Friday, December 31, 2010

Last few mins of 2010

Last year at this very moment I was in Bangkok, Thailand.

This year I planned to go out to my brother's gig, but plans (as usual) don't work out. So as I'm typing this, I'm sitting in the lounge with my dad watching a recorded "Ghost Dad" (1990) with Bill Cosby.

There are just a few more minutes left of the year. As soon as we welcome it in, I'm off to bed.

Where ever you are, I hope you're safe and having a good time!

Highlights of the Decade

Highlights of 2010

Last Friday Party

TKO's Last Friday Part on December 17 2010 featuring: Lulo Cafe, Professor (Jezebel fame) and Oskido! Numbers was BLAZING...Oskido closed the club down after Professor's live performance. It was madness....

Lulo Cafe on the decks
With Professor

With Oskido

Chill Spot

Zelda likes to chill on hot days. Here she is under my car.

Google Doodle - New Year's Eve

Frozen Blackberry

Got this from my buddy, Ajay:

Have Faith!

Every religion on the planet has told us to have FAITH. Faith is when you cannot see how, but you absolutely know that the moment you have the dream it is given to you, and all you have to do is relax and allow the Universe to magnetize you to your dream and your dream to you.

Sandton Girl Looking for Wealthy Partner

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Our baby, Zelda.

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Hope this works! :-)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

As 2010 wraps up, I have more to reflect on and be thankful for...not just in the past week but over the year. I'll add to this list as more things come to me, and no doubt they will!

I'm thankful for:
  • health
  • have two healthy parents and brother
  • have food to eat everyday
  • have clean clothes to wear everyday
  • have running water to take showers everyday
  • ...having a clean and warm bed to sleep in every night.
  • have gone to Aunty Aurora to shower this AM when we had no water
  • mum for helping me with getting my car
  • ...having my big brother, Vijayan in our lives
  • ...Christmas gifts from my parents and brother
  • friend, Jenean who never fails to deliver with advice
  • brother for "having my back
  • ...KN for sound advice

What are you thankful for today/this week?

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. -Cicero

Happy Song - DJ Fisherman ft DJ Tira & Big Nuz

It's no secret that I love Kwaito! Since seeing DJ Tira & DJ Fisherman live a couple of months ago, I'm convinced that Tira is one of the best artists in South Africa. This track is from Fisherman's album called The Fish Tank Volume 1 and features DJ Tira & Big Nuz. It's my new pick-me-up song! I love it.

I'm still here

I don't really know what excuse to give, except that - life just happens. I have not been blogging and am so behind on email correspondence, which isn't me...really.

Over the past few weeks, I've realized that one of two things happen to me:

1) I have too much energy and not enough time.
2) I have too much time and not enough energy.

I have so many people to thank.. for a number of different things, but I'll get to that soon enough. For now, I just need to get the words out, whether they make sense or not.

I've had the most interesting conversations with people, I've watched good movies and I've read some thought-provoking books, all of which deserve a post of their own. So without much further ado, let me get to my blogging!

To friends around the world, I hope you're healthy, happy and ready to welcome 2011 with a bang.

Love always x

Friday, December 24, 2010

Remembering my uncle...

My Uncle Dalpat & Aunty Aurora
Today is four years since my Uncle Dalpat (Dully) passed away in the Philippines. He is forever missed and remembered.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lady in Red

Yesterday (Wednesday, December 15 2010) I took delivery of my first car! I'll upload pics soon :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We Love Julie Andrews!

Earlier this year, a UK journalist who was working on a feature on Julie Andrews, asked me to contribute a short paragraph on this beautiful woman. I just found the piece I wrote while digging around for something else.

Here it is:

I’ve often said that no one weaves magic on screen like Julie Andrews. I grew up watching Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music which made me wish to know someone as enchanting as this lady. 20 years after watching her films as a child, I’m an English teacher at an elementary school in Korea and I’m using the songs from her films when I teach. Julie owns whatever scene she’s in – without much effort, it seems. Poised, sharp and beautiful, she is as graceful as ever after all these years and still loved by many all over the world.

