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Friday, December 28, 2007

Just came to know that 2008 is 'Visit Kedah' and 'Visit Terengganu' year. So, in conjunction to the event, do spent some time to pay the rice-bowl of Malaysia a visit. If you like nature, such you will not be disappointed with the utter serenity and greenery of the paddy field.
Kedah is in the northern region of peninsular Malaysia, bordered by 3P and 1T (Perlis, Penang, Perak and Thailand). There are quite a lot of interesting places to visit especially Langkawi. Find out more from here. There are quite a lot information from the website. Like it. Cool.

History Of Kedah

Recorded history of Kedah often starts at the Bujang Valley, located in central Kedah. This maritime kingdom at Bujang was visited by Indian, Persian, Arabs and Chinese traders as far back as the 4th century CE/ AD(CE: Common Era).

For many centuries, the Empires of Sri Vijaya and later the Cholas all exerted their influence and domination over this Kingdom. Kedah Peak (Gunung Jerai), at 1217 metres, provided the navigational landmark for ships in the Malacca Strait. The Bujang Valley was a collecting centre for products of the Malay Peninsular and a transit trading post for ships awaiting the change of currents and monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean. Traders soon propagated Hinduism and Buddhism and their culture, building shrines and temples along the coastal area, evident from artefacts found at the valley.

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It is warm to have family visit. My nephew is now 17 months old. Infants grow up very fast. Such a gala moment to have such gathering. But i am not around.
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Monday, December 24, 2007

It's breathtaking to walk in the woods in winter. Leaves no longer green, weather is moody and groomy. Certainly a great experience for me.
posted by Weng Wah - 荣华 at 12:09 AM | top |

Cool. Watch out for Queen Elizabeth II is going to use YouTube to deliver her Christmas message.
posted by Weng Wah - 荣华 at 9:51 PM | top |
Sunday, December 23, 2007

This is unbelievable. So, you better watch up when and if you ever bring your family to any zoo.
It is not only happening in Malaysia but the following countries as well. Hope the 5 years old 侯芊彤 will get well soon.


updated:2007-12-23 20:05:22 MYT







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Saturday, December 22, 2007

When people say 'Thank you' to you, how do you reply and what is the correct way to reply?
All the while, i have been saying 'You're welcome' and wrongly typed 'You're welcomed' in my recent email. Does it make any differences?

From simple Googling, how out the following.

The two phrases have different meanings.

The proper phrase, "You are welcome" says that the person is welcome to whatever you have given them.

The other phrase, "You are welcomed", which is not generally used, implies that the person is being welcomed to wherever they are, as in "we are welcoming you into this place". Notice that the sentence does not say who is doing the welcoming, only who is receiving the welcome. It's an awkward phrase and should not be used, even when you are truly welcoming someone to a particular place.

So, when someone thanks you, just say "you're welcome" and if you want to welcome them to some place, then say "welcome to my ..."

So, remember to acknowledge others thanks without the 'd'. I used to hear the following recently:

- No problem.
- Thanks, you 'r most welcome.
- Not at all.
- Sure.
- Please don't mention.

Whatever is it but remember that it is impolite not to reply.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Synonym to Hari Raya Haji, today is the day. Wish all my muslim friends to have a happy and wonderful day.

It is celebrated by the Muslims on the tenth day of the last month of the Muslim calendar. This is an occasion celebrated marking the conclusion of the annual Haj - the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, when the pilgrims are given the title of Haji for men and Hajjah for women. Thanksgiving prayers are offered in the mosques. An animal is sacrificed whose meat was distributed among the relatives and the poor.
posted by Weng Wah - 荣华 at 7:32 AM | top |

Wishing all my friends and family have a wonderful X'mas. May the new year brings you joy, happiness, health and prosperity. Keep in touch.

posted by Weng Wah - 荣华 at 7:25 AM | top |

Yesterday was Perl 20th birthday. Perl 5.10 was released in conjunction to the birthday.
Perl 5.10 full of new features that i am yet to test out. Features like named captures in regular expressions, state variables for subroutines, the defined-or operator, a switch statement (called given-when, though), a faster regex engine, and more. Isn't it coool?
Learn more from here.

Heard that Perl6 is on the way. Hope it will be a great breakthrough. All the best Perl. I love you.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

I am impressed with recent new features by GMAIL.
a) New Coloured Labels
b) AIM chats

The former offer a useful and unique visualization for me to easily differentiate the source of my mails. Was using GreaseMonkey from Better Gmail, but not functional with new upgrade of GMAIL. However, we are blessed with the latest cool features. Do try to organize your mail with this feature.

For IM, great to see the AIM has been added in Gtalk and wonder will the the other services MSN, Yahoo IM will be added. Maybe not ......
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Date Petrol Price Increment
1990 1.10 0.21
01-Oct-00 1.20 0.10
20-Oct-01 1.30 0.10
01-May-02 1.32 0.02
31-Oct-02 1.33 0.01
01-Mar-03 1.35 0.02
01-May-04 1.37 0.02
01-Oct-04 1.42 0.05
05-May-05 1.52 0.10
31-Jul-05 1.62 0.10
28-Feb-06 1.92 0.30

It has been 22 months since the goverment increase the petrol price. Well, we should be ready for another increment soon depending on when the GE date. CNN money stated that it is USD 88.75 for today.


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Out of sudden, a friend of mine just posted me a question about Malaysia and i suddenly realized that there are so many facts that i have neglected about my own country. This is what i found out recently.

Do you know that the total surface of the earth is about 510,065,284 km square and about 70.8% water coverage and only 29.2% land coverage. That makes up to 148,939,063 km square of the land area. The top 8 largest countries are Russia, Canada, China, US, Brazil followed by Australia, India, Argentina.

Malaysia? She is the 67th largest countries in the world with 329,847 km square (0.22% of the earth). Not bad also lah. By the way, there should be 232 countries in the world. We have 27,544,000 of population which is 43rd largest in the world. KL itself has 2 million people.

The smallest country in the world is Vatican City (near Rome), 0.44 km square. That's why it is still retained the city name. Population less than 1,000.


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Sunday, December 02, 2007