Sunday, September 11, 2011
They invited me to go with them to Butterfly World this afternoon. (pics to follow) Before that, I made a quick trip to Canal Walk to stock up on some supplies of things I needed. Dinner was spent with an old friend, Helen who happened to be in Cape Town for a few days.
Tomorrow is the beginning of many good things for me. It's the first day of my new job in Cape Town. I feel excited, nervous and at peace - all at the same time.
For now, I need to get to sleep - Good night!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What would life be like in
|With Carolyn, Roxanne & Natalie|
|With my oldest friend, Catherine|
and be introduced to opportunities that I may not have been exposed to elsewhere.
For my entire school career, I felt like I was constantly nurtured under the loving care of my teachers.
It was the encouragement of my English teachers that fueled my love for the language and ultimately lead me to explore the wondrous world of words. My very first piece that was published in an anthology of verse was a poem I wrote in Std 2 called "My Secret Garden". This was the beginning and I am proud to say that I have had my writing published in local and international publications - enforcing my belief that I can spread whatever message I wish through the written word. My love for English also led to my career choice in teaching English to foreigners.
|Entrance to Clarendon High School|
We were taken to a white marquee on the field where the assembly would take place and were shown where we would be seated. On our way there, we walked through one of the two quads and walking out of the staff room was Virginia, one of the maintenence workers. We hugged and it was so heartwarming to know that she actually remembered me! I also met the legendary Biology teacher, Mr Currin who – to my surprise, greeted me with, “Makhan. Sheetal Makhan!”
I felt so excited and happy on the way home. I felt rejuvenated after seeing old friends and teachers again.
|With Mr Currin (Biology) and Mrs Felton (English & Matric)|