Friday, October 31, 2008



::::::::::ART - C FRIDAY::::::::::::

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Friday. I don’t know, but I’m so happy that the end of the week is upon us, I’m not only happy but exited too…weekends of are about relaxing and having fun spending time with those close to you, but have you ever dreaded a weekend…now I don’t know anyone that would dread a weekend having 2 days is fantastic…but if you have dreaded or thought to yourself I don’t want Saturday to come maybe you working, or you have a test that you need to write…If you looking for a quick weekend weather forecast then I suggest that you continue listening…None the less…It has just gone…and a quick reminder in case you didn’t know today in fact is the 31st of October 2008 now if its your birthday today then happy happy birthday hope you have a super day and that everyone around you carries you on their hands… And just something for your FYI – your B-DAY is on Halloween…

So this weekend apparently we are going to some beautiful sunny weather…I think what ever you plan to do this weekend make sure that it is out doors so that you can just soak up all the sun…On Saturday morning…it will be sunshine all round with some clouds tho temperatures reaching a high of 21 degrees and starting out at 12 degrees not too bad…spring is definitely kicking in…then on Sunday things take a bit of a turn, expect some clouds and rain the day will start off at 11 degrees reaching beautiful 18 degrees…that lovely I said make sure you’re outdoors this weekend...

Word of the Day:

APPEND – to add at the end of a document or piece of typed writing

Trivial Question:

Q: Who was the R&B sensation Tsakani Mhinga better known as?
A: TK

Did You Knows:

The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones…I didn’t know that… The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

We had interviews with:

Anton Kannemayer and he’ll be joining me on the line to chat about some of his latest work in his Art Exhibition, he just spoke about what influenced his work and his dreams including the challenges of being a artist.

We also spoke to Kelly Burke from the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and she be joined me in the studio to speak about Painting a brighter future, she spoke to us about the fundraiser, how it will help the children at Red Cross.

Then we wrapped up our series of interviews with…from ArtsCape and they’ll be joining me on the line to chat about Poet and Prophets, we just touched on the production itself and why people should go and check it out.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to identify bad friends…There are the types of friends that are messy. They like to engage in gossip and bring your name into the conversation without your authorization. This might be because they want to make you look bad or to cover themselves…


1. Assets. They will also use you because you have assets like a car, your own apt./home, make lots of money, have vacation property, to get close to your bf or brother. They will eat up your house and home and even use your beauty products. But when you confront them, they become angry. They disrespect you and your belongings. You may also notice borrowing become an issue.

2. "It's all about me" type of friends. They always talks about themselves. Also, they could care a less about you... your day, how your feeling, etc. You may also notice that they brag a lot. Whether it be about themselves, materialistic possessions, boyfriend, getting married, or a vacation, they always find something to make them sound better than you. Seems to always have an opinion about everything. An opinion is a person's ideas and thoughts towards something. It is an assessment, judgment or evaluation of something.

3. Poor me. Always come to you when they have problems for advice, but when you need to vent or advice they're very short with you. So not fair when you don't mind spending two hours plus to cool them down; instead for you it's like five minutes. You're not a therapist. They may also stay mad at you when you two are in a fight. This is because they can only see their point of view.

4. Clingy. Can't share you with other people. When they do see you with other people, they're jealous because they want you all to themselves. Can't include you to see a movie with their boyfriend/girlfriend. Spends lots of time with them, and when their other half is busy they want you all the time. They will ditch you for them if they come around.

5. Fake. Smiles in your face, but when around other people, make you feel small by continuously putting you down verbally. They may also do things such as drugs and deny it. They might promise to call you back, but never do. Always keeps you waiting. Always make excuses as to why they didn't call you.

6. Never acknowledges your ethnicity/culture. Considers you something else, and think it's alright to insult you heritage by using derogatory slang words around you knowing it offends you. Doesn't accept you for you for all that you are.

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Quote of the Day:

Voltaire - Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Thursday. I don’t know, but I simply love riddles and taking part in games it can be fun and I thought I would share a riddle with you…Riddle - I run to fast what am I… (Talk)…I have a clue but keep listening…The answer will come your way at the end of the show, but I will remind…. None the less…It has just gone…and a quick reminder in case you didn’t know today in fact is the 30th of October 2008 now if its your birthday today then happy happy birthday hope you have a super day and that everyone around you carries you on their hands… So think about this next situation just imagine…leaving your house going to your favourite shopping mall, restaurant or even if you on your way home from work…nature sometimes calls and you need to go to the bathroom what do you do – now in many cases of course you have to go…but say you get to the bathroom and its not clean at all well I have some pointers to use almost any public toilet safely…Think about that you can call or SMS me… (021) 448 6266 or 32158…It’s actually the worst because when I was younger I refused to use public toliets…Well I have some things that you can do to avoid that… Here's how to safely, and cleanly, use a public bathroom.

