13 September 2005

It's Publicised!

Well my dear old loyal readers. If you want still to keep track of my life then you will need to click on the link below. This blog is still under construction and will only be updated when I leave this fucking small island. Keep track what is the latest news in Africa and if you want to come and visit, just give me a call or drop an email. Everyone is welcome accept those who do not want to give a little bit of .....you know what I mean, right? So, Tanzania, here I come!

Here is the link to my new blog:

http://gvdheevertz.blogspot.com

08 September 2005

Departure Information!

Well my good old friends, I know I have stated in my previous posting that that will be it, but I can not just leave this island without updating you when I will actually leave. My departure date still stands for the first time ever on the 15th September 2005 at 19:35 Mauritian time. For Germany, it will be 17:35 and I will arrive on home soil at 24:05 Mauritian time and 22:05 German and South African time. It’s been really a pleasure to know all you good people out there.

My South African Mobile NO. +27 83 400 0646

Dat’s from da Bru for now,

03 September 2005

Farewell (for now at least) to All My Loyal Readers!

Yes, it is Saturday morning. A morning after a night of heavy drinking and I do feel like shit this morning. "Babelaas" or "Vinyard Flue" is the translated version in South Africa for morning sickness for alcohol. I guess by now you guys know that. Gordon's dictionary, right?

So, this will be my last update on this blog and I have started a new blog. I just need to keep it a bit personal for now and I have not forwarded my address to anyone, but I will do it in due coarse. I just have to finish so much work in the next week or so and you guys know how quickly the time goes when you are leaving. My departure date is now 15 September and I will be in Tanzania around the first week in October. It is now the end of my final chapter in a really not so good book story and hopefully the next one will be better. I have to admit that I appreciate the time that I've spent and that I got to know so many good people. You will always be in my heart and thoughts and I will keep in contact, I promise.

There were so many fun times and just as many "not so fun times", but everything leads up to the story that I can tell my grandchildren one day. This will be closing another chapter in The Gordon's Book of Life and I'm taking everything that I can. I just hope that you guys will remeber me as a South African with a lot of pride and joy. To my next story!

Good Bye Mauritius!

02 September 2005

If I Aint Got You!

I've been there before
But that life's a bore
So full of the superficial

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you

Some people search for a fountain
Promises forever young
Some people need three dozen roses
And that's the only way to prove you love them

And in a world on a silver platter
And wondering what it means
No one to share, no one who truly cares for me


Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you

If I ain't got you with me baby
Nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
If I ain't got you with me baby

01 September 2005


South Africa vs Germany (3-2) - Guess who won the drinking battle!


There is always Germans in my life. I guess I'm a German magnet, but they all can party really hard - Anne, John, Lars and Kevin


Sunset on the most beautiful place in the world with my german friend Anne!

23 August 2005

Weekend of Drinking Madness!

Well this weekend I prepared myself for yet another disappointment. It was the farewell of my German buddy Sandrine. Good bye my friend and I hope that I will see you in Berlin. Thank you for being part of the best 7 months of my life. It was a shit load of fun and many hangovers later.

Friday night was quite a bit a quiet night. I just didn’t have any energy left to spare after Thursday night’s heavy drinking session. Das was nicht gut! Saturday evening we went to Kenzi for Sandrine’s last farewell and a bit of live music. A bit of Blues, Jazz and Espagnol Muzik! No, it wasn’t the Spaniards if that is what you all are thinking. Around midnight I took everyone home and I knew I wasn’t finished yet.

I went to Buddah’s new night club. It was even 10minutes and I had new friends again. Yeah, all the way from Hamburg, Germany. God, I swear I’m a German magnet. I think it is because they can party really hard. Anyway, good couple of beers, couple of flaming sambucas and at least 5 tequila’s later and I was on the role to party. Around two, I decided to go home. Lucky or should I say unluckily Bruce was still awake! I convinced him the party was good and we went back to Buddah. Fuck, I don’t know much after, but I remember we sat on the beach and I told Bruce exactly where I met my girl and told him my heart problems. “ Dronk verdriet!” I don’t know what time we got back home, but Bruce took great care of me.

