Up Close and Personal With Cheetahs

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, with an acceleration of 0 to 80 km/h in just 3 seconds (this equals the Formula 1 Ferrari, ’99!). With a top speed of 120 km/h, each stride is between 7 to 8 metres. And this weekend I had the chance to get...

Getting Started With iPhone SE

I have small hands. And I don’t like large phones because it’s an effort to hold them. That’s why I was disappointed when the iPhone 6 was released… I figured that there’s no way the iPhones will get smaller than 4″. So when the...

Road Trip To Mozambique

Research suggests that there may be more happiness involved in planning your holiday than actually experiencing it. I’m chuffed to be the exception in this case. While it was exciting to plan my first trip to Mozambique, getting there, soaking up the sun and...

The Opened Door

§ Which door have you opened for me, That I am too blind to see? Your mercy surrounds me, Drowns me, I’m warm and safe, Being so deep down. This is love. Your love, For me....

Top Halal Restaurants In Cape Town

Since moving to Cape Town, many friends and family from Durban and Jo’burg have asked me for restaurant recommendations in the Mother City. What would typically ensue is a quick brainstorm session with my husband, listing all the recent places we’ve eaten...

5 Shortcuts on Safari Browser

Since getting my first iPhone 3 years ago, it has taken me a while to get used to browsing on Safari. I’ve been so accustomed to using Chrome (still do on my Mac) that I would stubbornly stick to it, not knowing how easy it is to use Safari. Now that I only use...

Eat-iquette: What Not To Do At A Restaurant

On Friday evening while my husband and I were enjoying our supper at a quiet cafe, a couple with a distinct Jo’burg accent entered and found themselves a spot near us. Let me paint a small picture here… The entire floor was empty. We were the only people...

Gaining From Loss [Fiction]

I witnessed pain in a stranger’s smile. I recalled what it felt like. And in an instant I am humbled. It has been a while since my dear old friends, sadness and despair, have visited me and, like most times when they do, outstayed their welcome.  After all that...

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This blog houses a collection of experiences, thoughts and creative writings of a 20-something-year-old living in Cape Town, South Africa.

Saajida Akabor

Saajida Akabor

Copywriter

Just another day-dreamer diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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