Somewhere inbetween.


I have this urgent feeling of needing to blog about something, but I can’t quite find what it is. So I am writing this half-assed post in the hope that I find it.

Things are quiet at the moment. Quiet is very good. Not quiet in the sense of builders not drilling in my ear every single day (until December, preserve my fragile soul. I think they are drilling a causeway to Australia right there in our cold room. That is my only explanation for how it can go on day after day), but quiet on the life falling on my head front.

I scanned the jobs in Cape Town the other day. I do this sometimes when it starts to get cold and dark here. I look for jobs for the BFG, not for me, because I don’t mind too much what I do, but he has an awesome job, and it would take something awesome to get him to leave it. No such luck. In fact, as a friend pointed out, the only way we could find that kind of work in Cape Town is if we took it there ourselves. I don’t know if this is true but I suspect it is and that is pretty depressing cos both the BFG and I are little lemming-sheep. We are no entrepeneurs. We need to work for someone. Sad but true.

But my heart will not let me give up just yet. Countries that have the right kind of work include Korea, the US, India, Japan and obviously here. There are options out there in the world if you know where to look. So why do I keep looking in Cape Town? I’m like the girl who couldn’t let go.

I am planning my holiday to South Africa for January. I can’t wait. It will be hothothot. I want to drive across the country and stop at places like Bethlehem and count the PEP stores along the way. Amongst other things of course.

Yip, I am the girl who couldn’t let go. Should I be ashamed of this?

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LadyFi
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 13:14:59

    Not ashamed but proud of who you are and where you come from!

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  2. Ches
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 13:36:36

    Hell no! Being ashamed will make you like all the rest Po……I think you should just come home! :)

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  3. momcat
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 14:22:40

    I'm always popping into pep. In fact I always start my shoe shopping there! Cape Town is beautiful. Always obey your instincts!

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  4. quartercenturycrisis
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 14:52:23

    Definitely nothing to be ashamed of at all! This will always be your homeland, even it it's not always your home, so I think the pull to return here is natural.

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  5. 6000
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 15:35:41

    I think that wanting to count Pep stores is something to be ashamed of.

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  6. Spear The Almighty
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 16:38:06

    I do the same thing. I even nearly boaught a Mug & Bean there just to go back.

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  7. Tamara
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 17:23:25

    You're coming to SA?! YAY! Any chance you'll be in Jozi at all?

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  8. Gillian
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 18:36:35

    WOW you are coming to South Africa? Want to stop in for a REAL braai?

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  9. po
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 03:36:34

    Ladyfi: aw thank you! But what I mean is that people seem to say that not being able to let go of things is bad, cos you are not able to live or something. I don't know. But I am alive. So its all ok :)Ches: well am coming for a visit anyway!momcat: obey your thirst! hehe. Pep is the bomb :)qcc: thanks. I figure it could be quite annoying and a bit pathetic to other people though. I don't talk about it at all in my real life so I spout all my thoughts here instead. Abusing the blogging community.6000: no shame there! It was our thing on climbing trips, almost every town even if it only had two houses, seemed to have a liquor store and a Pep. We would always play spot the Pep.Spear almighty: hectic. I think you and I are quite similar in that way. The thought of owning a coffee shop in SA has crossed my mind many a time. Only one problem, I could not be the boss of anybody.Tamara: Ahhhh good question! The only thing I normally ever see of Jozi is the airport on the way in and out! But I would love to meet Jozi bloggers! I have no other reason to go to Jozi though, no family or friends, and it is like a foreign place to me. Where would we stay??? Where are the hotels??? Will have to think about the logistics of this.Gillian: hehe sounds good :)

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  10. SonnyVsDan
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 03:46:44

    what's he do? maybe we can find you an entrepeneur that will do the complicated stuff for you!

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  11. Godfrey Senne
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 11:56:38

    I hope you enjoy holiday in Jan.

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  12. EEbEE
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 01:30:03

    you are coming just before the world cup…all you will see are unfinished building sites and construction workers on strike.If your dates are not set in stone try come after the 2010 hubbub. It's maily the big cites that are affected though. if you are going to Bethlehem and…Pofadder you'll be fine.

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  13. po
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 03:14:44

    Sonnyvsdan: I like the way you think! He does computer simulations of car/train/bus plane driveability, including F1!Godfrey: thank you! I have to admit I am looking forward to it SO much.EEbEE: hmmmm, have never been to Pofadder. One crucial question though, does it have a Pep? If yes then I'm sold.

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  14. BecauseIcan
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 13:32:10

    Follow your instincts little lemming.. CapeTown is apparently very pretty.Oh and I like sonny's idea BTW!As for your visit in Jan.. will you be checking out the pepstores in dirtbin?? If so, there is a bunnychow in it for you ;-)

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  15. sarah
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 17:46:34

    japan japan jaaaapan…! come to japan!wow. we would have so much fun!

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  16. mylifescape
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 19:39:14

    There are things we should let go of… remembering where you are from or loving those quirky things about SA is not one of them! Holidays, even if they are coming "home" are fun! Those funky towns are just so SA i love doing the same thing!

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  17. po
    Oct 20, 2009 @ 03:39:24

    BecauseIcan: Dirtbin is my first stop! Bunnychow here I come! Maybe I should have a sunrise chip n cheese for old time's sake, but then again, maybe not.Sarah: if an opportunity arose in Japan I would seriously consider it, based mostly on the tales from your blog!mylifescape: thank you my dear. I will never let go of those things. ever.

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  18. angel
    Oct 23, 2009 @ 01:10:43

    Ooooh I do hope we can have a get-together when you get here!!

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