Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Life moves fast. and it's easy to forget that as it flutters by, new memories are being made. athalia and i have started a blog together called These glorious days. i like to think that it arrests the everyday mundane moments so that we can grow old safe in the knowledge that we're leaving behind a trail with which we can use to reminisce.

you can journey with us by clicking here.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009
World Cup fever is back. And with the draw taking place on Friday, I just want to get a theory out of the way, and to do it now, so that when it happens, you can point your amazed fingers back to this blog and say that Fergus said it first.

South Africa will get an easy group. They are the hosts. They'll get all the help FIFA can give to make sure they get out of the group stage. And to fix this, they will be placed in a group of easy teams. The pots go like this:

Pot 1: South Africa, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Spain, England, Argentina, Holland
Pot 2: France, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Greece, Serbia, Denmark, Slovakia
Pot 3: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay
Pot 4: Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Honduras

My theory goes like this:

(1) The draw is likely to have been rigged in some way if South Africa completely avoids any of the following teams:

Pot 2: France or Portugal
Pot 3: Ivory Coast
Pot 4: South Korea or Australia

(2) The draw is almost surely to have been rigged if South Africa final draw comprises, from each pot, the following teams:

Pot 2: Slovenia or Slovakia
Pot 3: Algeria
Pot 4: North Korea, New Zealand or Honduras

(3) The draw is definitely 100% shamelessly rigged if South Africa's group ends up looking like this:

South Africa / Slovakia / Algeria / Honduras

(4) The draw is definitely not rigged if South Africa's group looks like this:

South Africa / Portugal / Ghana / South Korea

And while I'm at it, here's my vision of the deadliest possible group of death:

Spain / France / Ivory Coast / Australia


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