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Xhosa - South Africa

Xhosa people are a Bantu ethnic group from South Africa. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader and King called uXhosa. There are approximately 8 million Xhosa people in South Africa, and the Xhosa language is the countries second most-populous language in the country, after Zulu. 

Xhosa women have a history of wearing traditional head wraps, that would increase in size as the woman aged. For special events, the head wraps would be even large and more elaborate than usual. 

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Lazy days are not laundry days, I’ve recently learnt. Living in a dorm and having to do most things, I relied on my mother to do, has taught me that. Cooking and cleaning is not as easy as 50s housewives and home makers (as my English Language students like to call their mothers) make it seem, definitely got a new found respect for them.During my first month here I became a regular at the local konbini (convenient store) and Kura Sushi (100yen per plate, sushi restaurant/dinner-placey). I soon learnt that being lazy is expensive when my bank account had just enough money to stay open, but not enough for me to draw any. The number on the screen taunted me as my mother’s words ran through my head, “remember to budget, don’t spend it all on snacks and clothing.” Well, I’ve learnt my lesson and am proud to say it’s just over my second month here and I have not starved to death yet and my bank statements are at a healthy number. I’ve learnt how to NOT burn onions while frying them and that you have to let an egg that has been in the fridge get to about room temperature before frying it. It is now safe-ish to be around me in the kitchen. Wowuuuu! for a post that has the word “laundry” in it’s title, I haven’t talked much about my laundry skills…which are Ace if i do say so myself, I haven’t changed the colours of any of my clothes or shrunk anything yet. So I’m pretty sure I can get my adult badge around about now.
With love, M

So, someone made this and tried to say that Michelle Obama is “class-less” as a First Lady compared to the others……

So ONE photo of her going somewhere that obviously didn’t require her to get dolled up deems her CLASS-LESS?

Let’s take a look shall we….

She Slays

SLAYS

SLAYS!

SLAYSSS!!

So what was that about her not having class?

*Slow Claps* YOU TRIED cause she ALWAYS SLAAAYSS

‘Couture Clash’ - Models: Kiara Kabukuru & Debra Shaw | Designer: Christian Dior by John Galliano | Photographer: Peter Lindbergh | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Grace Coddington | Hair: Odie Gilbert | Make-up: Stephane Marais (Vogue April 1997)