Ezulwini 24.11.2016

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Yeees, last week my mission was super successful! All these beautiful women, expressing themselves with choices of clothing, all with different stories and unique histories. During this Thursday afternoon first I popped into a shoe heaven because the lady with pink heels caught my attention. Then I visited my favourite book heaven to check up on the next member of my book shelf and found the lovely lady in blue/green dress. Then as I got out of the shop, I saw a soul mate of dress code walking by, in the black outfit with red details. So awesome! An then I haf to sit down for a cup of coffee just to take a breath.

Then I walked by the second soul mate of dress code, the gorgeous lady in black. Did you notice it’s pants she’s wearing! So cool and so stunning. I was so happy with all the pictures I had taken, I decided I’m satisfied now. Then I saw the lady in the red dress, and actually spoke with her for a good 15 minutes or so. She brings dresses from Zimbabwe, which are designed by her sister. So there we were, talking about dresses and sewing and travelling and all sorts.

And then I have this one bonus from the weekend, who stood out from the crowd and I just had to go after her.

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Happy new week!

 

Ezulwini 12.11.2016

I am so happy to wake up to this day! It has been exactly a month since I started publishing images from the streets of Swaziland! The ride hasn’t been super smooth, but I have managed to find really cool stuff and I am happy of all the lessons.. such as

1. Don’t underestimate the importance of light. (Especially when using your dear old Samsung Galaxy as a camera.)

2. Be polite, ask for permission, don’t publish pictures of people you haven’t spoken to. (A lot of people don’t want their faces all over the unending interweb. People have a right to refuse, it is okay and it doesn’t change the fact they look awesome.)

3. Run after people. (If you saw something nice, turn around and go say hi!) (Don’t be creepy though.)

4. Be patient. Maybe today is not the day.

5. Remind yourself why you put yourself into this. (For me, personally, I want to make people feel good about themselves, make people smile and also show the rest of the world what a funny little place Swaziland is.) (Not in a bad way Swaziland, you are quite little. And also very very nice.)

I haven’t been able to post anything in a few days, sorry about that. First I didn’t seem to spend any time anywhere but at the office and at home. Unfortunately from my home I can’t just take a walk. This is due to variety of reasons such as countryside location, snakes, crazy dogs on the street, rain, mud and so on. All very bad reasons but I guess I can add “busy with the usual struggle of life” to the list.

Secondly, there is a very unfortunate circumstance around here as well, called super expensive internet. In Swaziland we have one and only mobile operator, providing us data at a rather high cost. Basically to post a couple of pictures and to check a few blogs I follow, it costs me diamonds and a couple Kruger Rand’s. On the other hand, using public WiFi hotspots would cost ones sanity. It. Is. Just. So. So. So. So. So. Slow.

Well anyway, here I am now. And here’s what I’ve found.

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Have a stunning day!

Ezulwini 28.10.2016

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The last Friday of October 2016 started with an awesome breakfast session with a group of amazing goal-catchers. I call them goal-catchers because that’s what we do, we think of what we want in life, where do we want to be, how do we want our life to look like. Then things just start happening, it’s like magic but it’s no magic, it’s our brain. You can do it too!

We all learnt the magic at a course called Investment in Excellence, facilitated by The Pacific Institute Swaziland. It is a life changing, mind blowing course, an uplifting journey to yourself.

So at breakfast we laughed, shared our stories and laughed a little more. This beautiful lady in the pictures was the captain of our ship, an awesome Pacific Institute crew member, and an inspiring life coach. A personal trainer as well, by the way. She looked so fresh today with the pink-peach-red colourconfusion, I couldn’t resist.

I wish you a treatful weekend! 🎃