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A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week”- Evan Hunter

Never have I even vaguely imagined that I’ll be here today. The journey was vicious, straight from the book of chaos but the destination was calm and free like a butterfly. Its a weird thing to say but I would gladly go through it all again , knowing that the road leads to a place beyond your wildest imagination.

I will never forget the day πŸ€”, okay wait I forgot which day it was but I remember that it was a warm summer’s night. A lady whose name I cannot for the life of me recall, all I know is that it is Clear, anyway she left a note in my Book, the one with my face on. Now as you already know, my memory is foggy but it basically read that ‘The LIT force is drowning under a mountain of cold cases, the kind that has more riddles, smoke and mirrors than any tangible evidence ‘ . It then dawned upon me that the mysterious lady was actually from The LIT team which a branch for the police department.

One slightly windy Saturday morning team was summoned to a strange town called Flowerbank located south north of Money Tree ( yes it is a real country πŸ˜†πŸ˜œ) . This where I had my first encounter with the everyone. A few of the lieutenants were compatriots of mine from way way back, which put me at ease as I know them to be good people whose always will to apply some elbow-grease for a just cause. One thing I must say is that they had a strange way of introducing themselves or they just have strange namesπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ. Just look at this; our team comprised of X, Quartz, Angle, LO, Chap and me (told ya).

After the pleasantries were exchanged, we were presented with a high priority case directly from Interpol, one that Sherlock himself could not solve. It was gruesome, people were being taken out like ants. The scenes were definitely not for the faint in heart but as you know I am not faint at heart so I could stomach all the gory stuff, not so sure about the others.

As one of the newbs in the team I was mostly found hanging back while the more experienced members led (rightfully so) . If im totally honest, I wasn’t at my best right at the beginning but I’m like a Caterpillar engine: it takes time to warm up but when its warm, it will run forever. Once I got into my stride, I took over the case like dark clouds on a sunny day. I had the case solved in no time, neatly wrapped up with a bow on top. I left the peeps in total disbelief as no one had a cooking clue who the perp was until then.

The president of Money Tree caught wind of the breakthrough, he then awarded me the Medal of Valor and immediately appointed me as the General so that we can lead our country into Utopia. The promotion was a major win for the team and we have all excelled in one way or the other.

At the end of it all, it is my story and I’m sticking to it, but, but, if I could ask you to remember just one important lesson today; its that everything is impossible until it someone does it…

New President

I have decided that I will be running for president within the next two terms. Wait! Hold on, I can hear the people shouting already. Just hear me out, then say your say.

The plan is nothing short of great. My intention will be clear from day one. Once I am sworn in, I will appoint people whose arms are ready to be twisted with the least amount of force. The new government will then allow a random wealthy family to come into our house, run the show, milk the country dry, enrich themselves and my newly appointed government. As president obviously I will have my hand in every jar and so will my deputy, that way we all get rich except you poor souls. Wait scratch that, that’s not my plan. Seems familiar but sounds more like crimes against humanity than anything.

On a serious note (not really), it’s linked with E=mc2 or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I know a lot of you may be saying “this son of a gun has a nerve, comparing himself with pioneers in their respective fields”. You are 100% correct, I am saying exactly that because the plan is precise.

Our promise is to:

  • Invest more in education
  • Process more of our raw materials
  • Have a three day weekend
  • Encourage and support startups
  • Practice fairness
  • Introduce strict laws against any and all crimes
  • Have fit and proper law enforcement

This is more of a preview than an official campaign so the entire list will become prominent much later. People will be asking me for land and all other things so relax, for now, everything else I will address in my inauguration speech. Please grant your future president a moment to converge all these randomness. Conventional “work” may be the biggest contributor to depression, poverty, crime… so in order to combat this, we will allow people a bit more time and freedom to manifest their brilliant ideas into reality, that way we able to grow from somewhat of a counrty to an actual sustainable first world nation. HAHHA I know some of the Amapiano fans were hoping I say that the extra days are to party, some people already filled up their coolerboxes πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. Im not saying dont unwind and have fun but also remember that we cannot be succesful without you, yes you.

Nostalgia

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So much has been on my mind lately and I know some people will be saying things like “in order to move forward, you need to focus on the present and future” but I’m sorry, I don’t care about what they say, I truly miss the good old days.

Yes, you can say that things are better in many ways because of technology and all, but as you all know me, I’m not fussy at all. The simpler the better haha. Allow me to take you on a journey of reminiscence

Listening to the radio was a pleasurable experience, so much so that every single song was a hit. Bare in mind that we are music lovers so some music may seem a bit weird, just go with it. I vividly remember listening to U2 (with or without you) , singing along with No doubt; you and me, we used to be together everyday together always… there’s actually one of their performances that stand out for me which this one the Live @ California 1997 version, you’ll thank me later, then a very special song for us South Africans as it is an anti-apartheid song by Savuka which was dedicated to Madiba: (Asimbonanga), this song alone can bring people to tears for so many reasons. Back then I would fall into my rest mode while listening to Gipsy kings and wake up hours later with it still playing because we had it on repeat, I cannot explain the vibe that it created, the energy was so serene, simply the best.

Cartoons were just amazing, they were educational and entertaining, one of my all time favorite was Johnny Bravo hahah. Now people can say whatever they want about him but in my books, he is a legend! He demonstrated perseverance which is an excellent trait to have be honest, so lets just leave it at that hahah. Waking up early on a Saturday morning to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby doo and Recess was all I needed to keep me entertained for at least 4 hours before all the kids in the community would gather to play soccer, or spin tops and then later on play hide and go seek, mind you, I still have some of my spinning tops from ‘dhemz’ days.

Hahahah I remember back before most of you were born, while I was in grade 1, believe it or not but I actually asked a young lady to be my valentine and the strange thing is that she agreed, it is so funny thinking about it now because I was the most chaotic person probably in my grade and she was the total opposite so I don’t know why she agreed. Okay I don’t know how we got to that point but I thought Id share it since we on this journey down memory lane and this is part of mine.

Here’s the thing about history, not everyone in history makes history, it takes someone special on either end to do so but for today lets stick to the positive and refer back to those who made the good kind of history, now for the sake of narrowing things down to a personal level, I’m referring to the people who matter the most like your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, friends , community leaders, all people who made such an impact in your life that you turned out to be the special person you are today. When you reflect and see the journey that you’ve been through, you cannot help but smile with a sense of pride and humility at the same time.

Without history who are we???