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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

howzit cape town!

bru, i'm going to like chill with the dassies on the mountain...

yes cape town, get ready - this jo'burg girl is going to enjoy being a tourist in the legislative capital of south africa for 6 days! woo-hoo!

it all started when chilibean (i.e. paul and i) decided to do the 27 dinner in slaapstad after a hugely successful first jozi dinner. then the arrangements started, with some messing around from a friend of a friend of a... who would be able to organise super cheap flights (which didn't happen and resulted in much more expensive flight prices)... eventually we booked tickets, accommodation, and car hire. except that paul & gina could no longer make it and i had managed to convince aquila to join me (by twisting his rubber arm - muhahaha!)instead. i should also mention that he was a complete honey and did all the bookings too!

mmm. so i finally woke up on monday and realised that we are departing on thursday (before the sparrow's first farturas - friendly reminder: lusito land 2007 is closing this week), and i haven't even thought about what i am going to wear and pack! this of course leads to ponderings on what the weather will be like... considering my tendency towards (always) being prepared and limitations on travel bag weight this is a (very large) concern. seems we chose the 6 days of the month with all the rain. seriously.

weather underground:

sa weather bureau:

Forecast: Thursday, 26 April 2007

Min: 15°C Max: 17°C Weather: Widespread rain, thunder later (100%) Wind: strong westerly

Forecast: Friday, 27 April 2007

Min: 11°C Max: 14°C Weather: Showers abating by evening (80%) Wind: fresh south-westerly

Forecast: Saturday, 28 April 2007

Min: 12°C Max: 17°C Weather: Showers morning and evening (60%) Wind: strong north-westerly

Forecast: Sunday, 29 April 2007

Min: 9°C Max: 18°C Weather: Cloudy, morning and evening rain (30%) Wind: fresh westerly

Forecast: Monday, 30 April 2007

Min: 13°C Max: 22°C Weather: Cloudy periods Wind: fresh westerly

anyone with a good view of the mountain want to give me the capey's weather report? (the last time i was in cape town the locals maintained that they could tell the weather by looking at the cloud formations around the mountain top...)

weather aside though, i can't wait for a proper holiday! i'm not even taking my laptop with, which does make me nervous, yes. i'm also looking forward to seeing my first blogger buddy martin again - it's been a year and a half since we last saw each other! also meeting up with some more recently aquainted buddies as well as the plethora of bloggers i'll meet for the first time on friday. and then hopefully seeing my varsity buddy francois and his lovely fiance monika in stellenbosch too!

did i say i was going to get some rest?!



did you know? "the media" is well represented in cape town (via wikipedia)

Communications and media

Several newspapers, magazines and printing facilities have their offices in the city. Independent News and Media publishes the major English language papers in the city, the Cape Argus and the Cape Times. Naspers, the largest media conglomerate in South Africa, publishes Die Burger, the major Afrikaans language paper.[28]

Cape Town has many local community newspapers. Some of the largest community newspapers in English are the Athlone News from Athlone, the Atlantic Sun, the Constantiaberg Bulletin from Constantiaberg, the City Vision from Bellville, the False Bay Echo from False Bay, the Helderberg Sun from Helderberg, the Plainsman from Michells Plain, the Sentinel News from Hout Bay, the Southern Mail from the Southern Peninsula, the Southern Suburbs Tatler from the Southern Suburbs, Table Talk from Table View and Tygertalk from Tygervalley/Durbanville. Afrikaans language community newspapers include the Landbou-Burger and the Tygerburger. Vukani, based in the Cape Flats, is published in Xhosa.[29]

Cape Town is a centre for broadcast media and has several radio stations that only broadcast within the city. Good Hope FM (94-97 MHz FM) and KFM (94.5 MHz FM) mostly play pop music, while Fine Music Radio (101.3 FM) plays classical music and jazz. Heart FM (104.9 MHz FM),the former P4 Radio, plays Jazz and R&B. Bush Radio is a community radio station (89.5 MHz FM). The Voice of the Cape (95.8 MHz FM) and Cape Talk (567 kHz MW) are the major talk radio stations in the city.[30]

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) has a small presence in the city, with satellite studios located at Sea Point. has a greater presence, with a large complex located at Longkloof Studios in Gardens. M-Net is not well represented with infrastructure within the city. Numerous productions companies and thier support industries are located in the city, mostly supporting the production of overseas commercials, model shoots, TV-series and movies. The local media infrastructure remains primarily in Johannesburg.

Monday, April 23, 2007

annie are you ok?

first of all i need to mention that myspace videos rock because i can view them from behind the firewall at work... not that i have any time to spend my days watching videos, but when i do take a quick break i can! it also rocks because of this video - a violinist playing a medley of tainted love & smooth criminal... watch and wonder...
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Friday, April 20, 2007

those funny south africans...

facebook has released stats (don't get too excited, turns out it's pretty simplistic) on their networks... whilst bored with the stats, i discovered that the south african network contains some pretty funny people - not really surprising, we're a pretty funny bunch!

here are some jokes copied straight off the south africa facebook wall:


You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?

Étienne Myburgh

Hoe vang jy 'n haas? (how do you catch a rabbit?)
Jy staan agter 'n boom en fluit soos 'n wortel (stand behind a tree & whistle like a carrot)

Hawt Rawr

whilst on the topic of funnies, it turns out i'm still on top when searching for riaan cruywagen on google! :) yeah!

Friday, April 13, 2007

about her...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

oppikoppi: ticket to cuervo cocktails

it's oppikoppi time again, and although i haven't ever been able to get around to the april event myself, it wouldn't stop me from sipping on a good cocktail or two inspired by their competition...

Hey, we’ve got a ticket to give away! Whoohoo! Yes, YOU, you lucky bugger, can win one single ticket to OppiKoppi’s More than Somewhat Easter Festival. And it’s easier than ordering a Cuervo at the bar (which is in fact one of the easiest things to do, just ask for it by name.) So, just click on the comments link under this post, then we want you to give us some recipes for the Cuervo Cocktail that you would like to drink at the bigger-than-dear-life-itself More than Somewhat festival. We’ll choose the best recipe and the winning cocktail creator will get a ticket at the gate.

Click Here for more info on the Easter Festival
must say that the design work for the concert looks rather dark and brooding, not really my bag baby... but hey, maybe it's yours!

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