Author: Aphelele

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I really thought that this was exclusively a big-city practice, though, unfortunately, it seems to be seeping into everyone’s life philosophy…  Like, I completely understand JOMO (the joy of missing out), but why invest so much time and energy into making plans when you know you’re not going to commit ⁉️ Perhaps I’m quite old-school…

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Have I ever watched such a mentally stimulating film? 🤷🏾‍♀️ I probably have, but straight after watching this beauty I was tempted to believe otherwise… I really don’t want to drop any spoilers, and so I will do my utmost best not too 🤞🏾  ‘Uncovered’ is a #PloudlySouthAfrican film that makes a comment on corruption…

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You can take a horse to the river, but you can’t make it drink… This is the saddest truth I have learned so far. That no matter how great my intentions are for a fellow human, and no matter how right I feel my judgement is on their situation: I can never force anyone else…

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“Lower your expectations so that you don’t ever suffer from disappointment.” I know I could not possibly be the only one who has received these words… But what are these words actually, really telling us to do? To kill all hope that’s within? To switch the lights on and stop dreaming? To subscribe to a…

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“How perfect is the title of this book?” is the question I would constantly ask myself every time the plot gets thicker and I actually needed a sip 🍷 I mean acting is a form of storytelling, so should we really be so surprised that Ms Union-Wade managed to pull yet another stellar performance?.. I…

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2014 – a year full of so many opportunities to make my dreams materialise! True, but life tends to unfold in unexpected ways…  You see, God has different plans for our lives. The year 2014 was my third and final year towards my junior diploma in Fashion and Textiles. A year I had been looking…

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I wasn’t aware of how clueless I was about South Africa’s liberation struggle, and exactly what the Umkhonto Wesizwe actually is/was… Reading this book has proved to be such an eye-opening experience, it has made me aware and sensitive to the sacrifice that was made by many anti-apartheid South Africans, right until our liberation in…

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This is such a sad truth, one that has taken me longer than I’d wish for to believe… In my head: everyone around me loves and supports me just as much as my parents do. The amount of love and support I grew up receiving from both my parents made me so sure that once…

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Dare to have enough courage to boldly proclaim your beliefs and remain unshaken. Be immovable. Know what feeds your fire… Imagine the state an unrooted plant would be in if the environment it’s found in is synonymous for strong winds. It wouldn’t be able to stand strong. It would have no ‘back-bone’ (so to say)….

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How many times have you ever been told this: “You can’t do (insert action), because the Bible says so?” Well, I have heard this (or something similar to it) too many times before 😣 Being the recipient of these words of conviction often gave me constant and overwhelming feelings of condemnation and would leave me…