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  1. It is a great movie, and you should see it sometime! I also love the Final Destination movies. Have you seen those?

    Yes I had watched Final destination movies.

    I had watched some of it several times already and still would like or willing to watch it again. I like how the story differ from other horror films. It was thrilling...

  2. And they last longer compared to cheap ones sold in the market. In short, cost-effective. :D We don't have solar bulbs in the market yet. Hopefully til' be introduced in the local market soon. :3 What is the estimate price of this solar bulb?

    Solar bulbs are also not yet marketed locally here but I could find some few places or people here that are selling such bulbs.

    According to some websites online a solar bulb could cost approximately $20 depends on brand/class or type.

  3. I could watch Invictus over and over again and never get tired of it. It's about the struggle between blacks and whites in the 1990s in South Africa, and Nelson Mandela's attempt to bring the country together through rugby. It's a truly inspiring movie and great to watch.

    I also can never get tired of many comedy movies including Talledega Nights, Blades of Glory, The Benchwarmers, and more.

    I am not familiar with that movie Invictus but as you described it, it seems to be a very good movie. I also enjoy watching such kind of movies and I think I would also appreciate that movie as it has a good story.

  4. There are some local documentaries about global warming and it shows different natural disasters that had happened in our country. There are also projections for what year supply of water, food and some other natural resources will become scarce and that was really alarming.

    Documentaries could help us know more about what are the causes and effects of it. And also how we could be able to do something to make those effects slower and have a better environment.

    Do you watch global warming documentaries for your country? What are the discussions?

  5. Wow, Zararina -- that brown cane chair and ottoman look like some water hyacinth furniture that I saw pictures of!

    Building “green” furniture from water hyacinths is an amazing and ingenious way to “manage” the scourge of the plant kingdom!

    Fastest-growing plant on the planet, water hyacinth is virtually indestructible and has but one natural enemy/control: the manatee. But many third-world countries that are choking on the beautiful (and edible!) weed don’t have manatees to control it.

    Industrious and intelligent, many of these native folk have learned to harvest the vicious, spreading masses of water hyacinth and transform them into useful furniture and decorative items. This in turn creates vast income opportunities for the creators.

    As a Florida native, I am all too familiar with the pesky hyacinth. I’ve written two or three articles about it as well. I’ve also run across articles describing clever handcrafters who have learned to weave the dried plants into works of art as well as utilitarian pieces.

    It was right that water hyacinth becomes a problem here that causes floods on some areas specially when there are storms. And it was already being "harvested" here and used to create some products just like bags, sandals and home decors.

  6. I think I had watched that too in the news years ago.

    And it might not become that successful since if it is, it becomes popular online or been shown in different news local and abroad. Hope it could still be a possibility since water is lot cheaper and earth friendly than fuel. Specially if it will not require too clean water.

  7. There are Korean Telenovelas here and we could really see that there are still lots of beautiful spots there that are abundant with trees an clean surroundings. And so I could say that Korea is one of my favorite green country too.

    And I also like new Zealand as it was used in the movie Lord of the Rings.

  8. I think furniture that are made from natural materials are more earth friendly although it could mean some plants or trees are being cut for it (as long as they would plant new ones ;)). There are also furniture that are made from recycled materials just like those that are made from used cans, used paper and some other materials that can be reused.

    Below are some that I had searched online.



  9. Hello there and welcome to the forum Tammy. ;)

    Nice to have you here and feel free to share your own ways of taking care of our environment. You could really read a lot of useful ideas and information in different threads.

    Have a nice day.

  10. One healthy activity that I am really thankful to have incorporated into my life is - cleaning the house with natural products. Instead of using normal detergents that are dangerous chemicals, we use bicarbonate of soda and lemon. It works amazingly well.

    As a natural air freshener, we use pure water with a few drops of eucalyptus - it purifies the air as it is antibacterial and it is earth-friendly with a lovely clean aroma.

    To repel pests we place cotton balls with peppermint on them - ants, mice and cockroaches dislike the smell. We use no chemicals in any of our cleaning and that is an activity that I am so glad we have finally and successfully incorporated.

    Yes so nice. :)

    Thanks for sharing your natural ways to get read of house insects since I usually use the commercialized products that can be somewhat harmful for the environment. And also nice to know about that natural freshener.

  11. I could agree that less developed countries would be more affected than rich countries. Usually poorer countries have poor urban design that leads to more worse flood situations. And because of lack of funds, facilities for rescue and relief goods are also not sufficient for all those who are affected.

    But sadly to say, pollutants comes mostly from more developed countries and then poorer countries suffers more because of its effects in the environment.

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  12. I doubt if it was possible just by reading the thread title.

    But reading the article about it, I think there could be a possibility if all those written there could be true. Just like the turbine will be made from a very light weight material and that the tunnel could really get the winds and/or forces from the passing vehicles above it. I think it will be best placed in a very busy highway.