Friday, 18 May 2012
In order to truly try and understand, why feelings follow behaviour, I would take a look at the definition of feelings. According to Anon, “Feelings are the sensitive side of one’s nature”. There are many sensitive items that we as human beings hide within ourselves and with one statement or comment they will be released immediately which would alter our behaviour quite a bit.
According to Anon, “Behaviour is the manner of believing or the way of acting or the actions and ways on conducting oneself”. If an issue becomes widely spoken about, for example: Velvet Sky being liquidated. Many people booked tickets with this airline but on one day the entire company fell down and no airlines were able to fly. On May 11, 2012 an article was published on @SABCNewsOnline which stated that Velvet Sky is placed under provisional liquidation. Following this tweet there were approximately 10 responses stating that Velvet Sky still needs to refund clients.
We as human beings, are so easy to blame one another and when things don’t do our way, we take it out on the person or people who have absolutely nothing. If we feel that something is wrong we usually react to it without thinking and this could lead to drastic consequences.
I would suggest that you can start right now by altering your behaviour and think carefully about what the repercussions could be before your feelings and behaviour could get the better of you.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Caption: A few things that others are doing while stuck on an island.
As the title suggests being stuck on an island would not be an idle scenario, but in this post I would like to find out the following: If you were to take two items with you to an island what would it be? Keep in mind that you have shoes, socks, underwear and clothes. And NO, you can’t take a rubber duck boat or a boat or ship.
If you aren’t able to think of anything yet! I would suggest a rope, for making a raft and possibly a knife or blade to cut trees, but who knows you might want to take your laptop or blackberry, but keep in mind that you aren’t able to charge it because you can’t plug it into the sand its common sense.
Well, if I was stuck on an island I would take a knife and some rope that would assist in creating a raft that would help me get off that island.
What would you take with you?
Thursday, 3 May 2012
A very catchy statement, that many outlets either have on the exits or on receipts, but I have always wondered why ‘Please Call Again’. Because I would never have ever called them and probably will never call them in the future.
When researching the topic, I actually found that it means please come again, but because I was at a very critical age I over analysed and found problems with everything I saw.
In South Africa, there are many people who are literate or can’t understand what certain things could mean. At the age, I was I ended up going up to the manager asking him whether or not that was a mistake but because I knew everything. I told him that he was wrong.
As stated why don’t they just rename it as ‘Please come again’ although to some this might sound weird, but I feel that it would be simpler and more easily understood but No they think it sounds cool and awesome and more professional but I don’t. I personally would never call again unless they give me airtime or force me to........
The thought of a Wedding cake being in the middle of a road or street isn’t a pleasant thought or sight. This Story is based on a fictional story. On December 23, 2012 Michael Smith, a very prominent businessman was about to get married to his dream wife and companion. Plans have run smoothly until now.
Smith and his fiancé have requested that Angel Cakes bake them a Wedding cake, according to their specifications. All is well and it seems as if everything is running smoothly. But what they didn’t know is that something out of the ordinary would happen.
The most amazing cake was been baked and consists or 5 layers of pure white and milk chocolate, decorated with Lindt chocolate. It was an amazing sight.
On December 22, 2012 at 12:00 Angel Cakes were about to transport the cake. When they realized that this cake was too big to fit in their delivery truck and they would now have to hire a vehicle big enough. They then hired a much bigger truck. The huge cake was lifted and carried to the refrigerator and the cake needed to be transported to Lourensford Wine Estate by 14:00 on that day.
The delivery truck was locked and loaded and ready to depart from the Bakery, when the unthinkable happened. The lock on the back of the truck broke and the door unlocked itself.
The truck has now left the bakery with 20 minutes to the delivery point when the truck makes an emergency stop and the doors open. As the truck continues its journey, it drives up an extremely steep incline and the cake slowly moves towards the doors.
The cake falls into the road in front of cars swerving to avoid it but sadly a heavy duty truck collides with the cake and it is now destroyed. The truck reaches its delivery point in where the future bride and groom have come to see the cake, the driver and his colleagues look in amazement and say.................
