Monday, 18 August 2008

Health Sponsors?

Bet you guys have noticed the big ad campaign for Maurilait or whatever claiming that you should have at least 3 dairy products a day and that's why Candia and Yoplait products are supposed to be good for you. Well I call that bullshit. Ever tasted a Candia milk or a Yoplait yoghurt? Apart from water I don't see what good is really present there.

So that's why I recommend you guys to buy Delight dairy products. Yes I was paid to say this. OK just kidding. Who would pay me to say something anyway? But hell I'm damn serious about the Delight thing. Buy it. Don't go with the lame ads on TV. That's the problem with us Mauritians anyway, we just can't stick to making good ads venting the merits of really good products, we just turn everything into a lame joke, with lame people doing some lame acting.

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Anyway all this to say that Delight products are made of real creamy milk with all the real benefits of milk. So buy it. :P

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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Oops... I did it again.

Sometimes in life you get to learn some lessons. It's not that I've learnt some lessons or that I've lived life, it's just that given the present circumstances, with all my absence from the blogging world(if ever there is one) and all this sentence sounds wise. :P

So if ever I had justify myself and find an excuse for my absence it would be simply that I was living. You know the phrase "get a life"? It won't be logical to anyone, unless they really start doing it; get a life, start living. Ah! such complicated notions! but yet if you get started, you'll see that real life is still the wonderful thing it used to be. The only bad side of it is that once you start talking about the joys of living, you start sounding like a preacher. :P

So I'll be damned if I did not leave you guys here.

But I'll be back...

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Thursday, 24 April 2008

Hell Revival Metal Concert Laribluz

There'll be a metal concert this Saturday at Laribluz Pub, Curepipe at noon. Be sure to be there dudettes and dudes and my rolling aliens if ever you're in Mauritius. It's gonna be great. ;)

Here's the poster:

Jev and I are gonna be there and I'll be posting pictures after the event. :P

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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Earth Day 2008

I was going through Teenuja's blog and found this awesome post where I learned that yesterday was Earth Day. As she rightly mentioned in her post, everyday should be Earth Day as we cannot thank the Earth enough for everything that it gives to us. So here goes, my own little tribute to Earth, the vegetable garden.

The gate to the vegetable garden is quite friendly with a bitter gourd vine.

The vegetable garden, I know it needs weeding. :$

A mini aubergine.

A very rustic tap and some bitter gourd flowers.

A chili tree with chilies. :D

A small banana tree.

curry leaves. They smell awesome.

butterflies roaming here and there.


That was a little garden tour. This has reminded me that I need to find the time to weed the garden before it turns into a real jungle, but it's been worse. Especially after the huge rains so I can still hope I'll make it look like a real vegetable garden soon.

So much for the garden dudettes and dudes and my green aliens. I'm off to make some coconut chutney. Yummy.

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Saturday, 19 April 2008

Too much orange kills the orange

orange at UOM
Orange used to be one of my favourite colors until, a company of the same name as the color came to settle here bringing with it a massive publicity campaign which aims at letting every single person in Mauritius know that it is here, THE big orange!
Now everywhere I go I see orange sticking up my nose in the form of horrible orange cubes, horrible orange stickers and horrible orange banners. I've had enough of orange. They are blowing this whole "coming to Mauritius thing" out of proportion. It's not like we did not have a decent mobile network before or that they are here to save us from technological doom. From what I've read so far nothing greatly positive can be expected from them.
orange in bazar

orange in the bazaar

Anyway above is an image taken from a bazaar which sells mainly vegetables and foodstuff, and it was to no surprise when old ladies came there asking where's the mega sale of oranges held.

Aah so long dudettes and dudes and my pissed-off-at-orange aliens. Right now it's 3:49 AM. I can't believe I'm still up!

Related and more technical stuff:
Orange ADSL's Fair Usage Policy - the stab in the back!
Orange is here, your connection suffers!

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Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Exit rice, enter potato.

