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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 Recap

Earth Hour 2009

Started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour quickly grew into a global observance. More than 1,000 cities in over 80 countries observed Earth Hour 2009 on Saturday March 28th, as homes, office towers and landmarks turned off their lights for an hour starting at 8.30 pm local time to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions. Collected here are a series of before-and-after photographs - which (starting with the second one below) will fade between "on" and "off" when clicked. Let me state that again, since I know not everyone reads the whole intro here - starting with image #2 below, click on the image to see an animated fade between "on" and "off". This effect requires javascript to be enabled. (17 photos total)


How about the Earth Hour in Malaysia?? Well, below is the best picture that I can get from The Star. Still, you cannot view the difference since we dont have the "before" picture. No wonder Malaysia is not included in the list! Lets hope next year we can get more participants for this meaningful event. And maybe I can become a part-time photographer and take the before and after pictures. Any offer?? Check out the list in next year to find out whether Malaysia is in the league!

The Unbelievable Tiger Woods

The bigger the stage, the better Woods is

ORLANDO - Even Arnold Palmer was left in awe of what had unfolded before his eyes in the fading light at Bay Hill.

"It's happened every time," The King said, smiling and shaking his head.
Golfers aren't supposed to be superheroes following theatrically implausible storylines contrived by Hollywood script doctors — too much can go wrong in this confounded sport — but how else to explain Tiger Woods?

When does he not rise to the occasion? The grander the stage, the greater he becomes.
"I don't think I've ever seen him make a putt when he really needed it," deadpanned Zach Johnson, who finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, "And that was the epitome of sarcasm."

With one perfect roll, in a scene backlit by flashing bulbs, and, as ever, with everything on the line, Woods' 16-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole found the bottom of the cup to give him a stirring one-shot victory for his record-extending sixth title at Bay Hill.

"That putt was never missing," said caddie Steve Williams, who embraced Woods as he did last year on the same green in wild celebration.

But this victory was arguably one of greater significance given Woods spent eight months away from golf after major reconstructive knee surgery following last June's U.S. Open triumph at Torrey Pines.

It will serve both to quiet the chattering classes who questioned whether he could return to his glory and as a warning shot across the bow of the pretenders to his throne with the Masters scheduled to begin April 9. It also means that even if Phil Mickelson wins next weekend at the Shell Houston Open, he can't wrest the world No. 1 ranking away from Woods.

"I hadn't been in the mix since the U.S. Open, so it was neat to be in contention again, to feel the heat on the back nine, and then obviously the big bonus is to win a golf tournament," Woods said of his 66th win — and 19th in which he came from behind — on Tour.

"It's always nice to win a tournament pre-Augusta."

And the hotter it got with the tournament on the line, the more elevated Woods became, crafting this victory with courage and clutch par putts more than with superior ball-striking. Indeed, after hitting the ball impressively at the CA Championship at Doral — where his putter was uncooperative — two weeks ago, Woods finished only 50th in both fairways hit and greens in regulation here. But, of course, he led the field in putting.

"As I look back at my three tournaments I've played this year, I've gotten better at each one," he said, "And that was the whole idea was to keep progressing to Augusta."

What he rediscovered at Bay Hill was his almost supernatural ability to get the ball in the hole in the fewest shots from the most unlikely places. If his ball-striking improves and he scrambles like this at the Masters, he will be the deserved favorite for a fifth green jacket. "It does give me a lot of confidence going to Augusta because it's a validation of all the things I've been working on," Woods said.

Of course Woods won here because he got some help from Sean O'Hair, who held a five-stroke lead going into the final round.

But the young O'Hair, who has never finished the job with the 54-hole lead, stumbled at inopportune times. After three rounds in which he conducted a ball-striking clinic, in the heat of battle alongside Woods he was suddenly unable to find fairways.

"If you're in the rough all day, you're going to struggle to hit greens," he said of his final round three-over-par 73, six shots worse than Woods' 67.

"I didn't give myself enough birdie opportunities out there."

O'Hair bristled when asked whether he was in some way in awe of Woods.

"It's not like it's The Tiger Show and I'm just out there to watch him," he said, "We're trying to win golf tournaments and he just happens to be that good."

Woods started the day ominously, making birdie after majestic shots into the second and third holes to cut the deficit to two strokes after O'Hair bogeyed the third. O'Hair scrambled to hold his lead into the back nine but Woods finally caught him at five under par on the 15th hole courtesy of holing a long birdie putt.

The turning point, however, should have been on the brutally long par-4 16th. With Woods buried in the rough with no chance to get to the water-guarded green, O'Hair from the fairway didn't carry the ball far enough and saw it fall into the water. Woods hacked out to 101 yards and hit a gorgeous pitching wedge which resulted in a three-footer for par which he made.

O'Hair's bogey put him one back but Woods gave him an opening when he plugged into the lip of the front bunker at the long par-3 17th and could only make bogey, tying them again.

All it did was set the stage for the final hole, a natural amphitheater.

When Woods stalked his putt, a spectator yelled out, "Playoff!" Indeed, the Tour had made plans for the first playoff hole to begin at 10 a.m. Monday.

