I am a South African, currently living in South Korea. South Africa hosted the Soccer World Cup 2010 and did an amazing job of showcasing to the world the talent, energy and creativity that we have to offer in our country. During this time, South Africa developed a toursim campaign with the concept of “ALIVE WITH POSSIBILITY”. Our country has been through a turbulent history and this is the perfect campaign to look forward to what is possible in the future. It was a proud moment to be surrounded by the few South Africans that we know, working in Korea as we watched the World Cup opening ceremony that took place in our Homeland. Viva Africa – Alive with possibility!
Ways to enjoy your own company:
- take yourself out on a movie date. Order extra popcorn
- read a book
- have a picnic for one
- epic bath-time, candles, wine, chocolate etc
- cook yourself something tasty
- Have a nap. don’t set an alarm
- take yourself to a cafe and people watch
- go for a walk. if you’re feeling hectic, go for a run
- Make lists. of all things.
- Write letters. Real, hand-written letters. Post them.
Backlog – an accumulation of unfinished work or backed up orders.
List of things I’m currently Backlogging:
- Wedding Invitation Stationery Set One (Caroline and Brett) – including colour adjustments and font changes to be made.
- Wedding Invitation Stationery Set Two (Kerry and Stu) – including Thank you cards and Table Numbers.
- Printing and photographing new Wedding Stationery for Portfolio
- New Website building
- Cartoon blog post
- Photograph editing for blog post
- Reply to several emails
- Mail package
- Write two more thank you cards for birthday gifts received
- Complete Lesson Development plan – Police Station Theme
Sometimes… I like to pretend I’m still juvenile. I take my mattress into my living room and build a little den and watch tv, thinking I’m pretty cool because I have my own private house. I once even fell asleep in the living room in my fort-tent but there was no mom there to tell me to go to bed. I sometimes get chocolate milk to drink and get grossed out by boys. I giggle at inappropriate words and like to see how many pieces of popcorn I can get into my mouth in one go. Sometimes I decide that doing a jigsaw puzzle is more important than organising my online banking and i make random shadow puppets with my hands against the wall. These are good days.
Extract from Little Miss Sunshine:
Dwayne: I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap- high school and everything- just skip it.
Frank: You know Marcel Proust?
Dwayne: He’s the guy you teach.
Frank: Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he’s also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh- he gets down to the end of his life… and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered- Those were the best years of his life, ’cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn’t learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you’re 18… Think of the suffering you’re gonna miss. I mean high school? High school? Those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.
I cannot cook. I cannot cook at all.
As a result, I eat cereal for breakfast lunch and dinner.
things I ate today:
- 1 fruit smoothie
- 1 apple
- a few almonds
- 1 boiled egg
- 1 Starbucks iced caffe latte
- 2 digest biscuits
- 1 Lettuce and tomato sandwich
- 1 granola bar
1 short ton = 907.18474 kilograms
First country to adopt the metric system: France, 1795.
Second two countries to adopt the metric system were Belgium and Luxemburg in 1820.
South Korea adopted the metric system in 1948.
South Africa Adopted the metric system in 1968.
The last country to adopt the metric system: Jamaica in 1998.
Information sourced from Metrication site.
An incident in an ESL classroom during a discussion about evolution.
Teacher: What do we call Darwin’s theory?
Teacher: You know the one where humans begin in a very primitive way and then get more and more like humans as we know today?
Student: mmm…. Monkey Upgrade?
In response to Hannah’s post:
Grade 7: Senior, Junior School
Finish junior school, awarded Dux of school, big fish, small pond.
Academic Scholarship to High School
Second Form: Junior, High School
Make new friends
Get super involved at school, progress to third form.
Third form, class representative on student council -
Progress to Fourth Form.
Selected for international exchange to England.
Leave home for a semester -
Make new international friends, gain confidence and independence.
Attend first school dance with classmates
Media Centre Monitor
Interhouse debating team
Awarded Academic half colours
Matric (Sixth Form): Final school year:
Awarded drama honours.
Receive a full house of A’s for final exams
Awarded academic colours.
Progress to university
Forget about all the previous climbing and nerdish ways
Make a ton of new friends
have a party.
drink a lot.
dress up like a nun, a school girl, a zebra, a cowboy, Bridget Jones, Alice in Wonderland, a sailor, a lifeguard.
Go out every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and the occasional Monday
Somehow manage to get a Journalism and Communication Design Degree.
(Also somehow manage to get on Deans List)
Work as intern at Advertising agency.
Laugh when they offer me a job, that would not cover my petrol/gas money to get to work.
Fly to Asia
Travel to many countries
Make more international friends
Learn about a new culture
Forget about upward climb and focus on sideways exploration.
Currently Preparing to Leave Asia
Think again about upward climb
(panic slightly at severe path deviation)
and focus on building a website and importing Korean stationery to South Africa….