Happy Merdeka Day/ Happy Independence Day

Happy Merdeka Day ❗

It means it is Malaysia’s Independence Day.

Malaysia was independence from British on 31\8\57.

So, this year is our 53rd ‘Merdaka Day’ (Independence Day).

The Malaysian Flag (Jalur Gemilang)

The ‘Father of Independence’ or ‘Bapa Kemerdekaan’ is YM Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj is the first Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Now the Prime Minister is Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak

People in Malaysia put the Malaysian flag at their houses.

I put my Malaysian flag at my house too.

I wonder what is the Argentinian Independence Day called ❓

Pictures-Hurricane Earl Hit Caribbean, US East Coast Next?

A house is flooded as a nearby river was overflow due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Earl at Potters Village, in the outskirts of St. John's, Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Earl battered some islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds Monday, rapidly intensifying into a major Category 3 storm on a path projected to menace the United States. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Earl battered tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds Monday as it rapidly intensified into a major Category 4 storm taking a path projected to menace the United States. (AP News)

Here are some photos of some islands in Caribbean hit by the Hurricane Earl.

Hurricane is a disaster.

Army soldiers help to remove a fallen tree at the village of Liberta after the passage of Hurricane Earl near Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
A house is flooded as a nearby river was overflow due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Earl at Potters Village, in the outskirts of St. John's,Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
A sunken boat is seen after the passage of Hurricane Earl at the St. John's harbor, Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
Luis Colon uses an umbrella to shield himself from rain and wind caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Winds caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl kick up waves in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
The top of a palm tree lays on the road after being blown off by winds caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Wind caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl kicks up waves and blows palm trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
A boy takes cover from a wave caused by the approaching of the Hurricane Earl in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Indonesian Volcano Erupts-Pictures

Mount Sinabung in Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

On Sunday, Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island erupted; and on Monday it erupted again.

The volcano was inactive for four centuries or four hundred years; since 1600.

It shot ash 2 km or 1.5 miles into the air.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the sky in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. The volcano that had been dormant for more than four centuries erupted for the second day in a row Monday, spewing out towering clouds of ash and forcing the evacuation of more than 21,000 people. (AP Photo/Roone Patikawa)

The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

About 21,000 people left their houses because it is very dangerous to be near a volcano if it erupts.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The volcano spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years causing thousands of people living around its slope to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Hot lava and burning rocks from the volcano can burn houses, trees and everything on its way down the volcano.

Volcanic ash covered trees, plants, houses and everything in the area.

People leaving the area were also covered by ash.

Some flight to Medan and Sibolga were delayed.

Indonesia in on the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

In April, 2010 the volcanic ash from Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland closed airspace and airports all over Europe and thousands and thousands of passengers were stranded all over the world.

I wonder if Malaysian airspace and airport will be closed if the volcanic ash problems get worse …

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mont Sinabung in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

A Penang Prawn Noodle Lunch

I went to Penang last May.

Over there, I had ‘Penang Prawn Noodle’ for lunch.

In Malay, ‘Penang Prawn Noodle’ is ‘Mee Udang Pulau Pinang.

We had our lunch at a restaurant in Sungai Dua, Penang.


There is a big paddy field across the restaurant.

When I reached there it was very hot.

Then it became cooler because it was raining.

I think the noodle was too hot but my parents said it was tasty 🙂

There were lots of prawns in the noodle.

My sisters ate fried kuey teow.


My sisters said the fried kuey teow was very delicious.


We drank coldLai Chee Kang‘; a drink with ice, jelly and lots of other things.

I think the food at the restaurant was delicious but too hot and the place is very hot if it is not raining.


A Castle In Kuala Lumpur

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to a castle.

The castle is not as tall as the castles in Europe.


It’s name is Al-Rawsha.


Anyway, it is not a real castle; it’s actually a restaurant :mrgreen:


The restaurant is at Jalan Kampung Pandan.

From the outside it looks like a real castle.


We went there to buy food for iftar.

The restaurant sells Middle Eastern cuisines.

We bought ‘Chicken Mandy’ and ‘Lamb Mandy‘.

There are yoghurt, salsa and rice together with the ‘Chicken and Lamb Mandy‘.

They are so delicious!

I wonder if there is any more restaurants that looks like a castle 🙂


The Flooding In Pakistan Reached Thatta

Pakistani villagers drag their belonging through floodwater in Sarjani near Thatta, in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Pakistan will have to demonstrate it can spend relief funds transparently and well if it wants more help in rebuilding after its massive floods, the U.S. aid chief said, as officials in the northwest vowed Wednesday to stop banned Islamist groups from helping victims. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

THATTA, Pakistan – Floodwaters made another break Saturday in the levees protecting the southern city of Thatta, as thousands of residents fled for high ground and left the city nearly empty – AP.

This is another disaster for Pakistan.

