The Blah Blahs and the Yada Yadas Blog

Breaking the mould

Little Crip was running for his life. He zigged for a bit as he scurried across the floor. Suddenly, without warning, he zagged. It was enough to thwart the giant chasing after him and his brethren. He knew that his comrades were being massacred behind him. The giant was without...

GTFO, 2016. And close the door behind you.

It’s time once again to bid farewell to a year – 366 days shoved into one concise package, that we wave out of the way in time to welcome the next batch in. Nobody gets a year that goes entirely their way. There will always be several ups and downs, and...

Gone too soon: A legacy of love.

Did you know that you can cry so much that your eyes physically hurt from the strain? I didn’t. I always thought that was a poetic metaphor. I learned the hard way that it isn’t. On the 11th of October, my mom passed away after a long battle with cancer,...

Accent of a woman

Don’t you love accents? Those cute little biological markers embedded in your voice which stamp the rough return address for a lot of people. You can tell a lot from someone’s accent. Accents add character. Sometimes, a bit too much character, which is why they are shortcuts used by lazy screenwriters...

Flying a weigh

We have come a long way since the Wright Brothers hitched a ride on their glorified kite. We have flown men to the moon, simulated zero-gravity flights, and are setting sights on commercial space travel. And yet, some commercial airlines today still have problems with weight. Some of you who have read...

Dadhood: Week one

Life is an ever moving circus of change. Change, the only constant, is sometimes, good, sometimes bad, and sometimes, so fabulous it deserves a separate category altogether. As of writing this article – or at least beginning this article – I have successfully completed my first week of fatherhood. I...

Bsting lies, no papa

It has been several years since I received an award or a nomination. The last time was in 2009, and the one before was in 2008. Since 2010, nothing. Nada. It’s almost as if my low frequency of posts and inactivity has taken a toll. But that’s changing now. I...

Watson, a name.

I don’t often start off an article with a quote. But I think I can make an exception for the classic line from the Beard of Avon, Will Spearshaker. “What’s in a name? A rose, by any other name, would still cost a fortune on Valentine’s eve.” Or something to...

ApParent expectations

Life is full of expectations, and that’s good, right? Expectations are positive, encouraging feelings that motivate us to experience life in all its splendor – except when they’re not. When your boss tells you that he expects your report on his desk by evening, he’s not being an overly optimistic gypsy predicting...

An African Miracle – Perspective Corrections

“Another day, another impala”, thought Kefir. “Jeez! Sure, it’s great to have food again, but come on… how about some variety?” He harrumphed as he grudgingly munched on his impala. Variety or not, he wasn’t stupid enough to go hungry on principle. You… seem confused. Right. Maybe a bit of preface...

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