Well, go read Chennette’s post.
We made good stuff and she took pictures with my camera which hasn’t been cleared in…um more than 7 weeks?
I’m really beat these days because…guess what?
Finally a paycheque (hmm I thought they said I would get paid yesterday but haven’t seen it yet)!
And I’m oh so tired.
Well, I felt very sous-chef…very did not do much (as Monday to Thursday straight very tired…well all I want is sleep and I’m too tired to sleep.
Regardless…I made a nice custard ice-cream this past weekend and it went really well with the tart apple crumble.
Maybe I’ll take some pictures of some mountains…maybe I’ll get the Eid-ul-Fitr pictures off my camera…that’d be a start, right?
Did you see the news tonight?
Many years ago (when my parents first made Hajj), the Saudi embassy used to send emissaries to process passports and visas for the pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
For various political reasons (so went the talk), they stopped coming. So the embassy in Caracas, Venezuela was assigned to the Caribbean. So pilgrims or the hajj leaders went there to get visas. Students go there too. Yes, our hajj visas were issued in Caracas last year too.
Well, the word was that they were coming again to Trinidad this year, and we were very happy because that Caracas trip is *stressful*.
On the news tonight, it was reported that a Saudi diplomat came in on Sunday to issue visas. On Monday the police came to his hotel room to interrogate and intimidate and search his room at the Hyatt. I think they said for guns…or whatever.
He travelled on a diplomatic passport and was met by representatives of the ministry of foreign affairs.
Although I heard visas were issued this year, do you think they’ll ever come back to issue them?
They’ve already set small quotas for pilgrims coming…maybe they’ll stop us coming after all.
I am so ashamed but surprised?
If you know more, tell me. Right now, I’m watching IBN.