Sunday, October 31, 2010

Watch this space!

This space was created as a platform for something greater what that is I don't really know as yet. All I know is that this space should be watched. Many times in life we leave a space open and never really use the time and space properly. So i'm probably going to do the same this time although i've already used this space to try to improve my writing skills.

This space is a space where I will remember my university life and all the joys and aggrevations that went with it.

Why I have conversations

The reason people have conversations is to be heard. We all love sharing our opinion on certain issues and we love to show where we stand regarding them and why we believe that we are right and all the others are wrong. However others can argue that we there are many other reasons such as socializing and interactions and so forth. I believe that conversations are simply platforms to verbalise our thoughts and then to check the responses out!

My big fat dream!

Is to one day own my very own gaming studio. We games are distributed all across the globe. My games should establish and build a cultural phenomenon in society. I want to make games that bring joy to people as well as keeping them constantly entertained. Escapism is the key, forget about the stresses of modern life and be part of my world where you make the rules in the game and you chose how you want to live your life. Although this is only a dream and that's all it will ever be for now!

Conventional is a good fallback position isn't it?

Yes conventional is a good fallback position but at what cost, if it's creativity then forget it. Creativity is the life force of our individuality and if we rely on just being normal then we loose some of who we are in order to just do something with no real effort.

Although many of us choose this route of falling back on convention, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's the right route for development and growth in society. Let me know what you think.

You cannot chase two rabbits at the same time

Of course you can chase two rabbits at the same time however your chances of actually catching them are very slim. The aim is to strategize on what needs to be done first. Don't focus on two things just to realize that the outcome you hoping to achieve will be even harder to get because you overlooked a minor detail. By focusing on one rabbit (goal) the chances of actually achieving it is far greater. So go for the easy route in this case and chase one rabbit!

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one idea.

I don't understand why one idea can be so dangerous. If it's a really good one it can work. Some of the greatest businesses were founded on this one idea principles and although the business evolves and their ideas change always remember that the business started and focused on one idea and so I conclude by disagreeing with the title of this blog and instead agree that one idea is the best place to start.

Have you figured out the second head fake?

In turns of soccer the head fake is a feint used to adjust the footing or position of an opponent. The player pretends to commit in one direction only to change his mind and go the complete opposite way. The second head fake is just a way of learning from your mistake. In soccer terms if the same player should try a head fake again the opposition will be made aware, because at the back of his mind he's expecting it this time. So always be alert in life and look out for those trying to pull a second head fake on you. Get your guard up!

How hard is it to follow instructions

It is extremely hard, because we are constantly looking for an easier and better solution then the one that is given to us. Sure some instructions are simple like keep quiet and sit still. However you do get those instructions where there are ambiguous meanings and innuendos that could make you misunderstand things. The instructions that we are given are guidelines and also vary when it comes to importance. You can choose to follow them and commit your total understanding towards instructions or you could just leave them as ambiguous and not follow them at all. The choice is yours!

15 minutes of fame in the future!

In the future everybody will have 15 minutes of fame, what will yours be? I would love mine to be a scandal, I think that people love to hear scandal stories and seem to give them a lot of air time, more than minutes and more like 15 days of scandal. It would be written something like this. It appears that Keivin has been caught in one of the biggest scandals this far to hit the shores of the West Coast. Married for 7 years to SA most beautiful woman and decided to turn her in for an older model, the 1966 Ms SA and you know the rest. They've been courting for the last 2 years and yesterday he finally broke the news to the media. Looks like Mr K has a thing for older woman.

I can see it now the book deal and all. If I get 15 of fame, I want it for something bad and who are you to judge?

Rock journalism!

Is about the journalists who write negatively about rock artists. The rock journalism concepts centres around misunderstandings with those who understand what their music means and those who just don't bother showing an interest. The critics always regard rock and the music genre as a concept that has an negative impact on society! This however is not true and journalists don't follow their ethical code by writing non factual information. They also write for the wrong target audience, these journalists make negative comments about people who love the rock industry. So to hell with rock journalism and just rock on people.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My top 200 achievements!

In life we achieve things on a daily basis without realizing it. Although the things we achieve might seem significant to us at the time it's still an achievement. Although I have probably achieved over 200 things, for the sake of the readers I will only mention a few.
The day I was born.
My first steps.
The first word that came out of my mouth.
My first time writing.
The day I played my first console game.
My first time playing soccer.
To better that is the first time I scored a goal.
Having the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
The first time I passed in my schooling career. My first time signing in front of an audience.
Growing my hair is an achievement.
Getting my first job.
Passing my motorbike licence. Passing matric with merit and passing all my tertiary education subjects to obtain a diploma and hopefully my btech to.
These are just some of the achievements I can think of at the moment however some are still waiting to be achieved.

My favourite Cat in the Hat book is Green eggs and ham because

The main source of info comes from wikipedia

I have never really read a Cat in the Hat book properly, however I have came across it sometime in my life, but to long ago to remember anything. Therefore I did research on a particular Cat in The Hat book in order to write this article.

Green Eggs and Ham
There are two main characters: The first is unnamed, the second is named Sam-I-Am, or simply Sam. Throughout the book, Sam tries to encourage the first unnamed character to try green eggs and ham, though he meets with little success. The unnamed character refuses to taste the dish, insisting that he would not like it. Sam then goes through an assortment of locations (house, car, tree, train, box, boat) and dining partners (fox, goat, mouse) trying to persuade the unnamed character to eat.
The conclusion of the tale occurs when the unnamed character, standing in shallow water after a boat sinks, surrounded by various people and beasts, finally gives in and tries the green eggs and ham on the condition that Sam leaves him alone. Upon doing so, he realizes that he does, in fact, like green eggs and ham, and would eat them in all the places and with all the dining partners suggested throughout the book. The story closes with the character thanking Sam-I-am for his persistence.

The Cat in the Hat books genuinely have a witty dialogue and clever rhyme schemes, however this book seems to ring a bell with regards to my memory and sounds like an enjoyable read.

What motivates me?

What motivates me is the end product of anything I do. I always think about what’s the reward and is it really worth all this effort, if not than I don’t do it. In order for anyone to be motivated they either need to be passionate on a particular field or they are receiving something worth having when the work is done. To be motivated is also determined by what your energy levels feel like when performing your task. Motivation drives people to excel and preserve through tough times and if you don’t have motivation about anything then I’m sorry to say this, but your life is a lost course and you still need to be found. Hopefully I motivated you to find some direction in what really interests you and why, if not I’m sorry!

Write a list: the 10 most unexpected consequences of being online

1. Your image and name being used for all the wrong reason.
2. Your silly status update has tremendous power globally.
3. Interaction between you and your target audience is magnified.
4. Your reputation is being constantly monitored.
5. What you say could be misunderstood or taken out of context.
6. The content must be updated daily.
7. You never really know whose telling the truth online.
8. Never think that your friends are the only people who see your messages.
9. Internet and identity fraud.
10.Make sure that google doesn't say anything negative about you.

The Elephant in the room

The elephant in the room, reminds me of the time when controversial issues are present in conversations. They are there just waiting to pop out and make you realize that what you are about to say could have so much more meaning than what you’re thinking. Everybody knows how big an elephant is and often in today’s time controversy sells big.

To me the elephant in the room symbolizes something controversial. It’s there but nobody is willing to actually show their elephant. We are more worried about what people are going to think about us if we are for or against an issue. Sometimes it’s good to point out this elephant and hopefully this animal could help us think critically and provide us with a platform of mutual understanding. So unleash the elephant and tell me what the response was.

Every day is a good day

Every day is a good day, there’s something to be grateful for everyday. Even if it’s something small, it has meaning and value to you. I’m grateful that I can get up in the morning and walk; there are some people who dream that they can do something as simple as walking. I think that by showing that you are grateful for things allows others to appreciate your company and presence. The minute you become ungrateful is the same time that you lose respect for others. Being grateful and respect goes hand in hand and that is why by learning life’s lessons we sure to make every day a good one and hopefully everybody’s life too.

Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.

A strength could be something that we know we good at or a thing we find easy to excel in. A weakness on the other hand is the total opposite. Be that as it may, once people discover what we good at it's easy to manipulate one other. If we work hard enough we can turn our weaknesses into strengths with a bit of practice. A weakness of yours could be dancing, but through constant practice of dancing routines you are capable of turning that seemingly negative aspect into a positive trait. All you need is the practice and then any weakness can blossom and develop into a strength. So don't give up but aspire to be something greater!

What is death!

DEATH IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN OVERCOME. IT IS SOMETHING WE LEARN TO LIVE WITH. Death might terminate the existence of the ones we love here on earth but it can never erase their memory. Even after death, our loved ones live on in our memories. The battle that many people have is trying to overcome death. We will never be able to do this. Only Jesus overcame death. The key to living with and accepting death is our understanding and appreciation of life. We need to remember that we do not only live for ourselves. The lives we lead is what leaves a long and lasting impression on others - even after our death. And it is this impression that others will remember and cherish long after we have died. This is why we need to live our lives in such a way that our loved ones are left with a beautiful treasure of memories and, even though they cannot overcome our death, they will have these memories to help them to live with their loss. We might not have control over death but we can control how we live.

Some advice for the upcoming festive SPEND

Everyone is feeling the financial pinch at present with the high cost of living. So even if you have enough money, spend it wisely as things are going to get tougher next year. Tighten your belts and buy only what is really necessary.
Most importantly, pay your bills BEFORE you start doing your Christmas shopping. Buy a SMALL gift to put under the Christmas tree on Christmas Day and do your shopping for BIG items after Christmas when everything goes on sale. Buy and cook only as much food as you CAN eat as many people have so much leftovers that they have to throw them away after Christmas.
And REMEMBER to Tithe and to GIVE generously to those who are less fortunate than yourselves.

Business talks, A wealth Creation Cycle

In Wealth Creation there are five aspects to consider:
Generate income/profit – The businesses’ main aim is to generate a source of income and to maintain a profit. A business cannot survive without a profit. The profit pays for expansion (growth), development, wages, and salaries and provides better conditions for employees. Added value is a major factor in determining profit. Increasing your income is often seen as the way to having more money. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)
Manage expenses – The manager of the business is in charge of managing expenses and implementing cost cutting initiatives in order to creating larger profit margins. The expenses are things that cost the busy and are usually deducted from the income of the business, if money is left over the business made a profit. However if there’s no money left over it’s referred to as a loss. . Keeping track of where your money goes is an important part of wealth creation. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)
Maintain and Increase assets – By maintaining and increasing the assets of the company you are creating wealth for the business. The goal of a person looking to create wealth is to increase their assets so they can generate an income off their assets. The starting point is to recognize what is an asset. The true definition of an asset is that it puts money into your pocket. Anything that takes money out of your pocket is considered to be a liability. Many of the things that people consider to be assets are in fact liabilities as they cost them money. Assets can be classified into two categories lifestyle assets and investment assets. The car the house and the boat are all lifestyle assets, while rental property, shares and cash are considered investment assets. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)
Managing Liabilities – Debt is not good or bad. It is how the debt is used that will determine whether the debt is of benefit to you or detrimental to your financial well being. Liabilities are things that take money out of your pocket, things like rental and other expenditures. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)
Manage your Risks
Managing risk is about reducing the impact on your financial situation when things do go wrong. Risks fall into two categories, insurable risks and uninsurable risks. Most people have insurance for their house, car and contents, but fewer protect the things that can have a huge impact on your financial well being. Most people’s major asset is their ability to earn income. This can be protected with income protection insurance which will replace an income if you are unable to work for any length of time. Life insurance becomes important if you have children or a partner that depend on you for their lifestyle. Health insurance may be of benefit to you to cover large medical expenses that could occur. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)
Insurance can be used to minimise the impact of unforeseen events, however there are some things that cannot be insured against. Insurance is not as readily available against your business having a severe downturn or being sued because of a traffic accident. To protect your assets and income in the situation where you are uninsured requires the use of structures to isolate different activities and to hold assets away from creditors. (Jeff Cartridge, 2009)

PR Chapter seven

A Summary of Chapter 7 - Coping with an Uncertain World: The Relationship between Excellence and Complexity Theories

• According to the Excellence Theory:
Public Relations – is one of the key components in helping businesses/organizations to deal with an uncertain world, therefore it is of utmost importance to have “Strategic PR” within your organization.
• The Excellence Theory deals with:
Anticipating issues, identifying key publics, building and maintaining relationships that lessen conflict.
• Complex Adaptive Systems (Complexity Theory)
Deals with multiple individual agents, each agent performs a particular function only that contributes to the final product/objective. Both theories complement each other and are very similar.

