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1:19 am

Casa Nelson Mandela

05/09/2011, Church's, Current Affairs, Johannesburg, Ralph Lauren, Soweto

A trip to Johannesburg isn’t complete without visiting the historic home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Soweto. Dubbed the ‘Mandela House’, Nelson and his family lived here between 1946 until the 1990s before donating the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997. I am impressed how Mr. Mandela lived modestly back in the day.

Bryanboy at Nelson Mandela's House in Soweto, South Africa
Nelson Mandela's House in Soweto

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7:15 pm

Yes, We Match!

31/08/2011, Current Affairs, Jason Wu, Johannesburg

I paid tribute to the Hector Peterson memorial before visiting Nelson Mandela’s house in Soweto yesterday afternoon. After taking the obligatory tourist shots, I met this very young boy who seemed to be fascinated with my Jason Wu python bag. The color matched his outfit. He wanted to touch my bag so I let him. It kinda reminded me of my encounter with that kid in India a few weeks ago. Between you and me, I find it amusing how this young boy ¬†beelined for my bag when I met him. It’s amazing what a single item of fashion accessory can do to elicit emotions (or perhaps desire?) from a child.

South African school boy

Sunglasses from Prada, shirt from Ralph Lauren, belt from Hermes, bag from Jason Wu, trousers are custom-made.

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3:23 am

Greetings From Jozi!

30/08/2011, Current Affairs, Johannesburg

It was lovely having lunch with Marie Claire South interns MJ and Busi yesterday afternoon.

Bryanboy with Marie Claire Magazine interns Busi and MJ
Marie Claire Magazine interns

Hello my dearest friends! It took me almost two days of traveling but finally at last, I’m currently here in Johannesburg, South Africa. I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates. Will do my best to post more of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks (Copenhagen & Mumbai) when I go back to the hotel later tonight. I’m doing a blogging workshop/meet & greet in an hour so I have to rush.

I’m very excited to see my dearest South African followers. Many of them are coming from different cities far from Johannesburg and I’m thrilled to meet them all! Later in the week I’ll be visiting Cape Town so for those of you guys down south, I can’t wait to meet you guys too!

I’ve always wanted to go to this part of the world. I was joking to the BF when I got here, telling him “I can’t believe I’m in Africa. Morocco doesn’t count. This is like… the last frontier!” Of course, being the smart-ass that he is, he told me that Africa was discovered a long time ago. Whatevs.

Talk to you guys soon. I love you all!

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