I couldn’t even make it to my kitchen door, so Bruce brought me my mattress, pillows and my blanky. Thanx bru, you are a life saver. Bruce even took the evidence of how well the night went. Check the pic’s out!

Believe me when I tell you guys that I felt it the next morning. I was empty, drained, physical end mentally unstable. I heard that my lisp was actually huge because of all the alcohol! All and all, relatively an OK weekend and will see what will happen next! My Anne buddy will be back. Girl, the Green Island is stocked and ready to use.

So, I hope you guys all had great weekends and I will update soon again.

Allez.


Alles Klar!


I love my Pillow! What's wrong with that?


Evidence of the night before!


A gift from Sandrine - A personal portrait of Johnny Bravo or Me! Fucking Awesome!


A gift from Sandrine - A personal portrait of Bruce and his girl!

19 August 2005

Friday Morning Joke!

A Johannesburg traffic officer pulled a car over and told the driver that because he had been wearing his seat belt he had just won R5 000,in an Arrive Alive safety competition.

Being a Mozambician, the driver could hardly believe his luck. "What are you going to do with your cash?" asked the traffic cop.

"Well I guess I'm going to get a drivers licence," he answered.

"Oh, don't listen to him," yelled a woman in the passenger seat. "He tries to be smart when he's drunk."

This woke up the guy in the back seat who took one look at the cop and moaned, "I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car."

At that moment there was a knock from the boot and a voice said, "Are we over the border yet?"

The cop fainted.

11 August 2005

Man, I do not want to be caught like that!

Don't just shoot your mouth!


A bloke is standing in a queue at the Super Market when he notices
that the
sexy blonde behind him raising her hand and smiling hello to him.

He is quite taken aback that such a looker would be waving to him,
and
although familiar, he can't place where he might know her from. So he
says
"Sorry, do you know me?"

She replies "I maybe mistaken, but I thought you might be the father
of one
of my children!"

His mind shoots back to the one and only time he has been
unfaithful...
"Wow" he says "Are you that strip-o-gram on my stag night that I
shagged on
the snooker table in front of all my mates whilst your mate whipped
me with
some wet celery and put a cucumber up my ....?"


"Um, No," she says, "I'm your son's English Teacher"

10 August 2005

Life with Agony!

The word “Agony” totally explains the way I feel right now. I’m still on this fucking shit small island, Ach….whatever! Anyway, let’s get on with it.

So, last week was Jess’s final stretch on the island and I have to say that Elvis has left the building or island for that matter. Jess wanted us to go and say good bye to her favourite place on the island, so we went all down to Le Souffleur. It is beautiful there, but I still prefer Gris Gris. Fuck, those Americans got me so far lost and I ended up in Soulliac. We can excuse them because we all know they drive on the wrong side of the road anyway. Great day, great friends!

Saturday Bruce and I were so frustrated and we decided to take out our anger on our driving skills, but safely to say, it was not on the roads. We went down to that Go-Kart track close to Port Louis. Fucking Expensive! Rs380 + VAT for 10 minutes. Man, was that great fun! Of coarse as usual, I took full advantage of the situation and that “slicks” smelt like burnt rubber after 700 laps in 10 minutes. Or it felt rather like 700 laps in 10 minutes. Hehehehehe……… Bruce actually decided that the tyre barrier was easier then being lap twice. All and all, great fun, but very expensive I should say.

Saturday, ach….. my boys back home kicked real ass! Go Bokke! Ja, the Springboks (South African National Rugby Team) kicked the number 1 ranked country in the world, All Blacks from New Zealand ass by fucking them up 22 – 16. What a game and it shows you that our boytjies back home are made of steel. Great Game and Great Spirit! Poor old Sandrine had to leave the flat because Bruce and I could not be quiet. In fact, we were very loud, but that’s nothing, wait until you see us back home.

