Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Event: Locky's Ice Bucket Challenge!!!

Me VS Ice in the Ice Bucket Challenge
Image from Locky's English Playground

The following video will be slightly poor in quality at times, due to the sacrifice of a lower resolution for a higher frame rate.



I know the Ice Bucket Challenge is very much meant solely for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) fundraising now, but tracing the root of the event, it all started with cancer fundraising. Through this post I would like to bring your attention to a couple more non-profit organisations (NGO) such that you may consider making your donations more frequent to many more NGOs so as to benefit more people and animals.

Image from Cancer Fund
First off, the Cancer Fund may be quite well-known in Hong Kong, but as the number of cancer patients increases, support is continuously needed. I will never forget the day -- the day I returned from overseas studies, I was broken the news that my brother-like cousin had passed away from brain cancer months before. I was heartbroken, pieces turned to dust and dust get washed away by icy cold rain......

While we are still healthy, we can all do the Cancer Fund a bit more help.

bbSharky
Image from bbSharky @ Facebook
I have always been a wildlife conservationist, though may not be as active as I have wished I can, I have always worked hard in lessons to convey the message of conservations to the people I teach, particularly the future generations. This is the reason and goal why I created bbSharky, such that the children can understand the importance and preciousness of these amazing creatures to the world and especially to us, our very own existence.

Image from WWF Hong Kong
WWF Hong Kong again is a famous NGO and people might think because they are wealthy enough to get the job done, the fact is that they have so many projects on hand and so many animals to save that they are in constant need of support as well. 

Pink Dolphin
Image from Hong Kong DolphinWatch Ltd.
Heard of the impact of the new airport runway the Hong Kong government is trying to force construct? The government claims that they will 'borrow' the pink dolphin's home for the constructions and repay them with a 'new', 'relocated' living habitat after all is completed. Even a child can tell the flaw of this argument. Obviously, the government  is either lack of intelligence and knowledge about pink dolphin conservation, or it is too money-minded. If it is the former, maybe WWF can help them. The Hong Kong DolphinWatch Ltd. is not a charity but they do educate the general public with all their might.

Blackfish
Image from OPS
If you still think WWF is too popular, here's another one I have donated money to for their filming of the Oscar Award winning documentary "The Cove" -- Oceanic Preservation Society. Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans. Their work keeps shocking the world by exposing horrific truth of human cruelty and animal abuse. If you care about education and want our future generations to be able to see these beautiful living creatures in the wild, then OPS is surely worth your donation.


Donation is made to CancerFund and Oceanic Preservation Society.


Vocabulary:
break the news (to sb) -- to tell someone some important news, usually bad news.
flaw -- (n)[C] a fault, mistake or weakness, especially one that happens while something is being planned or made, or which causes something not to be perfect
might -- (n)[U] power, strength or force


Resources:
Movie: Documentary -- The Cove @ Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.hk/2010/06/movie-documentary-cove.html

Documentary: The Cove @ Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.hk/2011/01/documentary-cove.html

Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 @ YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=momsI5DbT_M

Ice Bucket Challenge @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Bucket_Challenge

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis

Cancer Fund
http://www.cancer-fund.org/en/cancer-donation.html

bbSharky @ Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bbSharky

City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking' @ SCMP
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park

Hong Kong DolphinWatch Ltd.
http://www.hkdolphinwatch.com/faq.php

WWF Hong Kong
http://www.wwf.org.hk/en/

The Cove @ IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/

Oceanic Preservation Society
https://opsociety.worldsecuresystems.com/home.htm


http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/break+the+news
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/flaw_1?q=flaw
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/might_7



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