PETALING JAYA: The first qualifying round for the inaugural Affincards Golf Challenge welcomed its guests at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang on Aug 11. This three-qualifying round golf challenge will culminate in a Grand Final, after it moves on to Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on July 25 and then to Palm Garden Golf Club, Aug 8. The Grand Final will take place Aug 25 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club. Affin Bank’s guests were warmly greeted at the venue before being ushered to the locker rooms. There an array of stylish goodies awaited each participant, with their personalised locker holding a tournament polo shirt, golf cap, arm sleeves and a dozen Bridgestone golf balls. After a light lunch and group photograph, players took to the beautifully set-up course to vie for one of the 20 places in the Grand Final. The top 10 finishers in both the A Medal and B Medal in each qualifying round receive exciting prizes and berths in the final. Literally getting the ball … [Read more...] about A day of privilege greets Affin Card Holders
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Philippine flag greets Google users on Independence Day Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - June 12, 2019 - 10:41am MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine flag swaying to the wind greets Google users today, as the search engine celebrates the country’s Independence Day with a “doodle.” The new doodle shows the Philippine flag with a backdrop of the sky. A click on the image will lead to history and news on Philippine Independence. “Today’s Doodle salutes Philippines Independence Day, celebrated across the islands and in Filipino communities all over the world,” Google said. “On this day in 1898, the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands in the western Pacific Ocean named after Spanish King Philip II, declared independence from Spain after more than 300 years of colonial rule.” The Philippines is celebrating the 121st year of its independence on … [Read more...] about Philippine flag greets Google users on Independence Day
In most parts of the Muslim world, Eid mubarak is the most popular Idul Fitri greeting. But Indonesian Muslims hardly use it. One of the unique traditions in Indonesian Islam is to say minal aidzin walfaizin, mohon maaf lahir dan batin as an Idul Fitri greeting. The first sentence is in Arabic and means, “May you be among those who return [to purity] and among those granted victory.” The second sentence is Indonesian for “I ask for your forgiveness physically and emotionally.” For many Indonesians, even the older generation, the greeting seems to be as old as the religion itself, though it actually comes from a song written by legendary composer Ismail Marzuki in the 1950s. The phrase derives from the song’s chorus: Minal aidhin walfaizin/maafkan lahir dan batin/Selamat para pemimpin/Rakyatmu makmur terjamin. The song is also popular in Singapore and Malaysia, especially after legendary Malaysian singer and actor P. Ramlee covered the … [Read more...] about Idul Fitri greeting: Indonesian or Arabic way?
Roman wasn’t built in a day Lawyer Roman Romulo is so nationalistic that one of his first messages to the lady he was courting eight years ago — who now happens to be his wife — was, “Happy Independence Day!” “That was one of the first messages sent to me by Roman via text. It was the only Independence Day greeting I ever received in my life!” recalls the beauteous Shalani, who married Roman in 2012 after a whirlwind courtship. Still love-struck after all these years, Shalani is dutifully by Roman’s side as he campaigns for a seat in Congress, representing the lone district of Pasig. “Roman has his own brand of being unique and funny. He also has a quiet sense of confidence that I admire. He works hard but doesn’t like highlighting his accomplishments nor does he boast about them. Roman is a simple person but with a noble intention — to contribute in nation building,” says Shalani, who … [Read more...] about Roman wasn’t built in a day
Asia Thailand began the third and final day of coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will meet foreign diplomats and greet his subjects from atop a balcony, a day after a grand procession through Bangkok. 06 May 2019 04:05PM Bookmark BANGKOK: Thailand began the third and final day of coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will meet foreign diplomats and greet his subjects from atop a balcony, a day after a grand procession through Bangkok.The coronation started on Saturday after a period of official mourning for the king's revered father, who died in October 2016 having reigned for 70 years.On Sunday, the king was carried through the streets on his gilded palanquin for the royal procession. Well-wishers, all wearing yellow, the colour associated with the king, gathered from early morning along the 7 km (4 mile) route from the Grand Palace to three royal temples.The king will grant an audience to the public at around 4.30 p.m. local time and … [Read more...] about Thai king to greet subjects on final day of coronation