All said and done and now, please check out the pic’s.


Me, Jess and the Terrible Indian Twins. Gundi & Gunda!


Bruce and the Yanks, Uma & Jess!


Le Souffleur!


Gordon alia Michael Schumacher around the PHOENIX corner to snatch up victory!


Gordon alia Michael Schumacher going through the final corner to take victory!


Bruce think he has won the soccer world cup!


Bruce through the tyre barrier!


OH god, Look at that face! I see a lot of steak on this pic.


Anne or Uma, Check out your wheels. Doing 160km/h around a corner.

05 August 2005

Will it be Grape Juice?

Yeah, it’s that time again and yet another mate is leaving. It seems by now that I will definitely grow old on this island. Mom, please send me a return air ticket back home. I want to get off this fucking island. Just kidding! My NEW date for leaving will be around 2nd September 2005 maybe 2006. Yeah, what fucking ever!

Tonight, we will have Jessica’s farewell party at Uma’s Inn. Guess who will be the “Braai Master” again. What I wouldn’t do for my mates? If I’m right, it is Jess’s 10th month on the island and I have to admit it seems like I have known this chick forever. I think she has done her rounds and now it’s time to pack up and go. Everyone’s time will come to an end in the same manner. The question is only when. But I have to think that it’s the kind of party where a lot of mates will say good bye to one another. Uma is leaving for India on Sunday morning for 3 weeks, Bruce has his court case today and he might be off by next week and Jess will be leaving on Sunday evening. This will be the end for a lot of friendships.

Maybe sub-consciously I use this evening just for another reason for a hard drinking session. No, I’m kidding. I have dealt with so many losses during the past year that maybe I’m immune to this sort of thing. I do not really think that someone can get immune to loose real close friends at all. It just fucking sucks and it starts all over again. Hopefully I will not be totally alone. Uma and Jess will be gone (Uma only for 3 weeks hopefully) and Bruce might be out of here by next week. Sandrine will move in at my place around the 11th and my buddy from Germany and Uma will come back around the 27th. Sandrine will leave the island around the 22nd and I’ve tried to convince her to stay one week later, but she refused adamantly. But, hopefully for my last week we will have a great party. Anne, Uma and I will take the word party, seriously. Yeah, that’s more the way I like it.

I just feel very sad for poor old Nachi. What I’ve learned during the past months is that you will always loose people very dear to you and you just need to deal with it appropriately. Of course, there is a time to be sad and a time to be happy, but you should not let things get you down. Nachi my boy, take the time and greave and we will always be there for you when you need to talk about it. You are one of us, even though you are all the way from India! I just want to tell you that things will get better and you need to go on. If your relationship with Jessica was really that strong and worthwhile, you will get to see her again in the future. Believe me, you only realize how important things are to you once you’ve lost it, but it’ll all work out later as you moved on. You will see! For Bruce, man, I do not know what the fuck to tell you. I know you are going through a really tough time, but like I always tell you; do not spend your life worrying what might happen. I know it’s frightening, but you have to stand strong. What is the worst they can do you? Life takes you on highs and it brings you right down to your very lows, but remember, you have your life to live for. They can not take it away from you. Maybe your freedom, but definitely not your heart and soul! Keep strong boy and believe! It is all that you have right now so make the best of it.

I’m still dealing with my great loss of love and it’s been really difficult. It gets easier as you go on, but she still occupies my mind and my heart and that’s making it really difficult for me. I wish I knew how she handles it, but for me, fuck, it sucks. Maybe I should go back to what I know best. Hump and dump just so many chicks and do not allow them into your heart. I wake up 2, 3, 4am in the morning and the only thing that I can think off is her. I’ve tried the option to release her, but that’s not working either until I get a definite decision out of her. So, in the mean time I’m only floating in the air. What else can I do? How do you go on with your life if you have unsolved issues that really affect the life that you need to live? Ach….fuck, whatever.

