Wednesday, December 30, 2009

street soccer academy...





future Bonda?

best friends...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

the real maakanaa show....


eedhigali kulhi
s.hithadhoo



Saturday, December 26, 2009

PHOTOS: the Tsunami 5 years ago...

although there's absolutely no connection between tsunamis and climate change the damage, done to a low lying island nation like Maldives by a tsunami can be dramatically reduced by minimising the destructive effects on the islands' natural defenses by climate change.. i.e. minimising the effects of climate change caused by our action... at least i believe so...



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

PHOTOS - the aftermath of today's accident...



it was supposed to be a quick, uneventful trip from Hithadhoo to Maradhoo to pay some bills when we came across this... just missed the accident by minutes, but got these pics of the bridge, the car and what's left of the motorbike... i post these not for our amusement, but for you and for myself to learn a lesson...










street soccer kids of hithadhoo...






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Thursday, December 17, 2009

my first sunset from addu...


i finally get to shoot these beautiful, beauuutiful sunsets...
woohoo!!!

hithadhoo sunset...

my first addu sunset

Friday, December 11, 2009

Breaking News: Maldives to Accept Guantanamo Bay Victims...


Happy Friday..?? indeed!!


MALDIVES TO ACCEPT THREE TORTURED, DE-HUMANISED, STATELESS AND INNOCENT GUANTANAMO BAY VICTIMS!.... GOD BLESS ANNI!!!

i don't know why was listening to Prez Anni's weekly radio address to the nation today, for the first time ever... but i did, and i almost couldn't believe my ears... read/listen to Anni's address

in my opinion, this is the most important human rights gesture our government has made to date... of course there ought to be strings attached... as other so-called Muslim Nations either refuse to accept their own citizens or threatens them with more detention and torture upon their return... read/watch more about the plight of Sami al-Haj the Al-Jazeera camera-man who was released from Guantanamo Bay after more than 6 YEARS of physical, psychological and sexual abuse....

at time when US Pres Obama u-turns on several of his campaign promises, icluding the one to close these torture chambers by january...
instead, he doubles the campaign of aerial bombing sovereign Pakistani territory, killing innocent families in their sleep, wiping out entire villages, from DRONES remote-controlled by 18-year-old gamers sitting somewhere in the middle of the Nevada Desert... read/watch more on this on "Wired For War"

shouldn't Obama be tried for WAR CRIMES, rather than awarded some prestigious PEACE prize???


today, i'm proud to be Maldivian!!

dhangadey - best footballer in south asia
(photo: from My Flickr)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

sugarcoated bright colors...

Sugarcoated Bright Colors

sugarcoated bright colors...

art exhibition to mark the Human Rights Day, and the conclusion of the Multimedia Workshop on Human Rights...

When?
starts today, 10th Dec at 5:30pm....
until 23rd Dec 2009...

Where?
1st Floor H.Merryside (former Cyprea Building)
opposite Masveringe Park


sugarcoated bright colors...

Monday, December 7, 2009

the pillars of our economy...

yes, quite literally...

the pillars of our economy....

where construction of economy = destruction of environment

construction of the economy...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

violence against women....

Photo Competition with REAL CASH Prizes:

1st - Rf 10,000
2nd - Rf 7,000
3rd- Rf 3,000


Theme:
Eliminating Violence Against Women is Our Responsibility

photo competition: violence against women

email your photos to:
vaw2009photo@gmail.com

New Deadline:
8th Feb 2010

photo competition: violence against women

for more information:
Call 3317761
read the Family Ministry's Official Notice
OR
visit the
discussion on Flickr

ps: remember these kids from some of my previous posts here, here, here and here...

Monday, November 30, 2009

where did all the hammers go...


when you have a hammer as big as the US military, everything around you looks like a nail...


- noam chomsky, describing the US's keenness in attacking defenseless states, hammering country after country with its bombs and missiles, creating havoc, killing hundreds of thousands...

when you have a hammer as big as the US military, everything around you becomes a nail...

when all you have is a hammer, everything you see is a nail...
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Friday, November 27, 2009

testing my samsung marine

took my Samsung Marine (B2100) for a real swim today.. nearly 2 hrs of snorkelling and a few 2m dives to take a few snaps... and it lived to share our story with you.. a few lucky ones got Eid Greetings directly from the Nemos (clown fishes?) straight from their Anemones....









Monday, November 23, 2009

bokeh...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

miracle berry - the real forbidden fruit...??

ever heard of a fruit that makes sour stuff taste sweet, inside your mouth??

watch
adam gollner unveil the secrets of miracle berry on DemocracyNow....



it may not be available from our local market, but we have our watermelons with its own special powers...

miracle berry - the real forbidden fruit?

Friday, November 20, 2009

thin ruhh family park...

thin ruh family park...
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nothing like a beautiful sunset...