ohbThe chair and other stories. (10.2.2006, 04:45 UTC)
My poor body doesn't know what's going on and my head is still trying to catch up with it. I'm freezing, I've the fire lighting here in Rossmacowen, though this time last year I would have been melting at this temperature. I wonder what next January will bring. Things have changed for the better though lads, last year it seemed everyone was dying while I was away now people are planning to get married, it's brilliant. Congrats to Tracy and Mick and the Rocks and anyone else who is just holdin...
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ohbit was on the camera (9.2.2006, 22:55 UTC)
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ohbNairobi and the basket dilema (9.2.2006, 14:57 UTC)
Home yesterday, intact and with all my faculities. Arriving into Ireland was like flying over an over sized golf course, I was half expecting to see the Fianna swinging huge glinting golf clubs and was waiting for the turbulence due to the pilot dodging to avoid oncoming golf balls.
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ohbsome of dad's snaps, a taste of the future (9.2.2006, 14:24 UTC)
Brief outlines only lads, keep ye interested like:)The scorpion kids of the street children centreThe little girl sat on my lap for three hours, smiling and playing with my hair. The girl in traditional dress is 15 and married.Catherine (white t-shirt) is a social worker, visiting some of her clients.Working womenMombasa baby!A friend of Dad'sJamesLook at the boy's t-shirtWouldn't last too long in RossmacowenSchoolMy fan club in NakwamuruThe most amazing kids in the world. Home for the handica...
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ohbShe's still yapping on... (29.1.2006, 18:29 UTC)
Sunday morning, the Velvet Underground are not very popular here but early Sunday morning mass is, I’ve really got used to getting up early, going for a siesta in the afternoon and retiring early at night after a few games of 110. I resigned from the game last night though, for various reasons and don’t know if I should stick to it or come crawling back tonight. Cards as you know can become a very serious game. We are still in Kitale, going swimming now at 11 in the Kitale golf cl...
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ohbOrlagh is a muppah in Kenya (19.1.2006, 09:22 UTC)
Lads, a time of wonder, worry and wandering. It's Wednesday and I've been in Africa for a week now. It feels weird to write Africa as if it were an every day event, but I don't care how blasé we have got about travel and exotic places this place still holds all the wonder and mystery of its name. It is really a place of extremes perhaps more so than any I've seen, though the parallels with Mongolia are immense and ever repeating. I think had I not spent time there I would still be in sh...
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ohbstill here (5.1.2006, 17:04 UTC)
Lads, drugged up to my eyes on malaria tablets and countless incredibly expensive injections, hoping that they'll give me the writing bug!Off to Africa on Wednesday so there'll be updates from then on, hopefully of some interest.
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ohbI hope she (25.11.2005, 14:44 UTC)
All my dreams of unlimited Internet access have been dashed and it all seemed so easy. A couple of weeks ago, we saw the first three episodes of "Lost" projected in UCC, highly illegal, but just this once, I thought I'd ignore my moral conscience. So after our free viewing, I remembered, prompted by students sitting around with laptops (you wouldn't have seen that in our day, I tell you) that there must be a wireless network that I could highjack. It took me until today, with my hectic life-sty...
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ohbmy big hat greek wedding (25.11.2005, 14:40 UTC)
I didn't bring my bike to the wedding, it just wouldn't have been practical though I thought about it and I toyed with the idea that Brian and Verena might have been tempted by time-trials around the church after the ceremony. It was a good decision in the end as my hat managed to attract as much undue attention as I was able to handle, though some may say I didn't handle it all that well. It was a gorgeous day, and for once the chorus of old people maintaining that they had been blessed was ...
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ohbFor anyone who is a bit bored in work, you can trawl through the annals of the blog, for the flower photo. (2.11.2005, 19:47 UTC)
I read a book called the "The Family on Paradise Pier", which I bought for my mom before I went back to Russia for the summer. It was written by Dermot Bolger and introduced to me by my dear friend Marian Finucance, well she was telling loads of people about it (via her radio show) and I just happened to hear it. For those of you who remember my near encounter with the 'flower man', formerly known as Igor, around Christmas last year, this is a not so tenuous link. This guy, Igor, who was del...
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ohb.....and all that jazz (1.11.2005, 14:34 UTC)
Contrary to my promise of writing everyday, I've subscribed to the quality not quantity mantra. This was my first weekend in Cork for 'de jazz' and not all that surprisingly my only jazz viewing was witnessing an ageing Dutch group get egged on Patrick street....but that was just the beginning. I was later to hear the term drive by eggings, which I found hilarious though partly because I had had a few pints and fancied the guy who said it. Tom's friend Meagan from the infamous Beaver Island ...
