A grey Thursday


The weather was symbolic of the kind of day I’ve had – grey and dull but full of promise. Full of promise because after the rain the sun has to come up right? I’ve been sitting in the office going through the footage I managed to get last night at the basketball game in Mandeville.…

Kung fu cha


This is a kung fu tea set. Photo: Shandukani Mulaudzi   DID YOU KNOW: The true meaning of kung fu is not just about martial arts. Kung fu means hard work. “Kung Fu is made up of two characters: the first, kung, can mean skillful work, hard training, or endeavor. The second, fu, means time spent.”   Today…

It’s a marathon not a sprint


I hate running with my entire being I really do. I tried jogging to maintain my figure once I quit after about three days. It’s not that I hate exercise because I love the aerobics and spinning I just don’t like running. When I studied accounting I remember one of my friends told me to…

A friend in need is a friend indeed


When I first heard that saying I was in grade 2 and my teacher Mrs Steenkamp wrote it on the board. I don’t even remember why she had brought it to our attention probably to teach us english idioms but at that point I had no idea what it meant. In fact I thought it…

Unpacking prejudice


Last week on the day before we took a tour of first and second China Town my mentor, Nechama Brodie, told us that we needed to be aware of ourselves and remember not to be rude. She asked us to go home and “unpack our prejudices” before we start on this project. I looked around…