Wednesday 29 August 2012

Colour symbolism (meaning)

Caption: The natural beauty, that is the rainbow. Plays host to all the common colours we are accustom to seeing.

Why am I writing this blog? I love colours and there diversity, which intrigues me to find out what it actually means. Well, I would like to share this with you.

According to Emily Gems, Colour or Colours can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas. Did you know: colours impact us on a daily basis, consciously or unconsciously!

Caption: Every colour for every person.

People all around the world believe that colours are powers. According to Emily Gems, colours have various meanings, such as:
• Red, which symbolizes: action, confidence, courage and vitality.
• Pink symbolizes: love and beauty.
• Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention.
• Orange symbolizes: vitality and endurance.
• Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity and wisdom.
• Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, and intellectual energy.
• Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility and well being.
• Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth and peace.
• Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic and mystery.
• Indigo symbolizes: intuition, mediation, deep contemplation.
• White symbolizes: purity and cleanliness.
• Black symbolizes: Death, earth and stability.
• Grey symbolizes: sorrow, security and maturity.

You be very honest, my favourite colours are: blue and green. Which are colour or colours are you most favourite?

Conventional is a good fallback position isn’t it?

Caption: Wake up and smell the coffee, why don't you!

I don’t think so! If conventional was the next best thing, I would most likely be a pen, piece of paper or door mate. All of which I am not. There might come a time when life is incredibly hard, with challenges that you might no t be able to achieve on your own, but with the correct mind set you can succeed. With this I would say, conventional should never be considered as a fallback option.

An easy example, which most of you can relate to is assignments, when you receive that assignment brief it is limited to a certain extent in what they expect from you, but thinking outside of the box may help you achieve that 100% or even more. Being conventional is a very safe approach to life; however you can’t gain great things if you do not risk great loss.

Think of traveling up the stream like a salmon, when you feel restricted and believe me your mindset will change. What is your opinion on this matter of being conventional?

We are killing our environment!

Caption: Air Pollution, one of many forms of pollution, which we are responsible for.

Have you tried to figure out what this topic discusses without even reading content, which will follow? Well, let me make it much easier for you my valued reader. In this blog post, I will be discussing Pollution, because it’s something we need to take note of it and have preventative measures, which could combat pollution.

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants in a natural environment which would create adverse changes to its surroundings. Pollution can take the form of anything, where it be chemical substances or energy, namely: noise, heat or even light.

Caption: We can stop this!

A sad reality is that we as people populate our world on a daily basis, whether it be through smoking, driving or even throwing that unwanted paper in the streets rather than placing it in a refuge bin.

There are a variety of identified pollution types/forms, namely:
• Air Pollution.
• Land Pollution.
• Light Pollution.
• Marine Pollution.

I know for a fact that I am guilty of one those forms of pollution, which I immediately corrected (air pollution). In where, I’m too lazy and I end up driving to the shops, which is a few steps away. Think of your environment right NOW, the power is in your hands!

Monday 20 August 2012

If you do the crime, expect to do the time!

Caption: As the quote says, if you can't do the time. Don't even think about it!

Before I start, I would like to firstly define the word ‘crime’? Crime is the breach of rules or laws which some governing authority can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Many theorists have said that crimes may also result in cautions, rehabilitation or be unenforced.

Every crime violates a law whether it is petty crimes or crimes with aggravating circumstances. In the past few years we have witnessed some of the worst crimes in South Africa, namely the murder of Taliep Petersen, Lee Matthews etc.

Many criminals believe that they will get off scott free if they commit crimes like those mentioned, well guess again! For every legal transgression, you will be caught out, whether it be for stealing money or small objects. With everything act, there is a reaction and therefore, think clearly before you act recklessly.

The famous words of Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility” which to me means that we all have the great knowledge and wisdom, but we need to act responsibly. Crime in our day and age has become almost a daily issue, although these criminals are being held accountable I feel that it isn’t enough for crimes such as: Rape and Murder. What are your views?

You cannot chase two rabbits at the same time.

Caption: Try and chase two rabbits, and see what the outcome is!

The meaning of this phrase or saying can be related to our wants. In life we want everything and we try and run after everything which can sometimes get you nothing, because it would be almost impossible to run in two directions at the same time, unless you are a superhero, which is highly unlikely.

It is important to note your priorities because if we don’t we could lose sight of that which we strive to achieve. You should know what you want and have the capability of letting go of that which you want in order to get the most beneficial factors or sectors.

We should always work for every single thing we desire, and singling that which we want the most and having a back-up plan in case you can’t have it and this will allow you to at least have some form of achievement.

Novels I want to write…..

Caption: Writing a book or novel starts with your ideas, so think wisely!

I found my passion in writing but before I did, I have always wanted to write a novel/book about my life or something similar to the Harry Potter theme, but unfortunately my ideas and concepts were terrible. However, to establish a theme or topic which would create not only an understanding but generate a talking point with an audience is difficult.

Ideas that I formulated for novels are a bit too graphic namely: zombie apocalypses or a ghosts, which seems a bit strange but it is extremely easy to formulate a concept surrounding these themes. When I was 13 years old, I sat down a wrote a short story about zombies, which turned out to be extremely boring, but my heart is set on writing a book one day, although finding a topic worthy enough to write about is slowly formulating in my mind but let’s leave it for now!

