My spontaneous Pravina visit 

My trip to Pravina’s Hair Salon was perfectly unplanned. I had a sudden urge to have a trim and seeing as I was already at the mall I marched on to see if they would have me. 

I was greeted by two very friendly faces and explained that I didn’t have an appointment. They happily accepted me and escourted me to a nearby chair where my hair was examined. I explained my needs and the stylist very calmly explained exactly what she would do to achieve my desired look.

I was then taken to the wash basin to have my hair cleaned. This is probably my reason for coming to salons such ad these… the head massages! 

After a good 20 minutes I was offered a cuppa and a magazine to enjoy while they did their magic.

I decided I wouldn’t go short as initially planned but wanted some va va  voom 

Hence…. rollers!

I was super stoked with how shiny, smooth and wonderful my experience was. 

Usually, at other salons I am asked way too many questions and leave feeling a tad unhappy with the result. 

This was my third visit to Pravina’s Hair Salon and everytime I walked out feeling more beautiful. It’s not the cheapest hair cut but, at R350, it was incredibly worth it. Sometimes the value-add makes all the difference.

Thanks Pravina… see you again soon!

We are ANGRY

A criminal was beaten to a pulp by motorists because he tried to hi-jack an innocent old man. Another criminal was beaten and thrown into the bushes for the police to find after he tried to steal a car from a poor mans home.

Our people are angry! We are afraid everyday to live in our homes, because it no longer feels safe. We are afraid to go to the park, malls, schools or even the movies. We can’t afford security guards and so we rely on your officers to make us feel safe.

Our people are bickering and fighting. And when they fight they hurt each other and damage our schools and universities.

You say you are here for us, but whenever we ask for your help you ignore us. Do you know what it feels like to be us? How can you? You have a mansion, with servants and too much free time, so you mate and bask, while we work tirelessly to pay for your fancy lifestyle.

Our people are lost, and they need to be guided. Is our turmoil not loud enough for you to hear?

We trusted you, we voted for you, and now, 22 years later, Tata turns in his grave. You have let us down. You have let him down.

Why have you become selfish? When was it ok to forget about the poor? Tata said overcoming poverty was an act of justice – it is not natural to be in poverty. So why do you smile  back at us with no response, while you get fatter on our hunger?

We are losing respect from our global friends and soon we will be exactly like what was once the bread basket of Africa.

We need more. We deserve more. We want a new, younger, more degreed person, who will lead our people into salvation. This new leader will not be jailed in the past. This new leader will understand and empathise with the past, and act in accordance to righteousness of being good and doing good.

We need to be saved – or else our people will get more angry… and if we don’t do something soon… their anger will end our nation.

You can help us get better – all you have to do is change.

We need change – change for the better. Change to be sure of a brighter future. We don’t want to see our leader in the news for bad things. We want to see our leader making news for being great – like Tata was.

We need another Tata!

We need a saviour!

God Bless Africa

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

 

Dear Human Child…

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Fear not, go show the world how wise you are. Help the world grow. Invent, create and develop your world.

Do not take belittling seriously. Do not fear those who treat you badly. Do not hold grudges. Do not let any circumstance or consequence make you feel less worthy.

Strive to always be better and do better.

Never lose sight of the shore and always aim to be the best at what you do.

Use negative circumstances as motivation. This way, you will rise and prove that dignity, discipline and good values are far more important. Fight back by being better! Doing better… WINNING!

It may take a long time, but you will see the fruits of your resilience and perseverance.

Adapt, adjust and accommodate.

Be stronger and believe.

And for the days you need extra encouragement, close your eyes and remember… I am forever at your beckon call and I will never fail you!

Yours,

With eternal love,

God

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I am

Life is tough.

I don’t have the tools nor the experience to be good at it.

All I have is my faith.

My faith which is so strong, it surpasses these vicious trials and turmoils

A faith so pure, it holds me tight and wipes my tears

I am blessed.

I am hopeful.

I am strong.

I face my demons and I challenge them.

I am a fighter – a dreamer – a believer!

I am the change.

29 realizations about being 29

29 realizations about being 29

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The thing about being 29 is that people will never let you enjoy it – especially if you’re a woman!

Conversations around becoming an adult, more responsibilities – and if you’re not married with kids … oh boy! Let’s just say, your ‘biological clock’ will be ALL that older women will chat to you about! I have been there… and NO… it’s not the reason I got hitched!

It’s bad enough that I am having emotional trouble… Realizing that I am leaving my 20’s is a HUGE DEAL – can I enjoy my youth please???

It’s worse in my case since I am born at the end of the year, so I enjoyed being 29 for just over a month until EVERYONE talks about how the year 2015 is my ‘BIG 30’…. Eeerrrr NO…. can you just STOP! My ‘BIG 30’ will be enjoyed mostly in 2016….

So what’s special about being 29?