1. Find a bathroom.

2. Pick a stall.Usually the first stall when you walk in is the cleanest. If the first one's taken, try to find one that appears reasonably clean.

3. Prepare your seat. Wipe the seat with fresh toilet paper, whether it was dirty or not. Use a seat cover if one is provided. If the bathroom has no seat covers fold toilet paper over where you will be sitting to create one. You can also lay toilet paper inside the bowl on the surface of the water to prevent the water from splashing if it bothers you.

4. Clean up.

5. Roll out some paper towels before washing your hands. This way you don't have to touch the dispenser after washing hands.

6. Wash your hands and always use soap. Dry your hands with the paper towel.

7. Use paper towel to turn off water if applicable.

8. Either push the door open with your foot or if you need to, use paper towel to open door if you need to grab the handle to get out.

Word of the Day:

VEXATIOUS – troublesome or annoying e.g. A vexatious situation

Trivial Question:


Q: In which province does the annual Cherry Festival take place?
A: The Free State

Did You Knows:


When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate...they do the same
when you are looking at someone you hate…I didn’t know that… Fathers tend to
determine the height of their unborn child, mothers the weight.

We had interviews with:

Chris Sapinas from the Wynberg Rotaract and he spoke to us about the organization, what they do and how they get involved with other charities to help
provide services.

We also spoke to that was an interview with Patricia Kumalo and Inga Verwy and they joined me in the studio to chat about Micro MBA
Business Training.

Then we wrapped up our series of Community Buzz interview with Kathleen Thomas and she’ll be chatting to us about the from about the HIV/AIDS task team of Prince George Drive Primary School.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on to help make your community a safer one… A safe community is a community that looks out for one another. A safe community is one that takes responsibility for supporting its members and ensuring that each and every person in that community is valued. At the end of the day, a community that strives to keep its area and activities safe for all its members creates a vibrant and caring community that is a pleasant and enjoyable place to live together.

* Contact a community affairs officer in your local area. If such a position exists, this is a great first port of call to find out about programs being offered for the community.

* Look for community-oriented programs. Such programs include safety training, community building and area improvements, restoration projects, tree-planting, fundraising to support such community places as libraries, schools, youth centers etc.

* Speak to your neighbors and ask them to join you in visiting a local program. In this way, you can start to build a community spirit of sharing in a program that brings people together. If you like the program that you visited, bring another friend for the next meeting and ask them to bring along their friends as well.

* Get involved. Once you find a community program that interests you, start participating. It sometimes takes a little time to see results, but the only way to see them is by not giving up.

* Take pride in your neighborhood. People's nature is to put more care and concern into something they take pride in.

* Improve the security. In order for people to feel safe, basic improvements can be put in place.

* Consider requesting local officials to implement such improvements as:

· Better lighting for streets and paths
· Youth centers
· Well-marked bicycle trails
· Safe houses for schoolchildren
· Well-equipped and maintained playgrounds
· Rejuvenation of local stores and changes to store opening hours to encourage family visits into the evenings

http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

Paul Valery - The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up

It’s time for me to love and leave you. But before I go I have your answer to the riddle that I asked…Riddle - I run to fast what am I… Well the answer is Time You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


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Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Wednesday. Now perhaps you didn’t know or maybe you already new, but for those who didn’t today of course is the 29th of October 2008 now yesterday was the 302nd day of the year this morning it’s the 303rd day of the year…I do hope that you are feeling fantastic and oh so wonderful on this Wednesday morning…If it is your birthday today then happy birthday… So this next question I pose to both the ladies and the gents listening to the show…Can you wake up without an alarm clock sounds impossible well its not…Now you might be thinking why am I even asking such a question…Now maybe you didn’t know but human beings have survived for most of our history without an arlam…Waking up naturally is much easier on you, as your body will slowly adjust from deep sleep to a calm awakening. Here's how to separate yourself from the alarm clock without quitting your job or dropping out of school…

1. Determine what time you need to wake up on most days. Make this your sleep goal.
2. Use your alarm clock to wake up at approximately that same time each morning.
3. Figure out how much sleep you really need.
4. Go to bed at approximately the same time every night. Wean yourself off the alarm clock.

Word of the Day:


JEJUNE – Juvenile, childish or immature

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the third - oldest Western Cape Town?
A: Paarl

Did You Knows:

A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each
day…Here’s another interesting fact…A woman's heart beats faster than a man's

We had interviews with:

We also spoke to Freddie from Sonke Gender Justice Network and he spoke to us about using the World Cup to advance gender equality.

