Tuesday, December 29, 2009


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Today animation segment will cover an action-pack animation series, Getbackers. The anime is produced in 2002 adapted from its manga series written by Yuya Aoki and illustrated by Rando Ayamine. The 39 volumes manga is published from 1999 until 2007 by Kondansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.


The story is about the two superpower members of Getbackers Midou Ban and Amano Ginji. They operate a freelance repossession service, and they will accept the client’s request to recover a lost item with a “100% succession rates” for a fee. The item range from a missing video game to a component of an atomic bomb, thus, usually gets them into a dangerous situation. Their missions usually get complicated when their individual past is included, not to mention a mysterious place known as ‘Limitless Fortress’.

The Limitless Fortress also the center of their stories and background. It is a self-contained of condemned buildings clustered together and form their own self-contained habitat. It is subdivided into three tiers, Lower Level, The Beltline and The Babylon City.


Midou Ban

Midou Ban

He is the primary character and also the founding member of Getbackers that originally composed of him, Kudo Himiko and Yamato. At some moment, Ban killed Yamato without a reason given and later when entering into the Limitless Fortress, he fought against Ginji Amano, who would later become his best friend. Ban's powers include the "Snakebite", a skill which gives his hands a grip of 200 kilograms-force, and the "Evil Eye" (邪眼, Jagan), an ability to induce minute-long hallucinations on the target of his choosing.

Amano Ginji

Amano Ginji

He is a primary member of Getbackers and also the former leader of a gang called "The VOLTS" in the Limitless Fortress. He received the title "Lightning Emperor" (雷帝, Raitei) because of his ability to control electricity and because he was the ruler of the entire Lower Level of the Limitless Fortress. Amano can also generate enormous amounts of electrical energy. When Ginji left the Limitless Fortress by unknown reasons, the group was divided and some of the members try to survive without Ginji.

Fuuchouin Kazuki


Kazuki Fuuchouin (風鳥院花月, Fūchōin Kazuki) is a major supporting character and ally of the GetBackers. Formerly one of the Four Kings of the Volts, known as Kazuki of the Strings, is the last master of the Fuuchouin String Arts, a fighting style which utilizes koto strings controlled via vibrations in his fingertips. The strings are very sharp and can even tear up solid earth, bones, skin, muscles and sometimes steel based on the vibrations of the finger; the strings also have other uses such as listening in on distant conversations. The strings are stored in two bells tied to the front right strand of his hair to ease manipulation.



間久部X (Makube + Ekkusu) is a main antagonist in both the manga and anime series. He is first introduced in the 'Limitless Fortress' arc when the GetBackers are hired to retrieve the mysterious 'IL' from him. It is later discovered that IL is in fact a computer disc containing important data required for producing an atomic bomb. (however, IL is also a short form for "implosion lens", one of the most crucial parts of an implosion-type nuclear weapon). MakubeX was found in a sack as a child. Only his last name: Makube, is known; because it was written on the bag. He later came to be known as MakubeX, the 'x' symbolizing an unknown variable, and his "name" is always written in romaji. MakubeX is a genius hacker, capable of manipulating computers to do whatever he pleases. He was originally taught by Gen but swiftly surpassed him in skill.

Masaki Kurusu


Masaki Kurusu (来栖征, Kurusu Masaki), is the last member of the Four Kings during the era of VOLTS. His techniques allow him to control light, bypassing any physical defense and inflicting internal damage, thus earning him the title "the Controller of Light / Flash Master" (閃光の支配者?). He is also able to use light to blind his opponents' senses. In the manga, he's Hevn former lover and a good friend of the GetBackers duo. In the anime, he is openly allied with Babylon City; he kidnaps MakubeX on their orders and reveals that he had been spying on Raitei and Volts for Brain Trust while he was one of the Four Kings.

Fuyuki Shido


Shido Fuyuki (冬木士度, Fuyuki Shido) is first introduced as the Beastmaster, he has the ability to control animals, although it should be better stated that he asks them for favors, as he views animals as his friends. Previously one of the VOLTS Four Kings, after they disbanded, Shido left the Infinity Fortress to make a living outside, like Ginji Amano, the leader of VOLTS and whom Shido respects as a friend. After reconciling with Ginji (whom he felt had betrayed Volts by leaving the Infinity Fortress) during the "Get Back the Sound of Life!" arc, Shido took a cue from the Get Backers and started his own retrieval service — occasionally aided by Emishi. He is generally very independent and cold to others. Even though his powers allow him to control animals, he considers them friends, and tries to protect them as they do him. He eventually ends up living with Madoka Otowa, and he has an ongoing rivalry with Ban Mido.


