Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Top News

01 CN, Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede kills 35
     WORLD, I'm Charlie  #JeSuisCharlie

04 TW, TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 crash into river
10 MY, Anwar guilty of sodomy
25 WORLD, The Color of an ugly dress taken by lousy camera

04 IN, Turkish Airlines A330 Skids Off Runway in Kathmandu
06 USA, Delta 1086 Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport
20 MY, Berjaya Times Square Theme park (Space Attack) accident (BTS FB page)
21 地磁暴的強度達到了僅次於最強的G4級!極光指數也達到了Kp 8.9的強度!
23 SG, Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91
24 FR, GermanWings Airbus A320 flight 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps - no survivors [update]

25 Nepal 7.8m earth quake
27 Violence erupts in Baltimore after funeral

12 Hundreds of Bangladeshi, Rohingya refugees arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia [UPDATE]
15 Luxembourg, PM first EU leader to marry same-sex partner
25 MY, 马来西亚于接壤泰国边境找到139个乱葬岗 [BBC English]
27 SG, Singapore Airlines SQ836 losing power in both engines on 13,000feet in the air
31 UK, 英國足球超級聯賽的3名球員驚傳性醜聞,且該性愛影片外流。

01 VN, Eastern Star (passenger ship) went down during a storm in Yangtze [update]
02 MY, Group of 10 tourists stripped naked for photographs at the peak of Mount Kinabalu
06 MY, Sabah Earth Quake [Angry Mountain Spirits]
08 KR, South Korea MERS outbreak
15 Thailand confirms its first case of MERS
27 USA, The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the US.
     Taiwan, 八仙樂園彩虹派對粉塵爆炸

01 ID, Military Plane C-130 (Hercules) crash in Medan
11 MY, Low Yat stealing gone viral and racially
30 MY, Zahid the new deputy pm

12 MY, Ringgit falls below 4 per US dollar for first time since 1998
14 CN, 天津倉庫驚天爆死傷慘重,損失難以估計。[VIDEO]
16 ID, ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane crash
17 TH, Bangkok Bomb, 5Malaysian death
18 MY, Panda Liang Liang gives birth
30 MY, Bersih 4.0

01 INTERNET, Google's look,evoled
08 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia abandoned
11 Construction crane has fallen at the Haram in Makkah
16 Meaningless Kotor / Dirty rally
     MY, Prosecutor Kevin Morais found dead in oil drum
     TH, Pataya Flood

05 CN, Yuntaishan glass bridge @Shiniuizhai National Geological Park crack
18 PH, Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in
19 Colombia, Bogota, A light aircraft has crashed into a residential area
20 Typhoid Outbreak
29 USA, Florida Plane catches fire on runway at Fort Lauderdale airport
31 Egypt, Russia Airbus A321 goes down

13 FR, Paris suicide bombings and shooting

20 TH, Chiang Mai bus crash
20 WORLD, Miss Universe 2015 final humiliating shock

Star Wars:The Force Awaken earned a filem record $517m in ticket sales

Malaysia Airlines passenger’s food complaint triggers online debate

Twitter user Faizal Hamssin has sparked a debate on the quality of food served on board Malaysia's national airline.

A passenger’s complaint on the condition of the food served onboard a Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) — formerly known as Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) — flight triggered an online debate.

Twitter user Faizal Hamssin had yesterday claimed the state of the airline food served on board an MAB flight from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, to Kuala Lumpur was a “disgrace” to the overall image of the national carrier.

“This mihun goreng served on @MAS BWN-KUL is more telanjang (naked) than a RM1 meal at cafeteria SK Bestari Jaya.

“More details on @MAS mihun telanjang: there were tiny bits of carrots (i calculated — three) inside. Microscopic bits of eggs. Plenty of oil,” tweeted Faizal, along with a photograph of the meal on his tweet-handle @faizalhamssin.

In his string of six tweets, Faizal questioned the state of the food being served by the airline on its flights and deemed them to be not up to the standards as well as the prices charged by the national carrier.

“Not only do we have to pay more when taking @MAS, to keep the company afloat our taxpayers’ money has been used. We deserve a decent airline.”

He added that as the company stands as a representative of Malaysia to the world, the image portrayed by the flag carrier must be maintained and kept in check.

Faizal’s comments gained much attention from social media users who also shared their thoughts and experiences on the matter.

