Monday, July 25, 2011
“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” (Frank Zappa) – Comment
Look at what the phone hacking scandal has turned out to be. I sometimes ask myself if that is what frank referring to? Rock journalism at its best and it is sure having a great impact on the media industry, and thereby leaving thousands of people jobless.
Rock journalism? What does it mean to you?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
In the society that I grew up in, people like to be independent. They like to be seen as individuals and like to stand out. People who live in Soweto came from all the different directions of the country, and there seems to be a dying spirit of UBUNTU – which means a person is who he is because of others.
The only people who had to depend on were my parent, the only source of income at that time. Well to some people they depend on their jobs so they can feed their families and strive to fit in society. They depend on the trains to arrive early so that they may keep their jobs; the patient in ICU at the hospital depends on eskom to keep the electricity going as he is breathing through the machine.
Even though we may be taught or inherited independence from an early age, and we keep making endless alterations on our culture. As much as we may hate on depending on the next person, we all have to depend on someone else in the world at a given point in time. We may not like the idea, but we just can’t make it on our own.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Hay fellow bloggers out there, It’s me again, the suitcase guy… isn’t it an irony that the question what motivates you? Reaches me at a time where I have two suitcases at home and I don’t know what to take with me on my journey back to Cape Town. “Take everything”, a friend of mine suggested as I was battling with my decision making. That would be the best solution ever, but those who fly a lot locally they would inform you that you are only allowed 20kg of luggage. So I have to select the best, out of the best. That’s the same process that is used when our job applications are being processed. Never the less, we still have hope and we keep going and going till some door opens, even if it takes years, there is that thing that keeps us going.
Travelling is what motivates me. Don’t you start thinking that packing my bags and getting in a bus and arriving at a destination is what thrills me! It is more than that. It is the whole experience that motivates me. The countless smiles that I come across on my journey through life, the fantastic people that I get to make friendship with, the kind of impact that I get to have on these strangers, the experience of learning new things and being a free soul that is not limited by anything.
Yes, I’m motivates by you. I’m motivated by your dress code when you walk in the streets of my desired destination. I’m motivated by the empty fields and structures that I see when I’m seated at the window seat. I’m motivated by new experiences and these things are why I wake up in the morning, look at myself in the mirror and smile, just because that im advancing and growing as the days go by.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Some people are naturals; they were born to do it. They were born to do anything, or whatever it may be. Some of us, we have to learn the hard way. We would have to undergo hours and hours of training and years of education to get it right, while some people are blessed by God with the talents. The good news for us is that we do not have to do it all alone. So we decide on getting assistants, partners, lovers and the cream of the cake, we get the best friend. Someone we can rely on at all times. We go out to get that person whom we hope that he/ she may pick us up alone the way when we fall down. Even though we may sometimes thing that we can do it all by ourselves, we will need that extra boost along the way.
When we invite people into our lives, there is bound to be change. “Not necessarily” you might be saying. The time you take off from your lunch breaks, that hour that you sacrifice to spend time with your new buddy, that’s change. People don’t like change, even though they know very well that it is good. Now we need to understand that change is constant and it will impact our lives as long as we still live on earth.
You can’t waist your life sitting and wondering how your life could have turned out to be if you could have asked for a little bit of help. Just take the brave step and do it. After all, you are who you are, because of other beings that exist, and existed around you in your lifetime.
Gravity once got me down on my knees. My face was up against the ground, tears creating some form of land marks, and with no chance and no idea of how I was to survive my situation. That my friend was the lowest moment of my life, but there was a part of me that kept fighting the idea of accepting defeat. I felt it from deep within me shake. It was as if I got an injection of pure adrenalin, and it sure pumped me with hope. Something a friend of my taught me, and I’m so grateful he did because it powerfully worked for me at that moment in time.
My self-motivation started to get up on its feet. The voice in my head calmly whispered to me saying: “Stand up and go look at you in the mirror. Smile, fix yourself up, and walk straight up.” And so I did, while I listened to the voice within me pick up the pieces.
“Don’t let gravity push you down”
Hay you fellow wicket bloggers out there. It’s me again, with yet another blog. Have you ever got into trouble, but it wasn’t your intention. Think about it buddy, Have you ever thought of the consequences of being online? You can get into deep trouble with your parents, your boss, or perhaps destroyed your reputation.
For free with no extra charge, I’m giving you the 10 consequences of being on line.
1. To be online means your privacy can be invaded, no matter how u may have set you privacy settings, be it Facebook, twitter or anything.
2. When you apply for a job my friend, they are definitely going to search for you on the internet.
3. You can be easy to find
4. Your reputation can be built with a good foundation and someone may provoke you, leading to a heated emotional fight, resulting with a reputation that you may have not asked for.
5. Your information may be hacked and used criminals, unfair isn’t it?
6. Some people can just spoil it for you, for instance, let’s say you wanted to build a professional, business like image for yourself online, the will post pictures of you drinking, or having a blast at a party on Facebook and tag you. This will be in line with their perceived reputation and not with yours
7. It is very addictive
8. Information overload, everyone has their views on a subject and everyone posts it up on the net.
9. No matter where you are in the world, you can be reached; it becomes a tool for long distance lovers.
10. It cannot be controlled, but can be managed and you have an influence, what you posts matters.