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ohb"This is crocodile Gena, he works in the zoo, as a crocodile" (20.10.2005, 10:22 UTC)
The film festival is over and now in order to hold off real life for a little longer, I'm on the look out for any other up and coming events, there's one in Kerry, though I don't know if I can be persuaded to decamp to Kerry, regardless of the fruits offered. It was great and really invigorating to feel part of something cultural again, though at times you were reminded that you are a 'volunteer' meaning a body to carry out tasks and no intellectual input was expected of you, but then again yo...
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ohbThe mystery voice (20.10.2005, 10:20 UTC)
John Creedon's back and - its not a Cork thing - I like him. At the risk of sounding pretentious, he is unpretentious or at least pretends to be. I'm waiting for a guy to ring me about an interview, though I'm hoping that he won't, though I really need the job or a job, but just those nerves that always set in before you have to do anything semi-official. I even get that feeling going to the cinema sometimes. I don't like people checking things, about me I mean, I always feel like I'm going t...
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ohbthese boots were made for walking..and cycling (14.10.2005, 15:12 UTC)
a fecking fortune, but aren't they lovely...much nicer onhttp://www.cloggs.co.uk/invt/1640
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ohbdidn't even make de paper (10.10.2005, 17:31 UTC)
How're ye lads, this is not the real piece, just a few lines to keep you from the auld complaining, Mary wanted to check her email and I said I'd write a few words, even if it is from a pc.Film festival is going deadly though I've only done two shifts(working I mean, no smart comments) so far but there are many more to come. Airport pickups and all lads, hitting the high life, pity I'm not getting paid. I got my photo taken twice last night but didn't even make the fecking examiner, one of the...
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ohbYou can't squash a flea with a 2p (7.10.2005, 14:05 UTC)
The suggestion from quarters as yet to remain unnamed that I should officially close my blog has perhaps given me the impetus to write again. The cheek of these Louth ladies. Well life in the country is more hectic than you all suspect and somehow sitting down to write (though in my head it's what I want to do) is not as attractive a prospect, as simply staring out the window, ridding your head of any sort of definitive thinking. So with new life and a new accent this blog is about to be revam...
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ohbfor the clever few (2.9.2005, 06:56 UTC)
Your Journey Flight Info. Departing Arriving Fare AER LINGUS EI811non-stop Munich12:00 Sat 03 Sep 2005 Cork13:40 Sat 03 Sep 2005 Economy -
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ohbthe puppets (31.8.2005, 12:49 UTC)
In Zagreb at the puppet festival and i feel like i am finally coming back to life, strange seeing as im surrounded by inanimate objects, but.....
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ohbthe puppets (31.8.2005, 12:47 UTC)
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ohbAuschwitz (27.8.2005, 00:09 UTC)
Lads I don't know whether to say that everybody should go to Auschwitz or that nobody should ever set foot in there. I cried and cried. I can't understand how the guides can do it, really, I know you can say its their job, but to have to stand everyday in a room, filled with the hair of women and children who were ruthlessly murdered, can't be an easy thing to do. I think perhaps it was the hair I found the hardest, its easier to distance yourself from a pile of shoes, suitcases or glasses, ...
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ohbAnapa-it's no Trabolgan (26.8.2005, 23:56 UTC)
I was the girl from that shampoo ad, remember the one where she washes her hair in a fountain and then marches up to a posh hotel and saunters in. Five days on the train from Irkutsk and my hair was like cardboard, particularly as it's got really long and I now wear it up a lot, with the wooden thing my mom bought me in Taltsee, but I digress. Our train arrived into Anapa at 2.45 in the morning, on the train I had toyed with the idea of waiting it out till morning to get a bus into the city, u...
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ohbChronological order has gone out the window with the Master and Margueritta. (26.8.2005, 23:55 UTC)
Just sat down in the kitchen of the hostel, prepare yourselves for a long read, though in consideration of the fact that you will be reading on-screen which is not conducive to enjoyable reading, I may break it into bite-size chunks.I'm listening to Bob D. "A Hard Rain's going to fall", Tom sang it in Mongolia, a lot and now it brings nice memories and a contented feeling, one of those safety net songs, my ITunes is on shuffle though, so who knows what it will bring next. I just did the find...
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ohbThis is no playboy (26.8.2005, 23:53 UTC)
Don't worry this will not be a regular occurrence, but seeing as the bikini was such a significant departure, here you go, and I bought a black top in Odessa, which I haven't worn yet 'cause now I think it's too revealing. Oh, theres no ftp program here, so you'll all just have to wait:P
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ohbFrom Odessa and Monday (26.8.2005, 23:51 UTC)
Nina wouldn't be very proud of me, I was just sitting on my bed, smoking, wondering whether Sumo wrestling is a pre-determined profession. They are at least three times the size of a normal Japanese person, I know they live on a special soup and train in schools called 'stables' (I once used an article on Sumo wrestling for a class) but how or when do they decide that they want to be a part of the fattest sport in the world. The texture of Nina Simone's voice always brings tears to my eyes, r...
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