By John Ekongo I TOOK it upon myself to establish exactly what types of people hang out where in the city. So I came up with a foolproof list of hang outs and by matching them one can deduce the character of his/her partner. I do not hang out at these spots for pleasure though, no way, merely for duty and country. You know as a journo one needs not discriminate. Like the wording goes, 'Every man and his Valentine', take this as a guide to find your perfect spot for hanging out. 'Students' we understand that you operate on a shoestring budget. So consider 'San Marcos' for two good reasons - it is very cheap and your fellow students fill it up such that the waiters simply forget if they have served you or not. So if you think you have had enough simply walk out, or pretend you are going to the loo. It's not your problem that their loo is outside the premises. 'The I wish I was a celebrity class' - These are usually the confused young lot with a vanity for anything branded. Look no further than places such as Fashion Bar, Wine Bar, Club Masquerade and Funky Lab. During the chill out they pretend to have sophisticated conversations about Paris Hilton, Britney Spear and believe that they are the connoisseurs of house music. Two things you notice - conversations are all taken out of gossip magazines and at the end of the day they always return to Katutura. 'The I wish I was a sophisticated celebrity class' - Look no further than Palms and Wine Bar. Here you will find the conversation a bit flowing but it is usually about who has what and who hasn't got what. Personality wise, you must be on your toes because you might be sniffed out a mile away if you don't fit in. 'The CEO, permanent secretary, aspiring little politicians club' - I was made a member by default. These guys like it rich and love to puff on cigar, so the cigar lounges at Kalahari Sands and Butchers Grill will do. The only problem is that none of them ever took classes on how to smoke cigars. As usual politics is about the fa??????'??
2008-02-15 00:00:00 10 years ago