Archive for August, 2006

Press scrutiny

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

There is an issue which is being raised by the press lately. Whist Stephane and Eddy have both been talking abt media commission , one writing press is under close scrutiny by the Prime Minister.

At a gathering in Triolet,the Prime Minister has been criticising the said press for alledged false information reporting (click on link for full information).

Never forget a girl freind’s birthday!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

While i was online, a girl friend chatted with me and said that she don’t love me and won’t marry me. Since we joked a lot abt that issue, i responded that she will stay “vieille fille” if she stays alone. Later on, she said that i did not wish her “happy birthday”… Lol, that was the reason she was so fussed abt.

I started to ponder the days guys really forget their girl friends’ birthday and the consequences of such blankness.. That must be freaking!!!

Does “gifts” pay?

Friday, August 25th, 2006

A driver at my place of work got fired because he accepted money from a satisfied customer. The story was as follows: the customer contacted the driver for a supply of an item. The driver indicated a supplier and both went to the supplier on a saturday. The customer was apparently satisfied with the price he got for the item and in return gave the driver rs 200 for his “depeine”. The driver at first refused but on the insistance of the customer, he finally accepted the money.

That’s the point of view of the driver when he goes through disciplinary committee. The customer was familiar with a supervisor working at the committee and when he related his ‘story’, the supervisor informed the boss.

On the next day, the driver was sacked. He was asked to write his letter of resignation.

The issue is as follows:
Does a small blue collar accepting money called corruption ,when white collars accepting money for service rendu called commission?? As the saying goes, when l’exemple vient d’en haut, this is OK, but when you do the same thing, this is called a crime…

The world keeps on spinning…


Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Boss’ wife brought male child yesterday to office. She told kid to start greeting everyone. When he was in admin office, where there were only women, he said: “salut les filles!”. Later on, one of the girls humoured:

20 ans apres, kan piti la pou revini li pou dire: salut les vieilles poules!!

I could not help laughing…

Shortage of currencies!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

There is currently a shortage of foreign currencies in the local market. Bank of Mauritius director did not wish to make any comments on the matter. The Minister of Finance however, made an appeal to individuals holding foreign currencies to sell them. As to date, the sterling is exchanging above mur60.

Superman returns!

Friday, August 18th, 2006


Yesterday, I watched the avant premiere of Superman returns at Star3. Got the ticket from a cousin who won a concours organised by L’express. The projection took place 30 minutes late. (Nothing suprising as Mtians are never punctual) It’s a culture inherent to us.

Well apart from the lateness, we were offered free pop corns and soft drinks and some opening words. The film lasted 2 1/2 hours. So… well, the special effects are cool. As to whether i liked the film, i must say that i watched it just like an entertainment movie. Guess that with all the comic movies being produced, just kodaa fed up a little bit. But overall, worth a little time going to cinema to entertain oneself.

Pc crashed!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The pc at my place of work crashed. For time being found 40 bad sectors. Think it’s time to tell the boss to get a new hard disk for me.. Lol

The MCB 15th African Athletism Championship is over. Mtius ranked 19 with South Africa leading the list. Buckland could only win a silver medal.

Happy holiday!

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Tomorrow is assumption day, but in the Mauritian slang, we call it “fete de la vierge”. This usually is open to interpretations, as diverse as we mauritians are open to the world. :p And it is a holiday.. yeahh!! Normal, bisin celebrer.. (censored!)
The Shah Rukh Khan concert which  was to be held on the 19th August is finally going to be cancelled following the stringent control at the Uk airport (after the attempted bombing on the 10th August 2006). Organisers wanted to import pyrotechnics works for a grandiose concert suited to the star’s reputation. Those who have already bought the tickets would be refunded and fans will have to wait to see their idol “en chair et en os”


Friday, August 11th, 2006

Boss is supposed to leave today for Rodrigues early morning. But he did not go because he forgot his ID at home. According to the chauffeur, he phoned his wife and began to scold her for not putting his ID card in his wallet!!! Pas bisin dire ki fine ena detonation…

When wife came to work today, her face was still ara. Husband and wife did not speak at all for whole morning. Wife left early to look after kids. Husband went chaker…

Breaking news!

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Peuhh!! Not again!! Just heard that a plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit “mass murder on an unimaginable scale” has been disrupted. What’s in the mind of those people??
According to BBC: “It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft”. Three US airlines are believed to have been targeted.

Where are we going??