First of all let me wish all of you here a very Happy Independence Day. Mauritius will be celebrating its 45th independence anniversary within some hours (Most precisely tomorrow 12 March at noon). Indeed an independence day is something really great. I think every Mauritian must be proud of it.

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Independence! Let’s imagine if we didn’t had this independence? What would have been the look of Mauritius today? Some people will say it would have been better…but personally I think we would have been FREE but SLAVES in some other ways. (Only my personal opinion).

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Now my post is about something really weird. What will you do if you were to become the Prime Minister…well forget Prime Minister… Assume you were to be the KING (Or Queen for girls) of Mauritius for only 48 hours! So you have to answer this question from 4 different point of views as listed below.

As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?

As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?

As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?

As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?

So lets see who can give the best ideas to be the next Prime Minister of Mauritius if not the King. Even the craziest of ideas are accepted. So? :-)

39 Response Comments

  • RaZa  March 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Do everythin possible to make Mauritius win the world cup!! :P

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  • Cool5  October 30, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Beize sa mo pays MORIS!!!! Apart regret ki capave enna dans mo lecer….kfc sipa nando sipa degree perna travaille ici dow menti sa, meme funding ceki EU donner for economic development fini dans paye bill lotel ou dans aster lotto beta, degree huh ki degree, kisanla ti invent first university? pas politics meme sa? moi mo dire moi man rewind nous re alle dans le passer, kan ti pe encore faire satini pomme damour grille lor foyer ou cuit carri posson lor dubois…plis developer plis en couyonade, ki serti to lire to enna degree travaille to pas pou gagner ki serti, ki serti to enna lesprit mais si to perna degree to lesprit pas valid ki serti, ki serti to dire to pays paradis kan enna voleur dans paradis ki serti…ki serti to faire tapaz lor politicien kan election la pou vini to pou vote li meme parceki toi si to pou faire tutu derrier li ki serti…

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    • Simla Kareemun  March 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

      vraimem ton raconter ki serti
      mai toi to ti bizin write 1poem about ur life

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  • Shah  March 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    ta avish – to ene moderator :P LOL

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

      LOL.. i noticed that too.

      @Kano: Am a blogger lol… :P Not a moderator :D

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  • Shah  March 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “wonder how you will regulate pre-marital sex lol You can’t ban sex until the age of 22, 21 year olds are adult enough to make their own decisions. We should instead teach people more about sex, because, believe me, there are many people out there who don’t know anything about sex and its possible ‘consequences’.
    oh ok, now I read you want to remove the law banning sodomy. Sorry, i thought your post was a serious one.”

    Sure, I can. CCTV is now fully accepted by Mauritians. You can place a camera up the butt of one without any complaint from the latter and without the need for proper regulation. Monitoring people with the appropriate software is possible, even if it’s costly. What? Teaching about sex? Since how long have people been teaching? It does not work. Better let them learn from mistakes made by foreigners up to a certain age.

    Why do you want to bad sodomy? It is safe unless you sport a 1.5 metre ‘tool’ reading to blast colons. Sodomy is more tied to religion and culture. Answer me the following – why should a guy (for e.g) be thrown in jail for sodomy when he’ll prolly’ be sodomised in jail afterwards? WTF?!

    I’m being serious. Maybe Avish can create some posts for people to debate about sodomy for e.g.

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    • Yashi  March 12, 2009 at 10:21 pm

      oh sorry, got mixed up there, you want to legalise sodomy, which, I didn’t know, was illegal in Mauritius (?), of course there is nth wrong with it, as long as it’s with a person lol nth wrong with doing it to your bf/gf, also, sodomy also includes bestiality apparently.

