My medical elective is scheduled to start in a little over three months and I thought I was pretty sorted. I was to go to a wonderful little place in India. Everything except the flight tickets were good to go. Guess it’s kind of a good thing I delayed purchasing the tickets, because those plansContinue reading “Medical Elective: Grand Désastre”
Like last year, I attended the National Arts Festival (better known as the Grahamstown Festival) yesterday. Apart from the superb shows, the Arts Fest has some lovely arts&crafters selling their work. Although they’re all great, my favourites are the ones that are made from recycled material:
You know the whimsical cabin-in-the-woods blissful weekend away? We had that this weekend. It’s a little village in the Eastern Cape called Hogsback – and is said to be the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. We’ve been going there regularly since I attended Summer Camp there in 2002.
In between studying like a crazy person and trying to organise Student Government matters, I managed to (finally) have a meeting with my faculty regarding attending Semester at Sea next year! There are still some smaller details to sort out, but I have the support of the admin department and of my course convener. IContinue reading “Running Update: Semester at Sea”
The Student Council took a roadtrip to where our journey began almost a year ago: Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa.
So for about five months I’ve been meme-ing along with The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis – and I had no idea there were so many book blogs out there. This week, TBTB asks about the Top Ten Blogs or Sites we visit regularly that aren’t about books. I think I’m going to like this, becauseContinue reading “TTT: Best Procrastination Sites”
The supermoon this past weekend brought a majestic spring tide to Blaauwberg, Cape Town. I went snapping away with my tiny camera along the esplanade.
Today (a public holiday) I went to Stellenbosch, in the Winelands District of the Western Cape. The medical campus is far from the main campus, so I don’t get to go to Stellenbosch very often. But today I met Nazirah.
A few months ago, an awesome thing happened: I was contacted by Myrmidon Books to participate in a Virtual Book Tour (my first time ever). Very exciting, and nice to get to read a book without buying it too (you were all thinking it, no lies). The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan EngContinue reading “Book Review: The Garden of Evening Mists”
…mind the cattle overhead.