'Tracy' Diaries Part 4
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Wednesday 16th August 2006. I realised Iâ€™d got my dates mixed up; I thought it was Thursday already! That means all my paper diary entries are mixed up! Oops. After yesterdays finding of extra rations for Koi, I found a stray dog mooching around this 3rd floor (5 flights of stairs up) I saw him go up the metal stairwell unto the roof, and came back down. He did a runner when I scared him away, but I think he came back as our little bin outside the front door had been raided, again. I reckon it was the stray dog. I worried even more when I brought Koi downstairs to that apartment, with two patches of what appeared to be dried spittle on her rump and thigh. I hope the stray hadnâ€™t â€˜taken advantageâ€™ of her while she was tied upstairs. Oh my! But I donâ€™t think sheâ€™s on heat, otherwise Iâ€™d be concerned sheâ€™d be attracting more local dogs! I might be safer to keep her in the apartment from now on, well, only really Thursday and Friday to go.
HH the Dalai Lama stated there would be a Boddhicitta ceremony tomorrow so I can only imagine that is included in the times of the teachings. Had a meeting with Dorjee, a local Tibetan who translates for books and meetings. He tells me about
It seems that unless a country has something to offer the â€™Western Worldâ€™ i.e.; metals(Russia),minerals, jewels, oil(Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan), gas(Afghanistan), human cheap labour(India/China), cheap exported products (China),Cannabis & Opium(Afghanistan / Pakistan / India)â€¦then you have nothing to offer, and if you have nothing to offer the â€˜Western Worldâ€™ apart from maybe Tourism, which can often be negative (like child prostitution, or increase logging, soil degradation etc, and drugs) then the â€˜Western World is not interested, therefore, no help when things get tough. The Western World is just too busy making money to line its pockets. (that is usually struggling, like