What’s up, September 2013!


The month of August concluded with a very festive Independence Day celebration. At night of 30th August (Merdeka Eve), countdown celebration to Malaysia’s 56th Independence Day was held in major hotspots in the country, with the highlight this year being at Putrajaya, the country’s administrative capital. At the same time, the Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition returned and was launched open at the same night. And the first country to perform is none other than our country, Malaysia in a 25-minute pyrotechnics display accompanied with music synchronisation. The first few minutes was shown live on television and I did watched it at my home while listening to the loud fireworks noise from KLCC just few kilometres away from my home.

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(Image source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/08/31/Remain-united-to-defend-sovereignty-Independence-did-not-come-easy-and-should-be-preserved-says-PM.aspx)

This year, the competition will see performances from six participating countries; China, United States, South Korea, France, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. The competition will be held on August 30th and 31st, September 13th, 14th and 15th, and October 2nd. If you love to watch beautiful fireworks display, this event is not to be missed. To check out for more details; here’s the website: http://www.pyrobeatfestival.com/. There is no official Merdeka countdown celebration organized at Dataran Merdeka this year, but the square was still crowded with people gathered to enjoy the night. Nevertheless, the National Day parade was still held yesterday’s morning at the historic square.

Now, here came September 2013. What’s coming on this particular month? Ahh, the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session will be held early this month which will decide the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. It’s battle between Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain) and Tokyo (Japan). Which country do you think will win the bid to host the world’s largest sporting event? Malaysia earlier decided to bid for the games in 2020 as a symbol of our country having reached developed nation status and capable of hosting such enormous games, but later cancelled out. Reason; financing problem again, and always says not ready. The money all gone to? You know.

Another major thing coming up on this September would be something particularly on me and my blog only. Why? Hmm…my blog would be celebrating its 5th birthday by end of this month. Wow…couldn’t believe that my blog here is going to be 5 years old already. In conjunction with that, the blog’s header for the month would be designed specifically to mark my blog’s 5th anniversary. I find the visual looks awesome! (you can see a copy of the blog’s header image below – click on it for larger version). 

September 2013 blog header

 

This 5 years issue must be nothing for you, but it’s something I’m very happy of as this blog on which I have put my full effort on it has come to this far. In the end, let’s hope everything goes well and smooth on this month. Last but not least, there is one public holiday we can enjoy for this month. That’s Malaysia Day that falls on 16th September, and it’s Monday. Awesome!

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