Hello everyone. Greetings from my freezing office on this very hot day. I'll never understand why men need to have the central air-conditioning in our office building at freezing level. I suffer.
Alrighty, so referring to the post below on the upcoming Majlis Al Shura (parliament) elections, take note of the following:
1) I'm still amazed about the Salalah Alliance selection criteria
2) I'm happy that this election season has featured fewer hideous bulletin board campaigns with people promising to deliver the world (when we all know they have very little authority)
3) Elections will take place on Sunday October 25th.
Even though voting takes five minutes, and the polls are open until evening, don't expect to see many Omanis at work. For some reason, people feel the need to take the whole day off work to hang around feeling important. This will be my third time to vote. Every single time, I've worked a full day (normally alone in a big empty office) then went to vote after 5 pm. That's what normal people with job accountability should do right? Or take off say... an hour off from work to go vote? Does the country really need to come to a complete halt?
On the topic of voting, congratulations to my Canadian readers (assuming they're not conservatives) on your new
hot Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. I'd vote for him any day.
And finally, rumor has it that the Oman navy are going to
ruin occupy one of Mirbat's most treasured beaches. Do you have any details about this?