The social calendar diary for this week has been very hectic and packed with events. Apart from the professional turmoil I get last Wednesday, I also was entrusted as the Master of Ceremony for the PIBG Charity Dinner held at Dewan Komuniti Serendah, Hulu Selangor and also to play ‘angklung’ with the ensemble teachers on Saturday (24th July 2010). But since I was so busy on the stage last night, did not even had opportunity to eat with colleagues (poor me!) and of course, NO pictures snapping, I have to rely on colleagues pictures to be uploaded to make the entry. And anyway, today Sunday (25th July 2010), I was off to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) for Jacob’s “Walk Of Life”! Busy diary.
I never thought that FRIM was actually situated near Selayang Mall; which happens to be a familiar spot for me since I was forced to play bowling there once. The crowd was thronging FRIM immensely and the traffic was congested like sardines! Thank God, I have my “Kris Jenner” (motorcycle) to sneak in here and there. Kat and Abg Syahir were still miles away in Sunway City when I arrived so decided to enter FRIM along with the crowd.
SUBHANALLAH. If only I had brought my camera’s memory card with me. If only! The entrance aisle was fenced by lushes greenery and tall trees. It was a magical tranquil sight. The distant chirps of forest birds added ethereal touch to the scene. It feels so resemblance to Pandora in “Avatar.” The fresh oxygen was a chill-to-the-bone and rejuvenates the skin. It was magical. Ethereal. Surreal. Mythical.
When I arrived there, it was so crowded and I’ve forgotten to bring my code excerpt. When I asked the busy Jacob’s promoters, they said I wasn’t eligible to enter but if I were to simply stroll, it should be OK; but without the goody bags and Jacobs t-shirt! When Kat came with Abg Syahir, the numerous counters were closed irregardless a lot of people were frustrated by the treatment given by Jacob’s personnel. Anyway, since we didn’t have anything else to do, we roamed around FRIM.
First, we climbed the hills and saw waterfalls and springs. It was serenity seeing Mother Nature in her element. We headed to the Canopy Walk and the view was spectacular! We read the notification plaques saying that the forest was actually planted by men since 1920s and it was not an original forest. Imagine that it takes a tantamount of 90 years to rebuild/ replant trees. But the result was amazing. It is true; our Earth is indeed Pandora.
It was undeniably tiring. But a refreshing rejuvenation to the sinews and limbs, I say. Remember, the spirit of Gaia, our Mother Nature needs to be preserved. If we take care of her, she can be as beautiful as the fantasy Pandora. The Earth IS Pandora.