Thursday, December 31, 2009

the end of the beginning

if i could go around the world gathering all my loved ones and their loved ones and put them all on my party plane, forgetting the logistics of nearest airports and such, i'd make stops in nottingham road, in virginia, in cape town, bulawayo, morocco, london, south korea...and the view from our bedrooms would look just like this. goodbye 2009: the exact effect you've had on my life, only time...

LOWLIGHTS: quitting smoking; neglecting my friends; melanie moving to australia; cutting my dreadlocks; going back to biting my nails; gaining weight; getting held up at knife point in k-squared; having my heart broken; failing a russian test; taking a looooong ass bus ride from cape town all the way to durban in one stretch...24 hours; michael jackson's death; zingi mzamo's death; the results of the 2009 south african general elections; not being able to vote in the 2009 south african general election; COPE; discovering that greg was not the man that he made himself out to be; sharing a property with a racist and malicious witch of a warden...

HIGHLIGHTS: quitting smoking; the birth of maya nandi valentine; selby sipho ndondo; finally completing my degree; barack obama winning the nobel peace prize; champagne, cake, flowers, sunshine and love on lindi's birthday; kopano introducing me to chocolate block; the 29th of every month; reinventing mexico for my birthday; the stress and success of sexy cocktails for twilight rendezvous (part two follows in 2010); tutoring first year linguistics students; the fun i had smuggling all the liquor out of my linguistics class party for my friends and i to enjoy for days after; discovering that true friendship can endure any distance; the return of society on sabc 1; getting my hands on little brother all of my own; finding out i have two musical soulmates in grahamstown; finally seeing mos def in cape town, actually...the cape town jazz festival period; kospotong and cool runnings with the free state crew; moving into 30 somerset street; nigel's couch in 30 somerset street; the kardashians...

it's been real!



  1. Wow, what great highlights!
    Happy 2010.

  2. happy happy 2010 to you too! slices of beauty never fails to put a smile on my face!

  3. uSlices of Beauty kanti she's busy commenting on your page! Tshini! Why didn't you say you had a blog. Love it - especially this entry. Nam' I must start another blog. Yhu! I'm so jealous! I also want a fresh design and I love this font. Yhu hayi I'm green! Nice one sisi!

  4. I don't understand why my picture is not showing up under followers. Mxim!

  5. YAY! thank you! and welcome :) still testing the waters and getting into things. it's SO MUCH FUN!!!! yours and some of the ones you follow inspired me actually. 100 layer cake...thiza! speechless!

    your pic *does* show as following! one more post, then i'll spread the word!