Monday, 30 December 2013

THE FACE! THE VOICE! THE BLOG!......kaleidoscopic views of the past year

Reviewing the past is particularly significant when trying to make sense of the present. Being human means thinking and feeling: it means reflecting on the past and visioning into the future. The end of the year most times, brings up memories of the successes we achieved, the failures we encountered, the challenges we felt were from the deep part of hell and most importantly the lessons we learnt, which helps us build the future we want. I have always known what my passion is, but October of 2012, I set the platform to help me fulfill this vision which is the blog we have got here. I decided however to do a video to express my gratitude and spill a bit of my plans, but I think I spilled so much for this video(smiles). Its not the best of videos, there is so much editing that needs to be done. However in 5 years, I will let you know why I decided to put out the raw video with all the flaws. So take it easy on me guys(smiles).The next videos will be almost seamless I hope lol!. The clock is ticking and the curtains are drawing on 2013, but as we go into the new year, the best advice I will give you is this, if new year resolutions work for you,then make good plans and stick to them. If they dont, just ensure that before December of 2014, you have improved on yourself a great deal. Learn a new skill, get a new qualification, improve your health/wellbeing, deepen your relationship with God and always leave people feeling better than you met them YES! Dont just exsist, LIVE and LIVE WELL!! See you in 2014.....

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas...

This is wishing all my wonderful readers a very Merry Christmas from my very lovely self Yes! Very lovely Indeed, not just lovely but highly blessed and most importantly with a heartbeat for God which is paramount. Regardless of the food and drink, Christmas aint complete without Christ. He did not come into the world to put us in debt, so if you cant afford it, delay self gratification. Most importantly, make peace with the reason for the season and let this peace and love radiate to all around you. Thanks for stopping by, I have to check on the turkey guys.... lol. Once again have a Happpppppy Christmas.......

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Christ Of Christmas

Notice where the wise men didn’t find Christ: In the business world. Every motel in Bethlehem was sold out with a ‘No vacancy’ sign. Not much has changed, eh? Thirty percent of all retail sales in department stores take place over the Christmas-time holidays. Fifty percent of all parties are held during Christmas and New Year. One out of every ten gallons of alcohol is sold then too. Clearly, Jesus is good for business. The trouble is, we prefer the myth to the Master. We want a Santa but not a Saviour. We want the fairy tale but not the fact. What fact? That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). The story’s told of a child who was chosen to play the innkeeper in the Christmas nativity, telling Mary and Joseph that there was no room for them at the inn. But on the night of the big event, he stood onstage, looked into the faces of the audience, froze in fear, then smiled and announced, ‘I’m not supposed to do this, but come on in anyway!’ The hymnist wrote, ‘Room for pleasure, room for business, but for Christ the crucified; not a place where He can enter, in the heart for which He died.’ Instead of ending this Christmas exhausted, disappointed, and in debt, invite Jesus into your life. You may be looking back with regret on some bad decisions you’ve made this year, but making Jesus your Lord and Saviour this Christmas is the best decision you’ll ever make.


Monday, 23 December 2013

The Pursuit Of Pretty Is An Endless One...

I was having a conversation with a friend today, and at some point as it is synonymous with me, I start talking investments and business. For everyone who knows me, it wont take you a century to realise that I am so business savvy lol! And in the conversation I say, "with the way today's woman pursues beauty and fashion, no amount of recession or even depression can affect that industry".

Its mind blowing how much we spend, each day/week/month and even year on the items we feel will make us more acceptable with the norm. And the designer brands are doing a good job of enslaving people into believing that the more of the labels, you have got, the more trendy you are/more fulfilled we will be. I am also a victim here. Theres always a paticular watch we want, particular brands of handbags added to our collection,shoes and dont mention the fake extensions that are now the order of the day. Sorry! Did I say fake?? Its called 100% human hair hahaha.

Dont get me wrong, I strongly believe in looking good but we should know where to draw the line and not cater for only the physical and not our inner self that we become so shallow and repulsive to people the people we meet along the way.

However I really love to read, Amy Chans write ups, and I love the way she bares herself. When I read her write ups, I feel like I am reading mine. Enjoy the post below from her. I just had to share it...

 markus zusak quote

Thousands spent on makeup, hair products and skin treatments later, and I still don’t feel pretty enough. The standard of physical perfection seems to continue getting higher and more unobtainable, meanwhile, in reality, we are faced with never being skinny enough, tanned enough or symmetrical enough. And after my latest look in the mirror criticizing my hair and skin, I realized, this desire to continue improving my physical appearance is an addiction.

