Archive for December, 2011

No holiday on the 3rd!

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The 3rd January 2012 would not be a holiday. That’s what the council of ministers decided on Friday 23rd December 2011. The 1st January 2012 being a Sunday, the confederation of private workers would like the government to reconsider its decision since the Mauritians would be celebrating new year on the 1st and 2nd and would be needing an additional day to rest. The federation of public service and other unions argues this decision will bring frustration among public officers and this would result in high level of absenteeism.

The 3rd January 2011 was a special holiday decided by the government since  the 1st and 2nd fell on a weekend. It was more probably a populist decision then. Will the PM step back on his decision?  Stay tune for more upcoming episodes on your favourite propaganda media!!! Bye bye!

Best before!

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Have you ever noticed that everything we eat nowadays has a best before date? Let’s not talk about cooked food which must be consumed within 24 hours in order to relish their flavour, nor about canned goods which already have preemption dates.Am also not talking about perishable goods such as fruits and vegetables. Most industrial foods have preemption dates and to my surprise, eggs also do.

Yes, we usually buy them from the nearby la boutique sinois and would normally keep them for weeks without ever worry about best before date.

Imagine my surprise one day when i try to make an omelette. I noticed the best before date(which was due a day before) on the egg. Did not pay any attention and broke it. When i whisked the yolk, it did not rise much to my dismay. So much so for a much desired omelette.The taste also is different from the one 20 years back. Plain and not savory. Sometimes i wonder about what are in our plates.

Are the foods we eat any natural at all? You also get genetically modified vegetables. Lately we have heard so much about securite alimentaire, but are we really doing something about it or is it just some lousy words on paper?

So, wanna share any differences in taste you have noticed about the foods you ate recently compared to some decades back? Is it better or worse?


Friday, December 9th, 2011

D-11! Chuuttt!! don’t tell everyone. We will take off soon.