Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Burj Dubai

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Architecture segment today is about the current highest human structure ever built. Eventhough still incomplete, it's high has already overcome any human structure anywhere in the world. The Burj Dubai. Burj Dubai mean Dubai Tower. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith.

The total budget for Burj Dubai is about US$ 4.1 billion and takes about 5 years to complete. The building is expected to be completed by September 2009.

Burj Dubai


When its finished, the high will be 818 m (2,684 ft). It is also the building with the most floors (160). Currently, eventhough classify as the highest structures in the world, all the records are still unofficials. The Council on Tall Building and Human Habitat currently not classify it as a building as it is still incomplete. Thus, until that happens, the record of highest building still hold by Taipei 101.


Burj Dubai has been designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels such as the Burj Dubai Lake Hotel & Serviced Apartments, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Dubai Lake.

The silvery glass-sheathed concrete building will return the title of Earth's tallest free-standing structure to the Middle East—a title not held by the region since 1311 CE when Lincoln Cathedral in England surpassed the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which had held the title for almost four millennia.


Maybe its confusing to imagine how high is the 818m building is. Well, just look at the Petronas Twin Tower, and imagine another twin tower is put on top of it.. that is the high of Burj Dubai. Pretty tall right?

Will be this record be broken? I still can't imagine there is other building can surpass that...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gundam Seed

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Today's animation section is about Gundam Seed. The genre is about Drama, Mecha, Military and Romance. The full name is Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. This anime televisyen series is animated by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. The series contain fifty episodes and won the Animage Anime Grand Prize in 2002. It adapted into manga published by Kondansha in 2003.

The stories continue in Gundam Seed Destiny.


The story takes place in alternate world of Cosmic Era. The series begins with the Bloody Valentine War between Earth Alliance and space colony of ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty). Mankind is divided over human genetic engineering, with normal humans known as "Naturals" and the genetically altered humans known as "Coordinators".

Like the original series, while ZAFT has a head start on mobile suit design, the Earth Alliance quickly catches up with its five prototype Gundams. With ZAFT having stolen four of the prototypes, young Coordinator Kira Yamato pilots the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam and is forced to fight his old friend Athrun Zala. Little do they know that there exist sinister forces working to bring about events that go far beyond their worst nightmares.


From left: Cagalli, Athrun, Kira, Lacus

Kira Yamato - The main protagonist of the series. He and his family lives in Heliopolis, space colony of neutral country name Orb Union. He later became a gundam pilot in order to save his friends from ZAFT attack on Heliopolis. Thus, from that point onward, he had to fight his childhood friend, Athrun Zala.

Athrun Zala - He is one of Gundam Pilot from ZAFT. His father Patrick Zala is the Supreme Chairman of ZAFT. He was a childhood friend with Kira Yamato. He later had to choose either to side with his friend or his father.

Lacus Clyne - She is a popular singer of ZAFT. Her father, Siegel Clyne is the former Supreme Chairman of ZAFT. With political motives, she is engaged with Athrun Zala. During the war, she form her own fanction of Clyne Fanctions and Commander of Space Warship Eternal.

Cagalli Yula Attha - She is the only daughter of Uzumi Nara Attha, President of Orb Union. Orb was a neutral country did not side with Earth Alliance or ZAFT in the war. Thus, results with the attack of Earth Alliance on ORB. She later became the next Head of Orb Military and a pilot to her own Gundam.


The story reveal some of the art of Military, war, politics and most obvious.. friendship. Each of the protagonist fight themselves in the war and finding a way to end the war once and for all. Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala were a childhood friend, but had to fight each other due to the war. The war using high-tech technologies like GUNDAM, Space Warship, Space Launchers, and etc..

It is really a good series for those who likes mecha-based series with high-tech technologies, politics and romance.


Friday, April 3, 2009

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Today, after 5 years of waiting, Datuk seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak finally sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia. Datuk Seri Najib, who has almost 30 years of experience in politics were the first son of Malaysia 2nd Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak. This is the first time in Malaysia history that a son of a Prime Minister also chosen to become a Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abd Razak
(picture from Utusan)

Datuk Seri Najib, sworn in as a Prime Minister in front off the Yang diPertuan Agong, HRH Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara at 10.00am this morning. The sworn in ceremony is showed lived through RTM and another channel.
Before this, he is also the youngest Chief Minister of Pahang and among the youngest minister in Malaysia history.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak just like his father, take the office of Prime Minister during the time of reduce of support to the ruling party, the National Front. Both times see the National Front (Alliances at that times) has been denied 2/3 majority in the Parliament. Many believes that Najib can bring again support for the National Front just like his father.

Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(picture from New Straits Times)

While the former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been given the Tunship and thus be known as Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


There are many perspectives of the new Prime Minister. Among others, Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PAS) has said;

"The new Prime Minister will only brings 'trouble' to the country. As many negatives impact has been given to him".

"Especially the celebrations of Najib becomes the new Prime Minister by the people unlike the times of his predecessor like Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Abdullah."


Well, what ever the reasons, each and everyone of us has differs point of view for certain matter. It is natural. But for me, I have done many research, the conclusions that I get is critics about Datuk Seri Najib has been point out since his carrier as a politicians begins. For example:

"The support for najib were only because of a support for his father"

So, this is just my point of view, whatever happens, he is the Prime Minister now. Any cases involve with him, I will only said like Tun Dr Mahathir will said, "Give me proof".

For Prime Minister Najib, good luck with your work..... =)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

1 April

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3 months has passed and today, the first day of April. Don't know what to say, but this is my last month as a student. My 4 years of hardwork will finally be over. Well, not all over.. After this, I still has 3 months practical. I have applied about 15 places an up until now only get 1 reply. Still got one week left before the confirmation letter dateline.


That's all about my life in last month. Now, proceed with the blog announcement.

I have collected the materials I need for this month topic and issue, so.. stay tune guys. Due to some technical problems, the shoutbox still cannot be implemented this month, maybe its going to take a while.


And if there is anything, just leave the comment here or sent me an email at radin_com@yahoo.com


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