Thursday, April 22, 2010
Karaoke Khamis - Earth (Song) Day
Is it today? Let me Google.. Bless google, it is like a knowledge calendar that reminds me what's going on in the world LOL
Anyway, so 22nd April is known for Earth Day. I guess that we need to be reminded at least once a year that we need to appreciate the planet that we live in (I wonder if Martians feels the same way about their planet, or other planet habitants in any case).. Make you wonder isn't? But let's focus back to Earth. I guess that this day is made to remind us to count our blessings for being able to breathe the air, to enjoy the greeneries, the blues and greens of the sea.That we are still able to keep doing what we want to do and suppose to do. To live.
It is also to reflect on the bad things going on these days, how we badly treated our environment. But we all have our beliefs when treating the environment. You can be a downright environmentalist to a person who just don't care to recycle. Where is your stand on this.
Europeans condemn the act of Asian countries that destroy the jungle for the purpose of urban development. But for the Asian countries, jungle means under-develop and poor, so I can understand when Asian countries bulldozed the jungle to make way for highways, towns. I think well-controlled urbanism is important. It is OK to develop towns, cities, but I think it is important to preserve the nature. In US, Canada, Europe, Australia, you can see that eventhough in the cities, there are still big parks. I am not talking children playgrounds. But really nice big parks where people can still enjoy the greeneries, birds can build their nests....
I hope that as more and more people become aware of our environment, less ignorant and respect the other living creatures on this planet, it will be easier to keep the Eart "healthy". I have been living on this planet for over 30 years (yeah not going to give the exact number hush hush :p) and it is only this year I start to separate my houshold garbages to different recycle bins. It is an easy thing to do that we often take for granted.
Teaching the young ones of importance to respect the environment is important. They should start recycling at the early age. They should be aware of conserving water, keeping the beaches and river/sea clean.
Anyway, we can talk about this the whole day, but still do nothing. If you can't start preserving the environment today, just count for the blessing the joy that you have in on the Earth from you were born till today. I think the Earth would appreciate that you appreciate it.
OK! having said that, it's Thursday!!!!!!!!!! so it's the Karaoke time of the week... Yes!!!!
MJ came in mind with his Earth song.. Yay!!!! No other artist these days who could create a song about Earth and hit the right beat and reach to everyone's heart. Young and old. No nonsense lyric like "party in the USA", "pimp ship flying high" or "take your shirt off" LOL
So here's the Earth Song by Michael Jackson. RIP.