Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jungula what you must..

Ahoo hooo AHOOO..this is the sound of the jungle calling its beautiful people of the world to a 3 day musical adventure.

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You will be taken on a mad journey through space and time with grand master SADHU SENSI as your teacher daniel son.

The drumming of each beat hightening your senses as you feel your heart racing, this ain’t no monologue but more of a DANALOG and to unlock your potential you will need a STEREALKEY.

Grab a bottle and fill it up with revitilising water you will need it in the intense heat of the jungle….we’ll call this LIQUID VIKING, as only true worriors appreciate the true essense of water.

Do not judge a book by its cover as you putting yourself at risk of becoming a STEREOTYPE, grab someone and have a conversation with them before you make rash decisions…how about a crazy conversation about yoga, to chatting science, taxes and life with a mad scientist hahaha you know who you are. 😀

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If you do get hungry from all the stomping there are a variety of food options available I’m not sure if you’ll find a Lemmington but I know for sure you’ll see LARINGTON LIVE on stage.

Driving early the Saturday morning from Cape Town it looked like a Storm was brewing…I guess it was STORMAN getting ready to drop some mad beats.

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ILIUCHINA’s set was amazing wow, loved every minute of it this lady pumped the crowd into another dimension some people thought they were SPACE BYRD’s, there was even a bunny in the crowd called Loula :-D…..the music is their POIZON.

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With all the DJ’s during the 3 days of epic madness, if you wanted all this music to relive the moment you would need more than a TERRORBYTE of space.

The sunrise sets are always the best, on the sunday morning it was ARCHAIN turning our world UP-PSY-DOWN as the sun rose over the jungle causing our minds to SHIFT to a new reality.

This ain’t no hip hop party so leave your disco inferno at home and come and stomp it out with DISCO VOLANTE and   DJ MARK.

I’m still recovering, normally it takes a while from the lack of ZEZIA (Sleep) we get. When I got home all I wanted to do was plonk on my bed and hear that sound CHABUNK as a dead tired body falls to floor.

The heat was intense during the day hope no one suffered from any BERNZ…but the dam and sprinklers were a blessing right 😀

Outdoor party vibes Jungala what you must just don’t shoot any BLANX hahahaha.

Keep it clean and spread the love and positive energy like a  COMMERCIAL HIPPIE or just go crazy imagining you are on an episode of Dragonball Z attending a GOKON RAVE.

The drive home felt like we were going back to reality ahhhh what a SAD PARADISE…but then I just think back to TUNE RAIDER’s set and smile damn she one crazy lady jumping to every beat love it :-D.

At one point my body was moving on its own like I was a BIONIC man stomping infront of the stage kicking up DUST or maybe it was just the smoke machines :-D.

The Sunday night into the Monday morning, the best place to be was in the middle of the floor feeling the KILLAWATT’s vibrate through your body keeping you warm from the SUB-ZERO temperatures…damn my hands were freezing brrrrr.

I’m getting a heartache writing this or wait lets call it a SWITCHCACHE, that feeling of longing to be at a place where you can switch off and forget about reality going into a DELIRIANT state of mind.

Seeing BRUCE walking around like one of the masses but just a few hours ago the guy took us into a Cerebro CORTEX of psy beats at over a 100 beats per minute or second, my mind could not function with all that  STATIC FLOW..guess I needed a  STEREO PLUG.

I’m moving into a missile SILO if you do not find this post HUMEROUS …see you in VERTIGO

Loved every minute spending time with awesome friends memories made, mad conversations, bonds and all of the positive energy vibrating through every beautiful soul met this weekend – Thank You.

……………CLOSE…………………….

SATURDAY
14:00 Sadhu Sensi
15:30 Danalog
17:00 Sterealkey
18:30 Liquid Viking
19:30 Stereotype
21:00 Larrrington Live
22:30 Storman
SUNDAY
00:00 ILIUCHINA (Israel)
02:00 SPACE BYRD (Portugal)
03:30 POIZON (Portugal)
04:30 Terrorbyte
06:00 Archain
07:30 Up-Psy-Down
09:00 Shift
10:30 Disco Volante
11:30 Dj Mark
13:00 Zezia
14:30 Chabunk
15:30 Bernz
17:00 BLANX (Israel)
18:00 Commercial Hippies
19:00 Gokon Rave
20:30 Sad Paradise
21:30 Tune Raider
23:00 Bionic
MONDAY
00:30 DUST (Italy)
02:00 Killawatt
03:30 SUB-ZERO (Portugal)
05:00 SwiTcHcaChe
06:30 Deliriant
08:00 Bruce
09:30 CORTEX (Israel)
11:00 Static Flow
12:30 STEREO PLUG (Brazil)
14:00 SiLO vs Humerous
15:30 VERTIGO (Mexico)
17:00 CLOSE

PS: I was not really on survivor 😀

Happy Easter Egg Hunting

King James Bible – Exodus 15:27
And they came to Elim, where were
twelve wells of water, and threescore
and ten palm trees: and they
encamped there by the waters.
http:// http://biblehub.com/exodus/15-27.htm

Just like the muslims go on an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, we as Moravians go to the different Moravian mission stations to celebrate Easter with family and friends.

