Saturday, December 29, 2012

Call Me Maybe?

I miss talking on the phone. I miss it wholeheartedly. Talking for hours and hours about nothing and everything. I miss just listening to the sound of your voice droning on about nothing. I miss the midnight laughter. I even miss that gross sweaty feeling from holding the phone close to my face for so long. I miss choosing the exact split second to switch ears without you noticing I'm gone, just for a split second. I miss wondering if I missed anything in the split second lost in the changing of ears. Mostly, I miss the communication, the sharing, the nothing and the everything. So, call me maybe?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


by Tanica Maestro Theys on Sunday, 12 April 2009 at 02:07 ·
one step
another step
struggling silently along
but they stand and watch you,
watch you like vultures
waiting for one wrong step

w a i t i n g . . .

wrong step
and they pounce
devouring your pride
tearing to shreds your dignity
thinking somehow it nourishes them to see you fall to pieces


perhaps if they looked deeper
they'd see the pain
swept across your brow
perhaps if they did not focus so much on themselves
they'd be aware that we all fall...


one step
you get up
and shake those vultures off
they are taken aback
you are stronger than before
another step
keep pressing forward
next thing you know
you are running along
looking back you see...
the vultures are gone
they have disappeared into the distance
they are gone.


#52: get a degree

12/12/12 - I am officially a graduate. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Polymer Science, I have earned you, and now, you are MINE! muhahahahahaha

Good to be ticking things off of that bucket list :)

xx T

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Sweetness

Exams are done, I'm home, and I have time for fun!!

Let's begin....

Be with somebody that makes you happy.

Summer, she is a comin'
xx T

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another cover!!

So, I definitely need an actual video camera, but until then, here is another cover I just threw together :):)

Hahaha! Eish...
Also, I'm sorry for the lack of posts, my last exam is tomorrow night!!

xx T

Monday, November 12, 2012

My First Cover!!!

I did it!
I posted my first cover on YouTube!!
It's a cover of Florence + the Machine's Never Let Me Go...
Nail biting stuff!

xx T

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist: Monster Edition

Maybe it's because Christmas is next month, maybe it's just because I want a lot of things, whatever the reason, here comes a monster edition of things I want.

This is from Lovelee, in Kloof Street. Their boutique is lovely along with all their clothes. I want this whole rail. Rail included...
How cute?
This girls hair, man... It's so long. That's all I really want. Well, not really, but I do really want it... Not her hair, I want mine to be that long... Just felt the need to clarify...
This dress again... It's wonderful.
I want a Lomo carmera collection including all of these. Especially that turquoise Diana Mini... and the leopard one... and... and... well, you get the point...
Nutella Snack & Drink?? Why is this not available in my country? It's not, right? Otherwise, I need to get to that store IMMEDIATELY.
Wonderful outfit, wonderful specs, wonderful pic...
excuse me while i wipe up the drool off my laptop... xdzfcghjkl;
Turquoise All Stars?? Yes Pur-lease.
I want to be back in New York, back in Times Square... Gotta keep the dream alive!
Cute skirt, cute shoes, cute bag...
If we celebrated Halloween, this would be happening.
If I had this outfit and somewhere to wear it, I would wear the crap out of it to that place/event.

A miniature grand piano!! How cute!!
I have ALWAYS wanted one of these! So epic!!
I wish every girl knows that they're beautiful and doesn't feel the need to do stupid things to fit into societies idea of pretty.
Yep... That's about it...
Posts will be scarce as I enter into my exam season...

xx T

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Hello hello!!

Celebrating Movember :{D

So, here are a few tracks that are rocking my socks right now :)

Ne Yo's Let Me Love You got me dancing and jamming out. And I always love to dance & jam out :)

Ed Sheeran singing Jessie J's Who You Are. So much favourites going on here!! Love this song, love Ed, love Jessie, so much love.

This is a good friend of mine Christian Sittmann covering Damien Rice's Volcano. The boy is just TOO TALENTED!

Florence + the Machine's Never Let Me Go is currently on repeat in my head, on my phone and on my iTunes. It just gets me everytime...

Yoh, this get's me right in the sternum.. Adele singing Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me. Yoh....

I actually think i need to leave it at that...

I hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I do!!

xx T

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Sweetness

Fun things! hooray! The internet is vast. Let me help you find the most wonderful random, yet wonderful things :)

#1: Movie poster trends. Do they exist? YESYESTHEYDO!

#2: Hipster Wedding. Need I say more... This post is the future :P

#3: I like you and you just liked my Facebook status. Ever had a crush? Ever? This post is the truth...

#4: In honour of the last Twilight installment, a Bad Lip Reading of Twilight.

#5: When Superheroes Meet Typography. What font would best represent your favourite superhero?

#6: Top 60 ghetto names. It's wonderful.

#7: Five Manifestos for the Creative Life.

#8: I want hair and swag like Amy from Karmin.

#9: 10 signs you're losing your mind. A woman is doing a crossword puzzle outside of Starbucks and you volunteer to help her finish. She is not into it. This does not stop you.

