Saturday, August 29, 2009

only if i could just show you instead of tell you...

I’ve been in transit for the past week, so haven’t had time to blog, or write or do much apart from eat sleep and shuffle about…even if I had the chance to steal a few minutes of my cyber time, I wouldn’t know where to start, what to mention and what to leave out…I tried, but after typing out a decent sized paragraph I would backspace it all…perhaps if I had another medium other than writing…

If I could film the past few days and add a video post onto this blog I would post one of those first person view scenes (but my torso, legs, arms and hands on this laptop would still be included in the shot, okay unless I was eating or something, but it would still remain in the shot somehow…after all, it is portable…lol) and this would remain constant, like a frame, but everything else would be moving and happening in fast forward and the backdrop ever-changing but less fluid than the foreground, more like stop motion…

It would go from my unusually empty bedroom in Uganda in the begging of the scene, semi packed luggage spewed on the floor and it’d be raining outside (it really was when I left). I would start typing something then get interrupted by background sound of the car to the airport hooting and my mum shouting about missing the fight…

Fast-forward through the journey in-between, a kaleidoscope of airport scenes from the lake fly infested Ugandan one to the dazzling lights and aerotrain (in the freaking airport) in Malaysia, not forgetting the 2 day stopover in U.A.E, the road trip and changing colour of sand between Duabi and Al Ain… till it slows down to this very moment:

Seated in the living room of my semi furnished messy apartment, stack of cardboard boxes of DIY furniture and kitchen appliances in the back, 2pm, Malaysia, raining outside. (it really did, and it felt sort of eerie because the last time it rained I was at home in Uganda, now I’m at my new home, in Malaysia…felt somehow significant…)


(Note to self: I really should get a camcorder…)




P.S. Cant believe I almost forgot to mention, I live in a place called Cyberjaya (its like a student town, with a suburbia-like feel…shall blog about it later), and the apartment estate I live in is called Cyber Heights…seriously…CYBER HEIGHTS …*Delighted LoL*…can’t get enough of saying that!






Cyber Heights…

O(^_^)o

7 comments:

Mckeith said...

Malaysia.....wow... Hope the internet there is cheap.....

The name of your apartment....lol. So who named it? You I guess.

Payo said...

Did you pack matooke crisps? Just in case you get homesick...

Samantha said...

Wow liz, you really have a creative mind to think like that and write it all down in your blog and get your message across and we all understand. Your own apartment in Cyberjaya at Cyber Heights!! LOL! You gonna get a room mate or not??
Congrats! you made it... miss you so much... just know that no matter where you are you will always carry a piece of ug within you! as well as all of us! Keep us posted! Mwaa! Love ya lots xxx

yz said...

Gonja crisps, tropical heat tea masala, the small things like that make it more like home too. Enjoy CyberHeights! This post is like the beginning of a good novel.

normzo said...

Woh-Miss Eizzy u left, how come i was invited to the going away party- kale.

Cheers and keep me posted on the goings on in that land.

stay well.

TRP said...

OMG!!!
You aren't even in the country!!!!
SSheesh..How long have i been away...lol, so there is this girl I was so sure was you...and to think, I was nice to her...

streetsider said...

we heard munange, we heard, the Ez has left the building. or in your case the time zone. keep well and keep us posted.