THESE are the little, everyday things that make live worth living. The antidotes for the pain and suffering that life inflicts on us. The little mercies that we should all appreciate.
|Helang (eagle) dari jendela rumah saya|
Thanks to Tun Dr Mahathir's city in the garden campaign during the opening days of his administration in 1981, most of our towns and cities are greener today.
|Murai Kampung/Murai Cacing (Oriental Magpie Robin) - kicauannya pelbagai|
Speaking to the Press after chairing his first Cabinet meeting, he said he issued two instructions - plant more trees and clean up public toilets.
|Dua Kamera Lama Saya|
|Punai Daun (Treron c. curvirostra) from my balcony|
But I now notice that the Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya City Hall are cutting more trees - some hundred of years old - than planting them. And Kuala Lumpur no longer enjoys weekend patrol by the PM as it did during Dr Mahathir's time.
Still, the birds and the bees that were once found in the villages and belukar have now become city dwellers, thanks to the greening efforts.
|Tekukur (Spotted dove)|
These birds are found in and around my properties. Apart from nuts and fruits from the trees I planted, I also supplemented their diets with offerings of grains, fruits and bread.
|Kunyit Besar (black-naped oriole)|
|Sekumpulan Perling Mata Merah (Asian Glossy Starling) lawan seekor Tiong Gembala Kerbau (Myna/Mynah)|