Thatta is near Karachi, in southern Pakistan.

The terrible flood in Pakistan started about a month ago in the northern part of Pakistan.

Pakistani villagers stand on the remains of an embankment washed away by heavy flooding in Thatta near Hyderabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country's history, saying their presence was "unacceptable." The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Then the flood moved to the south.

The flood destroyed lots of buildings, roads, bridges, vehicles, plants, trees and others.

Lots of the flood victims are facing health problems.

I am sad for the people of Pakistan.

I hope more people will help the victims.

Pakistani villagers stand on the remains of an embankment washed away by heavy flooding in Thatta near Hyderabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country's history, saying their presence was "unacceptable." The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila

On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.

The tourist are from Hong Kong.

He was a policeman but he was sacked.

He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.

At first he let go nine hostages.

Then he got angry and started shooting.

The police tried to save the hostages.

He was killed by the police.

I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.

  

It is not a good way to get what you want.

Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.

We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.

Workers carry the body of one of the victims killed during the hostage drama Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at the police headquzrters in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines. An angry ex-policeman hijacked a bus ful of Hong Kong tourists holding them for 12 hours in a televised stand off before a police raid that ended with eight hostages and the gunman dead. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
Members of the SWAT teams prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of hte hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
Policemen prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
** ADDS IDENTITY OF HOSTAGE-TAKER ROLANDO MENDOZA ** Rescue units wheel away the body of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza, 55, following an assault by police and SWAT members to rescue hostages in a bus at Manila's Rizal Park Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police stormed the bus Monday evening after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists, and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. Mendoza was killed along with an undetermined number of hostages. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Solat Tarawih

Now is Ramadan; the Muslim’s holy month.

During Ramadan we fast, perform the solat Tarawih and read the Quran.

We perform the solat Tarawih only in Ramadan.

When we do the solat Tarawih, we will get lots of extra rewards from Allah.

But first we need to pray our daily solats:

  1. Subuh 2 raka’ats

  2. Zohor 4 raka’ats

  3. Asar 4 raka’ats

  4. Maghrib 3 raka’ats

  5. Isyak 4 raka’ats

I think it’s easier to mark the raka’ats on a piece of paper in case we forget how many raka’ats we had prayed.

When I  perform the solat Tarawih, I pray 20 raka’ats.

That means I pray ten times because each of the prayer has 2 raka’ats.

People usually pray the solat Tarawih 8 raka’ats or 20 raka’ats.

After the solat Tarawih, I first do the solat Witir 2 raka’ats.

After that I solat Witir 1 raka’at.

The total raka’ats in solat Tarawih is in even numbers but the raka’ats of solat Witir must be in odd numbers.

Aires Flight 8520 Crash Landed On A Caribbean Island-Photos

Police officers walk near the wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Handout/Navy Press

On Monday a Boeing 737 plane crash landed in San Andres Island, Colombia.

1 person died and 6 were seriously injured.

The plane crashed in a thunderstorm at 1:49 am.

It slided on the runway and broke apart.

The report says that the pilot’s name is Wilson Gutierrez.

He is a great pilot because he can stop the plane from hitting the airport.

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. (AFP/ Richard Garcia)

If the plane hit the airport, more people will be killed.

It will then be a bigger disaster.

People don’t know if the aeroplane was hit by a lightning or a gust of wind.

And firefighters had stopped the beginning of fire on a wing.

It is the opposite when everybody in the Pakistani plane crash were killed.

** ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XBOG102 ** A police officer stands by a crashed plane sitting on the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. The Boeing 737 operated by the airline Aires crashed on landing after departing from Bogota around midnight local time with 131 passengers. According to an Air Force official, at least one passenger died. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno, Richard Garcia)
The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews
The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews
The wreckage of the plane that crashed lays in pieces along the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno/ Richard Garcia)

The World’s Largest Clock

The world's biggest clock is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft). Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. The tallest tower in the complex will stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 601 m (1,972 ft), including a 200 ft spire. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. (AP Photo/ Saudi Press Agency) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES **

Here are the pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

This clock tower is taller than the Big Ben in London.

It is a 4 faced clock.

The clock is at the top of the Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mecca is the muslim’s Holy City.

The size of the clock is 43 x 43m (141 x 141 ft)

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 the official news agency reported that Saudi Arabia will be testing the clock during the Ramadhan.

Abraj Al-Bait Towers is going to be the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The tower’s height is going to be about 601m(1,972 ft).

At night, the faces of the clocks would be green in colour.

They can be seen from very far away.

Below are more pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The four-faced clock tower is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
A view shows the four-faced clock tower under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
An artist's impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. The clock, billed as the world's biggest with a diameter of 40 meters (130 feet), will sit atop the second highest building in the world, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a height of around 600 meters (1,970 feet ). REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

An artist’s impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout