I think of it when i drink a glass of milk

I think of it when i drink a glass of milk

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A step closer...

Visiting the AGRO PARK at the back of my hostel which is being developed by Universiti Malaysia Kelantan's students are becoming more and more interesting adding to the creativity of the students in venturing various business and new exploration. To name some : Moderate scale mushroom planting, fish breeding , vegetable planting and the latest one is Suka- Banyak Haiwan ! The cute mini zoo comprising rabbits, birds, tortoise and hen are so adorable. They are hop in excitement just as soon as we enter to feed them. Obviously, they were a little 
ticklish and the funniest part is that , the rabbits started chewing my slippers  as it was bright orange in color. Huhu....at times animals are BODOH!Loes 'ok at them...hungrily eating away.....a never ending feed! Kangkung....carrots....are the FAVS! they even crawl up the container to reach the food but Khirijha goes ' Ei...ei....no no...po angge( go there)..'trying to be a instructor( Wishing all the best to her for her to train them further)Sharm just enjoyed feeding the little TELETUBBITS!also..experiencing the sniffing all around.As soon as that konon girl( KHIRIJHA) got her the keys of the mini zoo. She was just shaking away( meaning : was so dominating/ showing the power that she had keys/ dancing up and down saying that she was supposed to take care of them ) not knowing that we were planning to break the lock and replace it so that we could get hold of the mini zoo in time to come.hahaha.....! The sad story goes like this; Science Natural Resources had a subject by the title Hidupan Liar and we were suppose to take care of these little rabbits but they were not delivered to the uni in time and as a result, we had to take care of the rodents. The hamsters were so cute too. It is nice to spend time with them after a whole day of hard work. Sadly it was last semester and now I have my Chel with me.
This is another chicky one....hopping here and there just like RABBIT MACHA!Feeding these small hip hops  is really fun and they are so tame....this is were we can show the 'Manism' or Heroism in us! Not to an angry dog/fierce tiger / but only to a rabbit..a cute little tame rabbit.

Schedule to feed at 7 am and 3pm, of course a lot of commitment is required when you are involved in these volunteerism and remember STUDENTS ARE NOT PAID! but it depends on their creativity to generate money and also role it to purchase and gain profit.When I look at it, touch it and get hold of it.. i remember SATAY KAJANG ARNAB! i feel so sorry for it but,,,anyway....people do agree that its meat is very delicious.Poor rabbits- skewed into satays...!My friend did invite me over to take care of the animals but I have to consider a little..!
( due to my commitments)Lastly, my first experience on such things willl definately make the a difference.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A nasi lemak Tuesday

Class at 8am - arrghh forget it! We focus more on nasi lemak ok?????

TABLE 2 WITH 3 PEOPLE: the photos illustrates this!

Debating between nasi lemak and toasted bread+half boiled egg!....DECIDED! nasi lemak....and some nice hot TEH'O! it was so filling and it has been so so so so long since i had this!


Alex was slurping away his pocked/smashed/ mixed half boiled egg! and Nyamby was posting away for a photo just because I took Alex's! hehe...so cute... look below

What happened next?

The kick start of NESCAFE. walking past our hostel and i could see red banner and some new faces distributing a form! But SPOTTED! free nescafe chilled drink..I grabbed it and the promoter said ' Feel up tu dulu, baru dapat minum.! HMMM....embarrassing! 

It was a questionaire and it was cool! Fill up your particulars and tick 3 most preferred choices of your future career! 
1. of course NOg WoKeRs
2. POhtO juRoliNAst
3. .......( something to do with modelling)

 look at our man busy filling up here....:

look at the bubble and I am imagining that Nyamby is representing my group when he post for this. Which means he will take over all the assignments given and we just have to study!!! HANDSOME MASCOT FOR UMK!(alex and Sharm  - misssssssing)

At 12. 15 - Finalize candidates jonining the motivational program to Kuala Terengganu and all particulars sent in! Mr. Marwan did help us alot and further more encouraged us so much to join this program as it would be beneficial if you consider yourself a leader.

and  unintentional meeting with Juniors. I have to share something so important! First indian girl in the Veterinarian  Faculty! she got in after her diploma in pharmacy! Doesn't that sound weird ? But it did happen...faith!Faithed to be a DR!So proud of her! 
The left most is an up coming environmentalist and she has just begun a project on ' Say No to Plastic in UMK CAFE' and she proposed a 1 month trial period on every Tuesday and she has 2 other members working with her.

