NEWS 1: Mohammed Ismail slapped and kicked his ten-year-old son Azharuddin in front of shocked neighbours and passers - for wanting a rest
The youngster, who played the hero of Slumdog Millionaire as a child, received a beating from Ismail Usnay, 45, apparently for disobedience. Exhausted by a chaotic welcome and a long flight from Los Angeles, he was given the day off school yesterday. But when he refused to step outside his home in the Dharavi slum in Bandra to speak to journalists, his father lashed out.‘His father went mad,’ said a witness.‘He wanted to show his son off to journalists and local people, but Azharuddin said he wanted to be left alone because he was tired.’
Hours later Ismail apologized for the attack. He said: “I was very sorry I did what I did. “I was confused and stressed by my son’s homecoming and I did not know myself for a minute. I love my boy and I am very happy to have him home.”
I wonder what will happen to Azharuddin after this – back to his slumdog life? Perhaps, that was exactly what his father thought. After all these madness that Slumdog Millionaire has created (by the way, a very very good movie indeed), what will happen to them then?
NEWS 2: £1 for on air loo
Its passengers already have to pay for a sandwich, a cup of tea and even to check in luggage. But the latest element of the Ryanair ‘no frills’ culture could catch some potential passengers short. They may have to pay £1 to spend a penny.
While many travelers might consider using the on-board lavatory as an occasional necessity rather than an extra, it seems the Irish budget airline’s chief executive views it as a convenient way of raising revenue.
It may sound like a
ridiculous desperate way to increase the company revenue, but I bet lots of people are considering adopting this method. They just don’t speak it out loud like Ryanair. Who knows what they have charged us along with the ticket fares?
P/S: There once rumors that kedai mamak (Indian Muslim restaurants) will charged their customers for using their toilet. I wonder whether they are really charging the customers.
NEWS 3: Facebook users with hundreds of online 'friends' only have a handful of TRUE pals
They boast of having hundreds of friends who regularly send them messages, photos, pokes and kisses. But, in reality, members of the Facebook generation only have a handful of true friends, research shows.
The study - carried out by Facebook - found that while the average user will belong to a network of over 100 friends, they will be in regular contact with just a handful.
Like, duh. I don’t even remember the last time I actually made a decent conversation with my so called Facebook friends. I only had a bunch of my real friends and families there. I have this kind of policy: I only add people that I knew, but will not reject others who wanted to add me as their friend. In the end, I received at least 5 new add request a day. May be they think I am cool, or not.
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