Monday, March 30, 2009

The light...

Folks, on that March 28, just before 8:30PM the telephone rang and it was our youngest grandson seven years old Azib calling to remind me that I had to switch off the light. I listen to his giggle and I smile and thought that what a way to remind Grandpa of this important event that is going to happen all over the world come 8:30PM tonight. I replied that I would do that when the time come and thank him for reminding me. Happy he put down the phone. He had told me earlier that he would switch off the light for one hour from that time. I am indeed glad that kids of this generation understood the important of doing the right things at such a early age. So folks it was really nice to see most home at our neighbourhood switch off the light for one hour on that evening.

After switching off the light at our home I went outside to look at the scene of the city. Sure enough the two landmark of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower are totally dark tonight. So are most of the tall buildings in the city. Great we all did it this time and I believe all the major cities all over the world are doing the same. Indeed it is great to see that we the citizen of the world could cooperate on such a project, in a small way to save our planet by conserving energy. Let us do it again and again our own way by not switching light that we do not really need, thus it not only save our planet but our money as well.

I do felt great that our kids and grand kids are in this together. Have a nice day.


Akmal said...

Azib, never fail to impress all your readers :D
Energy crisis and climate change got the limelight of this March issue of National Geographic; apparently energy expenditure in US is worst at home.
And I think it should be more or less the same in Malaysia; or at least at the second place after motor vehicle carbon emission level. Anyhow; we can conclude that it is always related to us; hence there are always things we can do something about this problem we are having. In fact, we can save lots of money and energy if we know how to.

Pak Idrus said...

Akmal, thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting especially so on little Azib. Well it look like he has a better memory that me. That is life and am continue to enjoy living.

Thanks as well for sharing your thoughts on the uses of energy worldwide and I do hope that your generation would continue to find way and mean to use our limited resources wisely.

Have a nice day.

LaLaLOLa said...

azib sgt comel wah!!!!!!

Pak Idrus said...

LaLaLOLa, thanks for the visit and the good words on my grandson Azib.

Well, that is the wonder of been a Grandpa and golden age.

Have a nice day and take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pak Idrus,

I had a great time during that Earth hour. Your cucu is so sensible. You are such a blessed granpy. ;-)



Pak Idrus said...

Anonymous[YA], Yvonne, thanks for the visit and the good words on my family. True the grandkids are just wonderful gift at this stage of life. That night they had a great time enjoying the dark in their home.

It was indeed fun and great to know that you too did enjoy that historical hour.

Have a nice day.

Covert_Operations'78 said...

Well done, Pak Idrus, Azib and all at home! Azib is such a smart and responsible little guy!

Earth Hour may be just a symbolic act, but it shows that we can all unite and work peacefully towards a common goal, that of reducing energy use and protecting the environment. It is a good starting point to get ordinary citizens like us to reflect on the things we can do to reduce our impact on the environment.

Please come over to my blog when you have the time to see how we celebrated Earth Hour!

Best regards,

Pak Idrus said...

Covert_Operations'78, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and the compliment on Azib.

Thanks as well for sharing your thoughts on this issue. It look like if everyone of us cooperate we would surely achieve a lots.

Have a nice day.

M.Kate said...

Happy Earth day and thanks for the contribution..whatever small it is, it matters..Have a great day Pak Idrus ..

Pak Idrus said...

M.Kate, thanks for the visit and the good words. Well we all have to do our parts for good mother earth.

Have a nice day.