Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Addiction

Okay so I'll admit I have a new addiction. It's all I think about, I can't get enough, blah blah blah!

I've caught on pretty late but I'm sure there's still a few of you who wouldn't have heard of this and you'll be more than grateful.

She brought the hilarious and completely accurate post about the "Alot" and reading through the rest of her blog, I've discovered she's pretty much a genius. Like scarily so.

You need to do yourself a favour and read her blog, Hyperbole and a Half and fill that lifeless gaping hole you have inside of you!


Friday, September 23, 2011


Okay, if you're still using "u" instead of "you" then we really don't have much more to say to each other. I will shun you and your inability to type an extra two letters because, "like bru, it just takes up SO much of your time." Grow up, you're wearing big people's pants now.

South African Heritage

If you're South African, I'm just going to assume that your Heritage Day will be spent having a braai and chilling with your "brus and chinas" - kiff!

To get in the spirit of le fabulous braai, here's a video, which achieves two great things:

  • It rips off Rebecca Black 
  • It's so accurate to South Africans, it's almost embarrassing (but still totally kick ass)

So watch it and bask in your heritage.

You're a sassy bunch<3

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Propaganda At Its Best

In high school I took History as a subject and I discovered that I wasn't really cut out for it (in other words, "insanely boring")

But one thing that I will never forget is the Duck and Cover video we watched as part of our propaganda section during the Cold War and nuclear threats.

I can't believe people would actually take something like this seriously but I'm glad they did, so I now have something to remind me of how useless the human race is at the best of times.

(if you don't find it entertaining then we don't have much else to talk about)

Happy Hump Day children<3
I'm off to watch Zoe Saldana kick ass tonight in her new movie, Columbiana


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How To Make a Successful Blog

Starting his new life in the ‘big city,’ Chris O’ Doherty felt there was something missing. What could this ‘something’ be? He didn’t have a blog (obviously) and realised that in order for his life to be complete he, like the multitudes of other young adults, had to get his thoughts out there on an internationally accessed platform and get people to listen. But where would he start?
Luckily for Chris and all you aspiring blog prodigies, I found out from the who’s who of the blogging world just how to start your blog and get it noticed. I hope you’re taking notes…

Why should I even start a blog?

Blogging today comes with multi-purposes.

“It really depends on what you’re trying to achieve with your blog: Do you want to make money? Do you want to talk to people? Do you want to re-post stuff that you find cool?” asks popular blogger and TV presenter, Natalie Roos. “I started my blog as a way to document my stories. I never had any intentions of getting sponsorship deals or having avid readers. Really, I just wanted a place to talk.”

Web expert and designer, Kyle Redelinghuys adds, “A blog could be described or used as an ‘open diary’. It allows the author to express his or herself on any topic. Having a blog is a good exercise in free speech.”

With so many options, how do I know which platform to choose?

Again, this is determined by what the aim of your blog is. For longer, more detailed blogs, Both Natalie and Kyle recommend Wordpress and Natalie also adds Blogger into the mix, “They are free, and are super easy to use. You can post long stories and pictures.”
If you’re looking for quick and easy blogging, Tumblr is your best bet, “Tumblr would be second choice. [It] has more of a short and sweet feel,” says Kyle.
“I’d suggest Tumblr… when you’re mainly re-posting stuff and posting a picture-a-day,” adds Natalie.

I’ve signed up, now how do I get the ball rolling?

Look is everything, “Get some help with the design.” Says Natalie
And that’s where our web expert comes in, “There are loads of free themes available for download for Wordpress and Tumblr, as well as the other popular blogger platforms. Web design is going towards a more image-centric focus, think big images, big text. Typography has exploded since the capabilities of HTML and CSS have now catered for the use of any font online, which is a huge bonus. Go for simple, clean, neutral colours – gradients and greys are really popular.”
After you’ve sorted out your design, Natalie urges you to, “Write about what you know. And post the links on your Facebook and Twitter profiles. That’s how you gain readers.”

Are there any dos and don’ts ?

“I think “do” try and give every post your own voice. You’re not a newspaper journo. You don’t have to write for everyone’s taste. Blogs are niche. You’ll eventually have a readership that likes your voice, even if they don’t like what you might be saying.” Says Natalie.

Kyle adds that you should, “Try to blog consistently… This has got as much to do with readers checking your blog as it does with Google ranking your site. Grammar is a big deal, tagging your posts is important [and] making sure your site looks good.”

As far as the ‘don’ts’:
“Don’t steal content. The internet is a big place...but it can be a very small place. It’s okay to re-post content, but always give credit to your source.” Says Natalie.

Kyle simply adds, “Don’t do drugs.”

Now how do I actually get people to read it?

Use your other social platforms, “Make it available to the people who already like what you say: your Twitter and Facebook subscribers. They’ll share what you have to say.” Says Natalie.

Kyle gets more technical, “keep keywords in the title. Repeat those keywords three to five times throughout the article, and then another five to ten phrases closely related to those keywords, without using the [actual] keywords. Google changed their search algorithm and that’s why if you load your article with too many of the same keywords you get marked down.”

This will enhance your search results and make your blog easier to find on the ever-growing Web.

Now that I’m on track, I just need to know how to maintain my new hobby

“Share as much as you can and keep in line with SEO and design trends and see what happens. Nothing on the internet is guaranteed.” Says Kyle.
Natalie adds, “Treat it like a job. Post often and choose a general theme for your blog: fashion, lifestyle, food, funny random [stuff] that happens to you. Keep doing it. It pays off.”

Popular blogs to check out for inspiration:

Technological Oddity

Hey you gorgeous Interweb Kids!

This was found to be widely entertaining and I hope you'll think so too.

They let two chat bots talk to each to see how they would react. The result is fascinating. 


Thank You For Visiting

For when you're feeling spicy.

For when you're feeling beautiful.

For when you're feeling delicious.

For when you're feeling invincible.

You're spectacular. Every day of the week<3 Thank you for taking your time to visit Under My Skin...


So misunderstood. So simple. So perfect. 

So timeless...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

She Only Calls On Sundays

This constant ticking is ridiculous
Time to ease these white-washed knuckles
And shoot back into the cracks
Waiting was never fun
Waiting was never fun

Luckily I didn’t hold my breath
Replay the back seat
I swear I heard her promise
(how fun)

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

Just another line on her wrist
I swore to be something more
Wish I could see past the drowned windows
Guessing was never fun
Guessing was never fun

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

I'll find the bottom
Keep my face out the dirt
I'm not a religion, so why the sacredness?
(it’s only Monday)

Bumped into her “Tuesday”
She always said her favourite number was seven
Sundays reminded her of heaven
It must be lonely there...

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

She saved me for a Sunday
(a Sunday)

...Its only Monday


Friday, September 16, 2011

I got this from a friend's blog HNPB and thought it was pretty spot on.


Ola homies!

I'm sorry for not writing anything of importance or beauty lately. Just haven't been motivated or inspired I guess.

So if you would like to be my muse so I could fall in love with you and write many a wonderful things in your honour... Let me know.

Thank you<3


Thought this was pretty funny! found it at pretty perfect


So this is currently my background..
Compliments to my lilymou as I found it on her blog :)

I get sad when she does :(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

He'll make you sit up and say, "wow."

Not even the somewhat unnerving location of a Khayelitsha township could hinder the ease I felt around Lusindiso. His charm and ability to ward off unpleasant visitors while on the set of Salvation Street really captured not only me but also stole the affection of some eager bystanders. By the time we got around to the actual interview, I felt as if I was speaking to an old friend, an endlessly fascinating, old friend.

“I’m all yours,” he says before climbing into my car.

Professional actor, Lusindiso Thyulu, knew what he wanted to do from a young age, “this sounds cliché but I loved watching TV when I was a little boy and there came a stage where I’d come across something that fascinated me and I’d literally walk to my mom’s room, look in the mirror and imitate what I saw.” His first big break came around when he was still in primary school, the Baxter Theatre had a program running called Bax Kids and Lusindiso was asked to fill in for one of his friends. As expected, they loved him and asked him to stay on. A few years later he received a call explaining that the show had been revamped and now went by, City at Bax and they wanted him for the part, “I didn’t know this but it was the beginning of something for me… and I started to mingle with the who’s who of the theatre industry. It was luck and a privilege to work with them.”

Speaking to Lusindiso, it was hard to keep from getting involved in his excitement about his achievements and future plans; everything he spoke about was accompanied by big hand gestures and an infectious smile.
He went straight from City at Bax to studying at Cityvarsity and during his first year he played a cameo role in the popular drama series, Jacob’s Cross. “When you’re passionate about it, you just want to be involved in everything” and he agrees that Cityvarsity gave him the advantage he needed but explained that, “you’ve got to have the talent and they just nurture it.” He speaks of his fondest moment being able to work with his childhood idol, Joe Mafela.

Lusindiso’s plans for now involve him being in a drama series called Verdict and also taking a previous stage production him and fellow classmates performed last year in Grahamstown, to the Out the Box festival this year.

And as for his future, he sees himself being an established director as well as owning his own production company and like most actors, he simply cannot stomp the possibility of going to Hollywood one day.

“Anyone out there can act but you need something that will distinguish you from the rest, something that will make the casting director sit up and say, “okay, wow. This is different,” when you enter the audition room.”

Art On Another Scale

Bids! - (that's short for 'blog kids')

If you want some tooty fruity, delicious new art to gaze at in awe, this man is the man for you!

Jason deCaires Taylor is pretty fucking effing rad and has come up with a fantastic innovative idea for his artwork exhibition… Under the sea!

He basically makes cement models of people and places them under water in life-like situations. Then he documents how sea life adapts to the foreign objects and starts using them as their new homes. It’s amazing to see how the statues transform after time.

Here’s a few pictures but go give the official website a look-see.

And then he has also captured his work before it is put into the water:

Again, go check out the website: Jason deCaires Taylor

Bye lovelies<3

Monday, September 12, 2011

All the people of the world! *spice up your life*

Because it's Tuesday and I'm alive, here's a random post to start the day.

Sarah and I are TOTALLY getting these tops made. We were born to wear these, okay?

And because nothing makes me happier than an extremely beautiful sexy person, here's my one for the day:

Now go be free<3

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yet Again

So laaaaaik, hey there sweet cyber peeps!

If you haven't heard. it's Friday. Yes, Friday guys and for most of South Africa's youth, it just happens to be holidaaaays. A full week of being irresponsible and flirting with all the beautiful people (if you don't usually do this every day, anyway)

I just wanted to leave you with a thought. Be there for your friends when they need you. Sometimes they're not looking for you to say the right things or give them the best advice. Sometimes they just want someone to hang out with, who they can talk to when they're feeling miserable. You won't believe the power of just having someone to watch tv with or even go shopping with.

So be a mate, okay?

Oh and before I forget!

All you Cape Town hotties better be at Assembly tomorrow night for the most bitchin' party! Desmond and the Tutus, Dance, You're on Fire, Shadow Club, Double Adapter and probably even more radical bands who I can't think of (or probably don't know)

Be there and if you give me a little friendly "hello" I might even buy you a drink :D

Tomorrow night it is! <3

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Got this from a cool blog, Pretty Perfection and I loled at how perfect it is :)

Have a Thursday dipped in splendidness xxx

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Come and Blow Your Mind

Rad people of the Universe!

Come. Come look at probably one of the coolest music videos to ever grace the internet!

This is called Iron and it's by Woodkid

Make sure you watch all the way until the end, it gets more and more radical as you watch. Oh, it also has Agyness Deyn in it (two thumbs up)

Here's the lyrics:

Deep in the ocean, dead and cast away
Where innocence is burned, in flames
A million mile from home, I'm walking ahead
I'm frozen to the bones, I am...

A soldier on my own, I don't know the way

I'm riding up the heights of shame
I'm waiting for the call, the hand on the chest
I'm ready for the fight, and fate

The sound of iron shots is stuck in my head,

The thunder of the drums dictates
The rhythm of the falls, the number of dead's
The rising of the horns, ahead

From the dawn of time to the end of days

I will have to run, away
I want to feel the pain and the bitter taste
Of the blood on my lips, again

This steady burst of snow is burning my hands,

I'm frozen to the bones, I am
A million mile from home, I'm walking away
I can't remind your eyes, your face 


Don't say I never gave you anything<3

Tuesday, September 6, 2011



I totes added a poll over there ----->
Basically just trying it out, having a bit of fun and would love some input.

ALSO, let me know if you have any questions you'd like to see posted on the poll. This may just be your chance to be ridiculous ;)

Thanks dolls<3

Shouting Out Loud

If you haven't gotten your little lovable selves into Shout Out Louds then what exactly have you been doing up until now? Playing the fool?

If you're a sucker for the whole Indie/alternative/rock then you really need to get your life into order. You can basically listen to these babes when you're miff, amped or even pretty neutral.