Twitter user @azfrrr shared Faizal’s input regarding the issue, stating that MAB must compete with its competitors to maintain its overall presence as the country’s No. 1 airline: “@faizalhamssin I agree that @MAS isn’t cheap hence the food must be at par with paid @AirAsia meals!.”

User @NqbAdm commented saying that passengers should not be surprised by the slacking conditions of the food being served on board MAB flights, adding that passengers are better off packing their own meals.

“@faizalhamssin MAS’s food is such a shame! I was on board the other day and they served me a vegetarian meal bcs they ran out of normal meal,” tweeted user @jangankolot.

Meanwhile, some netizens are stating that the airline was not to blame for its deteriorating meal services.

Twitter user @sarah_mustafeen9 commented saying that the airline contracts its catering services to a third party and in turn was not directly responsible for the state of the meals provided.

Another user @_norman_g also claimed to have knowledge on the matter, alleging that MAB had renegotiated a catering agreement in May with a shorter contract term and 25% lower price.

The original posting by Faizal has so far received nearly 300 re-tweets and has been shared on a number of social media sites.

MAB, in an official reply to Faizal, said that the company was currently looking into the matter.

“Hi Faizal, we regret this experience and welcome the feedback for improvement. We will certainly look into this matter,” stated MAB on through its official tweet-handle, @MAS.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Braving New Year 2016

Many Malaysians will be looking for any measly jobs to do to make ends meet as costs of living rise.

When the new year brings only bad news

By Zakiah Koya

There are two days more to usher in the new year 2016 but it looks like the celebration this time round would be dismal, except maybe on the government’s front.

In fact, some banners have been put up by certain parties wishing the public “Selamat Menempuh Tahun Baru 2016” (Happy Braving New Year 2016) instead of “Happy Celebrating New Year”.

The reason being that not only prices of goods and services will become higher but also taxed more, as well as some of us will be losing jobs as companies which cannot cope with the rising prices will close down.

On top of that, as prices rise, tuition fees, kindergarten fees, school fees and all other expenses too will increase, forcing the people to tighten their belts further and look for any other way to increase their income.

Savings will definitely have to be lowered as whatever payments that need to be made will be deferred as long as possible. There will also definitely be more applications and usage of credit cards, and it will not be surprising if there are more bankruptcy cases.

With a government which does not seem to even bat an eyelid over the people’s problems and pleas for help, the people seem to be clutching at straws as they brave the new year.

Perhaps the government’s ‘concern’ is echoed in the statement by International Trade and Industry deputy minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan which asked the people to get two jobs to enable them to survive the high cost of living.

Not only did he ask them to get two jobs, he even specified that one of it should be an online job and that he and many other politicians too are holding two jobs or more.

Not one top-ranked government official has come out to condemn Ahmad Maslan’s insensitive statement. Instead, Ahmad Maslan had even boldly defended himself.

"I have three jobs: Member of Parliament, deputy minister, Umno information chief. Many in Malaysia are already holding two jobs #2Kerja. Work hard for halal income,” he tweeted shamelessly.

He probably is not even thinking of the man or woman who sells nasi lemak in the morning and works as guard in the night to put the simplest of food on the table for their children.

Perhaps he forgets how millions eke out a living with the adage “kais pagi makan pagi, kais petang makan petang” which means “what is gotten in the morning is for breakfast, and what is gotten in the evening is for dinner”.

He probably does not realise how hard his servants, drivers, gardeners and his workers are slogging day and night, losing sleep over what will happen if they fall sick for even one day.

Thus, it is with a heavy heart that many Malaysians would be ushering in the new year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Capture Awesome Memories in a Jar – DIY

Vacation pictures, souvenirs, shells and sand from the last beach we have visited are just a few of the beautiful memories we take home with us from our holidays. Most of the times, these get hidden in some boxes in our drawer seeing the light rarely just when we remember them or a relative or friend wants to see them. Vacations are always periods in our life filled with a lot of joy so it’s a shame not to remember them more often. That’s why, we thought it would be nice to show you how to make beautiful decorating jars to remind you of those fantastic times you lived. They are great to keep in the house and are extremely easy to make. You can have a special corner in your home filled with them for everyone to see.

