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Saturday, June 7, 2008


28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

(Gen 1:28-31,2:15)

"What have we done to the earth? What have we done?" - Micheal Jackson in his aaahhhh song.

World Environmental Day was yesterday (5th June), but its never to late to do/say our part. This should be something close to our heart now more than ever i think, our environment...because if we don't take care of it, if we don't DO something to clean up our act, we're done for.

Cleo says this month:
In conjunction with World Environmental Day, help reduce your carbon footprint:
  1. Switch all your regular bulbs to energy-saving bulbs. According to Energy Saving Trust, UK, energy-saving bulbs use up to 80 percent less electricity than regular light bulbs.
  2. Don't leave your computer, TV or radio on standby when you sleep at night. Instead, turn them off. Your PC left on standby mode uses up to 6 watts of electricity.
  3. Travel to work/school/KL with public transport if possible, or make it a point to walk or cycle to nearby destinations (this doesn't really apply very well here...but try lah)
Some more (my own) suggestions on what we can do to help ease the pain we're inflicting on our planet (and its inhabitants):

  • RECYCLE! Don't simply throw your paper, plastics and glasses everywhere and anywhere...collect them and send them to recycling centers. You may think 'why should i care?'...Well, you live here, don't you? Tak suka go live somewhere else la.
  • TURN OFF THE TAP when you're brushing your teeth.
  • Similarly, don't leave the shower running while you soap your body or shampoo your hair.
  • Fix your leaky faucets! Don't learn to live with the drip drip sounds...just get it fixed!
  • Don't, DO NOT throw litter out of your car window, or anywhere you like on the roads. I once witnessed a lady throwing a plastic cup out of her car window at the traffic light, then she took her husband's plastic cup and threw it out of the window as well. Don't do that!! Its a DISGUSTING thing to do.
  • Only turn on your aircond when its superhotuntilcannottahan already...It not only takes up a lot of electricity, its also bad for your skin, very drying.
Thats all from me for now. If you've anymore suggestions, do put it up on the yak yak box...it'll be good to remind each other to care for and do our part to protect and restore our environment.


Petrol, power price rise effects begin to kick in. (Friday, 6 June '08)

PETALING JAYA: The effects of the increase in fuel price and electricity tariffs have started to kick in.

Just a day after the announcement of the increases, the following developments have taken place:

> Bus and lorry companies announced that they are increasing charges or will be forced to stop services;

> The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers said its members will pass on any increase in costs to consumers;

> Hawkers and other food operators will wait and see before raising prices; and

> The KLCI closed 29.56 points down, to 1223.56 points. Plantation and banking counters as well as PLUS were the most affected.

Not all was gloomy, however. Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said he is looking at whether more reductions on road tax can be given

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