#10: Community in the BEST. This is why.

Hope you enjoyed!

xx T

#30: be in a flashmob

I did it! I have officially been in a flashmob!
After our final rehearsal, the choir went to do a flashmob in the bib (library). It was hilarious. It is now evident to me that choir peeps do not belong in the bib in groups of more than two. Everyone kept standing around in biggish groups, loudly whispering or giggling, clearly waiting for the signal.

Lindsay & I wandered into the Law section. It was terrifying. The books were bigger than my desk and a pin drop could be heard. Lindsay & I clearly didn't fit in there. All of a sudden a single voice started singing in the middle of the top floor. A few people looked up,annoyed, with a face saying, "switch your damn phone off!", but then all the girls joined it.

it was a beautiful. and fun. and lovely. i want to do another.

If you are ever offered the opportunity to be in a flashmob, DO IT!!!!


xx T

PS, my favourite flashmob moment is OBVIOUSLY from Modern Family
Cam's reaction is wonderful :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

November: Brain Pickings, Visual Edition

When did November get to the party? Who invited him? Well, might as well enjoy him while he's here....
November is MOVEMBER!! Grow a 'stache for cancer awareness!!

Okay, this is here coz it's a pretty dress and I like it... Good thing I had a salad for dinner....

So. Many. Cameras. So. Much. Happiness.... !!!

I want a puppy. So this will have to do for now. Enjoy it with me....

They don't call me T for nothing... Well, they might, but I'm not entirely sure who "they" are. Do there have to be boundries for these sorts of things?

Too much........ EPICNESS!! you thought I was gonna say ginger or something like such, well, no. Although.........

It's exams...... In which bottle are you swimming??

This is me. Ready for my exams. AWWWWWW YEAH. Roar!

So.... I'm really missing New York right now... I know there's no electricity (that's about it guys... I hope I'm not speaking too soon) but I really feel I wanna go back there and live there... Gotta start saving those pennies...

Right now, I feel so much like this little kitten. I'm so exhausted!! Will tell you why in a second...

Well, like I said beneath kitty, I'm exhausted... Didn't sleep much today, and I went and help kirsten with her art exhibition!! Was so COOL! I know the coolest people! But before I ramble on tiredly, let me keep my stories for another day!

xx T

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday!!

Denim shirt! I actually own this very shirt, but I LOVE the blazer. Yes please. Please???

Chokes on own drool.

SUPER CUTE OUTFIT from WARDROBE. Their shiz is AMAZING. I want it all.
I have relatively average vision. Okay, I have very poor sight. So, this is charming in an ironic kinda way for me. Oh balls, I really am becoming a hipster...

Super cute notebook! I can never have too many notebooks... never......

This needs to get on my bed immediately.

wantwantwantwantwant if you're wonder the chair or the wall artBOTH.

pretty patterns. so gorgeous. get in my closet...

Let's face it, Obama is cool. Like, cooler than cool. Like cooler than ice cold. I'm not American and I think he's the shiz...

The colour. The style. The lack of it in my wardrobe (weeps bitterly)

I wish I had this body and this confidence. The woman is golden, yo...

Feed me books!!! More and more and more!!

I saw this picture and started craving cherries. Fresh cherries. Pretty sure that would rock my socks...

I want cute moments like this and somebody running after me with an amazing camera to document it all. Every single shot looking amaze-balls. That is want I want.
But most of all, I want a bug free summer... That's not true. It is very high up on the list though... Especially with a fat moth flying around my room. Urgh, moths are NASTY creatures.... I'm certain if I don't get him out he will eat my face while I sleep... So, here I go...

xx T

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Handfuls of owls, because, really, why not?
It's been a while since I did one of these posts... Basically do yourself a favour and give these songs a listen...

First up we have Gangs of Ballet... Definitely one of my new favourite South African artists. Fresh and catchy and just really, really good music. Bought their EP yesterday... They're going places...

Next up is Kimbra... Right after the interview she does an AMAZING rendition of Settle Down. So LEGIT. I think she's super cool and quite talented :P I also like the fact that she's from New Zealand, something new, you know?

Ed, oh Ed... Ed Sheeran is a beast with just his guitar, a loop pedal and a HUGE TALENT. Love this track and pretty much everything he does.

Karmin. I love their vibe... Especially Amy, she rocks that awesome 'do and always has fun when she's performing... 

Anyhoo, Hope you enjoy these jams as much as I do!

xx T

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Step #1

I've done it. My first step towards making my dreams come true. I have made YouTube channel for my upcoming band, Hott Potta Coffee.

In other news, did you know that I am part of a team that is ranked #1 in the world? That's right!! Stellenbosch University Choir is officially ranked the best choir in the world. I am so proud to be part of that team!!
Speaking of USK, last night was koorbal, choir ball. Oh my, it was fun, and AMAZING! I won Indian of the year... Let's just leave that there shall we... It was so wonderful to jam out with all my wonderful choir peeps!

Tomorrow is our first last show. It's so emotional...

I know this is just a measly update, but it's all I have for now...

xx T