It personally took us six long years to see and experience what loss of greenery can do to our environment.
When we bought our home here in Klang in 2003, the opposite site was pure greenery. The air was fresh, clean and one can smell what is pure oxygenic air is all about. There were old timber trees, wild bananas, wild plants, insects, birds, not forgetting frogs, snakes and monitor lizards.
That's pure Nature money cannot buy!
But then, someone bought it! Bought it to make money by clearing all the trees to build houses.
Seven years difference. Picture taken in late 2002(above) . Exactly the same position taken today, 2009, it looks like this! (below)
These houses are so closely packed that out of these 60 houses, few of them grew any trees outside of their new homes. All side spaces inside were tiled-up to put another car.
We felt warmer especially on hot days like these.
At the back area after our neighbours, there was another large tract of greenery.
This is where we still can get our clean and cool air. Along came the birds.It was heaven sent.
This small area housed many of our favourites. There were the Crested Serpent Eagle (a pair of them), the Brown Wood Owl, the Spotted Wood Owl, the Asian Koel, Coucal, Blue-throated Bee Eater,
Munia, Coppersmith Barbet, Starlings, White-breasted Waterhen, Brahminy Kite and the Nightjar. There maybe more if time were given. Birds watching was so comfy and spontaneous.
As at today, all these are GONE!
All the trees are chopped down two weeks ago. The land have changed hands and I was told that the new owner wanted to build a "palace" for his large extended family. Sounds too familiar. After looking at what was done, it looks like he can build many "palaces" for many families!! Schucks! At a stroke of a pen the birds are gone!
Is that all what we really care for? Money? Are we short of houses? Bullshit!
It is the Money. Nothing else.
OK, this land is not mine, so I cannot say or do anything. People may tell me it is 'development' for the future. Development my arse! And go fuck the future if there are people like that. Humans are just breeding too fast...just like flies!
The authorities approving another housing project without giving any thought for greenery to regenerate the air are another bunch of arseholes. It is about money. Cukai pintu, cukai tanah, cukai this and cukai that.
Now the Haze.
So, many of us have just fitted air conditioners stupidly thinking that air-conditioners produces fresh air! Bodoh! Without opening your bedroom windows for 24 hours, it will only make the carbon dioxide that you breathe out, cooler. Eventually you still breathe in what you breathe out! How stupid. Now we get the disease of the air. The Flu.
See how stupid humans think?
OK, I am paranoid because I lost the birds. But it is Nature that everyone of us loose. Not me alone stupid! So what are we going to have? New houses right? Yeah.
More of those obnoxious 'fat' richmen with their fat-wives, fat-children, a fat-maid and even a fat-dog. I think you get my drift.......
After six years here, I am begining to see better how those fat Mr.Richman works. Klang's got plenty of 'em. They all have lovely slim, sexy Girlfriends/Mistresses with BMWs or Porche Cayenne. Their fat-wives at home get a Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord. A big car mah? Sometimes you get to see the entire slob of a family in restaurants eating like pigs. You can just 'hear' them.
Come Chinese New Year, you can really hear them! This time louder still.
Even their 'GODS' hear them!Except for the Police, MPK and Customs!
They let off firecrackers and fireworks in the wee fucking hours of the morning, frightening 'evil spirits' away (as if). They forget they have neighbours. In Klang, Day Eight makes Afghanistan looks like Disneyland. Damn bloody inconsiderate bastards!
In Day One and Day Fifteenth will see them burning 'gold' papers (as if) by some miracle of supreme-broadband-internet-connections, the gods get to receive them and give them more moolahs and nothing else but plenty more moolahs!
One can see these worshippers of moolahs by just looking from the outside of their homes.
Everything is Red and Gold in colour! Cut outs of enormously large (graphical) pineapples in pairs (like a pair of phallic Balls!)
and hor, ...also flickering super bright red LEDS at night (as if) the gods travelling at light speed can spot them at 30,000 feet above sea level! All at the same time!
Even the joss sticks are 12 feet tall and burns forever!
Money is what they pray for. Nothing else matters.
....."Moolah, Moolah,Moolah! It's a Richman World!............
Neighbours can go fuck themselves for all they care.
Now, back to my subject.
The dreaded:- A(H1N1) flu, Denggue, TB, MB, Typhoid, Fuckhoid, Cocksuckie, Chikungunya, Niahmagunya, Ringgitgunya,..Whateverkunya........BRING IT ON!
It maybe Nature's only way of neutering and spaying humans! Go on!
Nature is waiting!
(All Pictures mainly mine, others by Google Images)