Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Once upon a time in DURBAN.....


As most of you know I was in durban this past weekend and boy did I have a blast. I havent been to durban in like 6 years or so not sure im getting old so the memories are going....hehe So I left O.R Tambo on friday at 4pm, filled with expectation and nerves hoping to have a good time and meet great people. I needed the break but I think the main purpose of the weekend was to meet up with the durban bloggers. The Jhb bloggers have a thing or two to learn about throwing a blog meet as this blog meet was awesome and the people were great, even the non bloggers.

The blog meet was held at 2GO in musgrave, well it could have been held at the bottom of the indian ocean and it would have still have been a blast. I got to the place and was immediately greeted very warmly by zahira (Awesomeness personified) and from there the night just got better. I met r (The VIP), mak(on the frontlines), saf (the mastermind of this great event), MJ (MA BOI !!!!!), Dew(the very sweet girl who had a hard time hearing with her scarf and has seemed to have deleted her blog hmmm), Qdee (Very nice red jacket), Joe (Very cool girl who probably thinks im weird), and waseem (The man!) . Also in attendance were BB and master of chi . Ok have I forgotten anyone if i have I do apologise. It was a blast hey I got a chance to chat with everyone and got to probably make everyone laugh with me or at me (the latter was more then often what happened). My accent was laughed at lol, that was surprising since in jhb the durbs accent is laughed at, so it was a role reversal which was pretty funny, good fun. So just want to thank safiyya for setting it up, I will return the favour for any of you guys when you come up to jhb, you guys have to come up to jhb.

Well after friday the weekend couldnt get any better but it was still great thanks to my travel buddies. I met some of the bloggers I met at the meet again during the weekend (zahira, r and saf) and I also met shirbit(thanks you too sweet) and joe.

It was really sad leaving and i wished i could stay longer. I hope to make another trip again to meet all my Durbs FRIENDS again :) I even miss waking up to the sound of the ocean. Missing you guys already and even your guys accents hehe.

Will leave you with a few pictures I took:

The View from the Hotel

A sand crocodile, it almost took my arm off!

Ok look at the cream bakkie..look at the door near the door handle can you see a padlock bolted to the car door?

THE WORSE FREAKIN RADIO DECK IN THE WORLD

The ocean, it calls to me! I didnt like the beach before but now im converted :)

Hope you guys come upto jhb

Kuwabara,Kuwabara
The Lone Writer

Oh PS..check the bloggers choice award sign above my profile, please click it and vote for me :) get your friends to vote, just vote. :) thanks

19 comments:

Infinium said...

Yesssss!!!! I beat tthem all, im the first to comment... but what can i say that you havent already covered, oh YEAH now i remember, no wait darn it, i forgot... oh well what to do...

Durbs was a blast, albeit tiring, but good tiring, i think i need a holiday now... Anyone up for a trip to Europe???

Infinium said...

sorry man, i tried to vote for your blog, but alas only bloggers can vote, and well you know im not going to get a blog, so soz bud...

Waseem said...

Hail Kman, it was good to meet you, i also had a great time, meeting some people i have met and some people for the first time.

I voted for you, hope you win.

Your accent isnt that bad, and you're a very cool and funny person, remind me of myself except much taller and cooler, also less shy

ZK said...

blurr blurr burr bleh lol
o and i voted coz i nominated now you better pimp yourself boy lol....
o and infinium i knw you bwahahahahha o and you can register and vote duh silly boy...
and mese see you soon kmans

Dew said...

lo, it was awesome meeting you too:)
Kman! you make me sound like some old lady who can't hear properly! lol, I was adjusting to the scarf okay!:P You were awesome - really friendly and talkative and maybe a bit shy.

And oh I did delete my blog by accident but it's up and running and brand spanking new now.

infinium said...

lol, i know but i will not register, thats my point, i dont want to register for it...

Shame man dude, Dew is right, you made her sound like (to quote her words) an "old lady who can't hear properly!" lol, although i don't think anyone would have noticed that, but now that you mention it... Need i say more, lol

Damn im bored today, maybe i should finish my work, naaaahhhh... next week looks like a good work week...

Muhammad said...

Yo was great finally meeting you man! Next time givem e a headstart we need to hook up at the beach and other fun stuff :P

Keep on Keepin' on.

Salaams.

M.qeb

safiyyamk said...

lol u are most welcome!!! glad u guys had a great time!

jhb bloggers need to learn a thing or two... ;)

Libra said...

Welcome back. And getting laughed at for your accent is a profound experience...gives one perspective. However there is probably a whole other system of theory to explain getting laughed at by Durban Indians for your accent.

Salma said...

Welcome back from Durban K-man :)
Nice pictures! i'm so glad you had much fun there :)
I voted for you without thinking;) hope you win.

Shiraz said...

Good to meet you, Kman, and the other guys. The night was a blast - next time we ask for a round table.

So now that you've returned to Jhb are you back to wearing a scarf and high heels?

Dew said...

infinium: GRRR #@$$@@@##!!

haha, lol Shiraz I forgot about that. You can have my scarf K, but heels? well I don't have much heels.I can lend you small pumps though.

Infinium said...

Hey hey hey, why be the people getting angry with me?? i didn't do anything... lol...

The K-man said...

infi: MA BOI! the man has caught a case of blog commentitis. hehe, Thanks for trying to vote.

waseem: Was brilliant meeting you aswell. And thanks for your vote :) My accent lol. thanks for the compliments man, but you cool to.

zk: Hey i say blur properly hehe :) Cya soon :)

dew: Hehe dew thanksa and you not an old lady hehe, you a lovely young lady ok :) I wasnt that talkative or friendly before, but im very happy that I am. But i will always be shy :)

Muhammad: Likewise man, was awesome meeting you and next time ill give you advanced notice hehe.

safiyya: Thanks again :) you too sweet and you right jhb bloggers must learn :P

libra: Hahaaha. Well when you can laugh at yourself it teaches you to be down to earth. I was laughed at and i laughed at myself, it was all good fun :)

salma: :) hey thanks you too sweet, probably the sweetest in all of egypt :) thanks

shiraz & dew: lol@ my scarf and high heels. lol hahahaha you remembered hehe. Wel its going well and im looking glamourous hehe. Whats your size dew i my take you up on your offer :P

Fatima said...

tsk i feel insulted at the first paragraph!
no like it u!

i like the padlock on the bakkie :) that's a brilliant idea man :D

r said...

Hmmm.. so mr kman, how much has your head swollen after reading these comments..? =P

@infini.. its cool boi, work is overrated. its not like you'r a chemical engineer or somethin..

Priya said...

awwww you met bloggers...it makes all of this seem so real :)
love the ocean too

Infinium said...

bleh!!!! even when i register on this blogger thing, i still cant vote... btw i honestly did not know that i was registered since July 2006!!!! wth??

The Phantom Infi said...

Uhm that might have been the Phantom Infi that registered you on blogger infi, tee hee hee