Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ontwikkel ons Erfenis

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So dit was die 190ste vejaarsdag viering van Elim en wat ‘n besonderse naweek was dit nie, die hemel het oop gemaak en vir ons water van verandering geskep, gelukkig net genoeg om ons lippe nat te maak verde was dit sonskyn en smiles all around 😀

Die fees het die vrydag aand afgeskop met die Mej. Blommefees en Glamorous Granny, moenie vir my vra wie gewenit nie want by daai tyd was die fees al STERK aan die gang by my, al wat ek onthou is daar was ‘n midnight jol en toe die ligte aangaan was ek lights out.

Die volgende oggend was daar ‘n MTB race en 10km pretdraf sorry maar “I had one to many drinks” to attend any of those jislaaik noudat ek hierdie berig skryf lykit my ek het klomp uitgemis.

Nee wag wag ek onthou daar was optogte met die brigade en perekarre daar was ook ‘n steeks perd wat nie wou hardloop nie maar nah ‘n bietjie gesukkel het hy weer in rat gekom – that’s what I call Horsepower ;-).

‘n Dag vol pret en plesier vir almal tot die klien kinders kon oppie jumping castle’s and waterslides speel terwyl die groot mense hulle lywe skud saam met “Koekie”…of as hulle miskien ‘n stukkie koek wou geniet was die watermeul resturant oop vir tee daarby.

Die Elim Heritage Centre or Info Centre was open for you to view and take a trip down memory lane and I mean 190 years is worth alotta memories, I even found out some history on my family name which I would like to do some further research on.

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They say the best way to find out about the history of Elim is to speak to the locals, and what better way than to do this around a fire…the Rugby field was turned into an outside bash as the fires were burning and stories were shared, old memories recalled and new memories made 😀

What is a birthday without cake, the sunday service was blessed as we sang happy birthday to Elim and everyone was treated to a piece of the 190 cake – the wind of change is definitely in motion but the tradition and heritage is still valued and upheld in our Little Dorpie called Elim.

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I think we have alot to be thankful for and I liked the fact that they had this Labyrinth of Gratitude which I hope will stay and that everyone who walked the path felt some form of inner peace and gratitude, I know I did.

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Thank you to the Fees Kommitee and all the beautiful people of Elim for the great Fees it was thoroughly enjoyed by all I’m sure.

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‘Carpe Diem’ – Sieze The Day.

Erken ons Erfenis

Erfenis Fees, 190ste Fees of Blommefees call it what you must al wat ek wiet is dat Elim is the place to be this weekend.

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Die Coke trok is hier en gereed om die music te provide sodat julle, julle lywe ‘n leka tyd kan gee en moenie worry nie issie net Radio Sonder Grense wat gaan speelie daar is iets vir almal.

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“Prepare yourself for a fun-filled weekend full of activities”

From a 10km fun run and 21km MTB challenge for those feeling brave and fresh after the Friday nights Midnight bash and Mej. 190 Blommefees kroning.

Live entertainment will be provided all day with a variety of Acts forget SA Got Talent because we have our own local Elim’s Got Talent for you to enjoy, if thats not enough is daar Elim Idol en ‘Koekie’ waarmee julle soma leka kan saam sing.

Ok ek gaan nou nie alles weg gee nie, hulle se stiekuit issie mein ding, Mnr sé sy leka spicy Potjie wag vir julle, ek wietie van julle affie maar my mond water nou al.

Welkom in ELIM.

EFC Worldwide

Its that time again when the African continent is put on the map through the EFC, and what better way to celebrate the brand going WORLDWIDE than by giving the fans 2 title fights and a Heavyweight No.1 contender match.
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The MainCard fights are in, we are only days away. Carnival City are you ready for some hard hitting action, the scene is set for some massive blows.

Wolf Pena: “I’ve been in there many times, you can’t buy title experience.” – 10-0, Will this record be broken as he is set to battle Groenewald, all will be revealed once they lock horns inside the Hexagon.

12 fights all on one night these athletes are ready to set Carnival City alight with blood,sweat and tears…we might even see the Lightweight, Mynhardt vs. Mdoko, or Bantamweight, Pena vs. Groenewald, title change hands, so lets pack the arena and add to the electric atmosphere. With the Elusive Heavyweight No. 1 contender spot, van Zyl vs. Mbuyi, on the line we might get to see a title fight at EFC35 in Cape Town my home town.

The WORLD will be watching lets show them that Africa has the prowess to contend against the best in the business, here comes the Wolf and  the Lion of Africa.

Heritage Day

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24 September we celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa with so many different cultures, 11 official languages it is important to know where you come from.

You don’t stumble upon
your heritage. It’s there, just
waiting to be explored and
shared. – Robbie Robertson
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This is a day of celebration, of people coming together learning, engaging with one another under the banner of  the Rainbow Nation that we are.

