#30DaysOfMe...Day 16

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

I am officially just over half way through this challenge/series! (*never mind the fact that it's taken me 6 months to get this far!*). Click here to find out what these bunches of posts are all about.

#30DaysOfMe...Day 15

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
1. David Gray - Leaving

2. Bassheads - Anybody out there 

3. Five for Fighting - NYC Weather Report

4. John Mayer - My stupid mouth

5. Kings of Leon - Back down South

6. David DeGraw - I don't want to be

7. Black Eyed Peas - Love you long time

8. Kings of Leon - Pony Up

9. Foreigner - I want to know what love is

10. Rodrigues - I Wonder

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#30DaysOfMe...Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family

This is a picture of me (far left) and my family taken at my Mom's wedding in July last year. I have got myself 2 beautiful new sisters and a wonderful step Dad :) And that handsome young man is my brother, my oh my, they grow up so fast!

This below is a photo of my Dad and my step Mom :)

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#30DaysOfMe...Day 12

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

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I started blogging at the beginning of 2010 when Farmboy and I embarked on our journey to teach English in South Korea. I did what every other foreigner who goes overseas does...I started to document my 'awesome' life so all of my family and friends could track our adventures. I don't know whether it was the fact that I was bored of reading about other peoples oh-so-cool lives, but I thought to myself..."Who cares what I get up to on the weekend?". Am i just trying to show everyone what they are missing out on? So I decided to change my blog into a sort of travel guide to South Korea...and once I got into it (we did have rather a lot of free time with  rather a lot of free uncapped internet) Farmboyandcitygirlhitasia the blog, went 'dotcom'. 

So now with 2 blogs all about South Korea, what on earth was I going to do when I touched back down on South African soil? Well, start another blog of course! This time, a more 'life style' blog with all sorts of bits and pieces about markets to visit, make up, places to stay, recipes and ideas for things to make and do in and around South Africa. I say "around South Africa" as the hope is to go do more traveling around the African continent :) One blog step at a time!

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#30DaysOfMe...Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

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Making the 'big' move from the hustle and bustle of Joburg, to the quiet and quaint Pietermaritzburg. I am proud of myself. Now the big question, what am I going to do with myself :)

#30DaysOfMe...Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

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30DaysOfMe...Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

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Today is the 13th October, so that leaves me with 18 days to achieve a few goals...hmmm.
Well where am I in life right now, I recently resigned from my job (I wasn't there for all that long, but I was there long enough to realise that what I was doing was not for me) so where does that leave me. Well, I have always loved anything and everything to do with beauty. 

goal #1 Do some sort of beauty/makeup course in the next few weeks

goal #2 Start sewing (which I officially started yesterday) so lets rather say that my second goal is to actually finish the dress

goal #3 As I have decided to up and move to Pietermaritzburg till the end of the year (to be closer to Farmboy) my next goal is to start an interesting new blog series (I have a few idea's that I can't wait to share!)

goal #4 Wrap my Santa Shoe Boxes and get them ready for the drop off in November

goal #5 apart from finishing/achieving the above, I need to get further along with this series! I started the #30DaysOfMe just under 3 months ago, and even though I manage to blog about other random stuff just about every day, I am only on Day 8. Shocking...Must fix that!


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Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Image from SuperHero

I have always been a Batman girl. I have always been inspired by the character who oozes mystery, power and great ab's :) Beside's, I always wanted to be Robin (but a girl version so lets rather say I've always wanted to be *Robyn*). Batman doesn't actually have any superpowers, *shock, horror!* and instead uses his intellect, detective skills, science, technology, wealth (not forgetting he is a millionaire), martial art skills and intimidation in his continuous war on crime...cool hey! Who wouldn't want to be his friend :)

"In the original version of the story and the vast majority of retellings, Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American millionaire (later billionaire) playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an assortment of villains such as the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin,Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Catwoman" Wikipedia

Who is your favourite superhero??

#30DaysOfMe...Day 5

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Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.

This picture was taken by Farmboy in Cambodia at Ta Prohm. This temple forms part of the Angkor Wat Temples in Siem Riep and was one of the locations for Tomb Raider. Just a little useless piece of knowledge for all of you :)


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Day 4: A habit you wish you didn't have

A habit I wish I didn't have...there are a few but the biggest one would have to be worrying about what other people think of me. Ever since the beginning of high school I have always placed so much emphasis on what others have thought of me. It's something which has held me back. It's not so much worrying what people think about the way I look, but rather, the way I act and the things I do. It's led me to do things with the aim of making people like me...not a good path to go down. Sometimes I catch myself wanting to say something out loud in a group of people, but then hold back, afraid of what others might think. Why is that we place such importance on the words of strangers, and not enough on the words of those who love and care about us.

