It’s just a lazy Sunday morning here – It’s pouring rain and Sandy’s in the kitchen making pancakes listening to “Baby Got Back.” Yes, he is singing along – and probably dancing.
The rain here is different than home – there is little wind, so it falls straight down at a steady pace. It’s very soothing and relaxing.
I’m currently watching an overly dramatic South African Soap Opera – it’s a classic one with illegitimate children, catty women, two men fighting over one woman, and, of course, a rhinoceros, dead at the hands of poachers.
Soap operas seem to be really big here. In South Africa, they have served a real purpose, tackling issues like HIV/AIDS, race relations, homosexuality, and other controversial topics. So, as we watch exaggerated acting and the camera cutting away after characters stare at each other to swelling melodramatic music, we are becoming more enlightened.
Now, though the rain is affecting our satellite contact and it looks like I won’t find out who the fathered Gracie’s baby.
On another note, South Africa also has some very good commercials. Here are two of my favorites:
This one is for a Women’s Car Insurance Company
Here is one for Savanna Cider
And here is an American one… becuase it’s hilarious! (Thank you, Wizzie!)
Enjoy you tube-ing and make yourself some pancakes!