      As for placing a cam up someone’s butt, it does sound ‘serious’ lol And I don’t think sex is taught properly. It can seem stupid to us to learn these things in a class because we already know everything, but believe me, loads of people don’t know what they are doing lol

      Yashi’s last blog post..Mauritius 2030

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  • Kano  March 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO US ALL DEAR MAURITIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS! (ESPECIALLY TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE ABROAD-INLC. ME, WHO CAN’T BE THERE, ON OUR LAND, REJOICING THIS GREAT DAY, GREAT VICTORY OVER THE BRITISH RULE) =)

    ANSWERING TO YOUR QUESTIONS DEAR MODERATOR:) :-

    FIRST OF ALL, TO BE THE KING, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE QUALITIES OF A KING (NOT AS NOTED IN THE LEADERS OF OUR COUNTRY WE HAVE – THOUGH I’D LIKE TO MENTION THAT WE HAD KINGS OF WHOM WE MUST NEVER FORGET – WHO BROUGHT OUR MOTHERLAND STANDING ON THE WORLD SCALE TODAY). AND OF COURSE, 48 HOURS IS ENOUGH TO TURN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF A COUNTRY…

    -As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?

    INCREASE GDP, GDP PER CAPITA AND MAINLY GNP, INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PROTECTING INVESTORS AND THUS LIMITING GETTING CREDITS
    INCREASE HDI AND EDUCATION LEVELS.
    ENCOURAGE DOING BUSINESS

    -As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?

    CHANGE THE HEALTH PROVIDING SYSTEM.

    STRENGTHEN AND OPEN RELATIONSHIPS WITH COUNTRIES WHO HAVE STRONG INVESTING ECONOMIES AND ABOUT WHOM THE CURRENT LEADERS HAVENOT YET REALISED OF.

    BRING UP A MORE COMMUNITY REINFORCING POLICY.

    -As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?

    EXPAND THE TERTIARY EDUCATION SYSTEM.

    INCLUDE RANKING AT CPE.

    DIVIDE SCHOOLS, INTRODUCE AGAIN THE HIGH SCHOOLING SYSTEM INTO SPECIALITIES FOR WHICH STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FOR THEIR FUTURE TERTIARY EDUCATION AND WORKING LIFE.

    -As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?

    BRING CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

    MORE CARE TO OLD PEOPLE.

    WELL I ANSWERED TO YOUR QUESTIONS DEAR MODERATOR :)

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 6:49 pm

      Seem its your first comment on Island Crisis so I first welcome you :-)

      Good ideas indeed. I specially like the part for old people as I think old peoples do noy get their due really.

      For example we have free transport for old persons but do they get respect? No. Infact many PRIVATE BUSES insult those old people!!

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  • Yudz  March 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    @yashi: im not banning students to go to study abroad! just preventing them from settling in that country! i think education abroad is good depending on field of study.

    I would love to be hitler.. Fear Me!! lol

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  • Yashi  March 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    @ Yudz: Are you Hitler? lol You can’t ban students from going abroad to study, otherwise you wouln’t have enough doctors, architects, actuaries, and other professionals. And you would also be violating human rights.

    Btw I work and live in England. You don’t need to own a house at the beginning. You don’t need to take up debts in England. It all depends on how you started working. If you don’t have a degree, it’s pretty hard at the beginning. But if you know how to save and work hard, you reap the benefits later. If you have a degree and get a work with it, then you get paid really well. Your quality of life is really up to you. If you have skills and a good level of education and manage to get a job, then you are fine, you don’t need to be a slave.You are generalising too much.

    @ Kurt : Concerning education, I saw it happen too much when students are repeatedly punished for their behaviour instead of being heard and talked to. Psychologists could help to investigate because inappropriate behaviour is, in most cases a reaction to another aspect of the student’s life.

    @ Shah : I wonder how you will regulate pre-marital sex lol You can’t ban sex until the age of 22, 21 year olds are adult enough to make their own decisions. We should instead teach people more about sex, because, believe me, there are many people out there who don’t know anything about sex and its possible ‘consequences’.
    oh ok, now I read you want to remove the law banning sodomy. Sorry, i thought your post was a serious one.

    @ InF : Very good point about the volunteering proposition. I think we don’t do enough of it.