What you will need:
  • printed out pictures;
  • sand, shells, dried flowers and anything you have with you from the holiday you’ve been in;
  • different sized empty jars with or without lids;
  • olive oil (optional).

  1. Take a jar of your choice and a picture that fits in it and start the creative work.
  2. Add to the jar whatever you have available and create a nice decorating piece (get inspired by the pictures).
  3. Seal with the lid or don’t seal, depending on what is inside the jar. If you decide to use the olive oil with the black and white picture, you have to seal the jar to make sure the content will stay safe.
  4. Here you have the freedom to be creative and make your own jars, they don’t need to look exactly like in the pictures! Label each jar with a sticker to know the destination you have been in and focus on growing your collection!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Friday, December 11, 2015

只需粗,不需長。你所不知道的 J J 八件事 │歐陽英傑│醫學與健康

1. 全球 J J 呎吋,你排第幾名?

英國 King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience 的研究人員剛於2015年3月3日發表報告,綜合過去 17個量度全球 15521名來自歐美、亞洲及非洲,年齡介乎17至91歲男性下體尺寸的調查,繪出全球陰莖呎吋分佈圖。現代人類陰莖未勃起時的平均尺寸為 9.16厘米、圓周(粗度) 9.31厘米。勃起後平均長度 13.12厘米、圓周(粗度) 11.66厘米。

想像把全世界男人數目濃縮為 100人,大家使用下面兩幅圖,就可以知道自己陰莖的呎吋在這 100人當中排第幾。




2. J J 只需粗,不需長

2014年加州舉行的心理學 Psychological Science 協會會議中,有報告發表了以下結論:陰莖在乎有多粗而非有多長,陰莖的圓周才會影響一夜情對手的滿意程度,卻不會影響長遠性關係者的感受。研究員認為,這是由於陰道裡的壓力感覺神經末稍只會測度陰莖粗幼所引致的陰道擴張,加上較粗的陰莖在性交時會把陰蒂更加逼近陰道,或可令女性較容易達至高潮。

3. J J 越大越好?

擁有過億點擊的著名的Youtube 科學影片頻道 ASAPScience 就曾做過訪查,發現女性喜歡合乎比例的陰莖。配合身體的整個觀感、還有自信心和令人如沐春風的性格,就比一個碩大無朋的陰莖更吸引。

4. J J 焦慮症,總有一個在左近

你以為只有老二很短的男士才會對陰莖焦慮嗎,錯了。2013年醫學期刊 Journal of Sexual Medicine 刊登了一篇報告,原來正常呎吋甚至較大的人,一樣會覺得不滿意。


5. 德國是世界 J J 增大中心


6. 教你一招無痛 J J 增長法,100%見效!



7. 同志的 J J 比直男大!?

1999年醫學期刊 Archives of Sexual Behavior 發現同志的陰莖平均長度比直男長1/3 吋。箇中原因一直沒法搞清楚,可能是由於先天因素或荷爾蒙影響。

8. 鼻大就 J J 大?

2006年有醫學期刊 West African Journal of Medicine 發表研究報告,無論是臀部大小、身型、肢體長度,都與陰莖長短沒有連帶關係。除非親眼看見你的老二,否則麥玲玲或蘇民峰都無法推算它到底是大還是小。



Friday, December 4, 2015

The 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

You might be shocked by how many words you've been very slightly misusing...

Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over Rex

Whether you're trying to sound sophisticated or simply repeating what you've heard, word fails are all too common and can make smart people sound dumb.

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.

The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for the 21st century.

Since there is no definitive body governing the rules of the English language like there is for the French language, for example, matters of style and grammar have always remained relatively debatable. Pinker's rules and preferences are no different, but the majority of the words and phrases he identifies are agreed upon and can help your writing and speaking.

We've highlighted the most common mistakes according to Pinker using examples directly from his book along with some of our own.

