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Wait.. Is that a Green Polar Bear??? September 10, 2008

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“Mommy, mommy look!!!.. it’s a green polar bear”….

This could probably be one of the words (translated in English) of a little girl in Higashiyama Zoo when she saw the not-so-ordinary green polar bear.

Did I say GREEN?????

Yes green as the GO signal of a traffic light… green as the color of the grass of hope… and yes, green as the algae that Mr. Po Bear went swimming with in the pond several days ago.

“Visitors seem to be shocked by the color, and we are asked every day why they are so green,” zoo official Masami Kurobe said Sunday.

High temperatures and less-frequent water changes due to the zoo’s conservation efforts was said to have caused an algae growth in the bear pond and safety moat, but this won’t be much of a problem coz the bears are expected to return to their natural color (which is what again?) when the algae growth subsides.

That will be a month or two from now I guess.

But until then, I’ll just be singing: “I see trees are green… and PoBears’s too… only a few… in Tokyo’s Zoo…. so I say to myself what a Wonderful world….”

3 Critical:

  1. Go Green!!! – from Politicians, celebrities, athletes and now for Po Bears’s too. everybody seems to want to go “green“.
  2. Such A Sight – these are the times when normal things accidentally becomes such a sight. It’s surely gonna be an attraction for months.
  3. If It Talks – if this thing talks, I’m pretty sure it’s a parrot. Hahaha.

Bad News: Endagered Philippine Eagle Killed…. Eaten. July 20, 2008

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The “Philippine Eagle” (a.k.a. Monkey Eating Eagle) is the tallest, largest and most powerful bird in the world, and definitely one of the rarest. A symbol of our country’s heritage ad it’s goals of flying high. And just to remind others again…… its one of the endangered species found in the Philippines that’s supposed to be well protected, and preserved.

The Philippine Eagle, or locally called “Banog” for it’s kite like features can be found in rainforests in Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao (where the largest number of eagles reside).

But here’s the bad news.

Just 6 days ago, a villager in “Mt. Kitanglad” (where 8 of these eagles reside in Mindanao) just happen to shot one of endangered species, manage to locate and bury the transmitter, burned the feathers off so as not to be identified, and made our poor Philippine Eagle one of their dinner viands. That leaves us with only 7 left. This is certainly not a matter to be ignored, not only because our country’s Wildlife Foundation spent around 2 Million for each eagle, but also because this is a matter of preserving and respecting our heritage, culture and our symbol.

The villager will, however, will suffer 6-12 years in prison because  as our law clearly says that “ignorance of our law will excuse no one”. I hope this will be a clear lesson for everyone, so the next time you see this face:

Stand up, look as it soars high above the ground, be proud, and never ever consider it just another bird to fill your needs of hunger because it is as much as a Filipino as we all are. Let’s help preserve what we should be proud of… Let’s help save nature.

3 Critical:

  1. So Sad – endangered species are as close to extinction as we may know, and it’s just sad to know that 1 eagle died, not of a natural death, but by ignorance. So sad.
  2. They Didn’t Know? – that transmitters are traced? An eagle’s transmitter having no activity means something’s wrong? Or that an eagle is an eagle?. Please be careful.
  3. The Law – these things may be just a result of poverty, ignorance, or plainly little crimes, but ignorance of the law excuses no one, and I’m just glad they took actions.

Mission Impossible July 10, 2008

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MI Mouse

I can here the Mission Impossible theme playing now.

Teng deng deng deng tenendeng …. teneniwwwwwww… Cut!

Sorry, I got carried away back there, but anyway, look what I found. Probably the coolest photo I’ve seen today. Is this our favorite secret rodent agent that goes by the name Stuart? Probably is, and I guess we all can see that he’s (or she?, can’t tell really…) in a really hard (almost impossible) mission to get that food of mass carbohydration also referred to as CHEESE, but that’s surely not as easy as it seems, as it is heavily guarded by that complicated (no alarms needed) mouse trap with every intention to clip any thing that takes that cheese off of it. Including that mouse.

Will he (or she) be able to get that yellow thing, or will he be just wiggling his (or her) tail out of desperation as the clip does it’s thing to him?

Whatever happens, one things is sure…. the cheese will always be a cheese.

3 Critical:

  1. Meaningful – this photo shows a sign of determination, hard work, never giving up, and take risks. Four things we need to do in life.
  2. Why Cheese? – fooling rats always involves cheese. Why do they like it by the way?
  3. The Experiment – I’m sure the first few attempts of testing mousetraps includes a lot of swollen scientists’ fingers. Or tongue?

Ants and Construction May 18, 2008

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Ants In Construction

These are ants. One of the most disciplined species in the planet. Despite their size, they can build things (like shelter) together, they never let a construction end undone, and they always fall in line.

This is where the people and ants are different.

When people make something, they also help each other, maybe less disciplined though, but they still maintain a respectable attitude towards working, until several factors like “Politics” create flaws in this clean system. This is basically the main reason why contractors always secure a preliminary notice to make sure their efforts applied will be paid whether the construction holds or continues, because sometimes constructions just stop for political reasons. But the ants, they don’t need these. If they plan to build, they plan to finish regardless of how hard it is knowing that everyone will help.

If only we could be like ants.

3 Critical:

  1. Ants Are Good Examples – Hardwork + Discipline + Determination = ANTS.
  2. We could be Ants – not that they bite, but working together in discipline.
  3. Work of Ants – just look at how they build their nests. It’s a work of ant, I mean art.