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I stand with Cape Town – Push back Day Zero | Cuts for Him

I was disheartened when I first learned about the water shortage in Cape Town. The city is on the brink of a drought known as the worst in its history. The situation is so acute that authorities have put a date when taps will all but run dry and it is locally known as “Day Zero”. Whilst in Cape Town, Day Zero was expected in the second week of July which is a stark reminder for a visitor like myself never to take such a precious resource for granted.

To help push back day zero, local authorities have encouraged citizens to use no more than 50 liters a day per person. To think that one of my favorite cities in the world will go without water come Day Zero was enough reason to inspire this shoot.

I stand in solidarity with the people of Cape Town during this difficult period.


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From peasant to stylish hat & everything in-between, a Beret’s journey | Cuts for Him

What we know today as the Beret was called felt hat hundreds of years ago. Yes, the Beret has been around that long. In fact, according to fashion historians, the Beret has been around for millennia.

This disc-like shaped headgear made of wool and worn by anyone wanting to look like an artist, a revolutionary or simply wanting to keep warm, looked nothing like its original form. It is said that the beret (then called felt) is a crossbreed between the floppy Petasos hat and the cone-shaped Pileos hat. Yeah, that’s right, I had to google both these hats to see how they looked like. Judging from their shapes, I wouldn’t argue against fashion historians. At the time, this headgear was made from felt as it was simple and cheap material to use.

The 14th and 15th centuries saw the hat been worn in Europe by farmers and artists alike. At the time, the felt was very Continue reading From peasant to stylish hat & everything in-between, a Beret’s journey | Cuts for Him

The rose that grew from concrete! Bo Kaap, Cape Town

The title of this article came to me this morning like a light bulb moment. I was actually doing my morning prayers when the title popped into my head. I almost grabbed my phone to type it in but then remembered that I had made a promise never to use my phone until I have done my daily devotion in the morning. I said to myself if this is the title of this post them I will remember after my devotion.

My trip to South Africa was everything I expected and more. I loved every bit of it albeit the glaring issue of race (which I won’t go into fully here).

As it turns out, Bo Kaap was the first place I visited when I was in Cape Town. I linked up with a friend and his Continue reading The rose that grew from concrete! Bo Kaap, Cape Town

Zenith Hotel Bangkok, Home away from home | Cuts for Him

I cannot believe my trip to Bangkok is all but behind me now. I remember getting on my BA flight in London and buzzing with excitement. I couldn’t wait to see this wonderful city I have read and watched many movies as far back as I could remember. The trip itself was made at the spur of the moment without detailed plans. I just remember wanting to visit Thailand and Vietnam so badly and next thing I knew, I was in Bangkok.

The taxi drive from the airport felt quite relaxing as we drove past many tall buildings with huge billboards everywhere. We were heading to Zenith hotel where I was to spend Continue reading Zenith Hotel Bangkok, Home away from home | Cuts for Him