Flood in Bangkok – In Pictures

Thai boys are silhouetted as they sit on a jetty on the bank of the swollen Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Defenses shielding the center of Thailand's capital from the worst floods in nearly 60 years mostly held at critical peak tides Saturday, but areas along the city's outskirts remained submerged along with much of the countryside. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

On 30 October 2011, down town Bangkok, Thailand is still dry but people are preparing themselves for the flood.

The flooding is bad in other area of Bangkok.

This is the worst flood in 60 years.

Flood is a disaster.

Thai soldiers and residents carry sandbags to fortify a wall breached by swollen Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The complex network of flood defenses erected to shield Thailand's capital from the country's worst floods in nearly 60 years was put to the test Saturday as coastal high tides hit their peak. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Thai residents ride on a truck as they move to higher grounds in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. 2011. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents stand as water from the swollen Chao Phraya River flows through a shopping center, located on its bank, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A Thai woman stands in the middle of a flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Defenses shielding the center of Thailand's capital from the worst floods in nearly 60 years mostly held at critical peak tides Saturday, but areas along the city's outskirts remained submerged along with much of the countryside. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Houses in a residential area are submerged in floodwaters in the northern section of Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
A street is submerged in floodwaters on the outskirts of Bangkok on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
Vehicles are parked on an overfly at a flooded street on the outskirts of Bangkok on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
Vehicles are parked on an overfly at a flooded street in the northern section of Bangkok on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
A Thai family rides a motorcycle along a flooded street at the Chinatown area of Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011. City dikes overflowed in at least two places as coastal high tides pushed up the main Chao Praya river from the Gulf of Thailand, with water spilling into streets as city workers and troops shored up concrete walls with sandbags. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Local residents wade through floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. City dikes overflowed in at least two places as coastal high tides pushed up the main Chao Praya river from the Gulf of Thailand, with water spilling into streets as city workers and troops shored up concrete walls with sandbags. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A couple try to salvage their belongings inside their flooded residence in Bangkok's Bang Phlat district on October 30, 2011. Peak tides tested Bangkok's flood defenses on Sunday as hope rose that the centre of the Thai capital might escape the worst floods in decades, but that was little comfort for swamped suburbs and provinces where worry about disease is growing. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (THAILAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT
Residents use a boat as transport through a flooded street Bangkok's Bang Phlat district on October 30, 2011. Peak tides tested Bangkok's flood defenses on Sunday as hope rose that the centre of the Thai capital might escape the worst floods in decades, but that was little comfort for swamped suburbs and provinces where worry about disease is growing. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (THAILAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Residents wade through flood waters in Bangkok's Bang Phlat district on October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (THAILAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

Welcome To Adobe Photoshop CS5

I love using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

It’s very useful to use Photoshop because we can use it to draw beautiful drawings and edit pictures.

We can add lighting to the picture too.

In this picture, the light comes from both the right and the left side.

We can also cut the picture in a shape that we want.

You can also draw grass using Photoshop.

I used Photoshop CS5 to draw these beautiful grass.

We can also use Pattern Stamp Tool.

Pattern Stamp Tool is a brush that can paint a multi colour line, for example:

A guard guarding a castle. Look in the circle on the left side of the guard. The rock looks so real with a rocky 2D texture.

We also can turn our picture into 3D; for example:

A 3D looking donut.

We can use Photoshop CS5 for lots of other things other than pattern stamp, grass, cutting a picture.

Anyway I haven’t learn them yet, but all I know is there are more than 10 things that we can do using  Photoshop CS5.

Flappy and Friends

Once upon a time, there’s a foam dragon named Flappy.

He is a nice, friendly and colourful dragon.

Flappy, the foam gragon.

One day he met a witch named White Witch and a squirrel named Squeezeatize.

White Witch
Squeezeatize, the squirrel.

They played and lived together happily.

One day, they met some football players.

Flappy and one of the football players

They all became friends and had fun together.

And that’s how Flappy the dragon made friends.

The End

The Native Attack

Once upon a time, while Lalamor was playing in her room, she discovered a new place, the World Of Imagination.

Then she called her friends Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Bggrt, Dora, Diego and Sun Zen.

She invited them to the World Of Imagination.

In the World Of Imagination they can make things turn alive, create a friend and more fun things.

They named the place Casto Camelia.

Years later (in Casto time), someone threw a wafer net into the castle.

If someone is trapped inside the net, he can’t get free unless the net was destroyed.

People defended the castle by defeating the enemies.

Then they attacked their enemy’s fort in their enemy’s kingdom.

The enemy's fort.

When they won, they returned to their castle.

At the castle, they all went to the Ser Room and they were bestowed as the Knights of the Casto Camelia by the king.

The names of Knights of Casto Camelia were:

  1. General Waili the Converter

  2. Sir ZQUEEZE, the Knight of Knock

  3. Sir Left-Hand of  Jump

  4. Sir Right-Hand of Enemy

  5. Sir Handy of Calculus and Music

  6. Sir Hand of Potions

  7. Sir Sis, the Knight of Music

  8. Sir Roller, the Knight of Log

General Waili the Converter

When the enemy sent another net, all of them except Sir Roller defeated the enemy again and defeated all of the War Chiefs.