We wrapped up our series of the Gender Hub and featured a documentary on Frene Ginwala speaker of the South African National Assembly.
Tip of the Day:

None the less its time for your Tip of the Day and we talking about ways to stop people from judging you by the way you dress… Do you not have the latest fashions? Do people not understand you for who you are because of the way you dress?

1. Smile. By smiling you're showing everyone 'I'm happy. And I think I look good. I don't care what you think of me. Nothing can bring me down.

2. Stand up straight. If you slouch, people may get the vibe that you're trying to hide yourself. If they think your trying to hide yourself, they might try to figure out why and make things worse for you.

3. Act confident. Don't just act like you don't care. Just don't. Who cares what others say or think of you? They might be jealous, but most likely, they're just bored with themselves. If they have nothing better to talk about than what you're wearing, maybe they better check their priorities.

4. Don't dumb yourself down. If you dumb yourself down people will have no problem making fun of that stupid person who doesn't dress nice. Have something smart to say.

5. Stick up for yourself. Don't be mean, just defend yourself.

6. Kill them with kindness. Go up to them everyday and say one nice thing to them. If they harass you more, keep doing it. If they just stand there continue doing it. People have a hard time handling nice people.
Quote of the Day:

Earl of Beaconsfield - The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

@@@ OMNISCIENT TUESDAY @@@

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Tuesday. By know you should know that Tuesdays here on MC is all about keeping you in the know…that our job and our duty so we’ve choose to dub it as Omniscient Tuesday…Just a quick reminder if you didn’t know then now you know today of course is the 21st of October 2008…well as a result I hope and trust that so far you’re morning has been completely fabulous or just plain fantastic… If it’s your birthday then happy birthday your birthday is on the 301st day of 2008, bet you didn’t know that, but regardless from all of us here on MC…So lately I have had some really strange and odd dreams you know the kind when you wake up the next morning you thinking to yourself what was that…On Saturday I even had a nightmare and when I had to go to the bathroom guess what I was to scared… Dreams can be fun, but not if they quickly turn into nightmares. Here's all you need to know to stop having those scary nightmares!But you no longer need to be scared because I have ways to stop nightmares in it’s tracks


1. Find a happy place.

2. Think happy thoughts.

3. Talk to someone about your dreams.

4. Attempt to manipulate your nightmare.

5. Relax.

Word of the Day:

CLOTISH – Energetic and awkward in ones movement or behaviour

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the winners in the 2008 Currie Cup Final?
A: The Sharks

Did You Knows:

The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula… Another interesting fact… It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

We had interviews with:

Renato Palmi from the Redress Consultancy which is a research based organization specializing in fashion and the impact on South Africans. Well today on MC we spoke to Renato about children’s fashion – is children’s fashion sexual exploitation.

We also featured an interview Patrick O’leary from Fleet Watch and he a spoke about the brake and tire checks that they are running on all trucks to check if these trucks are roadworthy. We also found out that Cape Town is worst off in terms of the amount of trucks on the road not is not roadworthy.

We wrapped up our series of interviews with Disaster Management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons Johannes and he joined me on the line to speak about Guy Fawkes – warning and reminding the public about the rules and regulations on this day.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to speak confidently to intimidating people… Have you ever had an intimidating person make you stay silent and you didn't had any courage to talk? Well, things are about to change…

* Boost up your confidence. Are those 'intimidating people' really more important than you? What do they have that's so special? If they possess only the superfluous, such as money, power, or popularity, then you'll quickly realize that they are not that important. What is more likely to stand out: one's popularity during a couple of years of school, or a nice personality for a lifetime? Recognize your most shining qualities, and you will see that your real virtues are more important than any amount of money or popularity.

* Show that you are confident. Now you've released how important you really are, it's time to show you're more confident. Walk with posture, but still be comfortable. Walk normally, but don't slouch!

* Look straight in their eyes to show that you're not afraid and talk to them; direct eye contact is taken as a challenge. Showing you are not afraid to do this could make them question going through with anything. Looking at other side when they come to talk to you will just show you're not feeling courageous enough to talk to them.


* Speak clearly. Don't mumble, or speak too quietly. That way, those intimidating people will understand what you say, while looking in their eyes, speak your mind like you don't care. If they try to pull you down, just stand up straight and let them know they can't rule your life and they are no any better than anyone else.

* Be nice and polite, but don't let any of them walk over you, speak up.