What would the driver and his colleagues tell the future bride and groom, since there is absolutely no cake?
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Last week, a championship body boarder David Lilienfeld was tragically killed by a Great White Shark in Kogel Bay near Cape Town after body boarding with his brother and friends.
Many people started pointing out that, researchers and documentary filmmakers who were working in the area earlier in the week as well as the method of their research are chumming.
“Why does a kid have to die before we start talking about the negative effects of chumming the coastline?? Pisses me off!!” wrote Karen Zoid under the hash tag “sharkattack” on Twitter.
We only begin to take steps when someone dies and this incident is NO exception to that sad reality. Documentary maker Chris Fischer defended the filming of “Shark Men” on the public platform Facebook but later offered his condolences to the family and friends.
Warnings were sent to the relative authorities about the increased shark activity but they later stated that there was a problem and have said that warnings were issued. Dirk Schmidt, a wildlife photographer said that he had called for a high shark alert to be issued, saying that possible shark-human interaction or even attacks could not be excluded.
This quote has been taken from City of Cape Town’s media releases and statement that they issued to the media. The City of Cape Town said linking the two unrelated activities is uninformed and misleading and they have been conducting interviews with eyewitness to establish what had happened and the theory thus far is that Dolphins were seen chasing fish and that could have been a reason for shark activity within the area.
Well, an innocent person had to die in order for our City to reconsider warnings and this is truly sad. We need to do something in order to ensure that this does not happen again! We need to be active and ensure that our government creates programmes to prevent these scenarios from occurring and fast!
Rest in peace David Lilienfeld.
Lying to yourself isn’t an excellent idea, because there could be consequences or repercussions as a result of that lie. Whether it is big or small there are always consequences or repercussions for every action. For example, if I eat unhealthily today, let me try and eat healthily tomorrow, let’s hope that would happen. Well, unfortunately depending on your decisions you could either be messing up your future or playing mind tricks with yourself.
Split second choices could also lead to you lying to yourself, for being approached by dodgy looking men. Your immediate reaction would be fear, but your mind plays tricks on you and it might get to a point in where your mind plots things you should and shouldn’t do. But unfortunately there is a 77% chance of you actually getting robbed; your mind would automatically think “What if I walked through this area in a different route or what if I was held up by a few seconds wherever I was previously?”
Therefore, I believe that there could be terrible consequences related to your decisions. Many people tend to tell themselves the following “if I eat this I will lose weight or even if I steal this no-one will know”. Well, in relation to the stealing example: what if you convinced yourself enough to shoplift and you end up getting caught.
I believe that for every lie you tell yourself and tell others there could be repercussions that could lead to much bigger consequences. Start today and be more responsible and don’t lie to yourself or others!
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Caption: Which road (lane) would you take?
Can you think of any changes that you would like to make in your life? I found 6 within my personal life. But finding the correct steps to tackle these changes are extremely hard. Well, I have found 10 facts or changes that you could make.
Caption: This man needs to change his life fast or things could become worse.
According to Donald Latumahina, The top 10 things you should change in your life to get what you want out of it are:
1. Change your priorities – this element is important if you want to life a balanced and fulfilling life.
2. Change your self-talk – When you say something is bad, you will either consciously or unconsciously develop a negative attitude about it.
3. Change you motivation – Motivation is why we do things, it gives us the power to move and work.
4. Change your habits – If there is any habit that holds you back you should replace it with a good one.
5. Change your friends – this does not mean discarding your current friends but you should change those who influence you negatively.
6. Change your commitments – if you have commitments that don’t add value to your life then end them.
7. Change your inputs – There is no way you can get high-quality outputs if you feed your mind with low-quality outputs.
8. Change your methods – using more efficient methods of doing certain things.
9. Change your intensity – If you want to produce more in a time frame you would have to increase your work intensity.
10. Change your way of spending – money is an important resource and the way you spend it will significantly affect the results you get in life.
These factors will assist you to change your life for the better. So start to do and you’ll most definitely see results in time to come!
Caption: Money makes the world go around but our hands are itchy for money.