Through the study of both Theories I was able to create a formula called the Infinite Theory.

Benefits of interaction with stakeholders

Strategic Stakeholder Plan and the benefits of reaching out to stakeholders. Quality input leads to quality decision making. A broader perspective reduces group think, helps to challenge traditional thinking and sparks creativity in problem solving. Greater stakeholder satisfaction with the final planning product comes from their involvement in shaping it. The chances of successful implementation increase as more stakeholders feel committed to the plan or project’s goals and take ownership of the plans design. Good Governance, transparency and open communication are served when Boards communicate and receive feedback from stakeholders, instead of being guided by personal agendas.

The power of Love is in you

LOVE is the only emotion that is able to turn something negative into something positive and give you the will to carry on living.
Jealousy, envy, hatred and unforgiveness only causes bitterness and strife and many who experience these often wish that they were dead.
Fortunately there are many who, having experienced these unpleasant emotions, have allowed LOVE to come into their hearts and change them. And they have never looked back. LOVE not only changes your heart, it changes your whole life! But it has to be nurtured.

A generous person

I often wondered why it is that some people get born with a silver spoon in their mouths and others just get a raw deal in life. Some people are born with love in their hearts and others are born always looking for love. It was only recently I discovered how much a persons love can change a heart. My mother does voice training with boys from the Ottery Youth Centre. Majority of these boys don’t have families that love and care for them and are also low in self-confidence. The time that my mother spends with these boys has really made a difference in their lives as well as in mine. The boys are so surprised that a stranger really cares and loves each and everyone of them. To me the love that they are getting is the norm in my life and is often taken for granted. Seeing the boys at practise and how much fun they have makes me feel good inside. This is probably the very same feeling that my mother gets every time she practises with them.
It truly is a demonstration that shows that the smallest form of kindness can change a heart without you even realizing the impact that you make on others around you.


We must be very careful what type of friendships we have with others. Even though we might not be aware of it, our friendships mould, shape and affect who we are. People are often judged on the friendships they keep as they so often say “birds of a feather flock together.”
Good friends bring out the good in us and bad friends bring out the bad. Sometimes good friends can influence us to do bad things and sometimes we can influence bad friends to do good things.
So what do you do when friends you truly like continue to do things and act in ways you do not agree with? Instead of making excuses and staying away from them, a true friend would speak to them and let them know how they feel. Should they then have the same, or any regard for your friendship at all, they would at the very least consider changing their ways.
Should they choose not to, the friendship was doomed anyway. It is better for you to be a good influence on others than for you to allow others to be a bad influence on you.

Utilizing Time and the Management of the process.

How can I utilize my time to my advantage? Always be on time. When you have to attend an event make sure that you leave timeously taking into consideration the time needed to travel to your destination. You can never make up for lost time and no amount of rushing or cutting of corners will enable you to do so.
Make sure that you start work on time. Try to arrive at least ten minutes before your starting time as this allows you some time to settle in before you have to start working.
Have you ever noticed how much smoother your day runs if you are early? When you arrive at work late, you start your day at a disadvantage as you are rushed and thrown off balance. And it is at times like this that everything seems to go wrong. When you are on time, you are calm and relaxed and able to cope with the pressures of work. People who are constantly late are always flustered and rushing around trying to make things happen. They scream and shout and bark out orders to other people in an often disrespectful manner leaving a bad taste in the mouths of the people they have to work with. As a result they overlook important things. Plan your day in such a way that you also have time to do nothing. In this way you will not feel as if you are wasting time.

Recession Up and away! Think again.

Economists say that we are coming out of our recession but I really don’t think this is the case. Last month alone I came across so many small businesses, bars and restaurants that have closed down, some of which have been around for many years. And that was only in a small part of the southern suburbs.
It appears as if many people are going to remain unemployed for some time to come and, considering how people are already struggling financially, it is going to take a lot of willpower just to survive from day to day. For those who are fortunate enough not to be feeling the recession as badly as others, spare a thought for the less fortunate when purchasing groceries, and more especially your luxury items.
If you are not really able to assist anyone financially, you can assist them by not buying grocery items that are excessively priced. In this way manufacturers, suppliers and retailers will be forced to reduce their prices to get their stock moving again.
One can even apply this strategy to so many other areas of our lives that require us to part with our hard-earned money. This is the only way that we can try to break the stronghold the business world has on our economy and restore some semblance of normality
In these tough economic times there are many opportunities for people to show their kindness and generosity towards others. If all those who “have” can share just a small portion of their wealth with those who “do not have”, it will go a long way to assist in the eradication of poverty and improving the standard of living in our communities.

Death is Reality! Why not leave preapared

Very few people are able to say that they are not afraid to die because the majority are not truly sure about eternal life. But, whether we are sure or not, we are still going to die. It is often said that talking about death is morbid but what is even more morbid is not knowing what the deceased would have wanted. We all know we are going to die but none of us know when. It would make life so much easier for those who mourn if they at least knew what their loved ones wanted. If people feel uncomfortable about talking to others about what they want, they should at least put it in writing and make sure that someone will know where to find it when they pass away. Death is a reality! Do as much as you can for others while you are alive as there is no guarantee that your wishes will be respected when you die, especially if you have not specified what you want in writing. What we must realize is that, more often than not, the death of a loved one, especially parents, seldom draws families closer even if they have a close bond.

