27 December 2005

Say a prayer please...

A child died at the Chitta Batta camp yesterday- had sent him to the hopsital in Mansera yesterday morning. They sent his little body back yesterday evening. Made his ghusl last night and buried him today. He was 9 years old and was living in a tent because his house was destroyed in the earthquake. He had pneumonia. This place is freezing cold. The major snow has yet to arrive...

20 December 2005

Thank God!

Every moment of every day, I lift my hands up to the heavens and thank Allah for allowing my forefathers to get onto that ship!

07 December 2005

EnD of an ErA :-)

Didn’t get a chance to send out a soliloquy last week- spent the week at a resort on the Vaal river at a place near Parys (No, not Paris!). Lotsa sand, water and trees! But was great having some alone time;p Not that I needed it.. Real purpose of the week long escapade was training and team building- best bit being the canoing and adventure games we got to play:) Right up until I was attacked by vicious stomach bugs that ravaged my internals for their full stay- Illness is actually a blessing and I now understand why.. And as a wise man once said, ‘Diarrhoea makes a man humble!’

Before and after Parys, I found myself at the Hartebeesport Dam- really beautiful place! There’s something about water that attracts people- even dirty, green water like what we find at the Zoo Lake! But like a true capitalistic nation that we are, prime natural spots like that have been heavily inflated so that only rich, bourgeoisie can afford to live where previously poorer people have been displaced! All in the name of premium golf estate living! But, that’s enough venting from me..
Had a balloon on the before trip that was vanquished during the week preceding the after trip- but that’s a whole new blog on its own so wont go into that now! Look out for the Blog Of The Vanquished Balloon some time in the future;-p

End of an era- well, this year was kind of like a mini era, in my books at least! Can safely say the past few months have been nowhere close to as bad as I expected and have been definitely way better than I could have ever planned! But as I may have said many, many times before- all good things come to an end:(
There’s so much more that I needed to share- was going to go in depth on the Murabitoons and also give a review of my visit to the so-called holocaust and jewish history museums in cape town. But I guess that will wait for sunnier days..

Well, I leave for fairer, colder lands soon- I will be contactable on the following email address: bilal.randeree@gmail.com