Month: Sep 2010
Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos
At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.
Very heavy rains caused the landslides.
On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.
On Wednesday at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.
Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.
Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.
Go green to save the Earth!
Photographing The Bedils
In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in theRamadhan.
There were ‘bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eidtoo.
On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch ‘bedil’ shooting.
A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the ‘bedil‘.
First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.
Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the ‘bedil‘ exploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.
Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.
We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.
It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.
We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.
We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.
I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂
I snapped all the above photos by myself!
Aliens From Jupiter 4
Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 3.
Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali
Goplaga, Hilama and Meido prepared a surprise birthday party for Kamosa. Meido was Kamosa’s human friend who flew Kamosa’s spaceship from planet Earth to Saturn.
Kamosa was very happy. His friends gave him lots of presents. Meido gave Kamosa an Alienware laptop, an i Phone 4 and an i Pad. Hilama gave Kamosa a computer mouse, a CPU, a computer monitor and a computer speaker. Goplaga gave Kamosa a 4 players chess set, a house, an Adobe Photoshop CS4 CD, an ‘Age of Empires 3‘ CD and a ‘Halo Wars’ CD.
After the birthday party Kamosa, Meido, Hilama, and Goplaga played the 4 players chess together. Meido won the game! Then, Meido decided to go to Pluto. Kamosa agreed and they all flew to Pluto in Kamosa’s spaceship.
On the way to Pluto, Goplaga saw a bunch of big noodles falling onto Pluto. But Hilama said that it was a giant piece of meat and Kamosa said that it were flying pepperonis. Meido said it was a spaceship flying to Pluto.
And Meido was right, it was a spaceship! The spaceship landed on Pluto.
When they arrived on Pluto, they met another alien friend named Emoden. Emoden had 2 eyes, 1 nose, 1 mouth, 2 hands and 2 legs. It was Emoden’s spaceship that looked like a giant meat, pepperonis and noodles.
Meido said that Emoden was a funny alien.
To be continued in Aliens from Jupiter 5
I was in Terengganu for the last two weeks for Eid holidays.
Kuala Terengganu is my parent’s hometown.
On the second day of Eid we visited Tok Teh.
Tok Teh is my grand aunty.
I called my grand uncle Tok Teh too.
It is very sad that he had passed away.
There were a lot of red, ripe rambutans on the rambutan trees at Tok Teh’s house.
So, a few days later we visited Tok Teh’s house again for a rambutan picking.
Rambutan is a type of a fruit with hair on its skin.
‘Rambut’ is hair in Malay language.
My big sister Kaman used a pole (galah) to pluck the rambutans.
My other sisters and I ran to collect to rambutans.
It was like a ‘rambutan rain’ 🙂
It was really fun.
This is the first time I went rambutan picking.
It was as fun as apple picking.
Later we ate the fruits.
They were very, very sweet.
Powerful 7.1 Quake Hits New Zealand-Pictures
A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island early Saturday.
The quake hit at 4:35 a.m. (1635 GMT).
People ran out of their homes to the streets.
According to the state geological agency GNS Science, the quake hit 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Christchurch.
There was no tsunami alert.
So far nobody was killed and only two people were seriously injured.
There were reports of some people trapped in damaged buildings.
The Christchurch International Airport was closed.
Chimneys and walls had fallen from older buildings, roads had been blocked, traffic lights were out and power, gas and water supplies were disrupted.
There were reports that some buildings had collapsed.
The fronts of at least five buildings in the central city of Christchurch have collapsed.
At least six bridges had been badly damaged.
Several wharves at the port had been damaged.
Kiwirail rail transport group spokesman Kevin Ramshaw said 13 mostly freight trains had been halted on South Island lines, with some damage already confirmed to rail lines north of Christchurch.
Police said that looters broke into some of the damaged shops in Christchurch.
Minister of Civil Defense John Carter said, army troops were on standby to assist as a state of civil emergency was declared.
New Zealand sits above an area of the Earth’s crust where two tectonic plates collide.
UPS Cargo Plane Crashes Near Dubai Airport
On Friday a UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff Friday outside Dubai, officials said.
It crashed at about 8 p.m. Dubai time (12 p.m. EST).
The plane crashed inside an Emirati air base near a busy highway intersection about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Dubai’s international airport.
All the two crew were killed.
It was en route to the UPS hub in Cologne, Germany.
UPS is based in Atlanta, USA.
It is known as United Parcel Service Inc. and it is the world’s largest shipping company.
This is a disaster.
Pictures-US East Coast Prepares For Hurricane Earl
Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?
If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.
Tourist started to evacuate Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and tourists were largely gone from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency.
Emergency officials on Cape Cod braced for their first major storm since
Bob brought winds of up to 100 mph to coastal New England in August 1991.
Typhoon Kompasu Slammed Into South Korea
On Thursday Typhoon Kompasu slammed into South Korea.
Kompasu means compass in Japanese.
Three people were killed.
Typhoon Kompasu is the strongest tropical storm to hit Seoul area in 15 years.
Many flights were cancelled or delayed.
Service on two Seoul subway lines and five railway routes was suspended.
Photos Of A Farmer’s Market (Pasar Tani) In Kuala Lumpur
On Sunday, I went to a farmer’s market.
In Malay, we call it ‘pasar tani’.
We went to ‘pasar tani’ to buy food.
In ‘pasar tani’, people sell all kinds fresh vegetables.
We can also buy different kinds of fruits.
There are people selling cookies.
People also sell beef in ‘pasar tani’.
In ‘pasar tani’ people sell chicken too.
They also sell fish and other seafood.
Pak Cik Sham sells plants and fertiliser in ‘pasar tani’.
We can find a lot of other things too in ‘pasar tani’.