Monday, October 13, 2008

Hoppípolla

The House of Representatives or the UN should pass a law or some kind of an international policy stating that the purpose of school breaks should be solely for chilling out and relaxing, and the assigning of schoolwork or projects during the breaks should be made illegal unconditionally.
As a friend of mine would say, this is happening because people like ‘us’ are merely watching from the sidelines; we should have more of ‘our kind’ be directly involved in this nerdy business. And until that happens, our species will have to suffer.

Anyways, I was watching Planet Earth encore on Discovery Channel, and I remember watching the kind of documentary during school breaks when I was younger, aired on TV3, during the Alam Ria Cuti Sekolah slot, at 1130 in the morning. As far as I could remember, even back then, at that level, teachers have been violating the purpose and the spirit of school breaks.

Getting back to the documentary shows, I particularly like the series on the Great Plains, especially the savannah and the prairies and also the one on the great Nile. And the animals can be broken down into three categories, the good ones, the cool ones, and the evil ones. The good animal group includes the whales, elephants, antelopes, zebras, buffalos, caribous, rhinos, any kind of bears including the grizzlies, and the hippopotamus. On the other hand, the cool group consists of the lions, the orca, dolphins, tigers, leopards, the big horn, platypus, the silverback, white m furred mountain goats, and at times baboons and crocodiles. And the usual suspects include the great white, sometimes the seals, herring birds, Nile crocs and the ever ugly hyenas.

Besides the animals, the other most interesting part of this kind of documentary is when they fast forward the video to show how the plants bloom when seasons change. First, a lot of rain will flood the barren land, and then after the flood clears up, new greenish life would sprout out from the seeds brought in by the flood or from the ones buried in the ground the whole hot torturous summer, after that, the sprouts would grow taller and bigger, and then beautiful colorful flowers will bloom, and suddenly, in a snap,the boring barren land would turn into this beautiful lush greenish heaven where more lives in the forms of mammals and birds and reptiles will dwell in again, until the next step in the cycle repeats. But technology has made things even more fascinating. In one of the episodes of Planet Earth, this one scene, in which a great white was shooting out of the surface after snapping a seal in between it’s jaws, instead of fast-forwarding, the scence was slowed down to 40 times, because it couldn’t be seen clearly at normal speed. And not to mention that the series are all in HD.

And the nice music arrangement and the cool, macho narration are the glue or the cherry on the icing to the shows. And all credits to the producers, the tireless camera crews, the researchers and the Ah Longs.


geeks~

And I was watching travel channel just now, and indigenous nudity is the phrase of the day.

School won’t start until Wednesday, but the closest to a vacation that i could get is to move in to the apartment downstairs whose tenants went out traveling. The valve is half-way done, the Cadillac thing went pretty well, the GPS stuff is not going so well, and not to mention the lab stuff and the homework all need to be taken care of. and heck we suck in football. Basketball season starts in 2 weeks.

8 comments:

iXa said...

The House of Representatives or the UN should pass a law or some kind of an international policy stating that the purpose of school breaks should be solely for chilling out and relaxing, and the assigning of schoolwork or projects during the breaks should be made illegal unconditionally.


hahhhhhhhhhh. i object.

anis said...

kenapa miss ixa?

i like the way u classify the animals. sangat cool.

still dlm mood raya

encikmasen said...

hey...hyenas are underrated..

mereka sangat cool ok..

ok, adab makan tolak tepi but they're cool..*gelak dubuk*

btw, the african wild dog is sub-zero..nuff said..

daju said...

fall break ke..jeles..

siap ade stephen hawking tuh..

"and heck we suck in football"

and we're top 3! =D

mo said...

bai.. hyenas n the great white sharks are the best...

hidop ni susah bro... lol

encik cantona said...

kenapa cik lawyer membantah??
usul ini adalah untuk kepentingan manusia sejagat...
kenapa?

saya tahu cik accountant.. sub-zero bak kate masen.. ahak
hmm... baju raya pon xde thn ni..

encik MP... salahkn pop culture dan tv yg mnyebbkn aku berfikir mcm ni..
oo.. african wild dogs.. menarik2.. aku ade tgk mcmana diorg pg hunting.. mannnn... bersatu teguh bercerai roboh... genius!!!!..

hmmm... cik actuary... kenapa nk jeles?..
the differrence cuma u get longer sleeping hours... but when u wake up.. the 1st thing that'll pop out of ur mouth b4 baca doa bgn tdo is still 'SHIT'... maybe kn tnggu cuti pnjg sket kot..br bleh bgn tdo dgn aman damai..
nasib baik mr hawking tu suka blackholes more than singing..
keller dgn bryant dh xde ah.. ksian painter...
bleh pg national chmpionshp xnih?

tell me something i dont know bro.. please...

dd said...

i'm all in for the usul...!!!

polar bears are the best!!!!

king cantona said...

we should do the collcting a million signature shit and stuff...

nk volunteer?

polar bears cant punch like a kangaroo... kurg satu coolness point