It’s been over a week since I last wrote… but I haven’t exactly had something to write about – until yesterday!! I’m VERY proud to announce that I got myself some zills!!
But I’ll talk about that in a minute! I first want to “vocalize” my pain when I went sequin shopping. I went to 3 different shops in my area and didn’t find silver. Now, you’re probably thinking “How could they not have silver?”, which is a question I tore my hair out about for ages. The thing that they all the shop assistants pointed out to me was that they do indeed have silver! But it was grey-silver, or purple-silver, or rainbow-coloured silver. NO plain old fashioned SILVER sequins. And then on top of it, when I DID find myself the right shade of silver it was the round sequins, not the octagon shaped one, OR they weren’t the usual size ones, they were massive things. I gave up.
On Tuesday, I went out with a friend of mine for a drive around Cape Town to take photos and just spend a day out. We ended up going to a bunch of places that we didn’t plan to go to, which was awesome! Towards the end of the day, we stopped at Canal Walk (a mall) to get something to eat (sushi!!). When we were done, we wandered the mall looking at all the little shops and all the Christmas specials. My friend had to go and check something at a cellphone shop and across the way was a bead shop, so of course I went in! And in it, I found……… SILVER SEQUINS! I was so excited I bought 2 packets! hehe! Unfortunately, they didn’t have the right shade of purple and pink so I was just happy to buy the silver. 🙂
A little while later we went to a bookstore, and I immediately looked for Eragon by Christopher Paolini (if you like fantasy, you’ll LOVE this!) because I’ve been reading the series (again) for the last week. It was R100, and I was debating whether I should buy it or not. In the end I decided that I should save my money instead. As we were walking out of the shop, my friend grabs something off the shelf by the exit and show it to me. “Bellydance kit” with zills, a book and a CD! I grabbed it from him and ran to pay for it, without even thinking about it! 🙂 It was R99, so it was fate that I wasn’t supposed to buy Eragon. 🙂
I was so excited I played the zills the whole way home (45min drive)! I looked for some good instructional videos on YouTube so that I could practice (my next set of DVDs I want to bring in will include a zills DVD) and I found this:
I spent some time today practicing and I’m getting quite used to having the weights on my fingers. 🙂
In other news, I got my camera yesterday!!!! A Canon 450D !I don’t know what to say except that I have the best parents in the world! 🙂 I need it for next year, so I knew I was getting it, and its not a Christmas present either. 🙂 But I think it’s the best gift I’ve gotten! It means that I can get my photoblog going in January again and then I’ll have 2 blogs to keep up with!
I’ll write again next week – probably after New Years. So have a wonderful festive season, spend time with family, share love, joy & peace. 🙂