Living in South Africa, is becoming really hard with constant price increases and the cost of living constantly increasing. South African’s have been hit with a triple ouch better known as a triple shocker. This shocker relates to the price increases in Train tickets, automobile (petrol) and the increase in electricity.
On Sunday April 1, 2012 all South African’s were hit with sharp increases, but it doesn’t end there the City of Cape Town has proposed a 15% hike in the price of water and sanitation.
Caption: Are we really aware of what our government is doing with our hard earned wages and tax.
Where does this leave the consumer, well many ordinary South African’s are suffering, and aren’t able to provide food or water for their families. With these constant increases, where does it leave them?
Will South African’s be able to fork out for these constant increases? I personally think that we are heading or reaching a point in where businesses will not be prepared to offer increases and in turn this will lead to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.
What is your take on this situation?
Thursday, 12 April 2012
In this day and age we have many factors that could prevent us from living a healthy life, such as: stress, hyper tension, money and diseases (sicknesses). But finding the element that could be affecting you is of vital important because if you aren’t living healthy you could be affected by a number of life threatening or chronic diseases such as: coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
Some of us say: “we only live once”. Would you not like to live healthy and rarely get sick or suffer from flu’s or colds well the answer is living healthy. Mother Nature has given us a lot of natural and healthy foods but we should make the effort and eat healthily.
All of these factors are in our control. According to Howtoliveyounger.com, “It’s too easy to grab something processed that doesn’t spoil, sit at our computer or cell phones, smoking cigarettes to relax.” These activities take a little effort and our cultures supports this lifestyle. In the long run it could be cheap and easy in short term but think about the long term results, small changes can make a big difference.
Go out there and be active (exercise) and lastly, be wise and eat healthily!
Inspiration is extremely hard to find but we as students are constantly looking for someone or something to inspire us. We often refer to those who inspire us as Role models, but the important thing to ask yourself is what form of inspiration are you seeking or could your inspiration be career driven or just living life to make billions (R or $).
Well, I found someone who has not only inspired me but has inspired many around him. His name is Hein Wagner and he has been born blind but he has achieved many goals that he had set out for himself. Hein is well known for breaking the World Blind Land Speed Record in September 2005. But he has not only stopped their he has participated in a number of events such as: Hong Kong Marathon, New York Marathon, Blind World Cup, Cape to Rio yacht race and many more interesting activities and events. Hein Wagner is the most sought after motivational speaker in South Africa.
Everything that he has participated in and achieved in life actually inspires me, in that nothing can be considered as to difficult or demanding. Something that you might not know is Hein Wagner will be flying a Boeing 747 from London to Cape Town in the not too distant future. I have found my inspiration and my role model. It’s time for you to seek your inspiration and I encourage you to find a role model that could motivate you to reach your dreams.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
You might be asking, what’s the point of this blog post. Well, you might also ask yourself what is a Trojan Horse? Or you might have an idea of what it is. A Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War in where the Greeks finally entered the city of Troy and ended the conflict, they constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy.
We’ll in the 21st century, we are aware of the name “Trojan Horse” in a completely different way. The form of the 21st century Trojan Horse comes in the form of a computer virus. This Trojan can make copies of themselves, steal information, or harm their host computer systems. The term is derived from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology because the first Trojan horse appeared as helpful programs.
These Trojans can be extremely annoying, but it could be the work of a hacker trying to access files within your computer. The best bet to combat this virus is to install a working firewall as well as a Good Anti-virus programme.
Does the 21st century Trojan horse live up to its predecessor?
Finding a way to step off this pole would be extremely hard but I feel that Ignorance would be a great start. Ignorance is a value that often not praised. The definition of “Ignorance” is the lack of knowledge, quality or condition of being ignorant.
The above crossword puzzle formed part of a presentation, in where I was challenged to create a blog explaining it. Well, it is extremely easy to point out the elements which are related to the term “Ignorance”. A few words such as: Hag, You don’t know jack, Able are a few words taken off the puzzle which is related to Ignorance.
There are many others that might make you think, how does these words link with Ignorance? Well, if you are to research these words or names they actually are people or things that could be considered as ignorant as a result of one sidedness.
Are you able to spot a few words? If so name them within the comment section of this post. Enjoy!!!!!!
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Some might think that you crazy, insane or deluded. When you tell them you will be participating in any athletic events. Well I have done my fair share of athletic events and I have observed along the way that many people think that you are crazy or insane to do something like that. Well, my advice to you is. You can do absolutely anything that you out your mind to!
A few weeks ago I competed in the largest timed cycle tour in South Africa, the Pick ‘n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour and with that came months of intense training sessions. On my first training session, I was about to throw in the towel but with motivation and friends they continued to assist me. We covered an estimated 600 kilometers during our training sessions, some might think that we are insane. But if you are to ask any cyclist those are the usual amount of kilometers covered by a training team or individual.
Three weeks before the cycle tour, we were approached by three women who asked if we would raise funds for abused women and children. We accepted the request and immediately contacted potential sponsors or funders and on the day of the tour we as a team managed to raise R50 000.
While formulating my ideas about this topic an idea popped into by head, pertaining to “It can't happen to me”. These are words we should avoid saying, because things could happen in split seconds. I said those words, a few years ago and my life had changed considerably.
Myself and a few friends were discussing this statement, I was silly and stated. Yes, nothing can happen to us. Little did we know that something would happen?
Nobody would like something like this to happen, but it does unfortunately.
We set out to visit what was then the new Century City and on our way there, the unthinkable happened and we were involved in an accident. That day I’d never forget, everyone in the car died and I was the only survivor. Not a day passes that I wish could overturn that statement and therefore I would say, Think before you speak because anything can happen.
We as individuals take it for granted but we should not. I feel that we should live every minute of every day as our last and this will not only make our life better but it would increase our productivity and efficiency.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
These are superheroes we were accustom to. (Picture obtaned from: ntuwscd.blogspot.com)
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Well, I have thought about it and I can’t actually come to a conclusion as to who I’d like to be. If combinations were possible I’d be: Hulk, Superman, Spiderman and Wolverine. These were my favourite cartoons in the good old days. Something that I recently realized was that most of these superheroes are in fact the same with just slightly different looks.
If you were mysteriously kidnapped and transplanted with a characteristic of your favourite superhero what would your super powers be?
A little superhero in the making (Picture obtained from: superherorun.wordpress.com)
Once you have decided what powers you now want. You will have the task of picking your costume if you want to be a respected and reminded superhero, you need a truly eye-catching costume. The costume you would be making should include eye-catching colours and unparallel designs. You will not be a superhero without a great costume, like Tarzan.
A friendly superhero in the neighbourhood. Picture obtained from: bagelofeverything.wordpress.com)
Imagine yourself jumping or flying from one building to another in Cape Town wearing nothing. It wouldn't be a great sight for anyone walking in the streets, don't you think?
(Picture obtained from: rottentomatoes.com)
We are always afraid of the wrong thing, but think about being awake during an intense surgery. It’s a really scary thought but in our ideal world something like this rarely happens, but don’t hide behind the covers. These types of occurrences do in fact happen. According to Dictionary.com “the term/word “awake” means to rouse or emerge from sleep.”
(Picture obtained from: intotheblu.com)
In 2007, a movie directed by Joby Harold named Awake was free for public view and the premise of this movie was when Capital-investment firms’ chief falls in love with a women. He then suffers from a heart condition in where his good friend suggests a heart transplant. He runs off and gets married to the women of his dreams. He goes to hospital for surgery and during the surgery he encounters “anaesthetic awareness” in where he is awake but paralyzed. While in the state of pain he uncovers a murder plot against him.
(Picture obtained from: mediafirebd.com)
Anaesthesia awareness occurs in 20 000-40 000 patients and out of the 20 million United States of America surgeries performed each year. These statistics illustrate the awareness in the United States of America. Did you know: In South Africa, 1 in every 8 people would suffer from this situation? I would advise you to speak to your Anaesthesiologist before any surgery is conducted. Rather be safe than sorry! What do you think?
