Friday, 6 December 2013

Rest in peace Tata

"As we mourn President Mandela’s passing we must ask ourselves the fundamental question - what shall we do to respond to the tasks of building a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa, a people centred society free of hunger, poverty, disease and inequality, as well as Africa’s renaissance, to whose attainment President Nelson Mandela dedicated his whole life?" - Thabo Mbeki 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

I like.......

Summer Fav

1. Knee high gladiator sandals

2. Short summer bright dresses

3. Transparent fabric on dresses

4. Fun gel tips 

6. Long summer hair 

7. Summer adventure at Butterflies for Africa Pmb 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Particles & Love

Particles of my life

Summer body

Let just put it out there, I have gained a few kgs as a young working girl. So, I have taken it upon myself to try and get back to my normal weight before Summer starts. I don't have a goal weight but I want to feel lighter and be happier with my body. Bye bye rolls!!! Hello leaner healthier me.

African Print

Monday, 23 September 2013

Intern fever

I must first state;
1. I'm a romantic at heart
2. I don't believe in cyclical dating
3. I tend to live in my own bubble
4. I'm a strong believer in friendship being the most fundamental element of any relationship

Given that vital information, work relationships I have found to be incredible odd and dysfunctional.  There seem to be the let's date the interns or the new girl challenge. I find all these guys suddenly paying extra attention to me, the last time I checked I'm pretty much the same old me; the only difference is, I dress more like a lady less like a rock star. My new found popularity amongst the male specie I do not seem to understand. This has came to a point where some dude kinda-followers me. When my friend and I were doing our usual Nandos round, he walks across the street staring, in halls and passages he stares as well. I'm starting to feel like a painting. Its a little weird, I would love to be left to my own thoughts and to find my feet with this idea of working and studying first. I also so do not believe I will meet my future spouse at work, maybe at a function definitely not a colleague. But then again life is unpredictable....

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Working Girl Favorite things

A list of my current favorite things for attending a work lunch or dinner.

1. Black dresses
2. Gold Statement necklaces
3. Studs, I'm not a big earring girl anymore. For work, simple is best
4. Studded woollies heels
5. My iPad, it's the perfect accessory
6. My watch

Beginner's trouble

When ones leaves varsity, one doesn't expect to create a revolution but to move swiftly in the direction of ones goals to create an impact. In my case, I wanted to do things that mattered, to change a life or two. I didn't want to be stuck in a hole of meaningless work duties. To my parents, they reasoned my work as the impact I'm making, to my mind however,  I'm solely making minimum wage so I can go buy the next pair of shoes. Where did the sole purpose of me getting my self educated become quantifiable with the number of woolies heels I could afford. Did I start off with unrealistic working expectations or did my mind get trapped in my projected outcome. When I try to explain my predicament to the working class, they only state that your generation expect to start at the top. But I fear that we are a little misunderstood in our quest for wanting to create a better possibility of our nations and ourselves. Unless the generation before us, we can state that we are educated, I wouldn't necessary state well educated since South Africa education system is ranked 143 out of 150 countries. But, I can state, we did the best we could under our current predicament. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean we are unable to compete with the rest of the work, we just asking for the right training to be able to move swiftly in the direction of our dreams. Teach us to fly. Then, allow us then find our own routes so that we can live the life of our dreams. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Lessons from my working ward-rope

1. Thick heels are my new best friend
2. Black dresses are always a good buy
3. Hair accessories can be equivalent to wearing a statement neck piece
4. If I have to change twice for 2/3 functions, always start with no pantie-hose in the morning especially in summer. 
5. Sexy can mean covered
6. When in doubt always pack two pairs of shoes
7. Printed tops and bond prints are not work friendly 
8. Sexy undies makes the most practical of people a little happy
9. When in doubt, buy shoes. 

My Internship

I have been an intern for the past six months, I must say it has had it's challenging moments where all I wanted to do was quit and focus on my Masters. However, I know one doesn't not give up on their dreams and always aspire to overcome every obstacle. I had to countless times remind myself of my goals, my vision for my future and that this is the part where success is a man dressed in overalls waiting for you to work for it. I have learnt I cannot I overcome everything but I should not to take myself seriously since it means I will be frustrated within my current environment. That not everything will challenge me at this point but my ability to want, to learn and absorb vital information will be the most important tool I have from varsity.

It would be a lie not to state that my internship has its highlights, moments where I think thank you Lord for this amazing opportunity. In the past six months I have met people whom I never thought I would meet, spoken to Ministers and people whom I look up to. I have spoken to the dynamic leadership of my province as well as my country, met interacted with business people as well as the Diplomatic Corp. I have also learnt I have a responsibility to uphold and uplift my country. I am thankful for this amazing opportunity which is bestowed upon me. I can truly say international relations is my dream, I just need to start adding development work.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Strong Black Women


Raghib Clitso quotes 


Summer must Haves

1. My day planner, I can not make it through the day without it.
2. My red Polo bag, I can use it when I dress up or down.
3. I recently got my first umbrella as a young lady. I read the poem by Shakespare about rain and I decided against owning one since I love rain.
4. I love white dresses and I accessorize them with thin coloured belts.
5. My blackberry, it dies all the time but its gets the job done when its alive.


Happy Thursday