Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sarah two years old birthday

This few months since Jan, Feb and March, we have been celebrating a none stop birthday celebration with the latest Sarah's birthday. Ivan, Reanne and Sarah are consider an expert already for singing the birthday song. Yup, she is two years old already. Happy birthday!!!

Astranout Ivan and Reanne venture at Planetarium

This year we plans to bring the kids out more to new places to feed their 'thirst' for new experience and exposure. Their mind is now fill with curiosity. Mainly also is to inculcate the desire to explore, getting them out from the four walls.

Following after our trip to Berjaya Bukit Tinggi Hills Resort during CNY, our recent visit was to KL Planetarium which located at Tasik Perdana.

We have an interesting day there. Both the kids enjoy the trip especially the Planetarium show about the space exploration history shown in the special dome hall. And their learn a new word - Astronaut.

Check out there website here for more info.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Berjaya Bukit Tinggi Hills Resort

During our Chinese New Year break, we went up to Berjaya Hills Resort at Bukit Tinggi which is just after Genting Highland or on the way to Bentong.

First we stop by Colmar Tropicale - French-themed resort and then to the Japanese Village.

Enjoy the photos that we took.

You can find more info about the resort at here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Apply online for Year One Student

Parents in Selangor who want to register their children for Year One must do so online from this year. They have to register their children between March 1 and April 30 and log onto to do so.

A Selangor Education Department official said applications for Year One entry could be done from any computer with Internet access. Parents who do not have Internet access can go to the school they want to enrol their children in and ask the teachers there to help them key in the information. This is the first time the department was registering Year One pupils online.

The online system will enable the registration process to be more efficient. Previously parents had to queue at the school they wanted to register their children in. Once the children were registered, he said the district education office could place them in schools. This could be checked online too by both parents and schools. This would reduce costs incurred for paper, envelopes and stamps. Parents will also be able to appeal online.

Monday, March 22, 2010

29th KL International Book Fair 2010

THE Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair is back and this time, the event is even bigger in terms of the number of booths and space occupied.

The event, themed “Books: Building the World of Tomorrow”, is on from 19th March till 28th March at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). There are plenty of good bargains on all kinds of books and educational tools both from local and foreign publishers.

Occupying five halls, the book fair features 856 booths, out of which 128 are taken up by foreign publishers

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Mondays-Thursdays (10.00am - 8.00pm)
  • Fridays-Sundays (10.00am - 9.00pm)
Click here to find out more of their activities.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

4 and 2

Last Jan and Feb mark two important milestone.

Ivan turned 4 years old and Reanne turned 2 years old. All by God's grace.

Ivan's birthday

Reanne's birthday (coincide with grand aunt's)

Thank you Lord for Your unfailing provision, love, protection, mercy and grace in helping us to raise up Ivan and Reanne thus far. And we continue surrender unto You two of them into Your hand.

Know your handphone radiation levels

Here is something that is of very important information in regards to handphone radiation level.

According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, specific absorption rate, or SAR, is "a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body." For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram. In Europe, the level is capped at 2 watts per kilogram while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6 watts per kilogram. The SAR level listed in our charts represents the highest SAR level measured with the phone next to the ear as tested by the FCC. Keep in mind that it is possible for the SAR level to vary between different transmission bands (the same phone can use multiple bands during a call), and that different testing bodies can obtain different results. Also, it's possible for results to vary between different models of the same phone--such as a handset that's offered by multiple carriers. CNET lists the exposure for voice calls only; the SAR for data use can differ.

If you're concerned about limiting your SAR exposure, you can take a few easy steps beyond purchasing a handset with a low SAR. You can text instead placing a voice call, use a wired headset or speakerphone whenever possible, and carry your phone at least one inch from your body. Some researchers also caution against using your phone in areas with poor coverage since phones emit more radiation when searching for a signal. Children, which have smaller and thinner skulls, should limit cell phone use, and all users, children and adults, should not sleep with an active phone next to their bedside or under their pillow.

20 highest-radiation cell phones (United States)

Manufacturer and modelSAR level(digital)
1 Motorola V195s 1.6
2 Motorola Zine ZN5 1.59
2a Motorola Rival 1.59
4 Kyocera Jax S1300 1.55
4a Motorola VU204 1.55
6 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint) 1.54
6a RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (U.S. Cellular) 1.54
6b RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless) 1.54
9 Motorola Crush 1.53
9a Nokia E71x 1.53
11 Pantech Matrix 1.52
12 LG Rumor 2 1.51
12a RIM BlackBerry Bold 1.51
14 HTC SMT5800 1.49
14a Motorola Droid 1.49
16 Sony Ericsson W350a 1.48
17 LG Chocolate Touch 1.47
17a Nokia 2320 GoPhone 1.47
17b Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless) 1.47
17c T-Mobile Dash 3G 1.47

For more information, consult the Food and Drug Administration or the Environmental Working Group.

2nd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon

The Fiesta
Date: 18 - 21 March 2010 Coincide with school holidays to capture the children and parents from all around Malaysia.

Venue: Putrajaya Precinct 2, adjacent to the Monument Alaf Baru.

Time To stretch the event time from 7am to 9pm.
  • Number of Hot Air Balloons: 23
  • Normal shaped : 18
  • 13 hot air balloons for free flying
  • 5 hot air balloons for public tethered rides
  • Special shaped: 5
Participating countries
  • Countries involved were Belgium, USA, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Malaysia and Japan.
Click here to find out more of the itinerary

New password-stealing virus targets Facebook

Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook’s estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information.

The emails tell recipients that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials, according to anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc.

If the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a program that steals passwords, McAfee said yesterday.

The email’s subject line says “Facebook password reset confirmation customer support.

It's time we change our password accordingly.

Women a nastier driver?

According to Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation, Women drivers are getting more aggressive than their male counterparts. They said based on the number of traffic summonses issued and court cases against women, a trend of aggressive driving has emerged among the fairer sex. How interesting.

One thing I do notice more women are driving bigger and nicer car on KL roads.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yup it's Friday

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder... She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: 'Stop! Acts 2:38!' (meaning:- Repent and be Baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ , so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar:
'Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture at you.'

'Scripture?' replied the burglar.. 'She said she had an Ax and Two 38s!'

God work's in wonderful ways. So remember and memorize your scripture.