Malaysia was only formed in 16 September 1963, when Sabah and Sarawak joined then-Malaya, along with Singapore. Prior to that, they were only known as Malaya.
Anyway, 31 August has been marked as the official National Day for Malaysia, since 1957.
Read more on Malaysia on Wikipedia.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It is a rare sight to see Malaysian national side to make it to the Final round in any soccer tournament nowadays. Nevertheless, that was the fact in latest edition of Merdeka Football Tournament.
On top of that, Malaysia, who fielded their U-23 side, came out as a 3 - 1 victor over Myanmar in the Final, and reclaimed the Merdeka Cup for the first time since 1993. Job well done, I guess.
Would this be a new beginning for the ailing Malaysian football? A new era? A revival? I would say it is still too early to say, and a lot more have to be done. It's best for the management and players alike not to get drifted away with the recent honor.
Let's see which direction are they turning to.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I only got to know about the event the night before. I left a message at Annna's, and she responded the next day, via SMS.
Thanks to her, I could go to the event. And as an token of appreciation, I promised her to take some of the photos of the talented Rynn Lin (林宇中). This fine lad is originated from Kuching. He was formerly a student in Kuching Town High School.
More to come. ;-) Soon, I hope.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Updated: "Footballing world has just lost another talent. Sevilla's Spanish international midfielder Antonio Puerta died three days after collapsing in a La Liga match against Getafe. It was believed heart attack was the course of death. My condolence to the player's family and friends, and the fans. R.I.P. "
I just got this news from ESPN Sportscenter on TV just now. One of Manchester United's all-time fans' favorites has retired from football, after failing to recover from serious knee injury, of which has plagued most of his career in the latter stage.
Apparently, Solskjaer has failed to recovered from his long-term injury. He has had no choice but to retire this season, at the age of 34. With that, I believe, it would be a hit to Sir Alex as he is running short of options at the attacking front-line. With Wayne Rooney out injured, and suspension to Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, Fergie has only got Argentine Carlos Tevez, being backed up by fitness-lacking Louis Saha, and unproven Chinese youngster Dong FangZhuo.
Back to Ole, he was also dubbed as baby-faced assassin by the media, much thanks to his evergreen appearance and his killer-instinct in front of goalmouth. He is mostly used off the bench by the manager, and with that he earned his reputation as the super super-sub for Manchester United. One of the best moments in his career with the England side, he scored the dramatic injury time-winner for Manchester United in Champions League Final-clash with Bayern Munich in 1999. That season, Manchester United went on to win a treble -- Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
As a Manchester United fan, I felt that I must do this post to pay a tribute to a player who had served the Red Devils well. Thank you Ole.
Read about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Wikipedia.
Photos courtesy of ABC online, BBC and SoccerBid.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Weekend Bonus: Bonus one photo more. I wish I can write more, but I just can't quite yet. I'll be zooming out to Sheer Unique in a while more. Maybe later.
One of the stage performers from our own Rainforest World Music Festival.
(I have a LOT MORE of those in my archive to be shown here!)
Two lovely ladies who were nice enough to pose for my lens in my recent visit to PIKOM PC Fair in Kuala Lumpur. (Jacklyn on the left, Stephanie on the right)
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Short Note: It's getting hazy in Kuching, yet again. It has really become our annual climate already. Also, I found my name here. =D.
What I have done in KL? Nothing much really, just shoot more than a 1000 shots (unfiltered, unwanted shots included), bought a printer.. and..
Here's a picture for to see what I had last weekend.
Pikom PC Fair 2007 @ KL Convention Center. I really miss the KL version.
Probably these are the reasons why. =P
Eye on Malaysia, how could I not be there? It's Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
Details to come later on. :-)
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I just touched down in Kuching International Airport just after 3pm. It's scorching hot today. Headache.
Weekend was great, but hectic. Believe it or not, I have filled up my CF with approximately 1084 photos all together!
Will put some effort to do an update on the weekend.
Friday, August 03, 2007
.. to Kuala Lumpur.
I'll be in away from Kuching this weekend, as I'm flying off to KL later today.
I hope AirAsia is kind enough not to delay my flight today, I have had bad track record with AirAsia.
And, I must say, I'm there for h.o.l.i.d.a.y NOT for w.o.r.k!! Hurray!