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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Penang Floating Mosque

This is the famous Penang Floating Mosque located in Tanjung Bungah:








If you look down into the water, you may notice a lot of mud skippers, as seen here:





And if you are lucky, you may also catch some birds:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dusun Eco Resort - Part 2

Continuing from Part 1. The following are more photos taken from Dusun Eco Resort 56 Km from Kuala Lumpur.






See the mushrooms growing on the plants:









Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dusun Eco Resort - Part 1

Dusun Eco Resort is a place for eco Tourist or for team building. My wife went there last weekend for her company team building. Enjoy:








Bird's Nest in the canteen:








Papaya Tree:




Chalets for visitors:








Plants to enjoy:









Hiking Path:



Rope walk:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Free Religious Books for Your Windows Mobile

I found that you can find free religious book to put on your Windows Mobile that I would like to share with you:

For Christians, you can get the Bible, just go to OliveTree

For Muslims, you can get the Quran, just go here.

For Buddhist, you can get Buddha's Vaccana here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Writing your ABC

Recently I noticed that my daughter was having problems writing her ABCs. She knows them but the problem was writing it in the wrong direction. I devised the problem way to help her remember and hopefully it will help other children too.

Facing left or right
She was confused which way the alphabets faced so she would write j in the wrong way:


So I told her that if the alphabet faces right, it was facing the sun and if it faces left, it faces the moon.

For lower case, only a, d, g, j, q, y and z does that (in the case of g it faces left when you write but not when you type).

For upper case, only J, Y and Z does that.

Upper Case vs Lower Case
Next was the uppercase and lower case. I told her that only lower case alphabets know how to swim, that is why they are allowed to go below the line and only for g, j, p, q and y.

As for upper case, they are giants and all of them can reach the roof. Lower case alphabets need to carry sticks to touch the roof (the only ones that do that are d, f, h, k, l, t)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lotus Touts

I received this recently by mail but did not want to fill up inbox of the mails so decided to post it here. These are very nice thoughts.

Mental Feng Shui

This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received. Hope it works for you -- and me!


Lotus Touts:

There's some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, t heir conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
  5. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
  16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
  18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  21. Spend some time alone.

Monday, July 14, 2008

St Anne's Church - Part 5 (Others)

I have broken this post to 5 part to speed up the loading:

Part 1 (Old Church)
Part 2 (The Hill)
Part 3 (Statues)
Part 4 (New Church)
Part 5 (Others)

But always remember that this a holy place and give it the respect it deserves.


You can also purchase souvenirs and prayer items here:



Some shops are set up during the holy weekend to sell bottles, candles and prayer items.



Note that there is also an ancient rock located on the premise: