Monthly Archives: November 2015

All Aboard

Jack: Where to, Miss?
Rose: To the stars.
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/quotes

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I’m sure you know that famous line and what happened afterwards. From the 22 November 2015 you are about to experience this once in a life time opportunity to relive events of Titanic disaster at an exhibition, presented at the V&A Waterfront for the first time in South Africa.

Jack: I’m sorry, you’re not gonna
see your mom again for a long
time, ’cause we’re going to America, full house boys! Wohoo!

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[Upon boarding the ship with
Fabrizio]
Jack: We are the luckiest sons of
bitches in the world, you know
that?

Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic:The Artifact Exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary ship’s compelling human stories.

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You’ll be able to walk back in time through the history of this iconic ship, certain areas have been created to mimic the rooms of Titanic.

Old Rose : 1,500 people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby, and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the
water, myself included. Six, out of 1,500. Afterward, the 700 people left in the boats had nothing to do but wait… wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution, which would
never come.
       

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Those attending will find out about the lives of South Africans that were on board Titanic, learn about passengers and crew members, admire a recreated iceberg installed at the exhibition and relive the events of that fatal night.

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Says Marius Basson, director of Manic Global and organiser of the event: “Visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912 when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage. They will receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of passengers and follow the chronological journey of life on Titanic – from the ships construction, to life on board, the famous sinking and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreakage for future generations”

For the younger generation there will be a  Kiddies activation zone with a Titanic jumping castle to Titanic lego building tables and much more to keep them busy.

Adults in turn can shop at the extensive merchandise shop, sample specially made “White Star” ranges of beer and wines, order a Titanic tea or coffee package and experience an authentic dining experience that recreates what life was like on board the ship in 1912.

Jack: Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I
mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the
other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.

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Don’t delay, grab your ticket at the expo or through Webtickets from R80 and up.

Visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition daily from 09h00 to 18h00, Monday through to Sunday.

For more information visit www.titanicexpo.co.za or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @TitanicExpoSA for all the latest news.

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Kickoff

We are closing in on the end of 2015, if you are still looking for something to do as a year-end function look no further..

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On Saturday 05 December 2015 The Grand Central Roof Top in Cape Town will play host to a Corporate Soccer Tournament.

H2O Sports and Recreation a division of H2O Consult is inviting all corporates to get competitive, gather a team of 8 players and who knows your team could walk away with the R10 000 cash prize.

Space is limited to 20 teams, you can enter as many teams per company – get your tax department up against the auditing department, you might be surprised what a little physical energy can release.

Time: 8h00 – 16h00
Place: Fives Futbol The Grand Central Rooftop
Date: 05 December 2015
Price: R2200 per team entering.

Remember there is a cash prize of R10 000 for the winning team and each team receives a goodie bag, so get training and bring your cheerleaders for a corporate event like no other. You are also welcome to bring your own gazebo’s and branding for additional exposure.

H2O Sports and Recreation’s goals are to promote healthy living through physical activity especially with primary and high school learners, tackling the high obesity rate in our country.

For more information on how to enter contact:
Ian Permall – 084 318 0020
Email: ian.permall@h2oconsult.co.za
Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/H2O-Sports-and-Recreation-Pty-311760168999134/?refid=12

Military Precision

If you have not heard yet, The Cape Town Military Tattoo is  in town and they are ready to put on a show we’ll not easily forget.

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ATTENTION!!! 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 4…

Today we had the pleasure of a pre-tattoo marching brigade at the V & A Waterfront – the military precision these band members follow is an inspiring sight to behold.

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From the ‘doef doef’ of the drumline to the ‘toot toot’ of the clarinet and trumpet players, if you have your ticket to the Tattoo you are definitely in for an evening of fascinating music….I’m sure you’ll even find out what those instruments really sound like hahaha because words cannot describe the sound of a bagpipe. (hearing is believing).

