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Chinese in the mainland China is hardly known for their english speaking ability or fondness to the language. But by doing so, this blogger named Wang Daiyu makes the quality content of his blog readable to the whole world. The blog got the honor as Best Asian Blog by Brass Crescent 2008. Congrats for that Wang Daiyu. Well Deserved and Keep it up!

I'm grateful for that. Also I'm grateful to Indonesian bloggers who do the same thing. Let your blog readable and accessible accross ocean and continents by blogging in English.

US Blocks UN Statement Calling for Gaza Cease-Fire

Jan. 3: US Blocks UN Statement Calling for Gaza Cease-Fire

UNITED NATIONS — The United States late Saturday blocked approval of a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel and expressing concern at the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.

U.S. deputy ambassador Alejandro Wolff said the United States saw no prospect of Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, abiding by last week's council call for an immediate end to the violence. Therefore, he said, a new statement at this time "would not be adhered to and would have no underpinning for success, would not do credit to the council."

France's U.N. Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert, the current council president, announced that there was no agreement among members on a statement. But he said there were "strong convergences" among the 15 members to express serious concern about the deteriorating situation in Gaza and the need for "an immediate, permanent and fully respected cease-fire." Bookmark Button

I have never used bookmark button right after each post, because the task has been nicely performed by Feedburner's Feedflare. But of late, I saw the Feedflare is no longer work. I don't know why.

So from today, I put the Addthis drop-down bookmark button which will show after each post. If you want to put it in your own blog, copy and paste the following code and see the live demo below every post of this blog:

<!-- AddThis Bookmark Button BEGIN -->
<script type='text/javascript'>
addthis_url = &#39;<data:post.url/>&#39;;
addthis_title = &#39;<data:post.title/>&#39;
addthis_pub = &#39;&#39;;
</script><script src='' type='text/javascript'/>

The code can be put in a self-hosted wordpress and It cannot be installed in

The idea of putting the Addthis bookmark button is to enable visitors to save a particular article or post into a social bookmarking services such as facebook, google,, yahoo buzz,, etc.

If you run a self-hosted wordpress, you may use a Addthis bookmark plugin. I should remind you, however, that installing too much plugins is not good as far as server load is concerned (unless you're using a dedicated server). Avoid using plugins unless it's really necessary.

How to Install in Blogspot

1. After login -> Layout -> Edit HTML.
2. Copy and paste the given code above after (below) the following code:

<div style='clear: both;'/> <!-- clear for photos floats -->

For self-hosted wordpress, you can put it anywhere in the loop as you want it to appear. I think, putting the code in the post.php area is good idea.

Microsoft: Windows 7 and IE8

According to 23 tests comparing the 32-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3, the upcoming version of Windows will be more efficient.

3 people killed, buildings damaged in Indonesia's earthquakes

AP has this report:

A series of powerful earthquakes at dawn killed at least three people and injured dozens more in remote eastern Indonesia on Sunday, cutting power lines and badly damaging buildings.

A 7.6-magnitude quake struck at 4:43 a.m. local time (1943 GMT) about 85 miles (135 kilometers) from Manokwari, Papua, at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Agency said. It was followed by a strong 7.5 aftershock.

Three bodies were found including a 10-year-old girl, hospital director Hengky Tewu told The Associated Press.

Worldwide protest at Israel's Gaza offensive

iPeople around the world, including in Euruope, condemn the excessive Israeli Gaza offensive. So far as US still blind-support it, Israel will lend a deft ear:

Thousands of chanting, banner-waving demonstrators marched in cities across Europe on Saturday to demand a halt to Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip.

Interesting to see even the British, who gave the land of Palestine to Israel, are holding mass Rally come to Times Square to protests fighting in Gaza Strip

Other Israeli-Palestinian conflict developments:

Israeli troops launch ground attack in Gaza
Thousands in Canada protest Israel's Gaza assault
San Francisco rally protests Israel's Gaza action
Gaza protesters throw shoes at Downing Street

Email Spam

This is a sample of email spam or junk email that could easily cheat those who are new to internet world:

From: mariam coulibaly
Subject email: Hello Dearest One

Dear Sir,

Please Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your profile and name though a sarching web i prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person that I can do business with and by the recommendation , I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business .

I am Mariam Coulibaly the only daughter of late Mr.and Mrs.Muhammed Coulibaly My father was former Director of finance Sierra-Leone diamond,Gold and mining corporation, in Free Town , the economic capital of Sierra Leon, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .While my mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on october 2006 in a private hospital in Free Town Sierra Leon.

And he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of Nine Million, United State Dollars. US($12,800.000.00) left in fixed /suspense account in one of the prime bank in Abidjan the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire,that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business ssociates.

That incase he die I should move out of the country down to Cote d' Ivoire where he made the deposit to seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose after my education such as real estate management or hotel management.I am living in Cote D'Ivoire since 3months now.

Dear I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways,To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to,To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years and To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country while you will be take care of investing this money.

Moreover, Dear, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within Seven (7) days you signify interest to assist me.Please,get back to me if you are interested

Anticipating to hear from you soon.

Thanks and God blessing.

From Miss Mariam Coulibaly

NOTE:Please kindly get back to me immediately you recieve this message
i am now in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire where the money was deposited.

Info and definition on email spam from wikipedia:

E-mail spam, also known as junk e-mail, is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail. A common synonym for spam is unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE). Definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk. "UCE" refers specifically to unsolicited commercial e-mail.

E-mail spam has steadily, even exponentially grown since the early 1990s to several billion messages a day. Spam has frustrated, confused, and annoyed e-mail users. Laws against spam have been sporadically implemented, with some being opt-out and others requiring opt in e-mail. The total volume of spam (over 100 billion emails per day as of April 2008[update]) has leveled off slightly in recent years, and is no longer growing exponentially. The amount received by most e-mail users has decreased, mostly because of better filtering. About 80% of all spam is sent by fewer than 200 spammers. Botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, are used to send about 80% of spam. Since the cost of the spam is borne mostly by the recipient[6], it is effectively postage due advertising.

E-mail addresses are collected from chatrooms, websites, newsgroups, and viruses which harvest users' address books, and are sold to other spammers. Much of spam is sent to invalid e-mail addresses. ISPs have attempted to recover the cost of spam through lawsuits against spammers, although they have been mostly unsuccessful in collecting damages despite winning in court.

For internet newbie who just signed up and had one's first free email, this kind of info is important.

New Islamic Year Muharram 1430

Not many Muslim know that today is a new Islamic Calendar year. Today is 1 Muharram 1430 Hijriyah. That's because we don't accustom to celebrate it. We officially celebrate only two Eids, Idul Fitri and Idul Adha. Two things that all Muslims around the world have in common to celebrate. Other than that there are some differences as to which Islamic day we should celebrate.

Regardless, I'd like to wish a "Happy New Islamic Year Muharram 1430 H." to all Muslim brothers and sisters around the world.

Further reading:

Happy New Islamic Year 1429
Merry Christmas 2008

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