Soccer

I grew up in a house full of men who love Kaizer Chiefs above all else, it was inevitable that Kaizer Chiefs would become my love and eventually inspire my ink.

I grew up in a house full of men who love Kaizer Chiefs above all else, it was inevitable that Kaizer Chiefs would become my love and eventually inspire my ink.

“Some people think football (soccer) is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. ”

Bill Shankly

“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

“As I get older, the tyranny that football exerts over my life, and therefore over the lives of people around me, is less reasonable and less attractive. Family and friends know, after long years of wearying experience, that the fixture list always has the last word in any arrangement; they understand, or at least accept, that christenings or weddings or any gatherings, which in other families would take unquestioned precedence, can only be plotted after consultation. So football is regarded as a given disability that has to be worked around. If I were wheelchair-bound, nobody close to me would organise anything in a top-floor flat, so why would they plan anything for a winter Saturday afternoon.”

Nick Hornby

Writing

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, my favourite writer of all time. Imprisoned for homosexual tendencies, he later died of meningitis on 30 November 1900. On the anniversary of his death in 2011, his tomb was cleaned and now has a glass enclosure because visitors used to leave lipstick stains on it when paying their respects to this incredible writer. A visit to his tomb is also on my Bucket List. – image - abcnews.go.com

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, a wordsmith of note. On the anniversary of his death in 2011, his tomb was cleaned and now has a glass enclosure because visitors used to leave lipstick stains on it when paying their respects to this incredible writer. – image – abcnews.go.com

“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”

Oscar Wilde

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”

Jorge Luis Borges

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

Stephen King

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”

Anaïs Nin

Food

I’ve said this before: “I’m mean in the kitchen.” This is a spread I prepared for Christmas lunch with my family. And by the way, this is just the main course. I served garlic chicken strips with green pepper and fried pumpkin chunks for starters. I picked peaches from my mom’s trees and dessert was a delicious, homemade peach pie with custard. Who’s your girl? ;)

A spread I prepared for Christmas lunch with my family. 

“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn’t like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good.”

Lora Brody

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

Oscar Wilde

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”

Mark Twain

Relationships

I love power couples. Illuminati or not, JayZ and Beyonce are it! Patrice and Precious Motsepe have my vote on home soil. Let’s love each other but, let’s also hustle together. I’m sad that my other favourite power couple, Tokyo and Judy Sexwale, is getting a divorce. :( – image - globalgrind.com

I love power couples, and JayZ and Beyonce are it! – image – globalgrind.com

“A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever”

Dave Matthews Band

“If you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.”

Johnny Depp

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

Bill Maher

‘Tata’

Back in the day, when what was discussed and planned in parliament was in the best interests of the people… Will South Africa ever have another president of Nelson Mandela’s calibre? - image - timeslive.co.za

Former Pres. Nelson Mandela. – image – timeslive.co.za

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

My mother

Me and my best friend; my mother.

Me and my best friend; my mother.

“Toughen up and pray. God is much bigger than anything you and I can do together.”

My mother on hard times

“But baby, can you even hear what these Rastas are saying in these songs?”

My mother on ragga and dancehall music

SIDE NOTE – Congratulations in advance to Kaizer Chiefs for becoming the Champions of the Premier Soccer League SA! Talk about RECLAIMING THE GLORY!