Joanne’s Heart

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

Vince and I attended the 2008 International Ozone Day on 7 September 2008 held at National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The event is being organized by Top-Ozone Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd.  Their products are UV-Ozone Food Sterilizer and UV-Ozone Air Sterilizer.

The event was graced by many local artists and the most prominent is Zainal Abidin.  He is very supportive with anything to do with Mother Nature, his most famous song is “Hijau” which is “Green” in English.  The song is originally in Bahasa and he intends to translate it to English, Mandarin and who knows Tamil, and he is looking for translators to help him with the translation.

He almost didn’t make it for the event as he was in Spain for another event, he came immediately after touching down from Spain.  We had the priviledge to hear him perform “Hijau” live and he also performed “Kau Di Hatiku” the Bahasa version of “You’ll Be In My Heart” from the movie Tarzan.

I was thrilled that I got to take a photo with him, Vince was the cameraman as he wasn’t bothered to want to be in the picture.  So this is how the picture came to……

Zainal Abidin & Jo


2008 International Ozone Day - 7 September

posted by Joanne

Last month we attended a press conference for the upcoming “2008 International Ozone Day” which will be held at the National Science Centre, Malaysia on 7 September from 8.30am to 6.00pm.  We were given a pair of recycleable chopsticks curtosy of “Lohas” where you can carry it in your pocket/handbag and so instead of using the disposable bamboo chopsticks, we are encouraged to use this recyceable chopsticks so reduce the use of disposable chopsticks and so save the trees from being chopped down.

Recycle Chopsticks by Lohas

Celebraties who supports this events are like Zainal Abidin, Suki (winner of One in a Million), etc.  One group that caught everyone’s attention was called “Stomp”, there is a group from United States as well, however this group are “Buatan Malaysia”.  Stomp consist of a band of 5 team members who make music using everyday items eg. plastic drum, plastic paint container, metal food container, metal bucket and mineral plastic bottle.

Recycle Band

The event is being organized by Top-Ozone in partnership with the Malaysia National Science Centre.  There will be activities and competitions organized for children.  It will be a day where family not only spend time together, it is also educational as adults and children can learn the benefits of recycling.

Save Mother Nature

We hope to see you there, remember……

Event : 2008 International Ozone Day
Date/Day :  7 September 08, Sunday
Time : 8.30am - 6pm
Venue : National Science Centre
Theme : Save The Ozone Layer - Save Our Children