Wednesday, 26 March 2008

I have inside me blood of King

Do you think it's ambitious to want to rule the world? My childhood was filled of movies of people, mostly villians, trying to take over the world.

Pinky: Gee Brain, what are we doing tonight?
Brain: Same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world!

So, considering that level of ambition, it is pretty amazing that I chose IT. I am often asked that question (and I ask myself sometimes too) 'Why did I do IT?'. I don't have any answer, except that it seemed like the right decision at the time. It wasn't. I hate IT.

This post changed from what I thought it was going to be. It was supposed to be about the King of the Plate(from my perspective) and my first bloggerversary (Can I make claim to this word?). So let's get back on track.

Not many expected me to survive King of the Plate, me included. I appreciated the concern and the wonder. Everyone knew I would kill at dessert, but the question was would I ever reach dessert.

The first course was the one I feared, I don't like bony meat and I don't like spicy food. MJ conceded to us having BBQ wings, while he bravely ordered spicy. MJ polished off his wings with ease, while Haamish had some issues with his tomato. You would think being the renowned veggie lover that he is (potato), that he would like them more. I have to admit struggling and having to go over a few wings again.

The main course was a real surprise in terms of food quality. Spur has always been one of my favorite food places, especially cos of their steak. It was a real letdown this time, and combined with onion rings made it another tough round. I hated those damn onion rings, and I will never eat another onion ring in my life, I swear it. Haamish had this hunger buster bun thing, which I didn't remember being an option, but I let it slide (He had some problems with vegetables again). He won the round after MJ took a break in between to do I can't remember what. Despite the fatty steak and horrible horrible onion rings , I managed to finish second in that round.

The dessert course took long to arrive, there was a bit of an intermission due to that. We all three ordered chocolate marshmallow pies. Sounds delicious, to be honest, it isn't really. I wish they let me choose, I would have chose malva pudding and they would have been a little happier. I don't know much about these claims of Dew eating some of the dessert, and I didn't compare the amounts eaten. In the end, I finished the dessert easily (even the cherry), and I probably could have had some malva. The look on Haamishs face was priceless, I hope it's in the video and Haamish doesn't edit it out. MJ took his time to finish, and by virtue dessert was the speed round, I was declared winner.

People may ask how has being King of the Plate changed your life. I think it is the respect of my peers, that's the biggest thing. Other people might say I didn't really win, well to those people I say ... I did. Maybe we all won something that night. Haamish won the experience of not being in East London. MJ won at Pro Evo. So there are no losers.

I was gonna do my Bloggerversary post here but I think this post long enough so...

Till next time in Waseem world

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

I know why they call them Memes

MJs meme thing, I will answer it as the newly crowned King of the Plate (where I can). Detailed post to follow.

Hair Color: Dark Brown, but it's graying now

Eye Color: Dark brown

Height: 1.75m

Profession: King of the plate

Religious Views: For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.

My Favorites
Favorite Color: Red, but my affection with that color seems to be wavering, don't ask me why, I don't have an answer.

Favorite Car: Jaguar XJ220, cos of NFS2

Favorite Hobby: Dessert and sleeping, when I'm not sleeping I'm defeating people with dessert eating skills

Favorite Song/Singer: Puddle of Mudd - Blurry / Pete Loeffler from Chevelle

Favorite Book/Author: Redemption of Althalus / Roald Dahl

Favorite School Subject: I didn't like school subjects, but I guess History

Favorite Vacation Destination: That I have been to ... Drakensburg I guess. That I want to go to ... Greece

Favorite Food: Spurs Malva Pudding

Favorite Restaurant: Spur

Favorite Animal: Im not into animals, a wolf I guess

Favorite Store: I've always enjoyed going to CNA

Favorite Celebrity : I don't like celebs, I just watch them at whatever, doesn't go beyond that

Favorite Childhood Friend: Hamza, he is my cousin, if that doesn't count, no idea why it wouldn't, then Akbar.