There's a good reason why this year is the international year of the potato, especially to us Mauritians. What with the super raise in the price of rice, we are compelled to adopt alternative eating habits and I must say that this is not such a bad thing. After all, cutting down our consumption of rice can only mean good to us, considering the alarming number of diabetes cases in the country.

Replacing rice by potato in a diet can have many advantages like combating obesity, keeping diabetes in control and improving the overall health of the population.

Of course, the way of cooking the potato matters; fried potato chips for dinner would not be really beneficial to the health. :D We'll now have to learn several derivations of the mashed potato recipe and I guess eating homemade stuff would be more appropriate from now on.

Initially it might be hard to give up on rice but in the long run you'll get used to it. It's a personal experience; I'm about to celebrate my third week without rice. Yayy!

Finally, if you see a future of potato-eating quite gloomy, there's still breads and our irreplaceable faratas.

Now let's just leave the rice for rare briyanis and fried rice and let's adopt the potato (not couch potato) attitude.
Aah! So long dudettes and dudes and my conscious aliens. I'm off to cook some potatoes.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

30/30-150 - Stone Sour

I had prepared a very aggressive post where I had quoted Stone Sour and used a lot of swear words to send a message to some particular persons and then I thought hell it's not worth it. Really. Cause usually when I let out how I feel about people, I regret it afterwards. Yeah I'm too nice sometimes. Triple duh!

But anyway, I'll quote Stone Sour and will just say that I dedicate this song to all the skeptics out there. Without you the world would have been a completely different place. Thank you for existing. Hihi... So here goes, lyrics and video.
They called us a dead generation, they told us that we wouldn't survive
They left us alone in the maelstrom
As you can see we're all clearly alive
We know where you are and were coming
Lets see you say that shit to our face

I am a dominant gene- Live as I die
Never say forever cause forever's a lie
I can see right through it so I can ignore you
The story changes but the ending won't bore you

I tried to tell you but you simply obeyed
They didn't listen so they threw you away

Now all you do is talk - I don't wanna hear your bullshit
Is this what you want?!

This is where it begins
This is where it ends
This is where it begins
And this is where it ends

They called us a dead generation, they told us that we wouldn't survive
They left us alone in the maelstrom
As you can see we're all clearly alive
We know where you are and were coming
Lets see you say that shit to our face

30/30-150 Remembers 30/30-150 HATES

In my own peculiar way I feel mercurial
Before I get ahead of myself again
I know the where but I still don't know the when

You wanna live in a one sided world
Be prepared for a whole world of hurt
Now it's the grand facade
I dont want to be an angel
I just want to be GOD

They called us a dead generation, they told us that we wouldn't survive
They left us alone in the maelstrom
As you can see we're all clearly alive
We know where you are and were coming
Lets see you say that shit to our face

30/30-150 Remembers 30/30-150 HATES (HATES)

I am a fucking machine fueled by the past
Memory's a memory until it's a fact
I can bury the hatchet and let some shit go
But I got too many grudges to hold!

I Saw a lot of people die in the end
I never want to walk that road again
Now I will never give up
I don't want to have it all, I JUST WANT TO HAVE ENOUGH

This is where it begins
This is where it ends
This is where it begins
And this is where it ends

They called us a dead generation, they told us that we wouldn't survive
They left us alone in the maelstrom
As you can see we're all clearly alive
We know where you are and were coming
Lets see you say that shit to our face

Aargh so much for my monthly therapy dudettes and dudes and my shaken aliens. I'm heading for a long bath.


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Saturday, 12 April 2008

In the papers

You remember when I was saying that I had to meet some unknown people for an interview. It was in fact an interview for the Mauritian newspaper, Le Mauricien. The article is about blogging in Mauritius, how it is done, its purpose, advantages, etc... This article involved mostly me, Jevin, Keli and the mysterious founder of the Mauritian Blog Brethren. It was fun to give the interview and thrilling to see its result today.

I'm not going to pretend I'm a star and be all pretentious suddenly. It could have been anyone out there. I was just lucky enough to have been contacted.

