Monday, September 18, 2006

My Adventure Doing Some Charity Work

Young Reef Explorer 2006 @ Aquaria KLCC, 9th September 2006.

It was probably due to the fact that most of us were broke and couldn't afford to go off on a dive trip somewhere, or it could be that we were bored and had nothing better to do. Thus, we decided to do a bit of charity work. Not any charity work, but something interesting that would benefit us financially as well.

We decided to take some unde
rpriviliged kids and introduce them to SCUBA. We also decided to have someone else bear all the expenses. Clever eh? *wink*

Therefore, under the banner of the Malaysian Society for Marine Sciences (MSMS) we approached Aquaria KLCC and pitched the idea to them. The powers-that-be at Aquaria thought that it was a bloody good idea and promised us the use of their facilities as well as sponsoring us with the expenses. We then approached Yayasan Bakti Khidmat Masyarakat of Malaysia to provide us with 20 kids, aged between 12-15 years, to introduce them to SCUBA under Aquaria's Dive with Sharks programme.

Well, to cut a long story short, the kids had tons of fun, eventhough the basis of the event was chucking them all into Aquaria's main tank with the sharks, and err... manta rays. I had the dubious honor of taking the kids on a tour of aquarium but unfortunately, I was only able to provide them an explanation on the herpetofauna species while the fishes were limited to, "ikan nih goreng pon sodap".

Aquaria was so pleased with our contribution in making them look good that they pledged RM50K for our future scientific projects. Currently, we have one Reef Check Project off the waters of PD slated for the end of the year, and a Crown-of-Thorns clean-up in Tioman next year when the season opens. Our financial quandries are sorted out as both projects are fully sponsored. Aren't we all a bunch of clever buggers, then. *wink*


The project committee members and participants.


"Really.. I AM a babe magnet!".


"See how they try to bite my fingers off everytime".


The universal sign while having your pic taken.


See what I mean?

17 comments:

Leen Ash Burn said...

I never understood the peace sign bit during photogs sessions man.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

you are also a nyamuk magnet.

9 said...

leen:
i thot only japanese AV stars and car models did that.

i stand corrected.

babe:
so was u and toots. i had fun beating the shite out of her, using the nyamuks as an excuse. heh.

anttyk said...

9, you really are a nice guy.

kepala_angin said...

PD tu stands for what (i mean kat mana la)?

princesswaffzonkle said...

such a noble cause.
ure turning me on.

9 said...

antyyk:
hah, ur sugary words are useless on me, geordie scum! welcome to anfield... welcome to hell!

KA:
err.. u tau itu laut di depan itu pantai di port dickson? anywhere there la..

princesswaffleiron:
wait till u meet me face-to-face. :p

chics said...

I love aquaria!

altho some said that place is nothing comparing to some other places but still.. I love it.

saya memang suke orang penyayang binatang. hehe

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

9, because toots thought you were a woman?

9 said...

chics:
saya suke orang yg sukekan orang yg sayangkan binatang. heh.

babe:
siott la toots.. she made me look like a girl some more by controlling her ke-pancitan.

suzequatro said...

waaaa ...u are one babe magnet!! solute.

Sarclover said...

9,

you are not only a babe magnet.. you also seemed to attract hard to see micro organisme (Nyaris2 nak ter - write 'orgasme' just now..) see on the aquarium punya tank tuuuu...

huahuahuaaaaaa

lilyliverbird said...

Antyyk and 9 are gay.

9 said...

suzequatro:
told you, didn't i?

sarcy:
yes, i attract orgasmes too. :P

lily:
kami hanya kawan biasa sahaja. heh.

Angel Eyes said...

You're a babe magnet?

Show me pls!

9 said...

sheryl:
my magnetism cannot be seen with the naked eye. :p

Inn said...

babe - hehe. u pun sama :) next time pakai seluar panjang.

Thanks again for including me in your outing that day. and that roti canai place. yums. demmit. posa.

oh. selamat berpuasa haplo!