Saturday, April 24, 2010

Love World Love Sloggi

 ALL PICTURES ARE COURTESY FROM MY HUSBAND'S FLICKR.. www.flickr.com/drziner

Mr. Husband together with his friends has organized a trip to Mabul Island, Sabah last year. I first was hesitated to go as we had to travel for another one hour from Tawau Airport to Semporna and another hour from Semporna to Mabul Island and I was not too sure whether it was a good idea to bring our little Emir to "join" us on the boat and got to know that Emir will be the only child in the group.

Three of us came earlier from the group as we had bought MAS ticket while others travelled with Air Asia and we had stayed a night at Seafest Hotel Semporna, the only business hotel in Semporna. I might say it was a quite city, but our view was just pleasant as we have forced the receiptionist to get us the seaview room.

Our happy Emir during our breakfast at the hotel

Next day when the group came, we had gathered at one spot at the jetty. Foreigners were everywhere as Mabul island is next to Sipadan Island and yes, Sabah is famous for its beautiful islands and sealife. Off we were on the boat for one hour.. and  for 4 days and three nights

"I found my root, they are a small community in Malaysia, but they have thought me to LOVE the WORLD, befriend with our nature, enjoy the world from your eyes"...........

LOVE WORLD - FACES OF MABUL


Malaysia is so famous of multicultural diversity to that our faces has usually brought down to three different categories:- Malay, Chinese or India and the rest we just called as Others. In Mabul, they might fall under Dan Lain lain category. BUT they are fresh, pure and clean from any chemicals. Have a closer look in their eyes, you could see that ALL of them have sparkling eyes as they eat everything fresh from the earth. One of Mr.Husband's friend told us that their eyes consumed good protein and that is the reason why they own a sparkling eyes..

LOVE WORLD - LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST


Live your life to the fullest. When bad things happened to us, always we thought that we are on the losing team, neither that we think that they are thousand people out there who dont even reach what we have and to be like us it is just a BIG dream. In Mabul, I was touched to witness the life of Bajau Laut tribes. For many years they live in the ocean on their house boat and we have been told they cannot live on the land. If they do so, the will suffer a BIG headache. To us, they live in poverty, but they are not. They are happy cos that is their life. Ringgit means nothing to them. Kids are still dancing and adults are still laughing.

LOVE WORLD - LEARN FROM THE CHILDREN

Middle picture: Yours truly and Emir with the kids

In understanding the good about life, children is your best teacher. Since we have lost our most precious external hard drive, I  could not show you how was Emir happily playing around with the local kids. He played football and hide and seek.

It was so easy for him and the kids to get along with each others but as an adult, we sometimes took ages for adaptation process as we are afraid what other people will perceive.

Kids are creative, they just dont look at one point. They see things from different perspective. Mabul kids, their parent doesnt own a TV, doesnt own a computer game. To that, they will play with their surroundings. They play with what they see.. Kids are active, kids are running and kids are friendly.


LOVE WORLD - LOVE YOUR NATURE


First of all, the middle picture is my Mr. Husband. Can you see how beautiful the world is? Can we find any location with this view in the city? Sadly no. We are rushing almost everyday and not to forget, we stress ourselves almost everyday too. We are only thinking about us and the family and I bet most of us forgot that they are other living things who still need our attention.

I dont ask you to hold the chicken like that, neither I ask you to take the water from the well, but I would love to encourage you to love and protect our nature. Our nature especially in city area is dying. But in Mabul, everything is still untouched, they get the fresh air, they get the best healthy food in the world, and they live in a healthy life.

LOVE WORLD - THE ENVIRONMENT LOVES YOU
I always believe What you give you get back, if you treat people nicely, then people will treat you nicely, but if you do bad things, then just wait for your turn to be treated the same. In Mabul, the care about the environment as they "work" with each other. They always have the best view, the best sealife just behind their backyards. Us? We have to travel all the way to get these.

I was so touched to see the kids collected all the rubbish and "tanam" at one side. I asked them, and they said they did this every day "kalau tak nanti kotor". You see, they are not selfish, they dont even question who throw the rubbish. 

And oh, do you know, why many of them have red hair? Mind you, it is the original red hair due to too much exposed to the sunlight. So goodbye dye dye hair.

SO WHAT WE CAN DO

Definitely, we dont have to start big. Small things will give you a big impact if we do it together and we can start with lingerie.

Yes, you hear it correctly. Lingerie from Sloggi

WHO IS Sloggi?


In 1978 Sloggi was launched under the slogan 'the cotton revolution.' With briefs no longer 'unmentionable' Sloggi designed and manufactured soft, smooth, easy care briefs in an innovative new fabric 'core spun cotton Lycra®' Sloggi is now a household name and the best selling branded briefs in the world - in just 25 years over 750 million Sloggi's have been sold in more than 30 countries. 

In 1986, Sloggi extended it's range to include men launching 'Sloggi For Men.' More recently new innovative fabrics have been introduced in exciting new modern ranges such as Sloggi Shine and Sensual.

WHY Sloggi?


* Superb two way stretch for a fantastic fit
* The comfort and kindness of cotton next to the skin
* Easy to care for - the Lycra® is protected by the cotton so maintains the shape of the briefs even after constant washing, ensuring a long Sloggi life!

Sloggi AND THE ENVIRONMENT

And now Sloggi, has a new eco-friendly range where lingerie is made out of recycled materials. With the wonders of technology, now you won’t have to compromise comfort and a perfect fit while saving the environment!


Sloggi's CONTEST
Here’s your chance to proclaim your love for the world and snag yourself some Sloggi products at the same time. All you have to do is blog about what you love about the world and also what you love about Sloggi. You could write about anything – from nature, to people, to just anything you love around you. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in words too; you can make a video, draw a comic strip, do it photoblog-style – anything goes! 

The most creative blog posts will win:
Grand Prize x5: RM 2000 cash + Sloggi products worth RM 135 + Sloggi voucher worth RM 50
Consolation Prize x20: Origins products worth RM250 + Sloggi products worth RM135 + Sloggi voucher worth RM50

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who is the proud owner of this Sloggi??? 


Anyway, caring about the environment is not only the responsibility of rich nations and the government, but everybody's, and thus it is crucial to nurture this sense of duty and appreciation of the nature and environment from a young age. 

And my trip to Mabul has opened my eyes that we are far left behind in appreciating our nature compared to those who actually live in an isolated area.. Shame on us!!





    

6 comments:

ashra said...

sukanyeee kita baca.Such a great writings!

Em's Family said...

Thank you :)

devi da lil devil said...

congrats on the winning...:)

atreyu strange said...

yeay! dah menang! congratz. :)

Em's Family said...

thanks ya

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