Once upon a graduate

Last year moulded me into the alpha-female that I am today. I am bold, strong, courageous, a titan, and gladiator in a suit. That never came overnight. Everything I went through last year made me the person I am today. It wasn’t comfortable but it was durable.

“Hermanus My Liefling

“Hermanus My Liefling” The town of Hermanus is a 90-minute long drive from Cape Town and is situated on the South-Coast of the Western Cape. When travelling to this beautiful town via the N2, the distance spans a total of 120.2 kilometres, a mini-road trip definitely worth the journey. I hadn’t seen my friends in…

I don’t do Father’s Day

I don’t do Father’s Day To be honest, I never have either. In the week my colleague casually said, “Father’s Day is coming up. Are you guys aware?” All I did was smile because I wasn’t up for explaining what I’m about to in this blog post. My dad has been a Jehovah’s Witness his…

13 Reasons Why (Not)

13 Reasons Why (Not) Today, the second season of 13 Reasons Why releases on Netflix. While many anxiously await the notification that it’s been uploaded, I cannot share the same sentiments – not even slightly. The first season was released in March 2017 and despite the media frenzy that occurred at the time, I only…

Mamma Mia!

When you hear those words, one of two things normally come to mind, that are synonymous with each other. First, the hit song by Swedish pop ground, Abba, or the movie Mamma Mia! However, whenever I hear the song play, it reminds me of my mom, who loves the story so much that she had…

My Dear Melancholy

My Dear Melancholy *A two-part blog post. Melancholy [mel-uh n-kol-ee] 1. A gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression 2. Soberly thoughtful; pensive. When I first heard that The Weeknd’s new album was called My Dear Melancholy, I didn’t know what the term meant, yet I found the word, ‘melancholy’ resonating with…

IT IS HERE: Spin The Bottle Music Video

IT IS HERE!!!!!!!!! The long-awaited music video for Calvin Kleyn’s Spin The Bottle has FINALLY been released and I have two words: IT’S LIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was his first music video and it is nothing short of amazing! I’ve been ranting and raving about how amazing it is since the release on Monday evening. For a…

Catcalling

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this piece are my own and do not represent the larger female population unless stated otherwise. KESHIA AFRICA Catcalling is something that has been bothering me for as long as I have been growing up. Through the growth from an adolescent to an adult, it hasn’t changed. To the men…

#HomeIsWhere…

The term home can mean many different things to different people. Over the years, it has become more than just a house to many. Home has become personified and appears to be of way more important the older you get. I asked my brother what home is to him and he said home is where…

Le Papillon Wellness and Beauty Studio

I’m the type of person who has their life organised to the T. I had planned two weeks ago, to wax and tweeze my eyebrows on this specific day. However, because of how busy I was, I wasn’t going to make it to my usual place. I decided that I’m going to look for places…

UPDATE: Where is Calvin TheAwsumest Now

My loyal blog readers would know him as Calvin The Awsumest from the post I did about him in 2014. But now, he doesn’t go by that name anymore. He now goes by his full name, Calvin Kleyn. It’s been more than a year since I did the post about him and all I can say…

Weight Watchers

“I see you’re getting some thighs now.” – My mom’s friend screams as I walk down the road past her house. “I know, Aunty Cheryl* and I’m loving it.” – I say. “Keshia, you’re gaining weight.” And before I could say anything, “But it looks on good on you.” Nice save, I thought to myself….

New hair, new me!

 “It’s so liberating when you decide to take a risk on a hairstyle, then it suits you so well.” – Melissa Ross Liberating is the perfect word to describe what having a new hairstyle feels like. I considered the look that I have right now, more than a year ago but I only decided on…

THE OLD BISCUIT MILL: Neighbourhood Goods Market

The smell of fresh food EVERYWHERE around you is one of the best things to experience as you walk in to the neighbourhood goods market at The Old Biscuit Mill. The potent smell of coffee stabs at the most sensitive parts of your nose and the atmosphere is indescribable – one that if you don’t…

Bipolar disorder is not your identity, it’s your diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood conditions that a person can have. Many people are often insensitive towards those who have it, but that’s mainly because of all the misconceptions that they have about the condition. Bipolar disorder is a serious medical condition that negatively affects the way you feel and think and…

I am not my hair

Yes, that’s such a cliché. It’s also the lyrics to the song, ‘I am not my hair’ by Indie Arie – but that’s not what this is about. A few months ago I decided to do something to change my appearance and I ended up changing my hair to Marley Twists. I was so excited…

CALVIN THE AWSUMEST

Calvin The Awsumest, Calvin Kleyn, or even just Cal as I sometimes call him is just but one of the many names he’s known by.  Regardless of how many names he has been called – since I know him he’s always been the guy behind the mic, the performer and the entertainer. I’ve dedicated this…