The article is in French and for further details you can check out GeekScribes who were the first to notice it (thanks Inf for letting us know :D) or this thread on the MBB forum where Jess has posted a transcript of the article or the Media Guru's post on the article.

P.S: My picture turned out to be really horrible but I'm not complaining. Really! :D So long dudettes and dudes and my excited aliens. A horror movie is calling me.

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

Weird Photography Part 2

After my first post on the golden age of weird photography many people (OK it was just the voices in my head) have asked me to post weird and freaky pictures I might have in my gallery. So without further delay, here they are:

sleeping cat

Cute you'd say? It looks like the cat has hands...


Only the author of this masterpiece can enlighten us on its purpose. ;)

halloween ghost

Seen on the eve of Halloween, the auditorium toilet ghost. A major characteristic: the fake smile.

weird tree

This tree is weird, to say the least...

drawer with feets

When drawers have feet.

freaky doll

I got her when I was 10. I'm still trying to find out who ruined my birthday...

Anyway, take care dudettes and dudes and my freaky aliens. I'm off for some really well-deserved sleep.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Hare Sightings

These are images of the rare hare sightings at the place where I live. Images taken by Jevin while constantly put under stress by me, quite understandable I'd say.

I know it's not as impressive seen on image as it was seeing it in front of me but this has really marked me.

Anyway so long dudettes and dudes and my hairy aliens. :D
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Sunday, 6 April 2008

My Day in letters

I am supposed to write on letters, don't ask me why. :P So here's a summary of my day in letters! haha!

A for Aqua.
I had lots of water today and strangely I can't have enough.

B for boring.

C for Cat.
My cat is mad at me again. I always fail to understand why.

D for Disease.
It's influenza in fact.

E for Elephant.
Go figure.

F for Face.
Can't stop looking at it.

G for Grass.
It was irrigated today.

H for House.
Can't stop loving it.

I for I can't believe it.
I can't believe I'm doing this.

J for Jevin.
I've got a superb crush on you. :S (He's gone camping, he won't read this. :P)

K for Kamelot.
where's my CD?

L for Litres.
As in litres of water.

M for Morina.
It has always been. :D

N for No.
Say no to maize and chicken.

O for Opressed
My mum rules my life.

P for Pissed off.
Pissed off at Middlesbrough.

Q for Quasi.
Caught up between totally and not at all.

R for Rice.
1 week without it. Yay!

S for Silly
Feeling silly.

T for Tranquility.
I desperately need it.

U for Unanimous.
This word was invented for a reason.

V for Vanity.
Can't escape it.

W for War.
It's cold and useless.

X for Xoro.
That printer/fax machine or whatever.

Y for You.
Who are you? :P

Z for Zou.
She has a unique way of talking and she is just a dog. :P

Aargh dudettes and dudes and my shocked aliens, I still can't believe I did this. Will it change something if I said I'm under medication. Huh?

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Thursday, 3 April 2008

Lemons of wrath

I am emotionally attached to my lemons and lemon trees. It's an unexplainable and totally weird feeling but it's that way, I can't help it. Every time someone tries to approach my lemon trees I feel nervous.

Now yesterday I came to know that some kids stole lemons from my tree and no need to say that I was angry, firstly because they could have asked. Of course, I would have said no, but they would have had the great feeling of having been polite. Secondly because I know they are going to sell those lemons or do something weird with them, as I doubt they were actually planning a pitcher of chilled lemon juice. Duh!

Now now people will call me of all names saying how cruel I am for not letting people pick lemon from my trees. I am not that mean. Once an old lady was passing by and offered me ten rupees for 4 lemons, and I gave them to her freely. OK, I know that won't give me a place next to Mother Theresa, wherever she might be, but that sure made you think I am relatively nice, huh?

Something has got to be done to prevent future lemon thefts and I'm off to trim my lemon trees and count my lemons. So long dudettes and dudes and my crazy aliens.

