Trevor Immelman won the US Masters early this morning South African time. Although he had a bumpy fourth round (so did everybody else) he held on and beat Tiger by 3 shots.
This is the first time since, I think, 1976 that somebody won the US Masters leading from the start. Trevor was the leader at the end of each and every round. Another interesting fact is that it is the first tournament this year that Tiger entered and did not win. He got damn close but Trevor did enough in the first 3 rounds to keep him out.
And how about the Stormers? Lets hope they can keep it up in their next couple of games and move up to at least 4th on the log to play in the semi’s. Here is the log after this weekend’s games. As you can see, about nothing between 3rd and 8th position on the log.
Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could become.
They say that change is as good as a holiday. Things are changing in my life and with it will come new challenges.
At work I have moved on to a new role (still within IBM South Africa) which will mean that for the next couple of weeks and months, I will be staying in Cape Town and working in Johannesburg. I will be commuting between Cape Town and Johannesburg on a weekly basis and depending on the needs of the work, I will be in Johannesburg anything between 2 and 5 days a week. I cannot say much about the work I will be doing but when things are more finalized then I will post it here.
I will get to know the inside of airports, airplanes and hotels. Made sure that my Voyager and BA Executive Club cards are up to date and make sure I stay in the same hotel group to benefit from Frequent Guest privileges.
This should give me a chance to pop in at 27dinner in Johannesburg. Do they have Geekdinners in Johannesburg?
This will also give me the opportunity to see my Johannesburg and Pretoria friends more often. Hey, one cannot live on hotel food alone. So if any of my readers from up there want to meet, then contact me and we can make a plan.
I am sure I will build up a wealth of experience of how to commute across the country for one’s job. From time to time I will share that here – what to look out for and what to avoid. What the quickest way through an airport is? Experience with hotels, rental companies and airlines. I will also appreciate any comments which any of you might have on things to avoid or look out for.
To my Cape Town friends, I will not leave this beautiful place anytime soon so you will still see me around.
As some of you might know, I will will working in Johannesburg mostly. over the following months and the plan initially is to fly up and down between Cape Town and Johannesburg on a weekly basis. This morning when I went to Facebook, this advert was there …
This morning I took this photo when the sun came up over the mountains and the cloud formation just made it so special. My little 3 megapixel cellphone does not do justice to the sun and the clouds. Must really look for a decent Digital camera.
After months of not attending the Geekdinner, I went to last night’s one that was held at Greens in Plattekloof.
It was really enjoyable. The food was great and Perdeberg sponsored the wine — thanks Perdeberg.
It was good the see Ian, Tania, Neil, Bob and many others again. I also met Bev, the one and only Feisty Female — was great meeting the person behind the tweets. Also got to meet Kerry-Anne and Paul from Cape Town Daily Photo. Kerry-Anne, hope the moving today is not to strenuous and that it goes well. Paul, you must enjoy your tip to Vegas, am sure you will enjoy it. I am so envious.
Ian was his best again with his talk on Hippie, Green and something about technology. Bob told us all about what is going on the payment systems and the Presentation Karaoke was just hilarious. I did not get the name of the presenter that tried to find his way through Tania’s slides, but he did an excellent job.
All in all, a great evening with a bunch of Cape Town’s geeks.
For those that live in and around Cape Town will in all likelihood know where this photo was taken from. Those that are young at heart or not so young at heart, with love in their eyes ,has probably spend some time in his/her car making out here. The road is called “Lovers Lane” because of it beauty at night when Cape Town is light up with all the street lights. Some time ago even Table Mountain was light up but now with the power crisis this does not happen anymore.
This is the view from my office window yesterday. What better view can there be in the whole wide world. Nothing I say. When this photo was taken, the Cable Car was on its way up the mountain. How I wished I was in it but alas, one has to work.
For my overseas IBM colleagues, this is taken from one of the IBM offices in Cape Town.