Monday, 27 September 2010

For a good cause

Beach cleaning.

An annual activity organised by the Body shop 
with the help of Coca-cola, 
and this year,
ERM (Environmental Resources Management) and The Golden Palm Tree Resort.

Last year it was in Port Dickson,
this year, last saturday,
we gathered at KL central,
ppl from UM and UKM,
sat in the bus for almost an hour
and went to Sepang Gold Coast,
a place where we knew as Bagan Lalang.

It wasn't really sunny,
so it was great.
an hour is not enough for us to clean the short stretch of beach.

It's amazing what kinda stuff you find on the beach.
we found plastic bags for soap powder,
a really big piece of sarong,
more than 600 cigarette buds,
about 100 ice-cream sticks
food wrapping

and that's only for our group of 5.
Imagine if every group got this amount or more of the same stuff.

Didn't take many photos coz our hands are smelly and dirty.
dun wanna make my phone suffer...

here goes.
before it started.
People who've changed into the blue T gathered at the deck to wait for the others to change.
I wore a tank top so I juz wore it over and took off my tank top from inside.
The art of speed changing.

Representative from ERM (I think)
maybe Body Shop. 
hate it when this happens.
I'm taking a photo of someone and voila, a person walks right in front of the camera.

 A think that i like about the Golden Palm Trees Resort
(other than the super cool/ beautiful design)
is that they have this. 
the 3 urn looking things are garbage bins and the wooden plank on top are the 3 categories of rubbish,
(glass, aluminium and plastic)

UM has this too,
but every obnoxious person juz dumps their garbage into any of the bins. WTF.
you're university students.
Very Underland-y. 
A few families of mushrooms grown under a tree. 

Another interesting thing found by fellow beach-cleaners.
(dead jelly fishes)
see the bag next to it?
it's full of them.
[poor them].

After the hot noon under the sun,
we got complementary drinks from Coca-cola.
and complementary lunch from The Golden Palm Trees Resort.
which was a huge variety of choices,
(but which was not being replenished fast enough)
so I was temporarily a vegetarian. FML..
(fuck my lunch)
[not literally]

The Body Shop was very generous this year.
They gave samples of their products to every volunteer,
and a box of gifts to every winner.

(Last year it was a box for the whole group.)

But the prizes were stupid if you ask me.
They were given for the sake of giving.

Can't say much can we.
They're free anyway.

to me beach cleaning is not about cleaning the beach.
It's about showing people
that we care for the environment.

And if you are the littering type,
shame on you.
You should knock your head against the wall.

It's juz not so hard to pick up your own garbage and put them in the bin.
Don't give excuses.

If everyone keep their garbage where it's supposed to be,
the whole world would be a (very much) cleaner place.

 that's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~


  1. I seriously dun understand why some ppl just find it so hard to approach the bin...