Are you dream chasing, paper chasing, or lucky enough to be doing both?

I am of the belief that while I am making a living and building a career, I also want to have a positive a social impact in my chosen field. This has been, and remains one of the driving forces of my career choices. I often have debates with the people in my life about why I focus more on passion and less on money. Don’t get me wrong I like being paid as much as the next person but I also have an altruist personality, which has be balancing the money and passion. Continue reading “Are you dream chasing, paper chasing, or lucky enough to be doing both?”

LED Facial Treatment, My Experience

An  aesthetics boutique opened a short distance from my office.  Who can resist such temptation? I picked up a brochure and skimmed over it for a couple of days, pondering and calculating.  Weighing up this and that, until I decided why the heck not? Let me go for a consult and see what happens. I’ve been to the dermatologist for my skin on different occasions (check out this post) and thought it might be worthwhile to try a different approach for my oily, acne prone skin. Continue reading “LED Facial Treatment, My Experience”

An Ode to the Sisterhood

Its almost the end of August (women’s month in SA) and I cant let it pass without an ode to the many amazing women I cross paths with.

Shall we start with a bit of history? I’ll keep it brief. On the 9th of August, we celebrate National Women’s day in South Africa. This auspicious occasion in commemorates the day on which thousands of women marched upon the Union Buildings (the seat of government) in 1956 to protest unjust pass laws. The laws required South Africans, of African ethnicity to carry special documentation that restricted their freedom of movement. This show of unity from women of diverse backgrounds is celebrated throughout August. Continue reading “An Ode to the Sisterhood”

Skin deep

An update on my skin woes

If you’ve read my previous posts here and here you’ll know that I have acne prone skin. I’ve been suffering with acne since puberty. I was on heavy prescription medication in my first year of varsity and I hated it. The side effects were terrible. It left my skin dry , itchy, discoloured and no amount of vaseline could moisturise my lips. But I haven’t had a problem since then, aside from the occasional breakout, until this year.  Continue reading “Skin deep”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2

Its a continuation from  Part 1 of my trip to Bali, as promised. Still on day 2 of our visit, it was a packed day :). We visited one of the many water sports centres for an underwater adventure. Bikini clad, we jumped onto a speed boat which jetted through the water to a stationed post, behold our under water sea walk. I am not much of an adrenaline junkie so my nerves were already shell shocked from the speed on the boat. We were escorted off the the boat, onto a temporary platform floating on the water, where we were given appropriate gear (shoes and an oxygen helmet) and a safety talk. Continue reading “Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 1

I have not been able to write about Bali, (which I visited mid-way through June), until now, but I figured better late than never.😃. I’ve decided to split my Bali travel over 2 posts. My initial post was getting lengthy and I want you to read to the end.

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember that I was in Singapore and traveled from there to Bali, with friends. The flight from Singapore to Bali was less than 3 hours. Of course, Singapore is right up there with the world’s most developed, so landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Bali,  was a stark contrast. In actual fact, a comparison would be unjustified so I will not attempt it.

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Playing with the Asian Tiger: my trip to Singapore

Some friends and I traveled to Singapore en-route to Bali earlier in June. We were there for 2 nights and tried to pack as much into our stay as possible. Singapore was more coincidental than it was choice but it turned out to be an enlightening experience of how people on the other side of development live. Being in the top 10 of the world’s most expensive cities, you can only imagine the sort of damage it can do on a fairly average developing country pocket. So we had an itinerary and as far as possible stuck to it.

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