The BOSS in black is from Bioindustry course and she said ' AKKA! do you know that my plan is to obtain degree here and work in either Police force or customs and my 1st choice is Customs ;)...I want more money! I mean it..illegal money!' and she giggled! The other expressed their feelings on how some choosy students are nowadays. They are offered seats to pursue their degree which has become a must- have in your life yet students are rejecting it due to location factor even in this borderless world! How sad? Only 23 indian students enrolled themselves in UMK this year and a total of 20 girls and 3 boys! WOMEN POWER!


                                         Alex : MENGAPA KITA PERLU BELAJAR?
                                         Miss: Sebab you bodoh!

And some rushing to finish the forgotten...............as usual
the class was so interesting! We learned the flow of preliminary assessment and detailed assessment and the tutor welcomed our questions and our ideas so much so we enjoyed her class and thanks to DR. KASSIM for introducing new talented jewels of UMK to shine in classes. Frankly, I am satisfied with her teaching..despite she tries her best to speak English I think she puts in a lot of effort in this to keep up to some level rather than just vomiting out of slide plus in Bahasa! Credits to you dear tutor!

her favourite question of the day~ 19 categories of DOE department?
and of course! ~ loves to call me MALLAR

I have more to come...in my next post! got to get ready for film series ! And hope to update soon by tonight
( depending on the internet connection)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Vision 2020?

Friday July 9, 2010

Solid waste to reach 30,000 tonnes per day by 2020


SOLID waste produced by Malay sians is increasing annually and expected to reach 30,000 tonnes daily by 2020, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukim.
He said the rate of recycling efforts was expected to reach 22% by 2020 based on calculations of the National Strategic Plan on Solid Waste in 2005.
Answering a question by Datuk Rashid Din (PKR-Merbok), Lajim said the 3R (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse) programme will be the key strategy to educate Malaysians on waste management and that the ministry had spent RM3.4mil in 2006, RM3.3mil in 2007 and RM1.5mil in 2008 on this.
In another development, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek tabled the Perbad anan Stadium Malaysia Bill 2010 yesterday, proposing the formation of a new corporation to develop and manage stadiums and sports complexes in the country.
He said the corporation would be responsible, among others, to promote stadiums at national and international levels as the venue for sports, recreation, cultural, commercial and entertainment events.
The Bill will replace the Stadium Merdeka Corporation Act 1963 and repeal the Stadium Merdeka Corporation.
The House also heard a proposal by Datuk Mohd Sirat Abu (BN-Bukit Katil) for helicopters to be used to get to road accident victims on highways because ambulances sometimes arrived late at the scene.
(Extracted from THE STAR)

Lets support DULUX!

(From left) Yasmin Rasyid, Marlene Kaur, Lee Heng Keng, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints (Southeast Asia and Pacific) managing director Jeremy Rowe, Goh Cheok Wong and S. Perry at the launch of the AkzoNobel Dulux Paint Bank. — Picture by Goh Thean Howe

Read more: Dulux paints town green with recycling effort http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/2dot/Article/#ixzz0uE0jlxcR

(Extracted from NST)
KUALA LUMPUR: Leftover paint can be recycled.
AkzoNobel's Dulux Paint Bank has launched an educational campaign at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, here yesterday.

ICI Paints (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Goh Cheok Wong said the campaign was to encourage consumers to recycle their unused paint.

"We want to reach out to the consumers and educate them on how to care for the environment," said Cheok.
The public can drop off their paint at Tesco Mutiara Damansara in Selangor, Tesco Tebrau City in Johor, Tesco Sungai Petani in Kedah and Tesco Kota Baru in Kelantan.

