Went to Putrajaya last Wednesday (August 22) with KC to see the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition (MIFC). Australia was the team in action. It’s difficult to get decent photos for fireworks; I recorded a video instead…
Archives for August 2007
Popular South Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo goes bare-chested and shows why he is often dubbed as the nation’s sexiest man.
Thought to be the first McDonald’s restaurant when I posted the original article… but it’s actually a museum in Des Plaines modelled after the first branch opened by McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc in 1955. Image by Sgtfun.
The first McDonald’s restaurant was actually opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, in 1948.
The Des Plaines outlet was the ninth but the first in collaboration with Ray Kroc, thus it’s often regarded to be the beginning of the modern McDonald’s franchise that exist today. More McDonald’s history on wiki.
Zhang started her journey from Sanya, China’s southernmost city, and took 55 days to reach Beijing City. Her father accompanied her all the way on a bicycle.
Nicknamed the Little Magic Deer, Zhang first caught attention in January 2007 when she spent 17 days on an 840-kilometre long run around Hainan Island.
The effort came with a price though… as the young kid has to undergo rigorous training. Many netizens have urged her father, Zhang Jianmin, to give up his strict regimen, which they fear would inflict pain on the physically immature girl.
It’s up for debate whether her father is doing the right thing, but from the pic it seems the little Zhang was enjoying her run. It’s an amazing feat nonetheless.
Korean pop star BoA’s Japanese blog has been a hit since its launching in June 2007. She frequently updates the blog, introducing Korean food and culture to her Japanese fans with some lovely pics… and the fans are loving it.
[Update] The blog is no longer accessible, unfortunately.
Kwon Boa series – Next: BoA receives Young Contemporary Artist Award