27 December 2006

Internet Down

I can't connect to many international sites today. See The Star about World Wide Wait. So, my photo at photobucket photo hosting can't be view. Manage to access this site very s-l-o-w like s-n-a-i-l !....This was caused by earthquake in Taiwan at about 2 a.m. MYT on December 27,2006 and causes submarine cable to be interrupt. Malaysia and other South East Asia countries depend on this cables.

Anyway, "Selamat Hari Raya Qurban", time for sacrifice; Let sacrifice your internet for a few days. ;-)
and "Happy New Year!"

22 December 2006

Cameron Highland - GPS - Trip profiles

My trip was recorded using GPSr (Holux 236B) placed at the car's dash board, and connected to PDA (HP 4700) via blue tooth. The PDA was continuously charge with USB car charger. It always picked up 6-8 satellites reception. With Garmin Que & GPSProxy 2.2a software installed in my PDA, tracklogs of 1 second interval was recorded.

So, as you can see from the screen captured of the Track Properties below, my tracks start at 7:10am on 17/12/06 (sunday). My home altitude is at 142 meters above sea level.

I choose the shortest route, ie via Frazer Hill Gap - Kuala Kubu Baru - Kerling - Kalumpang and enter the North-South High Way at Tanjung Malim.

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"Jalan ular kena palu": - by taking this route, we have to negotiate numerous sharp bends. Before long my daughter and sons taking turn asking me to stop - to vomit. My other half grumbling - "ngapa tak bawa ubat muntah?". I forget to bring tablet stemetil, anti emetic to stop motion sickness. What a poor forgetful doc!. The road become straight by the time we reach Kuala Kubu Baru. Screen captured below shows the place Sir Henry Gurney, British High Commissioner in Malaya, is assassinated on Gap road to Fraser's Hill by Siew Ma and the members of the Communist Party of Malaya - 6th October 1951.

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After a stoped over at Tapah R & R for refreshment and refueling, we took the easiest route to Cameron Highland through Simpang Pulai. Arrived at Strawberry Park 12:55pm, still to early for check in.
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So, we proceed to explore the place, took some photo and went to the stalls and farm at the junction of Strawberry Park access road. The farm called Kajimanis Strawberry Farm, where we bought some strawberries. You can't pick the fruit yourself at that farm. Also bought a few T-shirts with strawberry and Cameron logo/pictures from an Indian stall.

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Highest points,

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Vertical Profile:
Here you see the cross section of the routes that we have taken.
From Raub we traveled for 291km, through 3 peaks - Frazer Hill and Camerons. The highest elevation was at 1647 meter. Gunung Brincang is at over 2000 meter.

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Rose Valley/Garden:

Every thing about roses

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A Few Words About Roses

Types of Roses

Make any landscape design stand out with the most colorful of rose types. Floribunda roses are bushy shrubs and produce flower clusters of three to 15

Hybrid Tea
One of the most popular rose types, hybrid teas are upright bushes that generally produce one flower per stem. Blooms have a high-center point. Many varieties reveal a beautiful fragrance.

A grandiflora is a cross between a floribunda and a hybrid tea. This rose grows up to six feet tall and produces classic hybrid tea flower clusters.

Shrub & Landscape
Coming in all shapes and sizes, shrub and landscape roses work well in any landscape. Landscape roses grow close to the ground, like ground cover, and have a very spreading habit.

Climbing roses help dress up any garden, usually growing on a trellis or a fence. These roses have long, arching canes with numerous flowers that can cover walls, pillars or any other type of supporting structure.

Miniature roses are the smallest of rose plants, growing anywhere from six inches to two feet tall. This rose type is hardy, flowers continuously and is perfect for container gardening.

Tree Roses
Tree roses are made up of a hardy root stock grafted to a long stem that is, in turn, grafted to a rose bush at the top of the stem. The tree rose is a lovely addition to the garden, but extra care is needed to insure its survival over winter.

Rose Colour and its Related Symbolism

A rose in Cameron Highlands in full bloom.Although preference for rose colour is pretty much up to individual taste, and usually we just go for red because it is the common colour chosen. Just for fun though, the list below shows the connection between the colour of rose and its supposedly symbolized meaning. If however your sweetheart gives you the wrong colour, don't fret though. After all it just a human invention probably passed on over as tradition through the ages, so try not to give this symbolism thing too much thought.

    Color Symbolism
  • Red - Love, respect
  • Deep Pink - Gratitude, appreciation
  • Light Pink - Admiration, sympathy
  • White - Reverence, humility
  • Yellow - Joy, gladness
  • Orange - Enthusiasm, desire
  • Red and Yellow - Gaiety, joviality
  • Yellow - Sociability, friendship

Article from: AARS website

21 December 2006

Cameron Highland

Ok, friends here is the photo album about our recent visit to Cameron Highland.

