Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
It feels really insensitive to be blogging about what we did etc when the news are telling us about the horrors in Japan and also scaring me witless about the potential of radiation.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A tip for those yang nak pergi Australia. toksah lah beli those prepaid fun tickets. We ended up with a ticket for 4 attractions: Aquarium, Wildlife, Sydney Tower and Manly Ocean World. We did the Manly ocean world first, which involved going to Manly, out of Sydney. This was a good thing as it turned out as Manly is a really sweet suburb. Terbump into some Malaysian doctors who were here on conference and one of whom, was actually husband's student! While we were in Manly I bought (Hahaha sempat shoppeeng) two pair of cotton pants worth AUD80 , turun AUD10! Ok, so they are about 6 inches longer...never mind I will alter them when I get back.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Of course lah kan, once arrived in front of the tv....it was hard to get out again. Plus we were actually very very tired..the day before the kids had their sports day and spent the morning marching. (that could be why they weren't moaning too much with all the walking from one terminal to the other that we had to do yesterday) . We checked in at 6, at 9 pm we finally got off our butt to find dinner..and that was when we discovered GPS hates us.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Actually one of my children does homework without prompting. Dahlia. She will forgo mandi, makan etc until she finishes all her work. Someone who doesn't procrastinate??Where DOES she get it from? She was also the only one who turned down my offer(or my allowance) of them staying home. She wanted to go to school she said because she had a test. Eh?? Takkan Dahlia je yang ada test? Like the dad said- daya, you have a test, and the others don't? But it seems that was right.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Sunday, March 06, 2011
The Battle of the Trench (Arabic: غزوة الخندق; Transliteration: Ghazwah al-Khandaq) also known as Battle of Ahzab, Battle of the Confederates and Siege of Medina (Arabic: غزوة الاحزاب; Transliteration: Ghazwah al-Ahzab), was a fortnight-long siege of Yathrib (nowMedina) by Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the confederate armies is estimated around 10,000 men with six hundred horses and some camels, while the Median numbered 3,000. The battle began on March 31, 627.
The largely outnumbered defenders of Medina, mainly Muslims led by Islamic prophet Muhammad, opted to dig and fight the confederates from a trench. The trench together with Medina's natural fortifications rendered the confederate cavalry (consisting of horses and camels) useless, locking the two sides in a stalemate. Hoping to make several attacks at once, the confederates persuaded the Banu Qurayza to attack the city from the south. However, Muhammad's diplomacy derailed the negotiations, and broke up the confederacy against him. The well-organized defenders, the sinking of confederate morale, and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco.
The siege was a "battle of wits", in which the Muslims tactically overcame their opponents while suffering very few casualties. Efforts to defeat the Muslims failed, and Islam became influential in the region. As a consequence, the Muslim army besieged the neighbourhood of the Banu Qurayza tribe, leading to their unconditional surrender.
The defeat caused the Meccans to lose their trade and much of their prestige
The Battle of Hunain was fought between Muhammad and his followers against the Bedouin tribe of Hawazin and its subsection the Thaqif in 630 in a valley on one of the roads leading from Mecca to al-Ta'if. The battle ended in a decisive victory for the Muslims, who captured enormous spoils. The Battle of Hunayn is one of only two battles mentioned in the Qur'an by name, in Sura [Qur'an 9:25].
Friday, March 04, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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