Saturday, March 29, 2008
Last year, Sydney made a powerful statement about global warming by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off their lights, which led to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. This event was the first ever Earth Hour.
This year, the Earth Hour has been turned into a global movement. The whole world will make a stand against one of the greatest threats our planet currently face. Tonight at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 24 cities around the globe will participate in Earth Hour 2008 and I am very proud to say that Manila, my Manila, is one of them.
Manila will switch off its lights for an hour tonight to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. We shall witness the entire stretch of Roxas Boulevard, a road that spans through 3 cities from Manila to Parañaque, join the rest of the world for Earth Hour. Likewise, the City of Makati will take part in the event by turning their lights off along Buendia, Kalayaan, JP Rizal and Ayala Avenue.
According to the Earth Hour website, even SM Mall of Asia will shut down its lights for Earth Hour. Similarly, HSBC, Intel, Canon, Coke, Jollibee, Greenwhich, and Chowking will be participating in Earth Hour by turning off the lights from their billboards and signages.
I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE each one of us to take part in this campaign to prove that we, the people of the world, can effectively work together and fight global warming.
The Earth Hour is just the first big step, but we know that the real challenge goes way beyond this great start. From switching off lights to unplugging appliances when not in use, we can live up to our commitment to save our planet. Together, our simple efforts can collectively make a difference.
We can change the world. We can make everyday an Earth Hour.
So tonight at 8 PM, let's be one with the world. Let's turn out our lights for one hour.
One hour, Manila. Earth Hour.
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I can't even log on in to my email account. Can't post pics for Wordless Wednesday. Can't do tags. Can't do opps (actually, there are no opps to do!) Haaaay.
I am doing this post because I terribly miss blogging, and I won't allow my busy-ness and laziness to take over me once again.
I need to update this blog over the weekend, I just hope I find the time to do so. Free, chill time is so scarce these days.
Some of my friends have been asking me what's up with my blog drama lately with no updates and nothing about what's really happening in my life. You know, just tags, paid assignments and all the crap. Honestly, I have not been updating my Multiply/Twitter/Friendster either. So, really, what's all the hold up about?
Well, you see, I have been quite busy (totally uber busy, actually) since the month of March entered the picture. And I am afraid that this might be the case for the next few weeks (or months!) to come.
Here's what's been keeping me from blogging:
1) My July trip has been demanding a lot from me lately. Too many stuff to accomplish. Too many papers to prepare. Too much money to raise. Don't get me wrong, though; I am definitely not complaining.
2) I applied for a reality TV show. Haha! Yeah, believe me. I feel the need to unleash the star potential in me so I did it (do I hear laughter now?!) Preparing the application footage and the documents that needed to go with it got me crazy, but it was fun doing it naman so I sort of had a stress-reliever at the same time. No news yet about the application. I will post something about it as soon as things are okay na.
3) I am currently entering the homestretch of my thesis. Too bad I won't be marching this March, but I am definitely finishing the work this summer. PCASTRD is going to kill me if I don't!
4) I am setting up a new blog. It occurred to me that using one blog for monetary purposes isn't enough, hence, I needed to set up a new one! It still needs improvement so I am still working on it. I tell yah, setting up a new blog is no joke! It drives me to the edge! Oh, and I do have a registered domain but I can't pay for the web hosting yet so my domain is just wasting internet space for 3 or 4 months now. I am using another Blogspot for the new one. Gawd! I am poor as a rat!
5) I've been trying to figure out how to get rid of Clicksor inline text ads and pop-ups! The whole thing just annoys me! I've sought the help of super powerful anti-malwares out there but to no avail. This morning, I found one solution (thank God!) which should work for now: the use of Adblock and other filters for my Firefox browser. Well, so far so good.
6) I've been doing chem tutorials for extra moolah. Told yah I am poor as a rat.
7) I've been busy editing pics that never got to go online! It's so frustrating because there's a lot of them! Must update my Multiply soon.
Those are just a few of the things I got myself in these days. I hope to get things done as soon as possible because this busy-ness is killing me to the bones! I don't get to read e-mail at all!
Argh! I'm a dead kid and me NOT likey!
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Building a house can be very tedious, but keeping it away from pests is even a harder job. I remember, one time, when a portion of our dirty kitchen ceiling just fell off all of a sudden because of pesky termites that have eaten it away. Believe me, it was scary!
Termites generally feed on wood, leaf litter, soil and animal dung, and they are considered to cause serious structural damages to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Therefore, they are not just threat to our houses but to our surroundings as well.
The termites' wood-eating habits are often concealed, which makes their presence undetected most of the time. It is only after surface changes and severe damage to the wood that people notice what the termites have done.
Several measure are being done to avoid termites. There are barrier systems used against termites to protect buildings from termite access, thus forcing the termites out into the open where they must form clearly visible shelter tubes to gain entry. There are also termite exterminators that provide residential and commercial pest control at very friendly costs.
On our part, let us avoid termites by using termite-resistant concrete, steel or masonry foundation for your houses. Let's use termite barriers (whether physical, poisoned soil, or some of the new poisoned plastics) to prevent the termites from gaining unseen access to structures, and let's always make use of timber treatment regularly to keep the pests away.
Remember, we need to take an extra effort to prevent our houses from being attacked by termites, simply because prevention is always better than cure.
Would like to congratulate Lia Inocencio, my partner in CRIME, for successfully defending her thesis!!! Magna Cum Laude, baby!
Oh, surprised with the visitor eh? Haha! I knew you'd love it!
Mad props to you, Lia girl!
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