So, it’s weekend again and I know I’m going to try to have a good one. I hope all of you out there will do the same. Enjoy!

01 August 2005

Starring at the Sun!

What can I say? I think my blog speaks for itself. This blog only gets updated when I have time on my hands or when one of you guys complain about an old topic that heads my blog for longer then expected. Lately, I’ve been doing quite a bit of site seeing and I’m trying to visit all the places (before I leave of coarse) that I’ve neglected during my stay due to unforeseen circumstances.

Well, last week I posted a couple of my pictures that was taken during our visit to Tamarin Falls. The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” says it all and the photos do say it all. The site seeing was amazing and The Brady Bunch, just let say we’ll leave it there. All and all, it was really a great day. I just would like to comment on what Jessica mentioned on her blog about the incident that involved herself, Nachi and me. Well, there are not enough words that could describe the incident. The fact of the matter was that you can definitely dress up a little arrogant fat headed Indian called Nachi, but for sure as hell sake you can not take that little shit anywhere. He tries to fucking eat each and every plant that looks chowable and he fucking thinks he’s a monkey. (Hehehehehe) OK, I think I need to stop to make an example out of him. Showed you that you need to eat much more “Pap en Vleis” to take me on. Stick to the curry bru!

It’s been quite a hectic week and the good news from this week is that my plant has been handed officially over to the Operation and Maintenance team. That is awesome to know, because it means that my life will get a little bit easier and I can say in a kind of a way that “OUR MISSION IS ACCOMPLISHED”. I got my Renault Clio back after repairs due to the incompetence (of something that I really knew) of a Mauritian driver that drove into the back of a bus. No real hard damage was caused, but asking him after the accident what happened and he replies with “Uhm you see, this morning I took some medicine and while I was driving, I kind of just blacked out”. For god sake, if you take medicine and you are not fit to do what you are suppose to do, stay the fuck at home and leave my car alone. Jesus, what the fuck more do I need to say? Anyways, he has been fired from his employer. Coming back to my story, the Clio looks really good, but now I need to sell her. She has been really good to me during the past year or so. I actually think I could drive one someday, but we just need to inform the French engineers that 1.6litre engine might work a bit better then a 1.4litre.

The sad news for this week is that I’ve decided to break all communications with a girl that I really love to give ourselves time to think about what we really want. I really hope this will not be a permanent fixture and I hope that she will decide what she really wants from this relationship and me. I just can not go on like this anymore and I hope that she will call me soon to inform me about her decision. This is the only way out and if she doesn’t call me before I leave this island, then it will be it. I need to go on and I need to plan my future. This is not to place extra pressure on her, but I think five months is more than enough to know what you really feel or want from someone or a relationship. To be quite honest and I think you all know, that this girl is in my head and in my heart and I just need to have her in my life. I know how she feels and in what situation or position she’s in, but there are two of us in this relationship and it does not help us to be in the situation that we are in right now. Don’t get me wrong, she really means the world to me and I do not want to end it here. There is absolutely nothing more that I can do or say to convince her how I feel about her and what I’m prepared to do for her and she just needs to go and sit down and think over this past five months or so. Edina, you are the only one that I need in my life and definitely the only one that I want in my life. We can sort out later how we will go about this relationship, but you need to realize that you are killing this relationship by not making that change. You wrote to me in that book that you gave me for my birthday that IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT WILL BECOME BETTER ONCE IT CHANGE, BUT FOR IT TO BECOME BETTER IT NEEDS TO CHANGE. You have said yourself that I’ve change your world and I showed you how it should be, but sometimes I only wonder if it was only words. What more do you really need to think about? Just give me any answer before I leave this island to set my mind at ease, please. I miss you girl.

