Oct. 4th, 2005

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You know you've got a damn good team when Andrew Flintoff is prolly gonna come in and bat @ Number 8. Or when you have 6 frontline bowlers at your disposal as a captain and another 2 reasonable part-timers.

If the World XI can coordinate and get kicking, Australia will need more than a pair of hands to countdown their next victory. :)

I'm also guessing SRT would've played in place of Afridi if he'd been available. Yeh?
mcgillianaire: (Curry Dialysis)
Ramadan Karim to all those who partake. Back in Oman this would mean no eating in public during the daytime. In my high school we wouldn't be allowed to eat outside during lunch breaks, but sometimes (often?) we'd finish class early. Those fasting would often leave the room and this would continue for a lunar month, at the end of which there would be a nice-long weekend known as Eid Al-Fitr. Lots of people from Oman use the opportunity to drive across the border to Dubai or go on wadi-bashing and camping excursions...

But for me, I know it's something special when I find this and this in the local newspaper. Maashallah. :)

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Note:
Ramadan, and just about every other Muslim holiday, occurs/starts one-day later in Oman than most other Muslim countries. This is because the majority of Omanis are neither Sunni nor Shi'a and as such like to do things differently.

Only 1% of the 1.2 billion Muslims are neither Sunni nor Shi'a. Instead, the predominant sect in Oman are the Ibadhis who make up approximately 2 million or 85% of the Omani Muslim population.

Damn

Oct. 4th, 2005 06:42 pm
mcgillianaire: (Curry Dialysis)
I just realized/learnt that The Netherlands literally means The Low Countries (de Nederlanden) in Dutch. How obviously fascinating!
mcgillianaire: (Curry Dialysis)
It struck me just now that the Montreal Canadiens are ice hockey's equivalent to Liverpool FC in the English Premier League. The most successful team in their respective leagues but serious underachievers in recent years, or just downright crap.

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