Stories about Humor from October, 2007
India: All for a passport
30 in 2005 on applying for a passport at the Indian High Commission in London – the long queue, clueless people and the general bureaucracy.
Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?
Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly how you’re going to deal with them.”
Dubai: Xmas Already?
Christmas is coming early to Dubai this year, notes Seabee in this post.
Russia: Election Miscellanea
TOL's Elections in Russia writes about the voting plans of Russia's homeless; campaigning for Putin through vodka; a group of young people opposing Putin; and a group of artists supporting him.
Armenia: Shopping Tales
Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Dominic in Armenia recounts a few humorous stories about shopping in Armenia. The tales depict life in the country very well indeed.
Guyana: Give the People what they Want
“Guyanese people Abroad so home sick they does crave every juicy detail about things happening here. If ants belch, they need to know what decibel”…so Guyana-Gyal gives them what they want.
Jamaica: That Jamaican Touch
“One of my biggest challenges has been to control what my wife calls my ‘Jamaican touch’,” explains Geoffrey Philp.
Trinidad & Tobago: Too Much Traffic
KnowProSE.com shares his thoughts on traffic in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Poli-tricks?
“Trinidad and Tobago politics is a lot like dentistry – the politicians constantly pull on our teeth,” says KnowProSE.com, while Francomenz is “so stunned” at the latest political ramblings, she “can’t think of a single witty thing to say”.
Guyana: If I knew you were coming…
Guyana-Gyal is thinking about baking a cake…
Moldova: A Table Game
Wu Wei is wondering how many times one can play a game entitled “Where is Moldova?”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Political Blame
“I fear that on the morning of 6 November, we'll wake up and find that we're only just starting to realise what a mess we're in,” writes Nicholas Laughlin, as he examines the state of Trinidad and Tobago's pre-election landscape.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Robber Talk
Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni is still chuckling over the tale of the “not-too-bright robber”.
China: Deconstructing the White Rabbit Wrapper
Imagethief studied the design of White Rabbit wrapper in details. The description of “rows of zombie rabbits facing each other in mirror image” is particularly vivid. (P.S. White Rabbit is also my favorite candy)
Jamaica: Giving Up
Jamaican Marlon James lists a few things he thinks we can confidently give up on.
Pakistan: Showtime in India
Stand up comedy and music talent shows in India have had some Pakistani participants and they've met with great success. All Things Pakistan on the trend, with some interesting insights in the comments space.
China: Tough blogging the Communist Congress
The largest of many white elephants in China's blogsphere, bloggers for whom the Seventeenth National Communist Party Congress is too good to pass up on, in absence of text-based information regarding what's going on inside, have instead made a mashup using limited television coverage, MSN Messenger, humor and more.
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 2)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the second of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.
Trinidad & Tobago: Shrill Thrills
“I worry about Patrick,” writes Jeremy Taylor, observing the over-zealous behaviour of Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister as election day draws closer.
Touring Libyan Blogs: Eid el Fitr 2008
Fozia Mohamed, our Libya volunteer, is back to blogging after a short break, with news and views from the Libyan blogosphere. Issues covered this week include readjusting to life in Libya after living in the UK, medical ethics and the Maqams - the resting places of 'Saints' and men of religion.
Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso better than New Zealand at Rugby!
Did you know that Burkina Faso Rugby team has only lost one game?: “So as everyone has been enthusiastically following the Rugby World Cup, you may be interested to know some facts about the Burkina Faso Rugby team…”