Is there any relationship between people’s mood and the food they eat especially breakfast?

I have done a personal experiment and my conclusions are that when i eat curry, mas huni or hedhikaa for breakfast i tend to get more irritated easily and affects my energy level for that day.

In the case of Mas Huni, if i eat them for breakie i am unable to escape it as it keeps on regurgitating and feels like you are eating Mas Huni the whole day even till i go to bed. Once i realized it i have stopped eating Mas Huni for breakfast. It also causes heartburn.

Curry is similar to Mas Huni except you wouldnt feel it regurgitating but it is that annoying curry burps which i do not like. Imagine you are in an important meeting and you give out a curry burp and letting everyone know you had curry for breakie. hehe. It also kinda ruins the appetite of the others.

Based on my personal experience it is better to have a continental breakie with bread, eggs and sausages and orange juice than to go for a typical maldivian breakfast. With continental you feel more energetic, you avoid the annoying curry burps and the heartburn. Also you feel less irritated and more focused throughout the day.

I also believe that in general, our diet also plays a vital role in the aggressive behaviour of the people. When one is feeling uncomfortable he is more likely to be aggressive and violent.

Would welcome thoughts from other bloggers on this post.


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This is a post which i created last year. I thought i would recreate it since the whole country is palimentary election mania. The funny thing is no one seems to be bothered about the state of our economy despite the current economic crisis which is crippling the world economy (us too).

(Note: MP refer to member of parliament)

1 MP to buy and change the light bulb

1 MP to bring the issue of changing the light bulb to the majlis and the importance of changing the light bulb

10 MPs to argue that light bulb cannot be changed as long as Gayoom is in power and we should remove him from power if we are to change the light bulb

15 MPs to argue that the current light bulb has worked for the last 30 years and there is no need to change it.

10 MPs to argue the current light bulb is not a light bulb it actually is a “fulhi baththi”.

10 MPs to argue that it, in fact, is a light bulb and not a “fulhi baththi” and it works perfectly fine and should not be changed.

10 MPs to raise “Nizaamee Nukuthaa” that other all MDP affiliated members are engaged in personal attacks and wasting Majlis time.

2 MPs to argue that according to islam changing a perfectly working light bulb is against the religion and no such act should be carried out.

2 MPs to argue that islam does support the changing of light bulbs and those who oppose this are puppets of Gayoom Regime.

1 MP to throw filth that starts with “NAGOO BALHAA” at one of the MPs

1 MP to file a court case against one MP for throwing a filth that starts with “NAGOO BALHAA” at him during the light bulb discussion.

1 MP to record the quarrel and upload the alleged filthy conversation on the internet.

1 Sensible MP to suggest that we just need to go to SONEE Hardware and buy an OSRAM brand light bulb, suggesting that it is both economic and environmentally friendly, and there is no need for a discussion on it in the first place.

2 MPs to argue that buying it from SONEE is not the solution as there are many legal considerations that need to be taken into account.

1 MP to stand up on the desk and argue with the Speaker of Majlis that he is being treated unfairly.

1 Speaker of Majlis to close the discussion and ask for a voting on the issue

20 MPs to vote for changing the light bulb

10 MPs to avoid voting on the issue.

5 MPs to walkout without participating in the voting.

26 MPs to vote against changing the light bulb.

1 MP to forget to insert the key to participate in the voting and later complain that his voting system doesn’t work.

2 MPs to sleep during the voting process and later dismiss newspaper reports that they slept during the majlis voting.

1 Speaker of Majlis to annouce the voting results and changing the light bulb has failed to gain the required number of votes and thus light bulb cannot be changed.

6 months later the government brings the issue to the majlis after the whole Maldives goes into a blackout and the discussion starts all over again. The issue gets the required votes from MPs with many compromises. Finally light bulb is changed with a cheap Chinese brand light bulb bought from “ABADHAH SALE Fihaara”.

Maldivians are a proud bunch of people and we have reasons to be proud as well. However, i believe there are two problems , according to my observations, that are responsible for the current state of us. I believe if we can get rid of these two problems, it will immensely help us, Maldivians, in moving forward to a better future.

