Category multiculturalism

ICH LIEBE DICH, DEUTSCHLAND!

There’s something unacceptable about February. It’s dismal and cold and the drudge of normalcy and winter rolled into one just makes me decide that it’s the worst month ever. Don’t even get me started on that St. Valentine fiasco. Anyway, feeling the weight of the the winter, I slipped away for a few days to […]

I HATE BUSKERS

This is Covent Garden, my mother’s favourite place in London. Whenever she comes to visit she potters off, saying I’ll be at Covent Garden, come get me in a couple of hours. A couple of HOURS? One might suppose that in a couple of hours one could see a great number of street performing acts, […]

DA ROMA CON AMORE

Well, I’m twentysixyearsoldandI’mfinewithit. Despite some jackass who, last night, told me I should start worrying about my wrinkles. If you’re as furious about that as I am, let me know so that I can form some kind of riotous pack and we can hunt him down and do some damage. ANYWAY. I celebrated my birth […]

I WENT TO CHINA

… Well not really. Mum (AKA Lois Lane) doesn’t disappoint when she says she’s found a diamond in the rough. When it’s related to shopping, my interest is double piqued. In the heart of the outskirts (it’s an accurate description) of Johannesburg, there’s a Chinese community where you literally could be stepping on Asian ground. […]

LITTLE ELDER BROTHER

Tonight he leaves for his next big adventure: college! It’s hard to believe little Logan has been home since September. Way back then I started a blog post about him, but never finished. And since it’s a new year, I can pretend that I’m going to be 100% better at this. So I finished it… […]

SAFARIS & SUNSETS

It was a rough first two weeks in South Africa as I struggled to get used to the differently filtered drinking water. Truth be told, I mostly saw the inside of my bathroom during this time. When we lived in Ghana, Kip called this “Ghanarrhoea.” Either way, it’s humiliating and I can’t believe I’ve even […]

IT’S BEEN A HELLUVA YEAR FOLKS

Well despite 2013 being relatively unsuccessful from a blogging standpoint, I’ve got to admit that in reality it’s been one for the books. (Sadly such books don’t include my personal journal) I rang in the New Year from the roof of my parent’s four-storey terraced house in Frankfurt, under a shower of not-illegal fireworks (god […]

STANDING OVATION AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

I thought I had found a STEAL on tickets to the ballet at the Royal Opera House. 4 GBP a ticket. Yeah, I know, I was just as surprised as you are. The Royal Opera House is beautiful. It sits right on the edge of Covent Garden, and it’s as regal and just as expensive-feeling […]

THE BRITISH MUSEUM: WHERE HOARDING BEGAN

Museums are to London as lesbians are to a Tegan and Sara concert. They’re all over the place, and they’re cheap as chips. Some of them are even free. The British Museum asks for a small donation- I usually give a donation once and only once- and this life philosophy came about because of my […]

BEING GRATEFUL

Happy Valentines day.  I was feeling quite sad for myself considering the fact the only thing I have gotten today so far is a paper cut. But then Ted slapped me in the face with this beaut from Louie Schwarzberg, one of the most intuitive photographers of our generation.