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Children of the Midnight Flag

All over the world, we are all children of the midnight flag. Like many other countries under the colonial banner, Malaysia gained its independence decades ago. Today at the stroke of midnight the flag will be raised and the anthem will echo in history once again for the 48th time, and the shouts of 'Merdeka' will fill the Malaysian skies. I would like to take this opportunity to remember these two great leaders who truly signify who Malaysians are and should be:

[-] Tunku Abdul Rahman declaring independence at the Merdeka Stadium on the 31st August 1957
[-] Malaysia's ex-PM, Tun Dr. Mahathir , the father of modern Malaysia and one of the best ever leader in modern day Asia. [-] I wish all Malaysians: ' Selamat Hari Merdeka ' ' Happy Independence Day Malaysia ' [+]Visi has a good post on Merdeka Day here. [+]Maran has a superb snap of the KL cityscape with all the fireworks here. [+] Found this site that might interest Photo Bloggers; 'Canon.Pixel Critics'…

Rain, Book 3

I wanted to post something good today, but then my lab mate told me its going to rain and it wont stop for 2 days. I personally think its another rumor and the rain predictions are turning into urban legends these days, but I'm taking the liberty to go home early and sleep! Ill update the post when I come back. My Rain series are always fun to write and read. Read the previous two:
[-] Rain, Book 1
[-] Rain, Book 2
[-] I took the leaders test from: http://similarminds.com/othertests.html , (thanx to Ioiio for the links) and this is my result:


What Famous Leader Are You?
personality tests by similarminds.com [-] Fred has updated the Daymoon site. Plz head there to download my maiden musical effort with my buddy Fred. The genre is 'Progressive Music/ rock' and the songs are free to download. If you wish, you can donate through Paypall. There is a collection of poems by Fred Lessing to download too. If you want to host your poems there, together in the Ghost Particle Music Project…

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Woke up this morning at 10.34 am, my cell was ringing, my mother on the line;
Mom: 'Sivanes...u got a letter. Just came this morning. What are you doing?...still sleeping!?'
Me: Nah...woke up at 8 , at the uni now...
Mom: 'It's a government letter. I think its important'
Me: 'Open it, maybe they're giving me some money,... Or asking me to payoffs my loans'
Mom: (after a minute) 'Its an interview letter. its from...'SPA'' (Public Service commission)
Me: 'Oh...must be for the diplomatic officer Corp, I don't want to go,...Ok bye bye...'
Mom: 'Wait! Its says Agensi Angkasa Negara'. (National Space Agency)
Me: 'UH!!!'
Mom: 'Pegawai Penyelidik Fizik (Physics Research Officer)...kod 1801...AAN...Interview Sept 2, in Putrajaya'
Me: 'Oh my God!
Mom: 'U better go for this, no excuses, it looks important, its good....'
Me: 'government job...the place far far, my bike cannot go...I need car...' (what the …

Aurora Skies

Alaskan Aurora(Source: Spaceweather.com, photo credit: Daryl Pederson) * More images of aurora's at: [-] John Curtis's Page [-] Northern Lights [-] Iceland Worldwide [-] Aurora Webcam ****** point of origin ******
2050 A Journey is Alive. Head there and be a part of history 45 years in the making. -gp2005- P/s: [-] My blog of the post for this post is "PostSecret" . An amazing blog project where readers send creative postcards to be posted on this site. Great stuff. (caution: some nudity and vulgarity). [-] A cool link for vintage postcard lovers. Contains vintage postcards from around the world: Postcardman.net

2050 A Journey

~May You Live in Interesting Times~

The 2050 Project have begun! If you want to be a part of it, please follow the link.

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

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Raining Perseids

(Raining Perseids Credit & Copyright: Fred Bruenjes )

Explanation: Comet dust rained down on planet Earth last August, streaking through dark skies in the annual Perseid meteor shower. So, while enjoying the anticipated space weather, astronomer Fred Bruenjes recorded a series of many 30 second long exposures spanning about six hours on the night of August 11/12 using a wide angle lens. Combining those frames which captured meteor flashes, he produced this dramatic view of the Perseids of summer. Although the comet dust particles are traveling parallel to each other, the resulting shower meteors clearly seem to radiate from a single point on the sky in the eponymous constellation Perseus. The radiant effect is due to perspective, as the parallel tracks appear to converge at a distance. Bruenjes notes that there are 51 Perseid meteors in the composite image, including one seen nearly head-on. This year, the Perseids Meteor Shower will peak in the early morning hours on Friday, Augus…

Time Minus Zero

(source: The Spirit of Hiroshima The time of 8:15 a.m., August 6th, 1945 is an eternally memorable moment for the world as well as for Hiroshima.)
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What men may come

What day may dawn
what sun may rise
what life may come
what face may shine
what life may find
what love may bond
what child may born
what dream may come

what year may come
what life may want
what soul may find
what people may sin
what bomb may drop
what life may die
what men may come
what men may kill

-Gp 2005- ****** end note ******
* This is my tribute poem for the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
* Read a Wiki entry on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Atomic Bombing of the cities.
* Some Google News of the anniversary events around the world. * The Spirit of Hiroshima webpage.

The Roti Canai Monologue

The Busy Center of the Lagoon Nebula(Credit & Copyright: Michael Sherick )Explanation: Stars are battling gas and dust in the Lagoon Nebula but the photographers are winning. Also known as M8, this photogenic nebula is visible even without binoculars towards the constellation of Sagittarius. The energetic processes of star formation create not only the colors but the chaos. The red-glowing gas results from high-energy starlight striking interstellar hydrogen gas. The dark dustfilaments that lace M8 were created in the atmospheres of cool giant stars and in the debris from supernovae explosions. This spectacular portion of the Lagoon Nebula was created in scientifically-assigned colors from light emitted in very specific colors by hydrogen, silicon, and oxygen. The light from M8 we see today left about 5000 years ago. Light takes about 50 years to cross this section of M8.
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1:09 am, Malligai Malai (Illaya Raja – IR, mp3), LOST (AXN).
I can’t believe this, …

Magnificent

A Shuttle Back Flip at the Space Station (Photo Credit: ISS Expedition 11 Crew, STS-114 Crew, NASA )
Explanation: Last week, crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) watched carefully as the Space ShuttleDiscovery did a planned but unusual back flip upon approach. Discovery Commander Eileen Collins guided the shuttle through the flip, which was about 200 meters from the ISS when the above picture was taken. The ISS crew took detailed images of the dark heat shield tiles underneath during a 90-second photo shoot. The images are being analyzed to assess the condition of the dark heat shield. Later the shuttle docked with the space station. On the more usually photographed top side of the Space Shuttle, the above image shows Discovery's cargo bay doors open toward a distant Earth below.

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Hi all. Thank you for trying out the brain teaser in the previous post. I was hoping for more bloggers to comment, but all said, there are millions of b…