Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Adventure of Getting Pissed

I got pissed this morning.

I was pissed two days ago too.

2 trawlers within 48 hours.

338 sea turtles and only 25 found alive.


I didn't break my back excavating turtle nests and relocating them to designated hatcheries so that a bunch of tossers can come along and net them all.

Shite. I'm writing to all every bloody major newspaper in the country and tell them how I feel. Yes, even to Nanyang. If only I knew anyone who can translate it into Mandarin as the only words I know are the swear ones.

Dear Editor,

Sea turtles are beautiful, unique and wondrous creatures. Of the 7 known sea turtle species in the world, 4 call our waters their home and have been swimming in these waters for more than 100 million years.
In other words, these animals are our natural heritage.

Therefore, it was most alarming to find out that another foreign-based trawler had been seized with 260 protected sea turtles (most of them dead) in its cargo near Pulau Mengalum in Sabah, only 48 hours after another trawler, had been seized for poaching Hawksbill and Green Sea turtles.

Over the last 30 years, there has been a decline in the population of Sea Turtles of more than 65%. This is not only due to the exploitation for their meat, hide and oil but also, to the harvesting of their eggs for human consumption.

It is our responsibility to protect our natural heritage at all cost, unless we want our children, and our children’s children to only be acquainted with the Sea Turtles only from magazines and books in the future.

We would like to take this opportunity to commend our ever-dependable and constantly-vigilant Sabah Marine police for making the arrest. In addition, we recommend that more patrols be increased near the waters of Sabah and Sarawak, not only by the police and Sabah Fisheries but also by our Royal Malaysian Navy.

This incident not only deals with encroachment by foreign ships into our sovereign waters, but also the exploitation of our endangered wildlife ‘citizens’.

Herpetofauna Special-Interest Group
Malaysian Nature Society

I'm sending the letter to the relevant authorities and the press stating our dismay on the recent rampant poaching of our beloved turtles of the coast of Sabah.

Please help me make an impact with this letter - lend your support with your name. Please email me and include your name and NRIC.


As of Monday, 2 April 2007, I have received 55 signatures for the letter.

Keep 'em coming.Let's hit the 100 mark by the end of the week and our voices heard with the "powers that be".

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My Diurnal Excursion during Raptor Watch 2007

The highest number of volunteers we ever had.

Well, what can I say?

The conditions were hot and humid. We had a somewhat overcast sky on Saturday morning but come afternoon, the sun came out and it stayed that way till Sunday evening. But we didn't care. The blazing sun and the cloudless blue sky meant that there is enough thermals for the Raptors to glide over Tanjung Tuan.

Even though a majority of the volunteers were roasted alive; not a word of complaint was heard. It was fun and we enjoyed every bloody minute of it.

As the missus was comfortable shaded under the Arts & Craft tent, your favorite adventurer here was out in the mangroves, leading the public out on a guided tour. This was indeed the best Raptor Watch weekend as the final count for the attendance was around 5,000 bleedin' people.

Even so, I couldn't decide which was the best thing that happened during the event; Having my explanations translated into Mandarin by Adeline Choo, Miss Malaysia/World 2006 during the mangrove walk or trying to blab incoherently the answers to Datin Seri Normala 's queries about the Mangroves.

No worries, the Missus was around so I had to behave myself. Heh.

Not forgetting the raptors though, hundreds flew overhead as they left their summer home in Sumatera to make their way back to their breeding site in Siberia, China and Japan. The final tally was;

Oriental Honey Buzzards: Sat 1835/ Sun 1666
Other raptors: Sat 3/ Sun 63

The overall counts for the WEEK: more than 20,000 raptors - and is expected to hit about 40,000 by the end of the count period (this Sunday).

Bird Board; Updated every hour on the hour

Now, If you'll excuse me, I need to scavenge for more pictures for this posting. Shite, I must get my hands on a camera one of these days.

Nature Guide Girls

Only a Herpetolgist would find a snake in a bird-oriented event

The sun wasn't the only thing HOT there. Heh.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Liverpool's Adventure of Stuffing Barca II

A job well done lads... and yes I have been a good boy. :p

How's that Lils? Is that good enuff for ya?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Your Adventure in Port Dickson

There's only one place to catch the annual Raptor migration. I will be there. Will you?

Sun, Sea, Sand, and Natural Born Killers with talons and claws. What more do you want?

Monday, March 05, 2007

My Adventure of Praying to the Almighty

Most Merciful God,

I know I haven't been a good boy lately in fact I have been quite notty.

I have been missing too many prayers, especially the morning ones. My fasting hasn't been fastidious (no pun intended, oh Ruler of Heaven and Earth) and those which I have missed, intentionally or otherwise, I have yet to replace, as per your instruction.

I haven't been paying the zakat (except for the fitrah but that was only because the Zakat Chap was sitting right beside gaming store) even though you have provided me a crapload from your endless bounty over the years.

Oh, Most Compassionate. I am ashamed of the fact that even though I have lacked my duties towards You, You still find it in your infinite wisdom to still grant me my health, good looks and charming disposition. You have granted me a hottie wife in which I am not deserving. You have made me a babe magnet which has resulted all the hottie chicas, inlcuding the not so hottie ones converge upon my blog.

However, I promise to be Your most humble and bestest servant if you could return Liverpool FC's English and European domination, in which You bestowed unto them during the 60's, 70's and 80's. Currently, us Scousers, Your most humble servants, have noticed that you are more inclined towards that scum team from Manchester (you, in your infinite wisdom would know which one).

I gave You thanks for the treble in 2001. I am so grateful for that night in Instanbul. A miracle in which only You can bestow as well as the other various cups you have allowed us to win during the new millenium.

I still give You thanks for those blessing above now.

I am sorry that some of us have taken to give a nickname to one of our own as 'God', even though he is old, not very good looking and is not a heavenly being or control the fate of the universe at his whim, much like You. Those who have done so have strayed from your path, they know not of what they do. I know that you are the only One in our hearts and in our mind. Do not punish the rest of us for the transgression of a few.

Oh, and I'm so sorry too for having that infidel water as our main sponsors.

I am sorry for that Scouse hottie,
Lily the Liverbird as well. For reasons I know not but still... sorry just in case.

Therefore, if it's not too much to ask and I know there are other people in this world who are more in need of your attention, but could you, upon your compassion, please bestow upon Liverpool FC your baraqah and its players the ability to score and defend well for the rest of time. Have us win the Championship another 18,000 times and the European Cup another 500 times. We are not greedy, Oh Most Glorious. You can toss the other Cups for the rest to scavenge upon.

Furthermore, please turn your back upon that other team from Manchester, or smite each one of those gay buggers with your thunder... or swallow them up into the very pits of hell during a game. Either one should be fine, we're not choosy.

As a measure of respect and goodwill to your Greatness, I will promise to be a good boy and do thy bidding from now on.