Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Monkey Valley Experience

No life monkey at Monkey Valley but this image ain't bad. Though I would have loved to see the real monkey at the MONKEY VALLEY RESORT, where I am staying.

Moving to other things, my cottage overlooks the beach and darn it doesn't help the cold but it does give me a great view of the beach. I love the latter but hate the former. Who loves to shiver, no one. I am so well wrapped up, turn on the electric heater in the training room and all. Drink hot tea every now and then, I am constantly on winter coat but I am still cold! The South Africans among us are even surprise that the weather is this cold. No thanks to Global warming/climate change. And did I mention that it's being raining since yesterday? That makes the weather extremely cold.
 

Below is a picture of me all covered when we broke up for a group discussion. Couldn't recognise meself when I saw the picture. On me was 3 tops, winter coat, jeans trouser, socks and canvass, a scarf and a blanket! You can't blame me.


Where am I? I do have a lot to say especially about the Feminist Technology Exchange taking place at the Cape Town but time is short. I then reckon that if you click on the FTX link, you will probably get all the neccessary information on how feminists are exchanging and sharing their technical know-how with one another. We have 5 different tracks as follows, Audio, Video, Social Network, Wireless and Mobile and Digital Storytelling. Visit the website/blog to see how the partiicpants have blogged about their new skills. The most amazing thing is the peple that I have met. We are about 100 people for the FTX and after FTX we will start AWID Forum and the number will increase to 2000 people from all over the world.

At FTX, we have to gender sensitive male feminist amongst us. Robert from Uganda (He's a lecturer) and Adrian from the UK. They are wonderful!
So, we have diverse group; the Phillipines, Egpytians, Indians, Algerian, Zimbabwans, Canadians, Uk, Kenya (Up Obama), Congo, Brazilians, Nigerians to mention just the countries that came to my head. We managed to have a little fun dispite our busy schedules. Up in the pictures is Manaal Hassan from Egypt teaching us how to Belly Dance. Yours trully tried but well...

14 comments:

doug said...

Belly-dancing, afrocentric feminists! Damn how do I always miss all the fun.lol

I have your picture. Now I can report you to the SSS for all your inflammatory posts...muah hahahahahaha!

Standtall said...

Doug: lol at having my picture, os I sure didnt look like me, I swear. Stop missing out!

princesa said...

You are in Monkey valley doing training??
Buy better things come back o and sorry about the cold.

yankeenaijababe said...

lol@ya
Where you cold or something? Sha, looks like you are having fun to me with ya peeps.

yankeenaijababe said...

Monkey valley sounds funny.lol

deola said...

Hi, love your blog.

I will like to host you on mine

For the love of me said...

lol at your pics. Kudos on what you are doing. More power to your elbow.

Doja said...

Wow someone is having a good time.

LG said...

wow!! i neva kne' u wore JEANS lollll
BTW i just UPDATED n i ve got sumn 4 u as usual :p
see u dia

Grahamn Kracker said...

Standtall, it would be very nice it could come and visit us here in Alaska one day, but one thing I know for certain now, you had better not come in winter!

Standtall said...

GK: Sure and definitely not in winter!

Standtall said...

Princessa : Okay o

YankeeNaijababe: very cold o

Deola: Thanks. I will sure visit

For the love of me: thank dearie

Doja: Fun?

LG: lol. I wear jeans o. On my way to your blog...

Buttercup said...

Glad everythin is goin well!

Ore said...

LOL! It was *cold* but still it's so funny to see you wrapped up in that blanket. I'm sure your track-mates thought you were hilarious.

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