Life

10 Things I have learnt this week

The board I call the boat

1.Murphy’s Law decided to test me this week and see how I would survive with the hottest weather on my week off. I failed.

2. I missed Italian class more than I thought I would.

3. We’ll complain about the heat, humidity, wind, ran, cold – there’s always something.

4. A study timetable actually does work.

5. Not surfing for months was not a good idea – must surf in winter.

6. Doing touristy things in your home city is fun.

7. It’s rare that a sequel is better.

8. We do not always appreciate what is right in front of us.

9. Flights to South America is expensive.

10. Bonding with my brother turned out to be not the worst thing in the world.

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Life, Uncategorized

Help portrait

 

I took this picture when my bother and I took a spontaneous train ride to Simon’s Town and we came across this homeless man/car guard. My brother asked him if he would pose for a picture and he got so excited about the whole thing that I wished I was able to give him a print-out of it. I unfortunately can’t remember his name but I’m sure there are many people like him who haven’t had a photograph taken of themselves in years. In an era where if you don’t have access to a camera your cell phone can still take pretty decent photos.

Then I stumbled across Help-Portrait (amazing what one find on the internet). What started out as a one-day event on 10th Dec 2011 (to be held on the second Saturday of every December) has turned into a movement whereby photographers use their skill, time and expertise to give back.

More specifically Help-Portrait is a movement of photographers, makeup artists and volunteers who come together to give, not take pictures of those who are in need. A non-profit organisation that takes photographs of people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access or be able to afford professional photography e.g.  poor families, the homeless, orphans, the elderly etc.

You can get involved even if you are not a photographer by bringing food, drinks, books, blankets, canned goods or help by assisting the photographers. Helping and giving is not restricted to December but whenever and however you can. Check out the SA website http://www.helpportrait.co.za/ for more details.

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Humorous, Life

Sibling Rivalry

I have a 22 year old brother and he has got to be the most annoying person I know. Maybe God put him on this earth to torture me and if he did well then God has a sense of humour.

As any woman/girl who has ever lived with someone of the opposite sex (read ex husband and annoying brother) will know that they have a unique way of doing things. Oh how they love leaving their things laying around and by things I mean mountain heaps of their crap that they never use and God forbid you should throw any of it away cos It’ll be the start of World War 80. Even when they do something as simple as taking a shower it looks as if a hurricane/tornado swept through the bathroom with soggy towels being the unsuspecting victims and leaving a wake of terror and other unimaginables laying in its path of destruction.

Then there is the fridge – if you drink the last bit of milk out of the carton then throw it away you moron. Someone (me) will come along and will have to deal with it. Poor me and there I still thought the last piece of cake is for the taking but no it’s just an empty container.

He also incapable of taking out the garbage on garbage day – his one and only chore. Doing the dishes is akin to asking him to have a sex change.

He does have some redeeming qualities though and as soon as I know what they are I will let you all know.

 

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