Friday, November 29, 2013

Train ride

I know I am quite a timid person or as I would like to think of myself. But today I struck a conversation with this girl… I do not know if I was as impressionable on her as she was on me (which is evident as I am writing about her).

I am lost for words well let me start at the beginning...

I saw her at the library as I was there to check an email before I rushed off to catch a train, she left the library considerably earlier than I did I doubt she saw me though. As I got to the train station there she was again also waiting for the same train (worth a mention… a high school friend of mine would be psyching me up to go talk to her) but I did not make much of it. In Bellville she again stood waiting for the same train I was gonna hop on… as the speaker announced “Dear metrorail customers, trains on the northern line are subjected to delay due to… blah, blah, blah” the rest is not important anyways I was like

Then I heard a giggle… me with nothing to do I tried to start a conversation. It went pretty well I must say I managed to keep the conversation going till I had to get off at Goodwood station. Funny thing I am not the most talkative of guys but today was different I had a lovely chat with this stranger…  and that’s all she wrote.

I hope I'll see her again some day but i doubt it

Friday, November 1, 2013

Where are we?

I am sitting at the school's computer lab some people are doing their work, some are watching videos some are on social networks, no this post is not a lecture on how important it is to study, or about how we should utilise the resources we are afforded. Its about how we as the "youth" carry ourselves.

I have seen a growing phenomenon amongst the youth of today, we tend to treat each other with a lack of respect, calling each other "bitch" amongst other profanities. We hide behind "we are friends we mean nothing by it". My problem is not that we saying these self esteem crushing phrases to friend who may understand but if we make this a habit you might say the wrong thing to the wrong person.

Case in example... we all know it is not strange to find elderly people at institutions of higher learning. it is in fact admirable as it is not easy studying with kids. As I was sitting in the computer lab I overheard conversation between a woman and a youth. there were discussing some sort of group work, I cannot relay the conversation verbatim as I was not eavesdropping. the woman said "guys we have to go I also need to study, i failed the last test" the youth responded with a tone one would use when addressing his/her peers "uyitshone kancinci" which translated means "you did not fail enough".

My parents may not have raised me till 18 but that surely is no way to speak to any1 whether be it a peer or an elder...

That's my two cents...