    Yashi’s last blog post..Mauritius 2030

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  • yusha  March 12, 2009 at 10:41 am

    when i become i will introduce a bsc in political science with specialization in fine arts

    yusha’s last blog post..Independence Card – Mauritius

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 5:31 pm

      @Yusha: Not a bad idea since you always love art. :-)

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  • Shah  March 12, 2009 at 11:15 am

    “when i become i will introduce a bsc in political science with specialization in fine arts” Good for you, future Minister of Culture and stuff

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  • Yudz  March 12, 2009 at 9:31 am

    sure.. i would want those abroad to talk on that, and i expect them to tell the truth.
    but as u know, or maybe not, i have been to usa for two years and visited london a few times. i have quite a few relatives abroad, many of them have a supposedly good job. but still they are heavily indepted and still paying up their depts after more than 10years.. quality of life is very poor.

    however well they might be doing, they have to start from scratch.. being the owner of a house and decent commodities will take you a lifetime. your next generation will enjoy that to the earliest..

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 5:12 pm

      Opps.. Yea man.. You told me about your USA story time ago. :-( Infact here I can say you are right. Its often like people see gold shines at first to finally see its just pure hard stones.

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  • Shah  March 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

    p.s i meant minor crimes. not everyone is liable to be freed.

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      Good. Else I thought you would let a beast like Dallon run around lol :P

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  • Yudz  March 12, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I think the present government is doing everything that is possible for the economy, political reform, and education.

    For the education system, i will do something to stop mauritians from emigrating to another country! This is because we are the ultimate loser when this happens. Read Why mauritians who are abroad are slave

    In general.. well i cannot tell you Avish! First make me the King and then i will tell you. haha!

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 9:22 am

      @Yudz: Even though am not a pro of any government…but I can say that concerning economy..well we are well compared to other countries who are crying lol.

      For political reform… am not sure. For Education: I think it also depend on the person…Infact while many are like slaves abroad…. some are however doing well too. Maybe those abroads will be in a better place to talk on that.

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  • Yashi  March 12, 2009 at 4:19 am

    – As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?
    I have lost touch with the economy in Mauritius, but in a general sense, I always wanted us to engage into more entrepreneurship, we all tend to study for a stable career instead of taking risks and investing in a business. The govt could help ease those risks. We should also try to become as self-suffcient as possible, we should not be importing a lot og vegetables and fruits.

    — As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?
    Abolish the post of President, abolish by-election (the 4th placed candidate at the general election is sworn in), make myself King for life, not only for these 48hrs :P

    — As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?
    Hire more psychologists to listen to students’ problems rather than jump on their back and punish them. Have more career guidance officers. Revamp the curriculum to include more outdoor activities and non-academic activities. Switch to BACCALAUREATE, Cambridge HSC is too one-dimensional(this could take longer than 48hrs).

    — As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?
    Privatise the MBC and issue licences for private channels. Teach people more about managing their money so that we don’t have expensive stereo systems in houses made of corrugated iron.

    Yashi’s last blog post..Delhi-6: The Review

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 9:11 am

      @YASHI:

      For political: The President’s and Vice President’s place are here just for the sake of taking the so many thousands each month lol. Infact really I dont even see their use. The President is just like a puppet of the Prime Minister so its really a waste of economic resource in my opinion. Maybe its a culture lol.. By-election… well a real waste of money really… However there is some advantage of doing it too. for example if the by-election is 4 years after the previous general election…then during these 4 years the opinion and voting wish of people might have change… maybe 4 years back thay would like a certain candidate but now they want someone else rather than the one who got the 4th place 4 years ago.

      But true its a waste of money too…

      I personally also think that punishing students is never the right way. For example I take the example on myself… do you imagine if i did something wrong and a teacher punish me…. you think i will not do it again? Well no infact I will rebel and do it more than often just to show his face lol… (sorry am like that but am not generalising)

      The best will be to do counseling and advice… I think talking like a friend to a child who have wrong is the best. But now imagine if after 5 to 6 time he still repeat the mistake then he is a dumB! The last resort will be punishment then.