* Don't get cocky. If you take on arrogance they may become annoyed with you and try these tricks on YOU.

http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

William B. Sprague - Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, October 27, 2008

***BEST OF THE BEST***

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Monday. I hope and trust that you are fabulous and fantastic on this Monday morning…all fully geared for the week that lays ahead…Here on MC we are fully geared for the week ahead because we have some exiting things coming your way such as Omniscient Tuesday, Gender Hub, Community Buzz and Art-C Friday, don’t forget our competition too…I also turning over a new leaf…Now on Friday’s I give you a MC Weekend Weather Forecast…Today I’ve got another Weather Forecast – but for the week ahead… so catch that MC Week – A – Head Forecast… Just a reminder…Today is the 27th of October 2008… MC Week – A – Head Forecast… So this week ahead looks…apparently we are going to some beautiful sunny weather with temperatures reaching in the 20’s thank goodness for now no showers are expected, but it won’t be that cold… the highest temperature for the week is degrees in the afternoon and then 14 degrees in the highest temperature that the day will start out 26 degrees…not too bad…

Word of the Day:

CLOY - To become distasteful through an excess usually of something
originally pleasing. E.g it’s like when eating too much fudge it can become cloy

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Classic Cape Malay curried dish made from mince, eggs
and milk?
A: Bobotie

Did You Knows:

About 300 million cells die in your body every minute …I didn’t know
that…And listen closely to this one The muscle that lets your eye blink is the
fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second…

We had interviews with:

We spoke to Jennifer Preiss from the Ombudsman and she be gave
us some pointers around the dangers of illegal burial societies.

We also spoke to psychologist Linda Lewis and she be joined me on the line to
chat about post natal depression.

To wrap up our best of the best Erica Pienaar from the Princess Project now the
Princess Project provides underprivileged matric girls with dresses for their big
evening and she spoke to us about the project what they do.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to get your family to stop criticizing you… So I’ve got your tips on ways to get your family to stop criticizing you… You just want to be yourself. You want your family to back off. This guide should help you out.

1. Think. What are they criticizing you for? Write down all the reasons. Believe it or not, you may be the one at fault.

2. Review your list. Is there anything that you could improve yourself on? If you try, there may be a considerable smaller amount of critique and even some constructive information on how to change for the better.

3. Gather your family for a meeting. This may sound cheesy, but it is important. Firmly tell them how you feel. Let them know that you want them to stop complaining, and that you think you are trying your hardest.

4. Whenever a family member must make a comment, if you think there is some shred of reason, calmly ask that person how they would improve if they were you.

5. Be confident in what you do. Keep your head high, and speak surely. This will give your family the knowledge that you know what you are doing, and that you are responsible for your actions and mistakes.

6. Do not lose control of your anger. Doing this will only make your situation worse. Instead, if a family member is taunting you to no avail, tell them to stop. Ask them to think about how hard you are trying. Do not be a smart mouth, however.

7. Ask your family members for advice. This will make them feel important, solve any problem you have, make everyone happy, and create a stronger bond.

8. Be open. If you shut yourself into your room all the time, this will make your parents concerned, thus causing them to ask more questions, criticize you more, and put both sides in an awkward relationship.

www.wikihow.com

Quote of the Day:

Vince Lombardi - Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Friday, October 24, 2008

:::::::ART - C FRIDAY::::::::

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Friday. I hope and trust that you are feeling excellent on this Friday morning…Now I know that you are fully geared for the weekend that’s laying ahead because I am too… if you looking for a quick weekend weather forecast then I suggest that you continue listening…On the weather front the last two days have not been that great for all of us that love the sun…If you don’t know then don’t worry because I’m telling you know today in fact is the 24th of October 2008….If it is your birthday then happy birthday hope that you have a fantastic day…Talking about birthday party’s and party’s in general if you might be attending one, then have you ever been to a party and you know absolutely no one…well if you scared I have something to help you out…

So this weekend apparently we are going to some beautiful sunny weather…I think what ever you plan to do this weekend make sure that it is out doors so that you can just soak up all the sun…On Saturday morning…it will be sunshine all round with temperatures reaching a high of 25 degrees and starting out at 11 degrees not too bad…spring is definitely kicking in…then on Sunday things remain the same with a day full of sunshine, but take not there might be some clouds the day will start off at 14 degrees reaching beautiful 24 degrees…that lovely I said make sure you’re outdoors this weekend…you can me call (021) 448 6266… next week there’ll be some more…

So earlier I spoke about birthday party’s and party’s in general if you might be attending one, then have you ever been to a party and you know absolutely no one…well if you scared I have something to help you out… You know those times when you go to a party where you don't know anyone, except for the host (who is too busy), and you're shy and are alone? Well, that's really not good. But you can always change it. Here we go!

Relax.

