Monday, August 13, 2012

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge To Visit Sabah!

My fellow countrymen and countrywomen, especially the Sabah folks!  There's an exciting news coming to town this September!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Image courtesy of

The Royal Couple's visit to Sabah is being drafted in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee! I was, of course in a "hah?" mode when several of my friends posted and tweeted about this oncoming visit on Facebook and Twitter! However, I have since believed it as I got to read  and saw the screen shot about this Royal Couple's impending visit via local paper and Malaysia's very own News Straits Time. It was announced by the St. James Palace and tweeted by Nikesh Mehta, Caunsellor (Foreign Policy & Security) at the British High Commission in KL.

Excerpts from NST online:

The St James Palace announced that Prince William and Duchess Kate will arrive in Singapore on Sept 11, moving on to here and Sabah, before flying to the Solomon Islands.
According to a Twitter post by Nikesh Mehta, Counsellor (Foreign Policy and Security) at the British High Commission here, the couple are expected to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as well as meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and paying a visit to a local charity.

Read more: William and Kate to visit Malaysia - General - New Straits Times

from Bernama:

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to make an official visit to Malaysia in 2012.

The British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur in a statement Thursday said that Prince William and Duchess Kate's visit would be part of a series of overseas visits by members of the British royal family throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, marking 60 years of the Queens's reign.

Futher details of the visit will be announced in due course.


They are expected to visit Sabah from 13th to 15th September 2012.  Just curious, will there be any parade in town? I said: WOWZER!

P/S: To those trolls in FB who are busy lambasting and labeling Sabah as backward, hick and hillbilly, well, take this! Okay, we don't have LRT nor highway tolls but yes, we do travel via cars and planes. And yes, we have baldi, malls, McDonald's, KFCs, Pizza Huts, Starbucks, Coffee Beans, GSCs, and all those normal things that you can find in KL. We're not treetops people either. Come to Sabah and see for yourself, ok? Only then you can pass judgement. Peace and yes, start learning your own country. Meantime, we, the people of Sabah, are eagerly waiting and anticipating Your Royal Highness, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's visit.  Welcome and selamat datang...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Diving Mermaid: Pandelela Rinong Pamg

Congratulations, Pandelela on winning the bronze medal for the Women: Diving 10m Final in London Olympic 2012! You've made your country proud and the whole Malaysia is celebrating! Winning a medal and creating history is incredible but to compete in the highest level of sports such as this, is already a true class act! May you continue making history and best of luck in your future games!

Sources: Google

Image courtesy of: Facebook (Pandelela Rinong_Official)

The moment of glory (source from Youtube: Olympic official channel)

Incredible, just incredible.

Meanwhile, we are rejoicing..

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

J'aime David Guetta!

This Frenchman is currently a hot property! His crafty collaborations with the world's music magnates made him a force to be reckoned with. Commanding more than USD200K per gig, which he pretty much does as a 'one man show' (He prefers jetting around the world without entourages) and estimated net worth at  USD25mil, that's a sick amount of money!

Off all his records, my personal fave is this:

Well, Monsieur Guetta, don't ever stop making records :)

P/s: I trawled Youtube, and I found this surprisingly great cover of the above song by a band (Moorehouse) from New Zealand!

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