So, Bruce and I were and are still pretty down for the past two weeks. Sitting at home and working on each others nerves and that is not good for our health. So I have decided that we needed to get out this weekend. Try to have fun and try not to think about our mid life crisis’s. Saturday night we moved our asses down to Kenzi for a couple of beers and guess what we found there? LIVE MUSIC again with Pascal the diver and the other Mauritian bloke that normally played drums in the past. It was really fucking awesome to see Kenzi back on the move. Pascal even played Johnny Clegg’s CROSSING and we were really in a party mood. Great fun! Afterwards, we decided to move our fat asses all the way to Buddah Bar. Fuck, it was windy and rainy, but the party was on. The only thing was that the shutters weren’t closed. But, it was really good as well!

Sunday we decided to do a bit of adventure exploring. We went all the way to the east and got a couple of great pictures. Eventually we got on a boat and set sail for the one and only Isle Aux Cerf. What a KAK place I have to add. The photos of the island are totally different from the real thing. It is beautiful, but it has only this small fucking beach covered with local people. 2 Hours there was more than enough! The fun part of this whole expedition was that the skipper of our speedboat was young and reckless and the sea was not calm at all. Try to imagine these two big blokes in the front of a speed boat that is basically “cruisen” on top of the water. That chicken curry did not stay in for long, if you know what I mean! But, it was great fun. After returning to shore, I decided to go and show Bruce Mahebourg. It was windy, but it was worth the trip. I learned that Mauritius got her name from the Dutch inhabitants and she was named after Maurice von Nassau. I do not think I got his surname quite right, but I think it is close enough. We toured down to Blue Bay and there we were soaked under a cloud break and there was nothing blue about Blue Bay at all.

Anyways, all and all I think it was a relatively great weekend. Not so much booze involved, but definitely a lot of food (meaning not necessarily good food). So, that was it. Please check the new photos out that I’ve posted for our weekend’s adventure. Couple of great pictures and look at me, I’m loosing weight AGAIN! Can see that the German has returned back to her home country. NO MORE LEKKER GERMAN FOOD AT ALL. PLEASE, COME BACK BABY!

Chow for now,


Belle Mare - Me and my Renault Clio!


Isle Aux Cerf - Heaven?


Isle Aux Cerf - The most famous beach if I can call it that!


Isle Aux Cerf - Port whatever!


Isle Aux Cerf - Rainy and Windy!


Mahebourg - Dutch influence!


Isle Aux Cerf - My local porter!


Belle Mare - Bruce, I told you to be carefull.


Mahebourg - Really windy!

26 July 2005


Anne's Party - Edina and I!


Anne's Party - Group photo!


Grand Baie - Bruce, this says it all. Peanuts for Rs60.00


Tamarin Falls - Smile and Cheese. Fuck, know my camera is broken!


Tamarin Falls - Anyone knows these people?


Tamarin Falls - Who the fuck is this??


Vacoas - It's harvesting season again!


Tamarin Falls - Times are changing. Old suger slave and the rececent suger cane cutter! Bruce & Nachi


Tamarin Falls - Suger Cane Cutter Bruce!


Tamarin Falls - Beautifull and Amazing!


Tamarin Falls - Amu and Nachi


Grande Baie - Drunken Party with Wayne!


Flic en Flaq - Our famous beach!


Flic en Flaq - Saturday Morning Blues!

Our own Photographer of Note!

These beautifull pictures were supplied by our own photographer all the way from Florida, USA. They were taken on her recent visit to Tanzania, my next LIFE.

Amu, they are great shots and you got front page of my blog.


Tanzania - Beautiful Site Seeing!


Tanzania - These donkeys forgot their pajama's!


Tanzania - Cheetah Gallore!


Tanzania - Lioness on Alert!

21 July 2005

Faith or Destiny!

No more of these sobby excuses for not updating my blog. I’ve really been busy these last couple of weeks and I’m trying to accept that change will occur soon. I guarantee you guys that change are not the easiest things to accept in someone’s life, but like someone once told me: “It does not mean it will be better once it changes, but for it to be better it needs to change”. Harsh words, but it really means a lot.