I visited Cameron Highland in 1976 (30 years ago) with a group of SMSP student librarians, accompanied by Mr. Steve Wagner (peace corp. teacher). We stayed at a hostel that look like an army camp with arch zinc roof at a valley in from of Catholic Convent school.That place is long gone. Now we were fortunate to stay at Strawberry Park Resort, a 4 star hotel!.

14 December 2006


I will be going for holiday this week end. Phew... my youngest son already grumble...
"sunat sunat" ... never ending "sunat" I have hit over 100+ circumcision, and will stop this 16th Dec. and will go uphill for much deserve break.

I'll tell more about my stay at this resort in my next update.

04 December 2006

Circumcision Mishap

There was reported case of accidental penis amputated from local newspaper yesterday.
Here the report from english paper,
and from malay newspaper

Gland Penis partial or total amputation should not occur if the Medical Assistant or Doctor properly visualize the gland penis (head of penis) during the circumcision procedure.
That why the dorsal slip method is advise compare to guillotine - where the fore skin of penis is cut by knife ala infamous killing technique in France Revolution - (pulling the foreskin forward and cutting off the part extending beyond the glans, the amount of skin removed depends on the tension he exerts).

There are many new technique using clamp of various names.

Our local "Tok Mudim" is using those guillotine method, but I have never heard of amputation complication except for wound infection, bleeding and late wound healing.

Here are another examples of old article from Massachusetts Lawyer's weekly about circumcision mishap. This is another case.

*** The above picture is a Dorsal-slit-and-side-cuts technique, the amount depends on doctor arbitrary choice of a line. The penis may be left totally bareheaded or partially covered. Working freehand, the doctor may or may not remove the frenulum and will leave a varying amount of the mucous inner lining.

01 December 2006

My speed 483568.3 km/h

This Dashboard screen captured of Navitel Navigator 2 shows how I drove my old Camry recently. Despite the average and max speed of 6 figures I never get booked.
That was because the police didn't have time to record it.
At 483568.3 km/h, I'm just a flash of light to him.

BTW, the speed of sound is 344 m/s (1238 km/h or 770 mph),
and speed of light is 1,079,252,848.8 km/h

So, I'm at Mach 390 ! WOW!!

25 November 2006

Khatan (Circumcision) Update

Hi Friends !

School holiday is khatan time for muslim boys.

For khatan video clip please scroll down bellow.

23 November 2006

Slide Show

Pics taken during recent raya holiday(using Nokia N70).

20 November 2006

Navitel GPS in Malay?

>>>>Quote from Noah (Malsingmaps Councilor) said in forum "Cool! I'll do the translation to Malay and put the license up as a prize for the highest commiter for ECR. Is that okay, GPS_Moldova? Pray"

Wow ! what an exciting development!

18 November 2006

Navitel in 3D ?

Look like Navitel developer now testing their 3 D version. I hope to get the beta version for testing, but they said it to early to release it.

More info click here

Makkah Map

Makkah map taken from Google Earth

Hajj vaccination

Pilgrims are advice to take the influenza vaccination for added protection during the winter at Makkah and Medina.

Now is Hajj time again...

Labbaika Allaahumma labbaik,
labbaika laa syariika laka labbaik,
innal hamda wan-ni'mata laka wal-mulka, laa syariikalak.

(Saya penuhi panggilan-Mu, ya Allah saya penuhi,
saya penuhi panggilan-Mu, tidak sekutu bagi-Mu,
saya datang memenuhi panggilan-Mu, sesungguhnya segala puji,
nikmat, dan kekuasaan milik-Mu, tidak sekutu bagi-Mu).

16 November 2006

Khatan (Circumcision)

Anak saya berkhatan pada November 2004. Tok Mudin - Ayahnya.

Hukum berkhatan:
Ulama berbeza pendapat tentang kedudukan hukum berkhatan. Menurut Imam Shafie, Imam Malik dan Hambali, berkhatan bagi lelaki hukumnya wajib, berdasarkan firman Allah S.W.T dalam Al_Quran surah al-Nisa' ayat 125 dan hadis Rasullah S.A.W. "Potonglah rambut jahiliah dan berkhatanlah". {H.R. Ahmad dan Abu Daud}.
Namun menurut Mazhab Hanafi, hukumnya adalah sunat berdasarkan sabda nabi: "Khatan hukumnya sunat bagi lelaki dan kehormatan (makrumah) bagi perempuan {H.R. Muslim}.

[Ref:Ensiklofedia Islam Untuk Pelajar - vol 3, page 97]

Nabi Ibrahim AS berkhatan ketika berusia 80 tahun. Beliau khatankan Nabi Ismail AS pada usia
13 dan Nabi Ishaq AS pada usia 7 tahun. Ada riwayat mengatakan Rasulullah SAW dilahirkan
sudah berkhatan dan ada juga riwayat mengatakan baginda dikhatan oleh Malaikat Jibrail.