P.S: My toe is fine. :D

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Sunday, 30 March 2008

That toe.

After almost a week of blogging silence most probably in respect to those dead in those rains I'm back with a short note/update which is totally unimportant to you but so very important for me: I've got a terrible toe ache. By that I mean that my toe is aching. My right toe most precisely. It is aching as hell and I feel terribly bad. Come to think of it, I feel terribly ridiculous writing this here but hell I needed a comic relief. I think you needed one too. Anyway, so long dudettes and dudes and my aching aliens. I'm going to turn on the lights and have a closer look of that toe. Oh my! Wish me luck.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Killed by the rain

So the situation is such; there were torrential rains, you know the kind of rain which causes schools to be closed and kids to remain cozily at home. The only problem was that schools were not closed and kids did not remain at home. People went to work as usual and kids tried to go to school. Some were lucky enough to reach school, others came back home and one of them got killed, I don't know in what circumstances, but my guess is by drowning.

It's not a real pleasure to blame institutions and organizations but hell this time I totally blame the ministry of education and the meteorological service of Mauritius. Oh yeah it's easy to blame, I know. But this time I'll also tell you why:
Today was the fifth day of non-stop torrential rain. Let's forget the official water level and such things, it could be SEEN that the situation in the streets and bus stations was not appropriate for kids to go out. But then very important persons do not have the time too look out and SEE whether children could go to school or not. The day started normally until children had to be sent back home and some work places evacuated. Roads were flooded and buses stopped working in some regions of the island.

The Minister of Education says he's been in constant contact with heads of primary and secondary school. I don't know what kind of contact that was, but as far as I can see it brought nothing good.
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Still the good thing they're stressing on is that most kids returned home safe and sound and tomorrow would be a no-school day but then that adolescent girl who died will not be brought to life, no matter how much the Minister regrets this.

I sincerely regret the loss of lives that this bad weather brought and I hope something could be done to have a better disaster management next time.

A related read: Bilan la pluie on MBB.

Pictures: Thanks to Roshan and L'Express.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

About the rain


It's still here. Yeah! Mightier than ever and I'm wondering from where the clouds are getting so much water to throw at us. But I must admit that it feels cozy to sit inside and watch the rain fall while having some cups of hot beverages.

Below, some random pictures of the day. I've gone through some Egyptian art books and magazines to seek inspiration for my room's decoration. I've finally opted for a modern but Egyptian touch for the deco. Let's cross fingers and hope it works fine.
egyptian art

cat watching the rain

The rain can be inspiring after all. :D I'll leave you on this note dudettes and dudes and my inspired aliens. Take good care of yourselves.

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Sunday, 23 March 2008

Rainy sunday

Rainy days make me wanna sleep or take baths or drink lots of water cause I can't stand humidity. Humidity is boring, it lacks peps and it makes everyone look gloomy and that's how I am right now, gloomy... I went to see my grandma today, brought flowers and stuff, got pissed off at people for being people and returned home wishing the rain could stop and that damned sun could come out, because the day is called Sunday for a reason right?

About my room, I bought paint and accessories yesterday. I haven't found the time to paint and decorate though. I chose the most inappropriate time to want a change in my room. I think the change will come later, when I have like 24 hours of liberty per day, now that can be fun!

Right now I'm off to cook some fettuccine with a sauce I very much adore. Damn! I wish I could be cheerful right now.

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Friday, 21 March 2008

Moving towards the elegant...

flower decoration in my room

I've been watching so much home improvement and interior decoration shows on TV that they gave me this really powerful need to change the layout of my room and find a way to make everything fit together like they've been made to be here. My room now as it is, has a really childish decoration, with the flower power "mural". Now I want it to be elegant, perhaps that's maturity. I'm feeling really responsible lately, might be that! hihi...

So I'm gonna devote my week-end to making my room look more elegant. Won't be an easy task, I can be sure about it. But hey, I gotta find a way. So if you dudettes and dudes and my elegant aliens have some suggestions, let me know. It'll be of a great help! :D

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