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Friendship, Connection & Philosophy

October 27, 2018 | 9 Comments

It’s nearly the end of October so best I get a quick blog post in there! How is everyone? It’s not been a great year, the economy is tightening her vice grip on all of us and times are tough. We’re all feeling it. But such are the swings and roundabouts of life, and most of us have much to be grateful for, so let’s vasbyt and carry on carrying on (and just be extra nice to others). Continue Reading…

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Cape Town Weather Makes Us Flaky

October 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
Weather in Cape Town

I remember when I moved to Cape Town from Joburg almost three years ago, and people warned me about the flakiness of Capetonians. “They’re so noncommittal!”. “You’ll never know if they’re coming to your house or not!”. “And then they will rock up two hours late!”. Well, all of this has since been proved true, and it’s given me loads of time to decide on the main reason for Capetonians’ flakiness: and it’s the weather. Continue Reading…

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Why Does No One Say Thank You Anymore?

July 29, 2018 | 8 Comments

These thoughts have been meandering around my head for a while now, so it wasn’t one incident that specifically brought on this rant, but rather lots of little noticings: WHY DOESN’T ANYONE SAY THANK YOU ANYMORE? This is (of course) a generalisation: there are people who take the time and still have manners, but I’ve noticed that there’s a general trend now where people ask for advice or feedback (on social media, email, or Whatsapp for example), and then you spend time thinking about how you’ll reply. You craft a thoughtful email, get home and look up some contact details, or give them a helpful suggestion on Twitter that you hope will solve their issue. And then? Nothing. It drives me crazy. Continue Reading…