Saturday, July 29, 2006

hi boyz...terry, jasper...

it's been two horrible days already an no one's heard from Siraj?

siraj, if you're out there... call, email or just log in!!!!

isn't it ironic how if siraj hadn't mentioned the fact that there was an ASEAN conference in malaysia, then i don't think any of us would have even heard about it... or if we did hear about it, would we have paid any attention to it? ...i don't think so...

and now because siraj has been missing for a couple of days and we don't know what happened to him, if he's even dead or alive, i've since gone online and read all about the ASEAN association. It's sort of like the european union, i guess, but for southeast asia.

no one ever thinks about what diplomats do, but sometimes it seems like they really do amazing things. and no one ever hears about it.

did any of you know that canada's own minister of foreign affairs, Peter MacKay, was actually en route to the conference when the petronas towers fell?

and when they announced the event during his flight, i think they were flying over vietnam, the canadian delegation didn't turn right around and come right home like you think they would. of course, no one would blame them if they did. But they didn't. they went right on to kuala lumpur, and yesterday mackay followed through and signed the ASEAN-Canada Joint Declaration for Cooperation to Combat International Terrorism, just like he said he was going to do.

k., so who knows if it will accomplish anything, really, i don't know how these things go, but i mention it now because siraj mentioned it before and so... and somehow i think now it's got to be important... am I just being stupid about this?

it makes me proud to be a canuck right now anywayz...


and when i really think about it, I'm really, really glad mackay did sign the declaration... especially since I heard condoleezza rice was like on the next plane back to Washington. i can't believe that's true, tho, cause I thought she and mackay were sleeping together. i guess they aren't if she left... unless the US government recalled her back to DC for matters concerning national security blah blah blah...

i don't know , but i think they're both kind of hot for policy wonks... aren't they? so why shouldn't they?... i know the jasp has the hots for condi and don't even try to deny it sweetie, you can't fool me... tee hee...

anywayz, despite the tragedy in india, indonesia and malaysia (SIRAJ WHERE ARE U?), I just wanted to take this moment to emphasize how proud I am of peter makay, canada's minister of foreign affairs.

i guess as siraj would say...

small consolations, but consolations nonetheless...

a. :(