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Since we are not millionaires, none of us were really able to go to Tfaith and Cornel’s wedding down in South Africa. So of course Tfaith and his family decided that a Seattle reception was in order. This being the main reason I went to Seattle in the first place. I was still the only one to visit them in South Africa, so I win the most awesome friend award just for that alone.

It was such a great weekend because I got to see and hang out with my friends that I consider more like brothers.

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College would have sucked without these guys.

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Omid was finally able to do a keg stand that lasted for more than 3 seconds. (the tap was broken)

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Omid and I have great taste in shoes.

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The food was fantastic

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South African BFF!!!

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I like this picture because Tfaith and Cornel are being completely inappropriate.

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Cornel: I am so excited!! Its a BBQ cooking set!!!!
Us: Do you even have a BBQ grill in DC?
Cornel: No……

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This is the absolute most amazing commercial I have seen in a while. Seriously, watch the whole thing. I think I yelled in triumph when I saw the whole Youtube segment and the appearance from Homer. Even Gael Garcia Bernal makes a freaking appearance! Good job Nike. Good freaking job.

The World Cup is going to be exciting.

Sorry all other sports. Nothing compares.

Nothing.

And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

And now I cling to what I knew
I saw exactly what was true
But oh no more.
That’s why I hold,
That’s why I hold with all I have.
That’s why I hold. – Mumford and Sons

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Cape Town is one of the most incredible cities I have ever been too. It is no wonder that people call it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It definitely lives up to that reputation. If you were to get stabbed or robbed in Cape Town, at the very least, you would be surrounded by some beautiful scenery. The buildings? Gorgeous. The people? Gorgeous. The beaches? OMFG Cold & Gorgeous. The Alcohol prices? Gorgeous. I feel blessed to have spent so much time here. Yet those weeks seemed to pass by so quickly. From avoiding dangerous alleyways we called “Diagon Alley”, watching my friend complete a vicious cycle race, introducing Capetonians to Power Hour, to barely surviving a treacherous trek up Table Mountain, Cape Town was and will forever be memorable.

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More pictures after the jump.

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I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
-William Ernest Henley

I remember the hoopla Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood created when they were filming in South Africa.
I remember getting locked into my internet cafe because they were shutting the street down for a couple of scenes right behind Tfaith’s apartment complex.
I remember Tfaith racing WITH Matt Damon in the Argus Cycle Tour.

I also remember visiting Robben Island and thinking, what the hell is up with all the rabbits?

A Robben Island Peninsula Suavecito
I also remember how amazing South Africa was. How truly amazing the country is.
And how blessed I am to have been able to spend so much time there.

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This post is LONG overdue, since it happened a couple of months ago, but that won’t make it any less special. After being in South Africa for a couple of weeks and making BFFs with Tfaith’s Cape Town posse, we both realized that none of them had ever played Power Hour before. As blasphemous as that was, we decided that we had to pick a special night to de-virginize them to the drinking game.

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We picked the night of a BBQ. We were celebrating Zezia’s birthday that night and Tfaith figured it would be the perfect night to show Cape Town how to do Power Hour.

It. Was. So. Epic.

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