Kebsism

5 08 2009

During dinner at Technohub (an unabashedly neoliberalist landscape, according to a now academically-radical friend), someone was spilling the beans about the difficulties of dealing with people in a different cultural context. We eventually came to the conclusion, however, that at least the one universal thing common to all (aside from chismis) is the sense of ambiguity in human relationships.

In the same dinner, I was also able to coin the new term ‘kebsism’ to describe the inner workings of certain corundum-hearted creatures. Kebsist philosophy is an amalgam of influences from Buddhism, Stoicism, Taoism, postmodernism and the collective experiences of passive, indifferent psyches. If anyone wants to learn more about being a kebsist, send me a message, although I cannot promise that I would actually care if you do.

Dinner-mates were also placing wagers on whether I would have a buckling moment at the airport on Monday like they did previously. But ermm, sorry, kebsists do not have moments.

Meanwhile, perhaps the coolest single and music video of the decade: the short, sweet and loud Fell In Love With A Girl by The White Stripes.

Fell in love with a girl
I fell in love once and almost completely
She’s in love with the world
But sometimes these feelings
Can be so misleading

Joss Stone’s equally cool funky version.

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