Monthly Archives: December 2015

Count your Blessings…

1ste Sondag na Kersfees
Die woord het vlees geword en het onder ons gewoon – en ons het sy heerlikheid aanskou.  – Joh. 1:14

27 Sondag
Die HERE sé vir Moses: “Wie maak stom of doof? Is dit nie Ek, die HERE, nie?” – Eks. 4:11

Julle het My nie uitverkies nie, maar Ek het julle uitverkies en julle aangestel om vrug to gaan dra – Joh.15:16

Ek sal u goedertierenhede verhef totdat my hart eens breek. U offer ek my dankgebede, solank my tong ‘n woord kan spreek. En is ook eens my mond reeds stom, sug ek nog dankbaar: Heer, ek kom. – 197, 12 W. 106b

Kom ons buig ons kop vir die gebed….

Wie het my geskape soos ek is? Wie het my die gawe van spraak gegee? Wie het my die mag gegee om haat in liefde to omskep? U, my God, het my alles gegee wat ek nodig het om u koninkryk te laat kom in ‘n verontruste wêreld. Amen.

Soos ware Elim Moravieers het ons onder die geklank van die basuine en hierdie mooi dagteks “Teacher” Miemie sé 90ste verjaarsdag gevier. Toe  dit 12 uur word het ons ‘n geseende biduur gehou om vir die Here dankie té sé, dit is mos nie elke dag dat iemand hierdie bevorderde oudedom word en nog saam kan sit en sing nie.

Soos die gebed hierbo sé is dit alle eer en mag aan onse hemelse vader dat ons kan opstaan elke oggend, as ons met  dankbaarheid en blydskap in ons hart kan leef kan ons enige ouderdom beryk….so dit moet gevier word.

Wat is “Teacher” Miemie sé secret weet ek nie, maar van wat ek venaand gesien het was sy baie bly om haar mense om haar té he op hierdie spesiaale oggend.

Count your blessings….Happy Birthday.

Star Wars…

What is a Death Star? Who is Darth Vader?…

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If in a conversation with a Star Wars fan and these are one of your questions, I’m pretty sure more than just The Force will be awakened. You’ll be punched so hard into a galaxy far far away, you won’t even know who your father is. It will probably feel like you were attacked by clones.

Fear not as there is always New Hope, A Jedi will return before the Empire Strikes back….why not brush up on your Star Wars knowledge before the Revenge of the Sith and enter a Star Wars pub quiz night as The Phantom Menace.

Just remember one thing….

“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” – Yoda, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Yes there is a dark side and a light side – you have a choice, there is always a choice just like the order in which you watch the movies..

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

…You can watch them in the above order or in the order they came out and a New Order – The Machete Order – Episode IV, V, II, III, VI leaving out the crappy episode I….

“Your eyes can deceive you; Don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Grab some Stormtroopers or go Han Solo and get yourself down to your nearest movie house and watch the New Star Wars movie even if you are not a real fan it is highly entertaining, fast-paced and action packed….everyone likes abit of fantasy with some twist and turns inbetween (if you a real fan you’ll probably see them coming.)

“The Force is strong with this one.” – Darth Vader Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Zzzzzoom zzzzoom (lightsaber sounds)

Cool as Ice

Tooot tooooot all aboard the train we going to the Ice Station at Grandwest…

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Home to the Cape Storms and mighty Penguins hockey teams but also a place for us to enjoy some social skating in 2h30mins or 3 hour slots.

For a beginner like myself I probably looked like a stranded whale on the ice, hands flying everywhere trying to get my balance and just when I got the hang of it the ring announcer stops everyone saying we should turn around and skate the other way.

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Ice skating is great fun, you can do it as a couple or with a group of friends….if you single uh I suggest a couple of test runs before you try and pick up a girl on the ice – the Titanic line “you fall I fall” won’t work buddy I tried it haha.

Once the lights are switched off and the DJ hits the play button the Ice Rink is turned into a cool disco, the experienced skaters weaving inbetween the inexperienced trying to focus on their balance. I think you should at least fall once to get over that fear then its on hmmmm think I’m ready to become a figure skater…ladies holla at me if you to be lifted :-D.

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Who needs to go to places where there is snow for christmas get down to the Ice Rink for a cool white christmas it is loads of fun for the whole family.

Triple Threat

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The day before a public holiday, what better way to spend the afternoon than watching local soccer, rugby and cricket players take to the field in a T20 exhibition match for charity.

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The WeChat Newlands Challenge saw Santos take on Ajax Cape Town in a 6 over per side cricket match, this was an opportunity for fans to see their local soccer heroes in a different light – it was the Peoples Team Santos who prevailed over The Urban Warriors hmmmm this might just have increased the intensity in the Cape Derby matches – die Poppe gaan weer dans as hierdie twee spanne op ‘n soccer veld kom.

+- 6000 fans packed into Newlands for the highly anticipated match between the Cape Cobras and the DHL Stormers, the atmosphere was electric as sixes were hit and some miss fielding from both sides but hey the competitiveness from both teams made for an exciting Cricket exhibition match.

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True to the name there was a Cobra on the field….or wait it was a ‘Gogga’ – yip Paul Adams entertained the crowd with his moves (not just his bowling), die man kan ‘n wurm doen wat skrik vir niks hahaha the fans loved it.

It was the Stormers who prevailed in a tight finish, with both teams doing a walk around the field after the game signing autographs and taking pictures, the fans definitely got a welcoming treat to the start of an awesome summer series of Cricket ahead.

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Witness the Fitness

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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn

A throwback to last week Saturday when flipping tractor tyres and lunging with a log was all in a days work.

The guys at Fitcamp organised an obastacle challenge in Crawford, this was all about having fun with a little bit of intensity to make you feel like you had a workout the next day.

The weather was abit gloomy in the morning making me think hmmmm maybe summer bodies are really made in winter but as the day progressed, the Cape Town summer sun shone through bringing the heat. We were split into teams each choosing a name, new friendships formed promoting teamwork.

During the briefing session of what we they planned for the day our stomachs turned when we heard flipping tyres and having to run around the field after each obstacle, I guess strength and cardio were needed to maintain good conditioning….hmmm don’t forget power.

Exercise to stimulate, not to
annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. Lee Haney

From lunging with a log, flipping tyres, pulling tyres, up and overs, running with two 15kg sand bags to crawling under a net, by the time we reached the last obstacle it was a cooling relief to go down the victory slide.

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Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. Vanessa Hudgens
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This was an exciting event, the team were really innovative in the challenges which tested us mentally but mostly physically. A fun-filled day for all fitness levels…in the end we were all winners and felt like one big happy family.

For more info on Fitcamp to help plan your 2016 fitness goals follow the details below.
www.gpfit.co.za
083 966 5895
gpfit2013@gmail.com

May The Fourth be with you…

Forget 3D, A  new experience is launching today as Africa goes into the Fourth dimension of Cinema…. and guess what the first movie will be…

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THE FORCE AWAKENS TO LAUNCH AFRICA’S FIRST EVER 4DX CINEMA FROM TODAY 

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS To Launch Multi-Sensory Cinema Experience at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront on Wednesday

Johannesburg, 15 December 2015 – Nu Metro Cinemas has confirmed that the highly anticipated 7th installment in the STAR WARS-saga has been confirmed as the opening title for the first ever 4DX cinema in Africa. It will open its doors to public at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa from tomorrow – Wednesday, 16 December 2015.

South Africans will be able to experience STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in the revolutionary 4DX-format exclusively at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront. This is the only cinema in Africa being able to screen the film in 4DX – giving fans an adrenalin-fueled, multi-sensory, digital 4D movie experience like no other.

Imagine being immersed in a galaxy far far away with all your senses heightened… better duck and dive dodging lightsabers, also watch out for those seat ticklers it might feel like a the hair of a wookie.

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Nu Metro Cinemas signed an agreement with ACJ 4DPLEX, creator of 4DX earlier this year – the world’s first 4D cinema technology for feature films – a partnership that will for the first time bring 4DX to Africa. 4DX, which uses motion, vibration, water, wind, lightning, scents, and more to provide moviegoers with a truly immersive experience, has been expanding at a fast pace and, with this deal, will be available in 182 auditoriums across 34 countries, with a goal to reach 300 auditoriums by the first half of 2016.

“Nu Metro Cinemas is very excited to open the first ever 4DX cinema for Africa. It is a strategic move, fitting our commitment to supplying customers with a fully immersive cinema experience, utilizing the best, most up-to-date world-class technology,” stated Nitesh Matai, GM for Nu Metro Cinemas. “4DX fulfills those expectations as the new 4D cinemas will involve all five senses for consumers to enjoy a cinema outing like nothing else they’ve seen, heard, or felt before. With the introduction of 4DX, Nu Metro Cinemas now joins an elite group of cinema chains using this technology, and showcasing popular blockbusters in this groundbreaking format.”