As you begin to realize that
every different type of
music, everybody’s
individual music, has its
own rhythm, life, language
and heritage, you realize
how life changes, and you
learn how to be more open
and adaptive to what is
around us. – Yo-Yo Ma

There are still many issues that need to be sorted out, every country has there problems like the recent decline of the Dalai lama’s Visa and the new open Mosque making headlines, shouldn’t we allow everybody to come as they are…but that is a touchy issue which I would not like to go into.

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same
message, that is love,
compassion and forgiveness
the important thing is they
should be part of our daily
lives. – Dalai Lama
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Recently the days name has been changed to National Braai Day because we all know in South Africa it all comes together with a Castle and a ‘Choppie oppie kole’ – the phrase ‘Chop en Dop’ has become synonymous in the SA culture.

In my country of South
Africa, we struggled for
years against the evil system
of apartheid that divided
human beings, children of
the same God, by racial
classification and then
denied many of them
fundamental human rights – Desmond Tutu
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We have come a long way since those dark days, lets not forget where we came from but lets move forward into a brighter future, light the fire and keep it burning.

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Hope you all had a great National Braai Day / Heritage Day
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_Day_(South_Africa)

Runners World

“Peace begins with a smile…” – Mother Teresa

There were many smiling faces today as thousands of runners took to the streets of Cape Town to complete the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 10km Peace Run.

The route was fairly flat and the scenery was amazing on a beautiful spring morning with The Cape Town Stadium and Table Mountain as your backdrop running along the Seapoint Promonade and past the Waterfront.

The front runners took this run seriously not a peaceful situation at all I just past about the 4 km mark when I saw the leading lady run past on her way back to the finish point wow talk about speed freaks :-D…and I mean that in a good way.

The main attraction was ofcourse the Marathon 42km through Cape Town broadcast live on SABC TV, the airial shots of Cape Town are always stunning, this is why it is on of the top tourist destinations.

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The Marathon attracted about 4500 runners top local and international athletes vying to be confirmed as the winner it was Willy Kibor from Kenya, who crossed line first as the official male WINNER of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon with a fantastic time of 2h10m45s

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Messeret from Nedbank Sport was the first Lady across the finish line in a time of 2h:31mins.

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This was a beautiful run and one day it will be in the same league as the Boston and London Marathons when that day comes maybe I’ll be the front runner haha :-D…but with the times these athletes are running wow its scary I won’t be surprised if the City Of Cape Town traffic department hand out speed fines to runners tomorrow.

Welldone to everyone who competed and those who came to support thatcis what makes road running special a great event well organised.

Cape Town We Love You.

Love and L.I.G.H.T

Leap Into Greater Heights Today

The Kensington/Factreton community were treated to a fun day yesterday in association with the City Of Cape Town and L.I.G.H.T.

A full day of activities were on offer to amuse children and adults alike all aimed at showcasing our community in a positive light and giving hope to youngster..encouraging them to Leap Into Greater Heights Today.

I was privileged enough to participate in the Kite Making workshop presented by the Cape Mental Health and I had so much fun, it was amazing to see the excitement on the childrens faces as they were making there kites and showing off the end product.

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Give children a blank sheet of paper and paint and you’ll be amazed at what they will come up with from names in different colours to different sayings, even a sun and stars…if they kept the paint there longer I’m sure faces would be painted too haha 😀

At one point my friends and I became Kite doctors as the kids asked us to help them fix up a broken Kite, the appreciation on there faces was enough to bring a smile to your face. 😀

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Before the kick off of the activities in the Main Hall of the Kensington Civic Centre a Human Chain was formed to remind us that together we can achieve greatness, take pride in your community and through this positivity we will shine.

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Thank to all the sponsors involved in making this day possible I’m sure your efforts were greatly appreciated and that this event only grows from strength to strength.

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Addicted to Live

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For the first time LIVE in South Africa – The Fray on the Helios Tour, what an amazing performance the energy from the artists and the crowd was awesome they really kept us wanting more.

With the opening act keeping us in the loop yip you guessed it, Jeremy Loops , Cape Town loop
pedal artist skilled in guitar,
harmonica, beatbox…this guy is pretty amazing he took us Down South wearing some Skinny Blues. “You see I wrote this for you” – These were the words from the screaming fans being looped through the Grand Arena – loved it 😀

When The Fray hit the stage it was like a hurricane blew threw the Arena screaming fans needing their lives to be saved and ofcourse we all know The Fray know, How to save a life. Isaac Slade literally walked through golden circle right to the general standing fans, he took the song Hold My Hand to another level I bet alotta ladies were turned on by this haha, plus they have a song closer to me ofcourse the ladies would be screaming. I could hear this girls heartbeat when she saw him come closer 😀

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What is a Live concert without an encore with The Fray it is like you can listen to them over and over and they still keep you wanting more.

