Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas N Happy New Year 2009

Wishing You & Your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

No matter how small it may be, Hope keeps us going.

May God Bless You
May God Protects you

May God Keeps you

Psalm 91 :1
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Is Landslide Man Made or Natural Disaster

Who has seen the wind ?

On the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa, there were indeed many warning signs, like trees falling, snakes slithered into many houses, minor landslide cutting off road etc.....

( Click on picture to read details of the relevant report)

In Bernama
So Bernama said it was reported to the MPAJ......

In Guang Min Daily

Many residents said snakes slithered into many bungalows before the landslides.

Landslide cut off the road 6 days earlier

Is the landslides Man made or Natural Disaster ?

A review by guang Min Daily.

When will we ever learn ??

Dr. Benjamin George, who survived the Highlands Tower disaster 15 years ago, which killed 48 people, was not convinced that things would get better.

" 3 months, the tractor will start work again."

Who has seen the wind ?
Neither I nor you;

But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind ?
Neither I nor you;

But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

By Christina Rossetti

Westly's note
John 3:8 The wind bloweth - According to its own nature, not thy will, and thou hearest the sound thereof - Thou art sure it doth blow, but canst not explain the particular manner of its acting. So is every one that is born of the Spirit -

The fact is plain, the manner of his operations inexplicable.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Disaster Operation/Relief Centre of landslides

On the landslides in Bukit Antarabangsa, these two weeks has been filled with news, write up, articles on landslides not only in Bukit Antarabangsa but also it extended to other states of Malaysia. discussions, blogs, photos by the novices & professionals on hill slopes projects, done and half done are also all over.

I chanced upon a blog that gives me differing views.

Within the first 2 hours the landslide was made aware.

Disaster Operation Centre by one name was set up under the leadership of Dr. Rafickk and his teams.

and Disaster Relief Centre was set up by Raja Nazarudin Raja Nazron and his teams.

both caters to the need of the landslides victims.

I know neither one of them.

One sure thing and a common denomination from there is that there are in our midst, quick thinking, community leaders, whose kind heart must have melted at the sight of disaster, and took quick action to rescue others.

I think it is good enough for us to know these two leaders and their teams responded to the call of their kind heart.

May God bless them and their teams richly.

How the recue operations progress from then on can be read from the blog. The blogger and the comments written therein from respondent is really, really thoughts provoking.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bukit Antarabangsa Landslides Malaysia

Photos on landslides that happened on December 5, 2008 in Bukit Antarabangsa.

Click for clearer view on view from the foothill

Overall view from the top of the hill

Overall view from the top of the hill

Zoom view from the top of the hill

I took these photos from up and down the hills that can see the effects of landslides on december 11, 2008

Houses & Properties Damaged

Damaged Cars Being Towed Away

Damaged Roads

The police tied yellow PVC ribbons to prevent anyone getting near to the dangerous disaster site.
Is there a limit human being can go ?

Trees uprooted, a week after the landslide.

Is there a line of limit we can or cannot cross

We always support responsible development to cater for growth, however, when disaster of this sort happened, God will always gets the blame, it's Natural Disaster by ACT OF GOD !!!!

When God Speaks, do we humans hear ?

Human Oh Human, where is the line you are not to cross.......... ?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Landslides in Bukit Antarabangsa

" All projects at the hill slopes will stop ? "

Our Deputy Prime Minister said in the news, and so were the others said uninamously, at Bukit Antarabangsa when they visited the victims of landslides.

Who has the power to decide on whether to cut or not to cut the hills ? how does those state land/lands especially those which are so near to the water source ended up in some minority's hand ?

Surely these are the questions any plain Tom, Dick & Mary will ask

How did the hills were approved for cut to develop high priced housing, in ranges of millions per unit.

The selfish intention of the minority who, the motives of those involved for the hills to be cleared and developed is obviously a discussions as hot as the hot potatoes now.

$ $$$ versus The Will to put priority in ensuring all to live in safe enviroment.

" All projects at the hill slopes will stop ? " rings like a chorus from the broken gramaphone, some hears this first time, others have heard many times before, The lyric is being sung again now, obviously it is out of seeing some suffering right before our eyes.

( source from NST ) I believed there are many more not in this list.

I am overstriken by anger and grief.

It is my belief many will feel the same like I do, especially when innocent lives were lost again.

Even fools will not deny approval to cut down hills upon hills, from Ampang to Petaling Jaya, from Damansara to Ulu Yam, is done for one sure thing, financial gain.

Some may argue, if there is demand for such housing, well, there is always supply, though you may have to cut the hill/hills down.

It is money, money & money & money.

Is money the root of all evil ?????

" We are against the cutting of hills " echoing everywhere, from those directly affected and those not affected. "

Saves Bukit Gasing, Saves Our Geen Lung "

The law of nature says, massive clearance like cutting hills will lead to soil erosion, though humans may claim to have ways and technology to avert it. The Developer invited the residents to bring technical expert to proof otherwise like what had happened to Ukay Heights near Taman Hijau, Ampang.

Melawati, the township situated left to the Klang Gate dam, the very dam that supply water to the Kuala Lumpur cityfolks, there is massive, massive work done to cut down HillssssssSSsSS$$$ssssssssssssss$ssssss.

Massive, Massive, Massive, Massive, Tremendously Massive land clearing is underway.

Upmarket houses costing millions each unit in the making.

( The above pictures were contribution from Amelia's camera. She is against cutting down of hills too )

Within the Melawati vicinity, The Save the Melawati Hill Association work to protest against the cutting down of Melawati hill, and they are still protesting.
It is indeed an upheavel task, a tedious and long road to get the authority to hear out why the hill should not be cut.

" All projects at the hill slopes will stop ? " versus Saves Our Hill/Hills

To the many unsung champions in conservation, whether they are from Melawati, Taman Hijau Ampang, Bukit Gasing, & Bukit Damansara, there is a glimpse of hope that shines from the other end of the tunnel.

Will those in authority walks their talks ??????????

Comments anyone ??

Condolence to those who has lost their love ones and your belonging, May God strengthen you in times of hardship & difficulties.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Eric

Wishing you mountains of happiness Eric, more than all the mountains you have climbed

Wishing you cool mountain breeze, as cool as the ice

Wishing you the best friendship that refreshes your days.

Wishing you all of God's blessings for your kindness, none of us could repay.

A toast to you for good health

A toast to you for good wealth

One more toast to you for strong legs

so you may enjoy all the mountains that your legs can take.

May you be happy always

Happy 60th Birthday Eric, from all of us

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

冲冲喜 : 来点喜庆红的, 冲冲喜, 也不错

冲冲喜 : 来点喜庆红的, 为筱清,为筱清朋友 冲冲喜, 也不错

Some of my favourite pictures, taken in

中国第一水—- 周庄.

Zhou Zhang Water Village, an hour drive from Shanghai.

Amelia said she definately want to go back again for the 蹄,which i didn't allowed during our trip then. ( it was so waxy looking, exactly like those showpiece that looks real but is fake at the entrance of the restaurent shelf )