The paint will be sent to the waste management company Texcycle Technology (M) Bhd to be treated. The oil, water and chemical compounds are separated to be reused.

"The chemicals are converted into harmless sludge," said Cheok.

Each person may only hand over 15 litres of paint for recycling.

The collection period is from Friday to July 3, from 10am to 8pm.

For every 15 litres of paint received, AkzoNobel will contribute a litre of paint. The target is to collect 20,000 litres of paint.

Some of the paint collected will be used to refurbish the Children Protection Society Penang, The Spastic Children's Association of Johor, and Sinar Suria Children Home, Temerloh.

For information, visit www.duluxpaintbank.org. -- By C. Premananthini

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Unesco Nature Photo competition

The first thing hit my mind was the photo of flies mating! It was a unforgettable experience as I never expect to have a shot of that. They just fly away within a 'tick'and despite of that I made it! However, i did not have the time to change my lens into to magnify it and this is my best shot!

Photo taken at Jeli Umk Campus, early evening.

and my second photo was

The theme : The bloom
Time : 3 pm
Date : 25- 06-2010
Venue : Washington D.C

Bunga tahi ayam rupa - rupanya cantik juga!

Lantana Camara or Bunga Tahi Ayam - 
A native of America, this herbaceous shrub like plant, has made a home in Malaysia. The flowers are in a cluster, shaped like an umbrella. They come in various colors though the orange and yellow are the most popular. They have hairy thorny stems and rough leaves have a strong and sharp aroma that is almost pungent. 
bunga Tahi Ayam( local meaning ) ~chicken's droppings~

Unfortunately, I did not win the competition but very much satisfies with the remarks from the professional photographer for my first picture " The moments are very expensive"

Hoping my best to conduct more of this simple activities to encourage students to enjoy taking photographs of the nature and feel the love for the nature!Anyway thanks to Unesco and Umk for giving me the opportunity to submit my best shots of the semester!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Student Leader on Environmental Issues

During the 5 weeks visit to the States, we had a golden opportunity to fly to another Island from Oahu called The Big Island and the reason for it to be called such is because it is the biggest Island in Hawaii.

THE DRYLAND FOREST showing how African plants has been invasive and destroy the cycle of local plant there. It is a terrible drought and it looks very dry

 The trip there was totally a different side of the States!Malaysian would understand it better with the best one word description, - ' Kampung'. In the Big Island, we were brought to organic farms, bays, garden house/school( practically having a garden or small farm at your backyard) , volcanic mountains( active since 1983), parks, Kohala Range Centre were we had a teamwork/leadership rope course.

Rope course at Koala Ranch with Nasha Lee( A participant from  Malaysia as well , specifically from University of Malaya)

Smoking away in the volcanic mountain!

By now I am sure that we can somehow imagine the 'Greenness' of the Big Island. We were led by a representative called Sam Birch and she so closely monitoring us in terms of necessities, care, and also anything in extras. There were another 2 volunteers originally from the Island , Evi and Naupaka who took care of us like brothers and sisters.

 We also had the chance to learn their traditional chant and carry out rituals in the name of Goodess Pele( the God of Fire). Hawaiian culture had a lot of      similarities with the Indian culture in terms of Hierarchy, status, the number and symbolic meaning of Goddess, and the legends.

The picture was taken at Mauna Loa volcano at about 5.30am after the ritual ceremony for Goodess of Pele( goodess of Fire)

Goodess of Pele

They emphasize so much so in organic farming that they are all out against Genetically Modified Crops. They are all against the modification even though a survey done in the small town in Hilo, states that 3/5 people in the Island agree that the genetic modification has been already there since decades ago. Some even clearly state that ;If the crop is yielding more and there is no need to worry about diseases, why not just feed on them? The oldies said that they some how want to retain the originality of the plants so that less evolution takes place and the future generation would be able to taste a banana as a banana and not as some other new plant.

                                                                     Colors of Freshness!

