Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Dear Anonymous

No, the truth doesn't hurt...and besides, people who don't have the balls to sign off with their real name is a non entity, in my opinion.

...why do you continue logging onto my blog then?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm still around...

To say this post is long overdue is definitely an understatement.

First of all, since I’ve been back from university, I’m using a slow internet connection so blogging has become a nightmare!

Nevertheless, I hope everyone had a great festive season and that you’re all back into the swing of things…

And now for the really sad news…

My uncle (dad’s younger brother) passed away while he was on holiday in the Philippines with his wife and daughter. He was involved in a freak accident where a motorcycle hit him while he was waiting for a taxi.

My aunt called us at 3am (South African time) to alert us about the accident, but we didn’t know the severity of it. A few hours later we received another call saying that he was being taken off life support. It all seemed to happen so fast, and writing about it now makes it feel like it happened a long time ago.

Meanwhile, here in SA we carried out the necessary prayers (following Hindu custom).

My aunt Aurora and cousin, Trusha arrived back in the country on Saturday, 13 January 2007 with my uncle’s ashes. From the airport we proceeded to the crematorium to bury my uncle’s mortal remains. It was very emotional and heart-wrenching to see the remains of an adult man in a plastic packet which sealed in a black plastic container.

Today (Thursday) my mum and I took my aunt and cousin to my uncle’s workplace to clear his desk and empty his drawers. There’s still so much to be done – lots of admin.

My internet connection seems to be behaving today, so hopefully I can be more regular with my blogging from now on.