Jotter Wednesdays – World Water Day, 22 March 2021

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World Water Day is held annually on 22 March worldwide to celebrate the importance of water. Each country would have got their awareness programs. World Water Day ( “is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.”

Usually, in developed nations, we take water for granted. Being a small nation, Singapore has plenty of awareness programs for water-saving for schools, homes and work areas.

Individually, each one of us needs to think about the importance and role of water in our life. I am more of a water person. I drink water throughout the day. All of us use water daily. We need water for activities such as cleaning, cooking, food preparation, religious rites and more.

Our human body is at least 60% of water. Our body is dependent on water. We can be in any part of the world. All of us need to play our role to conserve and protect water. We can start at home on small things, such as washing the car, brushing the teeth using a mug, showering and more. But the most important thing is to start protecting our water resources not only for us but for future generations too.

Appreciate our water resources and give gratitude daily for our simple element, water.

Articles & Video for more information by Singapore Agencies and Ministry:

The Drop of Life — 6 Reasons to Drink Water by Ministry of Health Singapore, Health Hub—six-reasons-to-drink-water

Animation Video – “Let’s Go Save Water” – PUB Water Conservation Animation, Singapore

PUB Singapore – Water-Saving Habits for Home

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Jotter Wednesdays – Chinese New Year goodies and calories

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We are still in the season of Chinese New Year (CNY). Though things are very different and quieter this year, much has not changed in terms of food and snacks for the festive. Each one of us will have our favourites of the various snacks from the festival. At the same time, it is also good to look at the calories in the cookies.

An article from the Channel News Asia, “How many calories are lurking in your Chinese New Year snacks?” by Jalelah Abu Baker gives us the calories in some of the popular CNY snacks.

Of course, my all-time favourite will be Bangkit cookies and Bahulu. Yummy. 🙂

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