Saturday, August 28, 2010

Look What I Found While....

Above: books I discovered I had in my stash while looking for another title!!  
Two Roald Dahl books I have yet to read! Yeaahhhh!

A crochet book I purchased online 'The Book Depositary"
very good service!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

If You Really Need Another Hobby but Don't Know What?....

Are You Game For ~The No Impact Project Experiment~ ???

Shamelessly copied From CovertOperations78  ~ all links available there!

~ The No Impact Project Experiment ~

I had signed up for the
No Impact Project Experiment a few months ago, which is described as an 8-day carbon cleanse to help participants make lifestyle changes that will reduce their carbon footprint and help us understand how a lifestyle that is gentler to the environment can improve our quality of life.

I registered as a participant partly to see what other measures I could take beyond those I am already practicing, and partly because I hope to initiate a "No Impact Week" project on a large scale in the Klang Valley next year. After all, our actions must reflect our environmental values. I cannot hold forth on the deficiencies of REDDor cap-and-trade until my own environmental track record is beyond reproach.

Here are the guidelines and my basic plans for No-Impact Week:

(Note: I will have to drive on Tuesday as the Bentong Farm Sanctuary Helping Hands Visit had been planned weeks in advance and my friends are looking forward to it. However, we will be going 4 persons to a car so it is going to be quite a fuel-efficient trip. Nevertheless, Day 3 of my No-Impact Experiment will be pushed to Wednesday and the rest of my No-Impact Week will resume from there.)

Day 1: Consumption
I will have to audit every purchase I make and save all the rubbish I generate for the entire day in a plastic bag, to be taken out and reviewed the following day.

Day 2: Trash
Trash generated the day before will be separated, audited and reviewed. Participants are urged to rethink their consumption patterns to reduce waste.

Day 3: Transportation
Participants audit the number of fuel miles they travel each day and think of ways to reduce private vehicle usage / fossil fuel usage. Participants are encouraged to experiment with public transportation, ride-sharing programmes and alternative modes of travel.

Day 4: Food
Participants take their food list for whole week and calculate its Foodprint. Where did it come from? How did it get here? What is used in its production? Participants are encouraged to buy local, organic and fair trade whenever possible, and to opt for the least processed and least packaged foods.

Day 5: Energy
Participants carry out home and office energy audits and take action to reduce energy use. Which appliance is used the most? What can we do without? How can we reduce the number of electrical appliances we own and use?

Day 6: Water
Participants analyse their water footprint. How much water do we use at home and at work? What measures can we take to reduce our water use and wastage?

Day 7: Giving Back
Day 7 is spent on community service and environmental projects, and finding ways to contribute regularly to environmental movements and community initiatives.

Day 8: Eco-Sabbath
Participants analyse how they usually spend their day off, and think up what they can do on their rest day that doesn't require electricity, fuel, water wastage and/or unnecessary consumption.

Think you can own the Experiment? Then sign up for to participate in the next No Impact Week HERE!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

About Reading and Books...

PLEASE be informed that Bookxcess 3rd Anniversary sale is Fabulous! Sunday is the last day!  
Sharon sms-ed me yesterday that she bought so much she had difficulty carting the haul to the car!

Time for Getting In Touch With An Old Friend.....
since my aunt had just pop home for visit from Greece, 
thought I should pay the Mediterranean a visit
through Paul Theroux's The Pillars of Hercules

 what is that beneath the book? go visit HERE!

Friday, August 13, 2010

It Is That Time Of The Year Again....

First, the MoonCake eating festival is round the corner.  And as we get older, the number of mooncakes we consume is lesser as the years fly pass us.  But there is a plus point... you will agree that this cutesy 2 piece-pack makes up for all the mooncakes we can not eat!????

You can insert a picture into the pink color space!
Below:  Another 'this time of the year' - it is Bulan Puasa again and BIG Sigh, no more sweet kuih muih etc for me.  I was safe in choosing this Pejal for my early dinner yesterday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Something My Sister Sent Me!



Software Engineers never die.....They just go Offline!

Free Book Give-Away!

Margot Berwin's first novel, Hothouse Flower. 
The book is an ficticious journey for the reader and the writer. 
Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire is just plain fun.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reading etc

Above: started Patricia Cornwell's Predator a week ago and its being interrupted by my crochet frenzy!

Above:  My two gurls were rather amazed with the contents.... Bento-ing for the kids or for the mummies?

3 ! Three! Tiga! Taai! Anniversary of Bookxcess!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Oh My Gosh! Its August Already!

Here is an Ultra Cutesy Baby Site I found!   
See How A Mommy Keeps Herself Busy While The Baby Sleeps.......

We were late to Sri Suria last Sunday cos Di had an errant to run for her grandma, my mother!  We were joined by Di's secondary school mate, Brenda nearing end of this meal!
Asam Laksa
Penang Chay Kueh Teow
Curry Laksa
Mamak Rojak

Water Melon Juice
Above: My book haul for the visit
Yet Another View of Ripples!
Go See Here For More Pictures!