The trailer made by the fan. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

One day before Christmas


Looking at the circumstances at the shopping mall around Johor Bahru, it is hard to miss that Christmas is just around the corner. It is a common sight in Malaysia. The multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-religion community has brought festive season each time the festival is near. Not to mention public holidays! The Christmas celebration this year more festive compare to last year. My neighbor, Uncle Tony and Aunty Anne has prepares and decorate a beautiful Christmas decoration and Christmas tree.

Christmas that fall on Friday has given a three days celebration including the government public holiday on Saturday and Sunday. During my school years, even though we do not have any summer holiday, having festival holiday is more than enough. One week for Eid-Fitr, 2 days for Eid Al-Adha, 1 day for Christmas, 1 week for Chinese New Year and 3 days of Deepavali, independence day, Birthday of the King of Malaysia and 4 weeks of semester break and a whole months break of end of year holidays. All that holidays make up more than 2 and half month of holiday for the whole year!

Holiday.. Holiday and Holiday… :D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Polar Bear

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For this winter season, I think it’s best for me to cover the Flora and Fauna segment to wildlife from the extreme condition of the North Pole. Feast your eyes to the biggest bear of the bear family, The Polar Bear. This special white bear can only live in the Artic circle. It is also the biggest carnivore ever to find on land.

There are about 20 000 – 25 000 number of Polar Bear around the world. The biggest threat to Polar Bear is indeed Global Warming. If nothing is made to the global warming effect or at least reducing it, two-third of the current polar bear population will be disappear by 2050.


Polar Bear is the biggest carnivore in the world, with male adults can weight almost 350 – 680 kg and female is about 150 – 249 kg (499 kg when pregnant). The white polar bear fur consists of a layer of a layer of dense underfur and an outer layer of guard hairs. The sense of smell is extremely well-developed sense of smell; ranging about 1.6km and can smell underneath the snow about 3 ft. It is also an excellent swimmer.

Most of polar Bear diet consists of Ringed and Bearded Seals.

The average age for Polar Bear is about 25 years old and rarely lives beyond that. The oldest wild bear died at 32 years old, while a record of captives bear is a female died at 41 years old in 1991. Polar Bear becomes sexually actives at 4 years old for female and 6 years old for male.


The mating seasons for the Polar Bear started in April and May, and the partners will stay together and mate repeatedly for an entire week. In August and September, a pregnant female will eats an amount of food and gaining weight at least 200 kg. Later, each pregnant female will digs a maternity den. Cubs are born between November and January. The cubs are born blind, weighting about 0.9 kg. Average, each mom has two cubs.

The maternity den of Polar Bear


The family will stay in the den until mid-February to mid-April, and the mother is in its fasting period and will feed its cubs by rich fat milk. The cubs will weigh about 10-15 kg when the mother breaks open the entrance. For 12 to 15 days, the family will stay outside where the mother will fed on vegetation and the young will get used to walking and playing.


Later, they will begin the long walk to the sea where the mother can catch seals once again. According to circumstances, the mother probably can fast about 8 months. The cubs will stay with their mother until they are two and the half years old.

After the mother leaves, sibling cubs sometimes travel and share food together for weeks or months.



Even though the population of Polar Bear is relatively stable in recent years, but the threat from global warming makes the conservation status changed from least concern to vulnerable in 2006.

Norway is the only country has banded all kind of Polar Bear hunting.

Monday, December 21, 2009

End of 2009

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The year 2009 almost reach its ending with just 2 weeks to spare. I was thinking either I have reach my target for this year. And, for the first time, I have reached my entire target for this year. Yeay! I don’t know whether I’m made it too easy, but I’ve made it.


I’ve got my driving lesson, finished my study and just waiting for graduation, and now just finishing my resume and search for work. My life as a student almost ended and a new life begin. I want to work first before further my study. Finally, there is nothing more valuable than spending your time with your loves one and most important to you.

My family, my brother and my friends of course. =D

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ending of 25th SEA Games

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25th SEA Games

The 25th Laos Sea Games 2009 has finally comes to an end. This is the first time where Laos has ever hosted an international event and the countries cultures, hospitality and warm welcome has been accepted by all participants. The biannual SEA Games traditionally hosted by rotation system and Laos usually are exceptions due to the countries socio-economy. But in 2003, Vietnam nominated Laos to host the game and Lao gladly accept.

Thailand emerges as the over-all champion in this year game as the country gain 86 gold medal. Vietnam in the second place after gains 83 gold and Indonesia is in the third with 43 gold. It is a shocking truth that the Vietnam capability in sports has increased over the years.

