Archive for March, 2011

Ill week!

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

This week been like hell to me. My throat got sore on Saturday and on Monday i developed coughing. Together with coughing comes fever as well.

So on Tuesday, i could no longer be productive with all the coughing around, and hence decided to return back home. Dad brought back some cough syrup and some paracetamol. I took some the same day. However the next day things got worse.The fever did not leave me. It came back every 3-4 hours. So i decided to call a doctor. The latter asked some questions like whether my joints ached, i travelled, my phlegms were coloured etc. In the end he said i got simple flu and that the syrup and the paracetamol suffice, together with rest he said. And with that he wrote a medical certificate that i would be needing 2 days rest. So i did not work for 2 days resting and taking pills.

The last rest day was the most alarming at all. When i thought that my appetite was coming back, i decided to eat some bread with some meat instead of the usual soup. My mistake. I started to vomit minutes later. The vomiting came in crescendo later in the afternoon.I could not eat nor drink. Dad went to the nearby pharmacy to buy pimperan and some re hydrating solutions. I took the pimperan. No vomiting. Start good. Then the re hydrating solution. So far so good. Later at night will try some stables. Hopefully the stomach will stand good.

And it did stand good. On resumption day(remember i took 2 days’ holidays),  everybody asked about my health to only get a coughing reply from my part. My coughing did not cease. But it starts only when i started to talk.  I had couple of work which had to be done, let alone the due date on Monday, and the others can wait. I had not relate the other side of the story. Yes, and that is gossip. On the second day of my rest, i phoned office to tell them to get my medic cert from my home, which nobody did. It was the day of the resumption that i learnt the boss’ wife phoned the messenger on the eve and asked whether he managed to get my medic letter, to which he negatively replied. She asked him whether he could get it. It was already seven in the evening by then my dear readers. The messenger politely replied that he would fetch it the next morning instead.  When i learnt that, i immediately related that to all my colleagues and friends. And i dumped the medic letter on the boss’s table when i met him that day. With my coarse and nearly deaf words, i replied to his ‘ton degazer?’ question. Later that day the actress made her appearance. She asked the same question to which i negatively nodded. Later phoned me. She was appalled to hear my nearly deaf voice and repeated coughing. And the rest of the day, she stayed 5 metres away from me. And that made my day.  Note to myself. I really need to see another doctor.

OMG 75millions???

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

There is no winner for the 6 numbers of the  lotto draw of national day celebration today. The six winning numbers are: 12, 15, 20, 30, 32, 35.  On this occasion the lotto company has added Rs 12 millions to the gambling prize resulting in today’s big lot to be Rs 55 millions. Since there is no winner for the 6 numbers, the gambling  prize is estimated to be Rs 75 millions next week. I think this is the biggest amount ever since the start of the game. Feel tempted?? You know what to do then 🙂 Good luck!

Parking coupons!!

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Since the 14th February 2011, price of parking coupons have been raised by 100%. Parking coupon holders were invited by the minister to exchange their existing coupons by the 28th of the same month. Initially scheduled to be exchanged at the Jade House, the minister then announced that the process is to be decentralised. According to him, the exchange could be done at the local filling stations.

Unfortunately, when we went there, there were no new coupons.  This was aired on a radio station whereby the president of the petrol retail association mentioned that his association did not receive any new coupons from the ministry.  The due date being close, we again phone a filling station. They did receive the new coupons, however they are not exchanging the old ones. You have to buy new ones. What the use of mentioning on the waves that one can exchange old ones when clearly the station does not follow suit? ( I don’t know about the other stations, but the station near to me did that).  You have to go to Jade house, waiting for one hour,  in the intense heat and showering your shirt and trousers before you can finally grap the new coupons in your hands.

What’s the new difference? The rs 10 on the mauve coupon is now Rs 20.00 and the Rs5 on the green coupon has turned Rs 10.00 for the same parking time (that is 30 minutes).

Now a communique from the ministry mentions that the deadline has been extended to mid March 2011. So if you are an unfortunate holder of old parking coupons, bear your bad luck in patience. Otherwise if you are lucky and filling stations accept to play the game, then good for you.