Thursday, March 26, 2009

Olive Riley (108-year-old): World's Oldest Blogger

Believed to have been the world's oldest blogger, australian woman Olive Riley began her blog The Life of Riley in February 2007 at the age of 107 and made her final post on 26 June 2008 from a nursing home in Woy Woy, New South Wales, complaining of a cough about two weeks before she died at the age of 108. She had posted over 70 entries, as well as several video posts on YouTube. Her blog (or "blob" as she called it) was inspired by her experience with documentary filmmaker Michael Rubbo who, in 2005, made a documentary about her titled All About Olive.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New 7 Wonders Of Nature - Vote for Mergui Archipelago

A frantic incoming message from my friend in Yangon, distrubed my evening musing.
It was Rahul, a dear online friend, and he was on a mission.
and our conversation;

Rahul: Hey! Bro...pls cast your vote at
Rahul: Let's vote for Mergui Archipelago at
Rahul: Pls vote for Mergui Archipelago
moelwin999: eh?
Rahul: Okie?
and also spread this info with your myanmar fri from S"pore
moelwin999: ok
I will put it on my blog
and face book page too
Rahul: Thx
moelwin999: where is it?
Rahul: What?
Mergui Archipelago?
in southern part of Myanmar..kawthaung
moelwin999: where do I vote for Mergui?
yeah I know that! I mean on the web page?

Rahul: Pls link to New 7 wonders of Nature.
moelwin999: ok found it
Rahul: there they'll be explanation step by step
moelwin999: ok here goes
Rahul: thx
moelwin999: ok

So now you are looking at it on my blog, and some notice i will put on my Facebook page too.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Extreme Sheep LED Art

Time and again you come across something that impresses you.
And here you can see that this really impresses me.
Not only because of all the sheep and stuff.
Not because of the originality of the idea.
But What impressed me was the will to turn it into reality.
For that they have my respect and a place on my blog!


The URL is here;

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the top of the World's Tallest Building

Watch the video. Surely worth the effort.

Then read, then you want to go to the website!

Burj Dubai
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Burj Dubai

Aerial view of Burj Dubai on October 26, 2008
September 21, 2004
Estimated completion
September 2009 (est.)[2]
818 m (2,684 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count
160 habitable floors[3]
Floor area
334,000 m2 (3,595,100 sq ft)
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Bill Baker at SOM[4]
TurnerSamsungBesixArabtecGrocon[5]Bauer AG[5]Middle East Foundations[5]Otis[5]Lerch Bates[5]Schmidlin[5]Al Naboodah[5]Laing O'Rourke[5]
Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. Construction began on September 21, 2004 and is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in September 2009.[1][2]
The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) development called "Downtown Dubai", at the "First Interchange" (aka "Defence Roundabout") along Sheikh Zayed Road at Doha Street. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006.[6][7] The architecture and engineering firm SOM is in charge of the project.[6] The primary builders are Samsung Engineering & Construction and Besix along with Arabtec.[8] Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction manager.[9]
The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion and for the entire new 'Downtown Dubai', US$20 billion.[10] Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached $4,000 per sq ft (over $43,000 per sq m) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for $3,500 per sq ft (over $37,500 per sq m).[11]

The official website:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Sideways Jiggy in Australia
Yeah that's the link that started off all this day dreaming.
I must say, it has been fun indeed!

I intend to win the two tickets and proceed way-down-there and to record my experience in perpetual electronic memory in the form of doing my Jiggy in all the prominent places of the Great State of Queensland. A sample of my jiggy is demo'ed below;

Yes this jiggy shall grace the main places of Queensland such as the Gold Coast, now I like the sound of that place! must be cool.
And then Brisbane for a little down-under urban jiggles so the Aussies can draw some inspiration in some moderate silly stuff.

It has been nearly 30 years since Australian soil has borne my weight. And now this competition will allow a second return, with my weight estimated to be at least 5 times more than the last time I left. I will travel the lands with my wife, probably in great embarrassment in having to be my camerawoman, to record the stories and jiggies of which the trip will result in.

Humanity is expected to become richer for my acts and experience.

No more need to be written here after viewing my video (in front of the great Shwedagon and U Wisara Pagodas of Yangon).

Come to think of it, a jiggy in front of the Sydney Opera House is called for too, I must say!
I will want to visit the war memorial in Melbourne too,
And perhaps to Canberra to visit the Parliament building and Duffy Primary School.