You may have even noticed their song, Very Loud from the movie, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist!

If you love me, you'll listen to them right now and basically live the rest of your life in happiness... You're welcome.

Here's a few songs for you lazy folk:

And of course I'll throw in a few pics I found on Google search

You folk are beautiful<3

"It's a sick world out there, darling."

I've become so fascinated by serial killers (relax children, it's not in a weird psycho way)
For creative writing, we're learning how to master the Crime novel and in order to do so, I've been researching some pretty hectic crime cases, which further intrigued me into researching the most potent serial killers out there.

America takes the ranks with the most notable serial killers up to date, with England following closely behind. The difference between these two is that the American usually opted for the more violent means while the English preferred methods of poisoning instead.

Some cases have left me a bit light-headed from the graphic detail, such as the Albert Fish case (which should not be read if you have a sensitive stomach)

Another case I found interesting dates back centuries ago about Countess Elizabeth Bathory de Ecsed who apparently killed over 600 virgin girls and bathed in their blood to keep her youth (but that is just one of the theories)

What struck me the most is that most of these people look completely normal and even had charming personalities (used to lure in victims) and that not all of them came from a harsh background. I also found it interesting to see who committed suicide after being convicted and who lived out their sentences.

Like I said, if you don't have a weak stomach, it's worth taking a look at. It's really interesting in terms of seeing the killer psyche and gives a bit of relief knowing these crazies are locked up or deceased.

Wikipedia does a list of the most notable killers, arranged in countries: Serial Killers By Country

I promise my next post will be light hearted<3

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Week, New Beat

Sometimes what us humans need is to be thrown in the deep end. To get hurt by someone enough to finally realise they are not worth the effort or your thoughts. To make it all the way to the end and when you get there, find out that it actually was all worth it.

Well children of the internets, I may just have found my true closure this weekend and I have to say, it's about time.

I've finally moved on and have absolutely no more feelings for a previous love (and heartbreak) and I'm definitely free to pursue happiness with someone new.

What a GLORIOUS day bitches!

Here's a few lovely snaps from Piccsy that I hope will make you feel delicious:)

And my favourite for the day:


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Over the Distance

Here's something I pretty much think is the best thing invented - SKYPE!

I have recently met a babe of a gal and unfortunately she studies in Grahamstown (for you non-Capetonians, that's roughly 8-9 hours away) and although I'll see her in a weeks time when she comes home for holiday, it's effing rad that I can still see her face over our ridiculously cool/cute video Skype sessions in the meantime. 

What's also cool is that every time we Skype, I get more comfortable with her and of course I don't mind having to look at a babe's face for an hour :P

I was even lucky enough to get serenaded by her (be jealous bitches) with guitar and everything! 

The only issue is my A.D.D which leaves me constantly moving around and hard to keep up with, but she seems to be dealing with it (another plus) and I'm getting more and more excited to see her in person and go on dinner dates and have movie marathons and, well, even hold hands.

I find it pretty hard to say goodbye to her at the end of our little sessions and (maybe this is weird? I'm not sure.) but I miss her even while looking at her face on my screen.

Anyway, she could pick her nose in front of me and I probably wouldn't even care (wink wink, Megan) haha

That's all I have for now but I'd just like to add that, Megan - you better watch out. As soon as you step out of line, you better be ready for a wrestle. Actually, just always be ready. I could strike at any moment...

Niiiiiiight Cheeeeldren of the Internets <3

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Favourite Phrase

Endlessly fascinating<3

My Michelle - Dance, You're on Fire

If you are in need of some bitchin' South African bands, Dance, You're on Fire is probably one of your best bets. Made up of Tom, Jethro, Paul and Adrian, these babes put in one hell of a performance. I recommend all you bitches go watch them live and buy their CD and if you're feeling frisky, flash them in your moment of 'girls gone wild.'

Also, they just happen to have released their music video for the song, Michelle (the song that made me fall in love with them) and you should use those grubby little paws of yours to click on this link and give it a look-see:

I'm really grateful that I have gotten to know these babes and I suggest that you make your way to Assembly in Cape Town on the 10th of September to catch them play along with other awesome bands like Desmond and the Tutus.

A fun time will be had by all, blah blah blah, just be there, okay?

Facebook event details HERE!

But for now, Happy Spring day you gorgeous children!

*flower suprise*