Saturday, August 22, 2009

Istanbul series - Day 4

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Boshorus + Golden Horn Cruise & The Dolmabache Palace - Istanbul - Day 4

The 4th day of my Istanbul Adventure.
Mom and me decided to take a cruise on the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
So our journey began early in the morning starting at the jetty getting on a private boat.

The first monument we saw was the Suleymaniye Camii
unfortunate we didn't visit it because it was closed due to restoration.

It was a really cool yet SUNNY day.
I got sunburned by the time I got back to the hotel.
But it doesn't stop me from cam-whoring under the sun. :P

The we got a glimpsed of the Galata Tower.
It use to be an apex of the fortifications surrounding the Genoese citadel of Galata.
Now its a restaurant and cafe and the top of the tower providing a marvelous view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
Then we passed by the Dolmabache Palace and a few other monumental palaces.
After that we passed under the Bosphorus bridge.

We then passed the Rumeli Fortress.

And this is the view of the Bosphorus bridge from the Golden Horn.
After the cruise mom and me went to for lunch and then we visit the Dolmabache Palace and the Harem. When we got there we were just in time for the changing of the guards.

This is the Dolmabache palace gate.
The changing of the guards.
From the garden view of the Dolmabache Palace.

Unfortunately we weren't able to take any pictures inside of the palace but walking in there just makes me feel like a princess. ^^
Do click on the link above you can get a glimpse on what it looks like inside from wikipedia.

And the last picture taken by an Indian couple from London. Well the husband was taking the picture the wife was sitting with us posing in front of the exit.

Mom and me took a break on the 5th day because we were tired for 4 days non stop of sight seeing. Well up next the 6th day Istanbul - Tokapi Palace, The Bascillica Citern, The Gulhane Park and around the old city.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Under construction...

Sorry for the messy layout...
My blog is revamping so its under construction...

Sorry for the inconvenience....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Justice for Gary Leon Robert web

From RIP Gary Leon Robert (we miss you)

Dear fans, please spread this address to everyone you know.

Both locally & international to create awareness & ensure this won't happen again.

Be a member.

Ask them to spread too.

Go to

Put it as shout out on Facebook, Friendster, Twitter, Blogs, etc.

Please and thank you!

Facebook's morning blurness!

My friend Aaron Ho has been classified as a "HER" on facebook.
[by the way Aaron is a guy!]
And I thought I was blur this morning in uni! LOL

Thursday, August 6, 2009

French 101... Lol

Well last tuesday it was week 2 class of french 101...
So we were given a task to create a short simple dialog on what we have learned and to present it in front of the class.

When it was Fatin's and Syafiq's turn, their dialog sounded like this...

Fatin: Bonsoir! Comment allez vous?
(Good Evening, How are you?)
Syafiq: Bonsoir! Ja vai ca va. Merci Et vous?
(Good evening, I am fine. Thank you. And you?)
Fatin: Ja vai tre bien. Vous vous appellez comment?
(I am very well. What is you name?)

[while all of us was listening so attentively and the silence broke when...]

Syafiq: HUH??? APA DIA???? *looking confused*

out of blurness he spontaneously spoke back in Malay! and syafiq didn't realize it till we told him. LoL


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It just doesn't make sense! It doesn't seem right on Gary's death!

It just doesn't make sense how Gary died due to dehydration.
It just doesn't seem right.

It is said by the Shah Alam mayor that Gary has received the best treatment possible from the civil defense department when he collapse. Well IF IT DID HAPPEN HE WOULDN'T HAVE ENDED UP DEAD. If he was going to leave the medic camp they should have stopped him knowing that he's not well enough to leave. Clearly he wasn't well enough to even move unless someone carried him.

And if it is dehydration, he would have shown signs when he collapsed and I'M SURE measure would have been taken to keep him hydrated IF HE WAS GIVEN MEDICAL CARE.

It is clear that he collapsed at the finishing line and to end up at a waste dump site at the basement tunnel of the stadium is just ridiculous! The medic camp and the waste dump site is clearly stated isn't near at all. IF HE WAS WELL ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE MEDIC CAMP.
The first thing a normal person would do is to get to their friends first and to get their belongings. Its common sense.
How can he actually wonder off? Who actually saw him wondering off?

Does the plot seem right to you?

Here are some articles from the Malay mail on Gary's death.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Updates on Gary Leon Robert - news report

The following is the news report in Malay, over at mStar Online (click here). For those who can’t read Malay, here are some key points translated from the news report:

  • A student from the Universiti Tenaga National (Uniten) who was reported missing after participating in the Adidas King of the Road Marathon yesterday (Sunday) was found dead in a tunnel at the Shah Alam Stadium today (Monday).
  • Gary Leon Robert was one of the the 10,000 participants in the run which was held by the Shah Alam City Council with the cooperation of Adidas Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • The body was found in the stadium’s tunnel at about 1.05 p.m. with help of police dogs, according to Shah Alam District Head of Police, ACP Noor Azam Jamaluddin.
  • The search was mobilized on Monday morning after Gary’s father lodged a missing persons report at about 4 p.m. Sunday at the Police HQ in Shah Alam.
  • Initial examination found injuries to the chest and lips and the body was send to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for a post-mortem.
  • The student was reported missing right after the race by a friend of his and the organizers immediately searched the stadium grounds and race checkpoints to no avail.
  • A search by City Council enforcers on Sunday night and Monday morning failed to yield any trace of the student.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Rest in Peace Gary Leon Robert

For Gary Leon Robert,

A talent, smart and a kind friend who have gone back to the Lord too soon.
You will be remembered in our hearts and in our minds.

Gary Leon Robert was last seen on the stretcher due to over exhaustion in the stadium being stretched to the medic camp. He fainted shortly after he ran the whole course 22km in the Adidas Kings of The Road 2009 @ Stadium Shah Alam on Sunday, 2nd August 2009 and went missing mysteriously after 10am.
His family couldn't make a police report because it wasn't 24 hours yet.
Earlier today I found out that he was found in the stadium's basement covered with rubbish, his face bruised and had passed away.

For those who did this to you they will pay!
God is Great... Justice will be served!

To Gary Leon Robert's Family my deepest condolences.
Our prayers are with Gary and with you.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Istanbul series - Day 3