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Blue Skies! Blue Skies!
Finally, the haze is gone, but sadly though it moved to the northern states. And then it rained yesterday, which made everything just perfect...for some 13 hours of sleep!.
Have some 'Tea'
Ok, this is not tea as in 'caya' but its geek food! Banana cake + Vanilla Coke. It doesn't get much better, and this is definitely not health food! By the way, I've noticed since a few weeks back, Coke prices have gone up, its RM 1.60 (18 rupees, USD 0.42 cents) for a can of Coke in various shops and a whopping RM 2.45 (28 rupees, USD 0.65 cents) for a 500ml pet bottle in 7-11 stores. I wonder how this little economy works, how do you link fuel prices and softdrinks prices? The food above costs Rm 2.60 (30 rupees, USD 0.69 cents) (i like this prize conversion stuff :p -- get the universal currency converter at XE.com)
The Man Booker 2005
Am very proud to announce that a Malaysian writer is nominated for the 2005 Man Booker fiction prize: Tash Aw wrote The Harmony Silk Factory set in 1940's Malaya... (read the review)
The 2002 Man Booker winner, Yann Martel who wrote the excellent Life of Pi appeared in BBC's Hard Talk last week. In the interview he talked about his personal life and how hes handling all the fame (and fortune) , and his negative preferences of creative writing classes. His one advice for aspiring writers is to get a 50 cents Penguin classic and learn from there. On a question of why he used animals as main characters in the book, he said people are less prejudiced towards animals in books rather than humans. And the reason he choose India as his backdrop in the early chapters of the book is because of how religion permeates life in all ways India.
Found this cool website called Worldometers that provide java counters on various entries from world population to disease numbers.
New York 2050 forum on the future development of the city.
Finally Japan came to its senses: Read Here.
Overheard: Tun Dr.Mahathir (Malaysia ex-PM) on the reality TV show Akademi Fantasia 3; '...only their fingers move, but their brains do nothing' while commenting on the habits of Malaysian youths who sent nearly 20 million plus SMS votes for the show.
Overheard: From the movie Gattaca; 'You wanted to know how I did it. That's how I did it, Anton. I never saved anything for the swim back'. Inspiring words from the hero character to his brother on why he never gave up in life and kept moving forward. (Script)
*My blog of the post for this post is 'Eye on Japan' an excellent blog showcasing the latest technological breakthrough from Japan.
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