Think positively, take a deep breath and go. You may be alone in there, but it's a party, and you're supposed to have fun.

Approach people.

Look for a group of people that seem to be friendly.

Smile.


Word of the Day:


LISTLESS - Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the South African performer who was the first artist to sign with
Motown Records?
A: Lucky Dube

Did You Knows:

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating…Here is another fact you’re your FYI… The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year

We had interviews with:

Linda Miller now she’s a dancer from the dance house and she spoke to us about a production called COS WE CAN.

We also spoke to Greg Damster and Kimmy and they be joined me in studio to chat about Kimmy and Theo In Concert.

We wrapped up our series of Art –C Friday interview with Sambeswa Majola and she be joined me in studio to speak about the KTC Art Project.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips…ways be the life of a party… Are you always sitting in the corner of every party you go to? Have trouble striking up a conversation with other party goers? Read up and be the Life of the Party

1. Know your audience. What kind of party is it? What kind of people are going to be there? Know what their interests are and play off those. They won't like you if you have nothing in common with them.

2. Learn some skills that you can show off. Ones that require minimal equipment (or are easy to improvise) are ideal. Break-dancing, juggling, sleight of hand, singing and so on are good ones.

3. Be cool, smooth, suave and confident at all times. Even if things aren't going quite the way you planned, never let anxiety show.

4. Public speaking skills can be very helpful, so take a class or practice.

5. Learn some good jokes and funny comments that are appropriate for the venue. Drop one or two of them into conversation every now and then. Don't overdo it, make it look casual, as though you just made up the remark.

6. Have something intelligent to say about what the other partygoers are interested in. If you have nothing to say about the subject, a neutral phrase like "That sounds interesting" or "Tell me more" is useful.

7. Be dressed appropriately. You should look well put together and maybe even a little edgy, so people will pay attention to you.

8. All attention is not good attention. Don't do things that will make people think you're ridiculous.

9. Don't be afraid to stand out.

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Quote of the Day:

Arthur C. Clarke - The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Thursday. I don’t know, but this morning something rather odd happened to me now it’s not that odd because it’s not like it hasn’t happened before you know when you make yourself some coffee then use the sugar and put it in the fridge it’s the worst I tell you… Now have you ever gone to a friend or even family members house…they offer you something to eat and you realize it not something that you like eating at all… Nobody likes every food in the world, and yet, over the course of a lifetime, you may find yourself in that certain social situation where eating something you find disgusting is necessary. Now sometimes you might think fear factor those people eat some terrible things…Here is how to eat those foods without losing your composure, or worse, gagging…

Take a sip of some thing to drink before putting the food in your mouth, then immediately take another sip to help the swallowing process along.

Be aware that facial expressions will need attention, lest they give your reaction to the food away and offend the host.

Lie about a food allergy only if the situation is serious enough to warrant it.

Tell your host if you've never tried something.

Word of the Day:

RIBALD- Characterized by or given to vulgar humor; coarse

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the 2007 Western Cape Town of the year?
A: Mossel Bay

Did You Knows:

About 300 million cells die in your body every minute…I didn’t know that…And listen closely to this one… About 70% of all living organisms in the world are bacteria…

We had interviews with:


Yandiswa Mazane from KEAG which stands for the Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group so because it is community buzz we just found out how KEAG makes a difference in their community and how people can start a KEAG model in there own neighborhood.

We also spoke to Erica Pienaar from the Princess Project now the Princess Project provides underprivileged matric girls with dresses for their big evening and she spoke to us about the project what they do.

Then we wrapped up our series of Community Buzz interview with Al – Ameen Kafaar from the department of Transport and Public Works and they’ll be chatting to us about the Bicycle Fun Ride.

Tip of the Day:


I’ve got your tips on ways to get your family to stop criticizing you… You just want to be yourself. You want your family to back off. This guide should help you out.

1. Think. What are they criticizing you for? Write down all the reasons. Believe it or not, you may be the one at fault.

2. Review your list. Is there anything that you could improve yourself on? If you try, there may be a considerable smaller amount of critique and even some constructive information on how to change for the better.

3. Gather your family for a meeting. This may sound cheesy, but it is important. Firmly tell them how you feel. Let them know that you want them to stop complaining, and that you think you are trying your hardest.

4. Whenever a family member must make a comment, if you think there is some shred of reason, calmly ask that person how they would improve if they were you.

5. Be confident in what you do. Keep your head high, and speak surely. This will give your family the knowledge that you know what you are doing, and that you are responsible for your actions and mistakes.

6. Do not lose control of your anger. Doing this will only make your situation worse. Instead, if a family member is taunting you to no avail, tell them to stop. Ask them to think about how hard you are trying. Do not be a smart mouth, however.