Hikmah dan kelebihan berkhatan:
• Berkhatan merupakan asas daripada kebersihan dan merupakan syariat Islam perlu
• Menyempurnakan tuntutan syarak yang sesuai dengan sunnah Nabi Ibrahim AS dan
Rasulullah SAW. Sebagai usaha ke arah kebersihan diri untuk mengabdikan diri pada
Allah SWT.
• Sering digunakan sebagai perbezaan antara orang Islam dan bukan Islam.
• Dari aspek kesihatan, ia boleh mendatangkan kebersihan pada kemaluan, mencantikkan
bentuk dan merangsang syahwat
• Menjaga kesihatan tenaga batin serta memelihara diri dari dihinggapi penyakit kelamin.
• Mengandungi hikmah yang besar di sebalik yang dilihat oleh mata kerana ajaran Islam
yang lengkap dan murni, setiap yang disuruh pasti mengandungi makna yang mendalam

15 November 2006

Navitel Navigator 2 & Open Source software

There are lively discussion about Navitel Navigator and open source GPS software in

Please read the software review by Noah (our Malsingmaps Councilor) who is champion in open source.

14 November 2006

My Nokia N70

Bought this Nokia N70 yesterday.

12 November 2006

Navitel Navigator

This is the 'about map' screen - this ECR.ntm is for East Cost of Penisular Malaysia.
The mapper is Noah aka Nik Nizan - this ECR map is now open source.

This screen captured of points of interest (POI) at around Raub town.

Dashboard screen shows all the parameters - speed, positions etc.

Just play / testing the Navitel GPS software today.
For more info, click here.

11 November 2006

Pocket Islam

This is the main screen of Pocket Islam software.
You can this free software here.

This is the setup menu, and all the parameters for Raub, my home town. You can get all those longitude and latitude from GPS or from the atlas or search the internet.

This is the prayer time menu. You have to fine tune and adjust the setting according to your town prayer time. I get my prayer time daily my email: jkmmufti@tm.net.my

There is the example;
Assalamualaikum xxxxx@XXXXX.com

Waktu Solat bagi kawasan Raub pada 16-11-2006

Tarikh : 16-Nov-2006
Hari : Khamis
Kawasan : Raub
Subuh : 5:39
Syuruk : 6:59
Zohor : 12:59
Asar : 16:21
Maghrib : 18:56
Isyak : 20:09

Waktu Solat ini disahkan tepat oleh Persatuan Falak Syarie Negeri Melaka.

Terima Kasih.

Laman Web Falak Melaka:

This the azan and reminder menu. You can adjust how long the time for Pocket Islam to remind you. I set mine to remind me 15 minutes before prayer time. The reminder is any tone or wav file that you like. The Al-Quraan recited before azan can also be adjust. Like my example above, 5 minutes Quran recited before azan.

The setting for azan. You have 5 different azans for all those prayer. Pocket Islam supply you with 2 azan sample, the subuh/ fajr and the other prayers azan. You can download the azan collection from SmartNet Wireless site above.

Thank you to SmartNet Wireless people who develop this excellent software.
JazakaAllah Khairan. This is an excellent program I hope Allah reward you for every ‎word we listen to from the Quran and each time the prayer reminder remind us. Words ‎are not enough to thank you.

Coronary Heart Disease

Alfatihah !

My beloved mother passed away on 19 Jan 2006, one week after Aidul Adha in Hospital University Petaling Jaya.

After angiogram investigation at Glennagles Intan Ampang, which shown she suffered from multiple coronary arteries blockage. At her age (67) and her frail body her only option was medical treatment. She was treated by cardiologists at Institut Jantung Negara.

Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat Allah, amin!

Masjidil Haram & Firdaus Makkah Hotel

Nite view of Al-Haram Mosque from my window of 7th floor Firdaus Makkah Hotel - 30th January 2003

Masjidil Haram at Night

Masjidil Haram

this hotel building near the Masjidil Haram is not there any more
Hotel Firdaus Makkah

 These two pictures by Archiaston Musamma - taken at PBase

My New Hobby

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based positioning and navigation system owned and operated by US DoD (Department of Defense). Access is free for all users and the service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. GPS is an all weather system that works anywhere in the world. GPS can give an instantaneous, real-time position to within approximately 10m using a single handheld receiver.
Click here for more info.

GPS Reviever antena
This is external antenna for my Holux GPSr,
it makes better GPS signals reception.

Holux GPS reviever

This is GPS Receiver Holux Slim236B which
I bought online from EastGear Singapore.

I started my new hobby on 25 Sept. 06.
It is about GPS. I use my PDA (iPAQ 4700 + Holux Slim286B (BT GPS receiver)
Here is the web:-

MalSing Map Logo

You can get free Malaysia map there.