Here’s 29 realizations I found about being 29:

  1. I started eating better 

Let’s face it, pizza is bloody good, but our bodies don’t digest it like before! A slice of pizza grows my butt and thighs by 5cm unless I gym and eat salads for a week to burn off that one slice!

  1. I feel more confident 

Being myself feels so much better than being the person society wants me to be

  1. I know who I am and what I stand for

I don’t care what others think and I feel more confident about expressing my thoughts

  1. I appreciate my parents more than I did before

Being around my parents is more important than hanging with my mates.

  1. I hardly see my friends

Seeing my friends is a luxury I don’t have. And when I do have some time… it’s usually to run errands.

  1. I watch less TV

Watching TV is really a pill to make me sleep

  1. I am more intuitive and in touch with my spiritual side

I explore philosophical issues and converse on deep meaningful topics

  1. I am not in the mood to randomly date 

I suddenly became ready to have a meaningful relationship … so I found me a hubster… and a good one too!

  1. I rock my own style and don’t care what others think 

My style is admired by most and it makes me feel comfortable.

  1. I have thoughts of being 21, 24 and 26 again

And then realize that I much rather be 29, since those who are younger than me are actually not that smart

  1. I enjoy travelling and fine dining 

Appreciation for different restaurants and experiences become exciting

  1. Outdoor activities and braais are my best outings

This is the best way to bond with friends and family

  1. Clubbing has become a rare occurrence 

Gone are the days of every weekend partying. I have actually started appreciating waking up early on weekends and not hibernating. Making use of the weekend instead of sleeping in is so much better for my soul

  1. I feel surer about my choices now than ever before

Making decisions (even the wrong ones) is ok… It’s my growth and my lesson

  1. I don’t take any crap from anyone. Period.

I have been through enough, so I am not willing to be nice to assholes

  1. I love my own company

I find this the only way I can find myself

  1. I have a need to make a positive difference to my world

I yearn to make my mark and prove my worth….

  1. Because I don’t care… I love giving people a reason to talk about me
    Remember the days we cared what people thought? Well… It’s doesn’t matter at 29 coz life is so much more important than people’s judgmental opinions. Anyway… you can talk about me, coz I’m a hot topic

19. I ‘hashtag’ correctly as opposed to the ‘Bae Generation’ who ‘hashtag’ every word … #BeingDumbIsUncool 

Please can all under 29 year olds LEARN how to bloody hashtag correctly #YoureFuckingUpOurFuture

  1. I don’t care if my hair is GHD’d … coz I rock me any which way!
    If it receives compliments… then it is working for you… PERIOD
  2. I rock quite a lot of 24 year olds out the pond!

ERRR because I can!

  1. I don’t have hormonal pimples anymore 

Thank God for that!

  1. I love truly, deeply and openly… 

Love is much more than physical attraction…

  1. I can afford to buy my own clothes, pay my bills and live on my own

Even if I were able to do this earlier, at 29 I kinda switched to ‘I need to get my shit together’ mode

  1. I have a solid 5 year and 10 year plan

Hmmmm … well this is a plan in my head… and I am actually seeing it materialize

  1. I sleep early on Friday nights so I can look great on Saturday mornings

I hate hangovers, and I hate not enjoying my weekends

  1. I choose the kind of adult I want to be
    At 29 I truly understand who I want to be and don’t need anyone telling me who to be.
  2. I hate reading anything long… give me the important facts and let’s move on – unless it’s a good book!

So many 29 year Old’s will be over this blog by now – haha

  1. I hate the word ‘bae’ 

#NuffSaid

Cheers to living in the moment and being liberated by the people we are now! Happy 29!

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Why I’m marrying later …

I have been through so many questions about why I wasn’t married.

Some of the most ridiculous conversations were had, and I chose to ignore them all. Not because I do not believe in marriage, but because I needed to love myself first.

I needed to be my own person, achieve my own dreams and earn my own successes.

I sadly, had to date many losers to eventually truly understand what I wanted, needed and deserved.

Finally, I am ready to take the next step and delve into another department of adulthood with a man that I can finally say I am proud to be around, and who complements me completely.

My advice to all 20 something year old’s – DO NOT FEEL PRESSURED!

First focus on you and your family, go on dates, live life and have fun… and when you find a connection like no other – then choose to do those very same things with him/her.

Don’t be afraid that marriage ends all the fun… think about how wonderful it will be to enjoy the same things you always have been with someone who totally gets you, and appreciates you.

Never settle… and it’s ok to date assholes… they will be the reason you never settle for less.

Here’s some entertainment: http://www.scoopwhoop.com/humor/marriage-excuses/?ep=FBDP5

Listen

Listen.

Listen to words I say,

Listen to the noise I make

For once, stop hearing me

For once look at me 

Understand me

Love me

Be with me

Listen.

Listen to my heart beat, and my mind brew

Listen to my thoughts

See my actions and understand its meaning 

For once, just once … Take my voice and help me be heard

For once…. Just once.

Listen.