Meeting The MB of Neger Sembilan

17 04 2016
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A photo of Dato’ Seri Utama Mohamad and I after the program.

I am very honoured to be able to meet the Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Hasan during a program at the Wisma UMNO Negeri Sembilan in Seremban recently.

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The Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan singing an autograph for me.

As the Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Seri Utama is also the chairman of the Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan.

Malaysia is an Islamic country of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah from the Shafie school of thought or madhhab and Menteri Besars who are the chairmen of their respective state’s Majlis Agama Islam (the Islamic authority) are tasked to assist the Sultan in protecting the sanctity of Islam in their states.

In order to do so, they must have a very good understanding of the subject of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah which is sadly being ignored by some leaders.

And for this reason, I’m really impressed with Dato’ Seri Utama Mohamad’s understanding of Islam, and the brave actions that he took to protect the sanctity of Islam in Negeri Sembilan, even though those actions were considered as unpopular by certain people, for example having a strict guideline to monitor the teaching of Islam in the state, the transgender case and others.

Dato’ Seri Utama gives a clear message that Islam, as the religion of the state and the country, must be respected by everybody and is above other religions in Malaysia.

I hope that the people of Negeri Sembilan can understand how lucky they are to have a great Muslim leader.

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Five Years of Blogging with WordPress

28 08 2013

You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

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This was what I first wrote after my father gave his permission to start my own blog:

Welcome To My Blog

Hello, my name is Ahmad Ali Karim.

Welcome to my blog.

I love to write and I started to write stories when I was 3 years old.

Now I am 5 years old and I am very happy to start my own blog.

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I was very excited to receive this note from WordPress.com yesterday! I started this blog when I was five years old, five years ago and over the years I learn lots of things about writing, reporting and blogging.

One of my worst experience in blogging is when I cannot open my blog after it was hacked for a month.

I was so sad and scared and fear that I’ll loose my blog.

But thanks to the wonderful people at WordPress.com, at last my problem is solved.

And thank you very for my wonderful cyber friends who had sent me messages and tried to help me solve the problem.

Thank you for visiting my blog and my very special thanks to all my loyal readers who had become my special friends.

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I wrote simple posts about things that I like, my favourite fruits and what happens around me.

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Uncle Awang Goneng is one of my favourite writers and inspired me to start my own blog. 

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This is the first time I met Anwar Ibrahim, the politician who inspired me to become a politician. I was a very big fan of Anwar at the time.  Anyway I lost my respect for him after Bersih 3.0.

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I started attending lots of programs and discourses. At home I read the news to know about what is happening, not only in Malaysia but also in the other part of the world. 

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I first met Uncle Nasha at his daughter’s wedding celebration and asked him why he does not leave PAS. 

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Uncle Zul is a lawyer and one of my favourite politicians. Like me, he was also one of Anwar’s fan before he realised the truth.

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Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

17 07 2013

In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.

How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.

Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing 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 bedilexploded 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.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…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.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!





Photos: Rare Celestial Dance Of Jupiter, Venus And Mercury

31 05 2013
This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

At the end of May 2013,  Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a celestial triangle in the night sky.

The three planets shine together in a triangle formation low in the western sky in a planetary meet-up known as a conjunction.

We can even see them with naked eyes if the sky is clear and the place is not too bright.

This cosmic show is so special spectacular because it includes the three brightest planets visible in the May night sky.

Venus is the brightest of the trio, with Jupiter a close second and Mercury coming in third.

Flickr photographers snapped awesome photos of this very rare and special event.

Please click the photos for larger images:





HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEDI SOBANDI!

31 03 2013
Proudly designed by Ahmad Ali JetPlane for Ahmad Ali Karim's Weblog.

Proudly designed by Ahmad Ali JetPlane for Ahmad Ali Karim’s Weblog.





Meeting YB Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin

15 01 2013
I(R) was very excited to meet one of my favourite politician, Uncle Zulkifli Noordin(L)..