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I was suprised when the Pakistan Army Band marched their way into the  amphitheatre and gave us a taste of what can be expected from the 11 -14th November at Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. From popular English songs to their own Pakistani folk-songs, we were definitely entertained. If you were present you’d know there was one guy who did not only have his head bobbing but he’s whole body was moving to the sounds of the Pakistan Army Band.

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Music has the power to bring people together and if it is performed by Army Band members you know you in safe hands….So grab your tickets at Computicket and prepare for some whiplash by the drumline.

*pictures courtesy of my friend Nathan

#CancerMustFall

King James Bible
But he said unto her, Thou
speakest as one of the foolish
women speaketh. What? shall
we receive good at the hand of
God, and shall we not receive
evil? In all this did not Job sin
with his lips. – Job 2:10
http://biblehub.com/job/2-10.htm

We have just ended the month of October in which Breast Cancer Awareness were all over the media, during the month of November the focus shifts to Prostate Cancer.

I recently found out that a friend of mine, younger than myself has Cancer. I also found out about another friends mother who as diagnosed with Cancer…in this realisation it dawned on me that Cancer does not have an age limit. To be honest there were times where I did not handle certain situations well but I am human and we all make mistakes, it is what we learn from those mistakes that matter.

Cancer affects us all, we see it all over the media even in 7de Laan – from watching the way it brought Hilda and Matrone closer to each other it shows that Caring is part of the cure. Yes that’s right….

CANCER CAN BE CURED!!!

I invite you to be part of the cure by increasing your knowledge (I will be there too), engaging with professional speakers who will provide much needed information about how we can enrich the lives of those living with Cancer and help them overcome it and be a Survivor.

When: 10th & 12th November 2015
Where: Maitland Moravian Church – “Sonstrale” 1 Moravian Cottages, Royal Road, Maitland.
Time: 7:30pm

The Maitland Christian Education Committee as part of their Cancer Outreach have put together 2 nights of practical and engaging programmes which will leave you with knowledge and motivation to take with you and help your community further.

“The Moravian Church in SA views Christian Education as the teaching function of the church and it is essential to the life of the church and Gods purpose for humanity. It is a process by which congregations are holistically empowered, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to become a responsible decision-making citizen in the Church and society. It is thus the process applied by the Church to ensure the holistic development of each congregant to reach his/her potential in ALL AREAS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING.”

Come and join in this outreach campaign…… Moustaches are welcome.

I leave you with these words of inspiration…

Job 19: 25 – 27
I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will
stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been
destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him
with my own eyes — I, and not
another.  How my heart yearns within me!
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%2019

See you there!!

Grease Frightening

One week ago we celebrated the rise of the dead….hundreds of Zombies stumbling their way from the Cape Town Gardens through the streets, leaving terror in their wake. The destination – The Ultimate Halloween party of 2015 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront.

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I followed the blood trail and this guy…

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…but was shocked when I caught up (hmmm I’m not sure how these Zombies got so fast).

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The crypt keeper ready to unleash hell on earth.

This year the undead were treated to a longer route and walked away from Parliament , apparently there are no brains that side and we all know Zombies love BRAAAAINS..

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Young and old alike came to take part in something different, the effort put into looking dead is amazing…

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I even found the Springboks most devastated fan, luckily he was not in England we’d probably have seen someone being bitten o_O

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Making my way through the crowd trying to avoid being attacked, these guys offered me some candy….(think I know how these Zombies became so fast hahaha)

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Good thing I watched Breaking Bad…hey that is not real candy, Jesse Pinkman – I’ll show you real candy..

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If it is given to you by a Mad Hatter it is safe right?

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The Corpse bride also made an appearance

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and these two were ready to swing the night away….it was a Zombie Fest after all.

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Now that’s what I call GREASE FRIGHTENING. 

Bag-A-Bargain

Are you a lover of books and animals?

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The Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Bag-A-Bargain book sale return tomorrow 7 November 2015 at the Timour Hall Villa (International Police Association), in Plumstead from 08h30 – 13h00.

I’ve been to a few and I can tell you that I have found some really amazing books to add to my collection, a few rare gems too (books you never expect you’ll find).

