3:01 AM

guess who's back...

Guess who popped out of the box and straight back in to blogpshere!! ;)

Hehe, don’t ask. (Yes, that’s what I do alone at home, other than leaving myself messages on our answering machine. Don’t tell anyone)
This holiday totally and absolutely rocked! I can’t quite remember what happened between the 8th of June and July 18th, and how time flew so fast that its back to campus now – just when I started enjoying it…
Just finished writing a short story, inspired by two very different songs – Tere Bina from Guru and La Noche by Tiesto. It took me forever to write these 6 pages, searching for the perfect feeling that fit the music and the story, and that feeling at the last line made it all worth it. Ok – this is me babbling!

Anyway, this holiday made me smile…I made up with friends I thought I had lost, went bowling, cooked up a storm, shopped till my feet hurt, and worked as a PRO. We had to present a proposal to the SAFA executive board. I was sooo nervous, but they loved it and it just made things that I want to do in life seem within reach. There were memorable conversations…like:

Q (on Mxit): how the hell did we end up friends?
MJ: I don’t know. But I had to put up with loads of your shit in the beginning. But I knew I’d find something in you- and one day, I’ll find it.
Q: before, I’d have deleted you right now! Big hug.

It’s weird. Some of the rocking friendships I have now have started on really rocky ground. Lol, I can be quite a…(ok Im trying to find another word for bitch here). Like Jo – we hated each other. I was a snob and couldn’t bring myself to socialize with public school people. As for MJ, he just brought out the rage in me and I still have no idea why. Um. And there were others I can’t mention lol. I don’t know why I have such a hard time trusting people. Anyway, gold medals to you, my friends who have tolerated me ;) and now I get all mushy over them and cant stop buying them things and wanting to pinch their cheeks!

Of course, I did have my bouts of freaking out over results, but I ended up getting my deans com! Thanks to…zulu.lol. Stressing just doesn’t work. It just makes your jaw sore from grinding your teeth.
So I just let the control-freak in me go this holiday ;) And it taught me lotsa things and mum and I had a blast…she learning to type with one hand!


There were endearing offline messages, colourful songs…there were new friendships like the blogger dinner. There were inspiring books and not-so inspiring movies. Ahem. And there was dancing alone in the lounge to 90’s songs ;)
There were gorgeous sunsets…


And every minute meant something worthwhile (no, I haven’t been reading Richard Branson’s book for the 25th time), and there were some dull and rage-filled moments and crying sessions at 2am, but this holiday proved to be such an adventure. I was nearly in this play, but I had to let it go, there was too much going on. Oh! And there was Jo’s sister’s wedding! Jo looked sooo stunning! Mum and I ended up at table number 7 on the 7/7/2007 with Leeanda Reddy, Rajesh Gopi, Krijay Govender and this Kesegan guy with Jack Nicholson hair who insisted we rip the centre-piece apart and take it home just to pay tribute to the Indians within us.lol! Wasn’t feeling great that night, but it was a fairytale evening – and get this- there was wedding cake! And they shared it with the guests, but Jo didn’t get to taste any :(

And right now, we’re renovating the kitchen! Ooh, all black and silver and white and sexy hehe! (that’s where the box came in by the way- we don’t have like an egg farm or anything in case you’re wondering.) I can’t wait to chop tomatoes on a granite surface…wow, gives me shivers lol!

And while all these things were changing, and crazy dreams swirled around my mind in different directions, some things remained the same- I still miss Juju. I still love Michael Buble’s ‘Everything’ and…Hugo Deep Red still smells like heaven.

12 comments:

Waseem said...

The 'you in the box' picture is so hilarious :).

I find it hard to believe that you are hard to make friends, you seem so cheerful, even in person albeit a bit soft spoken. That steak thing i had was nice when it was warmed up. Why does that place serve cold sandwiches :/.

I have an embarrassing story about Hugo Deep Red, but im not saying it here and besides my comment is already too long

Dew said...

waseem , comments can never be too long.

q, friends can never be wrong.

LOl, and that picture - :D is cute
Glad to know that it may just not be good bipolar - there just may be hope for us - honest good happiness.

