Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Queen is coming to town!

I heard at the end of last month already that Oprah Winfrey was coming not only to South Africa but to MY home town! I could not believe it at first, like really, what are the odds that my idol would come to my home town? I thought it just couldn't be.

 It turns out its the truth, Oprah is coming to town this Friday the 24th June 2011, to receive an honorary degree from the University of the Free State. The website of the University had the says "Our university will be awarding an honorary doctorate in Education to the global media icon, philanthropist and public educator, Ms Oprah Winfrey, on its Bloemfontein Campus on Friday, 24 June 2011.Both the Council and Senate of our university gave strong support to awarding the honorary doctorate to Ms Winfrey.By awarding the honorary doctorate, we want to recognise Ms Winfrey’s accomplishments and unparalleled work as a global media leader, as well as a philanthropist with vision and foresight in the field of education and development.

“It is a great privilege for us to be the first South African university to honour Ms Winfrey in this way and to be able to recognise a global icon of her stature,” says Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of our university.Ms Winfrey already holds honorary doctorates from Princeton University as well as Duke University in the United States, among others".

Sadly for me the tickets to see the whole event are sold out, I'm slowly dying inside, I'm sad because I would've really loved to see her in person.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A little about me

A.  Age                                                   - A supple 24

B.  Bed Size                                            - Double bed
C. Chore you dislike                                -Dishes

D. Dogs                                                  -I don't have pets I'm not a big animal person

E. Essential Start to your day                   - Gotta take a nice warm bath

F. Favorite Color                                     -Right now it's pastel pink

G. Gold or silver                                     -Both if they are blended well

H. Height                                                 -I'm not sure but I'm a shorty

I. Instrument you play(ed)                         -None

J. Jelly bean flavor                                   -I have had them in years! So I don't know

K. Kids                                                   -Yes please, like 4 or 5 one day

L. Lucky number                                     - Number 9, I was born on the 9th March, my Dad on the 9th February, my Sister on the 9th January, my Mom on the 19 July and my Brother on the 29th April.

M. Month                                                  -December, it's Christmas and it's summer

N.  Nicknames                                        -Phookei, Phooks, Porkchops, Maps I don't like any of them, I prefer Your-Highness.

O.  Overnight stay in hospital                     - I was around 11 or 12, I'd had a headache for days, the doctors thought I had meningitis, luckily I didn't.

P.  Pet peeves                                          -Rude people

Q. Quote from a movie                              -Hmmm...

R. Righty or Lefty                                      -Righty

S.  Siblings                                                - Younger brother and sister

T. Time you wake up                                  -Weekdays between 5:30 and 6:30 weekends 8 am

U.  Underwear                                           -Sometimes, depending on what I'm wearing hate having a visible panty line

V.  Vegetables you don't like                        -Beans and cauliflower

W.  What makes you run late                        -Taking forever in the bath

X. X rays you've had                                       -None

Y. Yummy food you make                            -Spaghetti Bolognaise

Z. Zoo animal favorites                                -All of them  

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Turban 101

I’m wearing a turban to work today and I absolutely LOVE the look! This look is not brand new to me or the fashion scene, and it’s one that I’ve been rocking since my varsity days. I loved the convenience it gave me when I was having hair bad days and the fun I had with it when I just wanted to rock a turban. I still wear head wraps today depending on the kind of outfit I’m wearing, I think it’s an elegant look, tell me what you think? Am I doing it justice?  

I love animal prints.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Hugh Masekela - Khawuleza

In the spirit of Africa Day, here's Hugh Masekela live at the SOB's in NYC


Last week Wednesday marked the 48th anniversary of Africa Day. On the 25 May, 1963, the leaders of the then independent Africa, made history and gave significant impetus to the continent's collective but then incomplete struggle for independence, by establishing the Organisation of the African Unity. Nearly four decades followed, in which African states stood united in the framework of the OAU, while making efforts to give depth and meaning to their political independence and striving for the socio-economic development of their peoples. Those efforts yielded positive results, culminating in the establishment of the African Union (AU). 25 May is therefore celebrated and commemorated every year as Africa Day.

Africa Day is a great initiative, allowing us as Africans to celebrate the continent it's accomplishments, it also instills a great sense of pride in Africans. My greatest prayer for Africa is that in the wake of the political uprisings that have hit the continent, God will produce a group of selfless leaders, who will shun the autocratic tendencies of leaders past, who will work tirelessly toward the development of the people and towards bridging tribal barrier so that we may all see each other as ONE. May God guard Africa's leaders and give them peace. Amen.