Favorite Childhood Memory: I have alot, it is a tie between the Najeeba poking and days of the Swearing Camp

Favorite Baby Name: You mean like my baby, or people used to call me as a baby? This is a dumb question

Favorite Facebook Application : The only thing i like on facebook is Inbox(1), i got some good Facebook friends too, but I don't like apps.

Coke or Pepsi : Coke

Beer or Wine: I don't drink

Coffee or Tea: Tea, I'm an addict

Apple Juice or O.J.: Tropica OJ, I don't like Liqui-fruit

Facebook or MySpace: MySpace is crap, Facebook less so.

Summer or Winter: Winter, I like the cold

Boxers or Briefs: Boxers

Rain or Shine : rain, light drizzle, or the

Chips or Popcorn: I prefer fried chips or Pringles

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Movie or Play: movie, if play was good they should make it a movie

Breakfast or Dinner: dinner, I don't eat breakfast

Forgiveness or Revenge: forgiveness

House or Apartment: house

Do You?

Have Any Children: Nope

Smoke: Used to, been clean for like 7 months

Belong To Any Organizations: Nope, unless you include SA bloggers or something, I don't

Like To Cook: Never really tried, would like to, but I would rather try baking.

play an Instrument: No, but if I could I would play a piano

Sing: To myself

Dance: Not at all, I hate it

Speak Multiple Languages: 3ish with varying levels of proficiency, I wish I knew Arabic though

Ice Skate: I want to, stuff is in the works, look out for a future blog

Swim: um, I cant swim, I just pretend.

Paint: Like houses then no, like portraits then still no. I fingerpainted in preschool

Write: So far only in a blog

Ski: haven't tried, would love to

Juggle: I'm a one woman man, but I think I could cos I have good memory. Oh you mean like throwing shit in the air, no. I can do the yoyo thing though. Tops are tough

Have You Ever
Stolen Anything: Yes, I shoplifted in my bad pre-adolescent years. Comic books and trading cards

Been Drunk Before Noon: no

Had Sex In A Public Place: nope

Got Caught Telling A Lie: Who hasn't? But I'm a pretty good liar though

Got A Speeding Ticket: Yes, only once

Been Arrested: Nope, went to a prison though, and someone tried to scare us, I can't remember who

Littered: Sure

Fantasized About A Co-Worker: Not any of my current co-workers

Cheated On A Test: Yes, no major exams though

Cheated In A Relationship: Nope

Failed A Class: Yes, TD in Std 6, I hated that year

Screened Your Phone Calls: No, who does this?

Eaten Food Off The Floor: only if its nice, haven't you heard of the 5 second rule?

Stuck Gum Under A Desk: Maybe twice

Wished You Were Someone Else: Not seriously, wished I wasn't around too many times

Cried During A Movie: I don't cry, last was like Std 6

Had A One Night Stand: No

Describe Yourself In One Word: Prosaic (Thats a good word)

Biggest Fear: I have a bigger fear but I rather not say here, but Ill just say ending up alone is pretty high up there.

Biggest Regret: Being so indecisive when it came to choosing a career path

Your Proudest Accomplishment: King of the plate

#1 Priority In Your Life: making someone happy

Dream Job: Writer/Director of a good movie

Causes You Believe In: I'm not very political. I believe in stuff but I dont thrust my views on others.

Special Talents: King of the plate

Where Are You Right Now: My office at work

Where Would You Rather Be: Not here

Famous Person You Want To Meet: Gandhi or Ben Kingsley acting like Gandhi

Place To Visit Before You Die: Petra and Hajj

Song Played At Your Funeral: Keane - He used to be a lovely boy

Sour or sweet candy? Sweet

beach or mountain?Mountain, especially if I get to see snow and there's a waterfall

Describe your perfect Sunday morning? It hasn't happened yet, but pancakes feature

If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook? I would buy them KFC or Debonairs

What makes you laugh? MJ, Joe and Q make me laugh. They are so much more awesome than their blogs

If you won the lottery, how would you spend your millions?Buy an Island

Do you believe that the cup is half empty or half full? I dunno, but I ahte when I'm drinking tea and I go to sip and find its already finished

Are you an outdoor or an indoor person? Indoor

If you had only six months to live, what would you do first? Play the sympathy card.

