Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clearing the airway

Because of sound of wheezing heard from her chest, and she looked stressful breathing, we brought her to a clinic to get her chest cleared. This was the first time she used it. The doctor suspected the prolonged haze was the main contributor. For Ainaa, she was calm whilst having it administered for about 15 minutes. But Mr Daddy would have to sing for her all along. 

The dying dinos in a sad playground

We went to a playground bringing the children to play at a playground in Nilai 3. It is only about 5 minutes drive from our house. The sight of replicated dinosaurs and a big playground from far when driving through the famous shopping destination one day, brought us there that afternoon. It was just for the kids to have fun.

But coming close, this is the real look of the kids destination. And this is the fate of the dinos ..
The slide has broken. The rubber mat on the ground has deteriorated. There was also a long rope tying from a pillar and lying down on the ground. It is dangerous for the children who may stumble upon the rope. There was also irresponsible burning of rubbish near the playground with wind heading to its direction.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Animal lovers

As part of our research project, we went to Kuantan a couple of weeks ago. Once I finished my work in an office, I followed the father to meet with Dr Lian, a vet, and Julia, an animal rescuer. They are also active in an animal care society in the town. 

As to me, having been involved in an area full of dispute - when the world is felt like filled in by people struggling for none but self-interests - I was personally touched and amazed seeing such wonderful people. They are really passionate with the work, taking responsibility and care of stray cats and dogs, educating people to have some sense of care for the animals with the hope to reduce violence against the innocent creatures.

Now, I see stray cats and dogs with different views. I was not really care about the creatures before, but the people such as Julia and Dr Lian really made me change the perspective. 

I am also quite shocked to realise that many Muslims believe that dog itself is haram (prohibited) and touching dog is haram but in fact it isn't. It is only considered as dirty and we are required to cleanse ourselves in a certain way. Because of the mistaken belief, many justify the act of violence against dog. Even at times dogs were made accountable of their act when they harmed people in spite of lack of responsibility. So, are we human rationale enough?