If you could write a book, what would it be based on and who would the leading characters be?

Monday 13 August 2012

The Beauty of Cape Town

Caption: A view of Table Mountain seen from Robben Island.

I have been living in Cape Town for my entire life and to be very honest, we as Capetonians need to be very thankful for the natural beauty, that we have which is TABLE MOUNTAIN voted one of the seven wonders of the world.

If you are to take a walk around our city you’ll begin to visualize how magnificent our city really is.

I took a walk along the Sea Point promenade, and saw people walking, running, kayaking, cycling, skateboarding, fishing and playing with their kids and dogs as well as playing at the park. You feel so alive in this beautiful city!

While walking on Sea Point promenade, you'll see Robben Island in the distance and the view of the majestic Devils Peak and Lions Head mountain. Table Mountain gives positive energy to all those waking up to the view of this natural beauty, and is why people call it the Mother City.

I’m so lucky to live in one of the world most beautiful cities on earth! Why do you feel lucky to be living in such a magnificent city, such as Cape Town?

Just GOOGLE it!

Caption: You can Google just about anything!

The convenience of Information Technology or technology in the 21st century is so extreme that with a ‘click’ of a button we can find information extremely easily, BUT the most commonly used term, I heard while studying was ‘Just Google it!’. The scary thing is that Google is becoming the most used search engine in the world and books or hardcopies are slowly fading away.

As a student, I do admit that I mostly use GOOGLE when researching for assignments but the innovative tools, which it now hosts are increasingly helpful, such as: Google Scholar, Google Maps etc.

Google Scholar assists you to find any form of research conducted on any subject and Google Maps has an incredible realism to it, which also displays real images, that we see with our very own eyes. This really shows how developed technology and this industry is becoming.

If you don’t know, what I’m referring to then ‘JUST GOOGLE IT’

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have on idea” (Alain)

Caption: depending on your level of achievement and knowledge, one idea could be the best.

My understanding of the statement, would be that when a person has only one idea, then this person would then be at risk of just seeing things in that one way or view, or becoming obsessed with the one idea to such an extent that he or she would fail to see all the opportunities that would come their way.

Having something to focus on or a goal in life could lead to an obsession to a certain extent, due to you being more worried about it than anything else. At the rate that we are developing, we need three types of goals namely:
1. Career goals.
2. Personal goals.
3. Community goals.

Aligned to these goals should be the expectations and methods of achieving them and YES its says goals which means more than one, because you need to have an idea of how you would achieve it.

The more ideas you and I have the more you end up getting things right or wrong. For example, swimming, for the first time you won’t be able to swim (no ideas), you then learn how to float and then kick which then leads to you swimming (first idea), you then gain momentum and you begin swimming which leads to a variety of ideas such as breathing, speed etc. We all learn different disciplines at our own space but it’s good to have more than one idea or concept.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Nervousness, we all face it!

Caption: We all feel nervous some time or the other.

Nervousness could be defined as a number of elements but the most outstanding elements are that of Worry, and Anxiety. To be quiet frank, we are all nervous at some point within our lives and without it; life would not be the same.

This blog is not based on nervousness, but it is rather based on how to overcome it. The Positivity Blog, provides 7 tips on how to overcome nervousness, and they are:
1. Be prepared for anything.
2. Ask yourself: what is the worst that could happen?
3. Visualize in a positive way.
4. Practise, practise and practise!
5. Realize that people don’t care about what you do.
6. Stay in the present (this day and age).
7. Deep breathes.
These are basics tips that could assist in reducing or assisting you in overcoming nervousness.

If am or at least was a very nervous individual, till I used these elements which assisted me in realizing that it is greener on the other side of life, and that some people don’t care as to whether what you do. Some example of nervousness: at job interviews, on a date, important meetings or a presentation infront of your class. These are clear reasons for nervousness within you and me. Please provide any other examples!

Have you figured out the second head fake?

Caption: Some people fight have many more fake personalities! (on there shoulders)

My interpretation of this blog topic is based on how fake people can be. For example, people and family who act fake only when they are in need of something, but other than that they show there other head which could be negativity and only caring about themselves. It’s a sad reality but we live in the time, when people care about themselves only.

I have seen the second head fake of many a people, even my own family, that seems very friendly at first but when they need you to do something for them, they are suddenly the friendliest person in the world. I have come to realize that I do the best that I can, although people show me that they are fake.

For example, an aunt would not greet or even look at you but at her time of need, she would expect you to run to her side and help, although I would feel very negative about it but I try and overcome the negativity and force myself to be a positive or act positively around people who treat you and others badly.

Have you experienced this already, because I know I have! Give me an example of an experience you had which relates to people being fake around you?

Laughter is the best medicine

Caption: This picture illustrates that laughter is indeed the best medicine.

This is a common heard statement from many elderly people, which was the inspiration of this blog. According to, Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.

Laughter is great for your health (according to
1. Relaxes the whole body.
2. Boosts the immune system.
3. Triggers the release of endorphins (which promotes overall wellbeing).
4. Protects your heart.

I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine on earth, due to its physical, mental and social health benefits, laughter should be the most prescribed form of medication by all doctors, rather than those drugs made available by doctors in this day and age.

What is your opinion based on “Laughter being the best medicine”?