Encounter during the night!

October 12th, 2012

It’s one o’clock in the morning and it’s pitch dark outside. And i can’t sleep. And it’s very very hot, and mosquitoes are hopping around. Having a cup of hot milk and listening to music, hoping that Morpheus will eventually take me in his lap. Oh, the neighbour’s dog is suddenly barking furiously..What’s happening?? Looking outside, as it’s dark do not see anything. Probably saw a doggie doing strip and suddenly expressing its eagerness and  joy. Oh mangoes falling -it’s raining mangoes!!!  Probably too early this season. Got to grap a bucket and harvest this providential treasure. Wait, it stopped. Oh false alert, it’s just the bats throwing mango peels and uneaten mangoes from their limo windows on their trip down to earth. The sky is starry but the moon has not left bed yet. Now i understand why i can’t sleep. Moon, return my sleep. It’s your turn to change the baby. He is crying. Not wet? Well coax him to sleep because i need to sleep. Baby sleep please. He is hot?? Fever ? Ok get him to the hospital. Ah silence at last. What is it now? Someone is typing loudly at this time of the day, probably trying to finish his/her thesis. ^-^ no it’s me and i need sleep. Good night! Lights off!

 

Summer?

August 7th, 2012

Are we still in winter? Since yesterday it has been very hot, with mosquitoes visiting me as well.  Since i was not prepared for this, these uninvited guests surely drank and ate a lot, making such noises that consequently i was unable to take my 8 hours sleep properly. My eyes are sore red and am still yawning.

Have a nice Monday, is it? Oh whatever!  Am hungry now.

5.8 quake shook the indian ocean!

July 26th, 2012

The daily mirror reported a 5.8 magnitude quake on the Richter scale in the indian ocean. According to the USGS, the event happened at 05.33:31 UTC (26 July 2012) some 954km East North East off the coast of Mauritius, and 387km North East off the coast of Rodrigues. No tsunami warning has been issued though.

Was it on the radio this morning? Did you know about it? Any tidal waves reported? Pls share your experience.

“Wo xihuan…”

June 28th, 2012

“wo xi huan ni de yan, kan zhe wo de yan
I like your eyes, looking into my eyes

wo xi huan ni de lian, tie zhe wo de lian
I like your face, close to my face

wo xi huan ni de shou, qian zhe wo de shou
I like your hand, holding my hand

wo xi huan ni de kou, wen zhe wo de kou
I like your lips, kissing my lips

shi jian zai gai bian, ni bu yao gai bian
Time changes, but don’t you change

yin wei wo hen ai ni, bu xiang yao ni fang qi ai qing
Because I really love you; I don’t want you to give up on love

you qing zhe duan de lai bu yi
Especially this kind that’s so hard to come by

wo ai ni, zhen de shi hen ai ni, suo yi xiang
I love you, I really love you so much; So I want to

jiu zhe yang ji xu ai xia qu
Continue to love just like this

shi jian zai gai bian, ni bu yao gai bian
Time changes, but don’t you change

yin wei wo hen ai ni, bu xiang yao ni fang qi ai qing
Because I really love you; I don’t want you to give up on love

you qing zhe duan de lai bu yi
Especially this kind that’s so hard to come by

wo ai ni, zhen de shi hen ai ni, suo yi xiang
I love you, I really love you so much; So I want to

jiu zhe yang ji xu ai xia qu
Continue to love just like this

I came across this song by Yen-ji while watching a drama.  It’s true that romantic drama and films portray a happy ending to attract audience and viewers. However,  I can’t help wondering when listening to that song, or to any other love songs- what about afterwards?

What about afterwards-when routine, kids and work settle in?   Then it will be  ‘ki joli mo ti trouver ar li do?’ I am not generalising. In some cases,  that really works while in others  (even though love was  real), the pill went sour. I too like to watch romantic films, and it sometimes helps to depart from this secular world for a moment… Two souls holding hands and kissing and hmmmm…   So for a moment this post is telling  me to step back to earth :p

So despite that fact that fiction and real life are two opposing worlds, do you like to watch romantic films or drama?

Qui suis-je?

June 19th, 2012

It’s cold and rainy in the morning,  scorching hot during the day and cold during the night again.  The sun rises quite late and sets quite early. It is still dark at 6.30 am and becomes dark as early as 5.30 pm.   There was a tropical depression lately in the vicinity. But it is nice to sleep but it’s hard to wake and pull yourself to go to work. Qui suis-je?

