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”
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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 1”
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.
Continue reading “Playing with the Asian Tiger: my trip to Singapore”
Yup! You really should. My last post was about how I pre-poo with coconut oil. I’ve taken it up a notch by using coconut oil as a pre-poo, overnight.
Continue reading “You should pre-poo overnight “
Having acne prone skin is a frustration. Anyone that has experienced this will no doubt agree. I can go through a year of even toned, glowing skin with maybe that odd breakout during my monthly and that’s it. But when it rains, it pours.
Continue reading “Oh shame, what happened to your skin?”