This happened as recent as April 2020 where the Taliban decided and lashed out 40 lashes at a helpless woman whose crime is only talking to a young man on the phone. And suddenly some like Hadi Awang decided that the Taliban have changed for the better. Image source: The Observers.
Let me break it up into several “parts” the story of my travel from Malaysia to Kabul (my 2nd home for this year) – too tired to write in full (Image Source: Politico Magazine):-
Part 1 – From KLIA to Dubai
Part 2 – From Dubai to Kabul
Part 3 – Arrival in Kabul
The journey from KLIA to Dubai…
This is what was going in my mind now as I am sitting in my office on a Saturday night, pondering over an issue that my colleague in Kabul have just sent me over the email. Image source: Politico Magazine
The matter was not on the issue but more disturbing was another email – from the client’s CEO to my big boss requesting me to be assigned to Kabul to help out on the system. Flattering I must say that the client’s CEO added the word “competent staff” but as much as I wanted to go, there are other factors running through my mine now.
(Day 40 in Kabul)
In case you are wondering how a street in Kabul looks like on a Friday afternoon….I took this after our lunch at an Indian restaurant… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: Driving Pass Kabul Street (Day 40)”
One of the key things that we often ignore is the level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in our bottled mineral water and probably this is why sometimes normal boiled drinking water is safer to drink. Image Source: The Take Out
If there is one thing that could take off our mind from work and to some extent, the country that we been in now, it has to be food. One of the best things you can get on a daily basis is warm delicious Afghan bread with roasted chunks of mutton.
In our latest assignment, we were posted to Dubai and when the first level was done, we moved to Sharjah for the testing phase and after almost a month or so, it was time to upgrade the assignment to the next level. How time flies fast!