“Malawi is dependent on foreign aid — most of it from Britain and the US — and that aid should be withdrawn. The government of Malawi should be told that it can have its rabid anti-gay bigotry or it can it can have foreign aid. But it can’t have both.”— Dan Savage (via Joe.My.God.) (via camcron)
I love talking about myself, so I'm doing the whole "Layer" thing.
LAYER 1: ON THE OUTSIDE.
Name: Kabelo Ngwasheng Birth Date: December 16, 1990 Current Location: Victory Park, South Africa Hair Color: Black Righty/Lefty: Righty
LAYER 2: ON THE INSIDE.
Your fear: Death. Not amounting to much. Failing Philosophy 211. Your dream of the perfect date: The perfect date isn’t the kind of thing that can be planned. Goals you’d like to achieve: Be famous. Release an album of some sort. Act in one of our local cheap-ass soapies. Start something like the Hetrick-Martin Institute in South Africa. Write a Noah’s Arc-inspired drama reflecting the daily truths of the lives of South African LGBTI persons.
LAYER 3: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW.
Your thoughts first waking up: Why didn’t my alarm go off? Your best physical feature: I love my lips. Your bed time: Variable. Your most missed memory: Childhood.
LAYER 4: YOUR PICK.
Pepsi or Coke: Either, really. They taste the same to me. I’m a cola drinker, not a cola connoisseur. McDonald’s or Burger King: We ain’t got a Burger King chain, so McD’s. Single or Group Dates: Single Adidas or Nike: Adidas. Their hoodies are unmatched. Chocolate or Vanilla: Either. Cappuccino or Coffee: Neither - I love rooibos, Earl Grey and mochachinos.
LAYER 5: DO YOU.
Smoke: All the time. Craven A Menthol, baby. Cuss: Yes. Take showers: Yes. Have a crush: Three at the moment. Like school: I enjoy learning, but not where I’m learning. Believe in yourself: Not nearly as much as I should. Believe what goes around comes around: Yes. Believe everything happens for a reason: No. That’s a load of bullshit. Think you’re a health freak: Yeah, I take good care of myself. I drink… I smoke… I barely exercise… I clearly lead a healthy lifestyle.
LAYER 6: IN THE PAST MONTH.
Gone to the mall: No. Been on stage: No. [I FUCKING MISS THE STAGE!] Eaten sushi: No Been hurt: Not that I can think of. Dyed your hair: No, but I wanna dye it white and get extensions. I really would love to style my hair as easily as my straight-haired counterparts seem to do. Nothing against my kinky hair though. [Just had to say that in order to avert any kind of shitstorm from the Black Mafia.]
LAYER 7: HAVE YOU EVER.
Played a stripping game: I’m surprised I haven’t. Kissed the same sex: Well, I’m gay, and I’m guessing that this questionnaire was written by and intended for a heterosexual, so I’m gonna flip this question on its head: "Kissed the opposite sex?" And the answer’s yes. Got beaten up: Been in three fist-fights my entire life. Changed who you were to fit in: Yeah, for like a month back in tenth grade. Thank God (or whoever’s up there) I saw the light.
LAYER 8: GETTING OLD.
Age you’re hoping to be married by: Late 20s/Early 30s
Number of kids you’re planning on having: Don’t know. I can’t imagine myself as a father, but I think I’d enjoy it. My niece’s got me feeling all broody and shit.
LAYER 9: IN A GIRL/GUY.
Best eye color: Immaterial. Hair color: Immaterial. Short or long hair: Immaterial. Fat or fit: I wouldn’t say fat; I’d say chubby, á la Seth Rogen and Russell Peters. Then again, I do love my muscle-bound gym bunnies. Looks or personality: A good balance between the two. I think there should be a certain amount of physical attraction. Fun or serious: A good balance between the two.
LAYER 10: WHAT WERE YOU DOING.
1 MINUTE AGO: This. 1 HOUR AGO: Having supper. 1 WEEK AGO: Can’t remember. 1 YEAR AGO: I’m not nearly psychotic enough to remember anything that far back - but I can say that I was wishing that I was back at UCT. Or Cape Town, at least.
LAYER 11: FINISH THE SENTENCE.
I feel: anxious. I hate: where I am now I hide: my feelings/my porn. I need: to live. I love: life.
LAYER 12: FAVORITES.
Band: Destiny’s Child [Typical homo, I hear you say.] Color: Depends. Food: Anything meaty/greasy/deep-fried/artery-clogging Thing to do: Sleep. Fantasise. Surf the net. Dance.
LAYER 13: RANDOM.
How long have you known your best friend? Billy - 10 years. Mona - 7 years. Kyle - 5 years. Jam - 1 year. When’s the last time you kissed someone?: About three weeks ago. The thin lips and thick moustache kinda complicated things. What’s your middle name?: Don’t have one - got several nicknames, though: KB, Auntie KB (long story), Kinky B(eyonce), my mom calls me Barbie. What are you excited for?: Christina’s album. Everything I’ve heard from it so far has been underwhelming, so I’m hoping I’m in for a few nice surprises. Do you have any saved texts on your phone?: Yes. What’s something random about you?: As confident as I appear to be in my own skin, I’ve kinda got some self-esteem issues.
Freshmen, please understand that by the time you've begun to brag about your drunken escapades, the sophomores have already been there, done that and gotten whatever freebie that comes with it. Thank you.
“I fear no man or no thing other than that which gave me life. You are not he, therefore I shudder not. If you’re gonna step to me, I suggest that you step correct.”—Charles H.F. Davis III, in response to a pugilistic message posted to him on Formspring. Follow him on Twitter.