Thursday, May 31, 2012

A remarkable decade of togetherness

We have gone through a journey with series of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and today, it has marked  a decade of our togetherness. With what we have now, we are still looking forward for many more decades to come, to cherish each other till eternity. Happy Annivesary darling hubby, love you to bits.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Proud of the nation



I have not been to Tanjong Malim for the past couple of years. There seem to be quite some changes to the town since the incorporation of ETS train network through the town which segregate the town into two parts which leave the old town to such 'dead town' state. Feels sorry for those entrepreneurs over there who seems to be facing major losses to their business.

So, I'm taking the opportunity to just drive around Tanjong Malim including the 'satelite city' known as Proton City which accommodate the nation's only national car manufacturer - the Proton. Am proud with the fact that my own country is capable to produce and now design our car to be marketed all over the world. 20 years down the road, people are still sceptical of the product, but at least I would still remain strong in supporting them.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Great mind think alike ;)


Did not planned for it, but it just rhyme!! So, I guess great mind think alike.  ;)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Annular eclipse of the sun

I missed it. Forgotten all about it by having a morning rush to an afternoon meeting. And all I got to do right now is just flipping through some magnificent photos of  'the event' by others. It was awesome and despite admiring it, nothing beat the feeling of not being able to witness it with my own eyes.  :(

I found some of interesting photos of the even and among it is from this site http://www.space.com/15780-photos-annular-solar-eclipse-may20-2012.html  where I've personally admire this particular photograph by Joel Dykstra where he writes: "Here are some eclipse pictures I took from my backyard in Roswell, NM with a Pentax K100 D digital SLR and some older manual telephoto lenses. I did not use any filters or special devices. These were taken between 6:45-7:30 mountain time."



Credit: Joel Dykstra photo of the solar eclipse taken on May 20, 2012

 Also, for the full set of photos, see Jim Bricker's Facebook page.

Credit: Jim Bricker and Simon Taghioff. The ring of fire solar eclipseis seen near McCloud, Calif., May 20, 2012. The western United States watched as the "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies. (The Sacramento Bee) #

The first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 wanes to a partial eclipse as the sun sets, May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. (David McNew/Getty Images) # via http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/05/ring_of_fire_eclipse_2012.html







also from http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/05/ring_of_fire_eclipse_2012.html
The annular eclipse seen from Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 20, 2012. The western United States watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies. (Greg Sorber/The Albuquerque Journal) #


The ring of fire solar eclipseis seen near McCloud, Calif., May 20, 2012. The western United States watched as the "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies. (The Sacramento Bee) #




As well as from this site  http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/a-ring-of-fire-the-2012-annular-eclipse/100301/
The annular solar eclipse over Hong Kong, on May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A partial annular solar eclipse above the titanium dome of the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, on May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

A very dramatic images as well . . .
A thundershower rolls through as an annular solar eclipse appears in Gardnerville, Nevada, on May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)




And I never knew solar eclipse could give out an awesome shadow play as shown in these photos! totally awesome!!
Overlapping pinhole projections of the full annular eclipse cover the wall of a house on May 20, 2102. (CC BY SA Will Keightley) via www.theatlantic.com


Credit: David M.Skywatcher David M. captured this view of crescent shadows cast on a robin by the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 from Denver, Colo via http://www.space.com
Credit: Eric Tend Projection image of the annular solar eclipse on California Street was taken by Eric Tend from Dublin, Calif. on May 20, 2012 via http://www.space.com/15780-photos-annular-solar-eclipse-may20-2012.html

Monday, May 21, 2012

Annular eclipse

I missed it! forgotten all about it!! *doink*

There are three different kind of eclipse - total, partial and annular. A total eclipse is when moon fully covers the sun - this happens somewhere in the world about once a year. A partial eclipse is when Moon appears to cover just part of the Sun. and there is annular eclipses which are the rarest - they happen about once every couple of years. The last eclipse that was visible in the UK was back in 1999. It's called an 'annular' eclipse because of the glowing outline, or 'ring of fire', that the Sun gives to the Moon.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

いつか (Someday...)


Am winding down to a hectic day with this song...
Have been playing it over and over again, particularly this live version taken from the group live concert.
Why do I listen to it over and over again despite not understanding any Japanese (of course, except for arigato ) ??
Simply because; when you listen to the composition of this song is sort of lifting up your spirit, and I find the live rendering version of this song is full of depth, plus the tone of the lead singer is so mesmerizing. It was sort like I was taken deep into the 'journey', breezing through each obstacles and reaching for the skies. Owh, I seriously felt that and those translation that I found was kind of a true reflection of 'the journey' that I have taken with the song...
So, it proof that music is universal. A good composition would 'hit' you even if you don't understand the language and you get mesmerized by it.
Did you??
Anyway, enjoy it..