Tree, one of the enemy's War Chief.

Sir Left-Hand of Jump, Sir Right-Hand of Enemy, Sir Handy of Calculus and Music and Sir Hand of Potions pretended that they all were the natives and defeated the enemies.

Casto Camelia was victorious and they have new knights of Casto Camelia:

  1. General Rabitar

  2. General Thank You

  3. Sir Coc

  4. Sir Horse Baby

  5. Sir Bird Welcome of Micorlo Agnolo

  6. Sir Bird No Name Thing

  7. General Green Kitty Kat

General Thank You

And Casto Camelia has no more enemies.

The End 

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Turkey-Pictures

On Sunday 10/23/2011, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Ercis, eastern Turkey.

At least 270 people was killed and more than 1000 people were injured.

This is a very powerful earthquake.

The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. (1041 GMT; 6:41 a.m. EDT).

The earthquake destroyed buildings and vehicle.

This is a disaster.

Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A survivor stands in front of a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

The Tales Of The Baggy Bug

Once upon a time there was a cute little bug.

The cute little bug.

The bug is a good flier but it cannot walk.

One day, it met a big brown bear.

The nice, fluffy, big brown bear.

The bear was very nice and fluffy.

That was the first time it saw the bug.

So it asked the little bug, “What kind of animal are you?”

The bug answered, ” I don’t know.”

The big bear asked, “Are you holding a bag?”

The little bug answered, ” Yes, but the bag is stuck on my back.”

The bear said, “Then, I’ll call you Baggy Bug!”

And that is how Baggy Bugs are called Baggy Bug 🙂

The End

Beautiful View From Bukit Puteri

The Kuala Terengganu Post Office and a part of Terengganu River can be seen from the Bukit Puteri.

I visited the Bukit Puteri the last time we went back to Kuala Terengganu.

It is a very beautiful place to visit >>>please click here for ‘Visiting The Bukit Puteri’ <<<

We can see beautiful views of Kuala Terengganu and the Terengganu River from the hill.

Another beautiful view of the Terengganu River.
Another side of the Terengganu River.
The jetty where we can board a boat to travel to beautiful islands around Terengganu.

Visiting The ‘Bukit Puteri’

From left are my big sisters Kashah, Kafah, me and Kaman in front of the Bukit Puteri.

Bukit Puteri is a 208-metre hill facing the Terengganu River.

‘Bukit’ means hill and ‘puteri’ means princess.

It was formerly a fortress between 1831 and 1876.

It is a very beautiful place.

Uncle Hulaimi or Awang Goneng wrote a lot about Bukit Puteri  in his books, ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ and ‘A Map Of Trengganu’.

Climbing up the stairs to the hill top.
On the way to the top of the hill.
First we reached the site of 'Meriam Beranak' or the 'Cannon That Give Birth'.
The 'Meriam Beranak'; the mother and the baby cannon.
Then we saw another cannon.
Next we visited the 'Pondok Genta' or the 'The Bell's Hut'. Inside the hut is the historic 'Genta' or 'The Bell'.
The Genta or the bell.
This is the large brass bell known as the ‘Genta’. It was struck during emergencies as well as during important festivals and royal events. Uncle Hulaimi wrote about the 'Genta' in his books.
Then we climbed up the stairs to the fortress.
The fortress.
My siblings and I in front of the fortress.
We saw the throne once we entered the fortress.
Behind the throne is the 'Gun Powder Hole'.
On the left is the throne and on the right is another cannon. This must be the place where the archers be during the wars.
The lighthouse.
The lighthouse is on the hill top.
Going down the hill.

Steve Jobs Dies(Kematian Steve Jobs)

Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2011.

Above is the announcement on the Apple Website.

Steve Jobs started Apple Computer with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976.

He resigned as the Apple CEO on Wednesday August 24, 2011.

Steve Jobs was very smart and a master innovator.

He invented great technology gadgets like personal computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

I’m very sad because today the world has lost a very great man.

Since he had passed away, he cannot invent creative things anymore for all of us to enjoy.

A Dinner At Uncle Fauzan’s House

Last month, Uncle Fauzan invited us for dinner at his house in Kuala Terengganu.

He is my father’s good friend.

He is a flight instructor for KIST Aviation Academy (KISTAA).

Uncle Fauzan (standing on the left) in a photo from the KISTAA website.

We ate delicious mandi with hummus and salad that Uncle Fauzan cooked for us.

Mandi (Arabic: المندي‎) is the traditional dish of Yemen.

Uncle Fauzan cooked all these delicious food by himself.
The rice is really delicious too.

Uncle Fauzan is a very good cook.

I love to play the drums set and the guitar whenever we visited his house.

He has a set of drums, some keyboards, some guitars and other musical instruments.

Uncle Fauzan can play all kinds of musical instruments.

The best part of my visit was trying the Microsoft Flight Simulator.

It was really fun when I’m controlling my flight so that it won’t hit the trees or falling into the sea :mrgreen:

It was very late when we went home 🙂

I'm trying hard to control my 'plane'.