Friday, August 22, 2008

Mauritius' first olympic medal

Bruno, nicknamed the Mauritian magician by the English commentators brought our first Olympic medal home. In the semi-final of the -54kg, Bruno was defeated by only 2 marks. Yet, he remains a champion for Mauritius for he made history. Congrats to all our sport’s star – tephan, eric, etc… .. .

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

cell phone

Low price and prepaid services have been the two main agents amongst many to cause a high infiltration of the cellular phone in Mauritius (thanks to people who uses multiple sim cards). Phones are showing up in children’s pockets at earlier ages. Many kids are by now, in tenure of a handset. To be a spotlight for these youngsters, businesses set forward portable phones at squat prices, free sim cards, facility to recharge account with a lesser amount of money, etc,… .. .

A cell phone with all add-ons at hand provides round the clock communication. The mobile phone has indeed crafted our daily and nightly life. We can get in touch with links wherever we are. Mull over the example where students are out till late because of tuition. More often than not, parents are worried when their ward reaches home behind schedule. This fret escalates in wintry weather in that it turns out to be murky somewhat earlier. By getting in touch with their child in such situation, parents are to some extent comforted. The cell phone is an integral part amongst many of us today.

However, in the same way as drug which is to be used for a good purpose has been exploited in a negative way by some people, cell phone also can be utilized adversely.

Cell phones used by kids should allow responsible party to monitor the phone remotely. Parents should be able to track their ward’s cell phone through a GPS function, to block certain numbers, limit text messages, monitor credit, etc,…

This advance in technology would have been a plus point towards a finer use of the portable cell phone.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

CJSOI Seychelles 2008

Yuppie Yuppy, we are the champ.
With 24 gold, 23 silver, and 17 bronze medals, Mauritius is the winner of the CJSOI Seychelles 2008.
In Football, we were the victor at Linité stadium in the final against Mayotte, despite having been reduced to 10 in the second half.
Congrats to all.!:-)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Changing Taste

I am probing the 3 essential needs – food, clothing, and shelter – to write a post about shifting taste.

To begin with, is there a variation amid basic needs (necessities) and luxury goods?
The justification may fluctuate. As exemplar, let’s take someone living in a sizzling province; say any country on the equator. There, a product like a space heater is more a luxury than necessity. The same applies in Mauritius, where a heater can be defined as comfort. Now, let’s experiment arctic sections. The same heater is requisite.

Difference between opulent and essential goods also transforms with time. In Mauritius, 50 years back, commodities like refrigerator, television, were luxury goods. People who have these possessions at home were the well-off. But now, these same goods are more a necessity. The same logic is valid to cellular phones some 20 years back, where only vanguards were using the tool. Now cellular incursion in Mauritius is relatively higher.

The first basic need is food. Yuh, I remember once a lecturer asked, “Do you eat to live, or live to eat?”
I replied, “Eat to live.”
Then the lecturer asked what will come about if we don’t eat. My reply was, “we’ll feel hungry, and the authorities concerned will have to agree with us, since we can go on a hunger strike, etc, etc,…. You see sir, eating is essential for survival, and at times no intake is also vital for survival,… .. .”

Yeps, let’s return to my post ‘Changing Taste’… Our flavor for food has been changing, for instance, the food that was habitually munched some 100 years back, is consumed very little now. Also, new recipes are overtaking previous ones.

Shelter is equally enduring alteration. House models, interior decorations are constantly changing. A house build recently may differ from houses of 150 years back.

What to say about outfits. Fashion changes rapidly. Consider the way superstar were dressed some 50 years back, and compare them with current trends. Personally, I don’t follow fashion; I am my own special creation.

Many thing are changing, the world have less green spaces, the universe is expanding.
People want changes, we don’t want to wear the same type of clothes all the time,,, yet when the climate is changing, we are fretful.

The form of the tap may be changed, but the water has not changed and it must not change. Oxygen must not change.

Changes have constantly been taking place, but what changes???
Despite changes, everything is the same. Quite puzzling huh!
Yeah, utility of basic needs is the same.

Our perception need to change to stop climate change.