In 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
In 2008, the plan was to take Earth Hour to the rest of Australia. But then the City of Toronto, Canada, signed up and it wasn’t long before 35 countries and almost 400 cities and towns were part of the event. It said something compelling to the world: that the climate challenges facing our planet are so significant that change needs to be global.
With the invitation to ‘switch off’ extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event. It’s scheduled on the last Saturday of every March – closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolled out around the Earth.
In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour. But it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change. And with the power of social networks behind the Earth Hour message, we hope to attract even more participation so we can build a truly global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet.
We only have one planet. You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour. It starts by turning off your lights for an hour at 8:30 pm on March 31, 2012 in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet. Think what can be achieved when we all come together for a common cause.
Why is your participation important?
Our future depends on it. Across the world, biodiversity and natural habitats are disappearing at a greater rate than ever before. We are depleting the earth of wild animals, water, wood and other natural resources faster than they can be replenished; polluting and altering natural habitats and changing the entire planet’s climate.
Things will only worsen if we continue in the same direction.
Earth Hour raises awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.
I DARE YOU TO SAVE THE PLANET!
This Earth Hour 2012: 8.30pm, Saturday 31 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour. 爱护地球，请大家也一起熄灯一小时!
Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
What are you willing to do to save the planet?
Here are 10 different ways to spend Earth Hour and reduce your carbon footprint:
1. Attend a local Earth Hour event or organise your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours (KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Sg Wang etc)
2. Gather family & friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars
3. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
4. Organise a treasure hunt in the dark
5. Take the dog for a night walk
6. Have a candle-lit bath
7. Sit in the dark and share stories
8. Organise a family night playing board games
9. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
10. Upload your ‘on the night’ photos and videos to flickr and YouTube respectively, and then add them to the Earth Hour flickr group and the global YouTube Group.
Support Earth Hour 2012!
So Remember to!
- Switch off unnecessary lights!
- Switch off air-cond!
- Turn off and unplug all equipment at home when not in use!
- Last but not least please take care and be alert as crime might happen during this Earth Hour as most places are dark so please be caution of your own safety too!
I Love You (My Dear Earth!) – You may attempt to do light drawing during the Earth Hour and I think it will be fun too! =)
Astro is getting ready to bring you a night of glitzy glamour as TVB stars from Hong Kong – Moses Chan 陈豪, Michael Tse 谢天华, Ruco Chan 陈展鹏, Natalie Tong 唐诗咏, Law Chung Him 罗仲谦 and MC Jin 欧阳靖 make their special appearance with Astro’s own renowned superstars in the upcoming star-studded event “Astro Wah Lai Toi 2012 Presentation Party” 《Astro 华丽台2012节目巡礼派对》.
Date : Friday 30 March 2012
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Dewan Wawasan (Level 4), Menara PGRM, Cheras. (吉隆坡焦赖民政大厦宏愿礼堂)
Free Admission! – There are no tickets issued to the public. All you have to do is to come on that day and walk in when the doors open. Doors open at 7pm.
I will be there! If you are there please say hi to me! =)
Themed “Glamorous Hong Kong Entertainment, Captivating Local Programmes”, the TVB artistes will be joined by actors from popular sitcom “Ah Beng” 《阿炳》 on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Ch 311) –Jack 林德荣、Gan Mei Yan 颜薇恩、Yoke 曾洁钰、Royce Tan 陈志康、Bernard Hiew 邱文博和 Jeff Chin 陈浩然 as well as singing talents from Astro Star Quest 《Astro 新秀大赛》, Geraldine 颜慧萍、赵洁莹、Peace 张诒博、Stephanie 刘佩芯、Fyone 陈慧莹.
Astro artistes Siow Hui Mei 萧慧敏、Jentzen Lim 林震前 will also be present together with Vivienne Oon 温慧茵, third runner-up of Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011 《Astro 国际华裔小姐竞选2011》, and FIX, first runner up of Battleground 2011 《舞极限2011》 who will thrill their fans with stage performances and interactive games.
