Double Luck

For the past 2 days, I am very pleased to welcome Lady Luck
Never I have expected her to greet me for 2 days, consecutively
However I really appreciate her visit
and now it looks like.. it's time for me to enjoy!

But before that, let's see what have I have won

1~ "The Proposal" Competition by TOKL (Time Out KL)

I could hardly remember when I joined the competition coz it was ages ago when I entered it. Suddenly when they hit me with this mail, then only my memory got refreshed on this.

Now I am very eager to get those stuffs!Now tell me, who would not want their gift? LOL!
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and next is the

2~ Tun Abdul Razak : The Musical

For this competition, I simply tried it out. Ahaha! This is because I am ADC-Asia Dance Channel follower, I came across this competition and just let whatever I want to let out in the slogan section and suddenly today I was notified as one the 5 lucky winners to go for the performance.Oh lucky me!! Thanks Lady Luck. Looks like,I owe you a lot,LOL!

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LOL! Over here is the snapshot of my slogan with the other winners. At first I was shy to see it on the site but now I realise that I gotta be proud of myself ,with moderation of course.By the way, I will be attending the performance tomorrow (hopefully) at the Istana Budaya. Kinda eager to see Fauziah Latiff performing, never seen one of hers though....

Oh ya, a little info on Tun Abdul Razak : The Musical

Tun Abdul Razak The Musical sets the course for the public to get to know the second prime minister through song and story.

IT’S a journey down the history books when Tun Abdul Razak The Musical rolls out at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 16-20. The ambitious and heartfelt production started when the students of Aswara (National Dance Culture and Heritage Academy) staged the musical successfully at the academy’s Experimental Theatre in October last year.

Aimed at staging the musical on a bigger scale this time around, Aswara engaged professional actors Rashidi Ishak and Fauziah Latiff and Datuk Rahim Razali as director.

It seeks to pay homage to Malaysia’s second prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak, his personal life and leadership before his untimely death in 1976. Tun Abdul Razak was responsible for setting up Barisan Nasional and conceptualising the New Economic Policy.

(Source:The Star Online)

The Casts as a loving couple: Fauziah Latiff and Rashidi Ishak play Toh Puan Rahah and Tun Abdul Razak in Tun Abdul Razak The Musical .

to all Enviromentalist : Climate Engineering

Today I read thru an article, quite interesting one
So I have attached the info here & the credit goes to the writer (below)

Global warming means more people will die from the heat. Sea levels will rise, and there'll be more malaria, starvation and poverty. Concern has been great, but humanity has done very little that will actually prevent these outcomes. Carbon emissions have kept increasing, despite repeated promises of cuts.

We all have a stake in ensuring that climate change is stopped. We turned to climate scientists to tell us about global warming. Now we need to turn to climate economists to enlighten us about the benefits, costs and possible outcomes from different responses to this challenge.

World leaders are meeting in Copenhagen in December to forge a new pact to tackle global warming. Should they continue with plans to make carbon-cutting promises that are unlikely to be fulfilled? What could be achieved by planting more trees, cutting methane or reducing black soot emissions? Is it sensible to focus on a technological solution to warming? Or should we just adapt to a warmer world?

Much of the policy debate remains focused on cutting carbon, but there are many ways to go about repairing the global climate. Our choices will result in different outcomes and different costs.

Climate engineering has the advantage of speed. There is a significant delay between carbon cuts and any temperature drop – even halving global emissions by mid-century would barely be measurable by the end of the century. Making green energy cheap and prevalent will also take a long time. Consider that electrification of the global economy is still incomplete after more than a century of effort.

Many methods of atmospheric engineering have been proposed. Solar radiation management appears to be one of the most hopeful. Atmospheric greenhouse gases allow sunlight to pass through but absorb heat and radiate some down to the Earth's surface. All else being equal, higher concentrations will warm the planet. Solar radiation management would bounce a little sunlight back into space. Reflecting only 1 per cent to 2 per cent of the total sunlight that strikes the Earth could offset as much warming as that caused by doubling pre-industrial levels of greenhouse gases.

When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, about a million tons of sulphur dioxide were pumped into the stratosphere, reacting with water to form a hazy layer that spread around the globe and – by scattering and absorbing incoming sunlight – cooled the Earth's surface for almost two years. We could mimic this effect through stratospheric aerosol insertion – essentially launching material such as sulphur dioxide or soot into the stratosphere.

Another promising approach is marine cloud whitening, which sprays sea-water droplets into marine clouds to make them reflect more sunlight. This augments the natural process, where sea salt from the oceans provides water vapour with the cloud condensation nuclei.

It is remarkable to consider that we could cancel out this century's global warming with 1,900 unmanned ships spraying sea-water mist into the air to thicken clouds. The total cost would be about $9-billion, and the benefits of preventing the temperature increase would add up to $20-trillion. That is the equivalent of doing $2,000 worth of good with every dollar spent.

Many of the risks of climate engineering have been overstated. Marine cloud whitening would not lead to permanent atmospheric changes, and could be used only when needed. Turning sea water into clouds is a natural process. The biggest challenge is public perception. Many environmental lobbyists oppose even researching climate engineering. This is startling, given the manifold benefits. If we care about avoiding warmer temperatures, it seems we should be elated that this simple, cost-effective approach shows so much promise.

Climate engineering could remain a backup option in case of necessity. Or we could put it on the agenda today. In either case, there's a commanding case for its serious consideration. We're on track to being the generation that wasted decades bickering over carbon-emission cuts and failed to stop the harmful effects of warming. That would be a shameful legacy – one that could be avoided by rethinking climate policy.

Bjorn Lomborg is author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming. He is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School

Graduation- 11th August 2008

Today is one of the most memorable day for me as it is the first year anniversary of my graduation.
It was Monday last year, and this year it is Tuesday. I had my family members coming from Penang to share the glorious moment together as well as my friends. It feels so wonderful to have your loved ones with you during these moments, till you feel like you don't want anything else other than them. By the way, below are the shots taken on that day that I will cherish throughout my life. My wishes for those who will be graduating soon, god bless them. Ahimsa....

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