeng Dhadyry Dahasry/Shafiq Rahman/Faiz Najmi) won the National Triples Negeri Sembilan Open, also coached by Mr. Kamis Harun. They took home RM1500 as champions.

Kudos to my good friend, coach Kamis Harun for a good job well done.
Have a nice day...

Zheng Fu - SHILA AMZAH @ Asian Wave 2012


You have made us, Malaysians, proud....
Have a nice time...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lawn Bowls - National Pairs Sabah Open 2012 - DAY 3

Good Luck Dessy Dhabita...
Round of 16 Results:
Women's Pairs:
PERLIS defeated Labuan A: 14-12

*Quarter-Finals: PERLIS vs Sabah Team D
(8.30am tomorrow morning.)
*Semi-Finals : 10.30am
*Finals: 2.00pm

**note: Medals guaranteed (QF, SF, Finals).

Good Luck Perlis !!!
Have a nice day....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lawn Bowls - National SABAH Open 2012 - DAY 2


Results/Updates on Day 2 of the National Pairs Sabah Open 2012 Lawn Bowls competition:
Women's Pairs (Group matches):
Morning Session:
PERLIS beat Labuan B 13-4.
Afternoon Session:
Sukma Labuan beat Perlis 10-4.
*the group matches have yet to finish - will continue tomorrow morning.

Have a nice day...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lawn Bowls - National Pairs Sabah Open 2012

the Likas Lawn Bowl arena in Kota Kinabalu
The Lawn Bowls National Pairs Sabah Open is on-going now in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah - from 19th to 22nd September 2012. A total of 92 bowlers from 20 states and teams including Labuan are taking part in the championship.
Perlis is sending the women's pairs only, with Daeng Dessy Dhabita Dahasry pairing with Shafiqa Abdul Rahman, in the tournament.
There are 4 groups each in the men's and women's competition. It's difficult to update the whole results because there's no official website for the tournament - how sad.... The Lawn Bowl Association of Malaysia should take note if they want this sports to develop !!!

Updates (Results - Group matches) from Dessy today via Samsung Galaxy Y Duos:
Morning session (women):
PERLIS defeated Sabah 13-9.

Afternoon session (women):
Team Malaysia defeated Perlis 10-7.

Have a nice day SABAH !!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PANAMA - the 184th Country Visitor

184th Country Visitor

PANAMA is the 184th country to visit my Blog.
Thank you for doing so - whoever you are...
Info on Panama:
The southernmost of the Central American nations, Panama is south of Costa Rica and north of Colombia. The Panama Canal bisects the isthmus at its narrowest and lowest point, allowing passage from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina. It is marked by a chain of mountains in the west, moderate hills in the interior, and a low range on the east coast. There are extensive forests in the fertile Caribbean area.

Constitutional democracy.

President: Ricardo Martinelli (2009)
Land area: 29,340 sq mi (75,991 sq km); total area: 30,193 sq mi (78,200 sq km)
Population (2011 est.): 3,510,045 (growth rate: 1.41%); birth rate: 19.17/1000; infant mortality rate: 11.32/1000; life expectancy: 77.96; density per sq mi: 115
Capital and largest city: Panama City, 1,272,672 (metro. area), 880,691 (city proper)
Other large cities: San Miguelito, 321,501; Tocumen, 88,543
Monetary units: balboa; U.S. dollar
National name: República de Panamá
Languages: Spanish (official), English 14%, many bilingual
Ethnicity/race: mestizo 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Indian 6%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
Literacy rate: 91.9% (2000 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $50.25 billion; per capita $13,600.  
Real growth rate: 10.6%.  
Inflation: 5.9%.  
Unemployment: 4.5%.  
Arable land: 7.26%.  
Agriculture: bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp.  
Labor force: 1.57 million; note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2011 est.); agriculture 15%, industry 18%, services 67% (2011 est.).  
Industries: construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling.  
Natural resources: copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower.  
Exports: $13.22 billion (2011 est.): bananas, shrimp, sugar, coffee, clothing.  
Imports: $19.15 billion (2011 est.): capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods, chemicals.  
Major trading partners: U.S., Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Netherlands Antilles, Japan, Mexico, Colombia (2011).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 553,100 (2009); mobile cellular: 6.496 million (2009).
Radio broadcast stations: AM 80, FM 44, shortwave 0 (2007).  
Radios: 815,000 (2007). 
Television broadcast stations: 38 (including repeaters) (2007).  
Televisions: 510,000 (1997). 
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 10,984 (2010).  
Internet users: 959,800 (2009).
Transportation: Railways: total: 76 km (2008).  
Highways: total 11,978 km; paved: 4,300 km; unpaved: 7,678 km (2002). 
Waterways: 880 km navigable by shallow draft vessels; 82 km Panama Canal (2011).  
Ports and harbors: Balboa, Cristobal, Coco Solo, Manzanillo (part of Colon area), Vacamonte.  
Airports: 118 (2012).
Panama 1
  Panama 2
 Panama 3
 Panama 4
 Panama 5
Panama 6
  Panama 7
Panama 8
Panama 9
Panama 10
 Panama 11
 Panama 12
Panama 13
Panama 14
   Panama 15
Have a nice day....