Thursday, 27 March 2008

River Rangers in Action!

Our field works yesterday went really well. We had fun learning the methods. (o: The facilitators prepared comprehensive kits for us as guidance. Cool!

Some pix taken at Beringgis Beach Resort and during our field works:

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Soon To Be River Rangers

There are about 30 of us attending the River Ranger Training of Trainers in Beringgis Beach Resort, Papar.

This training is part of the activities under the One State One River Programme in Malaysia. We will be trained in the next few days so we are also able to train students in river protection. (o:

The objectives of the River Ranger TOT are:
a. To increase students' awareness and knowledge in managing resources

b. To provide living skills to students for use in local environmental management

c. To coach students on ways to evaluate and audit river basins

d. To develop a data base on local rivers by the schools

e. To motivate students to initiate water/river conservation projects in their school and community

Loads of theories today but tomorrow is a different story! *grin* We are going to one of the rivers in Papar to do investigative works.. Yay!!

(will post some photos later when time permits ok! Toodles...!)

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Blessed Easter to All!

The best mathematical equation I've ever seen:

1 cross + 3 nails = 4GIVENESS

That's how God loves us all!

Blessed Easter to you!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Happy World Forestry Day!

World Forestry Day is celebrated on 21 March annually. (Oh, this year it falls on Good Friday!)

It has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.

For more info, please visit Dept of Sustainability & Environment Australia.

Let us all do our part to look after our forests in whatever possible ways, ok?

Happy World Forestry Day!

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Starbucks Story

I was at Starbucks City Mall a few days ago. While I was waiting for my old friend, I had a cuppa coffee. Thank goodness WIFI's available so I was juggling between doing some work AND blogging. *wink*


When I took the tissue, I was so impressed that Starbucks' tissues are made of 100% recycled fibres. Coolest! That made me very happy indeed. *grin*

(May be I should frequent Starbucks more than the other coffee place from now on.... hmmm...)

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Who's Responsible?

I received a very interesting question from a fellow blogger akinabalu about who's responsible of the garbage in Sembulan area.

Who is responsible?

Of course, ALL of us! (o: All of us have the responsibility to care for the environment wherever we are.

The Local Authorities are only here to assist us manage our garbage (among other things). At the end of the day, our garbage is our own responsibility. For instance, at home, my family and I practice waste segregation. What we can recycle, we send to the recycling centres. There are a few in KK. We also do kitchen waste composting using a special bucket and a compost starter called bokashi.

Having said that, at the moment, it is fair to acknowledge that there may be limitations in services to collect rubbish or recycling. But I know the efforts are being stepped up to improve the situations.

Thanks akinabalu for your concerns. Really appreciate it. Cheers!

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

My Other Blog

Something is seriously wrong with my other blog - This is My Life.

Since Sunday, I haven't been able to open or my blog. )o: I hope my colleague will be able to help me tomorrow to sort out this problem.

Fingers crossed..

EE Girls' Birthday Gathering

EE Girls?


We call ourselves EE girls - the Environmental Education girls because of our work and passion!

Six of us celebrate our birthdays in February and March so we decided to have a 6-in-1 birthday dinner! The birthday girls were me, Jocelyn, Rose, Chai, Hui Shim and Cornelea, but Cornelea couldn't make it due to urgent matters. We also missed Jess, Helen and Benn John (they couldn't make it due to other commitments). So, the only un-birthday girl that evening was Benn Joeman!

It was indeed a lovely evening at Fish and Co.

And would you just look at us (and the pressies!) *big grin*

What Planet Are You From?

You Are From Neptune

You are dreamy and mystical, with a natural psychic ability.

You love music, poetry, dance, and (most of all) the open sea.

Your soul is filled with possibilities, and your heart overflows with compassion.

You can be in a room full of friendly people and feel all alone.

If you don't get carried away with one idea, your spiritual nature will see you through anything.

What Colour Green Are You?

You Are Apple Green

You are almost super-humanly upbeat. You have a very positive energy that surrounds you.
And while you are happy go lucky, you're also charmingly assertive.
You get what you want, even if you have to persuade those against you to see things your way.
Reflective and thoughtful, you know yourself well - and you know that you want out of life.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Messages from The Card

To quote the messages from ERE Consulting Group:

  • Question the aspiring candidates about their environmental commitments. Will they defend our few remaining urban forests? Will they push for green laws at the state and federal levels? Do they really understand that 'progress' does not just depend only on physical development?
  • Please attend the 'ceramahs', please read the pamphlets but do not bring them home (please cut down on paper use)
  • On election day, carpool, walk or cycle (BURN YOU CALORIES, NOT FUEL) to the polling station (this is my favourite.. hehe)
  • Finally, after the elections, if you are a candidate or a party supporter, please remove all your posters and leave our neighbourhood clean.

Selamat Mengundi di Pilihanraya ke - 12!

Let's Have Environmentally Responsible Elections

I received a very interesting card from ERE Consulting Group about voting. (o:

It says Let's Have Environmentally Responsible Elections and urges everyone to question the aspiring candidates about their environmental commitments.

Pretty cool card!

So, are you voting? (o;