Saturday, December 29, 2012

The year of lessons

Would you positively say you are the master of your own destiny? If your answer is yes, kudos to you for that but there are a lot of gravel roads your still need to tar. The year it’s almost over in few days time we will bid farewell to what seemed like the year to rediscover and of realization. Its time for one to look back at lessons for the year not forgetting the good it also bought and reposition visions. We started a year on highs and some lows however irrespective of the beginning the end it’s the most important as drawn from various trials and tribulations.

New years' resolutions compiled with end goals proved to be challenging yet rewarding if you have managed to tick list all or some or none, but I will reward myself anytime of the day if I even managed to draft the list, the truth is most of us if not all don't consider drafting a whole list of what we would like to achieve in the next year instead planning and execution just takes too much time hoping results will speak volumes.


If there is no results no matter how you went to plan the year or executed really there is no need to throw tantrums and blame resources or whatever the case maybe however this right time, as in now its time to really ask yourself relevant questions looking at your abilities and resources so that come next week when you plan again you don't need to see yourself in the same situation. "The working society falls trap of pleasing its peers instead of honesty with self" says one the community leaders, he further emphasize the importance of execution. After few hours in this topic realization kicks in to most of the villagers, as one suggest that he finds it difficult to adjust to the new life he has since acquired classified by what you have. “I have goals too but I also have to fit in" he said.


Lack of self discipline may also hinder one's goals if not eliminated immediately and sticking to a strict plan will eliminate the unnecessary headache

Monday, December 24, 2012

Are there Mangoes in Limpopo?

Last year I took you all on a journey to my lovely hood, if you haven't read that post as yet its ok I'm sure you will do that when you get a chance. Anyway this year though, the journey was quicker than expected, before I knew it I was chilling under my mango tree absorbing the beautiful motherland. I'm at Ga-Sedibeng village, My home My identity My oyster, the only place in the world I call home and actually with meaning.

On Love
I sincerely fail to still claim I know what love is. It's one thing to say you have experienced it, but the other to actually narrate your love story without fail. I have been in love before and as always it had it's own dilemmas etc, now I have erased everything and willing to explore the mantra once again,however, not all lessons learned went to the rubbish bin. Some will be useful along the way. I hope and pray everyday, not because I'm desperate but seeking guidance.


On being a Dad
The role I'm glad God made possible. At first,the stairs were not clear nor was the future guaranteed, it all seemed impossible. I knew I was too young to even understand the responsibilities,nonetheless, I chose to create my own steps to lead me to where I am right now. I tend to look at him quietly when he's playing and there I just switch to days when he looked so fragile and not welcoming strangers near him,including me (In his eyes,I was). Those days are good memories I will forever cherish, new ones are created with each and every birthday. Yes, there are challenges, I'm still learning. Six years still at it and pushing another Tau Ya Masepeng generation.

On being a loaner
I actually never thought I was, until recently. I adopted a habit I hate. If It's not the heat or the boredom of my village it's this and that. Well, out my window, now if I'm not happy with something, I will do something about it rather than opting for coward like solutions. It's a learning curve as we all know. Along the way there are roadblocks that one needs to conquer realistically.


Bolobedu stars
Stars are born or made, which ones are surviving the broke, small stardomville? Candy of Shakabundu Girls fame seem to be shining amongst, coloring the Kalawa Jazmee with her Kholobedu vocals she's known for. Who could forget her traditional gear? Even Khanyi Mbau on Wamuhle is rocking "Dihayifa". DJ's are also on this list, Lenzo's mixture of different sounds echoes across these villages, Giyani to Tzaneen. Portia on the other hand, she's a force to be reckoned with, her vocals are very powerful so is her command of Khelobedu language. She is an inspiration to young girls here. It looks like Malo a Botsheba and the crew haven't been that busy lately or their music is no longer getting that much of attention. I remember their branding on taxis it was all over the place.



On notable developments
For the first time ever, street lights have arrived. Ga-Maupa, village next to mine,is shining bright like diamonds. Sefofotse village's one main road is giving birth to new tar project. R81 is also in good shape since the revamp, looking proper.


Brands visibility
A certain brand, on a billboard have nerves to quote a lady from Gauteng singing praises in the middle of Giyani..well I find this not relevant to this market. Gautenians ladies are perceived otherwise in that department the brand serve,they should have known better, after all I'm not a media guru but brands needs to really invest on surveys when they embark on regional adverts.


Fashionistas
Color blocking is misunderstood big time so is Mshoza's skin what what. The skin it's not a problem they way it is but this so called Tsetsa(cream to lighten skin) it's not good to it at all. From my observation not as a Dermatologist, I could see that it's not gonna be Yellow or whatever forever, eventually it will blemish as a result damage skin cells. As for the phenomenon color blocking..I have no words all I can say is let's leave it to the real fashionistas. Talking about that actually I have noticed most of them here, smart dressers and all, I'm just glad that I haven't seen Sikhothane.