Wanting everyone to like me is a childish dream I know. But I just can't seem to shake it. My Dad often used to say to me that it's impossible, "You can't make everyone like you. In life it's important for people to respect you, not just to like you Rox". So why is this such a hard thing to come to terms with? In the past I have let people walk all over me, for fear of offending them. I end up making the most effort with those that I feel don't like me, while those who love me are often left out in the cold. It's unrealistic to think that I can be friends with everyone. But often I wonder, "well, why not?". At the grand old age of 23 I have come to realise that this is all a part of growing up. I am no longer that little girl desperately trying to make new friends, rather I am more sure of myself and where I am going, even if I'm not sure how to get there yet.  Little by little I am trying to let go of constantly wanting to please others, and doing more things to please me. I've heard people say that it takes only 10 days to make a habit, but only 1 to break it. So here's to the next 10 days :)

#30DaysOfMe...Day 3

Here we go with Day 3...click here for the list of what goes on each day :)
Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends

This took me a little while...as I am shocked to see I have hardly any pictures of me and my friends. This was taken in South Korea on the roof of Farmboy's apartment, after a sunday afternoon braai (the girls from left to right...Amanda - Canada, Megan - USA, Sally - UK, Elisia - USA, Me - SA, Koen - USA, Claire - SA)...and yes, I did cut the guys head off...*oops*


I started the #30DaysOfMe posts as a way to get my creative juices flowing...click here for Day 1 and of course the list of what goes on what day. I am not doing these consequtively, as I think people would grow tired of just hearing about little ol' me, and so I will post them often, but not too often :)

Day 2: The meaning behind my blog name.

I am a citygirl, born and raised in big cities. From the city of gold, Johannesburg to the rain and cold of  London.  So the name "CityGirl" aptly describes me. Yes, I am one of those girls whose scarves match their earrings, and who likes the colour pink. My youth (which I still consider myself in) was spent crawling round shopping centres while my Dad read his newspaper, and my mom was out hiking another mountain. On frequent occasions when she managed to drag me with her, I really loved it. You see, I am a bit of a chameleon really. Enjoying being both a cityslicker, and a tree hugger :)
I digress, the name of the blog...let's see. After spending a year teaching English to the cutest little kiddes EVER in South Korea, I found myself back on SA soil with no plans. I am a BA graduate, with all the enthusiasm in the world and yet I am stuck as to which direction my life should take (it's usually at this point that someone makes some joke about BA graduates...it does not stand for "Bugger All!"). I am definitely leaning towards teaching, but this plan  has to be put on hold  until I complete a teaching diploma next year. So ya, that leaves me with 4 months, 19 days and a few hours give or take, to decide.

And so the name was born. I am a CityGirl in search of direction, one adventure at a time. Join me on this quest, you might even find some direction for yourself along the way :)

#30DaysOfMe...Day 1

I came across this early this morning, and thought it might just help get my creative juices flowing. I mean, I did study English Literature for a reason right? Creative writing was my favourite 'subject' at school right? Well I think the answer to those 2 questions is yes, so here is how it works:

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

So I begin...

Taken on Farmboys farm in KZN...thats Sassygirl, their gorgeous new foal
Some interesting fact's about me, ummmm...

1. I don't/can't eat seafood, the thought of eating it gives me the chills.
2. I have exercise induced asthma. A type of asthma that is probably mentally induced :)
3. I majored in English in University, and still make horrendous spelling mistakes.
4. I was born and bred a citygirl, now I am married to a farmboy.
5. My parents got divorced 7 years ago. Was I sad? Of course, but now I have two new wonderful families to call my own.
6. My Dad is Jewish. My Mom is Catholic. My Grandfather is German. Oh the irony!
7. I have visited 20 countries, and 4 continents (I have yet to visit S.America or Greenland).
8. I haven't coloured my hair in 8 years.
9. At one stage I had 11 piercings (8 ear piercings, nose ring, tongue ring, belly ring).
10. I don't enjoy cooking, I am much better at cleaning.
11. I recently got back from teaching English in South Korea, one my greatest adventures to date.
12. I want am going to be a primary school teacher.
13. My favourite place to relax in the world is on my hubby's family farm.
14. I have an unhealthy obsession with makeup.
15. My favourite literary genre is Science Fiction, with Stephen King being at the top of my list.