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January 31st,2011

We were greeted with a not-too-interesting news this morning.I called it 'Domestic robbery'.I don't really want to go into details,but it's all good.
The first month of 2011 has just ended,and it got me thinking about the prospects of this year.It felt like just a few days ago that celebrations were in top gear to welcome 2011,and now?Well,it hasn't been an active month,but we've got to be optimistic that the months ahead would be better.
With me behind the desk now,I've got no iea when I'd have the time to go get another letter from the Traffic License office.I was hoping to have it done and over with last year.The way things are going,I'd have to go on a public transport.if I choose not to,I would be delaying the learner's hassle longer than it already is.I just need to get my learner's license this year,God willing.It's not jsut for me as I don't really plan on going out that much,but I've got to do it because of the families an…

bridging the gap..

Things have been quite hectic at the office.Piles of outstanding paperwork,applications that had been delayed beyond necessary.One would think the holiday season was not over.The workload is reducing now though,thank God for that.
I have been doing a lot of the 'paper work' and it just seem unending...waste of paper,I call it.Technoloy has done more than anyone can discard in the last decade,but it is still not enough to turn everyone away from being 'conservative'.
Anyway,most of what I've been doing were 'overload' from the staff that refused to return from holidays.No suprises there.Humans can be so predictable at times.So,in short,this wasn't a disappointment.We've been getting by for over three weeks now.To think that someone would grab all the benefits from us and just leave without notice is human nature,nothing to be worried about.
So we eventually got a repalcement for the young lad that was office assitant.He's been replaced by a lady,…


It’s the second day of January,2011, and honestly, I can’t feel any difference in the year (should I?). I even made a mistake of typing 2010 just now. The Muslim new Hijrah calendar was celebrated some weeks back and it also didn’t make any difference…It’s important for me to know as a Muslim.
Meanwhile, one of the many things I’ve also come to realise living in South Africa is that, we celebrate differently. Communal relations here aren’t as close-knit as we’ve got it back in my homecountry. The fact that you’re most likely to have someone in your family practicing a different faith, makes it the more inter-related, during festive seasons. But what can one do but adjust in the situation you are subjected to…I miss home, and so do my kids. Hubby returned from his ten-day trip on Wednesday, the 29th. I eventually went to the office on Tuesday as anticipated. I was so bored and almost lonely, albeit the companion of my kids. There is difference between chatting small talks with kids an…