-Shazdoc, physician, Afghan mentor, amateur blogger
I have to apologize in advance for the quality of my blog. My writing staff is currently on strike. Regarding my quote, the Afghan Community Service Idol idea no longer sounds like a very good idea anymore. I am just going to rename it Shazdoc Spotlight on U.S. /Afghan Community Service Projects and continue to feature projects every so often . I have had other stinker ideas recently as well. I had a "great idea" to sponsor an Afghan family during Christmas realizing shortly after that they do not celebrate it of course. I asked the interpreter today if they celebrate anything similar in December and he said that there is a “Big Eid” that takes place during the first week. So if I find the right family I may set up a Big Eid Drive for an Afghan family.
Yesterday I added a few new features to my site. One is a depot for all of my Afghan videos since I now know how to load them. Today I included a short clip of the orphanage visit. I will try and get more footage. It will be a multimedia Kabul blogsperience. Just be happy that I lack the ability to upload smell because I would not hesitate to upload the scent of burning tires just to make it more realistic. I also added a Shazdoc news article site. So far nothing has been published but I have a few things in the works so standby.
I saw a billboard today that made me laugh. Here it is:
Apparently Ghee is a vegetable substitute for animal lard. It is used in place of animal lard which is essentially pig fat and Muslims are prevented from consuming any pork. The words, perfect taste and perfect flavor, just seem ironic when you consider that they are describing vegetable lard. To me Ghee almost sounds like a bad word. I picture someone saying, “I think we are in some deep ghee!”
Today we met at the old clinic and had a very productive meeting. We were treated to Kabobs at lunch. It was a very special occasion for them. They mainly eat rice for lunch so eating Kabobs is a really big deal. Here is a picture:We each had our own big plate. Of course, it came with naan. We also learned how to correctly say, “How are you,” which is, “Chetor asti.” Not to be mistaken for, “Shetor asti” which means, “You are a big camel.”
Coming home we had to take a big time detour because they were flying in some of the dead and injured from yesterday's bombing. It is all very sad to think about. I hear a lot of children were killed and injured. The violence just does not make any sense to me. I hear that Hamid Karzi has declared 3 days of national morning. I am not sure how this will effect our travel. We will have to see.
Check out the orphanage and the bread house video if you have not already see them. I should be adding more in the coming days. Thanks for reading.