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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:50 pm

Howzit Kallis!!

Was that just a holiday?? Tell us more 8)
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:41 am

Hi V's :yaya:
It starting to get lekker cold over here :D
What have everyone been up to lately?
School is getting a bit tough. Tomorrow we have an inspection and I'm stressing a lot!!!!!
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby spargish » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:46 am

Hey guys

Back in the office today just got back from a nice loooong week end at Satara!

Hope you all have an awesome day
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:07 am

Satara :big_eyes:
You lucky man! How was the sightings? Are there going to be a TR?
I'm so happy to share that I have 3 more trips already booked this year :dance:
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:06 am

I can't even pretend to be happy for all these Kruger trips I'm so jealous :(

Ja what did you see where Spargs??
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby HippoPotty » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:38 am

Hello everyone!

I haven't read all 300+ pages on this topic, so I don't know how many 'members' there already are, but I hope you will welcome one more. :) I'm 23 years old and a part-time student currently living in Pretoria - do I qualify?

Hope you're all well and daydreaming of the freedom only nature can provide! :D
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:58 am

HippoParty :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Sound like such a jolly name!!! :D
You are very, very welcome here indeed 8)

The topic has become strangely quiet of late :hmz: :whistle: But you will see all the members in time 8)
What are you part time studying?

I'm 23 too (although nearly 24) and done studying now ... working in Midrand as data wrangler and assistant editor for tv ads :) Although one day I want to direct wildlife documentaries :D
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby spargish » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Hey guys Great to see some activity again

HippoPotty wrote:Hello everyone!

I haven't read all 300+ pages on this topic, so I don't know how many 'members' there already are, but I hope you will welcome one more. :) I'm 23 years old and a part-time student currently living in Pretoria - do I qualify?

Hope you're all well and daydreaming of the freedom only nature can provide! :D


Welcome Hippo glad to have you on board with the V's I am 26 and Work in IT

Heksie wrote:Satara :big_eyes:
You lucky man! How was the sightings? Are there going to be a TR?
I'm so happy to share that I have 3 more trips already booked this year :dance:


It was a great trip thanks great sighting and 3 lifers in the bird category for me :dance:

Sorry Cheets.... I have 2 trips in the next to months....
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby HippoPotty » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:55 am

Why thank you for the warm words of welcome.. :)

I recently qualified as a computational linguist at NWU in Potchefstroom, and now I am busy with my Master's degree in Applied Language Studies. (And yes, before anyone asks, I'm a language freak - and that includes spelling and grammar usage. I'll try to behave myself on here, though.. :wink: )

I like your positive thoughts about the future, Cheetah.. One day when I grow up I want to be conservationist. 8)
There's nothing wrong with dreaming, is there?

So, any interesting weekend plans, anyone? Or is the weather keeping you indoors?
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:32 pm

Masters in applied language studies :shock: :shock: Excellent to have you on board then! Since I'm sure your skill with words will be appreciated in future travel tales 8) 8) 8)
I agree with you ... dream big!! :dance:

Are you an angel or musketeer?

This weekend has been extremely cold!! But last night had a couple of friends over for some beer and wine and a hard chillax here at my place 8) Coffee date with a lass today 8) Now curling up to some Lord of the Rings in bed after watching the rugga!
Well done to the Bulls for finally playing running rugby, and getting the bonus point win :D Where is Meerkitty to account for her fishies :tongue:
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby HippoPotty » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:12 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:Are you an angel or musketeer?


I'm afraid I don't understand..? :redface: (Sorry, I'm a bit new to forum-talk.)

It was cold this weekend! Especially Saturday! Curling up in bed? Oh, how I wish I was a full-time student again! In my fourth year I didn't have any classes on Mondays or Fridays, so having to work for five full days in a row is killing me a little each day.. :wall:

But luckily I soon have a salary 8) and a long(ish) Kruger trip to look forward to! :D
They call it AFRICA, we call it HOME.. :)

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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:35 pm

Welcome Hippo, seeing you are a linguist.... sawubona (sorry if it is spelled wrong! ) - for the others that is hello in Zulu. :D

HippoPotty wrote:cheetah2111 wrote:
Are you an angel or musketeer?


I'm afraid I don't understand..? (Sorry, I'm a bit new to forum-talk.)


What Cheetah is asking is: are you a male or female.

Don't worry it took me also a while to figure out all the forum-slang out too. :D
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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby HippoPotty » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:12 pm

wildflowergirl wrote:
HippoPotty wrote:cheetah2111 wrote:
Are you an angel or musketeer?

I'm afraid I don't understand..? (Sorry, I'm a bit new to forum-talk.)


What Cheetah is asking is: are you a male or female.

Don't worry it took me also a while to figure out all the forum-slang out too. :D


Well why didn't he just ask it that way?! :hmz: :wink:
But in that case, I'm an angel. :)

Anyhoo, thanks and hello, Wildflowergirl. Nice to meet you! :D
They call it AFRICA, we call it HOME.. :)

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Re: Varsity Student Formites

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:21 am

HippoPotty wrote:Well why didn't he just ask it that way?!

See what I did there?? :wink:
A bit of forum education, free of charge :tongue:
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Wildflowergirl is very good with words! A poet 8)

Studying full time was cooooool, but salaries are also alright :whistle: If only I got as much leave as Spargish :slap:
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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:04 am

cheetah2111 wrote:Wildflowergirl is very good with words! A poet


ag thanx James! I mean cheetah..... 8) You are too kind! 8)


cheetah2111 wrote:See what I did there??
A bit of forum education, free of charge
LOLS! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

cheetah2111 wrote:salaries are also alright If only I got as much leave as Spargish

Salaries are cool, but eish sitting in an office behind a computer for 8 hours a day is not so lekker, leave is always cool!! :D and then you have money to spend on your leave too. :D Oh the ironies of life.
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