Sunday, 30 September 2012

Quote du Jour.

My little piece of vintage.

This blazer originally belonged to my mum and she bought when she was on honeymoon 18 years ago in Phuket. She recently gave it to me sans the matching skirt. Despite it technically not being vintage or even retro for that matter, I still think it to be my little piece of vintage being the only thing in my closet that is older than me. 

Friday, 28 September 2012

Back in the day.

It took me a while to come across this site again but I thankfully found it again so I can now site it for this blog post. I stumbled upon the site Dear Photograph last year (i think) and couldn't resist trying it out for myself and doing a few of my own photographs from when I was a toddler. I had done many attempts with various photographs but this one is the only one I found to be the best. If you try your own you can submit it to the site with the story behind it.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Let's call it a "Bucket" list for now.

What started off as a list of things to do accomplish during the upcoming holidays turned into a to do list of things I want to accomplish - some short term, some by the end of the summer holidays and some just whenever. I haven't really set a definite date on when I want to accomplish all of this. I was inspired by the list created on Design Darling. I've already accomplished one thing which i have always wanted to do and that was start a blog. Yaaay for accomplishments. Anyway, some of these things are more tasks than goals. Nonetheless, I have decided to write them all down and as I think of more I shall be sure to add them despite the randomness of it. Here's what I got for now and I'll be sure to check back in and cross off the ones I have accomplished.


  1. Learn to sew.
  2. Learn to cook.
  3. Find a holiday job and apply for it. 
  4. Back up my Mac...soon. 
  5. Send someone a letter via snail mail. 
  6. Learn how to take photo's properly. (Youtube might be a good start)
  7. Commit to a sport at school for a term. 
  8. Save my birthday money. 
  9. Try something new - maybe a new food?
  10. Conquer my fear of heights.. (could be a long shot)
  11. Cut my hair short, shoulder length. 
  12. Watch more classic movies (pre-2000s)
  13. Learn to surf. 
  14. Learn more general knowledge and in the same vein partake in a quiz of some sorts. 
  15. With regards to number 10: find the courage to do the big swing and go on the tallest water slide at uShaka. 
  16. Go cage diving with the sharks and snorkeling at uShaka. 
  17. Broaden my taste in music.
  18. Find a hobby/interest.
  19. Get organized. 
  20. Zorbing
  21. Convince a friend or my sister to do some of the above with me. 
The haircut I want (11) sans the surprised look.
So 21 seems like a nice number to leave this at for now. Hopefully some of these will motivate me to do more in the September and December holidays than just sit in front of the television watching re-runs of shows from eons ago although number 12 would require me to do so..

Keep Calm.

One of the best birthday presents. Ever. Handmade, so yes I do feel very special. Thanks to my fellow blogger Becky for the gift.

Excuse the horrible pose and marvel at the tee. 

Monday, 24 September 2012


Last friday night (I know you just started singing Katy Perry in your head) we all got dressed up, donned our heels and went out to Moyo's @uShaka to celebrate my 16th birthday. The vibe was amazing and every hour or so the staff did a dance to whatever song that was currently playing. We even joined in one time and tried to copy there moves which we eventually picked up after a song or two. The song of the evening, however, was Gangnam Style although we didn't get a chance to play it and get up and dance to it we were still bopping along to it in our seats. Along with that was Moyo's face paint which we all loved. It's amazing how with just a toothpick and some white paint they can paint unique African patterns on your face. The food was all African-themed or specifically local cuisine. I was sung too twice by the Moyo's staff which was fun - the second time was with ice-cream.

I wore a mullet-style dress with black heels and necklace and earrings which I got as birthday presents from both my aunts. I painted my fingernails a nude colour (Sand Tropez by Essie). Despite me wearing heels, everyone else wore heels too so I was still short in comparison as you will see in the photo's. Sigh. Just a little fashion update for you style-watchers out there.

Moyo's face paint. 
One too many mocktails..

Where did Sana go? :O

She's back!

Casually looking out to the ocean..

Singing Happy Birthday!

Us in the back, joining in on the dancing. 

Busting out our own moves. 

Printed Jeans.

Yesterday I walked in to a renovated Foschini at Gateway and was amazed at how the store's look mirrored oversea's stores such as Top Shop, Primark and even local store Forever New. Browsing through the clothes, I fell in love with printed jeans. I've been told that I can pull them off so I'm waiting to get a pair and wear them with my wedge heels and a plain tee. I'm getting more excited to wear these as I type this, someone buy me a pair?

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Quote du Jour.

"There is no great genius without some touch of madness."

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Moustaches and Selfies.

This afternoon was Becky's birthday tea party. It was the cutest thing ever! She had little pies, lots of cakes, cookies and anything else tea party-related you can think of. I also have a new found love for Rooibos tea after accidentally pouring rooibos instead of five roses - it's delish. She also had the cutest set-up where she had a whole lot of props you could use to take photos - there were mustaches on a stick, hats, fairy wand, pearls. Along with those photos we took a lot of selflies. A lot. I literally took my friend's iPhone and took about 10 photos of myself. It was rather hilarious - almost like photo bombing someone else's phone. All you need is good company, vinyl music, delicious food and you have a lovely afternoon despite the rainy weather.


The Birthday Girl. 
Them selfies. 

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