Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Seneferu's Bent pyramid at Dahshur was originally planned as a true pyramid, but its geometry was altered at a point just above half its height. The angle of incline was decreased from 54º 31' 13'' to 43º 21'. When Khufu, also known as Cheops, became pharaoh one of his first acts was to curtail the growing power of the priesthood. He "shut up all the temples and forbade sacrifices". As a priest’s living came from performing these rituals it is not surprising that Khufu was unpopular with the religious orders.
Khufu's pyramid at Giza showing the plan of passages and burial chamber.
Some believe that his pyramid at Giza was built by slaves but this is not true. One hundred thousand people worked on it for three months of each year. This was the time of the Nile's annual flood which made it impossible to farm the land and most of the population was unemployed. He provided good food and clothing for his workers and was kindly remembered in folk tales for many centuries. There are three pyramids at Giza, each of which once had an adjoining mortuary temple. Attached to this temple would have been a covered causeway descending down to a valley temple, near the Nile. The 'great' pyramid itself is truly an astonishing work of engineering skill - for over four thousands years, until the modern era, it was the tallest building in the world.
The sides are oriented to the four cardinal points of the compass and the length of each side at the base is 755 feet (230.4 m). They rise at an angle of 51 52' to a height , originally, of 481 feet (147 m) but nowadays 451 feet (138 m). It was constructed using around 2,300,000 limestone blocks, weighing, on average, 2.5 tons each. Although some weigh as much as 16 tons. Until recently, relatively speaking, it was cased in smooth limestone but this was plundered to build Cairo. Is it conceivable that by bringing together so many people and giving them a common goal, that of making a mountain, a national identity is forged in their hearts. From Upper and Lower Egypt communities would have got to know each other and a common bond would have been manifest in the object of the pyramid. If this is true it is unique because all other forms of nationalism have grown out of war. For example England and France in the Hundred years war and the USA through the revolutionary, civil and Indian wars.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Last two week was Mooncake Festival.
As u can see...
It's different now.
Last time, I remembered.
When i was just a small kid....
During this festival,
everybody will grab a lantern along while visiting people's house.
Now, it seems like mooncake festival turns to a modern-non-lantern festival.
Miss those moment.
Did the future changed the world?
And so did the world changed us?
I celebrate Mooncake festival at my house ...
Take a look.
Krystle and me
Btw, we had barbeque here...
A jack uncle busying for his crabby .
this pic is really cute.
I like the crab's pose.
Oh gosh.. Y am i talkin abt crab again and again?
kk.... Dont talk bout crab..
I rares tortoise in my house.
And the fact was i was so damn shocked: " Tortoise? real tortoise??!! "
It was so cute and big.
It looks like a fake one, but it's not.
Krystle love My tortoise.
She said to the turtle:"U are so bigyyyy and cutieeeeee...."
Happy birthday to me, NOT.
HAHA~~ We played candles...
It's a love shape.
The boys are really active with fires...
Just tea drink cover oso burn ar???
They are so happy playing fires la...
had a great time spending together there.
And the picture i adores the most is when this little baby turn out.
Wat do u think he is doin?
He is not angry...
He is smiling, in a different way.
I was like holding my camera and saying: 1...2... smileeeee!
And that's wat i got from him.
Also took some photos with lenglui yan yan and lenglui Krystle.
This is lenglui aunty Michelle showing off her sexy legs.
Maybe she looks young,
But she is NOT YOUNG.
haha~~ but still lenglui.
lenglui aunty Michelle Krystle hugged.
I had a great time there with the mean time forgetting those sad stuff.
Friday, October 2, 2009
triggered by a massive underwater earthquake.
People sleep in a temporary shelter after fleeing homes damaged by a
powerful earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.
Residents in Cainta Rizal, Philippines, wade in floodwater
caused by Tropical Storm Ondoy.
A convergence of severe natural disasters has left millions of people in distress across Asia and the Pacific this week. Since 26 September, a total of six countries have been hit by flooding, a typhoon, a tsunami and earthquakes.
Earth Quakes in Indonesia
UNICEF is also working to deliver relief for children and families affected by two successive earthquakes in Western Sumatra, Indonesia. The first, a 7.6-magnitude temblor, hit on 30 September; it was followed within 24 hours by a second, slightly smaller quake.
Hundreds are already confirmed dead in the affected areas. That number is expected to rise sharply as bodies trapped in the rubble are removed. Mr. Holmes suggested the death toll could surpass that of the 2006 quake in Central Java, which killed more than 5,000.
Separately this week, an earthquake in the South Pacific caused a series of tsunamis that swept coastal villages in the Samoan Islands.
Though the population of these islands is relatively small, children in Samoa and Tonga are at risk of respiratory disease, measles and tetanus, as vaccination rates in many communities are low. On some islands, all medical facilities have been lost along with water supplies.
The Bio History of Michael Joseph Jackson began when he was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine, Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-Toya Jackson.
Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions. From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then.
Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US.
In 1987 Michael released his much awaited third solo album, titled 'Bad', and launched his record breaking first solo world tour.
In 1991 Michael signed with Sony Music the largest ever recording contract and released his fourth solo album, 'Dangerous'. He toured world again in 1992, taking his concerts to countries that had never before been visited by a pop/rock artist. Also Michael founded the 'Heal the World Foundation' to help improve the lives of children across the world.
From that little boy wonder to King.Michael Jackson was one of a kind.
There will be no other.
May God Bless you!