10 Things I have learnt this week

1. People watching in Long Street is extremely entertaining.

2. Leaving assignments till the last-minute means having to pull an all nighter to complete it.

3. The letter G is very important – makes it harder to type when the it has broken off from the keyboard.

4. I can survive without a cellphone.

5. Time can fly even when you’re not having fun.

6. Do not eat 3 easter eggs in quick succession.

7. Going to the hairdresser is something every girl should do often.

8. It still amazes how a little bit of rain scares Cape Townians.

9. I crave swimming when I am not able to go.

10. Learning the past tense in Italian is easier than learning the present tense.


adventures, Books, Humorous, Life

10 Things I miss about being 10 years old

1. Books were so magical it was like being transported to another time and place.

2. Keeping fit was easy especially when I played games in the road everyday: 3 sticks, dodgeball, hopscotch, skipping rope, cartwheels, hand stands, the list is endless.

3. Board games, pillow fights and building blanket castles that kept me entertained for hours.

4. Old school tv games: Tetris, Islander, Bomberman, Super Mario Bros. (at least now I know Mario and Luigi are Italian) – I find Playstation, Xbox’s and Wii’s a bit overwhelming.

5. Not worrying about my sugar intake: toffee apples, candy floss, curly cones.

6. I wasn’t always sarcastic and cynical well not until after I reached the age of 12.

7. The ability to survive without a cellphone in fact not even knowing what a cellphone is.

8. Having a cute 4-year-old brother who at that time didn’t annoy me as he does now at the age of 23.

9. Any family outing was like an adventure to unknown lands just waiting to be discovered.

10. An unshakeable belief that my mother and grandmother could do anything, invincible pillars of strength with a multitude of superpowers.



Did I say I was a technophobe? I think I might have. But after doing a quick inventory of what I have in my bag, this is what I discovered.

1. Cellphone (Can text, take pics, send emails, use as GPS, check facebook and oh yes call my family and friends)

2. MP3 player (Can hold over 10 000 songs, I think)

3. Camera (10 megapixels, nothing less)

4. Flash drive (Can save all the records of a small country)

5. USB modem (Can move faster than the speed of light and sound)

6. And enough cables to power said small country

Have you also fallen victim to technology?

Gosh I really wish I had a portable hard drive.

In other words I made a minor typo, I’m a technofreak.