Monday, December 21, 2009

How do you say Merry Christmas in afrikaans?

My two best friends this year are South African. It’s a bit of a cultural clash. A lot of things get lost in translation but we have also a lot in common. It’s funny how two dudes from South Africa can remind me a lot of my friends back in Quebec. When they talk cricket, I imagine a bunch of Pakistani dudes playing hockey. But I can actually kind of understand the whole sport now. Because it is an actual sport. We are not talking about Ultimate Frisbee or bowling here. Cricket is serious shit. But yeah, the passion they exude for their sport is the same as a Habs fan that bleeds bleu-blanc-rouge. But yeah, at first, I didn’t understand a word they were saying. ‘Hey Bru, kak lekker whatever Raah Rahh Rah Rah’ I just nodded and asked for precisions when they were done screaming to each other.

When we came to Japan, we were told this was also for internationalization. Well I’m internationalized now. And for the sake of cultural exchange, we decided to create a club to celebrate our one true love, drinking. Every Thursday we drink and change the world, we talk about how to save the planet and discuss poetry and Renaissance music…. (well at least that’s what I remember on Friday morning). I’m going to Vietnam and Laos with these two clowns for Christmas. As offensive and annoying as they can be, these dudes are really good people. When I go back to Montreal next year, I’ll surely be looking for some guys who have as much drive and determination (for drinking) and hope that my friends will still have what it takes (to tell me how metro I am with my V-necks). If they don’t, I might wanna climb in there (on a plane) and go back to my life of nomihodais and Genie.

(To get a sample of the South African accent, click on : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLPSo86NZDI&feature=related )

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
P

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too brother!
Dont get arrested!

Joey!

Maxime said...

Musique de Chambre et Poèmes? ok il est grand temps que tu reviennes.... les cols en V ca va, mais ça? c'est innacceptable! Je demande que tu te retires du pool de Hockey dès maintenant.. hehe

Amuses-toi bien au Vietnam, mon leur que le Tsunami c'est rien par rapport à toi...

How do you say Merry Christman in afrikaans?

I'd it goes like this: Tiktouktiktiktak (for everyone who reads this don't get mad, i'm just making fun of their funny langage)

Peace bro

Max! aka numéro 3 dans le pool

Thunderstorm said...

Joyeux Noël P-Pourquoi! Laos et Vietnam durant les fêtes?

Tu prendras un bucket à ma santé lorsque tu dévaleras une des ramifications du Mékong en tubing!

Take care man,
Guillaume

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

The more you shall honor Me,
the more I shall bless you.
-the Infant Jesus of Prague
(<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

trustNjesus, bro,
and wiseabove to Seventh-Heaven...
cuzz the only other realm aint too cool.
God bless your indelible soul.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

The more you shall honor Me,
the more I shall bless you.
-the Infant Jesus of Prague
(<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

trustNjesus, bro,
and wiseabove to Seventh-Heaven...
cuzz the only other realm aint too cool.
God bless your indelible soul.