Every artist that plays in South Aftica says that they would like to comeback I think it is because we appreciative and know how to give good energy and in Cape Town our Love Don’t Die.

Just look at this appreciation they got me writing this post at this Ungodly Hour 😀

We Strive

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This is the entrance to the new building of Kensington High School.

September is a time for change and what a huge change this is for the community of Kensington, I hope the new look will inspire learners to be future leaders of the community and to strive for greatness.

The new building  boasts a
library with over 4000 books, two computer rooms,
laboratories and a kitchen which will feed 200 pupils. With these resources at the kids disposal we have no excuse to one day see a future Shaun Bartlett, Patrice Motsepe, Helen Zille, Trevor Manual or even a Jacob Zuma come walking out of this building.

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The Motto of Kensington High since its establishment in 1951 has been WE STRIVE and I’m sure every pupil who came through the ranks of this school can testify that this motto stuck with them even after there schooling path was over.

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The 12 September 2014 will be remembered as the day our President Jacob Zuma cut the ribbon and officially opened the new school building, with a message of encouragement to the youth of Kensington he urged them to stay away from negativity and focus on empowering themselves through education.

“South Africa loves its children. You are national assets,” he said at the launch. “Gang membership and drug taking will lead to failure.”
http://www.peoplespost.co.za/185532/news-details/kensington-high-pupils-meet-and-greet-president-zuma-at-school-opening

As a past pupil of Kensington High I would also like to encourage the future of Kensington to look past the past and know that the future looks bright, do not aim for the stars as this is to low…there are no limits to what you can achieve than the ones that you set for yourself.

Thank you to the Staff of Kensington High School for always encouraging and influencing the community in such a positive way.

WE STRIVE – Class of 2005

September Mash Up

On the 20th September South Africa will host another international rock band…

Are you ready for THE FRAY?,  through a HURRICANE in RAINY ZURICH, from VIENNA to Cape Town for the first time this will BE THE ONE concert not to be missed.

Tip to end the night with a FRAY”stuk” at the concert. – If you see that SHE IS the one HEAVEN FORBID she is not single so first BE STILL don’t go in it ALL AT ONCE, tell her “YOU FOUND ME, HOLD MY HAND I am here to LOOK AFTER YOU because baby my LOVE DON’T DIE” – All her inhibitions will FALL AWAY then go in for the FRAY”stuk”.

I am HUNDRED percent sure and can with ABSOLUTE certainty SAY WHEN I write these posts half the time I don’t know what Im writing but TRUST ME WHEREVER THIS GOES it will be entertaning. That is ENOUGH FOR NOW lets focus on something more current…

We just witnessed Bafana play to a goaless draw against the Super Eagles from Nigeria, Shakes Mashaba told Mr Keshi “I am here to BREAK YOUR PLANS”.

Bafana played well and we can be proud of there NEVER SAY NEVER attitude this time no one is blaming the referee for any bad decisions because this has become a SYNDICATE in SA sport.

There performance even got Fikile’s heart to skip a HEARTBEAT and we know this man can be HEARTLESS when it comes to ‘a bunch of losers’.

Andile Jali and Dean Furman were THE FIGHTER’s of the team putting in a good performance, im sure this brought HAPPINESS to many South African faces.

You might be reading this and thinking what am I reading at this UNGODLY HOUR, this doesn’t even make any sense. You may even be thinking im OVER MY HEAD which I probably am but it didn’t take a sane person to learn HOW TO SAVE A LIFE now did it?

And that is WHERE THE STORY ENDS.

Family First

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This pass week was a celebration of Family in the Moravian Church a whole week dedicated to the Family of Christ.

With programmes to cater for all ages the aim was to bring families closer and bring back communication and help build stronger relationships.

“You don’t choose your
family. They are God’s gift
to you, as you are to them.”
Desmond Tutu

Too many people live in broken homes affected by negative issues, even technology has taken over family time, Sunday meals around the table are a thing of the past in some homes.

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Family Rules:
1. Put the other person
first
2. Speak with love.
3. Tell the the truth.
4. Mind your manners
5. Make the right choice.
6. Be courageous.
7. Guard your heart.
8. Forgive freely.
9. Always do your best
10. Be thankful

You can choose your friends but your family are a gift from God, your Mom and Dad are the first people you see when you open your eyes, they will always encourage you to go for your dreams and if you fall they will lift you up.

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….your brothers or sisters will be your worst enemies at times but they will more often than not be your best friend.

Aunties and Uncles will be like your second parents and cousins will be your best friends and will always understand you when no one else does.

Grandparents are the ones who spoil us rotten and will always be there to make us smile and give us those warm loving hugs….Grandma’s food is like Soul Food and will bring families together around the table…ALWAYS.

We are all family the sooner we realise this and start acting this way with compassion and love the world will be a better place for all.

“If a country is to be
corruption free and become
a nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are
three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the
mother and the teacher.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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