Become a Spiritual Pioneer (Selfless Service)

To become a spiritual pioneer means becoming a more conscious spiritual change agent. In this role, your contribution can take many forms. One way of contributing is through what's called selfless service. According to the ancient philosophy of Vedanta, selfless service is called karma yoga, the path of selfless work, wherein every action is offered to God as a sacrament. By doing so, it is said that one eventually attains unions with God. Jesus had a similar message. When he said "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me," he was making it clear, among other things, that any service offered to another was a direct offering to God.
Taken from: The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, by Cheryl Richardson

Friday, December 3, 2010

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 3

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 1

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 2

Damn! Oh. Hot. Damn. You know that feeling when your heart skips a beat? You know that expression, "hitting the nail on the head"? Last night - or rather, this morning - at 1am, I put my book (Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man) down on my lap and just stared ahead for a few seconds. It was eerie, because it felt like the author (Steve Harvey) was talking to me. I could just picture him standing in front of me, looking me in the eye...maybe even wagging his finger in front of my face.

On p 187, four words jumped out the page at me and almost screamed:
Just be a lady.

To explain why my heart was racing by the mere mention of these words, I'll have to backtrack (a lot), so perhaps I should first round up what I "learned" from my new favourite man, Mr Harvey in his book which I now consider gospel.

White Gold: Off circuit in a week?

Image from Google Images
White Gold is a film focused on the history of South Africa's sugar can industry and the migrant workers who left their native land (India) to seek a new life in South Africa. I first heard about the film on TV where various shows were commemorating the arrival of the first Indians in the 1800's.

Being a South African production, I was very keen to see it and was delighted to know that it was in my hometown (EL) starting from last week Friday. Due to other obligations and my mum not being well, we postponed seeing it and made a mental note to watch it next (this) week.

Today seemed like the perfect day, but when we checked the Ster Kinekor's movie listing in the paper, we were disappointed to know that it was already off circuit.

I needed to know why, so we made a call to Ster Kinekor - who told us that if a film doesn't do well within the first weekend, it's taken off circuit. Is this fair? I'm leaning towards no...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This week I'm thankful for:
  • health.
  • mum getting better.
  • ...the doctor who my mum got a second opinion from.
  • ...the DD publishing my opinion piece last week.
  • ...the emails and comments I've received for the opinion piece.
  • ...friends like JL, CT & KN.
  • ...having two loving parents.
  • ...DD offering to help me out.
What are you thankful for today/this week?

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. -Cicero

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 2

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 1

I slept way after 2am this morning because I couldn't put this book down. Reading is time-consuming, and if I didn't have other chores to finish, I'd have completed the book today. Anyway, I have three chapters to go.

So what did I "learn" today?

Munni Badnaam (Dabangg)

Finally! The full length song (Munni Badnaam) brought to life by the sexy Malaika Arora in Dabangg.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Day 1

Last year (July 2009) I wrote a post on Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man after watching his interview on Oprah which I watched in South Korea.

A year and some (Wednesday, December 1, 2010) I started reading the book.

Steve Harvey is a likable character and even though watching him on screen, it seems like he could be one of your friends who you'd call up for a pick-me-up.  I guess that's why I was hooked from page 1.

The book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man has the author taking its readers (presumably women) on a guided tour of a man's mind. As I write this post, I'm only on page 42. I'm not finding "revelations" as such as I've already known certain things about the male species (example: men need to feel needed) but in keeping my focus on the author, allow me to share with you what I've "learned" today.

Saiyyaji Se Chhupke (Beta)

Yesterday, Beta (1992) with Anil Kapoor & Madhuri Dixit was on TV. This song is so old-fashioned and it's about Dixit's friends trying to get her to tell them what she was up to with Kapoor (in the previous scene).