I(R) was very excited to meet one of my favourite politician, Uncle Zulkifli Noordin(L).

During SEMAIAN, my big sister Kashah and I spoke to one of our favourite politician, YB Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin, an Independent Member of Parliament for Kulim – Bandar Baharu, Kedah.

When he was still a PKR MP, Uncle Zul went against the opposition’s stands on “Allah” issue; just like what Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa is doing now.

Even though I often saw Uncle Zul Noordin at other MUAFAKAT‘s programs, this is the first time I spoke to him.

I had the chance to talk one of my favourite politician, Uncle Dato' Zulkifli Noordin.

I was very excited to have the chance to speak to one of my favourite politician, Uncle Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin.

It was so wonderful talking to him for he is very nice and very friendly.

I was so excited meeting him that I forget all the questions that I wanted to ask him.

It was something like how I felt the day I met Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on May 23, 2010.

Well, at the time I was a big fan of Anwar but not anymore after I heard his March 18, 2010’s speech at the London School Of Economics on YouTube .

Uncle Zul said that when he was studying in New Zealand, Uncle Zul met a man who gave him advices that made him a better person.

And that day, Uncle Zul advised me to always tell the truth, no matter what and stand for the truth.

While we were talking, AntaraPos’s reporters came to interview him.

Uncle and aunties from AntaraPos interviewing Uncle Dato' Zulkifli Noordin.

Uncle and aunties from AntaraPos interviewing Uncle Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin.

After the interview, I asked Uncle Zul for an autograph.

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Uncle Zul(L) wrote wise words in my autograph while I(R) looked on.

Uncle Zul also gave me his business card and that made me feel so proud.

I wish I can talk to Uncle Zulkifli Noordin again and this time I’m going to ask him some questions.

I am so happy and thankful to be able speak to a lot of wonderful people. 





Northern Australian Total Solar Eclipse – The Last Until 2015

13 11 2012

There will be a solar eclipse in parts of northern Australia for a few minutes from shortly after dawn Wednesday (Nov. 14) local time in Australia or 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT) Tuesday.  

(Please click here for the photos of the total solar eclipse)

(Please click here for for the awesome video of the 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse)

This will be the world’s last solar eclipse until March 2015.

It could be seen in Northern Territory, state of Queensland and the Pacific Ocean.

If we are not in those places, we could still watch the rare phenomenon live from the Internet.

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Slooh Space Camera will provide free webcasts of the event.

The broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) and 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, respectively. 

SPACE.com reported that:

The total eclipse of the sun will begin over the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory, where the moon’s shadow will touch down at 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT). [Video: Watch Path of Nov. 13-14 Total Solar Eclipse]

Then the eclipse path moves southeast across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Queensland, darkening the skies over towns such as Mitchell River and Palmerville before reaching the coastal city of Cairns at 3:39 p.m. EST (2039 GMT).

Shortly after sunrise, skywatchers in Cairns will witness a total solar eclipse lasting two minutes.

From Cairns, the moon’s shadow will cruise out into the vast Pacific Ocean, with the total eclipsefinally petering out 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-northwest of Santiago, Chile, at 6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT).

The eclipse’s path of totality is about 108 miles (174 km) wide and covers 9,000 miles (14,500 km) over a three-hour period.

The next total solar eclipse occurs in March 2015 and will be visible from some areas in the North Atlantic region, such as Norway’s Svalbard Islands.

However, a so-called “hybrid” eclipse — which shifts between total and annular at different points on the globe — will come to parts of the Atlantic and central Africa in November 2013.

Related post:

  1. Awesome Video Of Australian 2012 Total Solar Eclipse By Panasonic, NASA

  2. Photos Of 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse

  3. The Sun

  4. Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse

  5. Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America(May 20, 2012)

  6. Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

  7. Solar Eclipse July 2009

  8. My Picture In The Newspapers








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