Observing Relations

If you fall in love with someone and they turn out not to be the person you thought they were, don’t prolong your agony by thinking that they will change, again, and become the person you first thought they were. Break away immediately. People only show you who they really are when they are confident that they have you exactly where they want you and they will never again become that person that they pretended to be when you first fell in love. This is how many people, young and old, become trapped in relationships where they live in the hope of the person whom they fell in love with once again becoming the person they pretended to be when they first met. It is not going to happen and, the sooner you face this fact, the more heartache you will save yourself in the long run. Many people spend a lifetime living in hope only to discover that it was never meant to be.

Nurturing the young

If you are wondering why so many of our young people are going astray, then maybe we should start examining ourselves as parents and role-models in this day and age.
It is amazing to hear how many adults do not show their own parents the respect that they are supposed to. Many of us are treating our parents as if they are our children but we expect our children to respect us. Adults who still live in their parents’ house do not even have a proper relationship with them. Some do not even speak to their parents. Do we, who are still children, not realize that we will never receive God’s blessing if we do not honour our parents? It is the only commandment of God that holds a promise. Children who do not honour their parents will never be truly happy! They will continually strive for worldly achievements and approval but they will never find true fulfillment.

Changing a Heart

It is not what people do to us that matters. It is our reaction to what happens that can change a heart.
How often do we feel justified in treating others as badly as they have treated us? But does that make us any better than them? Why do we allow how others treat us to change who we are and how we react? We should instead change others by how we treat them and who we are. It is far more complimentary to have others imitating our good behaviour than for us to imitate their bad.
A smile, a hug, a kind word or a good deed can easily reach deep down into the heart of someone who feels sad, unloved, unappreciated or that no one cares. Never underestimate the power of the smallest gesture of kindness shown towards others.
When we make an effort to make others feel good about themselves, that feeling is returned to us tenfold causing a change within our own hearts and igniting a desire to continue doing more for others. Never stop.
Quite often our efforts to do good are not appreciated but, if we have done it with the right intention, it should not deter us from continuing to do so. If we do things with an ulterior motive we run the risk of changing a heart negatively. Take care!*

Simple Rules


If you are a child, be the type of child you would like to rear when you become a parent.
If you are a parent, be the type of parent you would have liked as a child.
If you are a husband, be the type of husband you would like your daughter to marry.
If you are a wife, be the type of wife you would like your son to marry.
If you are a mother-in-law, be the type of mother-in-law you would have wanted.
If you are a daughter-in-law, be the type of daughter-in-law you would like to have.

Debt talk!

I am amazed at the amount of debt in which people find themselves. Quite honestly, I would probably have a heart attack if I had to be in some people’s shoes.

Having debt is not the problem as such, it is how we manage our debt. Do we really need to have four or five credit cards and an account at almost every clothing store?


Do you really need to buy all the things you buy? Do you need to have the latest fashions or the most up to date cell phone or newest car? Is it really worth the sleepless nights you have trying to figure out how to pay for all of it. Ask yourself how others, who do not have all the luxuries you have in life, manage.

Does your grocery bill really have to come to a couple of thousand rand every month? And at the end of it all you have nothing to show for it except some extra kilograms which affect your health anyway.

Just as with changing your diet, reducing your debt is a slow and tedious process. It is hard work and you will not see the results immediately. The sooner you start, the sooner you will see things changing.

“How do I start?” you might ask. STOP BUYING! Every time you purchase something ask yourself whether you honestly need it. If you could possibly do without it, do not buy it.

Start by assessing your monthly grocery bill. Do you really need to buy things such as chips, biscuits, cooldrinks and other luxuries in bulk? Is it possible that you could reduce the amount that you buy?
Instead of stocking up try buying luxuries on weekends only or when you are expecting guests.

Next take stock of all your accounts. Choose one which you would like to get rid of the most and start paying it off slowly but surely. As soon as you have paid it off cut up the card and start paying off your next account.

I know that this is really hard to start doing but believe me when you have managed to pay off your first account you will be so proud of yourself that you will look forward to paying off your other accounts.

Just imagine having all the money you were spending on your monthly bills available to spend on yourself when all your debt has been paid off. Eventually you will be able to say that your car and the bond on your house has been paid off.

Then you can say good-bye to sleepless nights and hello to a whole new way of living.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Child's Story

Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveller, and he set out upon a journey. It was a magic journey, and was to seem very long when he began it, and very short when he got half way through.

He travelled along a rather dark path for some little time, without meeting anything, until at last he came to a beautiful child. So he said to the child, "What do you do here?" And the child said, "I am always at play. Come and play with me!"

They played and played till time stood still but the man on the journey never gave the child freedom of will. He said "child you play without any thought, where are the ones who have lived and taught." The child said "Sir I know of no other way of being all that I do is all that i'm seeing." This child never learned of a life that is serious and always thought that play wouldn't be mischevious. The man said "child I would love to stay and play some more but seriously I need to get back to my family who I adore." The child said "sir there's no problem in that and I ask for forgiveness if you thought me to be a brat." The man forgave the boy without a second thought and that's when the child said "thanks from your Lord."

Crazy Dreams.....

I lay in my bed and think about an adventure, on that has a little bit of everything in it.

A bomb goes off in the middle of the day and it's choas every where i look i just can't get rid of people screaming. I tremble at what could happen next and there are so many things racing through my head it comes out as binary 1000010010110101010. I look around and all I see is bodies, dead bodies I really don't know what happened. This was a shock.

1 hour before, Hey love what's your plans for today, me and the boys are planning to go to the Fan Park and watch the soccer, let me know if you're interested okay, anyways enjoy your day mwahz. So me and the boys were off to enjoy our day, stop at the bottle store and people were all dressed up in their Bafana Bafana supporters gear what a great sense of atmosphere these people bring, I thought to myself. The euphoria was in the air as the opening match between Mexico and South Africa was about to get under way in a few hours time the feel it is here feeling was definately here. So we finally get to Cape Town and we are about to enter the Fan Park but are searched and stopped upon enter as FIFA requires. The game was amazing and everyone had a blast.

We lost reception during the game and then I heard a loud thunderous noise, people screaming and bodies flying all over the place. This was definately a terrorist attack.

