June 24, 2008

Mandela and our black little notepads

Two white South African guys seated beside me at EN07 literally laughed like "Hah-hah-hah-hah!" in tandem with one another and then end the Hah-chain with a big "Ohhhhhhhhhh." REPEATEDLY. Over my little black notebook.
South African Boy1 : sweet man, how much did you get it for?
Me : Huh? uhh which one? My bag?
South African Boy1: nope, your notebook.
Me: ohh hahaha around $20 USD, why?
South Africans (took their books out too from their pockets) We've got ours for like $12 USD
( we all started laughing )
South African boy2 : (Laughs) BTW, we're from Capetown. I'm James and he's Stephen....yup, moleskine addicts too.. and you are?
Me: ( Laughs) oh Ram here.
South African Boy2 : From Guam?
South African Boy1 : New Zealand? You Maori?
Me: huh? Nope ( smiles) uhh Manila - Welcome to the Philippines! ( Shows my gray EN07 ID)
( we all just started giggling)
You're guys are not distracting anyone with your solid pale blue poly/cotton top.

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