World 2011 Pictures

‘Flappy and Friends‘- Please click here 🙂

One of the acts from 'Flappy and Friends'.

The new Yang di-Pertuan Agong (king) of Malaysia – Please click here 🙂

Sultan Abdul Halim became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 13th Dec, 2011.

Kuala Lumpur’s flash flood – Please click here 🙂

The December flash flood in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mr. Mus was captured  –  Please click here 🙂

Mr. Mus was captured in a monkey trap.

Earthquake in Ercis, Turkey – Please click here 🙂

Earthquake in Ercis, Turkey on 10th November, 2011.

Demonstration in Egypt  Please click here 🙂

The people held demonstrations in Egypt because they are angry of Hosni Mubarak.

Stamp exhibition in Muzium NegaraPlease click here 🙂

I went to the stamp exhibition on 10th Feb, 2011.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant disasterPlease click here 🙂

In this March 13, 2011 photo shows the damaged No. 1 reactor of Tokyo Electric Power Co's Daiichi Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, left, and No.2 reactor are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture.

Iceland’s volcano eruption – Please click here 🙂

A volcano eruption in Iceland closed airports and airspace in Europe.

Total lunar eclipse – Please click here 🙂

The moon is seen behind the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem Old City during a total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011.

Age of Empires 3 The War Chiefs

In 2006 Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Studio made an expansion game of the Age of Empires 3 named Age of Empires 3  (TWC)

The game is the same but they added revolution, trade monopoly, three new home cities, new campaigns, new armies, new mercenaries and stealth.

Each country can only choose one of the two revolutionary leaders given.

Once we chose a leader,  we can’t use the other one and can’t upgrade to Imperial age.

Here’s the table of the revolutionary leaders that we can choose for the game:

Nation Revolutionary Advantages Available to
 Argentina San Martín Grants 6 Imperial Howitzers (mortar is upgraded). Germans
 Brazil Bonifácio 20 Fierce Legendary Tupi warriors come to your aid. All natives are set to Legendary level. Portuguese and Dutch
 Chile O’Higgins Grants 10 Imperial Hussars (Hussars are upgraded). Ottomans and Spanish
 Colombia Santander Grants 3 ironclads Ottomans, French, and Russians
 Haiti L’Ouverture Colonial militia have more hitpoints. French and British
 Mexico Hidalgo A group of outlaws rally to your cause. Spanish and Portuguese
 Peru Bolívar All units gain 5% more hitpoints. Russians and Germans
 United States Washington Gatling guns have more hitpoints. British and Dutch

Trade monopoly lets us win once we  build enough trading post.

We will win the game in a few minutes after we click the trading post button.

The three new home cities are ‘The Aztecs’, ‘The Iroquois’ and ‘The Sioux’.

The Aztec Town in Age of Empires 3.
Iroquois camp looks like this in AOE3.
These are the Sioux's tents.

They also added two new campaigns, ‘Which is Act I: Fire’ and ‘Act II: Shadow’.

Fire is about Nathaniel Black, the half native son of John Black and Amelia Black’s father.

Nathaniel Black (left) and General George Washington (right).

Shadow is about Chayton Black who was Amelia’s only son with a Sioux.

Chayton Black (left) and Billy Holmes (right).

The new armies are ‘Horse Gun’ and ‘Petard’ which are available to all country except  the Aztecs, the Iroquois and the Sioux.

Some units (Native Scout, Navajo and Ninja) can stealth but other units can’t.

There are new mercenaries which are Ninja, Elmeti, Camonchero, Pistolero, Renegado and more.

My favorite mercenary is Ninja

This is a ninja. Ninja is my favourite mercenary.

They also add new native Americans tribes which are the Hurons, the Cheyenne, Zapotec, the Klamath, the Apache, the Navajo and the Mapuche.

Mr. Mus Was Captured In A Monkey’s Trap

On December 17, 2011, we were surprised to hear noises in front of our house.

My big sister Kaman opened the door and saw a type of monkey or ‘beruk’ (in Malay) near the front door.

‘Beruk’ is a big monkey about the size of me that is easy to be tamed and trained to do lots of things.

We checked our CCTV and saw it messing up our shoe rack looking for food.

We named the monkey Kiki.

My father called the Department Of Wildlife And National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and very soon, they reached our house.

He gave us a cage trap and we put it in front of our house.

We put a banana in it and poke a stick into the banana so that when something disturb the banana, the cage door will close.

That evening we heard noises in front of our house and saw something was trapped in the cage on our CCTV.

We went out to check the cage and saw a fox trapped in the cage instead of a monkey!

We named the fox Mr. Mus.

Mr. Mus the fox was caught in a monkey's trap cage. It must be very sad to trapped in the cage.

When we checked on the CCTV, we saw that the fox was conscious of the trap.

It went around the cage searching for other ways to take the banana instead of going inside the cage.

It only went in after trying other ways and once it touched the banana, the cage door was closed so Mr. Mus was trapped in the cage.

The next day, the uncle from PERHILITAN came and took Mr. Mus to a safe place and set up a new cage for the monkey.

The uncle from PERHILITAN gave us a new trap cage.

We have to buy another bunch of banana because Mr. Mus had eaten our last banana 🙂

I think Mr. Mus is very cute but very smelly.

My sister and I said goodbye to Mr. Mus before it was driven away to a safe place.

Flood In KL – In Pictures

Motorists wade through the flood water in Jalan Tun Razak in front of the National Library. AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Last week a few flash flood hit Kuala Lumpur.

The flood also hit  Kajang, Selangor.

This is a disaster.

A van was trapped under fallen branches after a storm in Kuala Lumpur.
Another view of the flooded road in Kuala Lumpur.
A bird eyes view of one of last week's flash flood in Kuala Lumpur.
Cars were trapped in one of the flash flood.

The New King Of Malaysia

Today His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim is the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the king) of Malaysia.

His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim replace His Majesty Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin is the Sultan of Terengganu while Tuanku Abdul Halim is the Sultan of Kedah.

His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim is the first Sultan that has been the Yang  di-Pertuan Agong twice.

Tuanku Abdul Halim had been the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia for the first time from 1970-1975.

All the Malaysian sultans take turn to be the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for 5 years.

Pos Malaysia New Issue: Institusi Diraja/Royal Institution

On December 12, 2011  Pos Malaysia issued a new set of special issue stamps – Institusi Diraja or Royal Institution.

I went to the Daya Bumi Post Office in Kuala Lumpur to buy the new stamps.

They are very beautiful.

The 60 sen, 80 sen and 90 sen each has photo of different Royal Regalia of Malaysia.

Here are the stamps:

The 60 sen Gandik Diraja or the Royal Tiara stamp shows the tiara of the Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia.

The 80 cents Pending Diraja or the Royal Waist Buckle stamp shows the royal belt of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

The 90 cents singgahsana or the throne stamp shows the royal throne used for special official royal ceremonies.