Call it by any name! The fact remains that it is swine flu. Why are Malaysians so afraid of the word PIG? In the Quran (and in the Old Testament too) there is a verse forbidding Muslims from eating the flesh of pig, but there is no mention of hating the word pig or to hate the pigs. I think it’s about time calling the spades, spades. Anyway, that’s not what I want to write about. I would like to share that many of the students at my college have been quarantined because they are suspected of having the swine flu virus. Some of the lecturers are suspected too and they have been given a week off. I would love to get a week off without having the flu! These poor students have been placed in one of the vacant hostel blocks and they are being “guarded” by no other than our Mr. Bud. They must be bored to death (not literally, God forbid!).