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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

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Earth Hour is an international event organised by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), and held on the last Saturday of March each year, which asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Earth hour was conceived by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney's lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.

Currently, 82 countries and more than 2100 cities are 'committed to Earth Hour 2009', a huge increase from people participating in 35 countries for Earth Hour 2008.[4] 1 billion 'votes' is the stated aim for Earth Hour 2009, in the context of the pivotal 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Among the participants this year is, for the first time, the United Nations building. The U.N. conservatively estimates that its participation will save $102 in energy.

According to WWF Thailand, Bangkok decreased electricity usage by 73.34 megawatts, which, over one hour, is equivalent to 41.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The Bangkok Post gave different figures of 165 megawatt-hours and 102 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This was noted to be significantly less than a similar campaign initiated by Bangkok's City Hall the previous year in May where 530 megawatt-hours were saved and 143 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission was cut. Toronto saved 900 megawatt-hours of electricity. 8.7% was saved if measured against a typical March Saturday night. Ireland, as a whole, had a reduction in electricity use of about 1.5% for the evening. In the three-hour period between 18:30 and 21:30, there was a reduction of 50 megawatts, saving 150 megawatt-hours, or approximately 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Celebrations around the world
  • In Sydney, Australia, the end of Earth Hour was celebrated with a fireworks show. The Danish royal palaces, Amalienborg Palace and Gråsten Palace, went dark at the Queen's command.
  • Nelly Furtado held a free concert at Nathan Philips Square in Downtown Toronto to celebrate Earth Hour.
  • In Toronto, Ontario, York University’s student-run Environmental Outreach Team ran an afternoon Earth Hour information session, and the York University Observatory offered an extra public viewing session. Stargazing activities were held in Toronto's Ontario Science Centre and Richmond Hill's David Dunlap Observatory.
  • Astronomy Ireland set up high-powered telescopes in Dublin's Phoenix Park to allow people to take advantage of the night sky, normally swamped by bright city lights.
  • In Tel Aviv, Israel, a free open air concert by Knesiyat Hasekhel was held at Rabin Square. Power needed for the concert was generated by a group of cyclists pushing pedal generators. The rest of the power was supplied by generators burning used falafel oil for power.
  • In Atlanta, the CEO of WWF US, Carter Roberts and the Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin flipped a giant switch on live TV symbolically starting the wave of lights going out on the buildings around the city.
  • In San Francisco, a public event hosted by WWF US was attended by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and other celebrities. They gathered to watch the lights go out, listening to the music of Jason Damato.
  • In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the lights of the world's tallest twin towers, Petronas Twin Towers were turned off.
  • In Egypt, the lights will go out on the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza at 8:30 pm. Egypt’s First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, supports Earth Hour’s global call for action on climate change.

The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, switched off its usual floodlighting during the Earth Hour, and re-lit afterwards.

Team Building - Penang Water Sport Center (26th Mac 09)

We went for team building on 26th. I promised to fetch SI and KBH but too bad my car was caught accident the day before. I planned to excuse myself but SI said that she instead can fetch us go there, so i agreed to attend it.

I sent my car to workshop around 10.30am together with SI and then ride into her car to KBH home. After got KBH, we reached there around 11.30am, almost about time for lunch :)

They played quite few games there, including water activities like water polo. But the most enjoying part would be canoeing. This is my first time on canoe, pretty nice.

However, the sun is strong in the noon. most people were worried about sun burnt to play water polo under the sun. You know, all kinds of sun block, sun screen were there been applied, with all different flavors :s

We finished all the games around 5pm and returned.

车祸 (25th Mac 09)





Sunday, March 22, 2009








吃完东西后几个男生就跑到外面去喝酒了,剩下我和HF, SF在厨房。两个女生走来走去的忙着收拾。之后David就带我到外面去和大家一起喝酒。他们介绍我认识了一位美女,CM。相当活泼的女生,也很忙碌一下,整晚电话没停过,呵呵。她还主动走来要求和我一起拍照,印象中好像还没有美女曾经主动要求和我拍照的,让我暗爽两三下,呵呵。

2点的时候大多数人都走了,剩下我,JH,HF, David。就这样他们继续喝到4点,我们才回家。

Saturday, March 21, 2009







Saturday, March 14, 2009




昨天晚上则和wj,bl,和ch,4个人到bukit genting去吃晚餐。原本还要叫ll,可是她因为工作做不完,没有办法跟来。今天他还到公司加班一整天,可怜她一下。这已经是我第4次去那里了,是一个很好的地方。风景,气氛都不错,就是地点太偏僻了,很多槟城人自己都没有去过。由于是临时决定去的,没有人带相机,所以没办法拍照。


明天还要和wj他们去nibong tebal,看传说中有99个窗户的古屋,希望不会令我们失望。

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Found my lost car key

well, my luck back to me the second day i lost my key. i was kinda nervous about my car the night. the next day BL checked my car was still in the car park when he drove to work.

i called my bro to send me the spare key from home through courier service. in the evening, me and KF went to the foodcourt car park and it was still there, thanks god.

the hawkers there saw me and came asked me whether i brought my spare key. i told them not at this moment as the key was in JB. Then i asked them whether someone found the key and returned it to counter, they asked KF to approached counter for that. Before KF reached the counter, the counter guy already pressed my car alarm remote control and indicated us that the key was there.

