This year is the year of the rat. The rat was the first animal to arrive at the Jade Emperor's party by tricking the ox into giving it a lift on its back, and then jumping off just as they were about to reach the line. Mmm, sounds like a rat to me! The rat… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
Today I am reflecting on South Africa's magnificent victory at the Rugby World Cup and the impact that this team has had on all South Africans. Yesterday, we all agreed that they are heroes. But this was not always so. And the team felt the pressure of criticism from the public and the weight of… Continue reading Word of the Week: Privileged
I can't believe how this week has simply flown by! I arrived at the office on Monday to hear that the time slot for Heritage day celebrations had been reduced by an hour, so which activity should we drop? We'll drop the cultural artifact activity, I say. Then I had to rethink the prizes for… Continue reading Word of the Week: Organized
Another unexpected end to the week. On Friday we were officially informed that our contracts are unlikely to be renewed; mine expires end of October. And even worse, that there is the possibility that they may be terminated early. The organization that I have been contracted to is under severe pressure from their stakeholders. Their… Continue reading Word of the Week: Prepare