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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

April fool's day

An email sent out by a colleague reminded me of a prank that took place 2 years ago in my office, no thanks to yours truly. The company I was working for at that time had just undergone a merger process, so I had quite a few new colleagues. I wanted the new colleagues to know that ITguys are not all that 'nerdy' (ok, this is one time I will use the term 'IT' though I prefer the term 'IS' for Information Systems).

So on 1st April 2005, just about 15 minutes before lunch time, I sent out this email to a few colleagues (I did not sent to everyone in the office since I didn't really know the new colleagues and was not sure if they can take a joke):

Subject: Network Cabling Cleanup


First of all, apologies for the last minute announcement.

We have noticed that over the past 2 months, there has been a deterioration of network service. Signs and symptoms of this deterioration includes but not limited to:
- delay in emails
- d i s t o r t i o n in files transfered accross the network (esp. in spreadsheets where figures can actually be changed!)
- disruption in email service
- server shutdown

After several tests, we have concluded that it is due to the static and noise from the cabling. We have seen in extreme cases where these static and noise reached our workstations and caused display problems such as blur display.

To prevent further damage to our office equipments, we will be configuring a script scheduled to run during lunch today. If you are working over lunch, kindly email Adrian TAI (please do not reply to all) with your preferred date and time. We will then customise the script according to your preference.

In order for the script to run effectively, we want to minimise any disruption caused by electromagnetic interference. Workstation display units (the normal CRT monitor or even the LCD monitor) can actually cause this interference, a phenomenon known as a Latent Interference Electromagnetism.

As such, we would like you turn off your monitor before leaving for lunch. And to avoid any leakage of the interference, we would like you to cover your monitor with a piece of A4 paper (A4 should be big enough to cover the screen). Please use recycled paper for this. You can just use a bit of celotape and tape the top and bottom of the paper to the monitor (FYI, static and noise is cause by electromagnetism, which the monitors also generate).

If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Adrian TAI. Thank you.

(Note: A separate clean-up for XXXXXXX is scheduled sometime next week.)



Note that I have replaced XXXXXXX to protect my company's identity (like real only... who dunno where I work la?!?)

I know that many non-IT people dread getting emails from the IT Department because emails coming from that department is usually written in some alien language. So I purposely drafted an alien sounding email.

I am the type of person that likes to reward people who take the time to read my stuffs. Yes, even in this blog, I do leave hints and many other goodies. So it was no different with the email I sent out. Anyone who took the time to try to understand the email would have noticed the hints I left like:
1. spacing the word 'distortion'
2. Latent Interference Electromagnetism?!? Read the CAPS... LIE.
3. recycled paper?!

I sent that email about 15 minutes before lunch because it gave the recipients enough time to read my email. I expected to get calls regarding the email, so I conveniently disappear from my desk. I added the last line about having a separate exercise for the other division to make the email sound genuine.

I had a good laugh during lunch that day...
April fool joke result 1
A desktop monitor covered with a recycled A4-size paper

April fool joke result 2
Another desktop with an A4-size paper covering the monitor

April fool joke result 3
This one is probably worried about the leakage and decided to use a thicker paper

April fool joke result 4
2 more desktops

April fool joke result 5
This one is also probably worried about leaking radiation and decided to use extra paper

April fool joke result 6
Notebooks were not spared either

April fool joke result 7
Another notebook

April fool joke result 8
More notebook users falling victim

April fool joke result
These are compliant people... Don't laugh!

The MD had a good laugh as well when she came back from lunch. She saw a few desktops with the A4-size paper and asked what was going on...

This prank was made even more interesting by the fact that some of the original victims decided to re-use my prank on the other colleagues who were in a meeting (they are the ones with the notebooks photographed above).

I was told there was also one un-intended victim. She had overheard the conversation about email and had wondered why she did not get the email from me. But rather than put up with the hassle of looking for me, she decided to just follow everyone and covered her monitor with an A4-size paper... :)

It has been two years. I don't think anyone actually remembers this anymore. But this year, 1st April falls on a Sunday...

*sigh*

It falls on Tuesday next year. That's good news for me... :)

If you are curious what are the top 100 pranks, check out this site.