7. Ask your family members for advice. This will make them feel important, solve any problem you have, make everyone happy, and create a stronger bond.

8. Be open. If you shut yourself into your room all the time, this will make your parents concerned, thus causing them to ask more questions, criticize you more, and put both sides in an awkward relationship.


Quote of the Day:

Elbert Hubbard - There is no failure except in no longer trying

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

### THE GENDER HUB###

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Wednesday. Now perhaps you didn’t know or maybe you already new, but for those who didn’t today of course is the 22nd of October 2008 and it is also the 295th day of the year…There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year…I hope that you are feeling fantastic and oh so wonderful on this Wednesday morning…If it is your birthday today then happy birthday… Do you like the way you look in a photograph and are you photogenic…Now you might be thinking why am I even asking such a question… Have you ever been jealous of the person that always looks good in photos, even if they're not particularly good-looking? Now earlier I in MC Chat I spoke about being photogenic, I even posed the question do you like the way you look in a photograph and if men also criticise themselves like some women do…Well I do have things to help you the next time you find yourself in that situation…

1. Before you even step anywhere near the camera, give yourself a once-over.

2. When you have been positioned, stand (if you're standing) as straight as you can.

3. Always look directly at the top of the camera.

4. Smile.

5. Ready? Say cheese!

Word of the Day:

FORGO – To abstain from; to do without

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Classic Cape Malay curried dish made from mince, eggs and
milk?
A: Bobotie

Did You Knows:

Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing…Here’s another interesting fact… As babies we are born with 300 bones but in adulthood we have 206 bones

We had interviews with:

Anton Pretorious from Spice for Life and he’ll be chatting to us about why men hate dieting and what it means and is in society today.

We wrapped up our series of interview with Wendy Spalding from Tuesday Consulting and she spoke to us about Tuesday Consulting and South African career women.

Tip of the Day:

None the less its time for your Tip of the Day and we talking about ways to stay energized all day…

1. Start the day right. Yes, that means breakfast. Combine a whole grain with fruit, skim dairy, or soy milk, and even add some lean protein to the mix to sustain energy levels throughout the morning.

2. Have a mid-morning snack. Combine a protein and a carbohydrate. It is fine to be hungry mid-morning, so honor your hunger and give your body fuel when it is asking for it. Try yogurt with a peach, low fat string cheese with an apple, or cottage cheese and grapes.

3. Eat lunch on time. Don't push back lunch until you are ravenous. Instead, eat your mid-day fuel right on time to keep your blood glucose levels nice and steady.

4. Boost your mental energy. Nature's nutrition for the brain are omega-3 fatty acids. Add light tuna or salmon to your lunchtime food choices, in addition to walnuts, tofu, and canola oil.

5. Start the day with moderate caffeine levels and keep caffeine intake modest. While it does increase mental energy, too much caffeine may lead to energy highs and then lows, and it can interferes with quality sleep.

6. Limit processed foods high in sugar. Avoid the office candy jar, treats, and vending machine whenever possible. Processed foods do not provide sustained energy and can result in low-energy moments during the day.

7. Consume foods high in folate. Higher levels of blood folate have been associated with faster and better thought processing. Good sources include lentils, chickpeas, black beans, asparagus, broccoli, avocado, and orange juice.

8. Have an afternoon snack. If dinner is late or if you have an evening workout scheduled, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat yogurt provide energizing carbohydrate.

9. Consume complex carbohydrates that contain fiber. The fiber allows the carbohydrates to be released more slowly, providing sustained energy. Opt for whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and whole grain cereals.

10. Stay hydrated. About two-thirds of our body is water, and dehydration can contribute to reduced energy levels.

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Quote of the Day:

Benjamin Franklin - Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

@@@OMNISIENT TUESDAY@@@

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Tuesday. know you should know that Tuesdays here on MC is all about keeping you in the know…that our job and our duty so we’ve choose to dub it as Omniscient Tuesday…Just a quick reminder if you didn’t know then now you know today of course is the 21st of October 2008…well as a result I hope and trust that so far you’re morning has been completely fabulous or just plain fantastic… If it’s your birthday then happy birthday from all of us here on MC…So have you ever been guilty of meeting someone then forgetting their name completely…It's not as hard as it sounds remembering people's names. I do have a few pointers to improve your social skills and not find yourself in an awkward situation…

1. Repeat his or her name when you are introduced. Say the person's name at least ten times in your head. Repetition will help you remember. If you do not understand how to say the name, ask the person to repeat it.