Present, I looked for my friends but lost them in the madness, all this confusion nobody knows what had happened all they know is that there's complete choas. As I was making my way to the exit, a second blast went off and that's when I stopped, a piece of metal debris punctured me in the chest. I knew it was all over and then I suddenly woke up. The relief, i'm alive and that was one crazy dream.

Try a cliché

A cliché is a saying, expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning. We use them all the time, some of us do't even know the meaning behind them. Phrases like the early bird gets the worm, good things come to those who wait, mind your manners and it ain't over till the fat lady sings. All these clichés had relevance at sometime and are slowing losing it along the way.

To me a cliché is a concept that should be used when you have writer's block or something of that nature. A cliché is great for sounding intelligent and pretending like you've been round for centuries but try making one up yourself is proably the hardest thing one ever told you to do, I tried it and this is what I came up with. For a Philosopher, a conspiracy is more precious than platinum. As laid back as a student. As vulgar, as a drunk coloured woman. To me some of them are good but just not as catchy as i would of hoped. I've tried my hand of clichés now see if you can come up with a few of your own. Orginality is the key and we all consider ourselves as individuals so it shouldn't be hard for you to come up with your own clichés.

Feelings follow behaviour.

Why do we let feelings get the better of us, feelings are reactive and don't care about the behaviour that follows. The trigger of the feelings are verbal and sometimes non-verbal. What makes things worst are that sometimes our behaviour is so irrational that we wonder if such a thing would of triggered the same behaviour to someone who has a different culture or lifestyle. The trick is to change the cycle and let behaviour follow feelings.

Do something that gives you a good feeling afterwards and don't let anybody stop you from doing this. Often people behave because of their feelings, but very seldom do they do things the otherway around behave to get a certain feeling. If behaving to get a certain feeling was the order of the day then very few people would be fighting and living in constant fear. We would become a society of proactive people, thinking before we leap into the unknown. One of the greatest things that a human could ever achieve is harmony within ones self. By achieving harmony with the soul, you begin to feel happy about yourself and there's nothing that anybody else can do to make you feel different. If we let feelings follow behaviour we lost harmony within ourselves but the otherway around could be the key to saving society.

It is better to practice a little than talk a lot....

Practice makes perfect or so the saying goes,I often ask myself if its better to practice a little than talk a lot. Everyone loves talking be it in public or more privately to their friends. Practice on the other hand many people don't enjoy, it requires a lot of effort and time and can drive people insane.

Why is it better to practice a little?
The answer is simple, by practicing you learn things that are not neccessarily in a text book or mentioned in the guidelines. You gain a form of enlighted knowledge through practice that can help you solve and analyze situations far better than those who have no practice behind their name. Practice often represents hard work and challenges the mind and body. The more you practice the easier things become and the more experienced you are in that field, by being more experienced you are able to talk more sense and provide a more critical opinion to issues of concern. Although practice is hard it still is required and is far more value than just talk because without practice talk has no meaning and if talk has no meaning than why bother listening. That is why it is better to practice a little than to talk a lot.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's a poor idea to lie to yourself

It's a poor idea to lie to yourself because you don't gain anything from it. Telling a lie is like fool yourself but more than that is that you fool other people. You build a vicious cycle that you need to keep tabs on, because your story must remain constant and believable at all times.

Some people believe that they would never get caught out with a lie, the truth of the matter is that although you never get caught with the lie other bad things happen around you because of the lie you told. The truth of the matter is that a lie is a quick getaway ticket but at what cost?

A social media, where's the value?

Round 2 begins now fight!
about 8 hours ago via mobile web
Starting summaries tomorrow skim reading. Quick quick I hope.
about 16 hours ago via mobile web
@KerryleeCckrell feeling you on that one it is taking long I look like zombie and must still do summaries.
about 18 hours ago via mobile web in reply to KerryleeCckrell
I'm drowning in this Com Science project, help me pls!!!!
2:51 AM May 19th via web
if i do all of this then i'm the champ no doubt, last minute PR will soon be established.
12:49 AM May 19th via web
Relax take it easy! No doubt, we stress over things we cant change move on and forget about it.
9:34 AM May 18th via mobile web
I can't wait to work for the world cup and earn some rands.
4:49 AM May 18th via mobile web
Got a big day ahead of me but, still going to take it easy no doubt.
11:02 PM May 17th via mobile web
I'm loving life right now it's a constant rush and everything feels like a blur, don't know what to make sense of anymore.
7:34 AM May 17th via web
i just can't start research methodology
7:05 AM May 17th via web
Let the blogging begin!!
3:45 AM May 17th via web
right in the media lab and ready for action! it's so pleasant here wish i could stay here for the duration of my studies.
12:30 AM May 17th via web
Tried to finish all my outstanding blogs however e-learning lab had no internet on 80% of computers, the joys of CPUT
8:14 AM May 16th via mobile web
@AndreaMeyer2010 hey are you in the media lab?
3:51 AM May 16th via mobile web in reply to AndreaMeyer2010
I think that today is a good day to start all my work and finish all outstanding blogs and marks.
11:26 PM May 15th via mobile web
Stomers you go boyz. Next win waratahs!
9:36 AM May 15th via mobile web
This the losers movie is putting me to sleep, gosh simple plot as well as a pathetic dialogue couldn't ask for more.
2:01 PM May 14th via mobile web
Just got an lcd tv now from my grandma, she has to be the greatest in the world!
8:29 AM May 14th via mobile web
@schilwan yes i am going to see you soon...
12:47 AM May 14th via web in reply to schilwan
I want you to picture your favourite celebrityand what you like about them, now picture them taking a dump.
11:09 PM May 13th via mobile web

You probably wondering why all my tweets are up, the answer is simple where is the value in what other people say all they do is talk rubbish about the weather or what they up to, the put is why regard social media as a more powerful tool than what it actually is!

Managing like "Masters"

The source material for this blog is based on the management book the Fifth Discipline.

