Month: May 2012
Earthquake Kills 15 In Italy
On Tuesday May 29, 2012, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy with its epicenter not far from the city of Modena.
The earthquake was felt across northern and central Italy, including in the city of Milan.
At least 15 people died in the disaster.
Some historic buildings were damaged in the earthquake.
Reuters reported that,”The town has been largely damaged. There are people under the rubble, we don’t know how many,” a police officer from Cavezzo told Reuters.
On May 20, 2012 an earthquake with its epicenter also not far from the city of Modena killed 7 people.
Also on Tuesday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was also felt through western Bulgaria, with its epicenter near Pernik but no casualties or serious damage was reported.
Meeting The Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan
On Friday May 25, 1012, I went to Masjid Wilayah for Friday Prayer with my father.
Over there I met Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi bin Wan Teh, Uncle Dr. Yusri Mohammad, Uncle Ustaz Ismail Mina Ahmad, Abang Sharafuddin, Uncle Mansor and many more.
Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi bin Wan Teh is the Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan.
A mufti is a very respected Islamic leader who knows a lot about Islam.
I am very happy to meet Dato’ Haji Wan Zahidi and I can’t believe that I could meet a mufti that Friday.
Meeting Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa
On Sunday May 20,2012, I went to the Bandar Bukit Mahkota Club House in Bangi for the wedding of Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa’s daughter.
Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa used to be the Deputy President of PAS.
We ate together with Uncle Ismail Mina and his family.
The food was very delicious and the cendol was very tasty too.
Anyway I am sad because we could not eat the roasted lamb as they were still not ready by 12:15 when we left the club house 😐
I saw lots of them being roasted; Uncle Ismail Mina Ahmad said that there were fourteen of them altogether.
Before we left, I asked Uncle Nasharudin why didn’t he leave PAS since PAS still joined Bersih 3.0 demonstration after Uncle Nasharudin said that it is haram to do so.
He said that he will answer my question if I go to his house 🙂
So I have to go to his house to get the answer.
We were told that Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the opposition leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be attending the wedding later in the evening.
However, I found out later that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended the wedding but Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim did not.
It is funny because Anwar and Uncle Nasharudin are members of the opposition parties in Pakatan Rakyat while Tan Sri Muhyiddin is from UMNO.
Is Anwar not very happy with Uncle Nasharudin?
Please click here for: Does PAS still likes YB Nasharudin?
Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary
The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public on May 27, 1937.
It was constructed from January 1933 to May 1937.
The bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate.
Golden Gate is the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.
The Golden Gate Bridge links the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.
At 4,200 ft (1,280.2 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.
I have already went across the bridge when we visited San Francisco.
After that I visited the Fisherman’s Wharf to eat clam chowder 🙂
Irshad Manji’s BFM 89.9 Radio Recorded Interview Is Cancelled
When she was in Kuala Lumpur, Irshad Manji told her fans that BFM 89.9 radio will broadcast their recorded interview soon.
And while listening to the BFM 89.9 radio just now, we are very happy to hear this announcement on the BFM 89.9 radio,” the recorded interview is cancel because we have received notification from our regulators not to air the pre-recorded @irshadmanji interview.”
Thank you to the ones who had cancelled the interview.
Malaysians say no to Irshad Manji.
Tokyo Skytree, The World Tallest Tower-Photos
Today, the world’s tallest tower is open for the public.
The tower is located in Tokyo, Japan and was named Tokyo Skytree.
It is about 634 meters or 2080 feet tall.
The second tallest was Canton Tower in China which is about 600 meters or 1,968 1/2 feet tall.
The world’s tallest structure is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which is 828 meters tall.
But, Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper and not a tower.
The Skytree will serve as a broadcasting tower for television and radio.
It is a very beautiful building.
Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse
Yesterday there was an annular solar eclipse.
People in parts of Asia and western North America were very lucky to be able to witness the amazing and rare astronomical event.
Anyway we cannot see yesterday’s solar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur so I can only watch them on YouTube videos.
Here are some of the wonderful videos posted on YouTube:
Location: Albuquerque NM
Location: Wakayama Japan
Location: Muleshoe, Texas
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Please click these links for photos of yesterday’s ring of fire:
Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America(May 20, 2012)
An annular solar eclipse or the ‘ring of fire’ was seen in western North America today.
This is a rare astronomical event.
It crossed parts of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico before disappearing in Texas with the sunset.
An annular eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its furthest point from the Earth and closer to the much larger sun.
That juxtaposition allows the moon to block more than 90 percent of the sun’s rays when the two orbs slide into alignment.
This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.
Please click here for:
Photo – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia.
Videos of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.