Thursday, September 24, 2009

on climate change and everyday's little things

Hello, I'm back from a dialogue-forum on climate change.

While I've been slowly turning into an ecowarrior (little steps, baby steps), I'm not much of a stay-on-one-subject blogger so I won't write the details or 'what I learned' or 'what happened' here. I'd rather (literally) talk about the subject. Mahabang usapan eh, tinatamad lang talaga akong mag-type. Hehehe. There you go. So what the heck am I doing here? Just a few thoughts from my end as a school-based development worker: I have to get moving beyond our Styro-free Campaign. I want to do more, but with the amount of (other) work I have to do, it's going to be very difficult. As much as I would like to focus on our advocacy, I can't do everything on my own. I need the support of the office, of the whole university. Someone has to do my other work. Hahaha. Fat chance. Oh well.

What I really want to say, really, is that I learned a lot and I feel good about learning a lot about issues about the environment. The learning part is, I think, what I can share with others for now--after all, one of the 'perks' of working in my office is getting to suggest what the next training for our partners will be. Climate change is (really) here, and we need to adapt. So what can we do? [As a little step, we--our office--could conduct awareness campaigns and such.] Do we care about healing the world, about making it a better place for all, not just the entire human 'race' but including all living things (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather)? Do we care about the next generations' right to life? Then we have to make others understand, for it is only when one understands that one loves, and it is through loving that one protects. Kaya nga I'm very fortunate to have someone who understands me, and I understand him, and we understand each other. Hehehe. Naks. :)

Hunnyway, here are some photos of my the event and of some little things I found interesting. :)

The group photo. I am very easily found.
Workshop, placing metacards.
And I was "volunteered" to report. I gave a very concise paperpoint presentation.
I must have looked like such a geek.
Another workshop output. Applying the tape that way was my idea.

And here I am working on that output. I like pasting stuff.
Okay, now for some interesting little things!
Of course I got the bed by the window.
I liked our curtains.
Charlie was my roommate's bedmate. I was so envious. I should have brought Mr. Kite along!
Makati na raw 'yung nasa malayo.
Filinvest property.
So that's why they call it 'soul-searching'. :))
Line up.
Probably the most dangerous kiddie pool I've ever seen.
I miss taking photos.


fortuitous faery said...

congrats on being an eco-warrior! mother earth and future generations will be thankful! :)

why do they hate colored shirts? the possibility of staining the pool? hehe.

lauren said...


thank you! it feels good. :)

bawal colored shirts kasi di kita ang bra. bwahahaha.

fortuitous faery said...

ahh, mga wet t-shirt perverts pala...hehe!