I’m not just thinking of myself. I’m thinking of all of you guys whose lives will be affected once one of us moves on to follow our life paths. Soon it will be Jessica that will leave. I think of the impact she had on our lives. May it be good or bad, our lives will be affected once she leaves. I’m trying to think of everyone who would be happy to see her to back at home, our friends in Germany who she will go and visit and the friends that she will leave behind in Mauritius. It is just such a fucking big change and we will all remember what impact she made on our lives. I’m not trying to make a sad story out of this issue. I’m trying to understand of how each one of our lives will change once me move on and how this change will affect the lives of the others that will be left behind.

I’m thinking of my life. I’m thinking of how my life will affect the life of Uma, Bruce, Nachi, Phillip & Annelize and everyone I know that will be left behind here. Then I think how happy my parents & friends back home will be to see me. Even though it may only be for a short time. Then I think when I have to leave South Africa to follow my career. How all my friends and family’s lives would change again! I’m not arrogant and I’m not depressive. It is a very important experience that I have to go through and I realized this, because of the impact that it has on my life right now.

Then I think of the conversation that I had with Wayne and Bruce on Faith or Destiny. Of course, we have to follow our hearts and careers at the same time and for us to believe in what we are doing is right, we say we have to believe in faith. It is like we need some kind of confirmation that what we are doing is the right thing. Faith is a very difficult term and it goes hand in hand with religion and your up bringing from childhood. Then I think of the term destiny. We use this word actually as an excuse for everything that happens in our lives. I believe that our lives are planned out for us even before we were born and that is our destiny. We just need to experience "the life" while you are on your way to your destiny. Confused? Let me explain.

This is my beliefs and the only way I can try to explain my existence and the reason for life. Our lives are set out for us even before we are born. You are bound to meet all the people that were “suppose” to cross your on our life path. You are only living the life and you should experience the good and the bad of it. Then I think of when something really bad happens to us and then to get a reasonable answer for this happening, we say it was our destiny. Yeah, it was our destiny to be in that situation and while you are in that situation you should learn from it, because if you don’t, it will happen again and it might be even worse than the previous time. We all need personal growth and for that to happen, you have to experience good and bad situations.

The big situation I have to deal with in my life right now is my relationship with a girl that I truly love. A girl that showed what life was all about and according to her, she feels the same. But because of circumstances, our lives are really screwed up at this point in time and I need to find a solution to control my life better. You can always listen to advice and I normally try to reason this out with my closest friends, but at the end of the day it will be my decision, my feeling and my life that I need to sort out. Of course there is a lot of decisions that needs to be taken from her side for us to know exactly where we stand at this point of time in our relationship. I’ve tried to fit her into my life by doing one big mistake. We have skipped the most important phase of our relationship and that is by doing the fundamentals correct. It was a relationship on a crash course and I do feel it is wrong. The funny thing is that we both feel very strong over this relationship, but the basics were not done correctly and now we sit in a very fragile situation. Relationships were supposed to be only natural and it felt that we forced the issue. It is now the time to sit and gather our thoughts on how we want to proceed with this relationship. One thing is for certain, I know that this is my girl and I do want to spend a lot of years with her.

I’ve been single for such a long time and I decided that I do not want to get involve with someone just for the sake of having a relationship. I’ve decided that I need to grow personally to the person I needed to be. I needed love myself before I could love anyone. Then this girl came into my life. My life was perfect and I could open my heart to someone that really wanted to be part of my life. She became part of me and our feelings for each other are so strong that we both are afraid of what might happen. For me personally, it was very difficult to open up. But for us to be together a lot of things needs to change and we have now to decide now on how to proceed. The easiest way out, we say to ourselves that we need to have faith and if destiny allows for it, we will be together. What kind of test of character? Logic tells me that if we survive this phase in our relationship, everything will be OK afterwards. My question is why you want to test this relationship? For what? Then I think by myself that I am maybe just too afraid to loose her. She is really a great girl and she means the world to me and she is just soooo special.