      “”””so that we don’t have expensive stereo systems in houses made of corrugated iron.””” — Hahaha yea well said. I wont eleborate more on it but it says a lot and well said. ( You should have added ANTENNE PARABOL too lol ) :D

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  • InF  March 12, 2009 at 12:43 am

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?

    Nothing. I’m absolutely clueless in economy. I’ll hire an economist for that.

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?

    The system needs reform. I can’t figure out why in Mauritius, leaders stay in their parties forever. Consider John Kerry. He postulated for president and lost. Now, Obama became the “leader” of the democrats. Here in Mauritius, we got the same faces all over again with every election. It’s like a big musical chair party. Gotta change that system!

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?

    Introduce something like Creative studies for primary and college. We are all bored on fridays right? Friday afternoon, 12h -> 15h, students must participate in some creative activity of their choice. It’s not time lost since students will hardly be able to concentrate during those hours on Friday. If needed, take 1-2 days from holidays to compensate for the loss. Drama, painting, music, singing, whatever they choose. They can even choose coached sports if they wish. That’d give a boost to the creative side of people, rather than just academic side.

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?

    Introduce a voluntary scheme. You participate in activities (like teaching elderly people, clean the country, ..) and you get facilities. Like a pass if you want. You can then have discounts on bills, transport, taxes etc… Something where attendence and performance is monitored of course.

    Dunno if any of the ideas above would work, but hell, I’d try them, even if I have to see them fail hard.

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

      @Inf:

      For politics: ya you are right. Its like “if my father was prime minister then I will be prime minister” here lol. It all depend on the “My Father” variable lol.

      For Education: Good idea but I hope the students wont find it a waste of time AGAIN lol..; as it was the case during the extended time discussion.

      For Mauritius: it seem a very original idea… I hope you be prime minister soon lol :P I think it will encourage more people to do some volunteer(partially) work.

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  • Shah  March 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?

    Cut taxes for all startups for 3 years since conception and while in operation – within a legal and economic framework (the quarterly profits for e.g should be considered too)

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?

    Finally pick the best model of Gov. suggested by Sachs.

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?

    Ban private tuition. Only not Gov. staff in an IVTB registered and MQA vetted organisation can. MRA and ICAC should investigate on all teachers for fraud.

    As the King of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?
    I shall fsck your women up! They are mine, mother fscker! Mine for 48 hours! *niahaha* You don’t fsck with me. I fsck your women!

    Seriously though, I’ll consider issuing a bill (can’t issue a law in 48 hours. most of the above would be bills anyway) to convert some prisons into rehabilitation centres whereby all people who have committed crimes can be freed with an electronic bracelet, confining them to a specific zone, so that they can undergo some kind of treatment in order to become productive citizens of this country. I’d also issue a motion to cancel the law on sodomy. It should be legalised. Also, I’d issue a bill to ban pre-marital sex, alcoholic consumption and smoking to all under the age of 22. And I’ll dismantle the ICTA -fucking n00b5.

    Assumption: Bills can be issued withing 48 hours lol.

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  • Tushal  March 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    “I would have ordered Mauritians bla bla bla tar all streets .”

    WTF Yusha.
    Since when do Mauritians have a degree in doing such jobs?

    @Avish–> I will not reply on the post. xD

    Tushal’s last blog post..Movies Review 8 March 2009

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    • Kurt Avish  March 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

      @Tushal: BSc Tar :P Infact she meant making the goverment doing it if am nt wrong.

