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They called me Scuba Steve…

So the Protea cricket team took on the Indians at Newlands in Cape Town this week - first of three tests. And we won convincingly, so that was fun. DRESSUP FOR NEWLANDS It has become a tradition for tbV and me with my friend MJ and whoever else might be with us [looking at you, American former housemates!] to pick a theme and go to the cricket dressed appropriately. So last time was Star Wars: [...]

By | 2018-01-09T08:49:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|adventures, fun, inspire-ations, silly things, South Africa|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #UnorthodoxWaterSavingTips

Cape Town where i live has been facing serious water shortages and so we turned to you for help: The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6 am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot [...]

By | 2017-10-18T10:36:34+00:00 October 18th, 2017|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments

The Good, The Bad and “You’re Ugly!”

It was the best of Social Medias, it was the worst of Social Medias. i mean, let's be honest, i don't tend towards being a 'go gently into that good night' kind of person when it comes to the online. Or the offline. Or an unattended chocolate fountain, to be honest, but that's just your fault wedding reception i wasn't even invited to! MMmm, cho-co-late fountain.... now, where was i? Oh yes, social media. Well [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:47:03+00:00 September 11th, 2017|activities|0 Comments

Niqabi Ninja: the horrible play you HAVE to see

Calling a play "horrible" doesn't sound like a great endorsement, but give me a moment. Last night my friend Megan and i went to watch my other friend Megan [Furniss]'s new directed play Niqabi Ninja [written by Sara Shaarawi] and i was blown away. Not surprised at all, because Megan directed it and so i go in with the expectation that it's going to be very good. But what i watched last night was brilliant. [...]

Improv Vibes in Cape Town: What’s up? Doc!

Last night i had to tell one of my Improv team mates [who had been out of the room] that they were the Minister of Finance at a Rodeo and that the murder weapon was a piece of Bread at which point they had to 'kill' me with the bread. Only problem is, i had to do the entire thing in a made up language called Gibberish. No English could be spoken at all. I [...]

By | 2016-03-15T07:36:03+00:00 March 15th, 2016|activities, fun, games & Stuff, silly things|0 Comments

All deaths matter: In memory of Sinoxolo and Franziska

Today a group of us head out to Khayelitsha to join in the vigil to remember the life of a young woman, Sinoxolo Mafevuka, who was found murdered there last week. The same week when another young woman, Franziska Blöchliger, was found murdered in the Tokai forest. Both murders are complete tragedies. The temptation is to add a 'but' or an 'and' and depending on what your context, background and connection is, try to make one seem [...]

The Passion of the Chris

Last night was the Passion 2016 Worship Conference in Cape Town. Earlier in the day i had been at a significant meeting with the young folks from Disrupting Whiteness which i reflected on in this somewhat controversially titled post, 'Sodomy: A South African Love Story' which reminded us of an earlier definition of Sodomy which was  that 'The people of Sodom pursued lives of careless ease and ignored the poor on their doorstep.' Which we see [...]

Before i comment…

Yesterday i wrote a post titled, 'Before you favourite, RT, forward...' which started with Back to the Future memes [not serious at all] and ended with alleged swimming lesson racism [very serious]. The focus being on people on various social media platforms sharing stories that arrive as 'Breaking News' or are sensational or emotionally-charged, before they have bothered to check whether they are authentic or not. i want to take it a little bit further today, [...]

Taboo Topics: Race – What I would love my white friends to hear – Meet Juliet Paulse

Growing up in Cape Town in a largely coloured area, the perceptions about white and black people were always negative. So naturally I took that on as the norm (as that was my context). I was only in high school when I was first exposed to white folks. All my teachers were white and they knew everything and seem to have everything. I basically unconsciously just ended up assimilating into that thinking that white must [...]

Home from home

i mean, how can you not love that, right? Coming home to Cape Town was an easy one. But leaving Oakland was also a less easy one than we may have thought. It was surprising to both tbV and myself just how much like home it felt to us. Which was great. And had a lot to do with the people and some of the places. Especially getting to stay for a month with Aaron [...]

By | 2015-07-04T08:54:12+00:00 July 4th, 2015|activities, life|0 Comments