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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

To bike, or not to bike

Dan Zen, Flickr

My first experience riding a bicycle in a city was 5 years ago in Lyon, France. My first thought, “This is not going to end well.” I was scared. In my mind there were cars everywhere, people everywhere and a 9-year gap between that moment and the last time I’d been on a bike.  Fast track to 2016, I move to Beijing and well, there truly are cars, people, electric bikes and bicycles everywhere.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

North Sea

Vengaboys - We're Going to Ibiza

It had been a few days since Jarryd arrived in Germany and we had just returned from our trip to Spain. What we were expecting was water, yeah, actually, just a bit of water since we’d traveled all the way to see the sea. We weren’t expecting the wild waves of Jeffrey’s Bay but I guess we’d both imagined a tad bit more water from the North Sea. This beach though offered a completely different view from what I usually expect from a trip to the sea. Shallow waters for QUITE a distance and on this particular day the sky was grey and instead of a few giggles from playful children, we walked into a calm scene of adults walking hands entwined across the shallow waters.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

SH!T Happens

Photography by @Mizz_Daniels

You should all know by now that I'm not one to use foul language on social networks - for the sake of my younger readers and simply because I believe the English language has given us so many words that can fully express emotion without the use swear words. But after an incident this morning - there is simply no other way to write this post. Keep reading. I'm hoping my more sensitive readers will understand and will have forgiven me by the end of this post. Coz while most wouldn't consider "shit" a swear word, it is definitely vulgar and profane. Whew! Now that we have that out of the way - let us continue with this post.  So I sat down to enjoy yet another amazing breakfast at The Willows this morning. Surrounded by some incredible individuals. It was at this time that a rather large bird decided it was time to venture from the roof to a tree nearby. I am guessing we'd offered this dear bird a bit of a rude awakening because he began his escape to the gigantic tree by dropping me a warm blessing from above. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Sound of Music

Pictures - Courtesy of my external 

So as time drew closer and closer to my return I started thinking of where I'd begin. From where we left-off or something completely new. First of all, so much has happened since I was blogging more regularly. Secondly, a repeat of my actions the past 3 months could possibly bore the life outta everyone following me on twitter (do the right thing btw @asilily). So while I’m dancing around my room, hair brush in hand, rollers in hair and dance moves on lock-down... it hits me. I’ve shared all sorts on Earth to Asi, but with the exception of my Blog tracks, I haven’t shown much love to a huge part of my life. Music. Let’s talk music.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Earth Mail

Hey everyone. O man have I missed sharing with you guys. It’s been such an insane time away. I have laughed myself breathless and cried myself to sleep all in this beautiful month of October. My beautiful mom was born in October so October is a true blessing but I have to share something that’s weighing heavy on my heart right now.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A rock hard goodbye

Photography - Marelize Smit

I love September. Sunny days, bright colours, the smell of rain and butterflies. My younger siblings were also born in this lovely month and this September in particular, has been filled with exciting things my side, both in blogging and just life in general. But while I love hiding away in my happy world of blogging, time unfortunately waits for no man. So while I may be many things, I choose to be a student first. This means I have to say goodbye to my dear corner of earth here on Earth to Asi for the next month but because I am the sweet person that I am, I thought I’d exit on a sweet note with some yum eye candy for my lady followers.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Snip Snap

Photographer - Marelize Smit

So you may have noticed inMy Heritage post that my hair is looking a whole lot shorter than before. I started this year off with shortish hair, changed my relaxer and my hair started growing seriously fast. I experimented with a number of youtube videos on hair growth and volume – everything from stretching my relaxer period, making use of homemade hair masks and at a stage I stopped applying heat to my hair and made use of good ol’ hair curlers (rollers). Basically, I was bored with my hair and my sensitive scalp forced me to put an end to all things hair extensions related.