      @Shah:

      For the Economy: Kudos!
      For Politics: Yusha is at a better position to reply on this one lol
      For Education: I back you up! Good idea
      For Mauritius: Then I think after the 48 hours you will be the Minister of Sprinters lol.. as the whole population will be running after you with sticks and even guns. lol. :P I think the electronic bracelet for criminals ones…there must be a selection na? Like for example you cannot expect a bullshit who is a crazy retard who kill like mad just for fun and expect he will reform… Isnt it better to frak such an animal (Am not PETA lol) rather then giving him a chance when HE INFACT DIDNT GAVE a chance while he was killing??

      i think it must depend on what type of crime the person did. Someone who killed for self defense to someone who killed because he is a crap is not the same.

      By the way why will you ban premarital sex??? **Wondering** What is bad if both partners accept it? You have raised very nice points btw. Maybe I’ll be discussing them with their own specific articles soon.

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  • yusha  March 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    As the Queen of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for the Economy?

    I would have pass a law to make it compulsory – all Mauritians must plant vegetables in their garden. If they don’t have a garden then make a garden on the roof. + i would have appointed an economist to tell me what to do .

    As the Queen of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do as Political Reforms?

    I would have change the three member constituency to two member , add 20 pr seats and 1% threshold for parties who could not make it through fptp and pr.

    As the Queen of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do for Education in Mauritius?

    I would have implement the ranking system again.

    As the Queen of Mauritius for 48 hours what will you do in general for Mauritius?

    I would have ordered Mauritians to paint their house , plant flowers on street borders and tar all streets .

    yusha’s last blog post..Holi in Mauritius

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    • Kurt Avish  March 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm

      @Yusha: Lol… I know you are an addict of the garden…but please if there are flowers everwhere…I will feel alien :S

      @ Yashi and Bruno: You have not yet said what you will do if you become the king of Mauritius :P

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  • yusha  March 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    @ Bruno , unfortunately we would not have been free of politicians. Just imagine we were under british rule and we needed help … so smf lol we would have to wait for help from Britain to come .

    yusha’s last blog post..Holi in Mauritius

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  • yusha  March 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    common avish … just king ??? thats not fair … what about queen ?

    yusha’s last blog post..Holi in Mauritius

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  • Bruno  March 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    We would have been free of politicians :P

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  • Yashi  March 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    @ Kurt : “but personally I think we would have been FREE but SLAVES in some other way!”

    I don’t think we would have been slaves in any kind of way. Hong Kong-ese were not slaves until they were returned to China. But of course, we wouldn’t have had OUR politicians running the country (don’t know if it’s a bad thing or a good thing actually). Maybe we wouldn’t have our own identity, whatever that is. We can’t speculate on what it could have been like if we were still British, but we certainly wouldn’t have been the way we were in the 19th century. I mean countries like Bermuda and Bahamas (I think) are still under the rule of Queen Elizabeth II, and they have a blooming financial services sector. But I don’t like assuming that we would have been the same.

    Yashi’s last blog post..Delhi-6: The Review

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    • Kurt Avish  March 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

      @Yashi: By SLAVES I didnt mean ..like the real slaves lol.. I think you said it in a better phrase “Maybe we wouldn’t have our own identity” – Thats what I wanted to say. Today we can say we are Mauritians proudly because the nation fought for the independence… Well its like am happy we are independent..you it feel like you are not living in a rent house given by some other country..

      @Bruno: hmm.. I dont think so…we would have british politicians then lol… and they would not even give a TEMPO ou SOULIER laveil election lol :P

      @Yusha: Ok. Sorry. I added the queen option for you :P

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  • Shah  March 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

    comme touzur :P le patriotisme ine monte lor la tete chaya – mo ti truv li avec ene saree rouze blue zone vert :P [joke]

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  • Kurt Avish  March 13, 2009 at 9:12 am

    LOL… Ah bon chaya??? :P To ti coment dir paviyon maurice lor chemin sa :P

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  • Shah  March 13, 2009 at 11:26 am

    alermen, li ti p rode ene mate. :P trop single sa tifi la :P

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  • Kurt Avish  March 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Btw Shah to cone coz creole lol :P

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  • Shah  March 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    mmo embrasse mo inner patriot. ine dire – moricien bisin coz creole

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