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Happy New Year 2010

Dearest readers,

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Some flowers to welcome the new year

Why not write a few words on the last day of 2009?

2009 has been great, and the highlights are many. Now, 2010 beckons and “Bring on the challenges!!”.

One thing I wish to work hard upon for 2010 is to spend more time with my friends. Life has a way of blowing you away with all the many different things that come across, but I neglected my friends this past year. So we kinda drifted apart. But I want this to change. So bring on the girls parties, outings and shopping treks!!! I need to spend time with my gurls… :p Miss you…

Well, Christmas just went by. It was happily spent with the family. And then I was on holidays from work!!! Hourray!! And I have been relaxing amidst new year chores, shopping and family dinners (and wines!).

My Christmas Tree

I gifted myself books by Lauren Weisberger (The Devil wears Prada, Everyone Worth Knowing, Chasing Harry Winston) for Christmas and thus managed to enjoy sweet reading moments. I also had a very nice dinner yesterday to celebrate a very special anniversary. Had a great time with Kervin.

All in all, the past week has been very satisfactory – a prelude to starting the new year. Further celebrations are on the way… what with le reveillon, and then New Year festivities and family fun, before resuming work on Monday.

So this is it then… Happy New Year to you all folks. Enjoy yourselves! And hoping from the bottom of my heart that the New Year brings you lots of love, happiness and success.

Take care.

And remember, do not drink and drive.

Cheers.

Kevina

P.S the pics are some random ones I took this morning…

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December 31, 2009 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

A Saturday at home after a long long time

Today I spent my Saturday at home after a very loooonnnng time…

Well lately I had classes on Sat mornings, and in the afternoons Kervin and I would spend quality time together…

Kervin is away this weekend, and with the hols I found myself with a Saturday at hand. I had thought I would go shopping earlier, but on waking up late this morning I realised that it’s been a long time I am at home on a Saturday and decided instead to stay at home and look into the several chores I had in mind.

So I cleaned up my room, and other rooms in the house. Had a nice long chat with my brother. Helped my mum clean up the kitchen shelves. Slept. And was currently surfing on the net when I decided to post on my blog.

All in all, it was a nice Saturday. Specially after yesterday’s EOY dinner at Sunset Garden, though it was a day spent cleaning and sleeping. I believe it was a day well spent. And it is not over yet. I am thinking of spending the next couple of hours or so gift wrapping. And maybe end the day with a book.

I also came to the conclusion that I have become a mail-checking fanatic (I think it’s a bad habit I picked up at work)! I boot up my laptop earlier, with the aim of checking my mail, and ended up spending time on the net… Well, at least I got to set up download of “Love Actually”, a romantic comedy which I also thought I would be viewing tonight (Any of you have watched the film? I have read some of the reviews and it seems like a nice one. It was released in 2003.). But I think it willl be difficult to cram the film in tonight. Unless I forego the book and watch the film instead… Hmmmm…

Well, am off now to dinner then gift wrapping… Yeah! Do any of you know how to make bows? Ribbon bows to decorate a gift with? I know how to do some simple ones like the one below (The pic is a bit blurred I’m afraid), but have been trying lately some new ones like the puffy bow which is explained here . But I haven’t been successful with it yet.

Kevina's ribbon bow

Do any of you have some simple guidelines to making great ribbon bows? Maybe, I could then enhance the gift opening experience for my gift receivers… 🙂

So long friends.

Take Care

Kevina

December 19, 2009 at 8:21 pm 2 comments

Mauritius : My Opinion

This clearly needs a blog post!!

Yeah, I know that my last blog post date one year ago.. but I have been busy with life…

First, special Hi to Kervin.

The reason for my blogpost is the current Swine Flu pandemic in my country. WHO says we are in phase 6, meaning that  WHO considers the overall severity of the influenza pandemic to be moderate.

The moderate assessment reflects that:

  • Most people recover from infection without the need for hospitalization or medical care.
  • Overall, national levels of severe illness from influenza A(H1N1) appear similar to levels seen during local seasonal influenza periods, although high levels of disease have occurred in some local areas and institutions.
  • Overall, hospitals and health care systems in most countries have been able to cope with the numbers of people seeking care, although some facilities and systems have been stressed in some localities.

[http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/frequently_asked_questions/levels_pandemic_alert/en/index.html]

From the above, I believe phase 6 is where Mauritius stands too. There is 5 confirmed cases of deaths due to Swine Flu and another 4o confirmed cases of la Grippe A.  But medics say these do not reflect the real number… they have estimated (not confirmed) that there are around 25 000 cases of Swine Flu in MRU.

Hence, schools were closed today. An abrupt decision for many, since the government has been rallying against the closing of schools for the past week though they did not put aside the idea. And yesterday afternoon, it was announced that due to the increasing rate of absenteeism in schools and propagation of the virus, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions will be closed today. However, teachers were to report to work so as to prepare notes and assign homework for students to work on during their forced holidays, which went on very smoothly. Several parents went to the different schools as from noon to pick up homework details for their wards. Also, it has been said, MCA with the collaboration of the MBC, will be conducting tv lessons for some specific subject during the week.

