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National Celebrations: Freedom Day and a centuries-old habit

On that day, 137 years ago, my little country was freed and properly resurrected after five centuries of foreign governance and presence. (It’s safe to use those words, though according to me, it was full-blown slavery but let’s not get on that.) 388 more words


It's Time for Some Holly

Yeay!! Yippie!! My holiday break is getting so close. Everyone does need one, right? Either it’s a vacation or staycation, go and pamper yourself. You deserve it. 296 more words


Bring on the babymoon

Feature written for FH&L magazine, March 2015 with ideas, inspiration and tips on plotting and planning your babymoon. Grab a copy if living in South Africa or read the raw copy below… 1,181 more words


sheep year is a good year.

恭喜發財 !

“Gong Xi Fa Cai” (Mandarin), or “Gong hey fat choy” (Cantonese). Doesn’t matter which dialect; I’m flexible. Means “happy new year” kinda. I am pretty sure, if you translate it word for word, it comes out to be more along the lines of “congratulations, prosper.” Whatever floats your Chinese boat, I guess.

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One last Hurrah!

So hubby David and I just got back from our 5 day vacation from Vegas. We had a good time but glad to be back home. 1,098 more words


Makkah Al-Mukarramah: The Sleepless City

Segala puji bagi Allah. Tanggal 22 Februari 2015 lalu saya dan keluarga diberikan kesempatan untuk berangkat ke tanah suci. Selama tujuh hari penuh, kami beribadah dan melakukan tur di kota Makkah, Madinah, dan Jeddah, dengan berbagai destinasi dan pengalaman. 1,431 more words


Italy Voyage: Roaming in Rome II

Having fallen from the colossal empire that it was, the Vatican State is now the motherlode of postage stamps, souvenirs, gelato and regrettable t-shirts, which sadly supports the bulk of its current economy. 168 more words

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