I dare say..

August 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm 15 comments

These must be the images they had in mind when they came up with the expression: “Stupidity should be painful”. From this day on-wards, I think the name “Meseret” shall be used interchangeably with the word “mAferia”

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  • 1. beweredewe  |  August 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    “stupidity” is painful abesheet but but… there is a method to the madness. it is also funny. aweko yetegnane bekesekeute ayesmame new negeru or teretu.

  • 2. beweredewe  |  August 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    personal experience. 🙂

  • 3. Wello dessie  |  August 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Ay anche.

  • 4. habeshaviews  |  August 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Talk to me after you run 5000 m in 14:50.19 and I might listen to you

  • 5. Scooby  |  August 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I wonder if it would have made a difference if she wasn’t carrying the picture of Ferenjwa mariam. ~_~

  • 6. beweredewe  |  August 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    ande- I do not know. 🙂
    hulete- It does not make a difference whoever is on that se’ el.
    sosete- anything is open for interpetations, I guess. haha

  • 7. Teddy Afro  |  October 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    One word, inspiring. And very proud.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialTeddyAfro

  • 8. heleinak  |  December 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    who’s to say what’s wrong or right? it’s simply called “faith”. we all have something to believe in right?

  • 9. abesheet  |  December 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Showing the rest of the world how “Nechwa Mariam” granted her victory? Hmm.. I don’t know.

  • 10. heleinak  |  December 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    ooh…now that’s a completely different topic, don’t you think? If that’s how you approached it, I absolutely respect that. however, I personally would NEVER EVER dare to bring up “race” in the same topic as “faith”. Even hearing about it really disturbs me. It’s one thing to go against a certain religion but it’s a completely another argument to judge it from such approach.
    P.S. all in good intentions. just exchanging views

  • 11. abesheet  |  December 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Oh you are fine. And I get what you are saying. Alas.. aren’t these “athletes” supposed to represent us when they stand there? And would expecting them to act with more integrity than blazing forth to the world an itsy bitsy photo of “ferenjwa Mariam” they have been carrying in their bra when they came out winning, with tears running down their faces [Saying what? “Emebete batnorilign noro Derartu Tulu & her countless cousins would have taken this away from me?!”] too much?! If the deed has gotta be done, and anyone with more brains than a Cuckoo clock would doubt the wisdom of such an action, it’s not like we don’t have enough “zaGol”-eyed brown-skinned Mariams of our own to go around!!. GiNa.. to “maMaat” an athelete for not having a brain is like “meQeyeming” a pig on a red-bull-free diet for not flying. Aydel?

  • 12. Mitmita  |  December 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I can see why you find this image embarassing, abesheet. I think it’s more on the silly side. However, i don’t agree with your saying athletes like Meseret are there to represent us. I know neither you nor me were there training with her in the cold and the sun. You said it yourself.. this is a personal achievement Derartu and her sisters could have easily taken from her. Which is why she should be allowed to celebrate any way she wants.

  • 13. abesheet  |  December 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Actually, Mita, everything a person from a 3rd world does is a documentary to those who haven’t been there. [Which is where stereotypes come from and why I see gaping mouthes every time i reach for the bacon at our break-room on lunch time; because all of my other Ethiopian co-workers have made sure everybody knows they consider “bacon” untouchable. Infact, they so look down their noses at everything they aren’t used to back home that one of them is still poked fun at for avoiding Hamburger for the 7 years he has lived here: he has assumed it must have “ham”! Not researching what we don’t understand is probably another point still being counted against us because of him!!].

    So … yes.. Meseret is representing us in more than one way, especially when she is wearing our flag and standing infront of the Western Media in our name. But you have got a valid point about her right to celebrate her victory any way she sees fit [and mine to sneer at it!]. The last time I went anywhere close to the town of Arsi is go on an “Agerihin EweQ” trip to Awassa. And, while there, I haven’t had the misfortune of training with any of it’s fast-legged children.

  • 14. Chuchu  |  December 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I see where you are coming from, abesheet. I can even say I share some of your embarassment. But, truth be told, The Virgin Mary was born and raised in the land of Israel. Which makes her olive-complexion, if not white. So what you wanted Meseret is to make a political statement instead of a realistic based one. In that case, I think you expect too much from our poor Athletes.

  • 15. abesheet  |  December 22, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Lol. You are probably right. One has gotta take the good with the bad [The ‘kibir aklil’ with the ‘mehayim’ tears] until such day one does not have to. Good insight, btw.

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