Posts Tagged ‘Mother Earth’


Couldn’t resist to post this video folks.

The BBC has released the official trailer for its new documentary series Planet Earth II, which took ten years to film. And it looks absolutely amazing!

Seriously, this is absolutely amazing!


Sorry folks for the long drought. Really busy the past week preparing for my pilgrimage to Mount Kinabalu.

Yes, I made it to the Rooftop Of South East Asia, the summit, Low’s Peak 13345 feet above sea, at exactly 5.12 am on the 28th of October 2009. What an INCREDIBLE experience…I never felt so much emotion in my life…

Mount Kinabalu –ah! anything more beautiful, taking it altogether, I have never seen. Even the geology in me was put into good use, Mt Kinabalu in geological terms is a young mountain, a massive granodiorite with much sedimentary and ultrabasic and basic igneous rocks seen everywhere.The peak of the most varied form rose high into the air, partly covered with driving clouds. It was sharp and it glittered — a glorious spectacle. There could only be one such mountain in the world, and as a landmark it was priceless. I knew that I could not mistake that.

In conclusion… INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC, MAGIC… and hard but manageable… but you need to be prepared when you are over 50.

Strange, even after 3 days my heart is still calling for the mountain! It’s an energy of many dimensions.

Anyway, I will like to take this opportunity to thank the one person who made this pilgrimage possible – Rosdiana Wasimin of Tanjung Aru Tours And Travel, Sabah, thank you Rose!

I shall blog about my journey another time but for now I want you to listen to this song “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay


(I could’nt resist this “SUNSET OVER TANJUNG ARU BEACH, KOTA KINABALU”)

The sun, a star at the centre of the solar system, is known to provide ideal conditions for life to thrive on Earth. But, astronomers have claimed that it also leaves the planet wide open to harmful cosmic rays.

A joint team from University of Arizona and University of Texas in the US has found that the sun periodically leaves Earth open to assaults from interstellar nasties in a way that most stars do not, the ‘New Scientist’ reported.

The sun protects humans from cosmic rays and dust from beyond the solar system by enveloping in the heliosphere — a bubble of solar wind that extends past Pluto. These rays would damage the ozone layer and interstellar dust can dim sunlight and trigger an ice age.

However, when the solar system passes through very dense gas and dust clouds, the heliosphere can shrink until its edge is inside Earth’s orbit. So, in their research, the team, led by David Smith, has calculated the squeezing of various stars’ protective “astrospheres”.


Lets for a change from the heavy politics do our small bit to save Mother Earth from the threats of global warming on March 28th.

Climate Change is undoubtedly and regrettably, the biggest immediate long-term environmental challenge we face. A failure to come to sound policy outcomes on climate change will not only have a negative environmental impact but also social and economic consequences for all of us.

Keen to do your bit to save Mother Earth? Join Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actor Aamir Khan among others to create awareness on climate change.

Over two million people across the world will switch off lights at their homes and offices for an hour at 8.30 p.m. on March 28 to kick-start the ‘Earth Hour’ campaign.

“Climate change is the greatest human induced crisis facing the world today. It is totally indiscriminate of race, culture and religion. It affects every human being on the planet,” Archbishop Tutu said in a statement here.

‘Earth Hour’ is a part of the World Wildlife Fund’s initiative that began in Sydney in 2007 as a one-city campaign when over two million people switched off their lights for an hour. In 2008, the campaign went global with over 50 million people in 371 cities, across 35 countries flicking the switch.

Stand up and join us in the fight against climate change. Support Earth Hour.