Monday, June 25, 2012

The thing is...

“It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” 
― Charles BukowskiFactotum

Monday, June 11, 2012

I fux with Maria McCloy

Maria McCloy - the vintage queen, African Print clutch bag maker, Accessory creator extraordinaire!
Here are my latest goodies from her incredible collection

Long wire earrings. I think they are from her Masai inspired range.  Loving these lately because they work so well with my coverall hairstyle.

The blue skirt from her R50 vintage box from a while ago - had to get it tailored to fit my newly slimmed waistline. I love the colour and the fact that it has pockets. Pockets are a girls best friend!

Again - do check her out every Sunday at the Market on Main at Arts on Main between 10am and 3pm. You will not be sorry.

See some more of her goodies on Facebook

Half of a Yellow Sun - Film adaptation


This has to be the best news of the year! The amazing novel "Half of a yellow Sun" by super amazing author Chimamanda Adichie is about to be a movie!
Still searching for more information on the interwebs. My excitement won't let me be great at the moment

Launches at Great Dane Braamfontein

Last week (or the week before) made my way to the new favourite after dark spot in Braamfontein, Great Dane, two nights in a row. On both nights, album launches were the buzz and brought all the cool kids to the 5cent coin floored yard.

Wednesday - Bhubessi's "Member's only"  mixtape launch. With Siya as MC. Muptee and Boyz in Bucks joined the young Lion on stage.

Thursday - Zaki Ibrahims's "Every Opposite" album launch. I missed that actual launch due and arrived shortly after to only praise and love for the lovely Zaki. I definitely want the album.

Images sources:
Miss Bianca Miles

Weds: I have a thing for lollipops when I don't feel like drinking

Two of my favourite fashion bloggers - Thithi and Milli

Thurs: Me and childhood friend Nandi (

I don't know. 

I know you're hurting #isaidno

You, reading the headlines and stories in our newspapers about the daily violations
You, whose daughter has been violated
You, whose son has been violated
You, the one who has been raped or sexually abused
You, who knows someone (we all do)
You, the one who doesn't know what to do, who to talk to, where to go
You, who has been let down by the system
You, who has not spoken out

I know you are hurting.
If you or someone you know want to share your story / see how other people are coping, there is a place
There is a place to find resources and help centres
There is a place to break the silence

Image by Talitha Rabie of FrostedBerry Design

...and I quote

Source: Web

The Youngsters Series

Edited by Mandy Weiner and commissioned by Pan MacMillan comes a great series of books by prominent South Africans voices with a great opinions and interesting stories in an entertaining collection of the state of being a Youngster in SA.

Proudly, some of these authors are my friends.
 Shaka Sisulu: Grandson of anti-apartheid stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, founding member of the Cheesekids volunteer movement

 Khaya Dlanga:Award-winning blogger, columnist and advertising guy

 Anele Mdoda: the irrepressible DJ on the Afternoon Drive show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Beyonce stan, MC, party hostess with the mostess and Twitter Queen. 

 Nik Rabinowitz: Comedian

Danny K: Crooner aka singer

The books are on sale at Exclusive Books, Amazon, and CNA. Retailing around the R85 mark, they are all well worth a buy and a read for some insight, laughter, thought provoking topics and jolly good fun.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Perfectly timed photos

Life is kinetic, and photographs capture the kinetics in a single still frame
Look at these awesome moments; captured by being at the right place at the right time.

See the rest here Bored Panda

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ma went to Dukes (again)

Yes, I'm probably obsessed with Dukes' burgers and it probably should stop. One day
Last week Wednesday, the sistrens and myself went to Burger heaven for a catch up din din session.
We seem to have chosen this spot as our 'let's remember we are alive and happy and love each other' spot because at the end of it there are always toasts, tears and hugs. I like.

We chose to go on Wednesday particularly for the Rock Wednesday Menu, and to get some food in us before going off to Great Dane for Bhubesii's album launch

Are you coming?

Left behind. The unofficial dOCUMENTA(13) opening 
9.6.2012, 18:00

Those who won’t be at the opening of dOCUMENTA(13), the world famous art exhibition held every 5 years in Kassel, Germany, can still be at the dOCUMENTA(13) event at in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Saturday the 9th of June. Organised by Kudzanai Chiurai, whose works will be presented at this year’s dOCUMENTA, the show will happen at Co-op and ROOM, both in Juta Street, and opens concurrently with Chiurai’s Documenta 13 installation on the 9th of June 2012 in Germany.

Juta Street will feature two video installations accompanied by Thandiswa Mazwai, Joao Orecchia and the BLK JKS, while ROOM will display photographs of the installation at Documenta 13 and Co-op will see a new edition of Conflict Resolution posters exhibited.

Kudzanai Chiurai’s poster show entitled Conflict Resolution grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. He says “The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace.”

Date: 9th June 2012.

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

Performance Starts: 18.30

If you thought your boss was a nightmare

These are memo's that were sent to employees of Tiger Oil Company by the owner, Edward Mike Davis, who sometimes refers to himself in the third person in this hilarious and jaw dropping collection of rants. 
If you thought your boss was a nightmare, imagine working for this guy. 

This rant carries on for four pages

The boss who killed Christmas

Source of this hilarity: Letters of Note

You can  check out the whole collection there, there are some of my favourites


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