Saturday, April 22, 2006

So yeah in the interim I've been busy hey. Been wondering and wandering lots. This post is a quick reflection on Blaaaaahnia. Yes I was told, art and literature and all those things, study it for the passion of it, but you're never gonna become super rich doing it. So the rebel in me, says screw the capitalist system, I'll be ok, I think*holding thumbs*, that and well, the artsy, broke bohemian existance seemed sort of romantic back in the day....

Blaaaaahnians regard success in life as living up to the Indian dream. Yes, I say this as a charo. I'd like to say right here and now that I am NOT Indian, I'm an African. I was born and bred in Africa although ethnically and racially I'm Indian/Asian. Technicalities aside....

Well yeah I shouldn't generalise or bitch and moan about left over traditionalism and cultural memes because there's usually a realistic and sound reason for the logic behind it in it's ORIGINAL, HISTORICAL context. I do, however, have a problem when things don't move with the times and the reasons behind mundane things falls under the generic category of "because..." and the famous dramatic gap.

Returning to my original point, I refuse to follow the path of living to die with a house in a nice area, paid off bond, two decent cars, a timeshare, granite top kitchen(s), the full AMC pot range, a DSTV subscription with the additional bouquets;can't forget that God-awful ZeeTv :P, kids in private school and the odd overseas family trip.

Middle class dreams, at this stage in my life, do not fascinate me. But I can understand why they'd be important to some people. However, it is offensive when a Blaaaaahnian shoves it down at you. Blaaaaahnia is filled with such sods.

I forgive them, their world is small, they know not there are others living in a parallel universe. A universe where Blaaaaahnians don't belong or will ever fit in. Maybe one day when they discover it, they'll know what it's like. But in all likelihood, they'll waft in, buy a souvenir and drift out without realising the value of the real estate that they've left behind.

I feel sad for them, they never know that warm and fuzzy feeling of saying something outright corny like "O MY GOTH", in all probability they'd be chuffed at correcting you and saying "No dear, it's God...OMG u didn't know that?"


Riding the Shallow Wave at the Moment


Anonymous summer of goth said...

I do not know much about Indian culture, even though I had a good friend who was Indian. And as you say, we are all Africans.

It's nice not to dream about capitalistic things. I too just want to be happy, even in a small little place of my own where I can just do as I please.

Money, the root of all evil. I like evil.

Eh, errr that's beside the point though.

Have a great time milady,

April 22, 2006 10:47 pm  
Anonymous comeinluna1comein said...

meh. i'm sad for ppl now. but u know u'r on the right track bebe. keep following that path. dum dum dum di dum.

April 24, 2006 11:42 pm  
Blogger saaleha said...

i likes your style.

April 25, 2006 12:09 pm  
Blogger Moe-Pheus said...

Now aint this a breath of fresh air. We consume ourselves in the frivalous pursuit of money which when we die we dont take with anyways, and which ends up in the hands of our offspring who will abuse it and they will end up worst off than what we had.

We live to work when we should be working to live. We have lost that small pleasures in life. We work whole day everyday and have sweet F'All to show for it. We marry people to reproduce and hardly ever see them. We married to our livelihood.

This isnt how it should be,

thanks for the insightful thoughts. made me think

April 28, 2006 12:00 pm  
Blogger No.47 said...

fight the power, and the summons claims from time to time

No. 47

April 29, 2006 2:24 pm  
Blogger zee said...

Money doesnt buy happiness...but it does allow you to be unhappy in nice places ;)

Nice blog and thanx for the comment on my blog. i should apologise for not publishing it sooner, reason being that i havent looked at my blog for ages, but when i read your blog, i realised you were just as infrequent as i was in publishing/blogging and would therefore understand the late post:)))))))

Great Blog, Keep it up

May 11, 2006 4:58 pm  
Blogger Bilal said...

cool stuffs:)
keep it coming...

May 12, 2006 9:54 am  

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