Here are the main ones to look out for:

  • Adverse means detrimental and does not mean averse or disinclined.
    Correct: "There were adverse effects." / "I'm not averse to doing that."
  • Appraise means to ascertain the value of and does not mean to apprise or to inform.
    Correct: "I appraised the jewels." / "I apprised him of the situation."
  • As far as means the same as but cannot be used the same way as as for.
    Correct: "As far as the money is concerned ..." / As for the money ...
  • Begs the question means assumes what it should be proving and does not mean raises the question.
    Correct: "When I asked the dealer why I should pay more for the German car, he said I would be getting 'German quality,' but that just begs the question."
  • Bemused means bewildered and does not mean amused.
    Correct: The unnecessarily complex plot left me bemused. / The silly comedy amused me.
  • Cliché is a noun and is not an adjective.
    Correct: "Shakespeare used a lot of clichés." / The plot was so clichéd.
  • Credible means believable and does not mean credulous or gullible.
    Correct: His sales pitch was not credible. / The con man took advantage of credulous people.
  • Criteria is the plural, not the singular of criterion.
    Correct: These are important criteria.
  • Data is a plural count noun not, standardly speaking, a mass noun. [Note: "Data is rarely used as a plural today, just as candelabra and agenda long ago ceased to be plurals," Pinker writes. "But I still like it."]
    Correct: "This datum supports the theory, but many of the other data refute it."
  • Depreciate means to decrease in value and does not mean to deprecate or to disparage.
    Correct: My car has depreciated a lot over the years. / She deprecated his efforts.
  • Dichotomy means two mutually exclusive alternatives and does not mean difference or discrepancy.
    Correct: There is a dichotomy between even and odd numbers. / There is a discrepancy between what we see and what is really there.

  • Disinterested means unbiasedand does not mean uninterested.
    Correct: "The dispute should be resolved by a disinterested judge." / Why are you so uninterested in my story?
  • Enervate means to sap or to weaken and does not mean to energize.
    Correct: That was an enervating rush hour commute. / That was an energizing cappuccino.
  • Enormity means extreme evil and does not mean enormousness. [Note: It is acceptable to use it to mean a deplorable enormousness.]
    Correct: The enormity of the terrorist bombing brought bystanders to tears. / The enormousness of the homework assignment required several hours of work.