Thursday, 8 March 2012
(Picture obtained from: whatsstevedoing.blogspot.com)
Have you ever had that moment, in where you did not know what to say next. Well, I’ll now assist you in overcoming this awkward feeling. Awkward silence is an uncomfortable pause in a conversation. This could be associated with unpleasantness, anxiety or the pressure to speak about something that you are unsure about.
(Picture was obtained from: forums.toucharcade.com)
In our day and age, some of us may have experienced this, a number of times already. How did you manage to bridge that gap? Where you able to overcome that feeling? Well, it is very easy to break the awkward silence feeling by saying something completely random....... like..........I wish I had fish.... or at least something to make people laugh. We randomly stare at our phones to avoid an awkward situation or even when a awkward situation arises.
If you have had that feeling before and you have to say something to break the silence what would it be? Most of the time it’s something completely strange or obscene that would create laughter and the awkwardness would now dissipate. What’s your favourite one to use?
(Picture obtained from: norbyela.blogspot.com)
We all wish something that something strange of this nature could occur because it would be a pretty amazing sight, but for a certain group within the Western Cape, this is something they pray for on a day-to-day basis as a result of the new fishing regulations passed by the South African government which now gives Multi-National corporations the ability to catch as many fish as possible and the local fisherman have to abide by a quota supplied to them by the South African government.
(Picture obtained from: copycateffect.blogspot.com)
This is a sad reality but it comes to the point in where these individuals either find other jobs but jobs is another issue that needs to be addressed. Did you know: A fishermen in South Africa may only catch a maximum of 500 a day, whereas Multi-National corporations are able to catch 3000 – 5000 a day. How do you feel about this? I most certainly feel something needs to be done about this because in the end our resources will be depleted completely and we as the South African public will have no benefit.
Ask yourself this question: Are you a Bengal tiger or a Pink Panther?
Thursday, 1 March 2012
(Picture obtained from: life-changing-mind-power.com)
The human mind is a very complex muscle which we use every second of every day. Without any doubt you would have questioned or even heard about anything related to Human Mind Power, well let me ask you this.....would you take that information plainly without any thought? The mind is a very interesting muscle, whether you are consciously aware or not you are indeed using your mind power, every second of every minute of every day, you are actually using your mind right now to read this post.
According to Happiness and Abundance, “Human mind power is unlimited in its potential to create the results you desire, WHATEVER they might be. There are no limits with the expectation of limits you place on yourself”.
Well, you can now test your brain power right here, right now! This is an exercise obtained from Resources for Science Learning.
(Picture has been obtained from: sionmindpowertruth.com)
Switch the hand you are using to control the computer mouse. Use the hand you normally do NOT use. It may seem awkward at first but your brain is learning a new skill right now. What do you now notice? Is it harder to be precise and accurate with your motions?
Well, try other neural building exercises with your everyday movements. Another few exercises you could try are: Using the opposite hand to brush your teeth, dialling the phone or even operating a television remote. Try it!
Resources used: http://abudance-and-happiness.com/mind-power.html
(Picture has been obtained from: alisonlyons.blogspot.com)
The colour of the wind can be described in a number of ways, but I will now focus at the consequences of Illegal Street racing within the confines of South Africa. Illegal Street racing is a pressing issue in South Africa and has been a problem for more than 10 years. The wind moves at a high rate of speed and this would then relate to the illegal street racers moving at a high rate of speed.
(Picture obtained from: www.shuttershock.com)
Illegal Street racing has been a problem for not only ordinary road users, or neighbourhoods but for the City Traffic Services. For the past 10 years, over 1000 accidents and 900 deaths were reported as a result of these illegal activities and therefore the Cities Traffic Services established a dedicated team to tackle this problem.
(Picture has been obtained from: blogs.discovermagazine.com)
According to City Traffic Service, “Participating in Illegal Street racing is not endorsed by the MEC will result in a fine of R1500”. This demonstrates the firm stance taken by the City of Cape Town to prevent this illegal practice.
If you personally witness or see any illegal racing, don’t hesitate to contact: The Cities emergency number at 107.