EURO 2008 - Who will be the winner ?  

Posted by Kemauan in ,

Euro 2008 has kicked off on 7 June 2008 and the winner will be decided on 29 June 2008. A total of 16 teams are divided into 4 groups, A, B, C and D.

Group A consists of Switzerland, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Portugal. Group B consists of Austria, Croatia, Germany, and Poland. Group C consists of France, Italy, Netherlands, and Romania. Group D consists of Greece, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.

Who do you think will be the winner? Today Germany captain Michael Ballack got his first goal of the 2008 European Championship to lift his country into the quarterfinals and tonight Italy will meet France. This match must be an exciting match because both of team are big team. It likes a rematch of the 2006 World Cup final and the 2002 European Championship final, but with very different consequences. Wanna see this match? Maybe you guys can go to sleep earlier and wake up at 1.45 to watch this :-) ...

Iowa has declared 54 counties disaster areas  

Posted by Kemauan in ,

There is a big disaster that happened right now in Iowa USA. Tornadoes killed four people at a Boy Scout camp in Iowa and two others in Kansas as more than 30 twisters ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Thursday, 12th June 2008.

The tornado was one of more than 30 reported late Wednesday moving across eastern Kansas into Nebraska, Iowa and into Minnesota, according to Storm Prediction Center.

The tornadoes were accompanied by baseball-sized hail and vicious winds, and came in addition to rampant flooding that has forced hundreds from their homes in Iowa.

That's why Iowa has declared 54 counties disaster areas due to damage from the flooding and tornadoes.

Meanwhile, today in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia there was an earthquake with 5.3 SR at 12:19 pm (West Indonesia Time) and before that the earthquake also happened in Ambon, Maluku with 5.2 SR.

Does it mean the end of the world closer and closer ?

Xiao Cheng Gu Shi (Teresa Teng)  

Posted by Kemauan in ,

Saturday memories ... Ever heard about Teresa Teng songs ? Maybe you know about this song, see and listen and also sing with this lyrics :)

xiǎochéng gùshi duō
chōngmǎn xǐ hé lè
ruòshì nǐ dào xiǎochéng lái
shōuhuò tèbié duō

kànsì yī fú huà
tīng xiàng yī shǒu gē
rénshēng jìngjiè zhēn-shàn-měi
zhèlǐ yǐ bāokuò

tán di tán shuō di shuō
谈的谈 说的说
xiǎochéng gùshi zhēn bùcuò
qǐng nǐ di péngyou yīqǐ lái
xiǎochéng lái zuòkè

Computer Service  

Posted by Kemauan in

One day in a computer store, a gentleman call in with a smoking power supply. The service representative was having a bit of trouble convincing this guy that he had a hardware problem.

Service Rep: Sir, something has burned within your power supply.

Customer: I bet that there is some command that I can put into the AUTOEXEC.BAT file that will take care of this.

Service Rep: There is nothing that software can do to help you with this problem.

Customer: I know that there is something I can put in... some command... maybe it should go into the CONFIG.SYS.

..After a few minutes of going round and round..

Service Rep: Okay, I am not supposed to tell anyone this but there is a hidden command in some versions of DOS that you can use. I want you to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT and add the last line as C:DOSNOSMOKE and reboot your computer.

.. and then the customer try to do this..

Customer: It is still smoking.

Service Rep: I guess you'll need to call Microsoft and ask them for a patch for the NOSMOKE.EXE.

..The customer then hung up. But he calls back a few hours later!..

Service Rep: Hello, Sir, how is your computer?

Customer: I called Microsoft and they said that my power supply is incompatible with their NOSMOKE.EXE and that I need to get a new one. I was wondering when I can have that done and how much it will cost....

Balance Eggs on end during Spring Equinox  

Posted by Kemauan in ,

There is one natural phenomenon, when raw eggs can stand, that happened in the day of 5th in moth of 5th on lunar calendar every year that will be happened in 8 June 2008 this year, it means this next Sunday - REMEBER IT, DON'T MISS IT ! :)

The astronomers usually call it "Vernal Equinox", that's the first day of spring. "Equinox" means, literally, "equal night." As the tilt of the earth's axis changes throughout the year, lengthening or shortening the days according to season and hemisphere, there are two times annually when day and night are of equal duration: the spring and autumnal equinoxes.
This phenomenon known as "Twan Yang" feast day on Lunar calendar ( when the sun shine brightest / The Day of Life), there is " peh cun" legend also on that day, when people eat Ba Cang ( dialectal etymology Fujian; Ba Cang made of rice and pork wrapped with bamboo leaf and bound with red ribbon)
But actually -this is the secret- you can stand a raw egg everytime you want :) , because this phenomenon is only a bad astronomy, let's say it is because the Sun's gravity "lines up with Earth's", draw a line between the center of the Earth and the Sun, and you'll see that at any time, someplace on the Earth is on that line! If there is any validity to this solar balance claim, then certainly it negates the Spring Equinox claim.
So if you want to try, don't forget to prepare a raw egg, don't keep in refrigerator, and good luck :)