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Pigs Are Taking Over: I need Oinkment

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in Cape Town, My life | 0 comments

The first thing I do once I am out of bed in the morning, is to watch the news as I eat my breakfast. I enjoy watching Sky News, but that is not the point of the article. Wow, one line and I am already wondering off an a tangent. Focus.

When the world the world was raving on about the “global pandemic” that was Swine Flu, I thought that the Europeans were just being silly and taking things overboard. Now I am not so sure.

My dad returned from Europe ill at the end of June. I got ill straight away and was knocked out for about a week. I virtually never get sick, so this was quite surprising for me with how fit I am as well. Was it Swine Flu? I didn’t think so.

Well, I didn’t think so until 160 boys were absent from my school on Tuesday. Now out of 800 boys, that is a fair percentage. I thought that it was probably a one day bug, but then on Wednesday it was still climbing, and reached about 180. I thought that this couldn’t be, and that surely today would be better. Instead it went past the 200 mark, and actually hit around 230. That is a ridiculous 29%.

I thought we had it rough, but not even close. SACS had 250 boys absent yesterday! Still not amazed at the numbers? Yesterday, Paul Roos had 575 pupils absent. The principal claims that “about half of the pupils were absent”. Holy crap!

I thought that Swine Flu was only overseas, but with 3 confirmed cases at my school, it appears not. I am sure that more than just those 3 have the flu of the pig, but with it costing R800 to get tested, I think many cases will be missed.

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Weekend Update

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Cape Town, My life | 0 comments

So I am into my third week of exams, and after trying to be disciplined and all of that jazz, I decided that this weekend I was going to chill a bit more. Stress was adding up, and with a HUGE week of exams this week, it was time to relax a bit before one last big push and then exams are done!

Friday night saw all my hockey cancelled to the gigantic down pour we had in Cape Town. My body was grateful for the break, and really screamed at me for even climbing the stairs at Cavendish! Quite a big group of us ventured towards the movies, and after what seemed like ages, we finally decided on what to watch. Night at the Museum 2. I was so not impressed, but I decided not to moan and just smile.

I was to be surprised. The movie was actually really good. I thought after the first one, it would just be a repeat of the same story line and I would be asleep before half way, but I actually was entertained. Somehow they took a very similar story line, and made it interesting. I don’t know if I was that over studying that anything seemed awesome, but I enjoyed it.

The real fun was on Saturday night though. I haven’t had that much fun in ages! It all started after my club hockey game, where we stayed and watched the ladies play a bit while we had drink. After that it was time to go through to the Waterfront. We didn’t really have a plan for the evening, but as soon as we got hold of a pack of cards we knew what was in store. KINGS!

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Maths > Me

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Cape Town, My life | 0 comments

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So I started exams today. The teachers were not in a kind mood when they plotted the exam time table as they decided they would give me Maths Paper 1 first. Kind hey?

Well I got my hands dirty, and felt I was fairly well prepared when I walked into school this morning. You could tell that most were nervous, but most tried not to show it. I find it amusing going to a boys school as all the guys try to be all macho and stuff.

So let me cut the long story short. I think I did fairly well. Not amazingly well, but a decent mark. Now it is time to put in some serious effort for paper 2! Trig here I come! I am determined to get an A for this paper.

Anyway time to study some physics.

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aKING Against All Odds tour schedule

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Cape Town, Music | 0 comments

aKing have just released their second album called Against All Odds. I am grabbing it tomorrow morning and am looking really forward to it! You can buy it online here. Anyway, here is their tour schedule if you are keen to see them live. I saw them at Kirstenbosch a while back and they were amazing!

aKING Against All Odds tour schedule:

Date: 27 May
Venue: Back 2 Basix, Westdene, JHB – Official Launch
Cover: R50
Contact: 011 7266857

Date: 28 May
Venue: Apiesdoring Festival, Pietersberg
Venue: _Markiestent op hokkieveld Hoërskool Pietersburg
Show: Apiesdoring Festival
Cover: R80
Contact: Skool 015 – 297 3201 Annemarie Schoeman of Louis Scott

Date: 29 May
Venue: Firkin Pub, Centurion
Cover: R50
Contact: 012 663 4213

Date: 30 May
Veune: The Woods, Newtown, JHB
Cover: R20
Contact: 0823325772

Date: 2 June
Venue: Tings n Times, Hatfield, PTA -Official Launch
Cover: R40
Contact: 0124303176

Date: 3 June
Venue: Tings n Times, Hatfield, PTA -Official Launch
Cover: R40
Contact: 0124303176

Date: 6 June
Show: MK Vredefest
Venue: Emmarentia Dam, JHB
Cover: R 50 presale via www.tunegum.com and R70 at the gate on the day
Contact: www.tunegum.com
Other Bands: Zebra & Giraffe, Tidal Waves and Fokofpolisiekar

Follow this link: 

http://fhm.co.za/entertainment/article/aking-announce-tour-support-sophomore-album-launch/210/

See y’all at the show!
aKING

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