For the Malaysian Team, Congratulation, well done and thanks for all your hard work. Gaining 40 gold medals has placed the country in the fourth place not to mention able to over achieve the medal target of only 35 gold.

Daniel Bego
Daniel Bego, Most outstanding swimmer in Malaysian Team

Malaysian Football Team
Malaysian Football Team under 23

Congratulations especially to Daniel Bego who bagged 3 gold and 2 bronze medals for the country in swimming, and not forget to the most meaningful gold medal from our football team. After 20 years, Malaysia finally able to get the football's gold again. The taste for victory is indeed sweet. We are finally able to defeat the football giant in the region, Thailand and Vietnam.

After the closing ceremony, the host for 26th SEA Games in 2011 is supposedly Singapore, but Singapore suspends the hosting to 2013 and their placed is taken by Indonesia. The Games will be held in various placed around Sumatera.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy New Year 1431H

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Maal Hijrah 1431

Happy New Year to all Muslim around the world, or should I say, Happy Maal Hijrah 1431H. The Islamic calendar, The Hijrah Calendar has reached its end yesterday and a brand new year today. The Hijrah calendar refers to the important events in the Islam History, The Hijrah. It is the events of the third migration in Islam, the biggest and the last.

The third migration is the migration of the Muslim alongside with Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Madinah. Previously, there are other two migrations to Abyssinian Kingdom and Thaif respectively.


The calendar consists of 12 month and each month consists of 29 / 30 days.

Rabiul Awal
Rabiul Akhir
Jamadil Awwal
Jamadil Akhir

Unlike the Gregorian calendar where the day system started at 12.00 am, the Hijrah Calendar day started after the sunset. Thus, the day started from nightfall until the sunset.


In the Islamic teachings, most events using the Hijrah calendar as its main references including the birthday. Thus, the muslim has two birthday, Gregorian and Hijrah calendar not to mention, differs age.

In the Gregorian age, I’m only 22 years old. (18 February 1987)
While my Hijrah age is already 23 years old. (19 Jamadil Akhir 1407)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you.
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Flag of Malaysia

We are the champion!!

For over 20 years since the last time we ever taste the gold medal for football in the SEA games. It has been too long. With an astonishing victory in Laos, well done to the Malaysian Tiger!! The Rajagopal Team been defeated by Vietnam in earlier round, Nevertheless the team is able to make a comeback and winning the game.

The Malaysian Football Team under 23 score of 1-0 against Vietnam is enough to made the difference. Nevertheless, it is a tough fight for our warrior especially facing the reality that Vietnam able to make it into the Sea Games Football final four times in a row.

To the Malaysian Team, Congratulations and Well Done!!

Malaysia Boleh!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Negeri Sembilan Royal Family

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The Malaysian Royal Segment for this month will cover about Negeri Sembilan Royal Family and also the last post for the topic. The system of Negeri Sembilan royal is differs from the other state where the ruler is not automatically installed from the line of succession, instead, he is elected by the Royal Election Council name the Council of Undang that consist of 4 noble Undangs. It is also the only Royal Family that a subject to the Adat Perpatih. (Perpatih Custom’s is where woman has more authority than man).

The ruler of Negeri Sembilan is styled as HRH Yang Dipertuan Besar (literally Great Ruler of Negeri Sembilan). The current ruler of Negeri Sembilan is HRH Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Munawir. He is the 11th Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan. His reign started since December 2008.

The consort to the Yang Dipertuan Besar id styled as HRH Tengku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan (Great Queen of Negeri Sembilan). The current holder is HRH Tuanku Aishah Rohani binti Tengku Mahmud.



Negri Sembilan (nine states) is a federation of states on the West coast of peninsular Malaysia. Immigrants from Minangkabau in Sumatra peopled the state during the late seventeenth and early e ighteenth centuries. An ancient people, who once adhered strictly to Buddhist teachings, their laws of inheritance and government differ substantially from Muslim norms. Property, nobility and titles are all heritable through the female line. Government is decentralised, with rulers selected by the great nobles or regional magnates.

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the Minangkabau immigrants in Malaya petitioned their sovereign in Sumatra to send them a prince to establish government over them. The Minangkabau ruler, Sultan 'Abdu'l Jalil, obliged by delegating his relative near, Raja Melawar.

