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"It's not going to go away until you do something about it" That's what my friend said when I mentioned that the bathroom plumbing needed sorting out. So I started off the week wondering what else needed work. 
Last week Sunday I sang at a gig where I had three names: Daniel Crossing, Andre Daniels and Andrew Daniels. Call it a mix up between my Australian friend who hooked me up with the Indian organiser of the event. Culture - got to love it - I've been to both countries - awesome people - what a blast I had there! 
Keeping with the singing - on Monday night after choir practice some of the tenors decided to get some grub. Seong Youn frequents this great establishment often and called ahead for the kitchen to stay open - how cool is that! We had the most amazing chicken, beef and calamari basket and a chicken salad - the portions were humungus and delicious! And what a great fireplace to keep us warm on a cold wintery night. Good choice Seong - where shall we go next week? 
Skipping ahead to Thursday I dropped an Arkarts colleague off at the train station and we bumped into some Italians. Luigi and Guilia are from Rome and are in Cape Town for a rugby coaching workshop. It was great meeting some Italians off the cuff - last year I was in Naples where I met some awesome Italians and we established some great friendships. I felt a bit nostalgic after meeting Luigi and Giulia - friendship goes beyond borders - thanks facebook for helping us stay connected!
Another great city is Cape Town. On Friday I wandered through the streets while waiting for a friend. Cape Town still has its charm and it reminded me why I like calling this place home. After meeting and walking through some streets we decided to have a traditional Spur lunch - a South African traditional restuarant. I had a great time with Theo and Ruth! I also discovered Ruth was in SA Idols a few years back - she made it to the top 17!  After Idols she took a step back from music for a while but I can't wait for her comeback! She's going to be awesome!! 
Every culture has there nuances and ours is a braai (barbecue) - the weather was exceptionally good this week although we're in the middle of winter - so most people would choose to be outdoors. Recall in a previous blog I mentioned that I met my uncle after not seeing him for 27 years? Well, on Sunday we had a good 'ol family cookout to reaquaint all. It was great! So great that as I ended the day with a relaxing bath, I found myself falling asleep and even heard distant snoring! 
So, what's all this got to do with the opening statement? I have absolutely no idea, but that's okay - life doesn't always go as planned, but there's always something to do about it. Have a great week ahead!

"It's not going to go away until you do something about it" That's what my friend said after I mentioned that the bathroom plumbing needed sorting out. So I started off the week wondering what else needed work. 

Last week Sunday I ended up with three names at a performance: Daniel Crossing, Andre Daniels and Andrew Daniels. My Australian friend, who secured the performance, called it a mix up between an Australian and an Indian - the organiser of the event. Culture - got to love it - I've been to both countries - awesome people!

Keeping with the singing. On Monday night, after choir practice, some of the tenors decided to get some grub. Seung Young frequents this great establishment often and called ahead for the kitchen to stay open - how cool is that! We had the most amazing chicken, beef and calamari basket and a chicken salad - the portions were humungus and delicious! And what a great fireplace to keep us warm on a cold wintery night. Good choice Seung - where shall we go next week? 

Seung Young, Brian, Henry and me. The fireplace at Hobnobs Wine Tavern, Kenilworth.

Skipping ahead to Thursday - I took an Arkarts colleague to the train station and we bumped into some Italians. Luigi and Guilia are from Rome and are in Cape Town for a rugby coaching workshop. It was great meeting some Italians off the cuff - last year while in Naples I met some Italians and we established some great friendships. I felt a bit nostalgic after meeting Luigi and Giulia - friendship goes beyond borders - thanks facebook for helping us stay connected!

Henry, Luigi, me and Guilia at the train station.

Another great city is Cape Town. On Friday I wandered through the streets while waiting for a friend. Cape Town still has its charm and it reminded me why I like calling this place home. After meeting and walking through some streets we decided to have a traditional Spur lunch - a South African traditional restuarant. I had a great time with Theo and Ruth! I also discovered Ruth was in SA Idols a few years back - she made it to the top 17!  After Idols she took a step back from music for a while but I can't wait for her comeback! She's going to be awesome!! 

Walking down St Georges Mall. Clear sky and warm even though it's winter.

Every culture has its traditions and one of ours is to braai (barbecue). The weather was exceptionally good this week although we're in the middle of winter - so most people would choose to be outdoors. Do you recall in a previous blog me mentioning meeting my uncle after not seeing him for 27 years? Well, on Sunday we had a good 'ol family cookout to reaquaint all. It was great! So great that as I ended the day with a relaxing bath, I fell asleep in it and even heard distant snoring!

So, what's all this got to do with the opening statement? I have absolutely no idea, but that's okay - life doesn't always go as planned, but there's always something to do about it. Have a great week ahead!

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