Food For Thought

A Journey Ending, Another Beginning

January 12th, 2016

As my reign as Miss World 2014 came to an end in December 2015, the journey towards my golden future was about to commence. Looking back, 2015 has been filled with various times; Good and [...]


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Life is a Garden

April 7th, 2014

I was recently asked to choose a title for my biography and it just came to me; Life is a Garden. There is a certain picture that I would like to draw with my words [...]


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Carving out the Cango Caves

January 26th, 2014

The wet smell of the Cango Caves brings back childhood memories. At the age of 21, the adventurous atmosphere in the cave is still slightly overwhelming. The ‘secret’ passages, tunnels and pathways lead one to [...]


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Make Life Sweeter

January 10th, 2014

After watching the Food Channel, I couldn't keep the chef inside of me from just bursting out. I saw the delicate dish in my mind; I tasted the different flavours dancing and already felt the [...]


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The Miracle of Growth

January 2nd, 2014

The air is filled with excitement and anxiousness. When the little miracle gave her first cry, the theatre felt drenched with life, soil, sunshine and rain all at once. The soil waiting to be fruitful, [...]


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Like Lightning

October 27th, 2013

The sky gave a cry of victory, roared and lit up the horizon as if throwing its hands up in the air. I could smell the satisfaction of the thirsty ground gulping down the pouring [...]


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The Present of being Present

September 10th, 2013

Most of you will probably relate to what I’m about to confess. Summer is by far my favourite season (that is not my confession), of which the biggest part is the December holiday. There is [...]


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A Life of Giving

September 3rd, 2013

I’d never forget the smell of hibitaine and scrambled eggs which filled my nostrils as my eyes caught the big brown youthful eyes of the patient during the 7am ward rounds. His temporal muscles showed [...]


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Planting Positive ‘seeds’

August 29th, 2013

What if someone told you, you could buy a miracle machine that can do basically anything you ask it to? A Machine that can create brilliant ideas, motivate and bring life to everything you plant [...]


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Emotional Intelligence

August 10th, 2013

I find watching people very interesting, and that was exactly what I did when the wait at the movies became longer than expected. I just took a seat on a bench in front of the [...]


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My Name Is Rolene

August 10th, 2013

When I switched on my radio this morning, Michael Jackson’s voice filled my room while the sun beamed through the small openings between the blinds. “I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking [...]


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The Perfect World

August 10th, 2013

I was sitting in the children’s corner at our church. Whilst blowing a stubborn curl out of my face, I was carefully drawing my imaginary picture of heaven on a piece of old computer paper. [...]


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