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Monday, October 06, 2008

Best Newcomer to South Africa

YOU Spectacular Awards Ceremony from 3 September 2008.


  1. Hey Derek! Happy Birthday!! Things look as they are going well for you! Congrats on all your accomplishments! Have a wonderful day today! :)

  2. Super Congrat's to you! ON this and the certification! How great God is!!!


  3. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Wow! What an accomplishment Derek! Best Newcomer...How neat is that! I knew you would do great things, and this is only the beginning!

    May God Bless You Always!
    Bill Pavlov

  4. Hi Derek, I was carving pumpkins today and thought about you. I don't know how else to contact you, but happy early Halloween. I know this is your favorite time of the year!

    Lisa Satayut

  5. Graham G1:48 PM

    Well, it is a relief to see one "Pro" Presenter on Sa tv and that includes Sat tv. Good for you.

  6. Anonymous12:41 PM

    I have been reading your blog after I dilligently looked you up via the web (don't worry - not psychotic or a stalker). The reason I looked you up is because I am living in South Africa presently, until around Noevember 09. I have a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary International. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but am living in Bloemfontein during my scholarship. Flicking between news channels and trying to get a grasp on the on again-of again rains during these summer months, I was taken aback when I heard your sweet, familiar accent reporting the weather. Moreover, I was impressed by your non-stuttering, confident and flawless naming of the various provinces and regions of South Africa. I am impressed, and no matter how many negative feebacks you may hear regarding people who wish they had your position - I give you mad props. Adding to my already impressed impression, was this blog - which reveals a humanitarian, compassionate side of you that I was even more stricken by. Well, I guess the only thing left to do is leave my number and hold my breath! Seriously, I would love to chill sometime - though I know it's a loooong shot.

    Email is - God I hope this doesn't circulate! But its worth it to possibly chat with you, I hope you count it as worth the effort to reach out - Later... oh, if it helps to ease your tension, I have a BA in Psychology, going for a Masters in Divinity in the states (yup - studying to be a minster) and am presently going for a Masters in Governance and Political Transformation - see, I'm deep :-) Seriously, contact me, it's been rough making friends here, especially with all of the racial divides...

  7. Chris7:33 PM

    Wow, you won a cool award and had to wear a tux!


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