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On 3/31/2007 12:03:00 AM Blogger Michelle said:
you are like.. so so BADDDD...
but it was definitely one good laugh.. hahahha lol
On 3/31/2007 02:18:00 AM Anonymous Seut Leng said:
I didn't expect that you are still so 'playful'. Were you also so playful when you was young? I think you were, rite?

And how come you colleagues were so 'fool'?
On 4/01/2007 12:50:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
yup, i definitely had a good laugh. actually, many of the victims also had a good laugh.

one particular colleague I will always remember gave me one really hard whack on my arm claiming I should NOT have done that!

well, we can't take life too seriously. Have to make office life fun... ;)
On 4/01/2007 08:29:00 PM Anonymous vicky said:
Waahahahahahahahhaahh
that is REALLY FUNNY!!!

I can imagine u were covering ur mouth grinning!!!!!

I wish I can be that playful as well!!! LOL
On 4/10/2007 03:27:00 AM Blogger michsue said:
wow... what a great practical joke... i wanna try something like that man... hehehe...
On 4/12/2007 05:45:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
michsue... unless you work in the IT dept, else very hard to use this joke on your colleagues... hahaha...

vicky... no one stopping you from being playful, right? must always remember to stay young at heart! :)
On 6/08/2011 09:01:00 PM Anonymous fioricet 40mg said:
The Class photographers!.










Saturday, March 24, 2007

I'm getting old...

Had a haircut this morning. Halfway cutting my hair, the barber said "You're thinning on top. You're dropping ah?"

What?!? OK, I didn't see that coming...

After a short while, he said "Can't cut short. No hair on top".

There goes my weekend...

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On 3/24/2007 02:35:00 PM Blogger Taiko said:
At least you've enjoyed your days. Were not aware of it until you're told.

I can't past the week without a tonic drink: Tang Long, Yomeishu, DOM...anything. Else, I'd fall flat in bed at 8pm by weekend.
On 3/24/2007 07:56:00 PM Blogger Tisha! said:
aw my hair is thinning too - well it actually all fell out 5 years ago and I still have bald spots

take it in stride
On 3/25/2007 03:53:00 PM Blogger anttyk said:
LOL. I get the same thing from my barber too.
On 3/25/2007 05:23:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
i guess i have to accept it. but i guess i can tell the barber is sincere in telling me cause he didn't 'push' any hair tonic.

he just commented about the hair loss...
On 3/26/2007 03:30:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Goes to show u r a man... normal men have male pattern baldness.. though the word 'baldness' may come to a bit of a sensitive 'spot'.. pardon the pun.. aiyah, its not how much hair u have outside, its the hair you have inside that really matters..
On 3/26/2007 06:04:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
err... u have hair INSIDE your body?

or inside your head...? if inside your head, that explains a lot about you... hahahaha...
On 3/27/2007 02:14:00 AM Anonymous Anonymous said:
You are not getting old just because the barber commented about your hair.

What is really old? How you define old?

Seut Leng
On 3/27/2007 09:12:00 AM Blogger Happily Anonymous said:
Next time tell 'em you deserve a discount because there is less hair to cut.
On 3/27/2007 12:31:00 PM Anonymous sweet said:
heeheeeee nvm la, me oso dropping a lot of hair... heeheee!
On 3/27/2007 02:16:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
a balding sweet?!? eeewwwwww....

happy, good idea. but doubt it. coz the fella charge my grandpa and dad the same price and they got waaaaay less hair than i do!

seut leng, u r right... i guess balding not necessary due to old age. can be, like old folks would say, due to MSG, stress, etc...
On 3/27/2007 02:28:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Woahh..talk about balding got 10 comments... so good.. I think I talk about something controversial like nose hair..
On 3/27/2007 03:48:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
speaking of nose hair, i think somehow my body got mixed up between head and nose.

its like a bl00dy amazon jungle in my nose and its going to be sahara desert on my head soon. i dun understand why jungle is needed in my nose.

and to top it off, i have white nose hair whereas my head hair is all black. wtf?!?
On 4/02/2007 08:38:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Ever thought of transplanting the hair in your nose to your head? Might just work....but will be a bit smelly la.. hehehe
On 4/02/2007 11:32:00 PM Anonymous adriantai said:
nose hair where can be smelly wan... if smelly, then i'll be smelling lots of funny stuffs all the time...

i'm getting really worried abt u la, phenom...










Monday, March 19, 2007

The rojak post

Just a quick update on what happened over the weekend.

Managed to meet up with a few friends on Friday night. Nicholas is back from US for a short holiday with his wife. More on this gathering can be found at Friends of Seaport.

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Managed to get a few of them to agree to visit my sites more often. Yes, shameless promotion.

Then on Saturday, I watched 300 with my wife. Surprised her with the tickets but she was not that happy about it. She says there is too much violence in the movie. Yes, you can actually see the head go off in the local cinema version (we all know usually we get this only from the 'generic' DVDs). If we're this liberal now, I think this is a positive step because previously, I never had high regards for our movie ratings system. I mean why rate a movie SX-18 and still censor little scenes like a passionate kiss?!?

I personally found 300 to be more entertaining that Ghost Rider. In case you didn't know, 300 is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name. The graphic novel is, in turn, loosely based on the Battle of Thermopylae. It was also during the screening of the trailers before 300 that I realised there's a Die Hard 4. Hmmm... Not bad. :)

We also did some windows shopping at Ikano Power Center. But after about 5 hours of outing, I fell sick. Yes, having some slight (ok, not that slight) sore throat now.

Oh, I think my wife and I are beginning to get hooked to Bleach. D4rn you, 2-5kid.

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On 3/26/2007 03:27:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Its a good thing... now u can get episodes off youtube direct... look for those with at least 24.00 mins or more, else will be in parts..
On 3/26/2007 06:39:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
nolar. just get an external hdd, drop by 25kid's house (the local one) and copy... :)
On 3/27/2007 12:20:00 PM Blogger Scholes said:
Watched till 119 its a very long journey hahahahahaah










Friday, March 16, 2007

My Vista froze...

After just 2 days of playing around with Vista, I finally got my first experience of Windows Vista freezing (can't say it crashed and using the term 'hung' seems a bit weird) on me. I guess with every new version of Windows, I look forward to my first Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD), my first 'illegal operation', my first crash, etc...

What did I do over the past 2 days? Nothing really major, really. No registry hacking. No running of 1000+ applications.

All I did was... Installed FireFox (see sidebar for download link), installed FireFTP, removed Microsoft Works, removed McAfee, installed AVG and the one that caused the freezing up of Windows Vista - installed Microsoft Office 2003. But I have to make it clear, Office 2003 did not really cause it. So happened that I was installing MS Office 2003 when it happened. MS Office 2003 works fine on Vista.

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On 3/16/2007 09:49:00 PM Blogger Blueyes said:
Ya I still think I'm going to forego the Vista experience.
On 3/17/2007 08:44:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
ya... i think if you can do with XP, just stick to it. Vista is not really worth it. Same specifications on a notebook and you can notice the one running vista is really slower.
On 3/19/2007 09:18:00 AM Blogger Taiko said:
One of my suppliers notebook uses Vista and it projected red screen.

Not sure whether the OS is incompatible with some hardwares, but I'll stick to XP Pro.
On 3/19/2007 06:28:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
RED screen of death?!? :)










Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sprint Highway

Everyday, I take the Sprint Highway home. In case you don't know, this is the highway from Damansara Heights (or Jalan Duta) to a few other areas like the NKVE-Damansara toll.

The intesting thing about this highway is that if you're heading towards KL, you don't have to pay any toll charges. If you're heading towards PJ, then it will cost rm1. The toll booths are located just after Eastin Hotel and Phileo Damansara. Of course if you opt not to pay rm1, you can get then get yourself stuck in the jam by using the small and parallel road that is just next to Eastin Hotel.

Most of the time, I prefer to pay the rm1 as I really can save some time. Anyway, this is what I observed about the highway...
  1. If you're heading towards PJ in the evening on weekdays, traffic is really quite smooth all the way to the toll booths
  2. The Touch-N-GO queue is usually longer than the cash queue. I guess it is not really that touch and GO after all... :)
  3. At least 1 lane has got TWO booths to collect your rm1 (more on this shortly)
  4. Those people working in Sprint really know where to build the toll booths because right after you pay rm1, you get this:

Right after you pay rm1, you get into a jam that stretches all the way to the LDP Interchange

The jam does not happen just on rainy days. It happens almost everyday!