What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you? He is ok

Where do you see yourself in five years? This thing is becoming depressing now, I dunno.

Do you have any tattoos, and if so what and where? No

When do you plan on getting married? I dont wanna answer this question

Would you rather be hot or cold? Cold, I hate the heat

Would you rather lose an arm or a leg? Lose a leg, tough though

Do you support Paris?I dont care about celebrities

Juice and crackers or milk and cookies? Tea and cake

Favorite fruit? Banana, I'm not much a fruit person

What do you do on Fridays? Work

This was boring and irritating, this is the last time I do one of these.

Till next time in Waseem world

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

King of the Plate Promo Poster

The scene is set, the combatants are ready (mostly), the time has come come for one man to gorge or be thrown down the pit of despair that is defeat.

Till next time in Waseem world.

Friday, 14 March 2008

To the soon to be hyphened

You can see her disappointment in my Photoshopping skill

As most of you know, everyone's favorite blogger is soon to be married. Tomorrow in fact. So I thought that maybe I would do a tribute post, sort of a wedding card just for her. My hope is that my fellow bloggers will leave some messages for her in comments too.

To Saaleha, hope your day goes well tomorrow and you have an awesome honeymoon as well. May Allah bless your marriage. And I apologise for the crappy Photoshop job :)
From Waseem.

Till next time in Waseem world

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

King of the Plate - Waseem Promo

Hamish 'Top Billing' Pillay shrugged off the presenter tag, to don the producer/director cap for his most ambitious project to date.



Till next time in Waseem world

Monday, 10 March 2008

King of the Plate - Training

You may have seen the many videos, especially the spur one which suggests a possible Waseem upset. This is more exclusive training footage:


Waseem, laughing in the face of burger


MJ, polishing off a family meal, but checks the time to find his lunch has overlapped into breakfast.


Haamish, trying his best to keep up with the competition, but his old bones aren't what they used to be.

Till next time in Waseem world

Monday, 3 March 2008

King Of The Plate 2008 - Intros

Enter Hamish 'Organ Harvester' Hoosen Pillay to Shawn Michaels 'HBK' music.

So many parallels to be drawn
- Aging superstar
- Still convinced of his sexiness despite age catching up with him.
- Well supported in certain circles, but its hard to find those circles.
- Always the bookmakers favorite.
- Never say die attitude.
- Short TV stint.

He spits in the face of the the hostess, claiming she isn't being cool. We have to hold him back from fighting with a 5 year old who is taking too long on the PS2 that he wanted to play. PS2s aren't readily available in EL (East London), it's a commodity they have to fight for.

Enter MJ (Mohamed Junaid/Junzy) Khan to some Turkish crap

He walks in to alot of disapproving glares from the older aunties. 'Look at that hair! Astagfirullah!!!' Upon entrance he is mobbed by a cloud of pink, but not by fangirls, by fanboys, all wondering what new games he has on Xbox, and why he thinks PS3 sucks. 'Whats with 15yr old boys and pink shirts,' he wonders. He orders a large Coke. He is the fan favorite, despite his slow eating and recent lack of appetite. He reminds us of the tortoise and the hare story .

Enter Waseem 'Great One/ Brass Balls' Dawood to Muse - Invincible

Waseem realises the song isn't as impactful as he expected and a bit too lovey dovey for entrance music. It shows off his romantic side so he doesn't mind. He is the underdog, the late contender, and not many people expect him to compete, let alone win. He is banking hard on his sweet tooth and love of dessert to pull him through. Hamish and MJ have written him off as a competitor, and pity his chances. He has something to prove.

To be continued ...

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