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The South African Series

Learning The Language of the Oppressor

The kids were fighting in the back seats of the car, making an unholy ruckus, fighting about who had breathed the last of whose air and why it was so unfair. We were taking a day trip along the Garden Route, destination: I Can’t Recall.…

The Saga of my #Lost(GhanaMustGo)Bag

*Please make this go viral. Tell Richard Branson and the SAA CEO that they can keep everything else. Just please return my First Lady hat unharmed. The white hat never hurt anybody and deserves better than this!* Travel is often difficult. It is made even…

Sabona! Greetings from the bottom of the World!

One of the greatest thrills of international travel is observing customs and human quirks that are foreign to the observer. If you can’t travel internationally, however, people watching at the mall provides you with similar rewards. Recently, I’ve found myself absorbed with greeting rituals. From…

SAA and the Franken Air Hostess

“What do you mean that I cannot speak my language? If I want to speak my language, I will speak it!” Our flight had taken a scheduled detour to Ghana’s capital – Accra – where the cabin was being cleaned by the local ground crew…

You're Moving to South Africa! Are you "Excited?"

Ever since our family announced the decision to move to South Africa in order to work in ministry and pursue a change in scenery, everyone (not just a few people…literally everyone) who’s caught wind of the news has had one, singular question. “Are you excited?!!”…

MOM Update

Did Malaka stop blogging? What happened to M.O.M??? Did the BNI actually succeed in silencing Malaka forever??? Nah, dude. It's all good. A LOT has happened since My last blog nearly THREE WEEKS ago. (That's like an eternity to go without writing. Hei!) In view…

Open Letter to Nelson Mandela

*Disclaimer: One of the possible side effects of meningitis is temporary insanity. And yes, I am aware that Nelson Mandela cannot read this letter on the Internet. Unless... Wait! Is there Internet in the afterlife? I certainly hope so. Wouldn’t it be nice to have…