  • Flaunt means to show off and does not mean to flout.
    Correct: "She flaunted her abs." / "She flouted the rules."
  • Flounder means to flop around ineffectually and does not mean to founder or to sink to the bottom.
    Correct: "The indecisive chairman floundered." / "The headstrong chairman foundered."
  • Fortuitous means coincidental or unplanned and does not mean fortunate.
    Correct: Running into my old friend was fortuitous. / It was fortunate that I had a good amount of savings after losing my job.
  • Fulsome means unctuous or excessively or insincerely complimentary and does not mean full or copious.
    Correct: She didn't believe his fulsome love letter. / The bass guitar had a full sound.
  • Homogeneous is pronounced as homo-genius and "homogenous" is not a word but a corruption of homogenized.
    Correct: The population was not homogeneous; it was a melting pot.
  • Hone means to sharpen and does not mean to home in on or to converge upon.
    Correct: She honed her writing skills. / We're homing in on a solution.
  • Hot button means an emotional, divisive controversy and does not mean a hot topic.
    Correct: "She tried to stay away from the hot button of abortion." / Drones are a hot topic in the tech world.
  • Hung means suspended and does not mean suspended from the neck until dead.
    Correct: I hung the picture on my wall. / The prisoner was hanged.
  • Intern (verb) means to detain or to imprison and does not mean to inter or to bury.
    Correct: The rebels were interned in the military jail. / The king was interred with his jewels.
  • Ironic means uncannily incongruent and does not mean inconvenientor unfortunate.
    Correct: "It was ironic that I forgot my textbook on human memory." / It was unfortunate that I forgot my textbook the night before the quiz.
  • Irregardless is not a word but a portmanteau of regardlessand irrespective. [Note: Pinker acknowledges that certain schools of thought regard "irregardless" as simply non-standard, but he insists it should not even be granted that.]
    Correct: Regardless of how you feel, it's objectively the wrong decision. / Everyone gets a vote, irrespective of their position.
  • Literally means in actual fact and does not mean figuratively.
    Correct: I didn't mean for you to literally run over here. / I'd rather die than listen to another one of his lectures — figuratively speaking, of course!
  • Luxuriant means abundant or florid and does not mean luxurious.
    Correct: The poet has a luxuriant imagination. / The car's fine leather seats were luxurious.
  • Meretricious means tawdry or offensively insincere and does not mean meritorious.
    Correct: We rolled our eyes at the meretricious speech. / The city applauded the meritorious mayor.
  • Mitigate means to alleviate and does not mean to militate or to provide reasons for.
    Correct: The spray should mitigate the bug problem. / Their inconceivable differences will militate against the treaty.
  • New Age means spiritualistic, holistic and does not mean modern, futuristic.
    Correct: He is a fan of New Age mindfulness techniques. / That TV screen is made from a high-end modern glass.
  • Noisome means smelly and does not mean noisy.
    Correct: I covered my nose when I walked past the noisome dump. / I covered my ears when I heard the noisy motorcycle speed by.
  • Nonplussed means stunned, bewildered and does not mean bored, unimpressed.
    Correct: "The market crash left the experts nonplussed." / "His market pitch left the investors unimpressed."
  • Opportunism means seizing or exploiting opportunities and does not mean creating or promoting opportunities.
    Correct: His opportunism brought him to the head of the company. / The party ran on promoting economic opportunities for the middle class.
  • Parameter means a variable and does not mean a boundary condition, a limit.
    Correct: The forecast is based on parameters like inflation and interest rates. / We need to work within budgetary limits.
  • Phenomena is a plural count noun — not a mass noun.
    Correct: The phenomenon was intriguing, but it was only one of many phenomena gathered by the telescope.
  • Politically correct means dogmatically left-liberal and does not mean fashionable, trendy. [Note: Pinker considers its contemporary roots as a pejorative term by American and British conservatives, not its more casual use as meaning inoffensive.]
    Correct: "The theory that little boys fight because of the way they have been socialized is the politically correct one." / Williamsburg is the trendy place to live in Brooklyn.
  • Practicable means easily put into practice and does not mean practical.
    Correct: His French was practicable in his job, which required frequent trips to Paris./ Learning French before taking the job was a practical decision.
  • Proscribe means to condemn, to forbid and does not mean to prescribe, to recommend, to direct.
    Correct: The policy proscribed employees from drinking at work. / The doctor prescribed an antibiotic.
  • Protagonist means active character and does not mean proponent.
    Correct: "Vito Corleone was the protagonist in 'The Godfather.' " / He is a proponent of solar energy.
  • Refute means to prove to be false and does not mean to allege to be false, to try to refute. [Note: That is, it must be used only in factual cases.]
    Correct: His work refuted the theory that the Earth was flat.
  • Reticent means shy, restrainedand does not mean reluctant.
    Correct: He was too reticent to ask her out. / "When rain threatens, fans are reluctant to buy tickets to the ballgame."
  • Shrunk, sprung, stunk, and sunk are used in the past participle — not the past tense.
    Correct: I've shrunk my shirt. / I shrank my shirt.
  • Simplistic means naively or overly simple and does not mean simple or pleasingly simple.
    Correct: His simplistic answer suggested he wasn't familiar with the material. / She liked the chair's simple look.
  • Staunch means loyal, sturdy and does not mean to stanch a flow.
    Correct: Her staunch supporters defended her in the press. / The nurse was able to stanch the bleeding.
  • Tortuous means twisting and does not mean torturous.
    Correct: The road through the forest was tortuous. / Watching their terrible acting for two hours was a torturous experience.
  • Unexceptionable means not worthy of objection and does not mean unexceptional, ordinary.
    Correct: "No one protested her getting the prize, because she was an unexceptionable choice." / "They protested her getting the prize, because she was an unexceptional choice."
  • Untenable means indefensible or unsustainable and does not mean painful or unbearable.
    Correct: Now that all the facts have been revealed, that theory is untenable. / Her death brought him unbearable sadness.
  • Urban legend means an intriguing and widely circulated but false story and does not mean someone who is legendary in a city.
    Correct: "Alligators in the sewers is an urban legend." / Al Capone was a legendary gangster in Chicago.
  • Verbal means in linguistic form and does not mean oral, spoken.
    Correct: Visual memories last longer than verbal ones.

  • An effect means an influence; to effect means to put into effect; to affect means either to influence or to fake.
    Correct: They had a big effect on my style. / The law effected changes at the school. / They affected my style. / He affected an air of sophistication to impress her parents.

  • To lie (intransitive: lies, lay, has lain) means to recline; to lay (transitive: lays, laid, has laid) means to set down; to lie (intransitive: lies, lied, has lied) means to fib.
    Correct: He lies on the couch all day. / He lays a book upon the table. / He lies about what he does.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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