"I thought, 'Nah,'" said Woods.


More news:
Tiger is always great with a clench

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tiger Woods Is Back With A Bang!!

Tiger Woods has finally getting back in shape after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the sixth time in history. Trailing by 5 shots going into the final round, Woods closed with a 3 under 67 for a one-shot victory over Sean O'Hair who ended with 3 over 73.

It was definitely D Day for Tiger Woods where he also matched his largest comeback on the PGA Tour. The most memorable moment of the game is on the 18th hole. This is the second consecutive year that Tiger Woods holed a birdie in the final hole of the final round to win at Bay Hill.

"It feels good to be back in contention, to feel the rush," Woods said. "It's been awhile, but God, it felt good."

Why I like golf?? Watch and feel for yourself!!!

msn news:
Tiger returns to winning at Bay Hill

p/s: fact - always in a Red shirt on the final round!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Messi Scored the First Goal for Argentina in Maradona's Shirt

Messi scored the first goal for Argentina (vs Venezuela) on the 26th minute with a coolly taken goal after a one-two with Tevez. He is now wearing the number 10 shirt, formerly worn by Maradona. Messi created another goal-scoring chance for Alguera just before half time. But Alguera's shot was blocked by the defender of Venezuela after he managed to beat the goalkeeper.

Shortly after the break, Messi dribbled the ball past several opponents on the right flank and hit a good cross for Tevez to score the second goal of the game. Rodriguez and Aguero completed a formidable home debut for Argentina new coach Maradona by scoring on the 52nd and 73th minute respectively.

Dream Debut for Diego

Messi Happy Maradona Handed Him Argentina’s No. 10 Shirt

Earth Hour 2009

Refer to the post below for more info.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

High Probability of the Worst Blackout in the World at 8.30pm!

There is a high probability of the worst blackout in the world at 8.30 pm! What's the cause?? It would be the charity work by humans all around the world - estimated at 1 billion! A total of 3,929 cities in 88 countries are expected to take part.

It is time to let the "world" sleep for not long but ONE HOUR only. Most humans sleep for more than 7 hours per day. Some more than 12 hours (these people should STOP doing so, appreciate your time! Like Ben Franklin said, "There will be sleeping enough in the grave."). Is it so difficult to let the "world" sleep for one hour?? Lets join the good cause and show to the "world" that you are human enough to live in this "world".

Well, there is a present for everyone involved. All of you will get your present in the form of lower (tiny) electricity bill (better than nothing, its a win-win activity). What's more? A lot of well known celebrities will "accompany" you by switching off the lights!! But not beside you lah.. Again, better than you do it alone. So, lets turn off all the lights at 8.30 tonight!

Earth Hour News:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Messi vs Ronaldo

Who is the best footballer in the world today? Messi or Ronaldo (MU kid, not botak one)? Well, both have their own group of supporters/fans. For MU fans, usual la, Ronaldo should be your choice (or else you have to sit/stand with Liverpool fans in the Theatre of Dreams - heavily guarded. Bottles, shoes coming......Watch ur head!! no need to watch the game already lo). Same with Barca fans, most will say Messi is the best.

Maybe I should conduct a survey in this blog to determine who is the best! Just vote in the comment box guys. Thank you. But since my blog is not as famous as Malaysia Finance or Kennysia blog, even 10 votes is considered successful already.

Back to Messi vs Ronaldo. In my opinion, both have their own special trademarks. Of course, most girls will prefer Ronaldo because they look at footballer's face only. Even when Ronaldo is "dribbling", they also look at the face only - see got pimples or not isit? Ronaldo is also good in the air (heading ball, not other thing!) and freekicks (although I much prefer David Beckham's curly kicks). Messi on the other hand plays like Maradona. As my friend said, "the ball seems like gummed to his feet."

His dribbling skill, needless to say, is phenomenal. Compared to Ronaldo, his dribbling skill is more natural and beautiful. Ronaldo, you dont need to always left right left right....., like that I also can do, but I think I will get dizzy before the opponent. If you are really good, you just need a touch or two to dribble past your opponents.

It is not easy to play like Messi/Maradona, because their special dribbling skills are GIFTED, not learned.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ah Beng & Football

Ah Beng was playing football yesterday. It is around 8.30 pm, and Ah Beng still playing (can see the ball meh?). Wahh the football field seems different, at 8.30 still got a lot of people playing football. You wont understand why these young people are so excited with football. Morning talk football, afternoon talk talk some more, evening play football, at nite watch football. Sleep also can hear people shout GOOOOAAAALLLLL.. Why?? watch football la!! Sigh!

Why is football so addictive?? One way is you go and watch them play or play with them, then you know la. See how proud they are when they scored goal, and proud-power-of-two with their "incredible" or "magical" dribbling skills,.. right, left, right - GOALLLL!!! After the goal, they feel like standing on top of the Mount Everest and looking at you, at Mount Kinabalu maybe. So proud that they will remember and talk about the goals after 10 years - imagining the fresh air at Everest.


Ah Beng: "Ok daddy, give me 5 more minutes, I am going to score already!" (Everest!!!)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Messi The Legend