The Shard, London’s Tallest Building

A boat moved along the Thames in December. At 1,017 feet, the Shard is Europe’s tallest skyscraper. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News.

The Shard is the tallest building in London and in the European Union.

The 95 stories skyscraper is 1,017 feet tall.

The official inauguration of The Shard is on Thursday, July 5th 2012.

The tower will be inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew Albert Edward, the Duke of York.

The State of Qatar is the majority investor of The Shard.

It was reported that during the event, lasers are to light up the night sky, beaming across town to touch several landmarks, the London Eye, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge.

It is going to be very beautiful!

This July 2, 2012 aerial photo made available by Newscast shows the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, towering over London. Associated Press Photo.
The shard is seen towering over the Tower Bridge on June 3, 2012. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the architect, Renzo Piano, said he wanted to make sure this building wouldn’t be seen as a symbol of arrogance and a display of power. More of a ‘sparkling, gentle spire,’ he said. Jonathan Brady/European Pressphoto Agency.

Bersih Protest In London – An Evening With The Prime Minister(Full Video)

There was a Bersih protest during ‘An Evening With The Prime Minister’ at indigO2 Arena, in London.

Some people named it Bersih 4 🙂

Please click here to read more about Bersih 3.0.

It is reported in a lot of blogs and online newspapers with this YouTube video.

But they did not show the whole video.

Here is the  full video of the Prime Minister’s speech.

From what I can see only a few people shouted “Bersih” while most who attended the program were politely listening to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

But they reported as if most people were shouting Bersih.

They should be ashamed of themselves for fibbing.

The Prime Minister handled it very well.

Congratulations, Datuk Seri Najib!

BBC News Interview Asyraf Haziq – Video

In an interview with BBC, Asyraf Haziq says that,”This thing happened so sudden”.

Asyraf Haziq is a Malaysian student who was attacked and robbed by London rioters.

Please click here for detailed news and the video of the BBC interview:

Malaysian student Asyraf Haziq: ‘This thing happened so sudden.’

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Meeting Uncle Adnan Othman

Our photo infront of Uncle Adnan's beautiful house. In the back row are Uncle Adnan Othman(L) and Kashah(R) and in the front row are Kafah(L), me(M) and Kaman(R).

Last Sunday I went to Uncle Adnan Othman‘s house for breakfast.

Uncle Adnan is from Terengganu and in ‘Trengganuspeak’, his name is Adnang Othmang.

Uncle Adnan Othman was a very popular singer in the 1960s.

He used to sing with a band named ‘The Rhythm Boys‘.

After that, he worked for Bata Shoes as a shoe designer.

Bata Shoes sent him to London for a shoe making course.

And one of his classmate was the famous shoe maker, Datuk Jimmy Choo.

Now Uncle Adnan do not design shoes anymore.

He is now an artist.

Uncle Adnan teaching us on how to how to paint such a beautiful picture.

I went to his art gallery and saw so many beautiful paintings.

Collections of beautiful paintings by Uncle Adnan Othman.
The fruit series by Uncle Adnan Othman.

He draws boats in Terengganu rivers, waterfalls and flowers.

More beautiful painting by Uncle Adnan - waterfall, and boats in Terengganu rivers.

Uncle Adnan also has lots of guitars and he let me play his guitars.

These are some of Uncle Adnan's guitars.

Then my big sister Kaman sang a Cuban song, ‘Guantanamera’ while Uncle Adnan Othman played the guitar.

We are listening to my big sister Kaman singing our favourite song, 'Guantanamera' while Uncle Adnan played the guitar.

We also listened to his old songs from his LPs and EPs on his record player.

LP means ‘long-playing’ and EP means ‘extended play’ record album.

My big sisters Kaman(L), me(M), Kafah(R) and at the back is Kashah listening to the songs on the record player.

That was the first time I listen to songs from a record player!

I really enjoyed meeting Uncle Adnan and he gave us lots of story books.

You can view Uncle Adnan’s paintings at his blog: adnanbinothman.wordpress.com

Volcano Eruption Closed Airports In Europe

A flight information board showing cancelled flights at the Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris April 16, 2010

There was a volcano eruption near by the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier early Wednesday April 14, 2010 near Reykjavik in Iceland.

Please click  here for the updated list of airport and airspace status as of 2100 GMT Tuesday.

The eruption caused a flood around the area from the melted glacier.

The ash had flown to Europe airspace.

Aeroplane cannot fly because of the volcanic ash in the air.

The ash can cause problems to the plane engines.

About 17,000 flight were cancelled.

People cannot fly home like my father’s friend, Mr. Steve McEwan.

He cannot go back to the United Kingdom from Kuala Lumpur.

His flight was cancelled this morning.

Heathrow airport in London, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, Schipholin airport in Amsterdam and many more airports in Europe are closed.

This is a disaster to everybody especially in Europe.

People waiting at the Prague's Ruzyme airport on April 16, 2010.

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    Meeting Uncle Awang Goneng

    Today I went to A&W in KLCC to meet Uncle Awang Goneng.


    His real name is Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

    Uncle Awang Goneng is a great writer.

    He is also a famous blogger.

    His blog is very popular.

    The book ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ is from the blog.

    His blog is http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/.

    Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London.

    I wonder why Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London?

    Uncle Awang Goneng will go back to London at the end of January.

    By the way I met Pak Cik Saidi Yahya too 🙂

    My father, Pak Cik Saidi and Uncle Awang Goneng are from Terengganu.

    They spoke English and ‘Trengganuspeak’.

    I only understand some words in ‘Trengganuspeak’ 🙂

    I am very happy to meet them today.