South Africa

So I just realized…exactly two years ago, I had just arrived in South Africa and was beginning my study abroad adventures. At that point primarily concerned with finding breakfast and how to run the shower in my student house. Baby steps, I tell you, baby steps. I still miss it–the country, the people I met there (South African and others), the food, the conversation, and yes even that crazy, confusing, highly inefficient university. I still think about it everyday at least once, or end up talking about it almost as often. South Africa changed my life. (more…)


The great mountain trembles from your song

The varied paths of the Mkize clan have opened.

Beautiful son of Nomkhubulwane, (more…)

So part II of my period films list is waiting to be uploaded…but it’s on my laptop at home and I am at work. Scandalous, I know, blogging at work, but I’m a good multi-tasker. Speaking of period pieces, you should check out my new blog, which is an adaptation of Persuasion by Jane Austen. The web address is (more…)

I saw a homeless man in Walmart today. He was an elderly Asian man with a huge ratty coat, 5Xs too large old nike trainers, and a large bundle of blankets I’d seen on top of his head minutes earlier walking beside the road. He was in the cookie aisle, deliberating between Chips Ahoy and Nutter Butters. (more…)

Sooo… I’m a bad blogger. I am a great blog reader and internet memer and viral video watcher, but the actual contribution thing eludes me for some reason. Perhaps, because I want to do EVERYTHING, then get overwhelmed and do nothing. Boo.

It’s one week into the new year and I feel strangely hopeful. Maybe it’s just that Spring can officially slink in without feeling guilty for taking some of Winter’s time. The generally warmer weather and more sunlight does generally help with those moods and my motivation. (more…)

I can’t wait to get home to see everyone. But I don’t want to leave SA at all. I think the perfect solution would be for me to go home for a month, and then come back for another 6 months. (more…)

I am freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Exams are done. Exams are done. Exams are done. Exams are done. (more…)

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