FT Island : Itsuka  いつか

Lyric’s Translation:Yu @inlovewith5
Published on Note from Kaori [Please take out with full credits ]



「いつでも諦めていいよ」と
itsudemo akiramete iiyo to
‘you can give up anytime’

君が突然つぶやくから
kimi ga totsuzen tsubuyaku kara
because you suddenly murmured

流すつもりもなかった涙が
nagasu tsumori mo nakatta namida ga
tears that I never meant to shed

勝手に頬こぼれていく
katte ni hoho koboreteiku
falling down on my cheek against my will

頑張れば頑張るほど
ganbareba ganbaru hodo
the more I try,

自分の限界を知る でも目を閉じれば
jibun no genkai wo shiru demo me wo tojireba
the more I realize my limit, but when I close my eyes

いつか夢見た未来が僕をまだ手招きしてるよ
itsuka yume mita mirai ga boku wo mada temaneki shiteruyo
the future that I dreamed oneday is beckoning me still

君の手の温もりに触れたら
kimi no te no nukumori ni furetara
when I touch your hands’ warmth

それだけで強くなれる気がした
soredake de tsuyoku nareru ki ga shita
it made me felt that I could be strong

今も解けない魔法が夢を見続ける怖さ弱さも
imamo tokenai mahou ga yume wo mitsuzukeru kowasa yowasa mo
still now, the unbreakable magic changes the fear and the weakness of keep dreaming

生きている輝きに変えて
ikiteiru kagayaki ni kaete
into the brightness to be alive

明日へまた 歩き出す理由をくれる
asu e mata arukidasu riyuu wo kureru
it gives me the courage to step toward tomorrow again

「大丈夫だよ、その涙は流してもいい涙だから」
daijoubu dayo sono namida wa nagashitemo ii namida dakara
‘it’s all right. that tears are the one you can shed’

見ても見ないふりしながら君は
mitemo minai furi shinagara kimi wa
you pretend not to notice me (crying)

無理に明るい話をして
muri ni akarui hanashi wo shite
and bring up cheerful topic against your true emotion

強がれば強がるほど
tsuyogareba tsuyogaru hodo
the more you pretend to be strong

心がすり減ってく 君を見つめてた
kokoro ga surihetteku kimi wo mitsumeteta
the more your heart is being hurt. I was looking at you

いつか夢見た自分と僕は待ち合わせをしたんだ
itsuka yumemita jibun to boku wa machiawase wo shitanda
I promised to meet myself whom I’ve dreamed of oneday

一秒も遅刻できないから
ichibyou mo chikoku dekinai kara
because I cannot be late any second

下向いて立ち止まってはいられない
shita muite tachidomatte wa irarenai
I cannot stand still looking down

今も解けない魔法が過ちも不安もこの涙も
ima mo tokenai mahou ga ayamachi mo fuan mo kono namida mo
still now, the unbreakable magic changes the mistakes and the anxiety and the tears

生きている喜びに変えて
ikiteiru yorokobi ni kaete
into the joy to be alive

明日へまた 歩き出す理由をくれる
asu e mata arukidasu riyuu wo kureru
it gives me the courage to step toward tomorrow again

ふかく深呼吸して見上げた空
fukaku shinkokyuu shite miageta sora
the sky that I looked up after taking a deep breath

太陽に向かって歩いてれば
taiyou ni mukatte aruitereba
if I walk toward the sun

自分の真っ黒い影など踏まずに 歩いていけるはずきっと
jibun no makkuroi kage nado fumazuni aruite ikeru hazu kitto
I should be able to keep walking without stepping on my black shadow

いつか夢見た未来が僕をまだ手招きしてるよ
itsuka yume mita mirai ga boku wo mada temaneki shiteruyo
the future that I dreamed oneday is beckoning me still

君の手の温もりに触れたら
kimi no te no nukumori ni furetara
when I touch your hands’ warmth

それだけで強くなれる気がした
soredake de tsuyoku nareru kiga shita
it made me felt that I could be strong

今も解けない魔法が夢を見続ける怖さ弱さも
ima mo tokenai mahou ga yume wo mitsuzukeru kowasa yowasa mo
still now, the unbreakable magic changes the fear and weakness of keep dreaming

生きている輝きに変えて
ikiteiru kagayaki ni kaete
into the brightness to be alive

明日へまた 歩き出す理由をくれる
asu e mata arukidasu riyuu wo kureruho
it gives me the courage to step toward tomorrow again

地図も標識もない明日へ
chizu mo hyoushiki mo nai asu e
for tomorrow that has no map and sign

夢を見て 夢を見て 歩いていく
yume wo mite yume wo mite aruiteiku
I walk, dreaming and dreaming

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It is something not so 'square'

Do you believe me when I say ' a square, need not be square!'
This photo just seconded me to that. It's a clever use of space, and decorated with elements to give people enjoyment of the place. Nice !

Owh, and look at those roof tops. While some buildings in Malaysia opted to have a totally flat concrete slab roof  (perhaps, the designers forget the facts that Malaysia were blessed with heavy rainfall) these roofs were still making use of mansard style and still get away looking good. It ain't so 'country looking' at all! 
Well, a self reminder again.  :)
saint-paul-cathedral-aerial-patio (from My Shot National Geographic)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Super Luna

The full moon were at its closest distance to earth at this time of the year, which explain why it appears slightly 'bigger' than usual. However my cell-phone camera could not give justice to any good view of the night. There fore, having to come across this photo of Ms. Luna which was captured brilliantly, just made my day.

A better view by visiting  http://planetearthdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2012/05/super-luna.html



http://planetearthdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2012/05/super-luna.html

growling thunder

It's 2 am and I'm still wide awake starring into the screen: a few minutes ago I heard the growling thunder and now comes the spattering of rain drops. And the smells of cool raindrops...hmmmmphh.
It's sure going to be a very cold night. :)
credit to MyShot National Geographic

depth of rain by pinkonhead.com