Wellness Wednesday #7: Going Green

Wellness Wednesday #7: Going Green
February 18, 2015 CuteCoco


Being late to a party that I am hosting is definitely not cool at all. This week has been crazy, and while I don’t want to make excuses..let’s just say that sh*t happens. I am glad that it is Wednesday once again because health and wellness inspirations are coming my way (and yours too!).

At first I wanted to write about books that changed me. But, all I can remember (amongst so many numbers of book I have read) is my all time favorite Harry Potter. Ha! I know…So forget about it and let’s talk about something more important in todays world: refresh the earth by going green.


Lines of cars have been an exhausting daily scene in most big cities. Bandung is not an exception.

Popularly known as Paris van Java, Bandung is filled with parades of vintage buildings from the Dutch colonialism era. The city is beautifully decorated with series of giant trees along the road, gorgeous food in and out, and of course affordable high street fashion. All that seems like a huge magnate for people from Jakarta and surroundings, who will flood Bandung with big families and friends and make weekends driving a living hell.

If only the road stays like this every single day..

If only the road stays like this every single day..

Like today. After spending almost full day on the road I am emotionally drenched because of the long traffic jams. Driving is not fun anymore.


Would it be possible to scrap off the malls and the skyscrapers just to get fresher air? Would it be possible to ban the cars and motorbikes so people can start pedaling or walking to transport?

I love strolling outdoor when the sky is blue. I want to be welcomed by chirping bird by the window in the morning instead of black thick polluted sky. But all that is just a wishful thinking.

The image of lush rice fields hovers in my mind. I can seem to smell the wet soil from the rain the day before, the smell of paddy due for harvest. It was carefree childhood with lots of greens, flowers, birds, dragonflies, butterflies and clear street. A lot of cycling, running and laughing. I want my kids to grow up in the moment like those, instead of sticking their nose on the ipad trying to shoot a soldier in war game or crashing an airplane.

I wish going green has become more of a lifestyle rather than a trend. I wish going green is planted in everything we do rather than just being talked about. I wish I can start doing a little step of going green and be consistent with that. But we all learning. And I hope you are learning too. We are learning and striving to make a better world for all of us.

If each one of us start this and hold on to it, I believe my sons, your kids, they all will grow in healthier and fresher world like we did.

Would it be possible?

Now it’s your turn to share your story.



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1. Describe a day of your normal meals

2. What tips for healthy eating would you give to someone interested in changing his or her diet?

3. My Top Exercises For __________.

4. 10 things to be thankful for this week

5. Outdoor or indoor exercise? Why?

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Comments (8)

  1. Debbie Rodrigues 6 years ago

    I don’t think the good old times will come back, unfortunately. Our poor blue planet is overcrowded and unless we live on the top of each other (=appartments), there is no room for everyone.
    I miss the birds as well. Nature brings so much peace.

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      CuteCoco 6 years ago

      ahaha..yeah sadly, it is true. And the wildlife should take all the consequence as human population has grown bigger and take more space, including their space :(

  2. Given our lifestyles, I don’t think we’ll be able to banish everything that harms the earth. However, each one of us can do simple things to help save her. The other day there was something on FB about a senior citizen who got lectured by a teenager because it was the senior’s generation that ruined the earth. The senior reminded the teen that it was her generation that recycled bottles, that washed diapers not purchased disposables, that they used brown paper bags not plastic bags for groceries, etc. It was an eye opener and a reminder that convenience isn’t everything. We all can make small changes that collectively will have a huge impact.

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      CuteCoco 6 years ago

      yeap..yeap so true. I saw one Oprah’s episode about litter…those disposable diapers oh my, it really adds more stuff on the domestic garbage. Yes, small changes done collectively will have a huge impact.

  3. I am glad to see a post about this. It would be amazing if life was more green for everyone and yes not a trend but a lifestyle. I feel blessed as I drive my children to school every day passing cows, paddocks, kangaroos crossing the road (trying not to hit them) they are huge. Rabbits, and echidna’s and foxes, birds everywhere. I never take it for granted and I tell my children how lucky they are. Their school is green too, they have a farm and wetlands and they keep gumboots at school. They have water tanks and solar panels and they garden. But we don’t have to drive far to see housing developments taking over, I know it is going to happen, but it makes me sad. I love open space. Great post!

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      CuteCoco 6 years ago

      Oh I envy you. Sounds like your sons’ school is so much fun! and you guys still get to see animals…real one, not on TV. That’s cool!

  4. Maureen 6 years ago

    Me so late too mak!
    Oh I miss green open spaces :( Living in Jakarta you know how bad it is. Sigh.

  5. well..you’re not the only one wishing to have greener surroundings…I wish things are a lot simpler and we can have greener earth and bluer sky..

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