Tea with Mandela Auctioned on Web

Imagine your friends asking what you did over the weekend, and you replied "I had tea".

Nice! but no big deal.

Imagine you replied, "my buddy Mandela and I had tea two should meet up, he is a nice guy actually...his wife makes amazing 'gefilte-fish'.

Thanks to Mastercard, this is possible!

"From the 14th May 2007, for ten days only, the MasterCard Priceless Moments charity auction will give people worldwide the opportunity to fulfill their dreams by bidding online for a host of 'money-can't-usually-buy' South African and International celebrity priceless moments, in order to raise funds for seven African children's charities.

The charities that will benefit from the MasterCard Priceless Moments initiative are:

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA), the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC), the Reach For A Dream Foundation, Cotlands, the South African Red Cross Society, the Ithemba Trust and the St. Mary's Aids Hospital in KwaZulu Natal.

Together these charities face enormous financial challenges every day to provide for approximately half a million children collectively.The initiative was borne out of a visit to the WSPCCA in Johannesburg in 2006, by two former state presidents - Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela. Moved by what he saw at the Centre, President Clinton donated US$30 000 to help two children receive life-saving heart surgery.

Not to be outdone, Mandela joined Mrs. Albertina Sisulu, widow of Mandela's late friend and mentor Walter Sisulu, in offering up their time to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Centre." (,90753.shtml)

I believe this is the ebay page. Please mark these dates and donate. Alternatively it gives you the possibility to get an email reminder regarding the auction.

My Promise:
If one of my readers is the lucky winner! (lucky because he/she is rich enough to win!)

I will donate priceless tea for the occasion.

(The picture was taken from a tea competition catalogue)

Of course I would need proof that you are the winner - inviting me to join in is at least one way I can think of.

On a different note:

Here are some forwarded FACTS I received on Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris frequently donates blood to the Red Cross. Just never his own.

Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris can piss into gale force winds.

They once made a Chuck Norris toilet paper, but it wouldn't take shit from anybody.

There is no chin behind Chuck Norris' beard. There is only another fist.

Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

Chuck Norris is Luke Skywalker’s real father.

Chuck Norris uses staples as hair gel.

On his birthday, Chuck Norris blows out his candles by blinking.


Felipe S. said...

When will we find an auction for a Tea with you? That will be a cool thing to tell after the weekend: "Hey, this weekend I had a tea with ido! Yeah, the guy from divinetastes". =)

~ Phyll said...

Ido, didn't you tell me Chuck Norris is your student? You're too modest.

Ido said...

Phyll - I am more to him like father role ... .

Felipe- I doubt this would raise more then the readers’ eyebrows.
Maybe one day... .

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