During their promotional tour in Kuala Lumpur, the six prominent TVB stars will be promoting a series of dramas and programmes “警恶惩奸，正义好戏” that will soon be aired on Astro Wah Lai Toi, notably
When is the next Malaysia General Election? The upcoming 13th Malaysian General Election (Pilihanraya Umum Ke 13 -PRU 13) is expected to be held this year and many forecast that the month will be June or September 2012?
For those who have registered before as a voter, you can check your registration status online. Do it now and don’t wait till very last minute to check Daftar Pemilih SPR.
Have you registered yourself as a voter? If yes you may proceed to check your voter status now thru the SPR website. SPR website seriously need a revamp and need an English version instead of just pure Malay language website to cater all the Malaysian!
Check Voter Status via SPR Website
To check the Electoral Roll is easy. Do it free at The Election Commission of Malaysia – EC (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia -SPR) website. What you need to have is only your MYKad no. and with a single click you can get your registration status.
Alternatively, you can also check the Electoral Roll via SMS. Follow the steps below to check using your mobile phone:
<Type>SPR<space>SEMAKIC Number send to 15888
Example: SPR SEMAK 821220122222
Send to 15888
Check Voter Status via telephone call
Dail 03-88856565 (8am – 5pm)
HOW TO REGISTER AS A VOTER
Do your part and the future of Malaysia is in your hand now!
If you have not registered and want to register it will might NOT be too late for the current election if you do it before this Sunday 31st March? It’s published in the Malaysia News Portal today! Malaysians who register before this Sunday will have the opportunity to vote if the 13th general election is held in June or after.
The Registration of Electors, as provided for under the law, enables qualified Malaysian citizens to register as electors. The registration is carried out throughout the year. In addition it allows the Registered Electors who have changed their address to register at the new place of residence. Electors are also encouraged to check their names in the verified Electoral Rolls.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER ?
To secure your right to vote in an election and exercise your right as a citizen.
WHO IS A QUALIFIED ELECTOR?
- A Malaysian citizen
- Has attained 21 years of age
- Is residing in any Election Constituency in Malaysia; and
- Has not been disqualified.
HOW TO REGISTER ?
- Go personally to the Registration Centre
- Take along your Identity Card
- Ensure Form A is correctly filled by the staff before signing the form
- Keep one copy of the form as proof of your registration
WHERE CAN YOU REGISTER? CARA UNTUK MENDAFTAR?
1) Election Commission of Malaysia Headquarters OR State Election Offices
SURUHANJAYA PILIHAN RAYA MALAYSIA
Aras 4-5, Blok C7 Kompleks C
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
If you found out your boyfriend in the above scene, will you believe in what you see and react immediately? Could it be he’s just asking the friend opinion on how to propose or there might be some reason behind and it’s not as what she thought?
31st March is chosen to be “Make That Call Day”. It is a special day to appreciate the special people in our lives and this can be accomplished with a simple phone call to tell them how special they are!
Will you make the call? Whatever it is, don’t wait to make that call not only on “Make That Call Day” but call every day if you miss her / miss him!
Working in Cyberjaya or Putrajaya and don’t know where to go for lunch? You can always find good and cheap food in Dengkil! There’s plenty of choices here in Dengkil e.g. chap fan, noodles or tai chow.
Have you ever try this restaurant that sell pao as their specialty? The pau is really nice as it’s handmade pau and it’s really something different.
Dengkil Kah Heong Pao (Handmade Pau) 龙溪家乡海南包 (自制手工包)
Check out Ho Chiak from 8TV also been there to interview and introduce the handmade pau!
Dai Pao, Dai Pau 大包
Choy Pao, Choy Pau, 菜包
Look it’s so yummy!
Look at the amount of Pau they make!
The pau really nice and the skin is different from what you can get outside as this is handmade pau! There’s other yummy pau too, like Char Siew Pau, Kaya Pau, Red Bean Pau, Peanut Pau, Coconut Pau, loh mai kai, siew mai etc!