Arriving to find that a certain Raja Khatib had established himself as ruler, Melawar was forced to compromise with the lesser chiefs in order to secure his position. He defeated and expelled Raja Khitab with their help in 1728. Raja Khatib fled to Nanning with his principal followers, but was enticed by the Dutch authorities to go to Malacca, where he was imprisoned and then expelled to Siak under the care of Raja Ketchil. Meanwhile, Raja Melawar married the daughter of the Penghulu of Ulu Muar and received the area around Sri Menanti as his personal domain. He was then formally invited to assume the position of supreme ruler of the nine states. The Sultan of Johor, paramount sovereign of the peninsular, confirmed his position by granting the personal title of Sultan and recognising him as Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negri Sembilan (he who is supreme lord of the nine states). He was so installed at Penajis in 1730.

After Raja Melawar's death, a series of disputes arose over the succession. For a considerable period the local nobles applied to the Minangkabau ruler in Sumatra for their ruler. However, competing interests supported different candidates, often resulting in instability and civil war. This pattern continued until a convention of choosing the rulers from the family of Raja 'Ali [Raja Lenggang Laut], became established during the middle of the nineteenth century.

Although the number of states within Negri Sembilan has fluctuated over the years, the federation now consists of six states, Jelebu, Johol, Linggi, Rembau, Sri Menanti, Sungai Ujong and Tampin. The rulers are known collectively as the Undang Laut. All, save Sri Menanti and Tampin, are themselves, selected by the great nobles of their states. They all take part in the selection of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar.


Tuanku Muhriz married to Tuanku Aishah Rohani and their marriage is blessed with three sons.

  1. Tunku Ali Redhauddin (1977)
  2. Tunku Zainal Abidin (1982)
  3. Tunku Alif Hussain Saiffudin al-Amin (1984)


The official palace for the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan is the Istana Besar Seri Menanti (Grand Palace of Seri Menanti).



Selection for life by the four great Undang Luat (the Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya of Sungai Ujong, the Dato' Mendelika Mantri Akhir Zaman of Jelebu, the Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan' of Johol, and the Dato' of Rembau) from amongst the Putera Yang Empata (or four Royal princes). These four princes are the Tengku Besar of Sri Menanti, Tunku Laksamana, Tunku Panglima Besar and Tunku Muda of Serting. They are appointed to these titles, for life, from amongst the senior members of the Sri Menanti dynasty, by the reigning Yang di-Pertuan Besar.


**The four Inheritance Princes

  1. Tunku Ali Redhauddin, Tengku Besar of Sri Menanti
  2. Tunku Naquiyuddin, Tengku Laksamana
  3. Tunku Imran, Tengku Muda Serting
  4. Tunku Nazaruddin, Tengku Panglima Besar


Some of the pictures of the royal family :-

During the coronation ceremony


The opening ceremony of State Assembly,


Personal pictures of respectives Royal Family,

Tuanku Muhriz

Tuanku Aishah Rohani

Princes of Negeri Sembilan, Tunku Ali Redhauddin (right) and Tunku Zainal Abidin (left)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Masjid Al-Haram

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Masjidil Haram

The architectural segment for this month covers the holiest sites in Islam, Masjid al-Haram. Masjid al-Haram means “The sacred mosque”. It is the biggest and oldest mosque in the world. The mosque located at Makkah al-Mukkaramah, and surrounds the Kaabah, the place which Muslims turn towards while offering daily prayers. The mosque consist of internal and outer praying space and during the Hajj, it can accommodate almost 4 million people.

Currently, the structure covers an area of 400,800 square meters (99 acres).



The construction of the Mosque outer wall started in 692 during the Umayyad Empire. At that time, the mosque was a small open area with Kaabah at the center. In 1570, the mosque is renovated again by Sultan Selim II’s private architect. The renovation resulted with a domed roof replaced the flat one and decorated with calligraphy inside of it and a new support columns. The renovation took place again in 1620s after the mosque is damaged by rain. This time, a new stone arcade is added, the marble floor was retiled and three more minarets were built. Later, no renovation been made for almost three centuries.

Masjidil Haram (1951)
Masjidil Haram in 1951 after the last renovation

The current architecture and design of the mosque is done during the Saudi era. Almost 4 renovations were made resulted the further expansion of the mosque. The latest expansion started in 2007 and is expected to last in 2020.

The expected look of Masjidil Haram in 2020



The Kiblat of all Muslim. The Muslim will faces the Kaabah in their daily prayer.


Interior of Kaabah
Interior of Kaabah

One question from me, When we are praying inside the Kaabah, which direction should we face?

The answer is :-
Inside of Kaabah, you can face anywhere you like. :D

Zam-Zam Well

The well located in Masjid al-Haram. According to my relatives who has went there for Hajj, the taste of the water differs when drink it in Makkah and outside of Makkah. More tastier when drink it in Makkah.

