Friday, March 16, 2007

2 days

I'm all packed. Didn't leave the house yesterday except to by a Yebo Africa calling card. Funny how the Indian people at the shop pronounce 'Yebo'. Yeeeeebo.

Heading into central London today to get bits and pieces done.

Michael Jackson just got into London yesterday. Been checking out a forum of fans speculating where he is today. Eventually figured it's fruitless and a waste of time trying to stalk him outside his hotel with all the screaming fans. He needs his privacy too.

Had two cups of tea and it's not even 7:30. Buzzing. Should give me some fuel for the next couple of hours.

Speaking of fuel. Quite upset that my car was possibly filled with contaminated fuel. Thousands of motorists around the country had exactly the same symptoms on their cars with hundreds of pounds of repair bills. Noticed some of the symptoms, like hicupping and sluggishness. Will be glad if it's simpy my paranoia, or bad driving.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

countdown has begun...

been living in new malden which is just south of london. been living here for just about 2 and a half weeks now. though that i may have done a lot more social wise but time does indeed fly.

been mostly getting my shite organised in terms of my portfolio, cv and other legal bits and pieces. kinda done now and just chilling out mostly, eating too much junk food and watching dvd's. been through borat, the wild, taken (which is a late christmas present from nischol), and other misc stuff i've acquired.

leaving to come to durban on sunday. feeling really different from when i did same time last year. circumstances very different, to say the least. will be packing my bags tomorrow and getting myself together.

st patricks day is on saturday, so may go to richmond to a pub that supposedly had celebrations or sorts. or cheap drinks at the least.

Friday, March 09, 2007

the real world

It's been ages since I wrote a entry into this blog. It's been a strange few months. Huge changes. A lotta living in the real world with little concern for the virtual world that is the interweb. Isn't that just the way things go? Many of my friends use the web as an outlet. Got me thinking. Plus I also got a lot of flack from people in my real world for living too much in the virtual world. Yeah it's an outlet, an easy cost effective way to stay in touch, make friends and connect with the world. Social networking. But there's also another side of it. People use it as a mask. Like being at a masquerade ball. You always have that veil of self protection. That layer, that boundry that gives you the freedoom to do what you want and behave how you want to with slightly lowered inhibitions. Blogs, unless they are done anonymously, rarely give insight into the real person, though they may be symptoms of and insightful into the workings of the inner mind. Blogs can be superficial and fun. And they should be, but at the end of the day it allows us to quench our thirst for the basic human needs to connect, to share, to belong. Wether it works for you is a matter of outlook and what's important to you at this point in your life.

I don't intend to give up my blog. I still would like to share what's happenning in my life, my journey, my experience both in words and in pictures with whom ever comes accross my blog and my flickr site, but I'm making a resolution to live in the real world a little bit more.