2. Try to remember only his or her first name, don't worry too much about the last name, if you can't handle it.

3. Focus on when hearing someone's name for the first time to create a mental picture of this new person standing beside somebody else you already know well with the same name. When you need to remember the new person's name again, you can usually remember the mental picture you had of this person and who they were standing with.


Word of the Day:

CLOY - To become distasteful through an excess usually of something originally pleasing. E.g. it’s like when eating too much fudge it can become cloy

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Western Cape Super 14 Rugby team?
A: The Stormers

Did You Knows:

The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second …Here another fascinating fact for your FYI… On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute.…

We had interviews with:

Jonathan Cohen and he spoke to us about the new two-wheeler which could soon be introduced at all law enforcement departments.

We also spoke to Jennifer Preiss from the Ombudsman and she gave us some pointers around the dangers of illegal burial societies.

We wrapped up our series of interviews with Linda Lewis and she be joined me on the line to chat about post natal depression.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to deal with impossible people… We all know impossible people. They tend to share three main characteristics: They cannot be reasoned with, they believe they can do no wrong, and they are convinced that everything is someone else's fault. If you haven't had some first-hand experience in dealing with such people, even a brief conversation can raise your blood pressure through the roof. These people may also be known to some as narcissists. Here are some insights and steps for dealing with these highly difficult people…

1. Recognize that impossible people exist; you will eventually encounter them. There isn't a thing you can do about it. The first step is all about facing reality: If you think you might be dealing with an impossible person, you're probably right. When in doubt, proceed as instructed below. The headaches you save will be your own.

2. Be aware that some people simply aren't compatible. Sometimes, a person who gets along with everybody else quite well is an impossible person for you personally. Most relationships between people contain many shades of gray, but some people simply mix as well as oil and water. It is common to hear your impossible person proclaim that "Everyone else likes me." This is an attempt to shift the blame to you, so don't buy it.

3. Understand that it's not you, it's them. This can be surprisingly difficult, considering that impossible people have complete mastery of blaming skills. If you're dealing with an impossible person, you're probably being told on a regular basis that every conceivable thing is your fault. It isn't. As the saying goes, "It takes two to tango."

4. Defuse them. Stay calm, and don't spit angry words at them, whatever you do don't cry - this will only stimulate them to do more of the difficult behavior. Try ignoring them. Try looking away or starting another conversation, with a totally different topic. Find something you can agree with or praise them for. Do not, under any circumstances, join them in bashing, blaming or complaining. Do not bad talk to their face or to anyone else because then you are sinking down to their level.

5. Realize that you cannot deal with impossible people the same way you deal with everyone else. In some ways, they need to be treated like children. Give up all hope of engaging these folks in any kind of reasonable conversation. It will never happen, at least with you.

6. Protect your self-esteem. If you have regular dealings with someone who tries to portray you as the source of all evil, you need to take active steps to maintain a positive self-image. Remind yourself that this person's opinion is not necessarily the truth.

7. Guard against anger. If it helps, consider the fact that your anger is actually a precious gift to the impossible person. Anything you do or say while angry will be used against you over and over again. Impossible people tend to have amazing memories, and they will not hesitate to use a nearly endless laundry list of complaints from the past against you.

8. Give up self-defense. Understand very clearly that you cannot beat these kinds of people; they're called "impossible" for a reason. In their minds, you are the source of all wrongdoing, and nothing you can say is going to make them consider your side of the story. Your opinion is of no consequence, because you are already guilty, no matter what.

9. Understand that eventually, you and the impossible person will have to part ways. Whether they are a friend, a boss, a parent, even a spouse, the time to leave will eventually manifest. Maintaining a relationship with an impossible person is, literally, impossible. If you can't (or won't) make a physical departure immediately, make a mental one. In your mind, you've already left the relationship.

10. Be the opposite of them: a possible person. Live as an example of tolerance, patience, humility, and even some kindness (as difficult as that may be)--because these are all the things that the impossible person is not or not very good at. We are all influenced by the people in our environment--they don't have to be perfect all the time and neither do you.

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Quote of the Day:

Vince Lombardi - Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, October 20, 2008

***BEST OF THE BEST***

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Monday. I hope and trust that you are fabulous and fantastic on this Monday morning…all fully geared for the week that lays ahead…Here on MC we are fully geared for the week ahead because we have some exiting things coming your way such as Omniscient Tuesday, Gender Hub, Community Buzz and Art-C Friday, don’t forget our competition too…I also turning over a new leaf…Now on Friday’s I give you a MC Weekend Weather Forecast…Today I’ve got another Weather Forecast – but for the week ahead… so catch that MC Week – A – Head Forecast…So that brings us to your MC Week – A – Head Forecast… So this week ahead looks…apparently we are going to some beautiful sunny weather with temperatures reaching in the 20’s thank goodness for now no showers are expected, but it won’t be that cold… the highest temperature for the week is 22degrees in the afternoon and then 11 degrees in the highest temperature that the day will start out…not too bad…

Word of the Day:

HARPY – (a) A greedy person. (b) A bad-tempered woman.