According to my observations, a large percentage of maldivians;

1 – are all-knowing – We tend to know everything about anything. Even the person with basic education can tell you how to set the economic policy, foreign policy, and how to best set the foreign exchange system. we tend to know too much about everything. And it all gets scary when my mom tends to know the psychological diseases that i have and how it can be cured . Wonder  how many moms, dads and others  are out there who know stuff too much. It also bothers me why we have to spend so much on expat doctors and teachers when we are so many of these “All-knowing” people. We could have saved so many millions of dollars if we can recruit them instead of bringing these expats who represent outflow of valuable foreign currency.

2 – suffer from Jaw Moving  Before the Brain (JMBB) – based on my observations, a lot of maldivians suffer from a genetic disease, which i call, Jaw Moving Before Brain (JMBB for short) which  results from the nervous system sending signals to the jaw before sending the signal to the brain. The major symptons of JMBB sufferers are that they;

(i) Will talk, what appears to be, nonsense most of the time, lacking in content

(ii) will be shouting to make his/her point as if you are deaf

(iii) As the name says, the jaw will move before the brain leading them to join you on a discussion or debate you without even needing to listen to what  you might have to say.

(iv) in intense debates – the latter stages will be marked by weired sounds and more shouting till you accept defeat.

My advice, stay away from these sort of people. Accept defeat gracefully.


We surely need awareness campaigns to address these issues before they ruin us, the maldivians.

Work Safety Standards – Because saving even a single life is worth it

The death of 5 young men on 2nd March 2008, while conducting a borehole operation inside a well in Male’s Fish Market, have raised many questions regarding the workplace safety standards currently existing in the Maldives. It has also raised question as to who should take the responsibility for the lack of safety measures observed by these 5 young people while working inside the well. It is noteworthy that this is not the first time we have experienced deaths and severe injuries resulting from total disregard of workplace safety. It is then appropriate to ask why employees, employers and the state have shown a blind eye to this issue for such a long period of time. It is my belief that the responsibility does not lie with one single party; the responsibility has to be shared by employees, employers and the state.


The state in any country bears the burden of legislating and implementing laws to serve and protect its citizens. Legislating Rules and Regulations on workplace safety standards also falls on the government’s shoulder in making work sites safe for the people who work in them and also the general public from those work sites. It is also the government’s responsibility to monitor the workplaces to ensure the state of the workplaces are with the workplace safety standards, and penalise those who fail to adhere to it.


Poor workplace safety Standards and poor monitoring of the standards is equal to inviting tragedy with open arms. The Bopal tragedy in India serves the best example of this. The state of Madhya Pradesh was aware of the poor workplace safety observed in Bopal plant but decided to ignore the issue on the ground that it provided much needed employment and income for the locals. Then, on the night of 3 December 1984 tragedy struck, when a reaction in one of the storage tanks resulted in leaking more than 40 tones of Methyl Isocynate (MIC) gas into the air killing 3800 people instantly and more than 30000 people to date. Should the Maldives wait on for proper workplace safety standards till we experience a similar tragedy? Obviously no, if a Workplace Safety Standard means saving a single life it is definitely worth it. Thus, it is time for the government to introduce tighter Workplace Safety Standards and develop a monitoring mechanism to ensure that the standards are well observed within worksites and no more lives are lost to poor safety conditions.


Employers should also shoulder the responsibility of ensuring that workplace safety standards are observed. Any deaths or injuries resulting from their failure to adhere to workplace safety standards largely fall on them, even if no such standards exist. Health and Safety standards should become an integral part of the overall corporate Strategy. Failure to incorporate means potential lawsuits against the organisation and huge medical bills for the organisation. Thus, it is in the long term best interest of employers that they have their own workplace safety standards. They should also provide proper equipments to employees to allow them to work safely in potentially hazardous workplaces.

Finally, employees should also take some of the responsibility for workplace injuries and deaths. In many instances in the Maldives, employees can often seen working without wearing proper gear even if they had been provided by the organisation. Moreover, employees have the right to demand for proper gear and even refuse to work if they are not provided the proper gear and equipment to work in hazardous worksites.

The deaths of 5 young people, though sad it was, serves a good lesson for the government, employers and employees alike that workplace safety issues cannot and should not be over looked. The government bears the responsibility of legislating the laws, and craft proper work safety standards. Employers must abide by these safety regulations and incorporate work safety as integral part of their corporate HR strategy. Finally employees also need to take workplace safety issues more seriously and use proper gear and equipment while working in hazardous environments and demand or refuse to work if not provided.


March 2, 2008

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