Monthly archives: March, 2007

Rain! And new teacher

It has actually been rainy here this last week. Cloudy days and rain for a short time 3 or 4 of those days. It’s a nice change. We haven’t had any real heavy rains yet, but it’s enough to disrupt my laundry… Had my first class with my new teacher. It went well, if this …

Pictures!

OK, the rest of my pictures should be up shortly. I’ve noticed the fact that all of the pictures I have taken have been snapshots as opposed to “serious” shots. Part of that is due to equipment limitations. The little digicam I have Simply cannot cope with the really wide dynamic range that I routinely …

Not a good day for appreciating Yemen..

Woke up yesterday morning and we had no water. As I left, they were filling a reserve tank. I came back several hours later and there was water! Brown water, but water… What the hell good is it to have water that you can’t use? later that night, the internet across the entire city went …

Got back today…

It was an interesting trip, but things worked out rather oddly. The plan was to drive to Zabeed, look around, spend the night and then go to Houdada early next morning to see the fish souk.

I might be travelling tomorrow

Michael (my remaining housemate) out of the blue asked me if I wanted to go to Houdada tomorrow. It’s a smallish fishing village on the Red Sea. Sounds good to me, we might also go to another village nearby and make it a two day trip. We’ll have to see if he can arrange a …

Chinese food…

Mmmmm, Michael took me over to a Chinese place today. Next to Mexican food, this is what I have been craving the most. I ordered spring rolls, chicken fried rice, chicken with cashews and some white rice. I expected to take home the extra but I ate all of it instead. I even ate a …

Volitile much?

My retirement account’s value has swung more than 6 percentage points in the last two weeks. I’m on the positive side now (by almost 4%) but wow. One of my housemates swore that he was going into all bonds because of the volatility… I’m sticking to this for the long term, I view this latest …

A children’s story

I read a children’s story in class the other day, and I’m thinking that I understand the screwed up world view many here have. It’s a lovely story of a guy that wants a nice big house made of wood. He decides that he’ll go into the forrest and cut down some trees. He finds …