No. 16/16A, Jalan Deluxe 2, Pusat Perdagangan Deluxe, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor (Near KFC)
P/S: Close every Tuesday!
Business Hours : 10.30am – 6.00pm
Now that Malaysia are through to the Semis, are you a badminton fan? If yes please come and show your support! The semi-finals is happening 31st March 2012 – 1st April, and YOU can watch the action LIVE in Malaysia @ Stadium Badminton Cheras, KL
31 March, Saturday 2pm : INA Rajawali vs MAL Leopards
1 April, Sunday 8pm : INA Garuda vs MAL Tigers
Remember to come early (from 4pm onwards) and bring you A-Game, because the “GATEMINTON” tournament by The Cube is happening right before the semifinals!
It’s simple – beat your opponent in a ‘gateminton’ match and pick up cash prizes! The more rounds you win, the more cash prizes you pick up!
How to get FREE tickets to catch the action?
Easy! Just do one of the things below:
i) Spend RM50 or more at selected Blue Cube outlets in Klang Valley. Check here.
ii) Sign up for CE50 for Celcom Exec 1+5 Plan at the participating Blue Cube outlets & receive 2 FREE tickets!
iii) Sign up for any Celcom Broadband plan to get 2 FREE tickets!
iv) Sign up for any smartphone plan with Celcom & get 2 FREE tickets!
That’s not it! Follow the Axiata Cup action on The Cube by getting the hottest badminton downloads! You might be drive home a brand new NISSAN LIVINA X-GEAR in the WHO WILL WIN contest! Check out for the steps to win here!
Ever had a moment in time where you saw something nice, funny, beautiful that you wanted to capture but you don’t have a good quality camera with you?
It’s just a slip of seconds and you actually could capture that moment if you have a good camera phone with you which you will carry most of the time?
Don’t miss those moments anymore and with Sony Xperis S’s 12-megapixel camera you will be able to capture all the wonderful moment with just 0.9s capture time! Wow that’s the FASTEST camera on a smartphone!
Sony Xperia S is also with its full HD recording, HD chat camera and HD display.It’s available in both white and black models.
Sony Xperia™ S has wonderful features like no other:
• Runs on Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
• It’s the 1st HD smartphone in the world, using Mobile BRAVIA® Engine on a wide 4.3” display.
• Capture life’s moments with the 12-megapixel camera and full HD video recording.
• Enjoy high quality sound with xLOUD™ and 3D surround sound.
• NFC enable function
The Sony Xperia S recently launched by Celcom with bundled pricing from RM1218. The Sony Xperia S bundled with a choice of 3 Celcom Exec plans (RM88, RM108, RM250) and duration of either 12 months and 18 months contract duration.
For those that don’t make much phone calls and SMS, the Sony Xperia S is also available on Celcom Broadband plans + Voice, which offers bundled data with voice calls charged separately. The Broadband Plans + Voice starts from RM48/month with 1.5GB of quota.
The Data + Voice plans doesn’t come with contract and all 3 plans offer the Sony Xperia S for RM1,889. Which is a good deal as it does not required contact but of course you will find yourself save more if you stay with Celcom the best network as there’s monthly of RM10 rebate for 12months and that’s a good deal as you get RM120 discount!
Sign up today and get FREE accessories worth RM534 (Xperia NFC tags , screen protector, in-car charger, HDMI cable, LiveSound Hi-Fi Headset)
For more information of the Sony Xperia S, head over to Celcom and get yourself the latest cool smartphone now!
Date : 17 March 2012 (Saturday) Time : 7.30PM Venue : Arena of Stars
“Music Factory” is the theme for the 3rd My Astro Music Awards, which will be held this March. Hosting this event will be MY FM’s four chosen ‘guardians’ – Jack Lim, Wan Wai Fun, Royce Tan and Bernard Hiew.
