• Wedding Blues

    A short note to say… I want to a wedding yesterday. I knew both the bride and the groom and, as weddings go, it was quite lovely. No hassle, no drama, unpretentious and fun. The ceremony was at St Bernards in Claremont, the reception at Simons in Groot Constantia. There could have been no more than 30 people present and 80% of the crowd was quite young. The princess was there on her own, sans date. I really don’t see the need in dragging along a poor guy to a wedding, where his sole and lovely purpose would be to prove that I CAN get a date for a wedding.…

  • Brown Skin

    *This is a re-post of sorts, but it addresses our perceived stereotypes. Meander over to Urban Trash when you`re done reading, and hear Jeremy`s take on the same issue* A few evening earlier I happened to be online with Jeremy when the whole aspect of racial stereotyping came up. It`s something that we, South African`s, do every single day in some way or form. It`s inherent and not always malicious but it happens. I have always railed against stereotyping of any sort and, to be honest, it`s hard to get away from it when you work in the Financial Sector. Stereotypes abound even though many of us do not conform…

  • Patriot Games

    *This is not a political post. Neither is it a negative post. Keep this in mind when you read it and, yes, I expect that I might possibly be opening a can of worms. That is not my intention, but if it comes to that…so be it* I had an online conversation with a friend last night. Proudly ex-pat, he`s been living in Saudi for the last 8 years and he is miserably happy. He never misses an opportunity to remind me of this. In fact, he emphasizes this with so much relish each and every time we speak, that I`m at the point where I feel like putting him…