London

I went to london for an interview. I took the bus – cheaper. I left on Sunday night and arrived Monday just before lunch. It was very tiring. But I loved London. Noisy, busy, a true multicultural city. I also met one person I recently found about (Ethiopian) and left on the same day. Now I have had my breakfast, I feel very tired, probably the longest bus journey I have had (travelled for 22 hours within 36 hours) and I keep on blogging!

Just before I leave though…the funniest thing happened. A Chinese girl sitting beside me was feeling cold and she had a small patch of cloth wrapped around her. I sleep for sometime, suddenly wake up and tell her in amharic that I can give her my jacket if she wants to. She said ok I went back to sleep 😀 She must have thought I was one troubled person. But she said she was taking English courses to be a translator. So she might just blame it on her English. Hopefully.

Newcastle

Two Fridays before I went to Newcastle on a cloudy day.

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A river passes right through the city. So it is known for it’s bridges. I went for a small one-off job which was on Saturday on Monday so Friday was all mine. Egre eskiketin dires zorkugn. Bridge after bridge.

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Then I got tired of bridges and went to the city center. I found these brilliant musicians. Flutes and guitars and some other exotic instruments. They came from South America. Free music. They were selling their CDs but I was broke enough to ignore their offer.

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I roam around the city a lot, had a big pizza, couldn’t finish it, then went home. I wanted to take a picture of that but when I went in two girls were in my room…errr in our room actually. It was a Back Packers, cheap, looks like AAU’s 402 dorms except it is a mixed room, is cleaner, and there is a common hot shower. The guy sleeping above me (it was a double deck bed) had a bad cough and the whole framework was shaking. He also kept going to the bathroom. Lucky for me I was very tired and zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

In the morning I see this thing and wonder what it means …

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Then I found my work place easily. It is “Center for Life”. A sort of “science museum” to attract kids to science. I meet my partner (another girl from my school and her boyfriend) and we set up the robot arm we brought from our school. It plays Connect 4. Robot arm is green and dark thing on top of the blue box). It’s “eye” is the camera in front and the brain is the laptop.

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Not so many kids around so I take a tour around…

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At the end of the day I find these guys performing. Their band is starting but some of the songs they played were awesome.

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I then meet this guy who tells me there is a free live rock music show. And I nod my head very hard. He offers to take me to the place….

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It turns out those guys are actually pentecostals and the lyric of the rock music was something I couldn’t really dance to. At first I feel deceived and on second thoughts there is nothing else I would do. The couple who work with me have fled away and I didn’t want to go to pubs alone. So I sit back and watch.

I was surprised when three girls probably in their early twenties came in. I haven’t seen people of this age interested in the Church. But soon they started giggling and being uneasy. They left after two songs. But I had I started to enjoy it. There were a lot of singers including these ones who dubbed Tony Braxton’s and Nelly Furtado’s songs into something which has Jesus in it.

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I went to an Indian restaurant for dinner. I had an appetizer…then came vegetable rolls, finished all of it and got sort of full. Hmmm 15 pounds for this? I add the politeness of the waiter and waitress who frequently checkup on me and decide it is worth it. Just when I turned to ask for the bill another dish came. And this one was big. Ah! What was the second one for? Don’t know….Thats why I don’t like eating in fancy restaurants. Ten type of dishes, five type of spoons and twenty two glances from waiters to check if you need attendance to. If only the university was not funding my stay I would have gone to a causual place. I finish that up, double check that I have the receipt in my wallet and leave without any tip 😀 Yimotal ende.

Sunday was pretty similar. Only a few were winning so we decided to make the robot less smart…keeping in mind the small number of T-shirt prizes we have. We then had more and more winners …

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At the end of the day packing took a long time and I rushed to the train station. Came home and looked for dinner – my frozen misir. Can someone tell me how I can defrost this thing quicker.

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35.Gitim

If ever

 

I had one wish

 

Then I would have none

 You see, I am getting convinced that nothing or no one is going to make me feel satisfied.Oh! This is supposed to be a poem.Sorry.

Waiting…… …………..   ……………………..  ……………………..         . 

To be that person

To find that person

To get there 

That…there…..!? 

Wondering

 Making friends with Alice 

 

Waiting….. ………………    ……….. ………..        ……………………….

Ambitions to be ambitious 

 

Wait…… before that 

 

Waiting…………………     ………………………………………………..

To know what I got

Whom I got

What I don’t

To know here           

 

Waiting……    …………………………   ………………………  ……..

To be proved wrong

By someone something someplace

Without discontent

Waiting ……….          ….                    …..                       …. .                      ..

To learn 

There is no satisfaction 

Only happiness 

This is it ≠ This is it

                                                                       =    =    

Waiting ……………. ………..          …………………         …..                 …             …..

To fly

To be grounded

 

Waiting …………. ….     .. . ….            . …          .. ..            …..  …………..

For the day 

I will wait no more 

Waiting ………….             ….                      …                     ………………………………….

 For today 

For now 

Now haven’t I written this before? 

But wait………… 

 

Those were prose 

This is not

 ‘tis a POEM 

Ya man! 

‘tis the remix 

Me alongside me

 

So put your hands up  

Like it is a robbery                                         

Give me all you got                                                  

Then again………  

                                                                 Probably…………….                                                                                       

F$%# it!  

                                                                                              From here

 

                                                                                              Look up

 

                                                                                         Hmmmmmmmm

                                                                                                

                                                                                    No rhyme

                                                                                   Reason?                    

                                                        

                                                                                  Look

                                                                                  Way higher

                           

                                                              Only a sense of completion

                                                                                            

                                                                        One entry                          

                                                                         One

                                                                             No, not that one

The one before the one 

   

 

There’s just no rhyme or reason

Only a sense of completion

  

 A verse from Savage Garden’s song I knew I loved you. This song, truly madly deeply and Darren Hayes’ insatiable are quite the ballads. But after he came out, I can not help but wonder if he had a girl or a guy in mind when he sang those songs. No judgment.

  

A verse about helplessness:

  Sometimes I can’t help but feel helpless

I am having daymares at daytime

  

(Nas in Damien Marley’s road to Zion)

   

Someday I may finally get what I am searching for and all my posts would be rosy like “did you see today’s sunset?” Wait, I already have posts on the sun?!  Whatever!

  

Like I said, I very much would like to be disproved; to see if  there is such a thing as achievement.But until then, you will have to put up with my weak ass rhymes. 

 

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34.2

Bright” ideas are getting hard to come by. All week and I have got only two of them. Here they go in their dual entirety.   You know the saying that just before you die, past events in your life flash before your eyes. I was wondering if it was your entire life or highlights that do the parade. If one’s whole life, then fancy the compression! And if highlights, are those highlights the same as or different from the moments one would have thought of as being as highlights of one’s life? Answers from dead people or those who had out of body experiences are highly encouraged; so is insight or hindsight rather, into premonitions and the “your spirit -floating over your lifeless body” thingie-from the same people specified.  

And what’s up with naming disease causing organisms after their discoverers or people who studied them?  Do you think it is the right reward, if it can be called that, for the work they put in? Should not Yersinia have been named after the guy Yersin hated the most?   

Medicine for shaky hands and Imahoy Tsigemariam’s CD= the things I need the most right now.

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