The Cub language-switched for the first time today. He speaks English to everyone but me who speaks to him in Afrikaans only. Not because I believe Afrikaans will be particularly useful to him here where we are outside of South Africa, but because I believe the ability to speak a second language will wire hisContinue reading “Polyglot Genesis”
Author Archives: Yaku
This year marks my 18th year of posting to this blog specifically and blogging in general. I had a website on which I shared personal events and photos as far back as 2000, although technically that wasn’t a weblog as it’s known today. Today’s a good day to reminice.
Restart: Writing for Practice
According to the official (read: publicly visible) records of this site, I haven’t created a new post since April 2016. We’ll, I’ve taken on some new responsbilities at work which requires me to write a lot, and I can tell you, I need the practise.
Sending / Receiving Non Gmail Email Through Gmail
A quick tutorial on how to send and receive non-Gmail email through Gmail. For this tutorial, we’ll use a fictious email account named firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mudah.my Marina Court Apartment Scam
Dammit Mudah, scammers again! I’m looking for a new place to rent and of course I’m on Mudah.my. I found this almost too-good-to-be-true apartment for rent in Marina Court. And you know what they say about things that look like they’re too good to be true.
Ziplines and Stuff
The stuff part eluded to in the title of this post is the pile of emotional shit I’ve got going at the moment. There’s light in the darkness; a zipline activity that launched last week and needed documenting. I went to go swing my camera around, as I do, with no real vision of whatContinue reading “Ziplines and Stuff”
KK Taxi Tales
This weekend past I went about Kota Kinabalu as a tourist, participating in the most anticipated activities; seeing sights and visiting islands, and also the most dreaded; entering the bare, exposed savanna that is KK Taxiland. Taking a taxi in Kota Kinabalu is especially grating because taxi drivers are such vultures; patiently waiting for aContinue reading “KK Taxi Tales”
Mr Grumpy, Mr Amiable and Mr Obnoxious
“That’s terrible,” I reply to a friend who comments how un-grumpy I was during a recent, fun night out. “From now on,” I mock-threaten, “I’m going to make sure my blood-alcohol level is always 0.04.” “A little alcohol dissolves Mr. Grumpy and surfaces Mr. Amiable,” I argue, “although,” I say, cautioning myself more than her,Continue reading “Mr Grumpy, Mr Amiable and Mr Obnoxious”
Sunday’s Franschhoek Fire Comes Knocking at Wemmershoek
On Sunday, on the way back from Ultimate practice in Stellenbosch, I saw a fire raging on the mountain slopes above Franschhoek. I thought nothing of it and was sure the authorities would have it under control soon enough. Little did I know.
Who Will Call to Buy, or Not, the Car You’re Selling?
With my car tagged and bagged, I have a few experiences to share about selling a car specifically in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and specifically using Mudah.com.my. I’m not sure if this is specific to Sabah though, or whether it happens everywhere in Malaysia, but here are the people who will call to buy, or not,Continue reading “Who Will Call to Buy, or Not, the Car You’re Selling?”