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Friday Morning Brunch at Tajine

Just a couple photos to tempt you – the weekend is coming!

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Cross Cultural, Doha, Eating Out, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Qatar | 3 Comments

Chinese Parents Abort Females; Men Can’t Find Mates

There is a part of me that thinks “What were you thinking??”

Of course, you know by now if you’ve been reading Here There and Everywhere that I don’t hate men, and also that I see RED when women are undervalued because they are women and not men. Equal rights, equal pay for equal work, equal citizenship – my battles to fight.

So what happens when poor people are told they can have only one child, and they all abort their female children – or they disappear shortly after birth – and only little boys who can grow up to take care of their parents are born?

Dearth of Women to Leave 24M Chinese Men Unwed

From AOL News Sphere where you can read this entire article by clicking on this blue type
Terence Neilan
Sphere

(Jan. 11) — More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without a woman to wed by 2020, and a Chinese proclivity to abort female fetuses is a major contributing factor, a major study has found.

Gender imbalance among newborns is the most serious demographic problem facing the country’s population of 1.3 billion, the study by the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says.

“Sex-specific abortions remained extremely commonplace,” the academy said, “especially in rural areas,” where the cultural preference for boys over girls is strongest.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Family Issues, Financial Issues, Generational, Living Conditions, Social Issues, Women's Issues | 14 Comments

Volunteer Day at Animal Friends Kuwait

God bless the work of your hands, all you who work to help those who have no voices, who rescue the animals, give them food and shelter, and adopt them.

Animal Friends and K’S PATH will be hosting its bi-annual Shelter Open Day where everyone is invited to come out, visit with the animals and learn all about their rescue and care. Visitors will be able to walk the dogs, cuddle the cats, play with the puppies, brush the donkeys, watch the baboons and so much more. The weather is beautiful, so come and make a day of it.

When: Friday 29 January, 2010, 11:00am to 3pm
Where: Animal Friends Shelter and K’S PATH sanctuary in Wafra
Cost: Free, although we certainly appreciate donations
Notes: Please leave your own pets at home and refreshments will be available for sale.

Huge Yard Sale — antiques, collectibles, book worm’s treasure trove, gently used infant clothing and toys, gently used adult clothes and shoes, Indonesian teak furniture, home wares, gourmet kitchen gadgets, dishes, pots and pans and so much more. Come on over and rummage through the goods and you might find a treasure. All funds will go to support Animal Friends.

When: Saturday 6 February, 2010, 10:00am to 3pm
Where: Fintas, Block 4, Street 11, House 29
Notes: Refreshments will be available for sale.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Charity, Civility, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Fund Raising, Kuwait, Living Conditions | | 7 Comments