Tuesday, April 3, 2007

AIKO IN PERFORMANCE

Aiko is my favourite female singer. She's got a sunshine personality to match her cuteness! Also I love her voice and she's got a pretty unique style of song composing.
This is my fave song of hers called 'Ama no Gawa' / '天の川' meaning Milky Way (Celestial River):


'Eriashi' / 'えりあ し' :


Aiko being her exuberant self tossing plushies to her fans:

Monday, April 2, 2007

AWARENESS FOR CHINA BEAR RESCUE


Help the moonbears towards the road of freedom! No words can express the horror, pain and abuse these magnificient creatures are currently going through for the highly sought after bear's bile used in chinese medicine. One cannot help but weep for these endangered beautiful bears, many of whom are missing limbs from being caught with traps in the wild. Incarcarated, undernourished and suffering from trauma in coffin cages for as long as 20 years, they have a huge piece of metal tube pierced through their abdomens without anaesthetic nor sanitation and not being allowed to move, to draw liquid bile from the gall bladders 24 hours a day.

It is just horrendous. Are human beings only capable of destruction and exploitation? Are we made of stone? It is not as if there are no herbal alternatives to bear bile. I am just plain disgusted!




Currently there are more than 7,000 bears imprisoned in these torture farms, and China Bear Rescue (according to the website) has led 219 bears to freedom, their main objective to shut down bear farms in china forever. It is amazing that these sunbears are able to forgive decades of severe abuse by humans as shown by their recovery and playful nature in the rehabilitation centre, making the success story even more poignant.

Show your support to China Bear Resue by spreading awareness to discontinue the use of bear farms and bear's bile in asian countries. It doesn't matter which country you live in to show support. You can make donations to the organisation even with US$5.00. Visit the bear donation catalogue HERE

++Pictures are taken from the animalsasia website++