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Mugabe sick

While the majority of facebook updates this week have been about Easter eggs, my news feed has been dominated by this. Mugabe (president of my home country) is apparently very sick and may die. For those of us who are Zimbabwean this is big news, Mugabe has brought so much pain and suffering to the country and for many his death would be a relief, maybe even a joy. I’m not going to celebrate if he dies because the man who would take over rivals Mugabe for his evilness. Also I do not think we should celebrate the death someone who is evil. What does it solve? Nothing.

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Awful

The weather, so much rain! Which meant I spent the day at the library.

The sheer amount of reading I have to do for ONE Social Work lecture.

Readings

too much reading.

Having a sinus infection and waking up all gross and blocked up.

Buttons falling off new coats. Sad panda.

The shark finning piece on 60 minutes. Come on NZ!

Awesome

Nigella Lawsons Roast Chicken Pasta, which Mr Apple and I had for dinner tonight.

This and this. I love waffles sooo much when I showed Mr Apple he actually laughed out loud.

Getting Save the Date bookmarks started (I think they’ll look awesome)

Hot chocolates made for me by Ms. Organised, who also went out to brunch with me on Saturday where I had this…

Yum

Chicken and Leek pie

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KONY 2012

Africa, and the issues that surround it will always be, I think, a topic of wide debate. The Kony video has helped many people sit up and take note of the problems that the people of Africa face. However I think (and I speak as someone from Africa) too often Africa and its people are portrayed as helpless and the rest of the world tries to be a hero. While it’s not a bad thing, I also think it is important that we listen to many perspectives and especially those who are right there. I believe that this is an important point to remember when we are going to any country that is less fortunate than us in terms of political and economic status. This lady is sharing her own view of the issue and her voice should also be heard.

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A mix of emotions!

I am a girl, which means that I am constantly changing my mood, kind of like how the weather constantly changes in NZ.

Today I am

  • Grumpy- my job makes me grumpy, when I first started in customer services I was lovely. I smiled a lot and asked people how their day was and genuinely meant it. Now I am cynical, I get annoyed at people who are rude to me and I lose my patience quickly. Seriously I think tourism and the customer services industry has stolen my soul. It makes me feel like this:
via reddit.com

via reddit.com

It’s one of the reasons I decided had to get out of the industry and go back to uni. I didn’t like that I was starting to dislike humanity. I don’t want to be that cantankerous old lady who throws things at small children. Seriously though people (myself included) really need  to work on how they treat people in customer services.

  • Sad- I don’t know why I’m sad. I am presuming it’s because I am female. Also I miss my mum and BFAHB. Oh and I miscalculated my earnings and savings by like $137 that is a bummer and means people aren’t going to get sweet smelling presents from Lush for Christmas.
  •  Grateful – I realise that this has been a bit of a depressing post but today I am grateful. I voted today.  In an election where my vote counts. In an election that won’t be rigged. In an election where I felt safe voting for who I wanted and had no fear that myself or my family would be harmed. In Zimbabwe, and indeed many places, this is not the case. I remember my art teacher in high school telling me that she went to vote and was turned away from the voting station for not being born in Zimbabwe and that she had ‘alien’ stamped on her passport. I remember that election being one where we all so strongly hoped that our voices would be heard and that Mugabe would have to step down, but in our hearts knowing that this wasn’t going to happen and that Mugabe would win through whatever means necessary be it violence, bribery or just plain rigging. New Zealanders are lucky, for all that we complain about, most of us in the first world are lucky. A while ago BFAHB found a poster that I think sums it up well:

via icanread.tumblr.com

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