Pre NaNoWriMo 2009

Just one day before the start of NaNoWriMo 2009 and to tell you the truth, I have yet to firm up the plot for this year’s writing month. I have some plots in mind but yet to decide which of it will allow me to write at least 50,000 words.

In the meantime, for the last one week, I have been busy polishing up my NaNoWriMo 2008’s piece titled “The Malayan U Boat”.… [Click to read the rest] “Pre NaNoWriMo 2009”

NaNoWriMo 2009

71,285 authors and counting already registered for this year’s NaNoWriMo.

The event that provides the whole of November for aspiring and sometimes crazy writers to write a 50,000 words novel within a month is back and is due to start in the next 6 days or so. If you have not registered, please drop by the NaNoWriMo website and register for free.… [Click to read the rest] “NaNoWriMo 2009”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Mastering Persian Language

iran rial language Persian

The name Iran in the Persian language means the Land of the Aryans and it is not a big surprise when we find common Hindi words in Farsi (or rather common Farsi words in Hindi).

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Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Fine Persian Dining in Tehran

iran food tehran

The Iranian shopkeeper near to our Tehran apartment often hear me saying “Morq…morq….” and he would laugh. Morq is one of the few Persian words that I know to communicate when we are hunting for our sundry for a cookout at the apartment. By the way, Morq means chicken in Farsi and one need to know this so that one doesn’t end up getting beef or mutton or unknown meat for food.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Fine Persian Dining in Tehran”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Deepavali Abroad

iran deepavali sunset

Photo of the sunset reflected off the window of our apartment on the Deepavali week. The dust is a major irritation here.

I can’t recall but this is probably the third time I am celebrating Deepavali far from home and family

The first year I did that was quite painful especially when my son had just born and it supposes to be the first year to celebrate it as one family.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Deepavali Abroad”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Mega Traffic Jam in Tehran

iran tehran traffic

If there is one thing that catches ones’ eyes in Tehran would be the usual massive traffic jam.

The motorists here use more of their horns and brakes to move along the morning traffic jam. In between, we have motorcyclists whom many do not wear a helmet and pedestrians crossing the road without any apprehension.… [Click to read the rest] “Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: Mega Traffic Jam in Tehran”

Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: The Eagle Have Landed

iran boeing 747 tehran

Despite the age of the Iran Air’s Jumbo, the landing in Tehran’s newest international airport was surprisingly very smooth but even so, almost everyone clapped when the plane safely landed and that got us worried (clapping means the landing is not smooth most of the time?).

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Photo Blog Relaunched

After long stagnant months, the photo blog have been revamped and relaunched thanks to 2 recent events, namely:-

New cameraSony A230 as opposed to the older low function Fuji A210 and allows more opportunity for manual settings with larger file capacity

WordPress’s new templateDePo Square which allows more widget and a cleaner layout whilst still maintaining plenty of space for a larger photo display

Please do hop over to my photo blog (the link is in the sidebar as well) and please do give pointers, comments and tips.… [Click to read the rest] “Photo Blog Relaunched”

Snatched

If Malaysian politicians are in the limelight on the issue of copyright of food, here is one that is seemed to be tied up with Malaysia – snatch thief (the other is Mat Rempit). The ugly side of this crime is making headlines once again

(Image source: TheStar)

From theStar:-

“She was taken away cruelly by criminals who prey on innocent people,” Tan Chia Guan said at the funeral of his 17-year-old daughter Tan Shu Fang, a straight-As student, who died following a snatch theft.

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