Monday, June 18, 2012

We have moved

...and by "we", I mean me and my blog posts. Find my new banter page at:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


By Tumi Direro

Middle Class Concerns Blog is over a year old and it's only fair she gets a little revamp. Getting some help from artist, photographer and designer Tumi Direro. I'll be back (Arnold Schwarzenegger voice).

In the meantime I'll be posting on my Facebook page and tweeting about all your winter middle class concerns!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Joseph Kony 2012

 KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pay your dues

Well well well...could it be? A prayer answered. A wish granted. Karma in reverse.

Pay your dues: it has become lesson number one in 2012. I've spent the past year doing runt work, sending 2 applications a day and attending interviews with no follow-ups. If you refer to my "PickMe" post, you'll see that I was getting quite edgy about it.

The angst had built to a climax in the past couple of weeks when a friend of mine, Karabo Mafisa said "Phaks, you have to pay your dues". And like any light bulb moment, I had nothing to reply. I kept replaying the words like a new motto. Within the same week I was called in for an interview with a global public relations company. The following week they sent me a writing assessment; I met the MD and was sent a contract to begin work with them immediately.

In a quick twitter survey, I asked my followers what their first jobs were and here are some responses:

-"Worked at a film festival and loved it!' - Lauren Rosenburg
-"I was a library was alright.I'm now an international criminal lawyer/researcher. I love it!" -Princess Ailitto
-"I was a waiter in my first year. Hated the customers but it made some decent money" - Jasmine

Rod Stewart was a grave digger before he became a rock star and Beyonce Knowels worked at her moms hair salon whilst singing her way to fame. So lesson learnt universe, one must start at the bottom to rise to the top.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It must be...

Jason Mraz album cover from the album: Love is a four letter word.
Love balloons by Jenny van Sommers

Love lollipops by the queen of candy Dylan Lauren

See what I'm doing here: 3 of my favourite images meets the lyrics to "It must be love" by british pop band Madness. Genius! Happy love month.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sh*t Middle Class Folk Say

I recently watched a Youtube video of Sh t Hipsters Say. It has lead to this post: a compilation of stuff middle class folk complain about. The quotes are taken from my twitter timeline (@middleccblog) and they're usually followed by #middleclassconcerns #sigh #bleak and the traditional sad face :(. Enjoy!

·         I really want to help others  but I love all my clothes

·         I hate telephone conversations

·         I can’t drink instant coffee

·         I’ve been working out for 2 weeks and haven’t lost an inch

·         What could be worse than slow internet service?

·         There are too many pillows on my bed

·         iPhone vs Blackberry? Often followed by: “I really need an iMac”

·         Should I refill my ink cartridge or just get a new printer?

·         Facebook relationship status: complicated

·         Left my travel pillow! It’s going to be a long flight

·         If Heidi and Seal can’t make, how will we?

·         We have 3 remote controls for the TV.

·         I put too much milk in my cereal

·         I don’t entirely trust internet banking but I don’t have time to go to the bank

·         I wish I had a TV in my bathroom

·         Our gardener is on holiday L

·         We’ve run out of cranberry and apple tea

·         I can’t decide what my favourite Adele song is

·         I want a poached egg. I can’t poach an egg

·         What do you mean no dessert after dinner?

·         Soya vs. Skim milk?

·         We’ve had to cut down this year…no second vacation

Monday, January 30, 2012

Township Cinderellas

An excellent documentation of Western Cape teens born in 1994, the year Nelson Mandela became President and apartheid ended. From the award winning documentary show Witness on Al Jazeera