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"Singing' in the Rain" "Pieter Toerien"

Singin’ in the Rain by Pieter Toerien

December 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Some of my earliest, and fondest memories are of my mum and I singing classics like ‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’, ‘I feel pretty’ and ‘It’s the Hard-Kock Life’! She sang for the local village choir and our home was always filled with music. Pity her musical talent didn’t pass on to me… Even though my singing isn’t fantastic, I some how managed to land a few roles in classic musicals like ‘Sister Act’ and ‘West Side Story’ when I was in high school. How I wish I could land a role in a Pieter Toerien production travelling the world and entertaining people on stage, but I think he’d have a laugh at me the minute he heard me belt out my version of “All I do is dream of you”… Ha ha ha! Audiences were blown away when our Proudly South African Singin’ in the Rain premiered in the UK, and continued to impress in New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore! The show, now touring internationally with a stellar South African cast, is currently playing to sell out houses in Hong Kong and South Africa is next (Johannesburg and Cape Town)! The story is set in 1927, which was made […]

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"Nelson Mandela" "It always seems impossible, until its done"

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done”

December 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nelson Mandela was an awfully intelligent man. Thankfully he was released from prison just before I finished high school, so that he could share his wisdom with me and the rest of the world. His release carved my future along with every other South African. His release was also ironically linked to my potential future coming to an abrupt halt… I was recently inspired by a TV commercial by ProfMed, which tells the story of Prof. Leeuw who went from the dusty Kalahari townships to becoming one of the world’s leading astrophysicists. When I was a little girl, I dreamt about going to space. ☺ I completed my high school career in 1996 (I’m giving away my age now!) and left the “metropolis” of Pietersburg, now Polokwane and my very sheltered life, for the bright lights, big city of Durban. I had been accepted to study Chiropractic at both Wits and Natal Technikon (it’s a technical doctorate) but chose Durban because it was by the sea of course! It was a silly decision though, as it was also miles away from home and I ended up being pathetically homesick. To make matters worse, not long into 1997, violence broke out […]

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Worst driver's in the world - Men vs Women!

Worst drivers in the world – Men vs Woman!

September 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

I’m a woman, so naturally when asked about the worst drivers in the world see the King Price blog , I pondered about whether I should address the whole “Are men really better drivers than woman?” issue. If you’re a good journalist or blogger, research has to support your findings, so “aresearching I went”. What I found was rather interesting… I’m no feminist or pro-gender in any way but in my experience woman do tend to be ditzier drivers. Sorry ladies but its true. Men however have proved to take far more risks driving, tend to break traffic rules and drive at high speeds which result in fatal accidents. The findings that follow are extracted from various surveys and statistical findings from all over the world. A recent survey conducted in the UK has suggested that driving’s battle of the sexes appears to have been won by women! This is where 90% of the men cough, “Bullsh*t!” What’s even funnier is that the survey found that only 28 per cent of women believed they were better drivers than men – and only 13 per cent of men thought women were better behind the wheel. Psychologically men believe that they are […]

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Ambassadoggy judging week is here!!!

May 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

We sent out a call and received a resounding howl of support for the M-Net Movies Family Ambassadoggy campaign. The amount of entries that came in convinced me of the importance of taking every opportunity to take every adventure with our dogs. Thandi also made me realise how fast time flies from puppyhood to maturity and I wouldn’t miss shaping her growth for anything! Dogs really bring us so much joy! That’s why I am so excited to be a part of these doggy diaries through the contest. We are that much closer to finding the bone-a-fide winner <ha ha ha> of the Ambassadoggy contest being run by M-Net Movies. This week is officially judging week! This means that as the panel of dog-loving judges we are narrowing down entrants into our top 5. Big, small, fluffy and friendly – we have seen them all. The responses have been great so far with hilarious and entertaining clips showing skill and creativity. The Ambassadoggy judges will be judging entries based on looks, performance, and the creativity of the entry as well as how well-trained your canine companion is. If you have entered your dog into the Ambassadoggy competition, this will be […]

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MNET are looking for their very first Ambassadoggy!

M-NET Movies Family is on the prowl for an #Ambassadoggy!

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

If your dog is as cool as my canine daughter, Thandi, then M-Net Movies wants him or her to be an #Ambassadoggy and the face of channel 105.  We’re all aware that every dog has a personality that is unique and often very entertaining. Having the privilege to be care-givers for our dogs gives us a front row seat to all the comical shenanigans that take place at home! The cleaning up part though? We can all secretly agree that that isn’t the most fun. Cleaning up after Thandi’s hilarious mishaps are made that much easier however after looking at that cute, apologetic face. To launch the campaign, the channel worked with YouTube extraordinaires – Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues – to create this humorous piece of online video content:   So now you’re a little interested in how your awesome doggy can get in on the action aren’t you? Well, it’s pretty easy. The hardest part will be deciding on just one image or video to post! All you have to do is submit a picture or a video onto the M-Net website, showing why your dog should be crowned the M-Net ambassadoggy.  Once your image or video […]

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