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here’s to me

February 8, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: Yahoo! has found Clouds.
My appreciation and gratitude to Andy Grey and Leslie Davids in the Customer Care dept. May the sun shine wherever you go.

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stomp

February 7, 2010

‘Industrial-drum-‘n-bass-meets-foot-stomping-dance-and-craziness’ but it’s actually known as Stomp. This phenomenal international act features a wicked troupe of multi-talented performing artists who exude high-octane energy from every pore. Using the most mundane and unusual instruments they literally ‘stomp’ out a sound and dance routine guaranteed to keep you enthralled long after the final curtain call; playing cards and die, brooms and garbage cans, tea boxes, 25-gallon drums and, yes, even the kitchen sink. It’s incredible.

I was blown away by this concept about 10 years ago while flicking channels on TV one evening and wished with every fibre of my being that they would visit SA. And 4 years later, they did but I didn’t attend. Ironically, I had already started my ‘Red Shoes’ campaign, an intense savings plan for my first holiday abroad. So, with a strong sense of purpose but a heavy heart nonetheless, I chose not to purchase a ticket.

But I know and believe that every pure intention is rewarded, every wish made without malice is fulfilled. As soon as our flights were confirmed, I googled Stomp+London, and there they were. Our 4-day stay coincided perfectly with one of the performances in that entertainment Mecca called the West End. Wow!
It’s been about 2 years since. Words still fail me but I feel butterflies in my stomach every time I think of that awesome experience. Well, guess what? Stomp’s coming to Cape Town in April this year and like with most of the good which happens to me, my first reaction is to share it with Tess. Today, I bought our tickets.

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hope

February 4, 2010

What do you hope for? This was the brief, for our next project, from our CD along with an artists’ canvass and carte blanche in terms of our choice of medium. Our works of art would then be sold to the public with the funds donated to a charity. So the pressure was on to bow to mass appeal  – not just the comfort of those we know. 
My sculpture, titled ‘diamonds on the soles of my Christian Louboutin’s’ illustrated my hope for walking in style along a path of simplicity and abundance. A spiritual and physical journey free of clutter and baggage – where each step brings me closer to all the beauty life has to offer. I believe that I am walking along that road right now and the feeling of achieving what I hoped is both liberating and encouraging.
To good friends leaving our fair shore, I wish that all your hopes become a reality too. 

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far and wide

BREAKING NEWS: Yahoo! continues search for missing Clouds. 

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20 bucks

‘No work for lazy man’ is Rian Manser’s personal brand. He’s the solo adventurer who circumnavigated Africa on a bicycle to raise awareness of how dire  the living standard of this continent is. ‘Every day, millions of people get up and make the most of even the harshest situation. Those sitting on their butts, only complaining, get nothing. Results come from action’ he says. And I agree. 



Ever since we were 2 bricks and a plank high, Tess and I were introduced to and involved in volunteering for a host of charity organisations. Mom had us doing everything from stuffing envelopes for the deaf to training handicapped kids for their inter-orphanage mini-olympics. We served tea at old age homes, rattled tins at malls for Catholic welfare, made sandwiches for soup kitchens, the list is endless. They were all amazing experiences which probably require a blog of their own (one day). But the point I’m trying to make is that there are countless organisations which offer assistance to anyone in need. There is therefore no need to beg on the streets.


Today, I take my hat off to all the ikeys who spend their time and effort sustaining Shawco. Thanks for the laughs from your Sax Appeal magazine – and here’s to the delightfully eager young entrepreneur who put a smile on my face at 7 this morning. Well worth R20, don’t you think?

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