Overall, the Big Island showed us the drawback of a developed country such as importing vegetables in on rise and land is scare in the island and many acres are used to for landfill. In addition, waste are actually brought out of the island to mainland to be disposed! This is something serious we have to look into. They are welcoming tourist only as a tourist but are not in favor of having any 'outsider' for more than a duration for vacation due to land constrain.Rich will always get richer and the poor are always left behind as they are. Many invaders better known as tourist be change their mind to reside there and invest in lands leaving less share for the locals to carry out agricultural activities, individual farming which unintentionally increases the demand for fresh vegetables and the prices of these solids hike up overnight.
                    The GOOD FOOD at BIG island!

More to share in time to come.

Muhammad Zulhilmi and me were participants of SUSI 2010( Study in the United States Institute for Global Environment Issues ) representing Malaysia and the I wanted to share this online newsletter with you, as it has an article about the SUSI program in it, with pictures and some quotes from a few of us. I hope you enjoy reading it!


( extracted from the http://www.kohalacenter.org/Leaflet/Jul10/TKCleaflet0710back.html#susi)

Lessons and Memories from Hawai‘i Island 
Reflections from Participants in the Study of the United States Institute
(SUSI) for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues
Photo: John Cusuick, an East-West Center staff member, talks to the group at the base of Kīlauea Iki Crater.
I enjoyed the history of the Island Kingdom of Kamehameha and the early morning ritual ceremony at Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park! It was an awesome experience and also a golden opportunity for an intimate connection with the NATURE. Pele attracted me so much so I am reading a book on her. Congratulations to Samantha Birch at The Kohala Center, who coordinated the program so well. I would like to say that we had Big time on the Big Island!—Kuvinn Mallar, Malaysia
Ms. Kuvinn Mallar Armugam is studying natural resource management at University Malaysia Kelantan with a focus on alternative energy to solve environmental problems in Malaysia. Ms. Armugam is president of the Eco-Friendly Club as well as the founder of a campus recycling program where she volunteers with fellow students. Ms. Armugam received the Global Diamond Award for environment related issues in 2007 at her high school. She will explore environmental problem solving in the U.S. in order to learn how to teach Malaysians about recycling so that waste and the effects of global warming are reduced.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Energy revolution - Greenpeace

( extracted from facebook and the only purpose is to support this act)
the aim is to at least reach 1000...dont at least 1000 people want a clean energy for future use? Come on....just spend a minute signing the pledge. You can make a change! When people see others taking actions...more and more will be afraid to commit offence and there would be a Green WORLD within a few decades. Lets strive together!

World Environment Day 13 – 15th July 2010 @ UNESCO

                                           Pantai Cahaya Bulan @ 7.45 am
My first beach cleaning participation at Pantai Cahaya Bulan ;UNESCO – MPKBUMK. I have to say that the PCB Resort  is led by Mr. Maniam .( remember this is in Kelantan)

70 students 20staffs 30 MPKB workers and everyone ; bent- picked – throw(such a synchronized act)but indeed tiring. It was so good to hear them saying : Banyaknya sampah dibuang!!!...The awareness is being awaken!!! Yohoo....its that what we want? The objective of this campaign is accomplished! It was too good a experience because we came across all sorts of rubbish and it was a large amount and the beach cleaning lasted for about 1 hour along a 2 km length of shore.

Students picking up rubbish at the beach
Group of enthusiasts!

Cap for shade   

Thanks to UNESCO for the support!
1 Species - 1 Planet - 1 Future

The followin day:

SUNRISE....just for me! A beautiful day just to think for about the environment, environment and environment! Fully motivated and highest in energy to attend the opening ceremony and also the forum comprising a professor from the environmental field, representative from PERHILITAN and DEPARTMENT O F ENVIRONMENT. The informative forum lasted for nearly 2 hours and it gave a slight introduction about the current environmental situation including the forest status in Malaysia, awareness,  DOE’ S objectives and it was seconded with questions :

1.      * Is it fair for the less developed states in Malaysia ( Sabah and Sarawak ) to remain that way while the developed states pollute them day by day?

2.      * Define climate change and from the panel’s point of view, what is the main course of global warming?
3.       How is it possible to have a sustainable campus?

