South Korea ferry disaster

Hundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized and sank in South Korea.

The ship sent a distress signal around 9am KST, April 16, and sank in two hours.

There’re conflicting numbers, four confirmed dead, 260-290 people unaccounted for.

My thought goes to the victims and families. Hope there’re some miracles.

Thai commercial – Unsung Hero

A recent commercial for Thai Life Insurance. Being charitable is commendable but shouldn’t go beyond your means, that’s what I always believe.

The intention is nice but there’re so many wrongs in the short film, e.g. if he saved the fried chicken he fed the strayed dog he could have sent the kid to school a lot sooner; and the flower pot doesn’t solve much problem, that water need to be fixed.

Malaysia Airlines MH370

Condolences to the families of the passengers and crew on board of MH370 flight.

Malaysia’s prime minister announced late Monday that the plane, which has been missing since March 8, had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

The conclusion came via data and analysis from UK satellite firm Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

There are still many questions unanswered. Hope the plane could be found soon to provide proper closure for the victims and families.

Real Madrid signs Japanese wonderkid

Spanish football giant Real Madrid has signed a nine-year-old Japanese Takuhiro Nakai (into their youth team). Takuhiro is the club’s first Japanese (youth) player; their arch rival Barcelona also signed a Japanese kid last year.

Takuhiro was already a Youtube sensation prior to the signing, above is a one of the viral videos showing his skills when he was around six or seven of age.

Saudi King helps world’s heaviest man

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has intervened to help a man who has become one of the heaviest people in the world. The king ordered Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari, who weighs 1,345 pounds (610kg) and is unable to move by himself, be transferred (using forklifts, air force jets etc.) to the country’s capital Riyadh to undergo treatment.

According to Guinness World Records, the record weight for a living person is held by Manuel Uribe from Mexico, who weighed 1,235 pounds (560kg) in 2006. After making a television appeal for help, his weight in March 2012 had fallen to 980 pounds.