Sunday, 27 June 2010

Template V3.0 Sneak Preview

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It took me a year to realize that this template that I am using is not compatible to Internet Explorer. Alignment and PNG issues render the blog as disastrous as a plastic surgery gone wrong.

I am not going to go on another bout of IE bashing (I have done that before). But when the new template is completed in the next few weeks, I'll perhaps make a quick roundup of the possible cross-browser discrepancies.

Until then, here's a list of new features to look forward to.
  • Unleashing the fun of jQuery - Already in place are a transitional slideshow and a cool Facebook-inspired tooltip implementation. It's so addictive that I find it hard to tone down on adding new extensions!
  • Possibly some HTML5 tags - Which, unfortunately, IE users won't be able to enjoy without the Chrome Frame addon. (Another reason to jump the wagon!)
  • A better blend-in for the Twitter feed.
And finally, a sneak preview of what is to come!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Kek Lok Si, 極樂寺

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Lanterns and Pagoda
On the hillside of idyllic town, Air Itam, stands Penang's famous landmark, Kek Lok Si (literal meaning: Temple of Supreme Bliss). The temple is now more than 100 years old and is also the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

The pagoda (as can be seen in this photo) - the main structure of the temple - houses 10,000 Buddha statues. During the Chinese New Year, the temple is lighted up with lanterns for 30 days (7pm-12am for the first 15 days; 7pm-10pm for the other 15 days).