THERE'S no cure for stupidity. The DNA would always project what it's heavily made of and I suppose no education or medicine could change that. I mean what's up with the bible burning fest planned for this Sunday in Penang (Malaysia)? An event to burn bibles in the Malay language simply because they contain the Arabic word Allah. I wish the leader of the group knew how freely the word is being used in Christian churches here in the middle-east. It's not a word exclusive to only Muslims like how his shallow mind imagines it to be. I suppose you could call it one of the desperate sentiments leading up to the nearing general election but still...I shudder to imagine the very notion of it. I'm thinking ...what happened to the very basic respect for other religions, beliefs and way of life especially in a multi-cultural soceity such as ours? It's not cool. Not at all. I hope the cops are on this like how they would be if the roles were reversed. Not that it would ever be - you know, you need a special kind of DNA details for that sort of mindset.
I was on a good mode yesterday, spending the evening at a popular local market in Doha. Souq Waqif is a shopping destination at the city centre where one could find anything from heaps of spices, local garments and food to finding the perfect pet. It's also a great place to sit back with a shisha while you watch people pass by. My favourite shisha place here is at a restaurant called Le Gourmet. Smooth Shisha with long-lasting flavour. On weekends, it's almost impossible to find a parking spot to get to the souq (market). Week days are better for agoraphobics like myself. There's also a lot to explore in photo terms at Souq Waqif but for now, I'll leave you with pictures of some of the pets on sale.
|This green pair from the parrot family of birds are common here at the market.|
|These are so 80s. The kids in the neighbourhood used to have some of these dyed chicks when we were kids. Dad bought us a real chicken instead. I think it must have been a mutant or something. A big one which laid really big eggs.|
|Love these furry ones. A single rabbit makes a perfect pet but a couple only stay a couple for a while before you see a community of them...hmm, speaking from experience.|
|A fighting fish. I never saw a logic in keeping one of these. Fishes in general don't make sense as pets to me.|
|Cute Persians. They seem sad though. I wish someone bought and took them home.|
|Him, I wanted! Look at that face.|
|Terrapins. My brother gave me one when I was 18. Never a good idea to let them go on a field of grass for leisure though.|