Date: 260107

Time: between 2000 to 2100 hours

Venue: OU New Wing at Highstreet facing the Gap Store Entrance

Flora Fest

In conjuction with VM Year ’07, the Flora Fest is being held from the 20th Jan to the 4th, so the tourism board is actively promoting the country through such events. If time is on your side, you should not miss the Floral Parade. Visitors, local or foreign will have the opportunity to see and experience the multicultural festival & see the many colours of M.


Blogging – a study

Hummm, found this set of questions from Highlander’s blog, she was tagged by Sarah who is researching on ‘Middle Eastern women and blogs’ for her Master’s degree (Sorry am not middle eastern). Researchers have studied chatting, & now blogging!

1) Why did you start writing a blog? Was there a specific moment, event, of friend that urged you to begin writing?

I find the publishing world fascinating, it was a dream of mind to work in a publishing house, however it is not a lucrative job over here unlike in London or the Big Apple. It all started when I was introduced to the WWW, building homepages, yes I had a few and now, writing a blog.

2) If you had to think about your blog as a certain type of space what kind would it be? Is it a private space (like a locked diary hidden under your bed), a domestic space (like your house), a public space (like school or church), or a city space (like a crowded street where you don’t know too many people)? Or do you not think of it this way?

All of the above.

3) Do you have a goal for your blog? What is it?
None, I never thought it would go this far!

4) We think of a dreams as a measurement of how imbedded you are in something. For instance, when you start to learn a foreign language well you begin to dream in that language. Do you ever dream that you are blogging or having a conversation with someone through chat or email?


5) What does your avatar or blog image say about you? Why did you choose it?

Globetrotting — a globe trekker at heart, I am fascinated by the wonders of the ancient world. I feel that life is too short and there are too many beautiful places to visit, therefore, it would be a waste if we do not find time to explore the ancient cities and experience the culture and the tradition of its people.

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

Miriam Beard

6) What opportunities does blogging give you that you would not have if you did not blog?

Sharing your thoughts with others no matter the location, the language, religion or race.

7) What is satisfying to you about blogging?

Same as above

8) Do you ever use blog, chat, or internet services to find someone to date or flirt with online?

It happens, unintentionally!

Do you talk to the opposite sex more online or in person?

Hummm, I don’t know. About the same I guess.

9) If you knew that everyone in the world would read your blog today, what two sentences would you write?

Thanks for dropping by. Hope to hear from you again.

10) If you could change anything about your life or country what would it be?

Nothing, I guess. Country – it ain’t that bad, but I hope it’s cleaner!

11) Have you made any friends through your blog that you wouldn’t have in everyday life.

Yes and I have made more foreign friends than local ones!

12) Do you talk to people who have a different religions or culture than you on your blog or online?

I love culture, so I have no problem with that!

13) If you consider yourself to be Muslim, what is the hardest and best part about being a Muslim woman?

It’s difficult enough being a woman, what more a Muslim woman especially when you are headstrong and independent.

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” Rita Mae Brown

14) Would you mind telling me your gender and age? Any other features of yourself you would like to reveal.—occupation, marital status, country of residence?


15) Anything you would like to add or comment on? Any questions for me?

Good Luck in completing your research. I understand what you have to go through, collecting all these data! What is your area of study?


Ah a great design for us, women who can’t seem to keep away from the crystal clear waters to enjoy a swim or just to relax themselves under the glorious sun. Thank God for the Burqini, we muslim too can share the fun without feeling self-conscious of having to put on those body hugging swimwear @ bodysuits. The Burqini is not ugly (it does actually hide your spare tyres!) and I for one would not be caught wearing swimdress!

Another Slow & Boring Sunday

Your Birthdate: February 20

You are a virtual roller coaster of emotions, and most people enjoy the ride.
Your mood tends to set the tone of the room, and when you’re happy, this is a good thing.When you get in a dark mood, watch out – it’s very hard to get you out of it.

It’s sometimes hard for you to cheer up, and your gloom can be contagious.Your strength: Your warm heart

Your weakness: Trouble controlling your emotions

Your power color: Black

Your power symbol: Musical note

Your power month: February

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Your Russian Name Is…

Parashie Oksana Kuznetsov

What’s Your Russian Name?

Exotic Dancer Name Is…


Exotic Dancer Name Generator

You’ve Changed 56% in 10 Years

You’ve done a good job changing with the times, but deep down, you’re still the same person.
You’re clothes, job, and friends may have changed some – but it hasn’t changed you.

How Much Have You Changed in 10 Years?

Your True Birth Month Is June









Easily hurt

Active mind

Easily bored


Loves to joke

Tends to delay


Brand conscious

Loves to dress up

Having lots of ideas

Good debating skills

Funny and humorous

Thinks far with vision

Prone to getting colds

Polite and soft-spoken

Able to show character

Seldom show emotions

Knows how to make friends

Easily influenced by kindness

Takes time to recover when hurt

Choosy and always wants the best

Those who love me are enemies; Those who hate me are friends

What’s Your True Birth Month?

In the next issue of …

time cover

however, this issue is not available at any news stand in your city @ neighbourhood. ;-P

It’s just something we did today before we went to catch a show, Sinking of Japan (Japanese) at the Cineplex.

It’s a must watch movie, worth every of your penny, in this case every dollar. No one expected the Land of the Rising Sun would sink in less than a year, until a powerful earthquake hit Japan. This lead to a chain of volcanic eruptions which eventually killed the PM and his staffs who where on a flight to China. That was only the beginning, many lives lost, homes destroyed & submerged by the tsunami. Many had to be deported, the unfortunate ones were placed at higher grounds as airports were shut down and ports were destroyed. However, only one man could save the Japanese archapelago and he is the scientist/researcher whom the government had dismissed earlier. His brilliant idea would eventually save Japan, but in order to save her, sacrifices had to be made.

No, it’s nothing like the Rain God!

Find out for yourself, go and watch the movie.

UPDATED 21 Jan 07

Earthquakes hit Turkey & Indonesia, so far no casualties. Are these the early signs of the raging nature? The wrath of mother nature would lead to more casualties & disaster. One need not look far, the torrential rain for the past few days have lead to soil erosion & flooding in the southern tip of the peninsular. What’s next?

Title?… Can’t think of one!

A whole week of sitting on rough hard plastic, facing the monitor for hours — I don’t know how mom could endure such torture, eyes dried up, brain cells frozen & yet could come up with whatever codes she used in her programming project / assignment.

Thank God, it’s only a 10-day course! Not a programming course, that’s a relief! I need a break, a little sight seeing or window shopping would do as I’m broke! I’m practically counting the days till pay day! May it come real soon!


It’s damn frustrating trying to reserve flight tickets online especially if you plan to fly on a budget airline! I’ll leave that to my dad since he has the time. We’re planning to visit one of the cities in the Indochine territory.

An unexpected travel plan, but a welcoming one, I suppose. I can always find time to explore the world, you can’t believe what travelling does for you!