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No deadline
One mobile phone network is still sending out the message Have you registered your Sim card? when you top up. Nicta did not tell anyone that the deadline for sim-card registration has been extended again. Or has it?
Power cuts
The power outages in the capital city are back. Not only families but more importantly hospitals and the Jackson international airport depend on an uninterrupted power supply.
October surprise
In the past months, President Donald Trump had been telling everyone to expect an “October Surprise” on his reelection campaign. No one guessed it was to be about him contracting the Covid-19 and hospitalised. Big surprise.
New buzzword
The Covid-19 buzz word is infodemic coined by the World Health Organisation to mean an “overabundance of information and the rapid spread of misleading or fabricated news, images, and videos”. Stay alert.
Home school
Mum: If I give you a K5 note, two K1 coins and 50 toea, how much will you have?
Miss Eight: A lot of money.
Waiting and waiting
Some have been waiting and waiting for the border to be reopened, especially businesses and individuals who depend on the tourism industry.
Two birthdays
Two of our friends in the region ate celebrating birthdays on Saturday Oct 10: Fiji turns 50 and Taiwan (a story that goes back to 1911).
Food for thought
One day you will look back and realise you worry too much about things that do not really matter.
Top quote
“Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to attitude. And gratitude a key component to joy.” – Amy Weatherly.

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