Monday, August 28, 2006

Masala Dubai Part 02

The truth be told...I rarely touch indian foods..except for the occasional Tandoori Chicken, Naan and Lassi...the rest is out of bound. Just don't know how to enjoy..maybe it's the spices."How would u survive in Dubai?" friends asked. I replied: "It's a bliss...lots of salads, fruits, juices, chicken and fish !" Anyway, Dubai is so's not just indian foods..:)

Anyway, indians are really funny people...
Ringggggggggggggggggggg.....I picked up the phone...and before i could say anything...from the other end: "Yes, tell me!"
"Tell u what? u are the one who's calling me!" I was really fuming. It's the same....always. My indian friends have no idea..."It's just a normal reaction!" they laughed.

Any masala tales to share? Nothing racist pls!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Next 100 years

Not too long ago..Dr. Stephen Hawking posed a thought provoking question at Yahoo! Answer:
How can the human race survive the next hundred years?
In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?

I do not have a rocket science degree...I am just a restless feline sniffing around..:)I do not pretend to comprehend the depth of such a profound question. However, I like to make some predictions:
1. By then, I am pretty sure all of us will be blogging somewhere else (a no suspect those who rant too much will continue ranting at a place much much hotter than
2. The Middle East conflict will continues..IF they are still around 10 (not 100) years later.
3. I think UAE will be the next formidable superpower on the world stage...a beacon for the Modern Islamic World. Perhaps, much much earlier than the 100 years!
4. Dubai will be so developed that the future generations can only view specimen of sands in the museum.
5. Dubai will be COMPLETELY enclosed by a glass dome that is fully air con within. However, those annoying ranters will continue to complain: It's too f##king cold !!!!
6. No more real love...everything is for self gratificat........................................STOP...Sorry just dropped my crystal ball!
Anyway...I think I might still be around..a feline is blessed with 9 lives...:)
So...does it matter to you? what about the next 10 years instead? Are u pessimistic or do u see a ray of hope? share your thoughts.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


9th August 2006 is the forty one National Day of Singapore.
Last year...while travelling along Emirates Hills...the morning sun was already hurting my eyes...not helped much by the rows of dull looking villas! Suddenly...i saw something very familiar...a singapore flag hanging outside the balcony of a single unit! It was one week before the National Day. Ironically, I wasn't excited at all!

I stopped observing the Day 10 years ago..."Just another public holiday!" And also partly because I associate the Day with the ruling government whom I have many issues with. A silent boycott?...perhaps. I am sure...Im not the only one.

On that Day...the difinitive event is the ONE BIG PARADE at the National Stadium...uniformed personnels, public servants...etc doing the march...singing patriotic items depicting nation building, living in harmony...etc and finally....the fireworks! The 50,000 odd crowd at the stadium will goes into an euphoria...without fail.

This year the theme is "Our Global City...Our Home"...I wonder....I don't feel connected at all. Many policies implemented are suffocating the people. It is always "We talk...u listen!"....retrenched older skilled workers were told to "bite the bullet" and take jobs that pay peanuts while good jobs went to "foreign talent". Freedom of speech? it's one step forward and three steps backward!

Come September 2006...they want 4 million smiles for the IMF Summit in Singapore! "Listen boys and bad mouthing the government understand?"

So..I will stick by my gun...I will not hang the flag on this Day.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Wedding or Funeral?

"The southern Lebanese town of Qana is believed by some to be where Jesus performed his first miracle, at the wedding in Cana of Galilee mentioned in the Gospel of St John.

More than 40 people (at least half were children) have been killed in air strikes on Qana

But in modern times it is blood - not water and wine - that is indelibly linked with the town, the blood of Lebanese civilians killed in Israeli bombing...."

I really don't understand....I am totally numbed.
Children are the happiest at a wedding....their laughter brighten the entire occasion...
Children are the saddest at a funeral...they have no idea what's going on...
I have never attended a child's funeral must be devastating..
The people in the UN, Madam Condoleeza Rice..etc :Are u sleeping well?...