20Something and Surviving

thats better…

Okay. I’ve had my coffee and I’m feeling considerably better. I still feel like crap coz I’m off coffee and chocolate but that’s another story.

I want to go home. I need to go home. But its only Thursday and I have way too much to do. Will persevere, push forward.

Went to this dinner function last night and it was quite nice. Held at a game reserve to the North of KZN the beauty of this province continues to amaze me. Despite my best efforts I was well behaved and did not do something I now I will regret later. I’m learning about rebounds. Usually I’m pretty smart but when it comes to relationships I can be petty slow.

We actually saw some animals on the way there. My friends in the state are still surprised when I get excited to see wild animals. They think I have a lion in my backyard. I don’t argue with them. The first time I saw a proper animal was when I was nine and My mom took us to the Circus. Those animals smelled and even back then I was glad to be a city Kid. We also had the usual cows, horses and chickens on the family farm but it didn’t compare to seeing Giraffes and Elephants.

So the dinner was great and I managed to sneak away into the bar on the reserve where all the men had gathered around the plasma watching Fergie’s boys get by, by the skin of their teeth. I’m a Liverpool fan and I’ve endured constant harassment by friends and colleagues alike since Liverpool early exit from both leagues.

My disappointment did not however stop me from celebrating with the guys and we had an assortment of different red drinks thingies, which created a nice buzz. However G is not talking to me as her I ditched her somewhere along the way. I knew she’d be happy with her fav Merlot and plenty of eye candy. I thought wrong. Got a text from her and dreading seeing her later.

Anyway I think I may have a solution of leaving early today. We are hearing rumours of xenophobic riots coming to town. We need to leave early to ensure our safety. Yes, that’s it.


May 22, 2008 Posted by | drink, liverpool, xenophobia | 4 Comments

Xenophobic Zealots

Today I won’t be long. I’m too tired. Maybe I will post something later. Maybe.

Two things that have dominated my thoughts and life in the past 24 hours. Namely Man United’s lucky victory last night and the on going xenophobic attacks that have now made their way to Durban.

Firstly Man got a lucky break and John Terry is a puts that deserved his humiliation. I had no sympathy even though he sobbed like a baby.

Secondly I continue to be shocked and disgusted at these barbarians that are running around disgracing all South Africans. I work in the CBD and it was eerily quiet yesterday as many people ran home, fearing for their lives. When will it stop? And to Mbeki, please send some of those troops down our way.


May 22, 2008 Posted by | Manchester United, Pathetic, xenophobia | Leave a comment

Ignorant Murderers?

I’m appalled.

And embarrassed and guilt stricken. I am ashamed to call myself a South African. Not because I believe the country is going to the dogs but because of its people and those ignorant, cowardly bastards that move in groups terrorising innocent people.

What would possess someone to wrap another human being in a blanket, douse them with petrol, set them alight and just stand back and laugh. And Laugh!! Its barbaric, its worse than animals because even then an animal would not just harm their own.

How has it come to this? These so called foreigners have come here seeking refuge but all they encounter is atrocities worse than what they were running from. I don’t care about the politics behind the attacks or rather the politics seem unimportant at the moment. What is important is that we have a bunch of hooligan, vengeful murderers going around committing criminal acts and attributing it as justice.

Justice for what? Who are they protecting? Why are these people so fearful that they have to strike out at others. And Why now?

I’m sick to my stomach. Ignorance is no excuse for Barbarianism.

Picture is taken from www.thetimes.co.za. click on the pic to follow the link.

May 20, 2008 Posted by | barbarians, criminals, disgust, xenophobia | 2 Comments