Archive for February, 2008
Well it seems like the big cities are gonna see some new fuel in the foreseeable future. And that’s good for them, but for me it looks like there are again some dangerous times ahead.
Hmm.. I drifted off a bit it seems. But if I can muster a bit of concentration and willpower, a description of day to day life in the next episode is definitely in the cards. If anybody is interested of course. Which at the moment seems questionable cause the blog this post is supposed to be on isn’t even in existence.
I got the distinct feeling of being in the navel of the world. On the plane the stewardesses were mostly east-Asian, with a bit of Nubian mixed in. The cargo handling personnel seemed to be mostly Middle Eastern, while the people that did stuff with my ticket were mostly west-Asian. And then there were these important looking people in white robes. Those must have been the millionaires, shedding upon us an air of untouchability; doing what millionaires do in a country with only millionaires as members of the feast.
And oh, how tempting it is to at this moment describe the culture shock between Qatar, being one of the richest countries of the world, and Nepal, a country that has suffered from an internal war for, what?, about 10 years or so? Half of whose inhabitants are unemployed. The biggest industry of which is concerned with NGO type stuff (or were the people who informed me just in jest). But I will refrain from such cheap story bridges. It is for lesser mortals to yield to such temptations.