Managers are like “masters” and in order to best lead your flock or organization you will need to understand the mechanics/environment you fall within. Mastery, as we use the word today means the capacity not only to produce results, but also to “master” the principles underlying the way you produce results. If someone can create great work only with constant struggle, we wouldn’t call him or her masterful

In mastery, there is a sense of effortlessness and joyousness. It stems from your ability and willingness to understand and work with the forces around you. Peter, The Fifth Discipline). People who are convinced that a vision or result is important, who can see clearly that they must change their life in order to reach that result. With managers understanding the personal emotions of the employees they are able to make employees produce the best results.

Thus increases in productivity, profit and job satisfaction among other things. Management’s job is to make human strength productive; the steady upgrading of competence in the work force represents a very large increase in the potential of human strength that is always handy in any organization. Yet by and large managements have not taken the initiative in converting this potential. By managers getting more insights on what triggers emotional discontent they are able to deal with internal problems that arise in the organization more effectively.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cluetrain adding a little humour in your company

The humour referred to in this thesis to me is actually communication. Companies and businesses need to be able to catch peoples attention through their communication, catching attention is a good start for any business and humour is often the best way to get consumers/public to notice you. Like a JESTER in the Kings court, often seen as a fool but in actual fact he was a marvelous mass communicator and entertainer giving the public what they want and in that time it was comic relief or distraction. Communication is the tool each company and business uses in order to communicate and create understanding or at very least a sense of understanding. Like the saying goes many a true words are said in jest. Companies need to be transparent and honest with consumers. The joke is only as good as the teller and the person’s understanding. The communication is also only as good as the medium, the medium is the channel or storyteller in your communication, poor medium = poor communication. Another key point is that the person should have a relation or some understanding of what you are trying to say in order for successful communication. So often business use the wrong medium and then in turn communicate with the people who have the least understanding of their product or service (wrong target audience). Value, businesses create value to their products and provide us with reasons as to why their products and services are valuable in our lives. Humour often has value or a hidden message that someone wanted us to figure out, otherwise why are they communicating in the first place. Sometimes the value to the humour is as simple as to just see how sharp you are in picking up the joke or a life experience you wanted to share with someone.
The businesses or companies characteristics are serious. They have a mission often so complicated not even their consumers understand this. The office environment is tense, with the boss ready to pounce on any unsuspecting employee. The 4 serious P’s Policies, procedures, professionalism and power. These 4 serious P’s are taken so seriously that you need to cover up all you honestly want to say with a well thought out conversation that wouldn’t let people get the wrong impression of you. You can’t tell your boss he/she has no life or that they take their job way to seriously otherwise it’s off with your head. Businesses should move away from this control everything serious nature of doing business and try a relaxed approach in doing business, the business should be able to accept their faults and implement ways to improve them. Understanding with the internet the pen is truly mightier than the sword and if a consumer feels that a company isn’t credible and honest they will make it known to the world. Companies must create a mutual understanding with its consumers in order to develop honest and loyal relationships. Indicate why your company chose this as a mission and vision. Show us all the good that you do as a business and give us a reason to want to do business with you. Message, if many a true words are said in jest than tell us a damn good joke. Companies and business are so secretive in their messages often leading them to misinterpretation. Markets are conversations. They want to know what consumers like, what they do with their time and almost every aspect to of their lives in order to build relations. Don’t take everything so serious as a business, sure a business and business related issue are important, as a business is their to make a profit at the end of the day but that doesn’t mean that you need to stress day in and day out. Evaluate your business, establish your strengths and remember you are human and by getting a sense of humour in your business, you are actually getting a sense of human.

Wedding cake in the middle of the road.

A wedding is all the same, people getting married and inviting you to share in their occassion. I often wonder what it would be like if things changed a bit. Wedding cake in the middle of the road the greatest insult that a wedding could ever have or is it?

It was Jack and Joans' wedding day and everything was set for the wedding of their dreams, there was just one thing missing, the cake. The caterers were stump they delivered the cake on time and couldn't believe where it could of disappeared to they searched the church, the reception area and even the garden where the photo's of the wedding were going to be held. Joan said that the cake meant a lot to her and that it needed to be found. Jack said it's just a cake and thought of the concept of getting married and sharing their lives together is far more important than a cake they will consume in 5 minutes and forget about in the morning. To Jacks' surpise Joan couldn't believe that he said such a mean thing. (Joans Biography) Joan was a girl who grew up from a humble home and lost here mother from an early age, she was 7 when her mother passed away with cancer and fondly remembers her mothers amazing ability to create the best cakes. For this reason a cake to Joan symbolized her mothers presence and that was why this cake was so important to her.

With Jack slightly recalling this story he apologized and joined in the search for the wedding cake. The guest lost it and desperately wanted to find this cake now as it was holding up the ceremony. Jack heard a screech and hurried to see what had happened, there it stood in the middle of the road, but the ruined cake had a message written to Joan. The message said "my daughter I am so proud of the woman you've become and I have always been in your presence as you were growing up, but now it's time for me to move on." Joan cried as she read the message and knew now that Jack was the right man for her. The ceremony was beautiful and they still happily married up until this day and that my friends is the story of the Wedding Cake in the middle of the road.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The sound of one hand clapping

The sound of one hand clapping is a very disturbing thought, because what is this hand clapping against? A cheek or bum either way the sound of this hand should be feared and at most never be heard. Often this action occurs for a reason or as punishment for an action performed. The sound sends a devasting chill down the spine and often this sound is kept a secret.

There was a women who thought she married the perfect man, it turns out he was abusive. She often wondered why and how this could be the guy that she married, where did she go wrong. He use to come home and act all pleasant, but if she did a small thing out of turn you would hear the sound of one hand clapping. She feared the sound and he enjoyed the power that it gave however brief. It was like he had multiple personalities. She knew she didn't deserve this and wondered what she could do to save herself from this marriage and get rid of him. So she came up with the scheme of putting sedatives in his supper so he would be sedated and she could make her grand escape. So she packed her bags ready to leave but, there was one probably he already had supper with the work colleagues and didn't want to eat again. He asked her where she thinks she's going and then smacked her. She broke a vase on the table while she fell to the floor. The vase shattered into pieces, she picked up a piece of broken glass and stabbed him in the neck, her rage controlled her hands and she uttered probably the last words her husband would ever hear again, 'this is the sound of one hand clapping.'