The pursuit of pretty is an endless one.

I’m a woman who enjoys fashion, getting dolled up and looking presentable. But the line between the desire to looking put-together and the desire to looking photoshopped is a blurry one. As I’m getting older (and hopefully a little wiser), I’m realising more and more that your looks will fade. And, if you base so much of your worth on your outer appearance, then when gravity eventually has its way with you, you won’t be feeling very good about yourself. Instead of embracing getting older, we fear it and try to hide it based on our current North American perception of beauty.  I’ve realised that instead of obsessing over another superficial way to increase my attactiveness, perhaps its a better investment to think about how I can become more beautiful on the inside – which is 10 times more attractive than the effect that any facial or eyeliner could ever have.

You can fake pretty. But you cannot fake beautiful.

True beauty radiates from within. The glow, the energy that you exude when you’re beautiful on the inside comes from feeling comfortable with yourself, embodying confidence and embracing your self-worth. This beauty only gets better with age. Being pretty, on the other hand, doesn’t last and can be faked easily. Through proper grooming, make-up techniques and Instagram filters, anyone can appear pretty. But that pretty package only depreciates over time –  and it’s not sustainable.

To the women reading this piece, the next time your inner self-critic takes over when you’re looking in the mirror, I challenge you to stop the negative dialogue about your looks. Instead of obsessing over how to become prettier, I encourage you to ask yourself how you can feed your inner beauty. Because when you nourish your soul, educate yourself, live in your essence… you radiate a type of beauty that no model or vixen can compete with. You are beautiful. Remember that.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Remember This?

Mandelas death, has made headlines and the truth is that there will always be two kinds of people; The ones that die and the ones that live on. For the most of today however this song kept reverberating in my head and I decided to share. If you remember, you give me a clue of the era you were born lol! Watching the video, I cant help but notice the beautiful fashion combined with distinct talent which is quite different compared to what is obtainable in this age. Enjoy!!

His Life! His Cause! His Impact!

Yesterday, Nelson Mandela(Madiba) passed on, and as I watched the news and listened to Jacob Zuma announce his demise, I couldnt help but reminisce on all he stood for and what he suffered for his passion which finally birthed his dreams.

From his life and the lives of all who have had impacts on their generation,  I have come to the conclusion, that life does not consist in the length of our days, but in the impact we have on others, the values we build, the causes we stand for, the courage to be different from the unacceptable norm, the genuity of our passions and the final result of our actions. Steve Jobs rightly put it this way "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition".

Mandela, Martin Luther, Steve Jobs, Mother Theresa, Steve Biko, Albert Einstein and a whole lot of others who have impacted their generation are dead, but you still live and you have still got the power to impact this generation. And it starts with you, it starts with the impact you have on the immediate before it spirals to the external. Dont just EXIST! LIVE and LIVE  WELL!!!!!!!

Sunday, 1 December 2013


‘…As we have opportunity, let us do good to all…’
 Galatians 6:10

Your Bible says, ‘Do not forget to do good and to share…’ (Hebrews 13:16 NKJV). ‘To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17 NKJV). ‘…Those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men’ (Titus 3:8 NKJV). Addressing the graduation class at Villanova University, journalist Anna Quindlen said: ‘Don’t confuse your life with your work. What you are will always be more important than what you do. There will be many others with your same degree, doing what you want to do, maybe doing it better. But you have sole custody not only of your life, but of your mind and of your heart. It’s easier to write a CV than craft a spirit or build a character. And a CV is cold comfort when you’re sad, broke, or lonely, or when you’ve got back the test results and they’re not so good. I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh. I make my marriage vows mean something. I pray. I’m good to my friends, because without them I’d be a cardboard cutout. Get a life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion or bigger pay-cheque or larger house. Do you really think you’d care about these things if you had an aneurysm or found a lump in your breast? Get a life in which you are generous. All of you want to do well, but if you don’t do good, doing well will never be enough-UCB United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is an organisation that has been a blessing to me and lots of people around the globe. Spreading the love of God through the power of Gods word, reaching out to the unreached in several ways. Looking to support them in any way? please do visit their website, through the link)

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