Capetonians are traditioanlly fickle people that often moan about not having anything to do on the weekend. We hate driving more than 15 minutes and are tired of doing the traditional touristy things such as wine tasting and heading to the coast. Ag, what a tough time we have it here.
Fear no more people! Acrobranchhave recently opened in Constantia and for some ungodly reason, a mate decided to drag me Ziplining. Why would anyone in their right mind want to dangle from above the tree tops while engaging in movement that causes an increased heart rate and sweat!? Urg. Lazy.
Well, after finally kicking and screaming, I am now one of those mad men that want to do it again. I felt like I was born in the wild and was reborn as Action Man. Ripped.
Check those guns.
IT FLIPPING ROCKS!
It isn’t as hectic as it sounds, and while you do swing from tree to tree using nothing but rope and a little clip to keep your from splattering to the ground in spectacular fashion, it is a shit ton of fun to put it bluntly.
At first, I nearly needed a change of underwear when I saw how high up it was, but as soon as I got going I didn’t even think about the height again, until my cruel friend asked, “aren’t you terrified of heights”. At that moment, not only did I feel like Tarzan ready to rescue Jane, but I felt like a combination of Spiderman and Superman. I was pumped and ready to swing on those ropes like a Monkey man flying towards the most glorious Banana try ever known.
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The 2015 Superbowl recently took place, and as always, there were some fantastic adverts made specifically for the showcase that reportedly gets around 150 million viewers. These ads cost $9 000 000 for a one minute slot, so there is a great deal of effort that goes into these spots. Below are my favourite picks – yes, I did watch them all as I do every year :)
Below is a very to the point list of the items that I want to tick off while I am on leave now at the end of the year. I am not going to get through all of it, probably not even half, but the list is long enough that it should be more than enough to keep 2015 nice and busy as well. Take a look below and let me know which ones you are excited to try out as well. Have I left out some awesome local things to do?
Visit the Castle
Advanced driving course
Lions head hike
Craft beer tasting
Rugby at Newlands
Day at wine farm
Visit the Noon gun
15 on orange bar
Watch sun rise
X mas lights
KFC Bucket challenge.
Kloof street house
There is no specific order here, but just kind of as they came to my mind. I want this summer to be filled with good food, beer & great company. What do you guys have in mind?
November is back already. How did February get past me!? I am going to blink again and it is going to be 2020 I tell you!
November is a very important month of the year. November is the month where your rage at shops throwing up Christmas decorations in September and October has subsided because you are now tired of it and have given in to the commercialization of Christmas, but it is also the most important month of the year for your balls. Yep gents, you did read that correctly. November is the month where your junk takes centre stage. During November you can *almost* talk openly about your junk as it can be covered in the veil of testicular cancer awareness as November is the month of Movember- a month were somehow, growing a mustache is linked to preventing prostate cancer. Something to do with only men being able to grow a beard therefore signifying their manliness. I have met a few “chicks” in my life time that can disrupt that assumption.
ANYWAY, we digress. But just have another look at that. Ewwww. Not so sexy.
Back to the matter in hand. See what I did there? Yea, I am funny – accept it.
Right. Serious face. November is all about your Mo, and while I won’t be partaking this year because I look like a homeless pedophilia Ron Jeremy from the 80′s, I will still be doing my bit like I did last year and donating some money to this very worthy cause. Get in on the act and get supporting!
Grow a tache and raise some cash!
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There has been a lot of hallabelu this last week about companiesrejecting Apple Pay and instead opting to use their own dingus instead. Not only did Walmart’s get hacked within the first week, it just doesn’t seem like these companies have thought much about this. Anyway, over the last two months I have seen this bloody annoying logo EVERYWHERE.
That is the logo for local mobile payments company SnapScan. I didn’t even give them a chance as often these products are slow, buggy and just plain shit to be honest. Sometimes local is not lekker. Recently, however, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Rocking The Daisies festival – don’t worry, more to come on that soon – but they finally managed to convince me to sign up to SnapScan. Nearly all stalls would be supporting it they said, and it negated the need to have cash money dolla on hand.
Anyway, after not really having the need to use it due to us catering like a mofo, I didn’t get to test it out in the end. So, today I went to Primi Piatti at the Waterfront and when the bill arrived, I noticed that they supported SnapScan. Being nerdy and all, I jumped at the chance to try it out in a more real world situation. It was seriously simple and chop, chop and it was done. No seriously – it was like lightning.
Scan QR code on bill instantly
Enter your security PIN
That is it – nothing else needed. It honestly took me about 20 seconds to pay and it probably loaded faster than the card machine. The other advantage was that I handled the entire transaction myself, rather than handing my card to the waiter. #Winning. Did I also mention that I didn’t even need to get my wallet out?
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