Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Save the World: Respect public property






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I went to a beautiful park in Owairaka.

New Zealand has very good timber. My brother in law Kallang admired how the timber were slotted without nails to make benches and BBQ tables. He said how ingenious the makers were. He wanted to visualize how to make them and intended to take the technology back to his home in the Bario Highlands in Borneo.

I am always happy when I go out in the open greenery and sea front. Unfortunately some idiot had ruined the joy for the day. They burned a perfectly good bench.

The burnt mark looked like a heart. The only consolation is I thought of fellow blogger Brenda. She has a collection of stone hearts. This ironically is for you Brenda.

Some people have no respect for public property. Burning is worst than graffiti. With graffiti, you can wash the writings off. With burning, the whole bench is ruined. In extreme cases, in a very dry summer, bush fires can happen.

18 comments:

Dave said...

That's sad Ann. You wonder who would do such a thing? - Dave

JOE TODD said...

You are one busy blogger.Enjoyed the many photos in your posts

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ann: I so agree with your thoughts, people have no respect for others.

Pete said...

The law should punish those who destroy public properties severely!

Ah Ngao said...

oh..! luckily the fire didnt comsumed the whole bench.i love been at the sea too,and i love the smell of the sea. yeah,about cofeemate,it's corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (coconut, palm kernel or hydrogenated soybean), sodium caseinate (a milk derivative but not a source of lactose), Dipotassium phosphate, mono- and digycerides,and artificial flavoring.
and Ann,...thanks for saying i'm handsemmm !...hehehe.yep,my acquaintances with Ah Meng of Singapore Zoo was many2 years ago,so most probably he should be in Heaven by then.

Bangchik said...

People can sometime do things within their boundary of happiness. Sadly their happiness cause pains in some others. ~bangchik

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, how very sad and very maddening. What is wrong with people? I did spot the "heart" immediately though!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

It is a sad day for the bench. Some people are just too "funny" in the head and they believe that public property is their for them to destroy!
This is worst than the tidak apa attitude we often condemn.
Lovely photos....and great thoughts.

M.Kate said...

Talking about public properties...you know about the ones here. One will find great luck if you find a working public phone. Anyway, pretty 'love' burns..happy week ahead.hugs/M

Ebie said...

How sad, though you can find vandals everywhere.

Jan said...

Yes, it is a shame that some people think it is 'fun' to destroy the property of others.
Great photos.

diane said...

It is sad that we have such idiots in society. The bench without nails sounds ingenious.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Ann
It's sad that people don't appreciate public property.. after all it is there for them to use and enjoy their surroundings... it would be a fire hazard here also... but none the less it looks like you had a lovely day outdoors.. and by the sea.. absolutely my favourite...

Thanks for popping by and your lovely comment... it's always great to meet other bloggers... Have a lovely week .. Julie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I agree with you, there is no reason to ruin public spaces...people should be grateful for their beauty.

Thanks for your visit today!

Sue

Tammie Lee said...

NZ really does have beautiful wood. It is sad that people do not respect all things, all life in the highest regard.

Reader Wil said...

How awful to burn things. Here in my country there are two places where arsonists are creating fear among the citizens of the cities.
Thanks for your visit. You asked about my header. It was taken in the Tablelands in Queensland, Australia and it shows the Millaa Millaa Falls.

jay said...

I am appalled at the level of vandalism in our society, and I'm sad to see it in your beautiful country, too. When we were in Auckland in 1987-8, we saw very little, especially in rural areas.

But maybe someone just dropped a cigarette there? Careless, but I'd feel better if it was an accident!

Ann said...

Hi Jay,

I don't think it was an accident. I think some love lorn couple deliberately tried to burn a heart on it.