Sunday, April 25, 2010

No, all who wander are lost

When you wander you do feel lost but the strange thing is that you reflect on everything leading up to you being lost. Like how many lefts did she say again or someone said something about changing the venue to class. All the details that were minor become major when you are lost and you wander. Those who wander are lost and are in need for some direction. The nice thing about being lost is that you can always be found. Those who are lost can be saved and it's always good to have a helping hand around to show you the way.

When you lost you are at your most vulnerable moments, you judge and question pass actions. This leads us to growth and development. That's why it's sometimes better to be lost.

How do you step off from a 100-foot long pole?

The question is not how but rather why would you want to step off a 100-foot long pole? The how is easy, you don't step down but rather slide down. The why to the 100-foot pole.

The pole symbolizes your ladder to success, although this ladder is different for everyone because we all regard success as different things. We wonder how to climb this ladder (pole) and make up certain goals and steps that we need to achieve in order to climb this pole of success. Why we climb only we know, there are many reasons. We climb to prove others wrong, to change and forget about our background. But once our journey begins we can't stop it either we make it half way and slide the rest of the way down or we extend our climb with the dream of obtaining success. Either way the journey has a set of obstacles along the way that you need to overcome. Once we on top of this pole why step down I ask? But rather share the way you got up so that others can follow your example.

My 21st speech...

Good evening everyone. First I would like to thank the lord for blessing me with the priviledge of being able to be here this evening 21yrs yoh. Over the past few years I realise that I have a lot to be grateful for: grateful that I have hair that can shake just jokes. Grateful for my parents who care about me and always offer their support and I love them for that. My Mom acted like a CSI of the household with 5ws and h. Dad was more of the playful one and I always have fond memories of the cricket and soccer games we played, but the fondest of them all was chasing me with the leather belt good times.

Fortunately I was blessed with the responsibility of looking after Vandon. What a pleasure and he was blessed with the responsibility of looking after me, what a nightmare. However although im the older brother Vandon always gave me a sense of what it feels like to have an older brother with his serious nature and letting me know where to get off attitude and I thank him for that. Then onto my grandparents grandpa Harry taught me competitiveness how to be a true sportsman and never give up unless you hear the fat lady singing, we started our pool playing days when I was a 6yr old and continue till present. If there was ever a living example of a fairy godmother it would definetly be grandma Penny making dreams and fantasies in my life a reality and I thank her and love her for that grandma always trying to make me happy and putting a smile on my face, but some dreams can't come true, I would of loved to have my grandma Joseline and grandpa George here as well but they moved on to do much greater work. Grandpa George taught me how to be a proper gentleman and grandma Joseline taught me how to trust in God no matter how difficult the situations and I thank both of them for that. The friends, thank you guys for the mad, fun and stress free times. The times of parties and the other stuff we do. I have a high regard for friendship and always tried my utmost to be the best possible friend. Oh yes jill asked a mention in the speech there's a mention. I would like to thank friends and family for making the effort to come this evening and would just like to end off by saying something which was said to me over and over through my life. Its not where you start but its where you finish in life. Enjoy the rest of the evening and kout. Which means Keivin out.

We are what we do.

We are what we do. Have you ever heard of this before? To be honest I haven't, more familar with the saying you are what you eat. We are what we do to me is in correct, many times in life things other people do change or lives in some way.

The recession is a good example. You planned your life perfectly except you never took note of the recession, to you your plan was foolproof and then all of a sudden markets crashed and investors pulled out and you in some major debt. Have you ever wondered how the vagrant became who he/she is? It was purely by accident in some cases. A middle class household who stays in Cape Town, they moved here years ago from Joburg but the rest of their family still resides their. Both his parents die in a car accident and he gets nothing from the estate, unemployed, young and confused. He dwells on the streets trying to make ends meet. If it wasn't for the death of his parents he would of lived a normal life, but dew to circumstances his life changed and he became who he is today.

I don't agree that we are what we do, because many times we are who we are because of somebody else. I feel that we need a full perspective of someone in order to actually say we are what we do.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The middle lane (life as a biker)

There's one thing i know for sure and this is that those who ride bike are categorized into two groups those who have fallen and those who will. Life as a biker is often so different to those regular car driven folk. The bike is a machine that goes beyond skill and concentration, it is a beast that keeps you aware at all times. Riding a bike is almost like being on a roller coaster, it's a new experience, has its thrills and spills but most of all things could go seriously wrong if you don't know what to look out for especially in the middle lane.

The middle lane is the cross between heaven and hell, it could be a pleasant place at times but all that can change with a car crossing lanes in front of you. When you on the bike it feels like you reach a state of absolute awareness, this state is almost like a spiritual nature. The things you see in front of you are not really the things you are looking at. You see cars on both sides of you, you can choose to proceed with caution or you can hit the red zone and see how long you last. Although bikers are often perceived as grumpy leather jacket wearing people who hang out in bars, one thing is for sure they care about one another and are willing to help each other at all times and this is just one of the reasons i enjoy my life as a biker.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Three aspects about me(competent, competitive & cheerful)

What is your chakra?

Chakra is the driving force behind every human being. Often considered as an untapped energy supply.

In order to figure out your chakra it's simple, what makes you get energy to do and what doesn't give you energy. Things that give you energy are more than likely things you like doing, be it playing a sport or socializing. The hype and energy level you on is far more profound then that takes away chakra. Something like tech work can drain your energy or a chore for example. However if you low on energy and you do something that drives your chakra you immediately feel full of energy again.

In order to do well you need to strike an equilibrium on your chakra so that you can have a constant supply.

Why are we afraid of the wrong things?

We have been taught from small already that if you do wrong you will get punished.

In our minds we know this as truth. The good things we do without a care in the world and often we feel we need to be rewarded, but the bad on the other is like karma, we just waiting for it to catch up on us. We are afraid at how good the wrong things feel and how it's so easy to do them. We get a sense that if it feels so good why is it then so wrong.

We will always be afraid of consequences because you never know when they finally catch up with you and that to me is why we afraid of the wrong.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What you looking at?

