This is Theunis Pienaar’s official blog.
I also have a Travel Blog: Traveling Tribe
An Afrikaans Blog: GrootenDeels
Our latest project is ‘Happiness Minute‘, nudging people to live from happiness, instead of towards it.
If you’re interested in where I come from, well then: I was born in the little town of George in South Africa. I grew up in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth during the height of the struggle for freedom from ‘Apartheid’. I put himself through University working at everything from clothing stores to bowling lanes & print shops. I studied theology & history. I pastored three Churches from 1998 – 2006, before walking away from institutionalized religion & submerging myself in the world of radio & media.
At the end of 2013 we left media & South Africa, moving to Jiamusi, a city in the north of China, where I teach, while studying ‘happiness’, reading the ideas of many ancient philosophers.
I’m married to Zuko, an art-photographer. We have four children. Together we experience the Far East, learn a new language & love wisdom.
We hope to find a way of life which is new & meaningful.
A way of life which affects the people around us & encourages happiness.
I’ve published in ‘Afrikaans’ in South Africa. I’ve been included in an academic magazine. I’ve written in English for various South African magazines (people talk magazine being my favorite) & my books are available from amazon.com