For now, we would need to wait and see the outcome. I just do not have enough faith to risk someone this special. Edina, I just need to tell you that I do love you and I miss you. Girl, I think of you.

27 June 2005

2 Steps Behind You!

Wow, I can not believe it is more than a month ago since my last posting. I’m probably only joining the club of what I call: “Blogging Faders”. I decided to update now, because there is some people who still finds my postings interesting.

The reason for not updating my blog is purely because of the fact that my girl is in town and I tried to spend as mush time as possible with her. 17 May was probably the greatest day for me on the island. I never could believe that someone would ever come back to this “fucking shit small island” just for me. Edina’s direct words! Seriously, I could never imagine that someone has so much will power to do the things that means so much to them. Well, the beginning was really awkward. I was happy that my girl was back here, but I had to deal with so much more issues that I never really thought off.

For starters, I haven’t live with someone for about 4 years now. I was really use to live alone, sleep alone and cook for myself. I only had to think of myself. Now, there is someone living with me and I had to consider her feelings and priorities as well. The second issue is that we are from two totally different worlds. European thinking is so much different from the way Africans think. I would never recommend an international relationship, but I can honestly say that Edina taught me so much in such a small space of time. Things are going really great and she extended her stay in Mauritius with one week. She really means the world to me. I get this questions so many times from people that are really close to me. The question: What will happen after she leaves? The answer: I really don’t know. She said she is really committed and she needs to go back and finish her dissertation. In the mean time I need to go to Tanzania. I’ve signed a 15 month contract before I even knew her. What now? I will have to wait and see how we will progress after she leaves. I will only say then how this relationship will continue or if it will continues. Man, you will have to believe in faith.

So, now my date for leaving the island in at the end of July 2005! One week in Johannesburg and then off to Dar es Salaam! Fuck, the real African bush. God, what the fuck made me want to go in the first place. MONEY! Now, I sit in two minds. Edina & Money! Which one will come first? Uhm…. She needs to go and sort her life out and I need to go and pursue a steady career in Engineering. Honestly, I have to believe that we will see one another again, because I can say honestly that I really want to see her again and that our story is not completed as yet. This time it will be on another continent, another way of living and most probably another me. I think the secret in to adapt, is to change a bit of your life. Not necessary your personality, but the way of living. It needs a total different mind set to survive alone in a foreign country. The reason that made this island so great was the fact that there were genuinely so much great people from around the world put together into one small bread basket. I have to add Kenzibar and Buddha bar as well. Different flavours, different mind sets, different goals and dreams. That is really a good recipe for a successful social life and it is great.

I have to come and understand the way German girls think. I have really a lot of respect for them. Take for instance my good old buddy all the way from Würzburg, Anne Scharlow. I have met her on her second visit to the island. She came back for the man of her dreams and then she came back again. She told me that she is planning to come back yet another time. God, nothing will stop these chicks to pursue what they really believe in. It is really great to know people like this. I think that I’m guaranteed of seeing them again in the not so distant future. It is people like this that make life worth living for. They are great and they believe in life.

I believe that Germany has interested me in more than one way and I need to experience it first hand. German food, German beer, German liquorices and German cars build in Germany. Kümmerling & Jägermeister sucks bru! So Germany, here I come! It will probably be around the end of next year, but I promise that I will come.

Now news from the island!

1. Mauritius is getting fucking cold.
2. The water is fucking cold.
3. No more time for kite surfing and I sold my kite.
4. I have a new favorite singer “Eric Triton”. Thanks Edina, this guy fucking sucks.
5. Sandrine’s life might change as from today. New York is Yankee stadium.
6. Anne, I hold thumbs up and all the best.
7. Amu, enjoy Tanzania and plan the Kilimanjaro trip.
8. Joël, get out the “hate people mood” and you promised Edina that you will come and visit Germany next year and I’ve witnessed it.