4.     *  The upcoming Jeli UMK campus is formerly from an oil plant plantation, some areas of forest and habitat for many flora and fauna. Is it correct to develop the state regardless of the wide collection of biodiversity?

5.    *   The best renewable energy for electricity usage( the most less impact to the environment)

6.    *   As a student, how to  encourage the public to car pool, use more public transportation and also cycle to work?

These question were answered in a moderately acceptable way and it the quick conclusion was to have ‘THINKING PEOPLE’  and the most important is to have analytic way of thinking besides having to understand scientist’s point of view. One should be able to analyse both sides of the plate to have a better idea about a crisis.

Monday, July 12, 2010


3rd year...I have been too much on holidays  and not to get back on track ..not too tough but thinking of my action plan, Siep presentation, last semester left over commitment...an our programs moto: Strive for nature...recycling project...beach cleaning.. finding places to carry out my internships..oooo the list goes on and on..

B6 - A1- 21...same place same bed same cupboard same table same stickers:)The first day of class..
Environmental Impact Assessment ( a big term ) but was a good briefing on it and Dr. Kassim did show us THE OPPORTUNITIES! The assessment and consideration of each and every element involved ; hydrology, geology, drilling, socio- economy, pollution, nature, culture and there are about 20 consultants working on a project depending on the amount of investment. Doesn't it sounds great? Anyway there is a catch! Communication, open - mind, able to accept and also link ideas among those professionals.. lastly making a building a Building/plant!

Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant ~ to ponder!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Relating to too much of green nowadays..

Hey so exciting to see the Recycle Trend in Bukit Mertajam , Penang! It was a lorry and I was trying to chech it out!

Cycle Trends specialises in the disposal and destroying of electronic waste that contains sensitive proprietary technology. The scrap goes through a process of crushing and shredding to destroy all intellectual property assets before it is recycled. If necessary, we can even customise a disposal package that meets your requirements for destroying your electronic scrap.

We recognize the complexity of our client's waste management requirements. In order for our clients to concentrate on their core business, Cycle Trend Industries provides a package of services ranging from electronics waste managementferrous/non-ferrous scrap management to total waste management and consultancy. The separating and electrolysis machines on our plant allow us to deliver maximum value from our clients' waste.

Cycle Trend Industries Sdn. Bhd.
No. 1001, Jalan Perindustrian Bukit Minyak,
Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Minyak,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, S.P.T. Penang, Malaysia.

Tel: +604- 507 8089
Fax: +604- 508 0861
E-mail: enquiry@cycle-trend.com

I am so happy that there is such a big company taking so much concern over
the environment and also initiating such a business to reduce the waste from
 ending up in the landfill. This is a good and upcoming business! 

To those of my friends majoring in Business@ UMK...
Please have a look at this website and gain some ideas. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Task day!Bus to Komtar from Dato Keramat and the first time in Penang in a bus by myself. Was a bit of an experience and I never had this chance before. Thanks to Amma for suggesting this.

Anyway, Khairil Othman a representative from the Timbalan Menteri Pulau Pinang I,

 gave me hope about the beach cleaning which would be soon held in Batu Feringghi with the help of USM students and also public involvement. It would be held after the Raya celebration due to the fasting month.However, the proposal is still pending due to date finalization and participants.
Secondly I had an invitation for


   Nama Program  : Program Motivasi Insan Cemerlang PMR Dan SPM
    Tarikh                 : 24 Julai 2010 (Sabtu)
    Tempat              : Yayasan Aman, Penanti, Pulau Pinang.
    Penyertaan        : Pelajar PMR dan SPM Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan   
                                  Penanti seramai 150 orang.

Those who are interested please contact me. 

