Monday, October 22, 2007

Murder in Paradise

2 US sailors shot to death in Bahrain

By ANNA JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 33 minutes ago

A U.S. Navy sailor allegedly shot and killed two female sailors early Monday in the barracks of a American military base in Bahrain, a Navy official said.
The alleged shooter, a male, was critically wounded in the shooting at the U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, said the Navy official, who was not authorized to release the information to the media and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The official did not say if the alleged shooter shot himself or if anyone else was involved, but the Navy said the shooting was not terror related and only involved U.S. military personnel.
The shootings took place around 5 a.m., the Navy said. Officials closed the base temporarily and reopened it about an hour later.
No other details were immediately available, and the Navy said it was not releasing the names of those involved until their families were notified.
"The incident is under investigation, and it would not be prudent to discuss details at this time," said Navy spokesman Lt. John Gay.
Bahrain, a tiny island nation on the Persian Gulf, is a U.S. ally and home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which is responsible for an area of about 2.5 million square miles (6.5 million sq. kilometers) of water including the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.
About 3,600 personnel work on the U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, located just outside Bahrain's capital, Manama. The base supports U.S. naval ships in the region.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eid Mubarak

Wishing you all a happy and blessed Eid!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So Hooked!!!

I am hooked with Grey's Anatomy. I love the show, LOVE it....The new spin off I dislike...maybe it will grow on me, it better not, I don't have the time.

For ramadan, I watched Shaheen and Al 5arraz online but school got in the way...oh well, they weren’t that gr8 anyway… The first week of Qatheyat ra2y 3am, pissed me off so much I disconnected my ART and so no longer get Arabic programming on my cable...Why do I do these things, wouldn't have been easier to just turn the tv off??!

I really enjoy Law and Order SVU. I am at class when new episodes air, but I like watching reruns while studying. Just turn the tv low and solve hw assignments! Makes good background noise...

Mmm what else do I love? Yes, I LOVE Brothers and Sisters. I am absolutely hooked on that. Some parts of it, I can live without but overall a very nice show about family. I also enjoy Desperate Housewives, it hilarious! You must think I am a TV addict. I barely watch TV really. The only shows I must watch are Grey's and Brothers & Sisters. Grey's I watch online. So two hours a week, that isn't bad is it?

Actually 3 hrs if you count my latest fix: What Not to Wear, the US version...I swear when I am out shopping I hear Stacy London and Clinton Kelly in my head telling me what to look for and what to avoid!! That show though, I watch it as I am doing something else: studying mostly. I can't wait to see what happens on Grey's...This Merideth is pissing me off, what is wrong with her… who wouldn’t want to be with McDreamy??? And why is McSteamy human?? I have a feeling he will hook up with Callie.. And why is George cheating?? He is supposed to be decent and why is Izzy sleeping with her friends??? So many questions….I really like Callie and hate all the crap she’s getting…You would think she is huge but she is a size US 10 (UK14). And no, I don’t consider that big.

what are your favs??

Four Hours

Four hours, that is all I have. Aaaah sweet four hours to do whatever I want. So, I choose to blog. Not for all the four hours mind you, time is a precious commodity, but I can blog for ten minutes.

Life has been hectic. School (I really should get used to saying college) is a B. Classes are so hard. What made me think that I would pick math up again after TEN whole years of not dealing with it?! It doesn't help that class is assigned 5 chapters at a time with a zillion problems or that my professor is crazy.....Seriously, I am struggling..... *sigh*

One class is sooooo interesting; I am learning a lot, the other is a mess!!! I love economics, its so interesting! Yet many times I feel overwhelmed and wonder at what I got myself into.

Also I just found out that there is a Bahraini economics professor at my college. How neat is that??

Started a new job, will quit it soon! No, I am not a quitter but I was hired on a contractor to permanent basis to prove my stuff, so to speak. Well, it hasn't been working out at all. I received no training at all. Can you believe, none! Senior accountant, overseeing several functions and no training at all. I had 1.5 days with my predecessor who was rude and treated me like a burden. Now I am expected to do all my work, plus cover for my coworker, meet all deadlines without even being told where to find the information I need, what are the accounts, processes, etc. What a nightmare. Example: I am preparing the accruals and the reconciliations for a zillion accounts. The deadline was last week! No one cared to tell me where I am supposed to get my info from or if the company is conservative in terms of the accruals. I have this one beast of an account that I spent 4 days tracking all the amounts flowing in it. You see, as I find out today, there is a mater list that I wasn't told about! How frustrating! I've been putting unpaid overtime hours trying to figure out the simplest things because no one has the time to train me.

The controller (married lady) told me all about her life "I a Guyanese, not Indian, although I am of Indian ethnicity!" you are beautiful, I believe in calling it as I sees it!!! She even plays with my hair when she comes in my cube (???) Tells me I have to meet deadlines yet acknowledges that I am having problems meeting them because she isn't training me. Yet the deadlines must be met! People who should provide the documents I need refuse to help and expect me to log thru files and cabinets finding the one piece of paper I need. *SIGH*

The silver lining in my dark cloud: I got offered a financial analyst position with a co I interviewed with before starting my job. I can wait to get out.

Social life, at the moment mine is nonexistent. I wait for the weekend only to enjoy staying home and finishing up all the cooking, cleaning and studying! I have yet to explore Washington DC and I have been there for a couple of months.

Ok, so the ten minutes are up! Gotta go....I will try to post more often, so many things to write little time.

PS: excuse all the typos and what-nots, I am too tired to proofread! Apologies in advance!