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Friday, July 31, 2009

What Are You Doing?

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After the news about UoM charging a penalty fee to its students who failed in one or more than one module, I’m not quite surprised at the numerous responses this issue has evoked.

The fracas clearly shows the anger, frustration and hatred towards the university. The Mauritian blogosphere is resonating with outrage! I think I would be riding on a high horse too, but for totally different reasons. First and foremost I’d blame myself for not paying close attention to the fine prints on the agreement I appended my signature while registering for a particular course with the said university. Then I’d berate myself for not studying harder. And thirdly I’d make sure to find out why my lecturers are not as dedicated as my teachers from primary and secondary schools.

Hey! Wait a minute! Didn’t you know that a lecturer would NOT indulge any spoon-feeding tactics in classes! Exception in some cases. But still the job description of a lecturer is a subset of that of a teacher!

You cannot attribute your failure to anyone but yourself. University life represents the beginning of adulthood. Assume your responsibilities. Man up.

If the administrative body is ‘pulling tricks’ on you, you have the right to impugn the new rule and question the basis of such an exorbitant decision.

Take drastic measures if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly! Don’t sit in front of your computer screen and moan about it!

Get out there and fight for what you think is right.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love Poem From A Caribbean Player

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Yesterday I received an e-mail from a member of the family and it's only today that I read it. It's so funny that I'm posting it so that you can have a laugh too! :)

Gul I loveded you,
Straight up fo'sho.
Or I wouldna told dem ova girls
not to call me no mo.

I knowed it was true,
the first day I seed you.
Why you thank I do,
the thangs I do?

Remember how I use ta wine and dine you,
Schlits Malt Liquor and Bar-Ba-Que.
I gave you a bubble baze and fed you grapes.
Dey was on sale that week a dolla ninety-eight.

Romanic evenins after dark,
Skreet light walks around the block.
Like the very first time,
you came ova to my crib.
And you got all scared,
cause that roach was on yo Tims.
I was right dare,
with a can of spray.
To be yo Super Negro,
and save the day.

I ain't even pay my light bill,
so I can take you to da club.....
Don't knock ova dem candles
and burn up my rug!

And dat nite we made luv,
for a long liddle bit of time.
I hope you got yours,
cause I sho'nuff got mine.

I woke up early and made you breakfast in bed.
Sep fo I ain't have no juice, no grits, and no eggs.
Didn't have no cereals and was fresh outta milk,
so we had some toast and some potada chips.

I use to rub lotion on yo feets,
and massage yo back.
I found you some glue,
when you lost one of your tracks.

Now what man you knowed,
ever loveded you like dis.
Gul please just take my name
off dat child support list.


The 80-20 Rule!

4 Opinion(s)

Before I start my short story, let me explain the 80-20 rule to those who are unaware of its existence. Strictly speaking about relationships, the rule says that 80% of most men's needs get taken care of by a wife or a partner and still they are inclined to look for someone else for the remaining 20%.

Years ago, I met Mr. 80. I was being courted in the way a girl dreams of. Everything was going fine until I met Mr. 20. My whole being knew it was wrong but I was too weak to resist his charm. And in his bed I fell! Mr. 20 can only be Mr. 20. So I thought. Over a course of a year, he turned into Mr. 80! I still ask myself how it happened and sheets and wooden floor come to mind!

And now four years later he's no longer Mr. 80 but Mr. 100!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Ear I Am!

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Since last week, water got into my ear and it’s still bothering me but less than before. I don’t like doctors and will go to one only if it’s an emergency. A running ear doesn’t require any medical assistance – it wasn’t the case when I was young. I used to be a frequent visitor at the hospital. Not anymore. I tend to keep it that way.

Anyway, back to my running ear. A very dear individual gave me a book to read. It’s about natural cures. I’ve shelved it and thought I wouldn’t need it in the immediate future. Was I ever so wrong! When he found out about my ear problem he asked me to read the book and I’ll find something to ease the pain. Too stubborn to read I ignored his advice. It took me spouse around 3 days to finally find the book and looked up any ear-related complication. And there it was at the very top of the page and I nearly missed it!

The author suggests as treatment to use Yellow Dock, lemon juice diluted one-half, oil of origanum, and peroxide of Hydrogen. Warm the mixture and put it in your ear. I was initially skeptical after reading that. Years of hospital’s treatments and my ear is still not cured. For the sake of my own peace of mind and my husband’s I decided to have a go at it. At home we had Hydrogen Peroxide and lemon. So hubby warmed the concoction and put it my left and right ears.

Holy Molly! It worked! My ear is still blocked but it feels much lighter! I’m still baffled at this marvellous remedy.

So I’ve decided to put up another blog or section to share the herbal and natural cures suggested by Mr. Kloss – author of the book.

Now it’s time to go and show my appreciation to hubby!


Friday, July 24, 2009

My Entourage...

8 Opinion(s)

Some pics I took today and on Wednesday!

The jet's leaving vincy soil...

This one was taken from the balcony...Arnos Vale Stadium...and the unknown (to me) ship

Well after a busy morning, now it's time for me to relax! Hope you enjoy the pics...


Thursday, July 23, 2009

His Age ≠ Her Age

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I can officially call today a totally wretched day. Water got in my left ear and now i’m partially deaf, hopefully not for long. I can’t say if that’s the reason why my brain’s activity has gone into overdrive mode. Whenever I feel low I think of all the hardships life threw at me, what other grievances I’d bear in the future, and today it was no different. But my blog is about a different topic and the aforesaid rambling was just to state the frame of mind I’m presently in.

People, who believe in love, say that age is just a number. Falling in love is so easy. I won’t contest it. But how do you fuel/nurture the flame into everlastingness when you fall in love with someone who is almost twice your age? How do you bridge the gap? In my case, it’s 11 years.

Very often we are at loggerheads over personal plans. A classic example: He wants to go out to a nice restaurant or pub-hopping while I fancy going to the club! He claims that he cannot bear overcrowded places, especially where very young people are hanging out in groups. I love crowded clubs! I don’t have to show off my lack of moves to all and sundry. In his ‘younger’ days he used to party a lot, stay out till the following morning, have a quick shower and out again.

I’m still young as compared to him. I want to experience whatever he had when he was my age too. Is it selfish of me to have such expectations? I don’t think so. Is it selfish of him to expect me to pander to his every whim? I’m still pondering on this one. LOL (Ah love is blind huh?)

We click on everything except on our plans for social outings. I know many would say it’s just a clash of personalities but according to our astrological signs (Cynics skip this sentence :)) we are made for each other! And it’s true. It’s a clash of personalities when the couple is from the same age bracket. My beau loves partying but not when I want! He’s an 80’s party animal and I got my feet firmly planted in the new millennium.

It is really different when you’re with someone who is not from the same age bracket as you.

Or, is age indeed JUST a number?

P.S: I'm feeling much better now! :D


Back to Blogger!

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OK. I'm back on Blogger. Last time I moved to Wordpress.com I wrote a post why I'd be using Wordpress instead of Blogger. This week I stumbled on some good reviews (I've lost the webpage link) on Blogger.

On top of that, I got to admit that I got bored of the themes offered on Wordpress. This time I won't be posting any pros and cons about those two blogging platforms. I'll stick to Blogger as long as my interest doesn't wane.

A big welcome back to myself and for my previous posts on Wordpress go here!


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