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10 things I will miss about the bush

10 things I will miss about the Bush

1. Photo shoots with cheerful babies

2. Family is never far away…introduce yourself as a Sibanyoni or a Mahlangu and chances area stranger turns out to be a distant cousin (for the record I am really sad to loose Sibanyoni as my last name) 139 more words

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In Awe of Ndebele Women

Originally written on March 29, 2015
Remember my first experience with Ndebele costume ( where I posed with a topless girl)? Well, during the host family farewell, several of my fellow trainees flaunted their host family’s traditional Ndebele clothing. 490 more words

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Prentice says Alberta will not have provincial sales tax as long as he's premier

EDMONTON — Premier Jim Prentice says there will not be a provincial sales tax as long as he is the leader of Alberta.

Prentice says Albertans have told him they don’t want the tax and he agrees with them. 81 more words


Euphemisms are Deadly...but not this Time

Originally written on March 3, 2015

(Scene)This morning at the breakfast. Musa (Katey-the-klutz’s name in the bush which ironically means grace) is frantically packing her lunch before she walks to isiZulu class and Mam is eating breakfast. 60 more words


I think my American was Showing

Originally written on February 10, 2015

A couple weeks ago, our group had a discussion on nudity. I currently reside in an Ndebele community which has elaborate coming of age ceremonies. 602 more words

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Piesangbrood with a side of Protein

Originally written on February 17, 2015

I love to bake and luckily my family-in-the-bush has an oven. Last week my host mom bought bananas and asked me to make Banana Bread. 289 more words


Sudah Kerasan di Indonesia

Hello everyone! I’m sorry this is so long! Hang in there (or don’t (the part that doesn’t involve excruciating detail about my daily activities is the first three paragraphs))! 4,106 more words