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Not only during Christmas

You hear a lot of complaining about how people drive all around the world and here in Malta its quite a normality to hear such complaints, but surely I guess one of the reasons is that a lot of drivers just dont care or do not want to care.

One big issue has always been indicators. All you need to do is get a comfortable chair, sit in the shade near a round about and start counting. You will be better off counting the ones that actually use their indicators then actually those who do not as surely they will be fewer!

I guess Transport Malta should use some of their marketing budget to educate drivers in Malta, maybe in a funny way like proposed below and hope (or pray) that it will make an effect and indicators start being used as they are supposed to be used rather than an additional decor to the car or to light up for Christmas!

Water over Dubai

The last time I was in Dubai I wasn't impressed at all. It's quite an 'artificial' city full of state of the art buildings which overshadow any remnants of history of it's fishing village past. But I was in the wrong as the way to view Dubai is as a new, state of the art city with luxury and lavishness!

Actually I had the opportunity to view the fountains at the Dubai Mall and I must say they simply rival the fountain show of the Bellagio in Las Vegas!! It was a great show and was impressed by the amount of people waiting every 30 min for the shows to commence!

Here is a clip from this show filmed last March... hope you like

Religion - why so much hassle?

I always had trouble with religion. I do understand that, the human race being so frail and fragile compared to all other animal species in the world, needed something to identify with, to believe in and why not, to blame or praise for the good things and bad things that happen. That's how religion was born.

Also I must say, the first 'religious' persons to come around must have been quite entrepreneurial as they created a job for themselves, gaining thrust and being revered as the 'servants' of the gods and gaining power and high rankings in any society embracing any type of religion.

I was born in Malta, a Roman Catholic country. When I was young religion was quite imposed on us kids, be it at home or in school. Religion was a daily chore and everyday I had to go to morning mass as an altar boy and in the eve after school have my religion lessons to prepare me for my communion and later my confirmation. To add insult to injury after dinner my parents used to ma…

The sad truth about Maltese Sea!

Today I watched this ten minute feature film which unfortunately portrays the sad truth about our seas around the Maltese islands
I always loved the sea, it has always been one of the few hobbies I ever had, to swim, free dive and scuba dive. Yes I also do remember the times when the Maltese waters were packed with fish, all kinds of fish and this is not very long ago. 
Overfishing might well be the culprit here, but I guess that pollution and stupidity has also a part to play!
Watch this video and hope it makes you realise that we might loose the sea if we are not careful!