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My mother, my hero ..

I remember. I remember everything. by

A few months ago in English class, my teacher asked us to write about the person who we admire. I wrote about my mum. A month ago for my English March Test paper, the topic I wrote about was "My Hero". I wrote about my mum. During my test, i had a writers block so I simply wrote out everything i knew about my mum: her childhood, achievements, etc. My mum is my hero. She always has been, she always will be.

20th April 2013.
Mama left early in the morning for some event her Kiwanis Club's K-Kids had planned. She came back home with lunch for me and milo ais. I remember grumbling to her because I didn't want to follow my parents jungle trekking. I did anyway. We had to set up a trail for my father's running group so mama was carrying a bag with just plain paper in it. I remember grumbling to my mum as we went up and down the hills of Gasing. She told me we'd be out soon. After 2 hours of trekking in the jungle, we f…


Chris Gayle's imperious 175* flattens Pune

Chris Gayle can shatter dreams. Ask Ishwar Pandey, the highest wicket-taker in this year's Ranji Trophy, who got smashed for 21 in his first over this IPL. Ask Mitchell Marsh, whose decent run with the ball this tournament was blown out of his memory, with his first over going for 28. Ask Aaron Finch, the third captain for his team this season, who bowled an over hoping to restrict Gayle but didn't bowl again after being blasted for 29. Ask Ali Murtaza, a specialist left-arm spinner thrown into the deep end in his first game this season to be hammered for 28 in his over.

The fastest hundred in T20 history was built on the misery of others, most notably a struggling franchise whose owners watched shell-shocked at their team's bowlers being taken apart with a ruthlessness only a game of Cricket '97 powered with cheat codes could have matched.

The destruction inflicted on the Warriors bowlers broke a series of records. Gay…

Bangalore Blast

Bomb blast in southern Indian city of Bangalore injures at least 16 people April 17, 2013: Policemen and officials inspect the site of an explosion at a residential neighborhood near the office of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in Bangalore, India. (AP) BANGALORE, India –  A powerful bomb exploded Wednesday near the office of a political party in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, injuring at least 16 people, police said.
The bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked about 100 yards from the office of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bangalore's Malleshwaram neighborhood, said Lalrokhuma Pachau, director general of police in Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the capital.

The injured were being treated at nearby hospitals, where doctors said the condition of two people was serious, Pachau said. Ten of the injured were policemen who were on duty near the party office, he said.

Scores of party supporters were in the building at the time of the explosion, with…

Bersih "surprise" tonight

Bersih hints a 'surprise' if no-show by Najib tonight
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) has promised a "surprise" at its manifesto debate between BN and Pakatan Rakyat tonight, if caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak or a BN representative does not show up.

PKR de facto head Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed his presence and Bersih is still waiting for an answer from Najib, who is also the BN chairperson, Bersih steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah said.

"We are still waiting for a response from Najib. If there is no answer from his side, we will present a surprise to those attending the forum tonight," Maria (right) said when contacted today.

Bersih said it is organising the forum entitled, 'Manifesting People's Hope: A Common Discourse' to enable both BN and Pakatan to present their manifestos.

It is scheduled to take place at 8.45pm at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Najib is scheduled to presen…
Too Busy.. but reached the target in other way!!

Announcing the 2013 Toastmasters International Convention

Dear Toastmaster,
Announcing the 2013 Toastmasters International Convention
August 21-24, 2013
Register now to attend the 82nd International Convention and experience one of the most anticipated events in the Toastmasters year.
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
You don't want to miss this opportunity to:
Meet Toastmasters from around the worldGain insight and inspiration from stimulating speakers and authorsExperience the traditional Parade of Flags at the Opening CeremoniesHear keynote speaker Roger Love Watch Quiet author and introvert expert Susan Cain accept the 2013 Golden Gavel awardCheer for your favorite speech contestant in the World Championship of Public SpeakingAttend the Annual Business Meeting and learn about the organization's futureFor details regarding the schedule of events, hotel reservations and travel information, visit the website at

Early-bird registration ends July 26…

US bomb blasts - Boston Marathon and JFK Library

Latest updates :

Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

A third blast then followed at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which authorities believe was related, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said. The library itself said that was not yet known. Figures from three hospitals place the number of injured from the marathon blasts as high as 51. The Boston Globe reported that Boston hospitals report more than 100 people being treated. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties at the library.

Boston police: There was a 3rd incident The JFK Library said on Twitter that a fire had started in a mechanical room of a new building. "All staff and visitors are accounted for and safe. Investigators are investigating. Any tie to Boston Marathon explosions is pure speculation."

White House area on lo…