The great trek for many starts on the Thursday – ‘Witte Donderdag’ – 2h30mins away from Cape Town trying to leave as early as possible to make it in time for the church to be part of the Holy Communion service.

For those of us who did not make it in time due to traffic we attend the Good Friday morning service where we participate in what I call the Capetonian Holy Communion service – more english hymns are sung, but this could also give the Elim guys a chance to impress the Cape Town girls hahaha :-D.

After the service it is Pickle Fish and Hot Cross Buns  do not break the tradition by eating with a knife and fork please. Aaaah what a Good Friday it is breaking bread with the family and the smell of fresh onion breath in the air :-D…..I’m glad I greeted everyone I needed to after the morning service because I put out a warning if you sitting next to me in church at the afternoon service please bring breath mints haha.

2:30pm: We all make our way down Kerk Straat towards the church the sombre atmosphere is breathtaking as we kneel while the church bell rings and we listen to the priest read out the details of what happened the day Jesus was crucified.

King James Bible – John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
http:// http:// http://biblehub.com/exodus/15-27.htm

After church, time to get out the suit and tie and jump into something more comfortable to plan for the night ahead, some of us haven’t seen each other in a while so there is alot of catching up to do. The evening is usually spent on The Poort or more recently The View where the youngsters are gathered around a fire, music playing from a car and some drinks all around just enjoying conversation with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while.

The Saturday we go to the graveyard to pay our respects by putting flowers on the graves and doing some touch ups where needed. For a place that is usually associated with sadness this tradition of Easter Saturday is a jolly occassion as people chat about their memories of the lost loved ones, yes some people will be in still pray for those who were lost recently but respect is shown all around.

From the graveyard the men and some of the woman move over to the rugby field to watch the beloved Elim Blues take on an invitational team from the surrounding area. This town is not only built around the church but also around their love for the game of rugby, at the rugby field you will hear cheers and boo’s as if u are at a game at Newlands :-D. The smell of boerewors and curry buns and a good game of rugby creates a festive atmoshpere of comraderie between the Elimers.

As the sun sets and the moon rises the streets are once again filled with people walking around laughing and chatting, groups stopping in the middle of the street to greet one another ahhh no where else will you find this much freedom I think.

The method for determining the
date of Easter is complex and has been a matter of controversy. Put as simply as possible, the Western
churches (Catholic and Protestant) celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.
http:// http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays/easter.htm

In Elim the clear night sky is a great way to just stare at the full moon rising you can see every star shining bright, this cannot be explained in words or pictures it has to ne experienced first hand.

6:30am: Sunday morning once again we are gathered, still sleepy eyed, in front of the church where we make our way up to the graveyard for the morning service of reading out the names of the Moravians who past away over the last year. This year my Ouma’s name was read I know she was with us in spirit as well as my dog Spotty, all dogs go to heaven right :-D.

Lunch with the family followed by a lazy sunday afternoon nap, if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, Elim definitely offers you that peace and quiet.

There is a Midnight Jol at the Stoor for those interested in shaking it loose like guava juice and ofcourse if you want to give that girl you met a last squeeze haha :-D.

And that is how our Easter weekend goes busy busy but luckily the Monday is a holiday,  not looking forward to the goodbyes though anyway wishing you all a…

Blessed Easter and Safe Travels 😀

Ubuntu – I am What I am because of who we all are.

The Southern African Clothing &
Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is the largest trade union in the clothing, textile, leather and footwear industry in South Africa and globally, with just more than 85 000 members as at the end of February 2013.
http:// http://www.sactwu.org.za/pr-and-news/press-release-archive/84/359

My mother while working for Cape Underwear for many years was a member of the union who provided me the opportunity of obtaining a bursary to help pay my fees. In exchange for the bursary I was to do 100 hours of community service which I did by helping out at the SACTWU head office in Salt River Cape Town.

I completed my studies at CPUT in Cape Town obtaining a Btech: Taxation degree in 2010.

Last night I was awarded the opportunity, to my suprise, to be part of a gala event in celebrating 25 years of the unions existence and 20 years of democracy. It was an interesting event as I got to hear many stories from Mr Andre Kriel, SACTWU, General Secretary – 4 stories to be exact, we heard about the wage negotiations they went through in 1989 and laughed at the sense of humour of Mr Kriel.

The evening was all glits and glam, everyone dressed to the nines. It was attended by many VIP guests, members of the union, bursers such as myself and former Spring queen winners. We even had entertainment from Mi Casa live, yes the ladies went wild.

