Monday, March 30, 2009
Earth hour vs Nyepi
Of coz me and Di definitely would not miss this event. For her whatever it deals with the polar bears as the vulnerable victim caused of global warming, she will be the fisrt in the line. Snow, another flatmate in yishun were joining also.
Me? I wanted to see how "romantic" it would be in this metropolitan city country when its light switched off.
What a surprise. It was not as good as the yahoo reports about that earth hour day. So, i share what it was not written in yahoo.
Apparently we were seated in the park facing exactly the (strucked & recovered) Merlion does. Between the Esplanade at our leftside and Fullerton at our right side. Esplanade only switched off the half durian. The future casino constructions (4-6 buildings if i m not mistaken)still had its megawatt lights. And some buildings still had their lights off. What a mess! It is not "romantic" at all! Ga kompak bener! I dont know whether it is for security matter or others.
Behind us the people with candle lights still amoung all the light the road and some buildings...singing and playing. The band on the stage still with electricity of the soundsystem.
Three of us enjoying our snacks during that 1 hour. For your information Di is indonesian, as i am, Snow is Myanmarese, so we also practising our english which were becoming singlish unrealized and totally unwanted! Damn...
As it wasn't going as i thought for a SWITCHING OFF hour so i may say it is not (yet) successfull. Maybe those people had fun on their own. But what was the contribution given for the earth itself? It cut their bills, maybe. But how much money spent by the comittee for the campaign, how much the residu caused of the candle lights? Is it worth it? I dont think so.
Take a look of Nyepi in Bali.
It really does make big contributions for the earth. Not just 60 minutes, but 24 hours, they switch off all lights, including candles. I m not presenting in numbers and those analytical things. But my Balinese friends are the witnesses. No lights means no lights. Big hugs for Balinese and those who participates !!Though we know some don't do it. But no problem! One island has saved the energy!