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Thursday, September 30, 2004

On love and loving

When I think about love, I can't help but wonder how much of what I feel is pre-programmed by social values I aquired while growing up. Nah... not all of it is social... I know that for a fact. Genetic? Who knows?


Love is a world... made of two.
Love is validating each other.
You recognize the source of potential within the other person as something real. Something true. Potential that can and will happen.
That potential is validated. Which in turn validates your potential.
We make the other person feel good, as they do so with us. We make them know that they are unique, capable of feeling good, and of making others feel good too.
We both make the other person feel like a god.
Love is the creation and nurturing of two gods...
And who shall a god frolic with?

Another god.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Weeeelll.. I guess that better late than never applies in this case:

The European Union is deploying an EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the coming Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Malawi, scheduled to take place on 18 May 2004. The deployment of an EU EOM follows an invitation from the Malawian Electoral Commission and is a practical expression of the EU's on-going support for the process of democratisation in Malawi. The upcoming elections represent a significant moment in Malawi's democratic development, where a broad and pluralistic electoral competition is expected to take place, against the backdrop of controversies over the consolidation of democratic institutions.

Full Story here: http:\\

Monday, September 27, 2004

Search for meaning

Well, the weekend has come and gone, and I've had a very nice time with friends and family, and a friend.

As this blog is still in it's infancy, maybe it's time to see how other Malawians are faring in cyber world....

(All searches are GOOGLED)

Malawi : 12.200.000 hits
Zimbabwe : 11.700.000 hits
New Zealand : 25.700.000 hits
Portugal : 52.600.000 hits
America : 316.000.000 hits
Vanuatu : 10.600.000 hits
Sex : 353.000.000 hits

Well, I wonder if the number of web hits correlates with the relative importance/wealth/health of any given country...
Hmmm... sounds like a great thesis to do if I ever decide to finish off that doctorate I've been planning to do...

(Also good to know that Sex is 4 Malawi's better than America...)

Friday, September 24, 2004

Booting up...

Boot sector not found... please insert a bootable floppy


Ok, I'm online...

Beer in hand... ciggy in the other, Mawalien's blog takes form...

(Just dont ask me how I'm typing....)