We were so happy the key had found. but problem came. 2 tires were no gas :s. we released the gas night before to avoid been stolen, remember?

i called foreman came to pump in the gas. the pump he brought, was a small mechanical air pump which required manual operation. he and KF pump the gas for 15 mins but seem no luck. the formean then said he would bring another bigger pump here. after 5 minutes, he came back saying the pump there is not fitting my tires as well, so he would remove my 2 tires and bring back to his workshop to fix them.

well, my car then, funnily stand in the car park without 2 tires. Parents told their kids the tires were stolen when they passed by. :s

after 5 minutes, the foreman came back with the fixed tires. Then finally ended this funny experience. :)




结论是,不错的经验。。。 呵呵。。。

Friday, March 06, 2009

Lost key

Today is definitely not my day. i lost my car key after i came out from dinner at foodcourt nearby. I put the key in my waist bag but didnt zip it properly. I think the key was dropped when i walked into foodcourt crossing the road with terrible condition.

BL and me search the whole area but didnt manage to see the key. I think it was picked up by someone. i dont know what to do. The owner of a stall nearby said that the car park would be locked after business hour, and will only unlock 5pm the next day. I am worrying someone may use the key to take my car, since the key is labeled with my car number. BL helped me to release the tires' air. hopefully no-one can really steal it.

i called my bro to deliver me the spare car key ASAP with the fastest courrier service. i thought i have to change all my locks and alarm. but it is too expensive. KF suggested me to just buy a steering lock and gear lock may do. i hope that really work.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


上个月生日的时候介绍了两位单身的朋友认识 (不知道算不算相亲),结果他们一拍即合,差不多要正式开始拍拖了。糊里糊涂的第一次当媒人就成功牵对了红线,结果让鱼王熊猫知道了,也要来帮我牵红线。开始时我只是开玩笑的让熊猫介绍朋友给我,结果她真的认真起来了。想想多认识一个朋友也不错,说不定真的合适我,所以也就让熊猫去安排。

上个周末一起去鱼王生日聚会的时候,她拿了她朋友的照片给我看。说是她朋友因为不漂亮,所以让她先把照片让我看,才决定要不要和她做朋友。看来她朋友还真的对自己很没有自信哦,又或者,她是对男人失去了信心呢? 也没办法啦,大多数的男人的确很注重外表。熊猫则解释说她朋友因为脸皮肤不是很好,和鱼王以前差不多,所以才会怕我介意。说实话,虽然照片看不清楚她的脸是不是真的那么糟糕,但整体上感觉还不错,身材娇小,算可爱的。皮肤问题可以慢慢解决,我还是觉得内在美比皮肤问题重要。性格不和,或者说不上话,再漂亮也不能在一起太久。更何况面都没见过,说这些也真的太早了。先做朋友,以后怎么样是以后的事吧,不需要给自己压力。而且,我选人,人也选我。熊猫并没有告诉她我是残障者的事,我的情况她也是未必能够接受的,还是顺其自然吧。


Kingfisher and Kenny birthday (28/2/09)

Their birthday is 3rd March, but we do it at the weekend so everyone could attend the gathering. I got Panda and Bianselong around 6.30pm. i was planned to go Jawi to find David before proceed to Kenny's home. However, the bridge was so jam that we decided to take ferry instead.

We were so shock that jetty was jam like hell as well when we reached there. So? we headed to New World Park to have our dinner first, better than stuck in the jam right??

I called few people at the mean time to check the bridge condition for me, but unfortunately nobody was answered. Wonder why everyone became busy out of sudden.

After dinner we drove towards bridge and luckily it was very very very much better even though it was still crowded with cars. We went to David shop for a while then to Kenny's home. We reached around 10+pm. Yezitang was left, and she made the birthday cake for them, too bad couldnt meet her.

We then eat, drink and chat until midnight. I drank too much and was a bit drunk for drive. Bianselong drove me back after we done the gathering.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Last 2 weeks were pretty tight with work. I think i might be older and weaker, getting tired easily. I was work until 8-9pm everyday averagely for last 2 weeks. This was a bit overloaded for me. Weekend, i was joined few gatherings as well. At the end i was not really rest enough for the past 2 weeks. Looking for March holiday now.