The optimism took me by surprise – especially that it came from a Developer (generally known for their pessimism towards the industry). After working in an agency for two years now, I have found that a lot of people spend their days complaining about how tough it is and how “we should all just go client side”. But hearing these words in the office reignited that deep part of me that believes that advertising has powerful potential for good. Hopefully it did the same for you.
Can’t decide if this is an example of white privilege or just plain ignorance. Either way, it’s not right.
– Stompie courtesy of Sarah Hotz, whilst waiting in the queue for Origin.
We all sat waiting in anticipation for the Adderley Street lights to come on. Apparently some more excited than others.
They walked by so quickly that I couldn’t hear the rest of their sentence. I didn’t need to though as I could see where they were going. Placards in hand and bandanas on their heads, fists gripped ready for the fight. Yes, there’s a new generation rising and no one can ignore it.
It was a surprisingly good, morbid reminder of reality and, in fact, the only way to end the heated argument.
He spoke slowly, methodically, as if his words were part of the straining process. I was sitting in a tea-tasting class in O’ways Teacafe (go there). As he spoke, I felt a lump in my throat – the kind of lump that comes with conviction. I had been living life too fast. After recently getting back from a month-long adventure overseas, I somehow hadn’t found the time to reflect, look through photos or even remember why I went in the first place. Life has a way of carrying on like that. Continue reading →
Her posh British accent made it that much better. Although it’s probably rather a sad statement, I chuckled at the abruptness that seems to come with age – no one to impress, nothing to prove, just telling it like it is.