Muslims ban the use of the word Allah in Malaysia (for non-Muslims). Let’s give them a hand.
“PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (Reuters) – A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.”
I think they didn’t think this one through. If non Muslims can’t say Allah, doesn’t that open the door for us to call their ‘god’ whatever we want? I’m partial to Bomby-Bomby-God. God O’Kaboom? Or we could go for something child-friendly like A-lah-lah-lala-lah. What would you suggest?
The Germans made me do it:
I drank (and ate) way too much in the past 7 days. That’s because our friends from Hamburg who own the house next door are back. As we can easily move from here to their place and back- and no one has to worry about driving whilst intoxicated- sometimes there’s a lunch that turns into coffee, that turns into afternoon drinks, that turns into dinner. Drinking for that many hours in a row is a serious commitment. And before anyone says anything about drinking, read how heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers.
No more Peppa Pig- and there was blood everywhere:
The girls are gone. Not completely gone, but visiting isn’t the same thing as staying. The day of their departure there was an accident. I’m at my desk in the study. Sienna (the little one) is watching her favourite cartoon, Peppa Pig, and jumping on the sofa (also in my study). There are other televisions in the house, but she likes this one… I told her to stop jumping, which only made her jump higher. Suddenly she was flying and hitting her forehead on a shelf. I picked her up to put ice on it, and by the time I got to the kitchen there was blood all over her little face. We cleaned her up and then a doctor glued her back together (literally). All I could think of was “they leave their child with me and now I’m returning it broken.” I thought either the child or the parents would be angry and blame me, but they did quite the opposite. They came to lunch yesterday, then spent the afternoon playing in the pool.