It’s your chance to grab the best deal in town, just in time for the festive season.

As always, there are books a plenty on sale – spanning a wide range of genres, authors and titles, including a limited number of brand new books on sale too. For R60 you’ll receive a large reusable bag to cram full of as many books as the bag can hold.

Who knows for as little as R60 you might find a book on the history of Guy Fawkes day and actually educate yourself before literally blowing your money on another firecracker. (no offence just a little rant). Thinking of the poor animals, they have no idea what’s going on…hmmm or maybe they do – they can be more intelligent the some humans haha jokes.

In addition, while you browse through all the different titles we’ll make sure you get your morning caffeine fix, on the house.

Yip thats right for Mahala, for Free baba – so come on down to Timour Hall Villa, located on the corner of Timour Hall and St Joan’s Roads in Plumstead and offers plenty of secure free off-street parking to Bag-A-Bargain

All proceeds go towards the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s continued campaign to prevent cruelty to all animals.

For more information please contact Natasha on awareness@spca-ct.co.za or 021 700 4141.

See you there…

‘Tap Toe’

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town once again invite us for a musical extravaganza dubbed Cape Town’s Military Showcase of the year.

With this year being 10th anniversary we in for a musical treat, 18 different bands all with there own style. Local and International Acts bring some Good Hope to Cape Town just in time for some festive cheer.

Mainly performed by military bands from within the SANDF, performers also include various civilian bands, drill/cadet teams and dancers.

The Cape Town Military Tattoo
always has a great line-up of
musical numbers performed by
some of the best musicians the
SANDF has to offer. The massed
pipes and drums is always a
favourite as well as the 1812
Overture, which has a rather
unique instrument in the form of actual cannons being fired just
outside the castle gates along with the music. Highland dancers, silent drill teams and gun-runs offer a variety of enjoyable entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Set your calender for the 11 – 14 November 2015 and come and enjoy an evening under the stars overlooking Table Mountain in the distance, one of the
world’s Seven Natural Wonder, this is the perfect place for a date or just spending time with friends and family.

Can we take photographs?
In this day and age of the selfie
and social media, we fully
understand how you may like to
share the evening with your friends and family.

With everyone wanting to be famous make sure you are trending on Instagram,Facebook or Twitter. Check out the Cape Town Military Tattoo Facebook Page or tweet them to the @CapeTownTattoo with the hashtag #CTMTattoo.

Why Call it a ‘Tattoo’?
English being the beautiful
language it is, derived the word
tattoo from the Dutch for the lastorders call in a tavern – Doe den tap toe or tap toe , which loosely translates to close the (beer) tap. The British Army, which was stationed in Flanders during the war of Austrian Succession, took hold of the term and adopted it as their own. Every evening the drums, pipes or other corp of musicians stationed with their regiment would play a signal at the time of the night when the tavern owners had to close their beer taps and send the soldiers back to their lodgings. With the establishment of proper military barracks and no need to signal the tavern keepers to send the troops on their way at a decent hour, in the 18th century the term ‘tattoo’ became used as the term to sound the last call of duty of the day. It also became known as a form of ceremonial entertainment to be performed by military musicians. The Castle of Good Hope Technically not actually a ‘castle ‘, the Castle of Good Hope is a fort built by the Dutch (How fitting to hold a ‘Tap Toe’ in a Dutch fort right?) in the 17th century. Built in the shape of a star, it’s even more fitting that the ‘stars’ of the military music corps of the SANDF to showcase their talents here once a year.

What a mouthful, and here I thought a tattoo is the ink you put on your body…hmmm you learn something new each day right…..best your book ticket at Computicket and do not worry unlike the derivative of the name there will be food and drinks to be purchased till late – not sure when last call of the beer tap will be by the way.

For more info visit:
http://www.capetattoo.co.za/

But most importantly click on the link below to puchase a ticket for a night to remember..
http://online.computicket.com/web/
event/cape_town_military_ta­
ttoo_2015/973203959/0/68904397