11:29 PM

wedding bells...and other little sparkly things

Wow. Wedding bells are ringing in my ears and I still have a few more to get through! Anyway, best friend from class one’s wedding happened recently, and finally, after 11 years of letters, sms’s and post office mix ups, I finally saw her!! Well, I kinda didn’t recognize her sitting on the stage – had to ask this totally gold-clad lady at the door if this was in fact the bride I was looking for…and ended up making a late entrance with a huge gift I which was threatening to fall off balance. Late. Im never late. But then again, mum and I haven’t attempted driving to Sherwood on our own :) really, since getting the car, I think it stressed us out more.lol. now we actually have to watch where we’re going and how. Anyway, so we missed the Sherwood off ramp (I blame it on bad lighting) and ended up on the way to stanger – where ironically best friend is from, and after we got hooted at for driving like snails and mum finally sped up by 10kms, we reached the hall 1 and a half hours later at 7pm. Needless to say, we received a lot of stares and had to be escourted riiiight to the front like late-comers at school. I was proud of mum for getting us there though! To my feigned surprise, class one teacher popped up and said ‘oooh! I cant wait to be invited to your wedding!!’ while her husband gave me a sloppy one on the cheek. Eish. And as for my poor feet, the injustice done to them by my torture devices called sandals, is something im still getting over. All in all, it was one wedding that wasn’t about flashing lights and photographers or dressed up Barbie dolls, there was something about it that was sweet and humble (apart from the gals at my table screaming about going to suncoast fot the after-party and the food which wasn’t that grand). And though it wasn’t my choice of colours or venue, it was just great to see someone who deserves to be happy finally realizing her wishes. But boy was it hard letting go of that gift! Lol, that I’ll admit – I mean, take a look:



Gorgeous! R300 bucks right there. Man, but it was worth hearing how much she loved it.
And this was the envelope I made which matched the card:


I miss my creativity…you know that feeling where there’s so many things to do but so little time…so you basically end up doing nothing because doing something will actually take up that time? hehe…first mosaics I ever made:

Lil bit undefined. I remember walking into Game and going to the hardware section on my cloak and scarf on a Friday afternoon and asking a perplexed male attendant for grout, a tile cutter and tile glue.lol! its lying around behind a cupboard now. Anyway, my mum isn’t well, so im a bietjie worried… mum’s a workaholic, all smiles lady with a flair for beautiful things, hence, she will not sit down even after her doctor (whose cheeks I want to pinch coz he looks like puff pastry) gave her the week off. So madam hurt her back and gets an injection right there, but then I see her climbing onto a stool to put something on top of the cupboard. Lol, now that’s when independence comes and bites you in the behind! Really, I cant leave her alone for a second before she starts spring cleaning or something else mother’s do. She’s adorable, don’t know what life would be without her. She’s the coolest person eva. Hey, that’s what Dew calls her – Eva. No, not longoria – a more decent kinda Italian looking.

Oh! Jo and I watched Bad Girls Go to Heaven (a play starring some Indian gals from campus) – let’s just say it was so bad, I forgot about the heaven part. Really. From the opening scene, which included every definition of the ‘f’ word…to explicit sexual detail…to unstructured speeches to the audience under spotlights by all four gals and finally, to the dancing…I was awestruck. And not in a good way. And cherry on the top- I sat next to jo’s dad for the first half. My word. Jo and I were shocked speechless, and my lights were on, but nobody was home coz I almost walked over to a red wine glass thinking, ‘wow, these ppl have grape juice here,’ but thankfully jo, my saviour pointed out the obvious :)
As for the writer, who was an Indian guy who had the ability to get a venue like the playhouse, with all those resources, it was sad that he used what so many people strive for, to display a sleazy play which made too many audience members blush and cross their legs in shame.
On the other hand, Saturday night heralded a good dose of food for thought at the Kwasuka theatre documentary festival, with the screening of the ‘Liberace of Baghdad,’ which followed 8months in the life of a pianist at a hotel in Baghdad. It was a 78 minute humourous, sad, realistic portrayal of a man’s life and quest to go to America to reunite with his wife and children, two of whom were living with him. His character was amazing – and the viewer immediately felt an attachment to this somewhat scruffy warm-hearted Librace whose patience and tolerance through such war was refreshing, as opposed to the arm’s length report we see on the news. His words were original, funny and sometimes strikingly poignant, and was one of the best attempts I’ve seen from an English journalist in a while. Wish it could be screened so that many others could revel in this wonderfully packaged reality check…living day to day – not knowing if you’ll be killed the next second, but living with hope and heart.

