I organised another forest reserve cleanup on New Year's Day. Around 15 volunteers showed up to help, and we cleaned up the trails, lake and park. This is our haul of rubbish for the day. Not too shabby at all for two hours of work, considering that some of our volunteers are very young children. This was followed by a potluck picnic, Lucky Draw session (in which everyone won something) and a tree-planting session with some of the saplings I brought.
While cleaning up the lake, Hari found part of a turtle or terrapin's skeleton. Jay and Geok Chunn's girls found other bone fragments, so we played at being amateur natural historians and tried to piece it back together.
Marking New Year's Day 2017 by planting indigenous trees.
First bento of 2017. Rainbow pizza, with fruits for dessert.
Photographing street art in downtown KL on a Saturday morning after leaving Scott's apartment. I took a photo of this mural in Lorong Panggung.
'Rage Against The Machine', an Ernest Zacharevic installation in Jalan Sultan.
The SPCA shelter no longer has a fulltime vet. But it does have a weekend Ee Lynn, and that's not too shabby now, is it?
Looks like I've found a new place to read a book and enjoy a fairtrade cuppa.
Fresh vegetables, fairtrade coffee, homemade ice pops and garden parties at the Titi Eco Farm Open Day.
Lunar New Year celebrants shopping for flowers and plants.
I allow myself one ovo-lacto cheat day a week while transitioning to full veganism, and on this cheat day, I treated myself to an ice cream cone from Hail's Soft Serve.
Bathing dogs, administering flea and tick treatment and cleaning ears at the SPCA shelter on a humid Saturday afternoon.
Acrobatic lion dance performance by Kun Seng Keng, national high pole lion dance champions, at One Utama.
When your kicks match the Rapid MRT train seats and all is neat and orderly in your universe.
Serina gave me bagsful of toys and books for my community service projects and for reuse. My little niece Hailey inherited the plastic farm animals, while my cats and I got the dinosaurs. We've been playing 'dinosaurs' every night here at the Wee Green Flat. Preloved toys are rawrsome.
The real reason for dinosaur extinction.
Malcolm was in town so I invited him out to dinner at Garage 51, a hipster cafe near my workplace.
Vegan mushroom sandwich and lots of chips for me at Garage 51. It was alright but not remarkable. Not even sure if it deserved a dab.
I created the cheeriest little office windowsill vegetable garden ever.
"What a strange thing!
To be alive
Beneath cherry blossoms."
- Kobayashi Issa, Poems.
Doggie-Doos Washing Day at the KL Pooch Rescue shelter today.
Taco Tuesday with my good friend Ellen -- we had mushroom soft tacos and sweet potato fries and I had a strawberry mojito. Yums!
Taco Tuesday with Ellen at Thyme Out, a cosy little place across the road from my office. Love the company, and love the food!
I love the stained glass pendant lights at Thyme Out Sunway.
Vegan nasi lemak set at Kukus TTDI. I think I died a little and went to heaven.
Lion dance on the occasion of Australia Day at my office.
Lunar New Year family staycation by the beach.
Lion dance performance at my good friend Audrey's housewarming do.
Solo walk in the woods on a quiet afternoon. If anyone doubts that the state ban on plastic bags and styrofoam containers can effect behavioral change, I can categorically state that there was a very marked reduction in plastic bags and styrofoam food packaging spotted during my usual trail cleaning rounds.
Things I do on my day off. The SPCA was rather shorthanded that day so I took over some of the cleaning duties as well.
LED lion dance at Symphony Walk, IOI City Mall.