Over 50 awards will be presented at this highly-anticipated ceremony, including the award for the Top 25 Golden Melody, Best Single, Best Music Video, Best Ballad, Best Dance Song, Best Popularity Singer, Best Album and so on. Besides crowning the very best talents in the industry, MY FM has also lined up artistes like Nicholas (张栋梁), Fish (梁静如), Z-Chen (张智成), Wilbert (潘玮柏), Aska (杨宗伟), Della (丁当), Twins and Denis (吴彤) to spice up the event and entertain the crowd.
With such a stellar lineup of performers and hosts, this music awards ceremony will definitely be a blast! Come watch your favourite stars in person or catch the event broadcasted live through MY FM 101.8 and Astro AEC (Channel 301).
I will be there at Genting to cover this event, stay tuned for more updates!
Read more on the previous My Astro My Music Awards
Previous Hot Air Balloon captured Darth Vader hot air balloon!
There’s some other interesting activites that you could do when you are there at the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
1) Tethered Rides
- Sales ticket booth opens at 7.30am for morning session & 5.30pm for evening session
- Only 300 tickets available
- Price: RM10 per pax
- Weather dependable
2) Helicopter Rides
Once in a lifetime opportunity, visitors are able to take a ride in a helicopter (4 passengers per ride). With a breathtaking view of the Putrajaya, no wonder it’s one of the most popular rides during this event.
Time : 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM & 1.00 PM – 4.00 PM
Date : 17th & 18th March 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)
AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd
Please fax / email your transaction slip as proof of payment to :
Fax : 603 7981 8697
Email : email@example.com
Office No : 03 7981 8712
Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play.
The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking. Since early 2011, many participants in planking have photographed the activity on unusual locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles. Planking can include lying flat on a flat surface, or holding the body flat while it’s supported in only some regions, with other parts of the body suspended.
Planking is blowing up the news quite some time ago. Is it still the hot trend now? Do plank??
Planking done in train station, Thailand
Planking done in MBK, Thailand
Planking done in Sepang
The recent planking I saw was to protest against Lynas in Kuantan. 部份集會人士在大路旁以“仆街死”的方式反對稀土！
How about you? Have you done planking before? Do share the pictures of your own planking or others that you think it’s an awesome planking!
Hmm what happened? How could she be so sad and keep on throwing things and crying?? Everyone supposed to be treated as how you want to be treated. So please do treat your loved one as how you want to be treated as well. Talk and communicate is the key.
What do you think? Check the video and you will know why.
If you’re going to swagger-jack Lee Hom, you might as well win some prizes! Got the best Lee Hom act in town? Just get on The Cube and show it to the world! It’s easy. Just send in a video, sound recording or MMS of your best Lee Hom impersonation. You can be as creative as you want and make your entries funny, charming, serious or you can blow us away with your talents.
Check out on how I impersonating Lee Hom! Lolz. Something crazy that I did but not as good. I believe you could do much better than this right?
There are a few ways you can participate. Whichever way you choose to join, just make sure you put your best Lee Hom act on.
Here’s how you can join.
Send Us A Video:
Submit video(s) of you singing/impersonating/lip-syncing/dancing/playing instruments to any Lee Hom song. You can basically do anything, even a parody or do a cover version of Lee Hom’s songs.
The more creative you are with your videos, the more chances you’ll have at winning! We will judge the entries and select the best video as the winner! The videos should be 30sec-10mins video recording uploaded to our Facebook app at www.facebook.com/xpaxfb. You can also check out other entries, and see what you competition have to serve. Remember, you have to do your hardest to impress our judges because competition is going to be tough!
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Got the voice like Lee Hom? Let us hear you sing! Just dial *22009 and karaoke or sing along to a Lee Hom song! Tap into your popstar instincts and serenade your way into a win.
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So whatever your Lee Hom talent is, you can join our contest and be the one to win these fantastic prizes:
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Who wouldn’t want to be? He’s talented, good-looking and has all the right moves – so it’s only natural people want to be the next Lee Hom!