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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

KAMAL ATATURK, SAVIOUR OF TURKEY





Kamal introduced romanised spelling of the Turkish language to improve the education system.





Turkey aligned with Germany (Triple Entente) in WWI. At the ending of the war, Allied forces over ran Turkey.







The last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire abdicated at the Treaty of Sevres, 1920.

The Allied forces partitioned Turkey under British, France and Greek rule. 



Kamal Ataturk made a desperate plea to his people either die or put to shame under alien rule. The Turks rallied and fought against the foreign forces. By 1922, the crusaders were driven out of Turkey.


Ankara is the site of the mausoleum of Kamal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. The mausoleum which took 19 years to build, was dedicated on Nov. 10, 1953, the 15th anniversary of Ataturk's death.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WOMAN OF AUSTRONESIA - MARGARET MEAD











The South Pacific islands or Oceania (Malenesia, Micronesia and Polynesia) and the Malay Archipelago to the west constitute the vast Austronesia, the people of which have common origins eons ago.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

"WHAT THE FUCK," NAJIBUGIS RETORTED


"Who says that IS and others are gunning after me and my 2.6billion? Anyway, as a bugis warrior, I'm not the least afraid. What the fuck, bring them on."




















Saturday, October 24, 2015

SHAPE THE BODY ON SUNDAYS


Malaysia is blessed with mangosteen "The Queen of Fruits." It is truly  (Peninsular) Malaysia because it is endemic here. The tree of medium size prefers some shade and thus suitable for multi-tier orchard or agroforestry system.

The fruit juice is on the market because of medicinal value against diabetes and perhaps  to keep the body shapely. 




It is apomictic meaning that fruits develop without fertilisation. No male tree is to be found, females bear the fruits. Seeds are used for planting and take some 7 years to bear fruit. The fruits are exported to Japan, Canada and other countries.

Although grafting has been experimented to shorten the juvenile period but the trees tend to be droopy and low yield. More than a decade ago a Japanese commercial venture at Sungkai used grafts on seedlings for planting but failed because of unpredictable yield.


Mangosteen at a fruit market, Toronto. The stall keeper said that she was from Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. 





Friday, October 23, 2015

WHEN WOMEN MARCH MEN LOSE THEIR HEADS


Patriotic spirit. Female soldiers marching during a parade marking the 70th National Day in Hanoi, Vietnam. The parade involves the armed forces and civilians.

China.

MILF women fighters marching into Camp Darapanan in Mindanao.

Philippines, Arroyo Macapagal,  previous President.

Libya

Palestine

Sarawak, in the past.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

THE JUICE YOU SUCCOUR


The watermelon is a thirst quencher. Man has improved its fruit quality - juiciness, sweetness, seedless, colour, yield, disease tolerance etc through genetic manipulation conventionally or through biotechnology. 

Watermelon is a popular cash crop planted in the inter-rows of immature rubber or oil palm. It is an export item.

Nishimura showing the square, pyramid and heart-shaped watermelons at the Shibuya Nishimura luxury fruit in downtown Tokyo.





Children eating watermelons to welcome the solar term "beginning of autumn" at the Hongning Dancing School in Bozhou, east China's Anhui province. Watermelons or peaches are traditionally eaten before the "beginning of autumn," to bite away the "summer."