RESET [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: August 1st, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

reset button


POSSIBLE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

possibleI 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!

 

 


ZONE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 29th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

i call it my love zone.

 


FADE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »


SOLO [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 27th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

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.

BLONDE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 26th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

and this is how i appear on my blog. all the time.

 

 

 

 

 


VISIT [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

 

 

Taken at the Cape Town International Airport a few years ago at the moment when i flew out from South Korea and surprise visited my family while they were on vacation. :)

 


BACKLOG [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 24th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

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

JUVENILE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

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.


KICKING [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

Kicking. NO, this is not my baby. I just stole it off my friends facebook page. Because at least once a week there is someone new who is engaged, married or babied. sigh.

 


SUNSHINE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

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.


DEPTH [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 20th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

I cannot cook. I cannot cook at all.
As a result, I eat cereal for breakfast lunch and dinner.
and

Depth of cereal bowl is of vital importance.
Eating cereal out of a plate is NOT ok.


FRESH [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

Mojitos. Delicious and Fresh.

 


DIET [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 18th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

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

TON [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 18th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

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.


PEACE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 17th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

the fabulous Blake Pfeil.


PRIMITIVE [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

An incident in an ESL classroom during a discussion about evolution.
Teacher: What do we call Darwin’s theory?
Student: mmmm
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?

 


ADAPTER [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

it’s awkward when South Africa and South Korea use the same plug system. And then you go and buy a Mac from Canada and have to borrow a Canadian adapter so that you can plug the Mac in.


CLIMBING [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 14th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

In response to Hannah’s post:

CLIMBING

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.

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

Fifth Form:
Media Centre Monitor
Interhouse debating team
Awarded Academic half colours

Matric (Sixth Form): Final school year:
Head prefect.
Awarded drama honours.
Receive a full house of A’s for final exams
Awarded academic colours.
Progress to university

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)

Random work:
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.
LEAVE.

Asia:
Fly to Asia
Teach english
Travel to many countries
Make more international friends
Learn about a new culture
Forget about upward climb and focus on sideways exploration.
Enjoy life.

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┬áto South Africa….

 

 


MIRROR [GMT+9 SOUTH KOREA]

Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »