Lately, my days have been consumed with work, running, binge watching “House of Cards” (Kevin Spacey is so good) and chatting to the occasional cute boy.
Recent Whatsapp conversation with Fahiema:
Me: I just chatted to a cute boy. Two minutes after talking to him I realised that I had avocado all over my face.
Fahiema: LOL! What’s wrong with him? Totally an invitation for him to come and lick the avocado off your face, right?
Anyway, here’s a recent photo I took at Oblivion, which is one of my all-time favourite hangouts.
Oh and if you have the time, you should totally check out the “I, too, am Harvard” photo campaign. The campaign tries to highlight the voices of black students at Harvard.
I’m currently rereading, To Kill a Mockingbird. This must be the eighth time that I’m reading this book, and EVERY time I read the book I end up in tears.
One of my favourite moments takes place right after Tom Robinson, a black man is wrongly convicted of raping a white woman. Jem a 12 year old starts crying and has the following conversation with his father, Atticus.
‘Atticus -‘ said Jem bleakly.
He turned in the doorway. ‘What, son?’
‘How could they do it, how could they?’
‘I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it – seems that only children weep. Good night.’
The following photo was taken at Cape Point Vineyard in Noordhoek.
I’ve been back home (Cape Town) for less than a month and I’ve already planned my next two adventures. The first adventure on the agenda is a trip to Joburg. A few girlfriends and I are planning to attend a concert there. Plane, train AND concert tickets have already been purchased. Yes, that’s right, we’ve purchased TRAIN tickets from Cape Town to Joburg. That’s a 26 hour journey!
The second adventure on the agenda is a family trip to Durban. I an’t wait to cycle along the Durban beach front.
On Sunday I watched lithe bodies glide and twirl across a temporary dance floor at Sea Point Pavilion. The event (salsa sun-kissed series) was hosted by my friend, Maria. Here are some of the photos I took at the event.
The next event will take place on 16 February between 15:30 – 19:00. There is no cost associated with the event.
I’m back home in Cape Town and feeling like I’m exuding masala from my pores. I’m a whole another level of sexy.
The following images were taken in Udaipur.
On Sunday, my beautiful sister married her long term boyfriend.
The outfit my sister wore to the mosque.
Me holding the world’s cutest baby. Love this kid.
A picture of a toy zebra standing next to a Quran.
My sister’s second outfit, worn at the reception.
On seeing my outfit for the wedding my grandmother said to my dad, “Look at the short dress this one is wearing.”
Me: Actually this is LONG by my standards.
My dad simply laughed. My dad is all kinds of awesome.
Pictures taken at my sister’s bachelorette party on Friday. The party was held in my apartment and we had so much of fun, playing games such as “pin the junk on the hunk” and “toilet paper wedding dresses”.
I was in a minor car accident on Saturday morning. Heart sore.
It is official. My cousin’s baby is cuter than my kitten.
If you’re looking for an interesting read this morning, I recommend David Sedaris’ article on his sister’s suicide.
If you’re looking for an interesting photo/travel blog to devour, I recommend Pomelo.
A few days ago I wrote a blog post on the highlights of my trips abroad. I that post, I proudly proclaimed that the only thing I loved about Paris, was the Louvre. Seconds after posting that, I stumbled on THIS blog post. And now I’m all, “Ooooh pretty. Perhaps I was too hasty. Perhaps I should give Paris a second chance?”
Anyway, here’s part 2 of my travel highlights.
Garden Route (2010) – Watching a woman get stabbed in Jeffrey’s Bay, for daring to steal another man’s alcohol. Ha, I kid. I didn’t actually see her get stabbed. I just saw her prone, bleeding body in the street. Nah, I think that the highlight of this trip would be the treetop zip-lining.
Bali (2011) – Running through streets of Bali during a thunderstorm. It was frightening and exhilarating and I’d never before experienced anything like it. The other highlight of my trip was experiencing my very first earthquake.
Lombok (2011) – Snorkelling. I suffer from claustrophobia. I freak out in tiny dark spaces (and yet I did an underground tunnel tour of the city), and hate having a mask cover my mouth and nose. Preparing myself mentally for the task was the best decision of my life. I swam above a turtle and saw so many incredible looking fish. I tried to memorise the colours and shape of each and every fish. I wanted to describe each fish in detail. It was just such a wonderful experience.
Kula Lumpur (2011) – Eating authentic Indian food off a banana leaf.
New Orleans (2011) – The ghost and phantom tour. Our guide was a comedic genius and I loved every minute of the tour.
Washington DC (2011) – The Lincoln Monument. There’s just something so majestic about the statue. It might just be its size.
Photos taken in Washington DC.
This weekend was spent eating Nutella straight from the jar, running my first half-marathon in weeks, watching a Jimmy Carr stand-up comedy DVD and “botanizing”.
“I once fucked a woman with one leg.”
“I should have used my cock.”
He then goes on to mime using his one leg to fuck a woman.
I ran my first half-marathon on Saturday. At the 4km mark I was lucky enough to witness a guy take a dump behind a tree. I must admit that I really admire his technique. Feet firmly on the ground, hands on knees and arse lifted towards the heaven. It was a sight to behold.
When I relayed the above story to Fahiema, she asked, “Was it a runner?”
Me: What? Are you talking about the person or the consistency of his stool?
Anyway, the race did not go well. I was hoping to set a new personal best (anything under 2:08), but was struck by pins and needles and could barely keep up with the sub 2:15 pacesetter.
The following Instagrams were taken on my hike at Silvermine Nature Reserve.
View from the Elephant’s Eye, a cave at Silvermine Nature Reserve.
I am currently reading, “A splendid thousand sun” by Khaled Hosseni. He’s the very same guy who brought us “The kite runner”.