>> Sunday, September 26, 2010
I stayed in USA for a month few years back to visit my friends and during that I learned a little bit about the American lifestyles. My friend loved to drink pop that what they called carbonated drinks like Pepsi and Coke for examples.They really love to watch football and baseball games which are not really popular in most countries in the world but doing well in Japan and South Korea and hate soccer. My friend said it is a sissy game. Well, fortunately soccer is the most famous and popular sport in the world. The Super Bowl is the highlight of the game where two big winning teams from NFL and AFL meet at final to win the game. The Super Bowl is the most-watched television program in America. It was the time when the wardrobe malfunction by Janet Jackson's famous stint happened during a performance at Super Bowl, I do not know which year was that. I watched some of the popular shows on television and some of them to list were Jerry Springer Show, Judge Judy and The View. Jerry Springer Show is the wackiest show I ever seen on tv. Well it is not recommended for kids . You watch family, hilibilies, midgets, lesbians and gay fighting over money, love, relationship, stupid stuffs, etc and they actually have fist fight and hair pulling showed live on television. Jerry Springer is the mediator. Dang it, I just missed my favourite show on television today!
The Super Bowl Shuffle: The Bears (1985)
>> Saturday, September 25, 2010
>> Friday, September 24, 2010
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday the UN should investigate the "true reason" for the September 11 attacks as he defended a speech which implicated the US government in the atrocity.
"I did not pass a judgement, I simply made proposals for a humane solution to the problems that have risen as a result of 9/11," Ahmadinejad told a press conference.
"We also want to bring to your attention that hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our region were killed as a result of 9/11."
At a wide-ranging press conference in New York city where the World Trade Center once stood, Ahmadinejad made no attempt to pull back from the comments which President Barack Obama has called "hateful."
The Iranian leader called on the United Nations to investigate the 2001 attacks in which almost 3,000 people died, when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center, as well as the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
"I did not pass judgement, but don't you feel that the time has come to have a fact finding committee," Ahmadinejad said defending his speech.
"An event occurred, and under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up to now hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. Don't you feel that that excuse has to be revised," he said, referring to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq which followed the AL-Qaeda attack?
"Don't you feel that if a fact-finding mission was present from the start to explore the true reason behind September 11 that we would not see the catastrophe of Afghanistan and Iraq today?
"Why do you assume that all nations must accept what the US government tells them?"
The Iranian president told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that there was a theory that "some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist Regime.
"The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view," he said.
>> Monday, September 13, 2010
>> Sunday, September 12, 2010
Yesterday, it was September 11 and the ninth anniversary of the attack that struck the Twin Towers. It has been dominated by protests over a proposed New York mosque just two blocks from the sacred ground Zero and this year the event was politicised the most. One priest from Florida made Muslims all around the world including me, angry over his plan to burn the quran to mark the event. Fortunately he cancelled his plan after pressure by many people. I lauded the speech by Obama about right and freedom of every American to worship and practise the religion he/she chooses and America is not at war with Islam. The events included a ceremony for the family of 2752 victims that killed in the attacks. One of them a ritual of reading of the names of every person murdered. I feel sorry for the family and this made me wonder and feel sad too over more than 100,000 innocent Iraqi killed by the US attack as a result of September 11. Who is going to read their names in remembrance and if there were such ceremony took place, it would take more than a day to read their names. That did not include the Afghani people.
>> Sunday, September 5, 2010
I went to visit China Town alone without my friends.China town is located at the East side of Manhattan. I was felling a little bit scared and excited at the same time. We were was staying at the YMCA . What I heard it was dangerous taking the train alone by yourself especially at night time. There were lots stores and they extended to the storefronts and sidewalks, selling stuff like watches, souviniers and bags and you can always bargain. I accidently met a Malaysian who had emigrated to New York and started business there. Unfortunately I was just not in the mood and tired to take photos. So I left without any photos of China town and I regret it.