Hijau is the Malay word for green – and so Almost Hijau means Almost Green.
A lot of people embrace being ‘green’. But by claiming so does not mean they entirely want to give up their cars, choosing perhaps to compromise and switch to a Prius instead. Neither are they ready to swear off the use of air-conditioning, fresh produce air-flown from a gazillion miles away across the earth, or switch from Tide to soapnuts. While there are many, many people who have transitioned successfully to a greener way of living, eating healthy organic food produced within the vicinity of their communities, there are many more like me who choose to transition in moderation – thus Almost Hijau.
They say old habits are hard to break, but that does not mean they are impossible. But I choose to embrace it naturally and with ease. While I still allow myself the occasional processed food and sweets, and coming home with plastic bags holding my groceries because I’d forgotten my recyclables (hey, they double as bin liners after!) I also know this is my journey and this is the stuff worth writing for.
Trying to subscribe to your blog.
I’ve put in the function on the right hand column of the blog 🙂 Thanks for the reminder Tee!
All the good wishes for a very noble cause and a wonderful journey.
Thank you 🙂