9. KEG’s liver strips and onions are very good, but not the mash potatoes.
10. Nachi, leave your Indian friends back in India.
11. All old ladies from now on are called “Funz”. An East German word for an old woman.......

12. I love dead Mauritians, especially on their motorbikes!
13. Bruce, I wonder if I need to redefine the term transvestite (Summer beach 17 July 2005 at 03:00).

14. Life is so shit, kak, disgusting, terrible, unacceptable, devious, crap, it is so Mauritian!

15. Le Pouce rules, but not carrying Edina’s 40kg bag up the mountain.
16. Thanks Edina for driving like a funz and bursting my front wheel. You owe me Rs250 for the tube and Rs5000 for the walk.

17. Edina enjoys crawly visitors in her SPUR goat food. We got the food for free.
18. I’ve witnessed true SCHWEINE eating, Bruce and Edina when they’re drunk.
19. Nachi and Edina, my aggressive monkey is still alive and walking freely.
20. Jess is so in love with her new pussy, but she doesn’t want to admit it.
21. Heather’s old landlord is an alcoholic and he love to shout at sweet German chicks. I would love to here the true story.

22. Miss Canada has left the building. Miss you gal. Enjoy the French boot camp.
23. Harry, welcome back to the island. See you on Monday.
24. I’m a Project manager on a water plant, not a plumber at home. Thanks Edina.
25. Nate, it looks like Mauritians love to rob only North Americans. It’s normal! Ask Jess and Heather.

26. Timo and Nafiz have disappeared from the blogging scene.
27. Germany sucks in football. Jürgen Klinsmann needs to coach them a trick called defense. Brazil rules and 3-2 was a lucky score.

28. France (the cocks) was slaughter 27-13 by the Sprinboks. Go Bokke, teach those arrogant European fuckers to play rugby for once.

29. I lost two times in table-soccer versus my girl. Fuck excuses, but now you know what it means to loose against a girl. (Editorial input from Edina Schneider) Ja, whatever. It was an old table.

30. I have a new hobby…”reading books”. Autobiography of Edina Schneider. Kind of an anatomy illustration. My personal bestseller.

31. Edina is highly qualified in looking up English words in her most famous book, the yellow Langenscheidts Schulwörterbuch all the way from Halle. Thank you Germany for making it easier to understand her.

32. I found Dorito’s on the island.
33. I learned to eat goat food.
34. I am the down-down champion on this island. Try to come and beat me.

Ok…enough news from the island. I must go to read books. Bye-Bye…Au Revoir…Cheers…Tschüss…Chiao amigo….

Bru,

23 May 2005

Salvage a Wreck!

It’s been a while since my last posting and there is only one good reason for this. I’m a nervous wreck and a workaholic. God, I never thought it would come down to this. For once, there is really good news: “She’s back.”

The past week was a really hectic week and Edina arrived on Tuesday, 17th May. I was just so relieved to see her walking through the doors of the arrival section at SSR airport. I have to admit, it took me about 3 days to realize that she is really back home. At the same time, we are busy with start-up commissioning with our water treatment plant and the shit does not stop coming. I’m physically and mentally tired and I have to keep head strong and still come back home and smile for my girl. I’ve organised a weekend with my girl in Mont Choisy and it was really great. Meat, alcohol, my bed and my girl, that is a good recipe for relieving stress. Edina, you are a great girl and I definitely do not know why I deserve you. Just being you is already more than I ever could imagine having in just one woman. You really make me happy and I just hope that I could do exactly the same for you.

So, I’m one year older, have 6 grey hairs as pointed out by Miss Edina, still a nervous wreck and so in love. This is definitely a sign of depression to come, but for now, I will only enjoy this moment. I just need to figure out how to balance my life better. Living from the one extreme to another at the same time, is not what I call fun. Please, bear with me. I have not forgotten my good old friends; I just need time for once to sort out my own life and deal with the mixed emotions.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all my friends for the great birthday wishes. I really appreciate it and I did think of you guys a lot. Keep strong!