Showing posts from February, 2013


  Help! This was the worst part of my Ski Trip. The evening disco. I'm afraid I'm one of the guys who sits in the corner and hopes he is invisible. Dance amazes me. I mean: ARE THERE ANY RULES HERE? COULD ANYONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO DANCE? Once I was watching an evening steel drum band in Barbados.   There was this black man in the shadow of a palm tree and he danced. Boy, did he dance!   His face had a million emotions, his eyes were closed. His body made slow economical movements and his huge feet size 15 danced in four points of a square: Forward, Right, Back, Left. I thought this was a great style. I practiced it there with my mum and got big cheers from the audience. I thought great! I can dance! Then the leaving party at the end of Year 6 came and I danced my great Caribbean dance. Unfortunately nobody understood the timeless beauty of the moves. They were saying: What are you doing Marcus? Well, this ski trip was the last straw. Observation: Eu

Swiss military rules on my school trip

  No mobiles No toys No electronics No closing the door No talking after 10PM No hidden food No choice after 7AM: wake up and face 8 hours of skiing No misbehaving Everything is compulsory If it's not compulsory it's forbidden Alcohol, cigarettes or drugs: you get sent home when saying any of the words No not complying with rules = Get sent home (Parents collect you) No fun in any form or shape Swiss army knives allowed That's right. I thought to myself, you never know when it might come in handy. SO why not bring it along?