My Perfect Sunday

How celeb Thapelo Mokoena spends his Sundays

Thapelo Mokoena on what's great about spending family time in the great outdoors and why he loves working late into the night

18 March 2018 - 00:00 By Staff reporter

On sundays, I spend time in the outdoors. 
On a good day, I wake up and go for a run. That's the best way to start the day in my book. Running in the morning provides some valuable psychological and physiological benefits. It releases some endorphins and helps me take the day by the horns: it makes me more alert, increasing my productivity.
I also enjoy running or taking walks in the evenings. All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. There's nothing like the combination of fresh air and physical activity to make one feel good while fuelling creativity. What's not to love about that?The outdoors is also a great place for my wife, son and I to bond. Spending time in nature sparks some of the best family conversations.Often I'll have to work on Sunday afternoons and evenings. I truly enjoy working late at night. It's peaceful and the Jozi night has its own special ambience, in comparison to the rural parts of our country, where I come from.
The ideal Sunday lunch includes good meats, sweet potatoes and light and healthy vegetables - with a glass of champagne! 
The best Sunday read is Hugh Masekela's Still Grazing. I plan on finishing it one of these days.
The soundtrack to my perfect Sunday would be Stimela, Fela Kuti, Mos Def, Common and Kaytranada. Don't forget the Black Panther soundtrack, which is going to become a classic in its own right.
In an ideal world, I'd spend my Sundays travelling the world with my family, or alternatively my brothers. I'd head to Cuba for miles of white sand beaches, small tucked-away towns, striking architecture, clear blue waters and the best cigars in the world. Or Salvador because of its incredible arts movements, unmatched energy and unadorned beauty.

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