Showing posts from July, 2009

One Year of blogging.

Today, its been one year since I joined blogger. I first found a blog from my brother who I guess now is more interested in photos and Flickr. After that a close friend of mine who keeps her blog a little hidden I guess:) Now, that one year has past...I feel I did achieve my targets. Very honestly, I expected to reach 1200 hits within a year to my blog, yet I am glade to see around 4200 hits, which I feel is OK for someone who started to write very recently. Also there are 12 blogger who follow my blog. I believe the best achievement of mine in blogger is not deleting the comments. So far I only deleted one comment which was due to the fouls language used. I got the most hits as well as most comments to " Anni Just SHUT UP Your Mouth" I am glade that there are regular readers of my blog. I thank all of you who reads and comment my blog. I don't often ask for comments, yet today, in this 70th post of mine, I would like to request to your ideas and comments on my blog. H

A Humble Request to the Government and Parliament

Our nation have for the past many years been taking a leading role in the issues of the environment. Today we, the Maldives have successfully introduced to the world another ideology of joining the human rights and environment as one. "Smoke is not good for your health. Avoid smoking… In case you can’t, please do not throw cigarette stubs around. It takes more than 200 years for a cigarette filter to be decomposed by nature. By then turtles and other nosy animals will have eaten them and suffered a horrendous death because of it. Set an example, whether you are on the beach or a dive boat" A very simple yet an important advice by WHO (1) that I found in their website. I am not someone who smokes, yet I wonder if I really can say it. I think it will be more appropriate to say that I am not a active smoker. As for the passive smoking which also harms us, I wonder how on earth we could escape that in our society. Everyone seems to be talking about developing our country and pro

Burugaa Burugaa Burugaa...

Burgaa or veil seems to be a big topic in Maldives, especially the so called Boduburugaa or hijaab as commonly known. In my nearly a year of stay in this blogger, I did come across various different articles regarding burugaa. Of cause most of them, criticize the buruga, showing the 'bad side' of burugaa, the bad life of those who wear it or those who asks to wear it and so on...which i need not explain anymore as its out there. There is something special about this. Why is that everyone is so worried about burugaa or people who wear it? Answer could be simple. It hinders women to enjoy their basic right. Its an extreme way. Its not fit to our country. And many more such answers. However, my view on this is a bit different. Before you go on to criticize my points, I think it'd be a good idea to read the whole article right. In the end, democracy we talk about, and in it the best part is the tolerance and respect to others views. First there is no act in Maldivian constitut

Missing British backpacker Jamie Neale found after 12 days in Australian bush

(an interesting article I came across and thought to share.) In a remarkable tale of survival against all the odds, a teenage British backpacker has walked out of dense bushland in Australia after surviving for 12 days in freezing weather. Jamie Neale, from Muswell Hill in north London, had no tent, no rations and no survival equipment, but survived on seeds and grass and slept under logs as he wandered lost through the Blue Mountains in New South Wales after going for a hike. By the time he appeared this morning, rescue workers had nearly given up on the 19-year-old and his father Richard Cass had told his wife: "Give up, he's dead." Mr Cass was at Sydney airport about to get on a plane back to London when police called to tell him his son was alive. "He's come back from the dead," Mr Cass said. "I'd held my own closure ceremony in the park. I carved his name, lit a little candle. But I always said he was tough."

The Wheel is turning backwards… We need to fix soon. (5)

"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose." Franklin D. Roosevelt . Thirty-second President of the USA. The moment I saw this quote from a website, I thought this is what we see in Maldives. In a party system there will be two sides; those who support the government and those who oppose the government. As the members of Parliament are also humans, they do not have any exemption form this reality. Lets not talk about the independent members. Every member is independent as a person, but none of them are free of the idea of supporting or opposing the government. The big question will be should we support or oppose the government? The answer is will depend on the party that you belong to right? If I am an MDP member or supporter, I will support the government. If I am not a member or supporter of the MDP, I will oppose the government. That is what we at least see in Maldives and in our Parliament. However, I do not think that i