Well, I gotta run to class, ngizokhuluma isiZulu manje…eish, I don’t know why I chose to do zulu – the words don’t seem right when they come outa my mouth.
Tata you jelebi’s and burfi’s and chana magaj’s that take the time to read my jargon!

20 comments:

taqdeer said...

wow, that is a stunning present :)

Using one's gift in itself is beautiful, and then the things you make look really nice :)

Waseem said...

Wow u truly have an artists soul, Im really amazed at those pics. And the gift was gorgeous, R300 seems a bargain

Hope ur mum feels better, my mums the same way will run herself to the ground even when shes sick.

Fatima said...

wow..that's lovely!
i've started mosaics as well..but they haven't come out so good...but i figure after the may exams i'll practice a whole lot more :)

mum's are really supermum's. hope your mum gets better :)

Dew said...

I think we've spoken about most of this stuff so I'll be repeating myself, but anyway, uzokhuluma isizulu (then) sizoxoxa (then) sizothenga izingubo ethekwini Ngolwesihlanu- might be a bit rusty me thinks;)Hope Eve gets better soon, I'll make dua.

Love and stuff
Dew

Dew said...

Eva.. whoops. How can misspell the name I christianed...

safiyyamk said...

verrrry nice i love the clock... and the card looks lovely too..

qdee said...

dankie dankie...
yeah, i wonder if we'll become super mom's and dads.
dew: lol, too much zulu for me.eva says hi.
safi: thanx a mil

oh gosh, i just realised - there's going to be no electricity in my building today, have to walk up 13 floors!!

Mukhtar Ahmad Khan said...

Slmz

nice clock. very smart. jhee, the card fits in well.

:) very creative.. nice work.

t c

Ws

!Joe! said...

ooh, i wanna be chana magaj! love the clock too, it looks heavy, though; how did you get it into the hall by yourself!?
I hope your mama gets better soon; eish, why do mothers not do what their doctors tell them? And no matter how many times you tell them to relax they still go ahead and decide to move tvs and and clear out freezers! Give her my salaams...
as for the creativity, you are just really busy now; when the hols come then it will all come back to you :)

mazozo said...

Lol nice clock seems very big tho

Anonymous said...

Slm
Hmm..huge clock! LoL...Hw'd u carry it!:) Hows mummy?

Anonymous said...

Hey,huge clock! I like it....:) Hows mummy? Hey! Stop jumping on yhe bed!

Talha said...

LoL....Sorry, 4got 2 mention who dat from...:)

'liya said...

That's a gorgeous clock! And your mosaics are really pretty too. A very talented girl I see :)

Priya said...

beautiful gifts... you have lovely talent.

r said...

awww stick mummy in bed n play nurse! its awful when mummy's are sick. give her lots of hugs! Oh n i want to be th pista burfee.. ;)

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qdee said...

lol yeah, that clock was huge!! was a real balancing act.

mukthar: i was wondering what happened to you - about to send a search party ;)

mazozo, liya, priya,jo sweet jo, thanx again.

talha: thanx for visiting!told you i bumped my head..now where are those lay's chips ;)

r: im not a very good nurse...i start hovering and buying roses etc, its too much.hehe

Ruby :) said...

wow, love the gift and the card is stunning... hope your mum feels better soon...

qdee said...

thanks ruby ruby ruby!


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