1.0                        ATURCARA MAJLIS

7.30 pagi         : Pendaftaran peserta
8.00 pagi         : Sarapan pagi
8.15 pagi         : Ceramah oleh penceramah jemputan
10.15 pagi       : Minum pagi
10.30 pagi       : LDK
12.00 tgh         : Majlis penutup
1.00 tgh           : Makan tengah hari
                          : Bersurai

Komtar Penang @ 3.40pm 

Thirdly, here is another invitation to :
Love our nature by Genting Resort World( hosted by MCJN)
Sunday, August 1, 2010
9:30am - 7:30pm
Long House, Awana Genting Highlands
: Presentation of current environmental issues and Genting Goes

Green Initiatives
: Eco Trek Treasure Hunt
: Eco-Youth Environmental Innovation (EYE)

Objectives :
• To increase awareness among youth on the importance of environment
• To educate the youth on ways to preserve the nature by making use of the
importance of 3R – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
• To educate the youth on the consequences of environment pollution
towards human beings and the Earth
• To improve children’s character development in terms of teamwork and
self-confidence by engaging in team-building activities
• To enhance the relationship between Genting Malaysia Berhad& the youth
• To expose the youth to new environment
Presentation of Genting Goes Green Initiatives

To those who are interested please feel free to contact me for further details.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The rush

( Picture extracted from Benjamin's collection)
Alarming wake and I thought of my campus, action plan, events, beach cleaning, Komtar visit this afternoon, aunt' shop in Little India, and then Firdaus proposal on collaborating a workshop for younger environmentalist,and campus back again. Rushed down to check my mail and yea! Firdaus was online!Firdaus is thinking of having a workshop for the young environmentalist and the date has been set : 12 September 2010 - 18 September 2010. The workshop comprising 20 participants from UM, UMK and UMT have to submit their environmental project, undergo an interview/ round table discussion and finally enroll themselves in a 1 week all- sponsored program after presenting their projects. The workshop will be held in Kelantan and also Kuala Lumpur. He is working on the schedule and the site visits. We will need volunteers and however, the facilitators would include ; Benjamin Ong( UM). Nasha Lee ( UM), Muhammad Zulhilmi( UMK) and both of us.
Now, now, now...crossing my mind is :
The exact situation which is running in Firdaus's too. A brief introduction to environmental leadership and the purpose/  implementation is their states they belong too/ community they would want to serve in future/ their contribution to the nature and some must - learn theory. And the night session, the ever wanting to share. experienced volunteers, interns, environment based coursemates! Catching up with their latest was indeed good especially when they were the ones directly involved in the foundation or movement.

Intern at the University of Hawaii at Manoa sharing his experience with Firdaus.And when i looked out,
 I saw Tess on the grass...reaching high up right from the bottom!( of her heart) all in green...

Soon, an individual became many individuals...

The SUSI 2010..first day joy...lasted for 5 weeks.

This is Mr. Fert..my junior who has been inspiring me so much to start a blog for the past 6 weeks and before I enter my 3rd year of Degree..I have toooooooo! Thank you very much superman, he is Firdaus from Penang and I have to admit that Penang people rock! No doubt about that Fert as you always say too.. Penang is Heaven( both place and food)! Its Heritage day and today I can assure you that many of them would have realizes that they are just so lucky to be part of Penang(trust me). Happy journey back to Umk Fert and hoping to meet you by this Sunday to set up more events and awareness programs.

another hero of mine. LOOK AT HIM! he is so so so ........awhhh...handsome...i have no reason but i just like him...for a fact i don't really go for fair/white looking guys but i some how find Black has its beauty by itself. He is just beyond my explanation...

Two more person I would like to introduce is my sister , Rema

and my friend, Shanjeev.
A part- time motivator, but he succeeded! Managed to at least influence 5 people through his motivation (a rough estimation)

They just have such special  role in my life and they always keep me going and most essentially, they motivate me positively! a GO for anything I suggest or like. This is something I really look forward because being adventures , there is a need for someone to support from the back and not to always de-motivate me and there goes my dreams/ plans for the next 6 months down the drain.

My close friend who will almost take any risk just to save me or keep me out of trouble...the immature, tall, pretty yet dark, so called DOCTOR..but only God knows her future( either as a housewife or a qualified doctor) she always gets the best shouts( note : not shout outs)from me.. and she always needs to be the priority in whatever I do, special one. and bla bla...yes at times I do 'layan' her....but most of the times., sorry lerr....She is none other than...Miss Priyadarsini.....I have to admit.She is special!