Archive for May 2008
Incase you are totally cut off from the general world and tune into ChronoTron for your daily updates ;), yesterday was Mother’s Day. And of course, yours truly totally forgot it (any surprises). Perhaps ‘Forgot’ is the wrong word to be used here. I am pretty bad when it comes to (remembering) dates (pun intended :P) unless somebody thrusts it in my face. But then, I can’t blame the n news channels (Limit n –> infinity) whose sole purpose is to sensationalize the smallest controversy that could happen in some corner of the nation while all along claiming to be true saviours of democracy nor can I blame the internet for Mother’s day not being as popular as Valentines Day or Earth hour.
The Time: 10:30, I was watching some song on TV where the “I’m-a-wannabee” sings “Everyday morning I wake up and my angel is mother”. And the very next song had the #1 superstar singing (forgive the crude translation)
There is no life which hasn’t said Ma (mother)
Without mother, there is no improvement in life
I wondered aloud whether it was the in-thing today (one can never keep up with all these media trends) to continuously play songs related a single theme and luckily for me, in came my mother and coldly said “Obviously, Today is Mother’s day” and me with the smartness of a blunt axe said, “Oh! Happy Mother’s Day” and my mom just walked away without commenting.
No, this is not a retort against the flirts who inhabit the city but if you are living in the al-Jof region in Saudi Arabia and your prime hobby is flirting, this is definitely for you. The governor of the above mentioned region has ordered authorities to punish people who flirt in public by errrr…. cutting their hair.
Prince Fahd bin Badr, governor of the northern al-Jof region, ordered police to carry out the punishment after seeing a group of men with long hair pestering female students as they left school in the northern al-Qurayat province, Al-Hayat newspaper said.
Saudi Arabia has quite a strict lifestyle and men and women are not allowed to mix freely in the public but I do find this a bit comical. Mr.Governor, I appreciate your decision to help girls by trying to abolish flirting but hey, there are flirts without hair as well. I wonder what the punishment to these kind of people would be. Let them grow hair? Or Tonsure their head?
Maybe the wagging tongues need to cut instead of the hair. This might frighten the over-enthusiastic boys.