Beach Cleaning!

25 Oct

I went to the Beach Clean Up thingy just now!!!

A very impressive achievement cause not only I did a voluntary work, I woke up at 6.45 am to get ready for it! πŸ™‚

Impressive right, right?

Elen, Juin and I woke up about the same time then we went to the DM to have breakfast.

Today’s breakfast is everyone’s favourite! Nasi Lemak!! πŸ™‚

Then at about 7.40am together with Ben and Hung Tong also, we left for the main library’s bus stop.

#1. Tong & Juin

#1. Tong & Juin

#2. Elensha

#2. Elensha

I was super semangat-ed this morning. For what reasons, I don’t know…

Maybe the two plates of nasi lemak I had. ;p

Yup, TWO!

Waited for quite some time then we finally boarded the bus at about 9am.

#3. Breakfast in bus

#3. Breakfast in bus

They gave out breakfast in the bus also!!!

Erm… Hehe.. Yea.. I ate that too despite the fact I ate two plates of nasi lemak earlier. πŸ™‚

#4.

#4.

#5.

#5.

The committees were giving out pamphlets and stickers in the bus.

Then I saw a line in the pamphlet that writes, “There is no time to waste.”

#6. There is no time to waste

#6. There is no time to waste

Like the waste as in waste, garbage and no time to waste. Haha! …get it?

Anyway, after about 2 hours, we reached Port Dickson! (or Pee Dee as my BFF likes to call it)

#7.

#7.

Not that dirty surprisingly.

*8.

*8.

This is how the check point, the place we gather or what ever you call it looks like.

Okay, there were Coca-cola and Body Shop booths at the side as well. Forgive your amateur blogger here.

Still not that good with cameras despite various attempts to learn for real. 😦

And I was only using my phone.

#9.

#9.

There were about 107 volunteers just now. Not bad, eh? πŸ™‚

#10. Elen, Juin & Ben

#10. Elen, Juin & Ben

My team mates! Short of Jia Xuan (I hope I spelled it right) though.

You see, we’re supposed to be in groups of 5, each with different job scope.

Okay, basically the four of us do the same thing, to collect rubbish on the beach but we all hold different plastic bags for different categories of rubbish.

The last one is the data keeper, or what ever it’s called, to keep track of the things/rubbishes we collect. Ben is our data keeper!

And these are his tools!

#11. Ben's tools

#11. Ben's tools

So nice right! I mean the pencil. Haha.

#12. Elen and Juin

#12. Elen and Juin

And these are ours!

After a short talk and all, off we go to collect rubbish!!!

#13. Start work!!!

#13. Start work!!!

That’s Jia Xuan by the way at most left, Ben in the middle and Aunty Foong on the right.

Hehe. Elen was terribly afraid of the sun.

We collected polystyrene and cigarette butts mostly but there were a few things that I have only heard of their existence in the beach.

I mean, I’ve heard there were things like that but never thought would see one for real.

#14. Elen with her rubbish

#14. Elen with her rubbish

Oh, before you guys think I was busy taking pictures only and not helping, I found that ok.

I asked Elen’s help to pose with it only. Hehe.

Back to the picture.

How can anyone leave one of their slippers behind like that?

I mean, you cannot just leave with one side of your slippers on and not the other.

Even if you left bare footed, don’t tell me you don’t realize you only have one side of your slippers with you?

Weird.

But this is even worst.

#15. Juin with her 'treasure'

#15. Juin with her 'treasure'

Can’t tell what is that?

Don’t worry, here’s an up-close one.

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#16. Freaking used diaper

Some brainless idiot actually buried their kid’s used diapers into the sand!!!

And this wasn’t the only one we found this morning!

We actually found two!

And I was holding the ‘others’ category plastic bag so these freaking diapers end up in my plastic bag!!!

So disgusting!!!

After about two hours under the hot sun, we went back to the earlier said check point to weigh our rubbish.

While waiting for them to weigh…

#17.

#17.

#18.

#18.

Seriously, nothing beats a cold can of Coca-Cola after staying under the hot sun for almost two hours.

Though Ben calls Coke evil. T.T

So, the weighing thing finally settled and so we loitered around the place.

#19. Rubbish from all over Pantai Saujana

#19. Rubbish from all over Pantai Saujana

These were from the efforts of everyone.

Pantai Saujana is now officially CLEANer.

Honestly, this may seem like a silly thing to many; to collect rubbish under the hot sun and all but I felt really happy after doing something, like some sort of contribution to Mother Nature.

After all, the rubbish will not be around if it wasn’t for us.

Us as in people in general.

Who in the world buries their kid’s used diapers in the sand?

For goodness sake, only cats bury their poo poo in the sand!

Anyhow, good job to all of us, I would say. *proud

I was super contented until I found out we were actually in a competition.

I heard of it earlier but since the organizers didn’t say anything, I thought it was just a rumour.

Till I saw this…

#20. Body Shop goodies

#20. Body Shop goodies

Winners actually get to win Body Shop goodies! O.o

And to win, simply collect the most rubbish!

We didn’t win sadly. But I managed to get over it after a while cause I was at the beach!

#21. With the poster

#21. With the poster

#22.

#22.

I’m surprised my k550i could capture get such a picture. Haha.

#23.

#23.

Really not bad right? πŸ™‚

Anyway, as I was busy snapping away, I didn’t realize one of the committees were giving a talk.

A really informative one. One which I really regret for not listening. 😦

What I know is we were supposed to do this 350 writing on the sand with our shoes as a message to the United Nations people.

If I am not wrong.

#24. 350

#24. 350

Don’t ask me what 350 means cause that was in the earlier part of the talk. Which I missed. 😦

#25. The banner

#25. The banner

A bit blur, sorry.

It’s written, “UM Cares. 350Β  let’s go! Who else cares?”

#26. Feet in sand. :)

#26. Feet in sand. πŸ™‚

After lunch, we headed back to UM.

I said this earlier but I’m going to say it again.

It was a really new experience. Definitely worth it to spend my Sunday like that. πŸ™‚

2 Responses to “Beach Cleaning!”

  1. jessieloi October 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    Darling, you were a part of an international movement this morning, without realising it. LOL.

    Today is the International Day of Climate Action.

    And the 350 signifies 350ppm of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere. 350ppm is the safe limit for us Humans. Anything exceeding that is not good news la. And we are currently at around 380ppm I think.

    Nah, go see 350.org you can see over 5000 actions like yours going on today too. =)

    • Xin Min October 27, 2009 at 11:39 am #

      Hor…~~ So knowledgable lah my kawan!!! Thank you so much for the information. I just joined cause it sounded fun! *pai seh…

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