So, I really have to ask the people at Sprint if they actually need TWO people to run TWO booths at ONE lane when the cars can hardly move IMMEDIATELY after they pass the toll booths. If traffic is smooth after the toll booths, I can see how having TWO booths can speed things up... But common, it is a crawl and sometimes I have can't even move after I have paid my rm1.

And... Can someone remind me why I just paid rm1?!

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On 3/16/2007 04:43:00 PM Anonymous Seut Leng said:
You post a nice and funny article. I was laughing all the way after I read this.

Talking about traffic jam, the last time I encountered was last April. A short queue, cause of road maintenance at night.

I hate the traffic jam in Malaysia. When I was back in M'sia 2 years ago, I try to go to places during working hours and also by toll highway. I can't bear the feelings of stuck in the traffic jam, hot and humid weather.
On 3/17/2007 08:43:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
i guess that's one reason why i seldom go KL. i just dread getting stuck in a traffic jam.

at least road works there is done at night. here, they usually do it at peak hours (when me and thousands others) are using it! and they seem to just take forever to repair the roads.










Sunday, March 11, 2007

Picture worth a thousand words

True to the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words....

I got these in one of the forwarded emails. It is just too good not to share with you all. I am not sure who made it, so can't credit the person. However, if you are the one who did these creative and wonderful pieces, or know who did it, do let me know. I will update the post to give due recognition to the person.

The artwork has been 'squeezed' to fit into the page. To view the masterpieces at original size, do click on them or right-click and save them onto your desktop.

Hope you will enjoy these interesting artwork just as much as I do.










I wonder if there is more?

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On 3/12/2007 12:21:00 PM Anonymous Johnna said:
Cool drawings!

Johnna
On 3/16/2007 09:19:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
Yup, Johnna...

I think its very creative... I also learn a few new words this way... :)










Thursday, March 08, 2007

Money transfer scam - Part 1

Every now and then, we read in the papers about people losing thousands of ringgit to internet scams. One of the popular internet scam is the one where a banker requests for assistance is moving out money from a dead customer's account with the promise of a small percentage.

But what actually happens? Well, according to my source, he (I will use HE as a general term but not necessary my source is a male) has recently replied to one such email. In fact, according to him, the email exchanges are still going on.

He has also provided me with some information on this scam which he also suggested that I put on my blog (I guess he didn't realise I have like only 5 regular readers)!

This is how a typical scam email will look like

He had recently received the above email. The content of the email has been reproduced below:
MY DEAR FRIEND,

I MAKE THIS APPEAL WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY FACTS OR OPINION EXPRESSED BY ME ARE GIVING IN CONFIDENCE AND SOLELY FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.I am DR.IBRAHIM HASSAN,the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department Bank of africa burkinafaso.

In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of US$8.5M, (Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his wife and only daughter in a plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight number 261 which crashed on 31 January, 2000. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this website:
http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/

The Owner of this account is Mr. Morris Thompson an American and great industrialist and a resident of Alaska.It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and for our bank to release the money to you.
You have to follow the instruction which I will be send to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and
subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into our bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Three years, the money will be transfered into the banktreasury as unclaimed fund. The money has now stayed more than three years and I am preparing documentaion to prove that this money has been
transfered to our bank treasury. It will be between me and you only that will know that the money is not transfered into our treasure.

This request of foreigner as next of kin in this transaction is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabé cannot standas next of kin to a foreigner.In appreciation of your assistance, I am offering you 30% of the total sum. 5% for contingencies (cost of transfer/other charges) likely to be incurred during the course of transaction, while the remaining 65% is for me.

Upon receipt of your reply,i will send to you by fax or email the text of the application which you will complete and forward to our bank asking for this money to be paid to you as the next of kin to Mr;Morris Thomson. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear as all required arrangements have
been made for the transfer.You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this mail through the above email.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER MY
URGENT REQUEST.

Yours Faithfully,

DR.IBRAHIM HASSAN



My source went to check the CNN link provided in the email and saw this:

The name matches and CNN just became an accomplice!

My source was curious to know where the email came from, so he checked the email header for additional details. This is what he got:

Using DNSStuff's free service, he was able to find that the IP address belongs to a country called Burkina Faso.

Eh, the scam orignated from Burkina Faso and we are the one with HIGH fraud profile?!