Learning
They way I have been tweeting about my understanding of arrogant, I'm just gonna study the words or subject further it's eating me up. There are still loop holes I must close before I conclude with confidence. Let's all enjoy our Christmas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Make that a Hit

Monday, December 10, 2012

My first 2cents


When I heard Arthur once saying that the then Ms. Molapo could not survive vocally, I ruled out that he was just being bitter, but I suppose he was right she's surviving in her own right, of cause she’s not Tshidi the Idols diva, she understood her style as a result capitalised on her lyrical talent, delivering sing alongs which will go down as the best in SA music history. I remember how we used to sing along to "All my love is yours" with jubilation as we left the class turned rehearsing room back in high school, I thought she was the South African version of Brandy. The video was also not that bad too.

Today the Feel Good songbird's shooting star is somewhere above the White House. Her music producer/ husband confirmed the news that she has been booked to perform in the US for Obama joining an impressive acts list.

Her resume is sure impressive; from the heydays of Willowmore High in Benoni to performances to one of the celebrated Presidents to date. Let’s not forget she was also nominated at this year's BET awards.

As promised this is officially my first " 2 Cents opinions", entertainment will be under this banner hereon. Its through my eyes, as i see it, read it. Well shall we read now!!!!

Oh by the way I purchased her Captured Tour DVD featuring the likes of Proverb, RJ and with dancers surfacing from the reality show "So you think you can dance".  She opens with Feel Good in a Sylvester Falata creation with others delivered with a distinctive style, the moments captured with 13 cameras they say. I loved her "Sweetest Taboo" cover, not bad at all. One thing though I think she must just not give speeches but that was forgiven when she did that Call Me song and BOOOOM Proverb with his MC's masters. I do love her work so this DVD is worth it.


On other late news, Bonang Matheba has since meant "I don’t want to be just known as the music show girl" by adding another star to those tattoos on her feet. Yes it’s true you can see for yourself Tuesday evening as she changes from dancing to Cabo Snoop's Windeck to a different posture next to Joanne Strauss in those expensive homes they feature on Top Billing.

Magazine covers however are still boring as ever, I can’t believe I still read about Buyile aka Lungile, can’t he just give Queen her money back. Lol I know its just fiction but there is no story there apart from those porn pics. Some of you maybe interested, Dj Cleo is also on some cover going on about his arrogance self etc...I think he must just stick to what he knows best..Music. He is the same guy who produces club bangers if not taverns.

Someone just got richer at Sun City this weekend, congrats Ms Ramos for taking it home.

Finally please those in the know, please update us on the Top TV's rock bottom or whatever it is.


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Its a year for me!!!!

WOW!! Tau Ya Masepeng. Words cannot describe the way i feel right now, im so excited. The last time i was this excited was back when Jnr. was born, 6 years ago to be exact.

Now that its always what i wanted with my life, to have something to be proud of i have to say im glad i took the risk of entering a territory i once feared. Now that i have it, im over the moon.

I cant afford a big cake as yet hence the cup cake, i hope you will enjoy it.

This and That.
Tau Ya Masepeng, Ngwako Letter Serepe to my parents. I give life to all the great posts you read. I created it to ease pains and most importantly to refine my art.


Where to from here
well, more and more posts. I will be adding more and more of entertainment and mags, since i understand these two its only a matter of time i also give my 2 cents opinions.

As i finish my cup cake, i will let actions speak louder than words.

Thank you to the Capricorn FM Breakfastshow host Ashifashabba and all of you who shared your stories with me.


Monday, December 03, 2012

Tick..Tick

There are quite various reasons why I like a pen and a paper at any given time, many that I could fill up the entire handbook lying on my bed side. Writers bock what? I am not scared in fact I am motivated, I only once feared at the exam room on that hot summer afternoon in Limpopo. It’s not yet best “pen-ed” by a novelist or an author even, but me. Who am I? An adult working towards words success, that internal satisfactory of sheer sharing of feelings communicated through sentences.

Look at him now, is he that well known or good even? Well I don’t know how to answer this question, if I did I will but I know for a fact that I don’t know. The peacefulness of a well watered green garden, sounds of birds and shades of trees smelling nothing but relaxation does me good though, i know for a fact.
Traffic, working class on lunch and almost everything on my site cements the busy Broadway Road. In thoughts to the sounds of birds singing, I almost fell off chair cause of the lizard. Oh wait please before you judge I thought it was a snake. I’m kidding I know you don’t judge. I just wanted to run for cover, you never know these days, my name could be on someone’s checklist. Talking about checklist, have you prepared yours for the holidays? Personally I haven’t, I don’t want to plan this year the flow will be fine. Exams are over and most of us will be shutting down on 7th some on the 14th, so you can just imagine the rate in which the flow is on. I am pretty sure I will make it.

Most of us started the year with resolutions, plans etc to which some did take shape or in the process and vise versa but really I don’t think it helps to be hard on yourself; I am a serious believer of everything happens for a reason.