Friday, July 16, 2010

Thanks for Listening to me on KJLH! My World Cup Journey to South Africa

Hello, everyone!

Here are about 40 pics of the hundreds I shot while I stayed in South Africa for a month! The two with the play buttons are HD video so be sure and click the play buttons on them.  If no images are showing up here, please visit the album here:

While my favorite teams fell short of winning the World Cup--USA, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico--I did get up at 3 a.m. and watched our Lakers win the Championship, so it was a great time.

I would like to thank the Zimba family, especially Tumisang, and the Dunga family for their hospitality. They showed me a South African world I had never experienced.

When I first went to South Africa while I was in law school, I fell in love with Capetown.  I went back last year with Brian and Kenyon, two of my friends from Westchester High School. (BTW, we are having our 10 year reunion for the Class of 2000.  Hit me up on Facebook for details!)

This, my third trip, was spent mostly in Johannesburg and it was their winter so it was cold! But the people are warm and we all had a blast.

The spirit in South Africa was electric and I met people from all over the world.  Isn't it amazing that with all that country has been through--fighting against apartheid--they could host such an important world class event--with all races?

In time I will add captions, but I wanted to give you something to look at.

Thanks to Adai Lamar for allowing me to appear on Freetalk.  Be sure and tune in to hear her every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. on 102.3 FM KJLH or

Hope to see all of my Comets classmates in three weeks!  It's been 10 years for the Class of 2000!  Don't miss this reunion! Click for details.
Thanks again!
Jaaye Person-Lynn, Esq.

Note--Bring the kids!  Next Saturday (7/24)  at Black History for Young People, I will be showing these photos and more to the students, ages 12-18, and discussing modern day Africa, beginning  at 10-a.m. Class will also take a walking tour to Eso Won Books.  Location:  Kaos Studios, 3333 43rd Place, Los Angeles, Ca 90008. Class fee $15 each.  Students only!