[News] The ultimate green family – recycle so much they only filled one rubbish bin in 2009

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Green team: Richard, Rachelle and Verona Strauss at their home in Langhope, Gloucestershire, with the only bin they have filled in 2009. They make use of all their leftovers so crisp bags and cellophane wrappers ar about the only things that they throw away

Green team: Richard, Rachelle and Verona Strauss at their home in Langhope, Gloucestershire, with the only bin they have filled in 2009. They make use of all their leftovers so crisp bags and cellophane wrappers ar about the only things that they throw away

The dustbin is so crammed with rubbish it’s in danger of overflowing.

There’s a mess of brightly coloured plastic at the top, some unidentifiable trash sticking out either side, and so much garbage in the bottom that it’s getting difficult to keep the lid on without squashing it all down.

But this battered old bin is the Strauss family’s pride and joy.

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[新闻] 又300缅甸孤儿温饱有书读

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萧依釗自掏腰包给孩子们派发零用钱。孩子们非常珍惜,对著手中的钞票看了又看。(图:星洲日报)

萧依釗自掏腰包给孩子们派发零用钱。孩子们非常珍惜,对著手中的钞票看了又看。(图:星洲日报)

(缅甸‧仰光)“星洲日报读者爱心助学计划”所援助的学生越来越多,而且范围也越来越广,今年新增300个名额协助缅甸的孤儿上学唸书,同时也解决他们的日常生活需求,让可怜的孩子们无需再挨饿受苦。

这300个名额已分配给缅甸的8家孤儿院,分別为平安孤儿院、慈爱孤儿院、圣城孤儿院、自由之鸽孤儿院、美丽花园孤儿院、博爱之家、关爱弱者之家以及恩典孤儿院。

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朱德庸 – 跳楼 (Zhu De Yong – suicide)

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一个女孩子
觉得自己过得很不幸
於是, 有一天她真的决定跳楼自杀身体慢慢往下坠 她看到了……

A girl thinks herself very very unfortunate.
So, one day she decides to commit suicide by jumping off from a building. 
When she falls slowly she sees… 

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10th floor, A loving husband & wife are fighting.

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Food photography for Snacks & Bites

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Lekor - photography by CJ

Lekor nipis - photography by CJ

Rojak special - photography by CJ

Rojak special - photography by CJ

Ever tasted the delicious lekor (fish cracker) from Terengganu?

Ann, my good friend’s partner has setup a food stall (named Snacks & Bites) in Tesco, Melaka and I was requested to shoot two of the food she is selling: Lekor and rojak special.

Lekor is Terengganu most famous local food. It’s made primarily from a combination of dough (sago flour) and pounded fish mainly from mackerel and sardines, fried and served with hot chilli sauce. Basically there are few types of lekor Ann’s selling. One of those is lekor biji which round in shape, crispy outside and tasty inside. Another type is lekor nipis which is lekor cut into pieces and fried until it’s crispy (As photo above)

Rojak is a malay term for mixture, and it’s usually a fruit and vegetable sald dish commonly found in Malaysia. Rojak special Ann’s selling is the recipe from Ann’s mother, which is the mixture of fried tofu, fried fishball, fried tau kee (fried beancurd skin with minced fish filling), and a special chilli sauce mixed with ground peanuts and lime juice.   

If I were to rate these two dishes, I would give:

  • 9/10 for lekor, it tasted very much like those I had in Terengganu
  • 8/10 for rojak special, it’s delicious especially the mixture with the sauce added, however I am not a big fans of tofu so I always order without the fried tofu.

The hygiene of Ann’s stall is good. Cooking utensils, cooking oil, environment and workers are clean and tidy. One thing I suggested to Ann in order to improve would be replacing the polystyrene cups and plates she is using. Being an environmental lover too, she noticed that and would replace those soon.

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Did you know: recycle paper

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I am not a virgin by http://www.naturalandsustainable.com

I am not a virgin by http://www.naturalandsustainable.com

Why Recycle Paper?
Statistics show the following:

  • A typical office generates about one pound of paper per employee and that from that paper, 77 percent of what is wasted in offices across the country is recyclable.
  • Most of the paper wasted is high grade paper.
  • Using old paper to make new paper uses 30 to 50 percent less energy than making paper from trees.
  • Pollution is also reduced by 95 percent when used paper is made into new sheets.
  • 40 percent of all waste going to landfills is paper. Cutting down on paper waste will extend the lives of our landfills.
  • Newspaper can be recycled into egg cartons, game boards, new newspaper, gift boxes, animal bedding, insulation and packaging material.
  • Office paper is recycled into paper towels, tissue paper and toilet paper.
  • Corrugated cardboard is created into new cardboard and cereal boxes.

With these facts about recycling paper the multiple benefits to the environment are obvious.

[source: http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Facts_About_Recycling_Paper]
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