“4DX continues to outdeliver non-4D feature film performances around the world, as it expands into new markets, and now to its fifth continent,” said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “Nu Metro Cinemas has recently been adding new features and expanding its reach, and we look forward to working with them as both companies continue to grow.”

Nu Metro’s Head of Technical was sent to Seoul for 3 weeks to specifically train for certified status to manage the installation of 4DX technology locally. A current cinema at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront is in the final stages of conversion to 4DX. The cinema’s catering, box office and Scene VIP areas have also been renovated and upgraded during this process. Nu Metro The Pavilion in Durban has been earmarked for the 4DX upgrade during the first quarter of 2016, with other sites to follow nationally.

The films screened in 4DX will be in HD/2D and Digital 3D on a silver curved wall-to-wall screen (9,7m wide x 5.2m high). Its audio system has been upgraded to a Dolby CP750 with 7.1 full surround sound. The Barco projector used in the cinema now also uses an upgraded lamp for brighter picture in both 2D and 3D.

“We had to install a complete new steel floor structure to be able to handle the 0.3G-force the unit moves with; as well as water, air and scent lines. The complete system uses 24 computers (1 in each of the 21 seats, motion PC, monitor PC and screen server). The ‘force’ utilises Servo motors and transducers, and not hydraulics, making the movement much smoother and more active. South Africa is in for a total new way of watching movies!” explains Johan van Staden, Nu Metro Cinemas: Head of Technical.

With all these additional features I wonder how it smells on the Deathstar or if there will be dust sprayed in the cinema during those desert scenes hmmm maybe water and bubbles floating too – Get your ticket to experience something different and Awaken the Force within you…

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Additional features recently introduced by Nu Metro Cinemas include Scene Xtreme – which features Dolby Atmos/Auro 11.1 sound, RealD’s new PWS screens, world-class digital 3D technology as well as 4K Ultra High Definition projection – and Scene VIP – adding luxurious, recliner seating, a VIP lounge/bar and an à la carte menu to the cinema experience at select locations.

The movie ticket price for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront is R150 (for a limited period).

For bookings and other cinema info, call 0861-CINEMA (234362) or go to numetro.co.za

May The Fourth be with you…

The Force Awakens

           MEDIA RELEASE

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WATCH STAR WARS: THE AWAKENS IN STER-KINEKOR’S IMAX® CINEMAS FOR AN INTER-GALACTIC EXPERIENCE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

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“The force is calling to you, just let it in…”

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The wait is nearly over… with just a few days to go until the South African release of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX® 3D on 16 December 2015.

The film releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide – including its IMAX and Cine Prestige theatres – two days before its US release. This seventh installment in the Star Wars TM Saga promises to be an adventure of epic proportions as audiences travel back to a galaxy far, far away!

As Star Wars TM fever grips South Africa, Ster-Kinekor has announced that advance bookings to watch the film in its IMAX® 3D theatres have reached record levels. To date, more than 34 500 tickets have already been purchased to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Ster-Kinekor cinemas across South Africa.

Of these pre-sales, more than half the tickets – 18 300 (as at 09 December) – are bookings to watch the film in IMAX® 3D, which offers the most immersive cinematic experience in which to watch this latest film in the Star Wars TM Saga. Come 16 December, Ster-Kinekor estimates that pre-ticket sales across all its cinema offerings – IMAX® 3D, Cine Prestige 3D and in 2D and 3D at all other Ster-Kinekor cinemas – could reach record-breaking levels.

This figure also represents the most advance bookings of any IMAX title for Ster-Kinekor, which is quite an achievement, considering that this number of tickets is spread across only six screens: the IMAX theatres at Gateway in Durban, The Grove in Pretoria, CapeGate in Cape Town, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, and the new IMAX Theatre at Eastgate in Johannesburg.

Star Wars TM fans of all ages who have followed the saga will now be able to return to that galaxy far, far away, meet new heroes and villains, and welcome back some old friends in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Set 30 years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, cinema-goers will be able to delve into the events that transpired after the Rebel Alliance triumphed over the evil Galactic Empire over the forest moon of Endor.

The IMAX® 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of an IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie, and part of the Star Wars TM action. For an experience of universe-sized proportions, witness this adventure unfold in 3D at a Ster-Kinekor IMAX cinema near you.

About the film

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars TM returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in South African theatres on 16 December 2015.

View STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer here: http://www.sterkinekor.com/#/ trailer/7758/IMAX%203D%20-% 20Star%20Wars:%2