Boitumelo Vero Rikhotso

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T444Z hair food October 21, 2014


So I am a very big skeptic when it comes to “miracle” hair products simply because I have used so many with little or no results at all. When my friend Lebo Mangcwatywa introduced me to this product, I gave another “whatever!” I have battled with a receded hairline for many many years. In fact I do not remember the last time I had a full hairline. Many years of tight styling in the name of the-tighter-it-is-the-longer-it-will-last resulted in this sad reality.

I did a Google search of the hair food and the website was not very….uhm…easy on the eye. I am hoping I can still be able to convince them to use their primary colours differently so that the website looks more inviting and not so glaringly bright and harsh on the eye. The website explains how the product works and has pictures of a lot of ladies who are using or have used the product with amazing results.

So a few weeks after hearing of the hair food and convincing myself to give it a try, I decided to order my first tub. I almost fell off my chair when I was told the tub cost R320. What? I mean this little tub costs that much? “It had better work” I said to Ntombi, the lady who sold it to me. I started using the hair food very begrudgingly but I had just paid over R300 for it so I was very eager to see the results.

After having used the product for about 2 months, I could say a whole lot, but then again as they say, a picture says a thousand words!



I was born for this October 12, 2014

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A bird doesn’t struggle to fly. A fish doesn’t battle to swim. Why is that? Because they are doing what they were born to do. Have you ever met people who seem to be in their element? Whether it be acting, singing, baking, communicating, sports, economics, medicine and many other careers, these people seem to be in their niche. They are not only loving what they are doing but they also excel in it. I am continually in a beat to improve myself and often ask myself whether I am just going with the masses, chasing the norm or if I will defy all logic and actually follow my dreams whatever the cost. Over the years I have come to realize that there is power in leaning toward one’s strengths instead of just being enveloped in a haze of power suits and career ladder climbing that bring no fulfillment. Because we are money-conscious, understandably so, many dreams go unfulfilled because we tend to put money top of mind. Some people think following your dreams always involves resigning from your job and becoming your own boss. This may be true but not for everyone. Each one of us has a different role to play in society and I believe that when we begin to seriously explore our giftings, talents and dreams, be willing to put in the work it takes, we will begin to enjoy life, and contribute to the betterment of humanity. The anatomy or a body is always a good adage to this. An eye will never be judged on its ability to walk so when we go out and attempt to function in an area that may not be our best, we could already be at a disadvantage. At times a person may feel they were born for a particular moment in time, say for example being a president. The person may not necessarily be in a particular lifetime career, but for a period in their lives, they believe the moment was cast in stone long before they were born. Enough about the theories now. Why don’t we put these to the test?

I plan to discuss these with people I meet whom I believe or who seem to be in their life’s purpose so that we can learn from them and hear wether passion is really overrated. Check in often for the interviews I will be conducting and uploading onto my blog, as we start exploring the lives of people who believe they were born for what they are currently doing.


From debt to riches (Phumelele Ndumo) October 11, 2014

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2011,  Jacana Media,
ISBN: 978-1-4314-0262-5

10 000 copies sold by August 2014

 The subject of money is a daunting one but Phumelele Ndumo deals with complex monetary concepts in such a simple manner for all to grasp. From savings, property, investments,  credit, buying shares and practical tips on how to get out of debt, this is the go-to book for all that and more. The book also uses examples of everyday people who have common money-related problems and Ndumo shares advise on how to go around those. Why is it that so many of us think a life without credit is unattainable? This book will show you just how attainable that is. I highly recommend the book even for people who are not in debt but those looking for ways to add to their body of knowledge where money is concerned.

Buy your copy here…


So I’m a natural newbie October 2, 2014

Filed under: Hair diaries — Boitumelo Vero Rikhotso @ 7:36 pm

Oh but the plight of natural hair. “Did you cut your hair?” No I didn’t cut my hair. I have natural black hair. It shrinks after a wash, that’s just how it is. Yes there are ways to minimize the shrinkage but for as long as it is left without protective styling, it shrinks. I’m learning so much about my hair, what it can withstand, how it behaves, what products to use etc… I’m a newbie to natural hair so I’m very open to your thoughts and experiences and I’ll also share mine. What I’ve realized though is that my hair grows so much better and richer naturally than when I relax it. I don’t know if I’ll keep it forever you know? It’s my thing right now!





Bitches Brew (Fred Khumalo)

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2006, Jacana Media, ISBN: 978-1-77009-190-0, Pages: 326

 Joint winner of the European Union Literary Award 2005

This book was a little on the slow start for me. I read it over a couple of months because there were pages that were gripping and others I just skimmed over. There were many paragraphs I could have done without. I did have to finish it though because I promised myself I would finish each book I start and I am determined to read more work from South African authors.

So Bitches Brew is a title of an album by a Jazz musician, Miles Davis. This is the first clue revealing just how much music is one of the focal points in the story. The book is basically a complicated love tale of a pair that meets on a bus and write each other letters over a couple of decades. The book follows each of their lives which you learn of through their letters. It is a story simply told with some vulgar if you can stomach it (not a lot though) and it really transported me to a period, an era long gone. A time of vibrancy and life in the townships of South Africa under the apartheid regime. The stories are true to township culture and revealed what lives black people lived. It is not a political book, but I imagine for the era in the story, it was impossible to tell the story without a mention of the political landscape of the time.

The pair go through a lot together and apart and when their love is finally given a chance, it seems to be too little too late. Zakes and Lettie showcase the many facets to the lifestyles that prevailed at the time and to some extent even today led through music, shebeens, corruption, money, passions and complex love tales.

Overall, it was a good read, I enjoyed the book but I took long to finish it as I wasn’t gripped throughout. It came upon me in waves. I felt the end was quite rushed though. Having said all that, big ups to Mr Khumalo. This was my first book by him and I’ll definitely read more of his work.

Buy the book here…