[Oh, this reminds me -- mental note to self: share information about 'Being anonymous on the net']

Anyway, the whole thing is still on-going and my source has promised more details. Stay tuned!

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On 4/13/2007 11:30:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said:
Hi all,

This is sachin.I gone through this website and found some various information about Internet Scams.In order to qualify for commissions, you have to buy a certain quantity of products. In order to stay qualified, this will escalate, until you end up buying products that you dont need, or much more than you can possibly use.Since I review business opportunities and internet gurus all day for a living, you can guess which ones work and which ones don't. we have a site
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Sunday, March 04, 2007

My ATM experience

Mrs Tai (that is what I call my wife) asked me to help her do some banking on Saturday morning since she had to be in school (she is not the student, in case you need to know).

She handed me her ATM card and a piece of paper with instructions (yes, that's how bad my memory can be). Very simple task, really - withdraw money and deposit into 2 different accounts.

How difficult can that be, right? It can be so difficult, actually when you're confronted with this screen:

Sh1t, which one is withdraw money la...?!?

We forgot Maybank actually remembers your preferred language and Mrs Tai's preferred language is chinese. And I can't read or write in Chinese! So how? Press Cancel and wait for her lor...

Cr4p! Actually, it can be a good point because if it is a snatch thief trying to withdraw money, the fella may not even know how to withdraw money. Bad point... When it is a genuine case like mine. I am so helpless... Shy only...

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On 3/05/2007 11:47:00 AM Blogger Jose said:
Wow, that would totally suck, I would have hated to be in your situation too. I hope you cleared it out ok.
On 3/05/2007 01:35:00 PM Blogger Taiko said:
You gave me a very good idea on this: crime prevention.

LOL!

I'm thinking of changing my everything to Chinese like my handphone so that when somebody picked up my phone, they can't operate it. But that assumption is only valid for non-Chinese literates.
On 3/05/2007 01:53:00 PM Blogger Dean Arif said:
LOL.... Good one! I better start learning more character so that I could change my ATM and phone interface in Chinese! That'll screw with the robber's mind! Hahahaha...
On 3/05/2007 06:11:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
if the thieves are pros, then chances are, they probably would have memorised by 'location'... meaning top right button, 2nd button from top left, then finally top right button so something like that.

anyway, to conclude the story, i ended up taking my wife to the atm that night so she could do the transactions... :)
On 3/05/2007 10:25:00 PM Anonymous vicky said:
nia...what if the snatch thiefs or robbers are chinese???

by the way, do u have any communication when u were dating your wife? Or she is also well Eng literate? Just curious.

I wanted to know can Eng-ed and Chinese ed gel well.
On 3/05/2007 11:49:00 PM Anonymous Seut Leng said:
I have a bad experience with ATM few years ago when I started to live in The Netherlands. There were 2 ATMs at this bank, one ATM support English and the other only in Dutch. I didn't realize about it, and I withdraw money from the ATM with Dutch language. I did the transactions (only agak - agak, that time still haven't pick up dutch language), and I waited for my cash. After half minute waited, the money still not out, and I thought maybe is not successful. I went off to another ATM.

That nite, my hubby checked online and found that I have double withdrawal on the same day.

We made a report with the bank the next day. The officer in charge apologized. Both ATMs should be standardized.
On 3/06/2007 09:08:00 AM Anonymous happy4ever said:
Vicky:
my gege also chinese ed. And I MalayEd/EngEd. Anyhow, i think atai can understand some canton? If not, he sure is a well bred banana than myself!
On 3/06/2007 01:36:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
seut leng, wah... not bad. u ever found out what you did...? i mean, was the money supposed to come out, etc since it stated a double withdrawal?

vicky, if they are they chinese, then it would be interesting. i believe most cases are committed by illegal migrants.

dating my then gf, yes, of coz sure got communication la. but sometimes it is better that way (different education background) coz we have a mutual understanding that since language can be a problem, we agree not to be offended so easily by what the other party says... just assume the fella having problem expressing properly.