Minister Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development gave us a history lesson from inception of the union in 1989 taking us back to the riots for wage increases, giving us an overview of the successes  and trials of the union. I sat in awe at the slide showing that people earned R60 a week and today they are earning R900 a week…yes this is not much but if you look at the difference you will realise what an impact the union has made in the lives of these ordinary clothing workers. We heard sad stories about a lady who lost her child at work and people marching for a 50 cents wage increase, to inspiring stories of how the SACTWU bursary fund helped a young man achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. To think that our parents started by adding 5 cents to the fund and today they can help many kids realise their dreams by helping with the fees.

While working at the SACTWU head office I helped clean out a room which was to become the cyber room and made many memories and even new friends some of which I am still in contact with today.

I also helped with the collecting of information for a history book one of the members were working on and even went on a ‘spy mission’ to China Town Ottery trying to encourage people to buy local as the influx of cheap imports were the reason for some of the clothing factories closing down at the time.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank SACTWU in helping me with finances towards my studies and showing me that I can make a difference in my community, I support the buying local campaign fully and encourage fellow South Africans to do the same we need to build our own country be the change we want to see in the world.

We should not only think about ourselves but practise Ubuntu – I am what I am because of who we all are.

“One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of bieng human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human bieng in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this qaulity – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frquently as just individuals, seperated from on another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“A Traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?” – Nelson Mandela

Proudly South African.

American Muscle

High reving turbo charged V8 engines, shiny red, black, blue and even green bodies this is the scene at the 50th Celebration of American Muscle…I’m no petrol head but
I’m sure you guessed it, yip it’s the Ford Mustang the real workhorse.

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From 1964 to 2014 and counting this car has come along nicely from staring in many a car freaks wet dreams to even real movies…remember her..

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Whoooosh Gone in 60 seconds baby – What a beauty hmmm…and even in the Fast and Furious Series.

Walking into the Castle of Goodhope the venue for this auspicious event you feel nothing but awe for the astonishing condition these mean machines are in I may not not be a petrol head but I do love a good body I did not know where to look ahhhhh…

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Just look at that Shiny black stallion.

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I don’t know whats going on here all I know is that is a pretty mean looking engine right.

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Damn girl cover that ass there are children around hahahaha.

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Yes my mouth was open too, just staring thinking wow I need to be in one of these cars and nope not cruising these beasts are meant for speed no driving miss daisy…wait maybe in one of these yes…

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…ahhh the sunday cruise over Chapmans Peak with the wind blowing through your hair…imagination running wild like a Mustang – Live the dream :-D.

Overall it was an amazing experience sharing in the 50 years of the Ford Mustang, great venue, awesome people and good music…we did not want to leave everytime a new song played from Kings of Leon to Nickleback.

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Did I mention the sound of these mean machines could lift any dress of any girl, so girls hope you are wearing panties vroom vroom 😉 hahaha.

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A view from the top….

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..To much awesomeness in one picture right.

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Just look at those ladies showing off come on now can’t you see I’m drooling :-P.

Thank you to the people involved in allowing us to share in your celebration – Happy Birthday Ford Mustang.

Taste of Cape town

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With Table Mountain and The Cape Town Stadium as your backdrop…and a beautiful sunset in the horizon. What better way to enjoy a day out in that setting than to make a turn at the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town Festival.

My mom always told me get a girl that knows how to cook..well I think I’m moving in the right circles then hahaha.

With many different stalls, food for every sensation, I’m no food foondie so do not expect me to remember any resturants names.

Ok maybe it was because we went for the evening slot and the place was turned into a beer fest rather than a food fest what I do remember is I had a Lobster curry at the Camissa Brasserie at The Table Bay Hotel stand this was awesome will definitely recommend this. For dessert I had a macaroon after some lady explained to us the process these things go through, I mean did you know they throw the dish on the floor or something to that effect ahhhh don’t know how true this is but with that explaination I needed to try it. It was pretty good, I won’t have too much though, I do not have a sweet tooth I guess.

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Make sure you walk around and taste whatever there is to taste but let me warn you Mild Peri – Peri aint mild at all it burns like hell lol give it a try though :-D.

Did I mention there is a Lindt chocolate section yes Lindt it is almost easter so get a Lindt easter bunny :-D..that chocolate will change yout life yes I do not have a sweet tooth but for that I’d make an exception hmmmmm.

Live entertainment good food and wine..uh mostly craft beers though or maybe that is the stalls we were directed to o yes and for the ladies cocktails was the order of the night. This makes for a great night out excellent company even got a free shot of Absinthe do not recommend this even though we got some random guy to try it hahaha ahhhh fun times.

There is plenty to see, eat and drink,.fun for the whole family, Live music and just a festive vibe you are bound to enjoy yourself maybe even pick up some tips from the many cooking exhibitions on offer too……I mean who wouldn’t want a Taste Of Cape Town 😀

Do not forget to purchase your Scoins – the currency at the festival – and nope you cannot tip the car gaurds with this 😀

Enjoy the Festivities