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Please click here for my latest post on Kg Baru Bubur Lambuk: ‘Aunty Sham’s Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Returns!!!’
Bubur lambuk is the most popular food for iftar during Ramadhan days in Malaysia.(Please click here for the best bubur lambuk in Kampung Baru.)
These are the ingredients for Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru:
lots of water, some salt and black pepper
celery, green onion and fried shallots
How to cook bubur lambuk:
First we fry sliced onions and the spices.
Next we add the water and the minced beef.
Add the rice into the hot soup and keep stirring until done.
We have to stir and stir and stir.
When the porridge is cooked, put in the celery, green onion and fried shallot.
Stir again and you’re done.
Now you can eat the delicious Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru
The Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Shandong province, China is now the longest sea bridge in the world.
It was opened on June 30, 2011.
The bridge is 42 kilometers (26 miles) long and links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao.
During the Mississippi River flooding, the US Army Corps of Engineers opened floodgates of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and later the Morganza Spillway.
The Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened on May 9, to divert flood water from the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain.
330 of the spillway’s 350 bays were opened before the corps started closing them on June 12.
The last 20 bays were closed on Monday.
On May 14, the Morganza floodway was opened to diverted water from the Mississippi into the Atchafalaya River, which carried it into the Gulf of Mexico.
It caused some flooding in the Atchafalaya Basin.
The number of gates opened on the Morganza peaked at 17.
Only one gate remained open as of Monday morning.
The Missouri River flooding is getting worse.
Flood water crest more and more levees.
The US Corps of Engineer had released water from dams along the river.
And in some place the levees were ruptured causing more water to flood the homes and farms.
This is another U.S. flood disaster after the very bad Mississippi River flooding last month.
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Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.
It is a Category 1 hurricane.
The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.
There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes.
The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.
A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.
Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.
It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.
Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.
The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.
This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.
AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.
Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.
A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.
The monster tornado that tore through the heart of Joplin, Missouri is reportedly the worst single tornado in modern US history.
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The tornado touched down at 5:41 p.m. Sunday, about 24 minutes after a warning was issued.
At least 117 people were killed in the disaster.
The place looks like it have been hit by a bomb in a big war.
Rescuers race to search for victims trapped under the rubbles of fallen trees, damaged buildings and smashed vehicles before it is too late.
But the work was slowed by a new round of very bad weather; including thunderstorms and hail two inches in diameter that rolled through the city Monday, as well as widespread problems with broken natural gas lines and other safety issues, authorities said.
Two rescuers were struck by lightning as they braved relentless rain and high winds searching for survivors.
By Monday night, they’d found 17 people alive.
I am very sad and sorry to see so many people died, a lot of people injured, have no houses to live in anymore and lost their things.
They must feel very sad.
More tornadoes are possible Tuesday in Joplin and other cities in the central U.S.
Anyway I hope that there will not be too much more tornado.
On Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2011 a tornado hit Joplin, a southwestern Missouri town killing at least 89 people.