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The moment the clock struck midnight, 21 December 2012

I am live blogging this event.

The following is a screenshot of that moment.

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Nothing weird happening so far. Wait a moment… the dogs are barking… I can hear something, it’s getting louder and the ground’s shaking. No, NO, it can’t be true. It cabnt be teiurio jk asd as dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddjiffffqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqasdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsd

Malaysia road tax sticker protector

As I mentioned last year, Malaysia’s road tax sticker is indeed very flimsy, and guaranteed to pitifully disintegrate before its time is up after being exposed to our tropical sun for a few months.

Year after year the the story remains the same, and seemingly no effort made by JPJ to enhance the durability of the material used.

Therfore, I think people would simply apply one of those plasticky stickers onto the back of the road tax sticker without bothering to remove the covers (see top of the photo below):

Malaysia road tax cert sticker very fragile

Woman in Malaysia takes Taking Kids To Work concept to the extreme

The Star reported on 25th August 2012 that Ina is a hooker that plies her trade along the notorious Lorong Haji Taib in Kuala Lumpur.

And she brings her daughter, 6 and son, 3 along.

A reporter told of how she brought him to a room and undressed while her son, who was inside the same room, watched, and her daughter waited outside.

She then said: “Don’t worry. They won’t see and even if they do, they won’t understand what we’re doing.”

She has 5 other children: 3 are now with foster families, one has died, and another, and there’s another one, a 9 year old boy.

She said her husband had left her, and she makes ends meet by selling herself, and that she’ll stop if she meets a nice man who can provide for the family.

She charges RM100 and entertains on average 2 clients a day.

12th Marian Apparition Candidate Rejected by the Vatican

Warning: If you are easily offended, please stop reading now. Otherwise, keep an open mind. It was not intended to offend anybody. I wrote this “article” back in August 2011. The person mentioned in the article lives within 10km of my village, presumably a Catholic and is known to be rather fond of a drink or twenty. Another person mentioned, Patimah, is apparently her close relative.

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There are 11 Catholic-church approved apparitions around the world. The more famous sites include Fatima, on which the Chapel of Apparitions was built at the place where the sightings were reported. The other is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (1858).

The only approved apparition in Asia is the apparitions of Our Lady of Akita which was reported in 1973 by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Yuzawadai, Akita, Japan. She reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, as well as stigmata and a weeping statue of the Virgin which continued to weep over the next 6 years on 101 occasions. In June 1988, Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), in his capacity as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave definitive judgement on Our Lady of Akita events and messages as reliable and worthy of belief.

Then, a few years ago, there was a possible second approved apparition in Asia and only twelfth appartion worldwide, which happened at the village of Kionsom Lama, in the district of Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia.

Witnesses professing under oath reported an apparition who appeared from darkness at 3am at a certain villager’s house, to whom she introduced herself as Maria Mariana (Mary is commonly known as Maria in Asia). It was reported that she had proclaimed that she walked uphill for several miles before arriving at her intended destination, and blessed were those who were chosen to become her audience. She had then proceeded to fellowship with the household for several hours until daybreak, inform them, in utmost seriousness, of The Fourth Secret of Fatima.

A thorough investigation was done by a 40-member technical team of the Holy See’s Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, assisted by His Grace Tan Sri Datuk Murphy Pakiam, the third metropolitan archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, which were then compiled in a 20-volume document totalling 15,435 pages.

After careful consideration, 5 years later the Holy See gave its verdict: the claim was rejected because it was irrefutably established that the apparition was in fact local female drunkard cum lout [real name withheld] who talked in a male’s voice due to her years of alcohol abuse. She had arrived intoxicated at 3am after walking uphill for several miles to Tamparuli, and stumbled upon the house out of sheer serendipity. The purported Fourth Secret of Fatima was simply her misheard saying in Dusun language, “linopot sogirit di Patimah” where Patimah was a relative of hers. As for all the confusion, it was revealed that the members of the household were, at the material time, in a drunken stupor, thus explaining the fantastic claims.

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If you liked it, you might want to also read about Malaysia’s first Pope.

Carlsberg’s web-TV focusing on football

Football fans have one more reason to cheer: Carlsberg web-tv is now online, www.partofthegame.tv, which focuses on football (soccer) and its fans.

It has 5 channels with everything one expects to see, including classic football games, funny moments during matches and what’s it like to be a hardcore fan.

