Monthly Archives: September 2014

Random Kak 2: Living, loving, learning and laughing in South Africa

Somehow I missed the first Random Kak book by Trevor Romain.  I would explain the word kak as shit to foreign readers, but somehow foreign readers aren’t really going to be able to relate to this book which is a … Continue reading

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ThatSoQueer 2014 #trans Festival

UJ is holding its annual ThatSoQueer festival again. The first event for this season is a concert featuring Federico Freschi (baritone) and Christopher Duigan (piano) on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 19:30 at the UJ Arts Centre at the Auckland … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah

So my friend, Mandi Friedman, the owner/manager of Indulgence Cafe in Northcliff, invited us to her Rosh Hashanah dinner.  She has been concerned at the recent onslaught of anti-semeticism which has arisen in recent months with the Israel/Gaza tensions. She … Continue reading

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Planes: Fire & Rescue

I’m the emergency services type, so I wanted to see Dusty Crophopper, the hero of the movie, go on to become a successful firefighting plane, saving lives and making me feel good.  Planes:  Fire & Rescue, a 2014 animated adventure … Continue reading

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Food “holiday” – white chocolate day 22 September

White chocolate.  There is no such thing as white chocolate from a purist’s point of view, although the presence of cocoa butter is sufficiently close to chocolate to allow products made with cocoa butter to be called “chocolate”.  It is … Continue reading

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Kitty Phetla is a South African Icon

On 21 September 2014 at 20h27 on SABC3, the acclaimed series 21 ICONS South Africa will feature the eighth icon of its second season: award-winning ballerina, choreographer and model Kitty Phetla. Adrian Steirn, photographer and filmmaker pays tribute to South … Continue reading

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1000 Feel Good Mornings with Expresso

I remember the morning when Expresso started.  There was quite a buzz in the country. Four years later, Expresso has built a strong following of people who enjoy its mix of celebrities, health, food, decor and great entertainment as they wake … Continue reading

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