of timbuktu and abba

i had a fabulous day today – immersed in culture and learning and fun.   i started off with a run along the sea point promenade – it’s been very stormy today (it is once again bucketing down as i write!) and i was hoping to see large waves crashing onto the walkway, but i…

war on democracy

we went to the tricontinental film festival tonight and saw john pilger’s movie “war on democracy”. it’s about the role of the “american empire” in latin america over the last few decades, and how they are basically manipulating the will of the people and introducing their own “democracy” so that the various nations to their south…

why do vouchers have expiry dates?

this is something i do not understand – why would vouchers expire?   i don’t mean the special offer vouchers that you get in the junk mail, or cut out of magazines. i don’t  include  the free accommodation vouchers that a hotel might hand out which is only valid for a specific period of time…

so far so good!

today has started off very positively. mainly, i think, because i was so productive last night! i tackled the piles of paper that collect on flat surfaces all around the house, and got some order to them. so that in the next instalment i can start filing, putting into newly created spaces (i.e. hang up…

but i felt so alive!

my friend rp had suggested that as we go over the franschhoek pass towards villiersdorp, that i should take it easy, as there might be a breeze which would take my little 125cc bike for a fly. i was happy to note that as we came over the pass yesterday, there was not the even…

of roads and restaurants

one wonders what the powers that be were thinking… if in fact they were thinking at all..   near the new stadium in green point, there is some road aligning going on. quite necessary i’m sure to handle the upcoming increase in traffic in the area for the locally played games of the 2010 soccer…

i love my world map :)

i love checking out where in the world my visitors come from, and i got a new country yesterday – looks like germany. and of all the continents with permanent residents, only south america hasn’t given me a hit yet… one waits with bated breath…