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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Birthday


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to myself and the others out there who share the same birth date with me.

May our wishes come true .

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: My Home



Monday, February 16, 2009

Hagar the Horrible


Hägar (sometimes written sans umalut) is an overweight,red -bearded Viking who regularly raids England and sometimes France. The humor of the comic strip comes from his interactions with his longship crew (his first mate, contrary to depictions of Vikings as big-muscled warriors, is a short, naïve warrior named Lucky Eddie) and, when he is not on his voyages or in the tavern, his wife Helga, their son Hamlet, daughter Honi, Helga's pet duck Kvack, and Hägar's dog Snert.

Since Dik Browne's retirement in 1988 (and subsequent death), his son Christ has continued the comic.

Major characters

The major characters in the strip include:

  • Hägar ("the Horrible"): the Danish Viking protagonist
  • Helga: Hagar's large, bossy housewife
  • Eddie (called Lucky Eddie by all but himself): Hagar's lieutenant in Viking raids
  • Honi: Hagar's nubile 16-year-old daughter
  • Hamlet: Hagar's intelligent and studious son
  • Lute: an untalented bard, and Honi's boyfriend
  • Kvack: the family's German duck
  • Snert: Hägar's dog

Other characters include Dr. Zook (a shrouded physician who gives primarily nutritional and psychiatric advice), Helga's father (a geriatric Viking with taste in young women whose beard reaches his feet), Helga's mother (a stereotypical mother-in-law), the king's tax collector (who dresses in a cap and gown), Koya the Lawyer, the executioner, a balding waiter at Helga's favorite restaurant, Hernia (a girl who likes Hamlet though he does not like her), the "king of England", and various Anglo-Saxon raiders who serve as Hägar's rivals.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

River Transportation : Express Boat 70's

River plays an important role in Sarawak. Transportation between major towns and the rural and coastal regions still has river as the major means.
Express boat such as shown here ply these rivers. It's the cheapest and fastest means for movement of people and goods.
From Sibu to Sarikei, the journey takes less than 3 hours........about 70km and cost RM4.00 (1USD=RM3.60).
These type of express boats are famous in the 70's and over the years, they are transformed both in appearance and speed.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine Day for all my viewers out there and many thanks for your support.....
Once again..............Happy Valentine Day

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sungei Baleh :Posted by It's Amaze Me

Go to this website then enlarge the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oeE23DjrFc

Then take a picture using ur handphone..


This is the owner of the youtube which I mention earlier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oeE23DjrFc

Dante19800000
Joined: May 11, 2007
Last Sign In: 11 hours ago
Videos Watched: 2,354
Subscribers: 185
Channel Views: 9,649
Name: Dario Age: 23
Country: Italy Interests and Hobbies: martial arts, tennis, football... Music: techno and house for ever!!! Books: i've never read a book!!!xD
If you see comments on his related video, people comments were left on 2007!!! But the news Utusan Sarawak reported by Ibrahim Gani 11/2/2009 stated that it was taken on 31/01/2009 1730hrs. I don’t believe the news at all.


This is the result of the photo!! I tried it myself then its not real at all. Its taken from my handphone and not above 1000feet!!
Its almost the same with the newspaper!!

Ular Besar Menyusuri Sungai Baleh!! Sibu, Selasa - Percaya atau tidak?. Ahli Jawatankuasa Bencana Bahagian Sibu yang memantau keadaan banjir di hulu Batang Rajang disini baru-baru ini terserempak dengan satu makhluk ajaib dipercayai ular besar merenangi sungai terbabit. Bagi mengesahkan kesahihan apa yang ahli jawatankuasa itu lihat adalah ular besar yang sebenarnya, salah seorang daripada mereka menyerahkan gambarnya yang dirakamkan menggunakan kamera telefon bimbit pada 31 Januari lalu. Gambar itu diambil sekitar jam 5.30 petang di sebatang anak sungai Baleh semasa mereka menaiki helikopter menuju ke hulu Batang Rajang dari sini bagi memantau keadaan banjir di sana. Menurut Chuat Radin, dalam bahasa Iban makhluk ajaib itu mereka kenali sebagai 'Nabau' dan ia kelihatan dengan jelas sekali semasa merenangi sebatang anak sungai Baleh. Beliau menganggarkan ular besar itu sepanjang lebih 100 kaki dan sebesar tong 'drum' minyak dan semasa ahli Jawatankuasa Bencana Bahagian merakamkan gambar berkenaan keadaan cuaca agak kelam sedikit dan berkabus. Sudah banyak kali mereka menaiki helikopter bagi urusan rasmi ke hulu Batang Rajang dan ini adalah kali pertama mereka terserempak dengan ular sebesar itu, katanya. Menurut Chuat, semasa merakam gambar terbabit, helikopter yang dinaiki terbang pada ketinggian kira-kira 1,000 kaki dan atas sebab itu gambarnya kabur sedikit. Petikan berita diambil dari UTUSAN SARAWAK Rabu 11/02/2009 Berita ditulis oleh : IBRAHIM GANI

Nabau at Balleh: A hoax to boost sales

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tanker


Transporting fuel for the logging industry is a very dangerous business. Diesel and petrol that are needed to run the machineries are transported by tankers like the one shown in this pic.

The tankers begin their journey all the way from Sibu and this could take days to reach their final destination.

This transport vessels usually go upstream when the water level in river is high. When rain comes and the river level rises, then you'll see these vessels making their trips upriver. Over the shot period when the water level is high and suitable for navigation........you'll see a lot of these tankers, day and night.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blechnum orientale


Locally know as paku Kelindang and usually found growing near logging camps road.


Pounded leaves are applied as a paste to boils. Shoots are used in a similar way for sores.


The young leaves are edible . The sap from the young shoot is a bit sticky, just like glue. It is this sticky stuff that is being used as medicine.

The grown up leaves are tough and hardy. Usually it can be used as thatch for shelter against rain or shine.

Nabau Sighted


This picture was taken from the air over a river at Batang Balleh Kapit. Could this be the Legendary Nabau?

Is the Pic real or just doctored? Only Ibrahim Gani of Utusan Sarawak could verify. Benar ndak gambar tok pok?

Wordless Wednesday : I3 Wonders of Malaysia



"Malaysian are serious about eating"

Monday, February 9, 2009

Aftermath


During the height of the flood, the jetty was totally submerged and those users have to find an alternative place for berthing.

When the water receded, mud was deposited and formed a thick layer. With so much mud in the water, it was not hard to imagine that the folks in Sibu put a total blame on silting of the mighty Rejang as the major cause for flooding in Sibu.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Rising


It was raining for almost 24 hours the day before and the water level was rising fast. This pic was taken at about 1730 on Thursday. At noon the water level was about 5 feet lower.

This morning, at about 0730 hrs, this is how the water level looks like and the flow was fast. If today, no rain recorded from the upper reaches of Rajang and Balleh, the water level will drops. By estimate, this water will reach Sibu within the next 24 hours or so.

The Sarawak Government Almanac recorded that the next King Tide will occur from 7 February to 14 February 2009. The high water level will climb from 5.5m to 6.2m and stays at that level for 3 days (10-12.02.09)

I won't be in Sibu.......but then i could imagine.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Entrecard Top Droppers

I wish to convey my most sincere thanks to these friends who were my top droppers . Many thanks also for the rest, whose names were not mentioned here. I wish i could list you all.........

Scandinavian Ways - Winesworlds blog 31
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Positive men 24
Quantum Indonesia Translogistic 24
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