You know people often have different perspectives of what life should be about and can all provide theories for our way of living.

Our life is like a masterpiece. We have tools to create a work of art but we very seldom use these tools to our disposal. We are constantly looking at what others see in us and what they looking at. We are so concerned about what other people are looking at. If truth be told we act like we don't care but deep inside we actually live our lives for others.

Living for others is what we humans do, but the question we need to ask ourselves is what you looking at? And how does it affect you.

The fish falling from the sky

The fish falling from the sky is a rare occassion indeed, throught the years there has always been strange coincidences.

With topics ranging from who won the elections to is Caster Semenya a man or a woman. Life has always had its disbelieves and in order to believe we need to see. We are sceptical beings and often confuse fact with fiction. The reason for this is because we grew up with bullshit such as thin is the next best thing or we can all be movie stars and truth be told we eliminate the fact that things beyond our comprehension can be done such as nearly achieving the impossible. All we need is hope!
The same hope we sometimes wish for, the hope that fish can fall from the sky.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Life as your favourite soap star

Ever wondered what it would be like to be your favourite soap star. The cars, the girls, the fancy houses and the drama and lots of it.

The scenes scripted so you know the outcome. You know whose cheating on you, whose trying to kill you and whose trying to buy your company right under your nose. Some of us wonder what its like living another life we never satisfied with what we got. We need drama and twists in our lives we want to live like our soap stars. However we forget that in real life people don't just sit in a coffee shop whole day and talk, but actually get up and go to work.

The thing is that life as a soap star could be wonderful, but there are always a lot of sacrifices involved.

What is the colour of the wind?

What is the colour of the wind, no one knows all that can be said is that the wind blows.

The wind is a fascinating element, no one knows its source. Where it comes is a mystery. All we know is that it blows from one direction to the other. If I were to imagine the colour of the wind, it would probably be transparent. The is a colourless element with no feelings, it does care whose house it blows down or what impact it has on humans. The wind actually reminds us of ourselves, we to don't care about the impact we have on the environment. Although the wind isn't all bad it has its advantages like when it cools you down on a hot summers' day. The wind is a presence that touches you when you feeling lonely. The wind doesn't have a colour but it has a feeling.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

All I really know is that im tired when I wake up. Huh

I often wake up and think geez how the heck is this possible, im tired when I wake up. At this point I reflect on the days gone by and try to unravel what it could be that caused this strange effect.

It first starts with what I did last night. A late with the projects perhaps can easily cause this tired effect. A night clubbing may be, but not that often. It's almost like being in an episode of CSI there's a hundred reasons yet it takes time to figure out. From the night before we move into the afternoon before. Was I at work, did I cut the grass. Was I out with my friends.

It's still to hard to figure out, but the truth is the reason why im tired when I wake up is because I got low-blood pressure and I haven't taken my medz yet.

If I were the boss...

If I were the boss, what a pleasure it would be. The aim is to get the job done with a smile on your face.

The powers mine and we need to make the working environment an inclusive one. All the information about clients and factors affecting them need to be communicated. Communication is one of the key factors to losing business. If I were the boss, employees would go on workshops in order to better understand the communication process and improve our client relations.

The boss should a reflection of what the company stands for. I will embrace the company as an extension of me and employees will be treated as family. We all would like to run companies a certain way, but being the boss is nothing, being the owner is where I want to be.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Two men walk out of a building and into a story.

Two men walked out a building and into a story. Ryan Macker and Thomas O'Ryan hit the club after a longtime and enjoyed their night but that was all about to change. The minute they left the building they both felt strange and slowly realized that may be they had too much to drink. There was a mad frenzy going on outside bullets flying all over the place people were fed up with the politicians and decided to take back their own country. The two friends were caught in the crossfire between politicians and rebels.

We got in the car and sped off. We agreed that it's time to make a change and went to the merchants all over our area to take them out of business for good. The first one was a small merchant called Sonny who ran a small but respectable business. I approached his property from the rear entrance and to our surprise no one was there so we trashed the place and left a note, but on our way out Sonny pulled up with a few of his boyz. We entered and we started firing wrecklessly unfortunately their gunshots woke us up and it was all a dream, everything we never left the club building someone spiked our drinks. Thomas woke up after screaming I want the pony mommy.

Just won the lotto, now what?

Life always has ways of surprising you. When you nothing can go wrong, everything falls apart. It is very seldom that the dream or gamble you take in life gets pulled off flawlessly. With every success their are certain consequences, the greater the consequences the more likely a favourable outcome will be expected.

So you just won the lotto and life as you know it is about to change what to do with all money. Counselling is a must, learning to realize that this is a reality and you could if you wanted to do whatever the hell you wanted to, but also bare in mind the consequences. For winning the lotto should be a joyous occassion but could soon turn into a family nightmare because as the saying goes 'the love of money is the root of all evil.'

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The life of a gamer

To enter this realm consciousness must be lost for the inner being to transcend because to dwindle in this realm, is to define a persons true character. The weak eliminated and only the strong survive and the weak start from over only to realise that in this realm the way forward is through practice and more practice. The people on top control the people at the bottom and if you control those at the bottom you control the outcome of this game called life.

Designer pr?

Designer Public relations a way to design a solution of maintaining organisational reputations and relationships. The PR industry has been vital in the design and implementation of strategies relating to advertising and marketing. We create/design, we maintain and build relationships that better suit our organisation. As creative people we always think of innovative ways to market products and services organisations offer. We offer companies solutions on how to prepare for times of trouble by moulding the media to best suit our interests and that of our clients. All in all PR people are like artists predicted possible trends and try to design a favourable outcome.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Is polygamy a feminist issue?

Hell yeah. Polygamy is a feminist issue as many females are treated unequal to their male counterpart. Polygamy has dominated SA headlines over the last past weeks with regards to Jacob Zuma and his love child. Whatever the case may be whenever men get treated different to women it becomes a feminist issue. If men get treated different to women and they dont benefit then women dont complain, but the moment you deprive a women, you in trouble boytjie. So yes its a feminist issue but women remember if we dont benefit it should also be rallied for as feminist. Du preez out...