Posts Tagged ‘south africa’

  • What Is It About The Holidays That Make you Miss Home?
    Tweet Yesterday was Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. You may have never heard about it and I certainly would not blame you. Heck if it was not for Facebook and connected to friends and family back home I may have forgotten it. That is pretty sad, isn’t it? It used to be a day we looked forward with ardent fervor. Since it is tantamount to the commercialism...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. For this week’s installment I decided to let you in on 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri I boycotted one of my matric exams in protest of my school being used as a voting spot. I was against the fact that Indians could vote but not yet Blacks – in South Africa....
    by at April 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Starbucks Sees (RED) On AIDS Day!
    Tweet It is AIDS day and it was a pleasant surprise to see Starbucks jump on the Product (RED) bandwagon and give some proceeds of drinks on this day to the AIDS fund. AIDS is a topic close to my heart, especially coming from South Africa, and hubby from India (the two largest countries impacted by AIDS). On the Facebook (virtual) event many chastised the coffee house...
    by at December 1st, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • Blog Action Day – Poverty
    Tweet It is supposed to be Blog Action Day today dedicated to the issue of “poverty”. It is a day when when bloggers commit to write about and bring awareness to poverty. The thought of being poor, or financial stress has been on our mind lately, since my husband just lost his job. Being poor is not something that scares me, since I am of the attitude “been...
    by at October 15th, 2008 at 08:10 pm
  • Happy Birthday Gandhi!
    Tweet It is Gandhi’s birthday today and it is a day I hold of great respect each year. Besides being a strong follower of his belief of invoking change in others so that they see the result of their actions. I also am an avid believer in non-violence for change. I was fortunate enough to go to school at the Phoenix settlement in South Africa. This was the place...
    by at October 2nd, 2008 at 04:10 am