Fatima said...

hehe....i like the box pic!
it's a Q in a box!!!
:D

i love love the stage of the wedding. it's really pretty.
and i noticed the dating on your camera is a bit off...2004? :P

glad to see u had a great hol :)

M Junaid said...

i love the box picture - its very cute. glad you had a good holiday - if youve seen my chatbox, it went something like this

concerning june...

IT SUCKED!

I love tere Bina - it has this wholesome love that mj would love to share with his wife - sigh, mj's thoughts sometimes drift to married life - it could be wonderful i tell you. i think i should try it soon.

I love the fact that even though they were times when i'd be silent, and on mxit, you'd know that i wasnt feeling 'awesome'.

the kitchen redesign sounds lovely. damn - i should have went for the wedding - i spent that friday night at the flat doing nothing

thanks for making me feel special

heres to happiness - simple uncomplicated happiness

MJ

The Organ Harvester said...

That's tiny. I cant fit into boxes that our new washing machine came in, my bro reckons I should find a job because I could never make it as a homeless person.

I think I put that in my cover letter. "I dont fit well into cardboard boxes" I dont think it is working.

Granite surface. That is flipping awesome.

Shiraz said...

Lol, Best protein in the world... The box pic is hilarious.

Tere bina really is an awesome song.

congrats on the deans coms btw... now on to world domination...

juju said...

LMAO
So thats the blog you were telling me about.
Very cute in the box.
I miss you a lot Q.
A LOT.
But I'll come see you whenever i'm down (not in a funky hip-hop sense but when i'm in Dbn).
I'll try and update my blog soon.
Miss you

SingleGuy said...

Q dear, that box thing is too adorable...as was the whole post...so much honesty, I find it hard to believe you could be snobbish.

mazozo said...

Cute box pic

Now does anyone remeber when they were small just waiting for those boxes.They made excellent space shuttles cars hideouts etc etc. Your picture reminded me of that :-)

Altho now i wudnt fit into a bloody box bleh

!Joe! said...

I bet most of the boys would fit into fridge boxes...now they can act like they're in elevators :) Q you look like you really popped out of the box, :) you should have flung your arms out and said "surprise!" hey, i love my michael buble...hehe, i swear we'll be telling our grandchildren that story...Nani Q and I couldn't stand each other!:D Hey don't forget, we love pinching your cheeks too :)
You make learning to type with one hand sound like tertiary course:) ooh thank goodness you didnt put up any pics of me, hehehe...you looked like a star, by the way :):):)mwah..

Anonymous said...

What's in the box! What's in the box!!
Hehe..again again! Um...thinkin of u lots.Just tawt dis would be a great way to say Hi..
Something i saw today reminded me of you..
Hope u well. Tkc
Talha

qdee said...

wow :) im smiling so much my cheeks are hurting now. those cpmments were tpp sweet :)

waseem: yeah, me also warmed up the half sandwich..then it was edible. ooh, tell me about hugo deep red!!

dew: yup, uncomplicated, honest happiness is the best :)

fatima: hehe, was hoping nobody would notice the camera date- its all wonky!

mj: you'd be one helluva husband lol, i think after helping plan your wedding, those blue fairy lights would set a trend! yeah, you shouldve been there - wouldv fit right in at our table ;)

organ harvester: yay! granite coming today :) we should have an exhibition - life in cardboard...and all these arty ppl will think its some kinda metaphor of life etc.love that label! im all excited, we get to choose the handles today :)

shiraz: thanx! wapathe kahle- thats my label- handle with care! otherwise, crazy Q pops out.

juju: im down with that ;) (in a hip hop way) lol, i miss you too...but you know that already...

singleguy: aww, thanx :) took a while to get me this way ;)

mazozo: fridge box! u'd fit in that im sure ;) and teleport yourself to exotic places! ok..maybe not that far.

joe: hey angel! lol, mum said the lighting was bad in that pic of ours...like we stepped outa that tamil flick we still have to do! mwah, miss you...

anon: dont deface my blog again.


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