“Limitation breeds creativity”

By: Yethu Mtshali I can’t take credit for the title of today’s post. Those words belong to Alexa Chung’s brain. She’s a television host, contributing editor (of British Vogue, guys!), style icon and author.  She’s a 30-year-old powerhouse and a great role model (if that’s still a thing in 2014). During an interview, she reflected on how well she used to dress when she was broke. I figured that the principle applies to most things in...

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Some Life Lessons From The Sandbox

By: Yethu Mtshali As the older one, it was my job to ensure that my brother and I never watched anything which was not suitable for sensitive viewers in my parents’ absence. Initially, censorship meant covering his eyes with my right hand while I peeped through my left hand’s scrawny fingers. This usually happened during kissing scenes, something we were forbidden from watching. When my numeracy skills became boast worthy, I was...

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Oops! Did I Just Tweet That Out Loud?

By: Yethu Mtshali Like many, I’m still trying to figure out what I should and should not share with people on the internet. Initially, I figured that I should only tweet what I would be comfortable having my Mother read. That was before she confidently belted out the words: “Hashtag-retweet” as she laughed at a joke I was telling her. I then realised that I didn’t have to worry about my Mother joining Twitter...

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Subtweeting Is So 5 Years Ago…

By: Yethu Mtshali I’m pretty annoyed that I found it necessary to add my two cents on a topic which should actually be dead. But, alas, here we are observing archaic social networking behaviour which some people still practise. [You score 5 points for getting the irony]. The Urban Dictionary, one of the most useful sites on the net, defines subtweeting as: “Indirectly tweeting something about someone without mentioning...

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Teaching Makes You Smarter

By: Yethu Mtshali I started writing for a news website this weekend and I was amazed by how much information I had absorbed in a matter of days. I’m admittedly half-witted most of the time and I no longer followed current affairs religiously. But there I was, a young dimwit expected to produce hard news…and funny enough, someone was willing to pay me for it. Before you teach, you have to learn It’s kind of how reading novels...

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