Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tourists

I may be a tourist in a foreign country, but coming from a place (Stellenbosch) that sees thousands of them stream in through the "in-season", pillaging and plundering all the natural - and unnatural - resources, just to leave suddenly as the weather makes a turn for the worst, leaving nothing behind but a bad aftertaste of sauerkraut in your mouth and perhaps a stinky pair of socks (which was worn knee-high with sandals of course), there are a number of reasons why I've nurtured a disliking for many of them:

1) They show scant respect for natural wonders.
2) Public indecency is not a problem for them.
3) In fact, most of them have no concept of the term or any skaam whatsoever!
4) And they have bad, bad habits too.

For these reasons and more, I wish to disassociate myself from the stereotypical term of "tourist" and would henceforth like to be referred to as an ex-patriate of South Africa in Vietnam.

13 comments:

CAZ!!!!!! said...

Yay! I'm the 1st to post a comment!
Listen you weirdass people. My email (carolyncramer@ns2dm.co.za) does work! I just forgot to reply to you loserill! JAMMER SKAT! I'm very forgetful...I get into "the zone" at work. THANKS for the photos!!! (still speaking to lucille) I guess I should say something to you menno seeing as it's your blog. ummmmmmm mail me. How are things. ummmmmmmm life is good this side. ummmmmmmm WHO UPDATES HIS BLOG AT 6.30am!! YOU SICK MAN!!! anywhooooooooooooo
bye 4 now

henno said...

Erm, well Caz, it's one in the afternoon here :P. Will mail soon! BTW - why don't you just mail me? That wuld be kinda nice...

loesil said...

Watter deel van "I just forgot to reply to you"....of "I am very forgetful" verstaan jy nie? Sy het al laaaaankaaaaal van ons vergeet, daarom dat sy jou nie mail nie - en ek dink van nou af moet jy in Afrikaans blog - sodat die Spazm nie verstaan nie...
Pics is 'n plesier, Caz.
Hoe gaan met jou, dude?Moet asb nie dat dié blog ook verval in een van daai wat ek net die fwd-e-mails wat ek so gereeld kry (en ja wel, aanstuur ook) hier sien nie?!
As jy goeie artikels en foties en goed hier post, kan jy dit instuur vir die blogger-comp.
Tot later...

mullet said...

Wow, such an inspiring speech there. Haha. I'm afraid I dont have anything quite as deep as your ex-coleugue, or as slow as your other ex-coleague, but nice pictures dude, that be some kak funny tourist-like photos you got hold of there. And I will respect to your Ex-pat status. I on the other hand would appreciate remaining a tourist because I really dont want to say anything that implies that i live in this shit country (England, not South Africa). Latah burg

henno said...

Speech? More like a reprimand! Al, don't worry, I wouldn't wanna be called a scouzer either. Loesil: Ek's baie jammer - ek dog dit sal jou trots maak om al die goeters (ie crap) wat jy, Ruth en Alet elke dag so my inbussie meer besmet op die blog te sien? Ek's jammer dat ek jou teleurgestel het. Btw - die comp is al lankal verby - ek dog jy sou weet sienend jy vir die einste monopolie...ag ek bedoel die media-reus werk...

Justin said...

HeHe. You caaaan do it! Take her f******g head off!

Man this is classic all you pretty people giving eachother grief. Its a picture I would frame. Seems working stress getting to you all?

Time to go on vacation and well . . . be a tourist.

Love from Me

henno said...

Hehe yeah yeah, i'm just joking though, love you all to death...well most of you...make that a few of you...

loesil said...

Jou neet!Ek gee jou net tips om te verbeter - goed wat ek hier in die donker gange van die moederskip gehoor het - sodat jy volgende jaar gereed kan wees vir die ding. Maar jou ondankbare bak chunkies....ek hoop jy verloor volgende jaar!

henno said...

Wat de hel is 'n bak chunkies?

alet said...

Ek neem aan ek spring bietjie laat in die gesprek in, maar ek wil dog net 'n stelling maak: Alet voel offended rakende die verwysing na goeters/crap wat sy vir jou aanstuur. Dit was dan nou die laaste goeters/crap wat jy ontvang het.

loesil said...

Dis reg so Alet! Trek 'n Christoff op jouself en moet nooit weer iets van jou laat hoor nie!

En Henno, ek dink nie ek sal hier bekend maak wat 'n chunkies is nie - verbaas my in elk geval jy weet - sal jou later daaroor mail.
Maar 'n leidraad: dit is nogal dieselfde as daai disse (sekere bredies, milk shakes en poedings) wat ons verlede jaar opgemaak het!

henno said...

Is chunkies dalk flood? 'n Bak flood? Sies Eric! Maar dit kom nie naby aan 'n portable piesang-flavoured placenta poeding nie! Moenie laat ek begin nie, ek kan al klaar aan 'n paar lekker combos dink...

Krizz said...

Henno,

You should consider calling yourself "traveller" instead of "tourist"...

Cool blog BTW en ek love die lay-out ;-)

Christiaan M