Mo anvie sa!!

May 23rd, 2012

Patrick wrote an interesting article  on his personal experience as a parent- how to cope with the wants of the kids. Many parents nowadays usually give in to the wants of their newborn. If they  (kids) do not get what they want, they would usually cry or “jette lecorps” until the parents gave in.  I happened to witness the scene in a well known supermarket whereby the kid(usually 3-5 years) would “jette lecorps” when the parent would not buy something the kid want.

Is there an age limit where parents should bear with the “anvie” of their kids? My cousin’s son (would be one in a few months)  would usually cry when he did not get what he want. Then his grandmother would coax him. It is not easy nowadays to try to reason with his/her kids when both parents are working. So to keep the kid from crying the parent would usually give in. As Patrick said his spouse and him would tell their child why they would not be buying this or that. At least the child would know why.

So how do you cope with the wants of your child? Do you maintain your stand?

Tonghua!

May 20th, 2012

Am totally in love with this song much to the damn of my family and neighbour (as i maxed the volume :p) . You can see and listen to it on youtube. The English version by Jason chen is also cool.  It’s called tonghua (Fairy tale).

Here’s the lyrics in pinyin(sorry the editor does not recognise  mandarin characters)

Wang le you duo jiu zai mei ting dao ni
Dui wo shuo ni zui ai de gu shi
Wo xiang le hen jiu wo kai shi huang le
Shi bu shi wo you zuo cuo le shen me
# Ni ku zhe dui wo shuo tong hua li dou shi pian ren de
Wo bu ke neng shi ni de wang zi
Ye xu ni bu hui dong cong ni shuo ai wo yi hou
Wo de tian kong xing xing dou liang le

* Wo yuan bian cheng tong hua li ni ai de na ge tian shi
Zhang kai shuang shou bian cheng chi bang shou hu ni
Ni yao xiang xin xiang xin wo men hui xiang tong hua gu shi li
Xin fu he kuai le shi jie ju

Repeat # and *

Wo yao bian cheng tong hua li ni ai de na ge tian shi
Zhang kai shuang shou bian cheng chi bang shou hu ni
Ni yao xiang xin xiang xin wo men hui xiang tong hua gu shi li
Xin fu he kuai le shi jie ju

Wo hui bian cheng tong hua li ni ai de na ge tian shi
Zhang kai shuang shou bian cheng chi bang shou hu ni
Ni yao xiang xin xiang xin wo men hui xiang tong hua gu shi li
Xin fu he kuai le shi jie ju

Yi qi xie wo men de jie ju

It’s a love song but is very sad. The clip on youtube features the singer and his girlfriend together. One day the girl happened to suffer from a disease and she listened to his bf’s performance on her cellphone. After the performance, she collapsed in her hospital bed. Very sad… The singer is from Malaysia and from what i understood the song was a hit in China.

Enjoy!!! Bon weekend!!!

Tax return!

March 30th, 2012

This year, the MRA was somewhat less inclined to distribute hard copy returns. I was at the headquarters mid March and asked for the income tax form. I was asked for my TAN, was queried why i could not file my return electronically, that i could file the return here. That day i was very moody because there was only one officer who was in charge of keeping and distributing the forms and that i had to wait for fifteen minutes just to listen to some rhetorics. When i snapped whether she would refuse to give me a form, she replied ‘i would give only to you’, one form per person. Those who were present that day were very appalled by that attitude. It is true that in an attempt to go green, the institution is converging towards paperless return, but it must bear in mind that not everybody can afford to pay a high price for a crappy connection. Now ever since i don’t know whether that has changed.

So did you go to the MRA to get a form, if so how was your encounter?

Happy filing/efiling!!!

Glory to thee!!

March 12th, 2012

Happy independence day Motherland!! May your health be good!! May plenty of rain fall!  Happy celebrations!!

10% rise!!

March 3rd, 2012

Since this morning, the price of LPG has risen by 10% to reach MUR 330 the 12kgs cylinder. Following this increase, this will undoubtedly result in a spiral price increase of basic commodities like gato dehuile, dholl puri, faratas, and other snacks, you name it. Despite the reassurance that the price of bread will remain the same, i doubt this will be the case. This increase has certainly given bakers a reason to add value to their argument. The price of gasoline and diesel however remained the same.