23 May 2005

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

I’m sure some of you have already received at least 2 other ‘life&times’ in the past few days- and since those were of premium quality, I’m aware this might seem a bit weak:(
But since this weekly (weakly) email has become such a habit- here goes… (if you are really, really tired of getting them- just ask and you can be removed from the list…)

Had an extremely tiring week of training- was actually worse than work- had to be attentive from 8 till 5 everyday of the week! But I tried to make it fun and almost paid dearly for it- at the end of the training we had an exit interview. The course presenters were carefully watching us the whole week and taking notes! the review goes on your file and affects your salary increase! I scored poorly in the main sessions for sleeping, not paying attention, constantly making my group laugh and distracting others and for always being late:(
But scored extra well on the break-away sessions so managed to round up with a average rating- scored for being a strong leader (hehe), interacting well with my group (social slut:p) and keeping the ‘group morale’ up (I should become a comedian:p)…
The good thing bout training was had whole of Friday afternoon off!

Went to a PC expo at Sandton Convention Centre after Jumah- very big and hi-tech event. I just tried to get as many freebies as possible- its just comes naturally to Indians. Got a water bottle, few mouse pads and a few pens- also learnt a bit so can justify spending my whole afternoon there… The whole Linux open source stuff is flipping amazing. I haven’t really got my mind around it but it seems to be the new big thing! There was a Hip2bSquare stall there that had people queuing for ages to get copies of some open source software- think I should do some research into it… Anyone understand the reason for the big fuss behind all this…

Did my good deed for the week- went to help out with the tutoring at rau- some of the guys there are really picking up fast! I haven’t been in a few weeks and they noticed- will try and be more punctual from now on. Anyone else interested in joining us? It’s really very light and relaxed and even quite fun! Let me know if you’re keen and will sign you up for this week… Durban also has tutoring program, so you Durbanites can also get involved…

Had a totally relaxed Sat nite- just chilled out with the guys… Very interesting topic came up: How do you know that you’re still on track and have not stopped progressing? It’s pretty easy to convince yourself that you’re doing wonders and are still on course to take over the world! But, seriously speaking, how should we be evaluating ourselves critically to ensure that our lives don’t become meaningless and purposeless? Any comments… If you are sincere and committed then you should constantly be gaining a better understanding of what is required of us- because the danger of being content or getting stuck in a comfort zone is something we should always be aware of… think, don’t think, respond, don’t respond- up to you:p

There was a braai on Sunday at the Zoo Lake- purpose was to get young Muslims together to keep in touch with each other and have fun. I sent out an email invite and had dozens of responses daily- many people were keen and interested but I had a good number of serious criticisms- how can we organise a braai for Muslim males and females at the Zoo Lake? I don’t see why that is such a bad thing- and I’ll repeat once again what I said before- the longer that intelligent thinking people keep quiet, stupid retards will be speaking up and trying to lead!
But anyways- the braai went well and we had a fairly good response- think we should be doing this more often- at least once every 2 months or so…

Folks came in Sunday afternoon so had to take them around- went to lenz (2 weeks in a row:( ok, not that bad) and kala-kala’d till late in the night… good to spend time with folks- been away from home for soo many years and haven’t really been home much this year… growing up is a bit strange- you wake up one morning and realise that, ‘Wow, I’m all grown up and independent now!’ Don’t know what I was expecting but it certainly feels a bit odd- can’t pinpoint a specific time when I changed from being a liettie to being kinda ‘grown up’… hmmm…

Here’s a little bit of useless info: (courtesy of Sader)
- 727 - the number of airports in SA, only 143 of which have paved runways. - Stratus: Uniform low grey cloud with a surface of about 460m. - Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
- Newcastle fact no.3: 'Small town' actually has 3 malls: Victorian, Scott Street and Amajuba malls. Not so small nemore ha!!! In your face!!!!!!!!!!

And btw, thanks to all who contributed to the latest newsletter- it should be out by tomorrow sometime, so make sure you assist with distribution- if you can make copies and distribute, let me know and will email you the soft copy…

And road trip to Mozambique being planned for first week of July- me, Mr Irv, Dr Raiman, Zaheer Suli and The Laher going. It’s partly off-road so need a 4x4- ours is full but if you have one or know of anyone who does please let us know- there’s lotsa others keen on joining us so if we get another 4x4 it’ll be easy to fill up. Also, if anyone has any advice/tips please send through...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

who cares what you do every single second of the week? get a life you loser!