On air: Chinese heritage in South Africa featuring Patric Tariq Mellet

South Africa is a rich, diverse country, but often we get lost in the binary of black and
white and forget to examine the other races and cultures that make up our country
One of the overlooked is the Chinese community. Patric Tariq Mellet wrote a fascinating post about the Chinese heritage in SA.

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Impilo brings life to SA Fashion Week

Impilo Collection Jewellery Collaborates with International Fashion Designer Chu Yan at South African Fashion WeekAngela Yeung, the award-winning South African jewellery designer behind the Impilo Collection, is collaborating with Chinese fashion designer, Chu Yan, to present a show at South African Fashion Week (SAFW). Impilo Collection, a specialist bespoke and…

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South African Chinese take legal action against Hate Speech 

The comments are racist, inflammatory, vitriolic, insulting, hate-filled and promote and propagate hatred of and violence to Chinese people. More terrifyingly, the comments directly incite violence and harm to our children. – TCA

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Shit happens. Now what?

At my lowest in 2016 I believed that God himself was punishing me for 40-plus years of ill doings, flawed character and anything else suppressed by my over-active conscience that had been in denial. For most of the year I thought I had entered a deep pit mine with a…

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Born in January

This is not a post lamenting the economy-gifts or combined Christmas gifts that first month children have bemoaned since their birth. This is about the far more important matter of when January-borns were conceived.  Being a “JB” myself I gave this some thought and am now going to enlighten you…

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My child, I know you know. I’ve always known. I’m sorry. It will be confusing and it will hurt more in the coming days, but we will heal and live again. You are worth so much more than whatever value you place on yourself. You are loved far beyond your…

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Salute to my teachers, mentors and leaders

On this third day of the Month of Gratitude 2016, Respect! and thank you to all those wonderful women and men who have passed through my life and selflessly imparted a bit of their wisdom, skill, knowledge and a great deal of time to help save me from myself (and possibly…

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I am grateful that I have enough. I was cleaning out my bathroom cupboard this weekend and in the process discovered I had 5 bottles of varying shades of red nail varnish. I don’t wear red nail varnish. In the mix was also several brands of top coat and too…

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The other me

I wrote this post about there years ago. What followed was a hospital visit on arrival at the beach holiday destination because I had not been consistent with my medication which resulted in me collapsing off the airplane. I spent the first days of my holiday under observation in a non…

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I have been slightly scarce for a while (understatement). I make no apologies for this. It turns out that my privacy has been violated with the sole intention to gain access to every detail of my activities with malicious intent.

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