You can even be part of the whole web tv show by uploading your very own football videos.

Pictures of Water World, Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu

It is located at Taman Tun Fuad Stephens, Bukit Padang. The tagline is “Sabah’s Premier Water Theme Park.” Don’t expect anything like Sunway Lagoon though.

Recommended to go on weekdays – costs only RM5 per person, as opposed to RM15 per person on weekends. Those below 3 feet tall are entitled to free admission.

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Err… I thought all the items listed there, with the exception of the 3rd item is also strictly forbidden anywhere else?

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But Sunway Lagoon standard or not, kids don’t really mind do they, as long as there’s plenty of water: Continue reading

They should’ve put Dr Sheikh Muszaphar on the right of camera on the ISS

If you look at the live telecast of the Soyuz carrying Malaysia’s first person in space docking with the ISS on 12th October, there are a few things I observed:

- there’s no video of the docking in progress; but looking at the videos of docking to ISS of the Soyuz crafts carrying previous space tourists Anousheh Ansari (September 2006) and Charles Simonyi (April 2007), there should be

- the same female interpreter is on duty (translating Russian to English)

- Simonyi and Dr Mus had their first videoconference in the same room. Simonyi stood to the right of the camera – there was a pole which he could hold on to: hence looked very comfortable while talking. Dr Mus, in contrast, apparently did not have anything to hold on to, and looked awkward bobbing up and down, struggling to keep still, while talking.

- Ansari’s first videoconference was apparently in a different room than Simonyi and Dr Mus’s. She stood in the middle, and had something to hold on to.

Click here to see the videos

Mourinho’s abrupt farewell leaves Chelsea FC fans shell-shocked

The new manager

First official statement on Chelsea FC’s official website

As of a few hours ago, the forum thread at Chelsea FC’s official website entitled “Official: Chelsea and Jose Mourinho Have Parted Company” had had more than 30,000 views and more than 500 replies in 23 pages, the most popular thread in the entire website.

The first few pages had fans fans expressing shock and disbelief, even one lashing out at Roman Abramovich himself! Some selected forum entries:

Please tell me this is all crap! Please!

I actually feel sick! I’m in total shock! I don’t know what to say.

Avram Grant is gonna ****ing be in charge when we face Utd. stupid

If we lose him we are in trouble. Its not when we lose him that makes a difference, its the fact that we have lost him if its all true, we won’t be the same team. Without him our team is already 50% weaker again if its true.

Regardless of who Roman’s main target is – Ramos I suspect – the rumour is Grant will be in charge in the meantime. Nice. Kenyon will have to go now, whether he walks or he’s pushed. If he stays he’s a liar. If he goes it’s because he backed Jose and Roman’s had enough of him.

I will always remember him for bringing two titles to Chelsea but perhaps he ran out of ideas. Without Drogba and Lampard we look mid table quality.

This is a BIGGER LOSS than all the players we lost over the past 3 yrs…

And he’s been forced to leave, after being FORCED to play an alien formation (Mourinho’s formation is 4-3-3/4-5-1, why switch to an open 4-4-2?) and been forced to accept a £30m flop but denied transfer money for other buys that he wanted. Nice one Abramovich, thanks for the money, no thanks for everything else.

224 User(s) are reading this topic. Wow.

Seriously hopes this is wrong, I honestly think I’ll cry.

I think Jose quitting is a combination of both frustration at the board and frustration at certain of his players.. The board meddled too much in his affairs… Why I am pissed off most is that the board should have let him be till the end of the season before letting him go or should have done this over the summer.. SO where do we go from here… A few of those players came because of Jose (together with the money)… This is a sad, sad day.. About to go get drunk…..

me , did not see this one coming , if it is true I am absolutley gutted. Can’t believe the club have allowed this to happen.

We will now be a laughing stock for sure. Other teams fans can have a laugh, Chelsea let Jose Mourinho go, that is just stupid. Bye bye silverware bye bye.

I can’t believe this is happening……………….. I dont know what to say…. I’m in total shock…..
my god…..

If I was Roman I would be fairly fed up. We are a weaker team now than in 2005 by a distance despite bringing in more and more players. The club has gone backwards over the last 12 months and it is difficult to ignore that fact. Roman didn’t become a multi billionaire by waiting for things to happen. It’s a sad day for Chelsea but we’ve been here before.