As usual, there has been many drama around the subject, specially due to the misbehaviour of the media, particularly the private  radios who instead of reassuring the population have been creating mayhem. Exaggerating each and every thing, bringing to light only flaws and failures, they added to the already mounting tension. They should resee their strategy I think. Bringing to light miseries of people is one great job, but in cases of calamities they should not dwell only on negativities but should on the other hand be encouraging and supportive and work towards sensitization to a better personal hygiene in the case of the Swine Flu.

And just to recapitulate, you should:

1. Wash you hands regularly

2. Cover you nose and mouth with a tissue paper when coughing. And throw it afterwards in a closed bin.

3.  Keep your space as clean and disinfected as possible.

4. Spend a minimum amount of time in crowded areas.

It does not hurt to repeat it once again. 🙂

So that’s it for the Swine Flu.

As for me, life has been ticking as usual… I am currently doing a master’s degree in Internet Technology and Web Development, which is proving to be mighty interesting (But I am right now in holidays due to the Swine Flu pandemic 😦 ). Well, I am actually working in the field of web development, an initiative for this particular choice.

And today totals 20 months…  🙂 🙂 🙂

And I feel on top of the world, though a little bit tired…

See you people. See you soon!!!

Bye

August 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm 6 comments

Some rambling thoughts…

Hiya guys n gurls…

Long time no hear… but pouf… could not find the time or did not have the heart… for some time there, I almost forgot I had a blog…

But, not to despair… here I am…

Well, since my last post and now, loads happened… new twists and turns… but it will take longer than one post to tell you ppl more about them…

I thought about blogging today koz Kervin and I are in relax mode… He is currently in the middle of a chess game (or a series of them… :s) , so i thought why nt a post??

Relax mode.. y?? Koz we have just come out of a test week during which we not only had to contend with common day-to-day stress but we also had to fight against a severe case of Torrential Rain. Incidentally, Wednesday 26 March will forever remain as a specter of bad luck for Mauritians not only because of heavy continuous rainfall which the Meteorological Station did not rightly forecast, but because the heavy torrential rain and subsequent floods brought about the death of four people, one of whom is a 14-year old girl.

Well, imho, these could have been avoided if the decision-makers (Government, Meteorological Station) in the country had taken the right decision at the right time. The right decisions being:

  1. Issuing a Torrential Rain Warning, early in the morning… so schools could close.
  2. or The Ministry of Education liaising with the Meteorological station and closing the schools anyway, event in the advent of no warning.

Lives were lost, because of a “faux pas” according to the President of Mauritius, a “faux pas” which in my opinion should not be repeated. The rains gave rise to lots of speculation, to the self-realization that even though Mauritius is said to be progressing towards a healthy economy, we have still loads of room for change…

Well, i followed the news these past few days… read the newspapers.. listened to the radio.. and came to the following conclusion:

that Mauritius has got the necessary Human Resources (geologists, hydrologists and more…) to bring about a stable climate monitoring system on the island, but dunno why the government does not enlist their services… at least he could listen to their ideas… instead of relying upon foreigners, who are in the first place not living on the island and do not have a real idea of l’étendue du problème (But am sure they can help anyways…). Fortunately, i have noticed that the current government (imho) reacts well to misfortunes… once a problem crops up, they work towards prevention of a repetition.. I hope same happens here.. and that they do not sleep on the job.

As for my tests, they were test-like… 😉 The results are awaited… I won’t complain koz this is just the start.. exams remain (at the end of this month)… and on top of it, projects are to be submitted in two weeks… May God help me! (and all others…).

Hey wat about my project?? U ppl know abt it??

Well, it consist of designing a programming language to be used to teach programming to beginners.. very challenging and very interesting… and hard… as is everything else… bt dear, that’s life ek nu p manz r li… i just hope my project partner and I manage to bring about a small change in this big world…. 😉

Anyways, today is simply respite for a grueling month ahead….

And to end, phdcomics.com and i am sure this gonna cheer up loads…

poor lecturers...

So.. gud luck to our lecturers…

N this is bye to you ppl.. Take care 🙂

Kevina

March 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm 4 comments

Holidayssss

Christmas Dividers

Yeah so the holidays r here… n i finally remembered today that i am the owner of a blog..

Sorry readers. Mais le temps faisait défaut…

And this is still the case… It is the first time in my life, I’m having to work so hard during the hols… mais bon c la vie…

Let’s move to some other fun stuffs!!!

The festive season is here! Christmas is approaching and the New Year follows next!!

I looooove this period of the year, when everybody is frantic with SO much to do… and still find the time to enjoy themselves… (Shopping Sprees excluded!! These are so hot and tiring!!! especially at this time of the year…).

Normally, I do all my shopping in the month of Nov so that i do not have to face the crush of people who go out during the last month of the year… but this year i was unlucky enough not to be able to do so… n oh horrors!!!