just fyi... i can understand cantonese and speak very basic mandarin.
On 3/06/2007 08:16:00 PM Anonymous Seut Leng said:
The sentence ' your transactions is on progress.....' was in dutch. So.... after waited for half minute, I walked off and proceed to another ATM. The money came out but I guessed the person after me took the money. My hubby was wondering how come within 3 mins I have 2 transaction with same amount. Earlier transaction was successful.
On 3/08/2007 09:56:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
hahahhaa....I dunno you man.. dam paiseh..hhahahaa.. guess la...just click click...whats the worst thing that could happen? hehehehe
On 3/08/2007 10:50:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
worst thing that could happen?

i can think of a few things:
1. card gets eaten up
2. see seut leng's comment. :)

eh... u talk like you know how to read la... :P
On 3/26/2007 03:28:00 PM Blogger Michelle said:
err.. came across ur blog in tonixe's page.. hahah.. can't help to laugh out loud bout this post. hehehhe.. u banana?? me too.. hehe
On 3/26/2007 06:56:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
tonixe... i wonder how is he...

ya... i m a banana... :(










Friday, March 02, 2007

Our Earth is sick

Our planet is having a fever. Her doctors call it Global Warming.

If you can remember the past 10 years or so, you probably would have also commented recently, that our planet is getting hotter. And you would be right about it. Scientists who have been measuring claim that for the past 100 years, our planet's temperature have gone up by about 1°C.

But this is not all. In the news, we see an increased frequency of natural disasters such of flood and thunderstorms occurring. Our sea level is also rising. In other words, we are facing a climate change.

When we fall sick, we naturally try to find out what caused our sickness. If it is due to over-working, then we tell ourselves to slow down and relax. If it is due to a bacterial infection, we take antibiotics. The thing is, we do something about our sickness.

But what are we doing for our sick planet? We can all start of with simple things like:
  1. Walk whenever possible. Hot weather should not be an excuse because we caused it! By driving, we are making it even hotter for our children in the future. Otherwise cycle. Don't forget that air pollution is also caused by us! Reducing air pollution also reduces incidences of respiratory problems.
  2. Gather rain water. You can use this water to wash your car porch or even water the plants.
  3. Recycle. Don't just throw away your aluminium cans. Recycle them. Same goes with old newspaper, pamphlets and especially junk mails!
  4. Consider installing solar-powered water heaters.
  5. Plant some greens - be it a tree or vegetables. Or together with your neighbours, adopt a neighbourhood tree.

  6. Do not open your window while the air-conditioning system is running. I find this to happen especially in offices. If it is too cold, ask the building management to raise the temperature.
  7. If you pack your food from hawkers very often (especially the economy rice), consider getting a container like tupperware instead of using the hawker's polystyrene container.
  8. Use the water from your washing machine to wash your car porch and toilet. You would already have saved on soap and will need only a bit of water to rinse.
Everything starts with us. If everyone starts to do even just 2 or 3 of the listed items above, we would already be making a lot of difference.

Locally, YTL is organising a Climate Change Week from 6th to 9th March 2007. Also, the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth will start screening at GSC from mid March onwards. Make a pledge (see side bar). Watch the movie. Love our planet.

But remember, don't just 'save the planet' for a week...

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On 3/03/2007 05:31:00 PM Anonymous Kurt said:
You are so right!
Let's all do our part!
(Oh, and if Al Gore decided to run, that wouldn't be a bad thing either.)
On 3/03/2007 11:40:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Wah so serious.. thought you were going to blog about the 7:1...hahaha
On 3/03/2007 11:40:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Yo...finished the planar chaos book...quite nice...maybe make some decks based on the storyline..heh
On 3/05/2007 10:57:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
phenom, believe it or not, this is a serious issue. and if we plan to leave behind an inhabitable planet for our future generations, we better start now.

separating our garbage into what can be recycled and what can't is a good start.

wanna swap book? i got book 1.

kurt, can't really comment coz i'm not from US of A. Sorry (in advance), but being an outsider, anyone is better than Bush! :P

some say he'll probably run if hillary is not getting the expected support from public.
On 3/06/2007 04:54:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
heh heh...

got my free pass to watch the premier... :)
On 4/01/2007 09:59:00 PM Anonymous John Boy said:
I found another thing you can do too.
Saw this website:
www.unpluggit.co.uk

which wants you to start unplugging your mobile phone charger when you're not using it. Apparently it wastes loads of electricity when you leave it plugged in. You can also sign a petition to the industry to get them to make new types of chargers that don't waste electricity. It's one great thing you can do today.










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