Zam Zam Well nowadays
Zam Zam Well

Original Zam Zam Well
The original structures of Zam Zam Well


Imams at Haram Sharif are :-

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
  1. Sheikh Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Chief of Imams of Masjid al-Haram
  2. Sheikh Dr Saud Al-Shuraim, Deputy Chief of Imams of Masjid al-Haram
  3. Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Johany
  4. Sheikh Mahir Al-Muaiqely
  5. Sheikh Khaled Al-Ghamdi
  6. Sheikh Dr Salih Bin Abdullah Al-Humaid
  7. Sheikh Dr Usaama bin Abdullah Al-Khayyat
  8. Sheikh Dr Salih Al-Talib
  9. Sheikh Muhammed Al-Subayyil
  10. Sheikh Faisal Al-Ghazzawi

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sultan of Selangor Birthday

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Radin’s Blog today will present to you a special birthday today. Today is the birthday to HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Selangor. Today, the state of Selangor enjoy 1 day of public holiday for the celebration.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor


He is also known as ‘The Inspiration Prince’ during his young. He enjoys extreme sports and has once travels around the world in his ship, S Y Jugra. Born in 1945, he is the first son to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with his first wife, Raja Saidatul Ihsan. He is elevated as the Crown Prince of Selangor in 1970 and he is only 15 years old at that time. There are numerous time when he is proclaimed as the Regent of Selangor from 1972 to 1997. He is once again proclaimed as the Regent of Selangor when his father is installed as the King of Malaysia. After the death of his father in 2001, he is proclaimed as the Sultan of Selangor. His coronation ceremony takes place at the Alam Shah Palace in 2003.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wedding for two

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Hye guys, I’m back again. From the past 3 to 7 December 2009, my family and I went to Shah Alam to attend my cousin’s wedding. To reduce the wedding cost, Zul and Nur wedding is held at the same time. Plus, they have found their suitable mate.


Zul’s nikah ceremony is held at Masjid Ubudiah, Shah Alam, while Nur’s nikah ceremony is held at my uncle’s house.

Zul's nikah ceremony

Nur nikah ceremony, in the picture is her mate, Hazar



1 dream 2 loves (Malay = 1 impian 2 cinta), is the themed for their wedding. The themed color is green, thus, as a host, all of my family member (most of us) wearing green. In the morning, the invitation is limited to family member from the three families. After 12pm, the invitation is opened for public guest.

Aida and Zul

Hazar and Nur

I was surprise after I found out that some of our family members as far to Jambi, Indonesia attend the wedding. May their marriage happy to end of life.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

School Holiday

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December finally comes around and we actually have in the end of the year. Most popular question I’ve heard usually, “Did you have found your love one?” The answer is “Of Course Not” The question arises probably due to the common scenario every December. It is the school holiday, thus many couples plan to hold their wedding in this month so that all of their distant relatives can come.


The same goes to the Radin Family. 3 of my first cousin wedding ceremony will be held in this month, starting this week. There are many datelines, thus made me not in the mood for blogging. Maybe I need a rest, holiday maybe. But some article will be post as usual, no problem.

See you next time.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Aidil-Adha 1430

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To all muslim around the world, Happy Aidil Adha. Aidil Adha or in other spelling Eid Al-Adha, is the second festive day in Islam after Eid Al-Fitr (Malay = Aidil Fitri). The festive start with a prayer in the Mosque and followed by a sermon just like Eid Al-Fitr. The difference between this two festive day are Eid Al-Fitr is a celebration day after fasting for 1 month while Eid Al-Adha is a day to commemorate the willingness of Nabi Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Nabi Ismail as an act of obedience to God. Thus, Eid Al-Adha also called as ‘Festival of Sacrifice’.

In Malaysia, it is also named as Hari Raya Haji as the festival is celebrated during the Hajj season.


Eid Al-Adha starts in every 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Zulhijjah in the Islamic Calendar. But in the Gregory calendar, usually there a slight difference according to the place. It is due to the difference angle of view of the visibility of the moon.

In the morning 10 Zulhijjah, the prayer will be held in the mosque followed by a sermon. After the prayer, the sacrifice will begin. Muslims who can afford to do it will sacrifice their best domestic animals. What kind of animal? It must be any domestic animal that has four legs and has reach maturity, For example; camel, cows, goat and sheep. The sacrificial meat later will be given to the poor as a gift.

Birds and pigs are not an option.






My family has done the sacrifice along with my father’s relative a year ago in Shah Alam, Selangor. So, for this year we do not make any sacrifice.


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