Noticed something?? Am talking about festivities n being highly critical… I think I badly need a reality check…

rambles… rambles…. o fait mo koner aster kifer mo p indulge in blogging… i badly need to do some ranting!!

rant! rant!! am confused… i’ve got so much to do… n so little time… enfin si mo ti pou rant imp moins zt pa kroir mo ti pou gagne imp plis letemp???

wi c sa!

mais zt koner (hre i go ranting again…) mo pa ti pou mind being stranded on an island right now… alone with me n myself… n no worries.. n no proj… n no mini- proj… etc etc etc
speaking of island… mo p met essay met en plan ile o cerf dboute en ce moment… mais zt koner komien en bato pren pou ale kitte zt lor en l’ile ek revine pren zot?? Rs 200 par personne!!! Rs 200!! par personne!!

mo truv sa cher moi… surtou pou ban etudiants à l’université parski nu bizin paye transport, manger etc etc. Ene fois mo papa ti p raconter kan li ti p aprane l’inde, tou ban University students, on showing their student IDs would get preferential rates if they wanted to visit places.. this ensured Indians got to learn about the culture of their country… even if they had to wait till University to be able to do so… imho, It should be so in Mauritius too….
ayo la dimoune kpv dir ki mone pense ene zafer tipikment moricien la… bizin gagne tu zafer kdo… mais bon… il reste a debattre… mais mo pa p mean narien de la sorte…

moi mo truV li super cher si to ena pou paye Rs 200 par dimoune pou ene bato ale kitte toi revine pren toi… mettons ene bato kpv pren 15 dimoune, sa v dir pou ene voyage aller-retour li p gagne Rs 3000. B komien voyage li p bizin fer komsa per day?? around 10?? Laem fini fer Rs 30000. Rs 30000 per day!! B sa ban proprio bato ti bizin tir avion sa!!

Pna erreur maths la non Kervin?? non mo sir pna!! wi ena maintenance ek diesel ou l’essence (bato ki servi??) Ek ena zour letemps pa bon… Mais kant mem!!!

C’est tout pour aujourd’hui

C u ppl

Take care…

I’m making no promises but i’ll try to blog on a more regular basis…

A+

Kevina

Christmas Dividers

December 6, 2007 at 9:52 pm 1 comment

Pop Music

A cousin of mine told me to download some music for him…I came across these… and thought abt sharing them with my readers… imho ,they might bag the “Song of the Year” award this year… I find not only their music great… bt the videos too…

Enjoy…

This one is Rise Up by Yves Larock (I wouldnt mind being able to do those great skipping rope acts.. they are awesome!! :p):

Sun is Shining by Bob Marley, remix of Funkstar Deluxe:

And of course, Bob Sinclair’s Love Generation:

Cheerz!

Kevina

October 25, 2007 at 9:51 pm 3 comments

BlogActionDay – Our environment

Today is blog action day… Unfortunately was busy this morning and couldnt blog abt it…

So yeah, some days earlier i registered with blogactionday.org to post an article concerning the frailty of our environment on 15 October 2007.

To tell you the truth, imho, the situation is clearly alarming… Just recently i watched on the news how the Arctic Polar Ice has melted an additional 30% this summer, 30% more than the last… and this is the latest record. To view the video, visit Yash’s blog.

Ppl, our planet is suffering… in fact it has been suffering since long… but nw we are feeling the repercussions: wild hurricanes, super strong and more frequent cyclones, droughts in places where previously we had floods and vice versa… The planet is retaliating… and it’s great time we woke up and had a gud look around.

Several friends of mine have been blogging on his special day. Check these articles too:
here and here


But my say is that… writing and reading about it do sensitize ppl… but we have to ACT if we want to save the world, if we want that our children tomorrow can live wat we have… the gifts that nature has given us.

And we can do so through little gestures, gestures we can turn into habits such as:

  • throwing bits of pieces of paper (and other rubbish) in waste baskets.
  • walking to the nearby shop instead of taking out the car.
  • do regular servicing of your car
  • close the tap when we are not using it
  • switch off lights wen we r not using them
  • etc

Hey! the list could get longer but i’ve just realized something rite now… if we want to really save the world.. then we should forgo all the comforts we have amassed.

Mankind has progressed, at the expense of the environment: petrol from under the earth, wood to make paper, trees to make place for houses. No trees implied no habitat for animals, thus harming the food web. Ppetrol implied release of harmful chemical substances into the atmosphere.

Can the previous glory of our environment be returned?? That’s a gud question…

The answer to it, imho, is Yes. We are going to have to sacrifice lots but well we have already sacrificed the environment to help for our cause… the least we can do is return the favour!!

So ppl, ur time starts now! Fight against this injustice… provide for my kids… i want them to be able to sample the beauty of life…. provide for yours too…

Together we can make a better world, together we can save our environment, together we can make real progress… Let’s save the planet.. our planet

Cheerz,

Kevina

October 15, 2007 at 7:04 pm 10 comments

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