Thursday, December 31, 2015

On the Last Day of 2015

Google features an interesting animated doodle today for year-end 2015. Go to the front page to view this (minus the green border).

And do you see the bottom line which says: Watch and remember the moments of 2015? Go on, click on Watch and remember. You will see in a two-minute You Tube video what was trending in the world in the past one year of 2015. Interestingly what is the colour of that dress is also featured in the video if you know what I'm talking about. (I shall have to write about that dress based on my own experience. Come back and read about it later.)

In a nutshell, the Google page lets you explore the year's biggest moments and the questions they inspired. Watch and remember... Enjoy!

Happy New Year, Everyone!
May it be your best ever!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas morning

Christmas morn - sunny, blue skies here in Kuala Lumpur. Hope your Christmas Day is just as beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

And from Johore, the Sultan wishes all Christians in Malaysia a "happy Christmas".

A page from The Star..

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) wishes all Christians in Malaysia a "happy Christmas".

On his Facebook page Friday, Sultan Ibrahim hoped they would have a wonderful time celebrating Christmas together with their families and friends.

Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, writing on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page, also wished all Christians a Merry Christmas.

“On behalf of Johor Football Association and all JDT (Johor Darul Takzim) players, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Merry Christmas to all our Christian fans.

“For all of Bangsa Johor, I wish you all a very happy new year. May the coming year be filled with success and blessings for all,” he wrote.

Malaysia is made up of 13 states and three federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya in West Malaysia and Labuan in East Malaysia). Johore is the southern most state in West Malaysia. It's is just across from Singapore and connected by the Causeway. Here's a map for better understanding.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree is in United Arab Emirates

Kuala Lumpur, like all other cities around the world, is beautifully decked in Christmas best. Shopping malls and complexes as well as hotels are drawing in crowds eager to share the joy and beauty of the Christmas decorations.

Shopping is great too as huge discounts are everywhere. Bargain-hunters take note.

Speaking of Christmas decoration, if you are in Abu Dhabi, UAE, I suppose this is one Christmas tree not to be missed.

Source: Bloomberg

The glitzy Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has done it again!

At the hotel lobby stands what has been named the Most Expensive Christmas Tree in the World.

Though it has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records as the Most Expensive Christmas Tree, this 43-foot Christmas tree is decked with USD11 million worth of 181 items of jewellery of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and watches studded with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones along with the traditional baubles and such.

The Emirates Palace Hotel still holds the Guinness World Record they set in 2010.

This hotel also holds a few other 'firsts', one of which is the installation of the world's first gold vending machine. Another record recently set in June is when Capital Gate, the tilting glass tower, was named the “World’s Furthest-Leaning Manmade Tower” by Guinness.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you


Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Frolics - What Does Your Christmas Tree Say About You?

Christmas is just one week away, how time flies!

Let's then take a Christmassy quiz this week. If you have a Christmas tree how would you decorate it? Take the quiz below and find out what your decoration of the Christmas tree tells about you.

Happy Holidays!

You Are Charitable

You like to party and live it up during the holidays. This is a time to be festive and celebrate.

You are resourceful, quirky, and artsy. You like something that's a bit outside the norm. You aren't traditional.

You like your holiday decor to have personal meaning. Your ornaments and decorations each tell a story.

This holiday season you are hopeful and optimistic. You are thinking of the future and giving generously.

Last Week's Quiz: What Greek Island Should You Visit?

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Frolics - What Greek Island Should You Visit?

Let's go to Greece today. Virtually, of course.

According to Wikipedia, Greece features a vast number of islands, between 1,200 and 6,000, depending on the definition, 227 of which are inhabited. Crete is the largest and most populous island; Euboea, separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, is the second largest, followed by Lesbos and Rhodes.

Greece is a popular holiday destination which boasts a number world famous islands. In today's personality quiz, let's find out the Greek Island that we should visit based on our personality. Mine says I should visit Kos.

Source: Wikipedia

You Should Visit Kos

A Greek island sounds appealing to you, but you still want to be in the middle of the action.

Kos is big, interesting, and populated enough to keep you from getting island fever, while still offering many old Greek charms.

Your curious mind will enjoy historic castles and ruins, including the tree where Hippocrates educated his students back in the day.

A person like you craves variety and excitement. Take in a beautiful beach, exciting nightlife, or even a waterpark.

Last week's Quiz: The Soap Bubble Test

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Gift for a Bass Guitarist

Have I got a gift idea for you!

If you have friend or a loved one who is musically-inclined, i.e. in the bass guitar department, consider this wonderful gift of a bass note chart.

Measuring 8-1/2" x 11", it's a handy poster packed with 56 different chord notes for bass. It looks great by itself, or you can have it framed all ready for your gift-recipient to adorn his or her wall of a music room or studio.

Needless to say it's a great learning tool and one that will certainly expand the chord note vocabulary.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Frolics - The Soap Bubble Test

See if this week's quiz is as true for you as it is for, for the most part.

Have a great weekend!

You Are a Perfectionist

You are not a person who is concerned with details. You only tend to see the big picture.

You act quickly but not impulsively. You think through your actions, even if only briefly.

You are a big dreamer. Your head is in the clouds with your latest scheme, and it's sometimes difficult to get you back down to earth.

You are a bit mysterious and withdrawn. You have deep spirituality that others can't grasp.

What You Missed Last Week..