Thursday, August 28, 2008

Countdown to ramadhan 1429H

Muslims will begin observing Ramadhan inshallah on the 1st September 2008.

While I am on my countdown to 1 Ramadhan 1429, here's a short recap for a brief read:

  • Olympic Beijing came to an END last 24 August 2008 after entertaining moi for like 2 weeks on Astro channels 816-823. Congratulations to all the winners especially those who broke the Olympic and World records like Usain Bolt (sprinter from Jamaica), Michael Phelps (US swimmer) and Yelena Isinbayeva (Russian pole vault athlete).
  • US OPEN the final Grand Slam leg for this year is ON from 25 August (and I just found out about it today....cheh! Takpe, as long as no shocking results just yet!) to 7 September. Could it be the final holy grail search this year for a grand slam champion for Roger Federer having lost 3 previous grand slam tournaments? At least he won Gold in Olympic Beijing for Men's double teaming up with his fellow countryman, Stanislas Wawrinka. And man, how they hugged each other that would definitely send some kinkychilling signal to his woman, the blonde-turned-brunnet Serbian M*rka.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton shouted : "Obama must be our President! " and told the world that her hubby Bill would do whatever he could to campaign for Obama's presidency. The man then pledged for a deepfull-throated endorsement to Obama's bid for the White House.
  • Tun Det said and I quote that his former Deputy Premier (who was once his protege pre-September 1998) who is also the PKR defacto leader could “convince even the devil to follow him”. How romantic is he? Such words coming from someone who should be acknowledging on "better the devil you know" or was it some sort of a reverse psychology? His MP son has never stopped calling the current PM to step down and he kept going on and on about it. Is this really bapak borek anak rintik routine or the sort of the black sheep of the family proverbial status?
  • Anwar Ibrahim (pic below) is BACK in the House of Common aka Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara in the Parliament as he took his oath today. Lim Kit Siang, the DAP leader made his welcoming comment telling the press, "with the success of the second political tsunami in Permatang Pauh and the coming of the 'Titanic' next time ...". The PM, Datuk Seri Pak Lah however made a point that such a comeback will not affect BN position as the ruling party. The "bubbly-mouth" Information Minister also made a statement that the by-election in Permatang Pauh was nothing much but a shelf-life key decision point of PKR party itself suggesting that it was merely another 5-year hold by another PKR leader after Datuk Wan Azizah (PKR president and wife of Anwar) resignation as its MP there.

Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim swearing (not pun intended, seriously!) in Dewan Rakyat
photo source: Berita Harian

A Dewan Rakyat assistant secretary placing Anwar's nameplate on the front row opposition bloc facing the PM. I honestly think Anwar should carry with him enough painkiller supply throughout his dewan rakyat appearance. Or perhaps the PM (and some few loyal BN MPs) should install Ogawa's mobile back-massager seat cushion while he is at it. Photo source: The Star

I better fill up my car at a 15 sen cheaper petrol/litre or should I keep my fingers crossed for another 50 sen plunge?

Ramadhan Al-Mubarak wishes to everyone who reads or stumbles upon this humble blog.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lighten your head up during Olympic Beijing

Can't help sharing this funny joke found from TennisPlanet. If you feel offended, chow ngan ba cha!

Hmmm...why is this sudden cravings for nasi ayam hainan ha?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Busy happening months July-August

First it was my birthday last month: celebrated nearly 4 times..... One with family, second with close friend Hana, third with MJ and fourth a more of combination of birthdays, leaving do and thanksgiving for our clerk's promotion kinda party that was organized by our tutor Darman who is now on study leave doing his PhD in Newcastle University, England and Hidayat the department clerk.

Then I was hooked on Wimbledon which saw a new champion, Rafael Nadal who outwittted and outshone Roger Federer twice on two Grand Slam tournament this year: Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

It was followed by my hectic days at work, addicted to Scramble! in Facebook, and weekenders with MJ and his cousin.

Now the once in four year summer Olympic in Beijing. We saw world class athletes breaking records after records like Michael Phelps in swimming competitions who made 6 so far.... With a cool theme: One world One dream, i dunno whether it sends chills to America with that one powerful theme signal from China. Right at the moment, China is dominating the medal standings and they just keep on getting better and better.

Some of the pictures which captures the essence of July-August:

1. It is a Macademia white chocolate cake. First time trying it and it should be the last. I'd say stick with those chocolate ones from Secret Recipe

2. The traditional candle lights...

3. One weekend sojourn in Cherating beautiful beach

4. View nearby our room in cherating

5. A friend of mine on her nikah day.

6. Wimbledon 2008 champions: Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams

Latest news is Malaysian own Lee Chong Wei will go to final in Badminton Men Single and Malaysia will surely be adding either silver or gold to our zero so far medal standing. And Rafael Nadal will play against Fernando Gonzales in the Tennis Men Single Final. it a political thing now?