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the traditional South African spicy sausage?
A: Boerewors

Did You Knows:

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th…I didn’t know that…And listen closely to this one It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

We had interviews with:

David Muller and he spoke to us about laughter classes sounds very interesting so he just told us more about the sessions and classes itself and why laughter is so good for you and therapeutic.

We had an interview with FAMSA – Family and Marriage Association of South Africa councilor Daleen van Staden and she’ll talk to us about women and marriage and marriage problems.

To wrap up our best of the best on the same topic we also featured an interview with Reuben Pillay a psychologist and he spoke to us about men and marriage and marriage problems.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to have fun with out friends… There is always something fun to do, even when you do not have any friends. Walk the mall, and check out the movie thats playing at the mall cinema and see if its a movie worth seeing. Talk to the shoppers while you are in the store, or buy yourself something new to wear, or a new computer game. While having friends to be with might be preferable, having none should not depress you…

1. Listen to the radio. You can always find something interesting, whether it's a talk show, the news, or the hit music station in your area.

2. Write. Writing is very rewarding. You can write about anything, from social problems to your personal experiences. It's also a good way to let off any steam about having no friends.

3. Volunteer your time. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. It could be helping an elderly neighbor to going to a homeless shelter. Research local soup kitchens, nursing homes, churches, etc in your area. You never know. You can make some new friends while helping people in your own community.

4. Do chores around your house. Vacuum, fold laundry, wash your parent's car, or clean a toilet if you are that bored.

5. Visit a library. Read good books, and join in on any reading groups they have.

6. Make a personalized journal and write in it every day.

7. Go to the movies. Enjoying a movie alone is great. No one talks in the theater anyway, so you will feel very comfortable. Buy popcorn and a drink, and enjoy the show.

8. Start walking for exercise. Walk a dog, take a yoga class, join a swimming team. It's fun and you'll be fit! Or try just doing crunches and push ups. Dancing is also very rewarding!

9. Watch some television at home. (Don't watch too much as this is unhealthy. It's all about moderation).

10. Call a relative and talk about whatever. Talking to family and hanging out with them is also loads of fun.

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Quote of the Day:

Jean Paul Richter - Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.
!!!ART-C FRIDAY!!!

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Friday. Today is Friday and I must say it’s the perfect weather for a Friday the perfect way to start the weekend… I know that you are fully geared for the weekend that’s laying ahead because I am too… I’ve got your weekend weather forecast…so sometimes the weather can put a serious hamper on your plans especially your weekend plans, but with the MC weather forecast we at least prepare you for what’s to come…So this weekend apparently we are going to some beautiful sunny weather…I think what ever you plan to do this weekend make sure that it is out doors so that you can just soak up all the sun… On Saturday morning…it will be sunshine all round with temperatures reaching a high of 26 degrees and starting out at 13 degrees not too bad…spring is definitely kicking in…then on Sunday things remain the same with a day full of sunshine the day will start off at 14degrees reaching beautiful 21 degrees…that lovely I said make sure you’re outdoors this weekend…

Word of the Day:

SPHINX - A mysterious, inscrutable person

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Bush Radio show that airs every Friday night from 22:00 and
01:00?
A: Headwarmz

Did You Knows:


We actually do not see with our eyes - we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain…Here is another fact you’re your FYI… Sound travels through water 3 times faster than through air…

We had interviews with:

Larry West the director of the dramatic black comedy
called Alfie.

We also spoke to Ezra and he’ll be chatting to us about Funk and
Roll Album – Tribute to Nat King Cole.

· We wrapped up our series of Art –C Friday interview with Milton Schorr – Playwright and director of the play called Wrestlers.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips…ways to deal with a bragging friend… Most people have that 1 friend who always brags and brags. This is how to deal with them and maybe prevent so much bragging...


1. When they brag a lot, bring up some topics you would like to brag about, too.

2. If they are bragging about something they just recieved, say something like "Oh! Those are so cool!" or "Nah, I find those boring!".

3. Don't let your friend get all the words in. Say some things, too.

4. Support your bragging friend. It may be hard, but do it. If you friend got an Ipod, say something like "Awsome! Your soo lucky!"

5. If they brag when you are saying something, say something like "Excuse me? Can I please finish? Thank you!"

6. If the bragging gets out of hand, just tell them that they are bragging way too much and it is making you envy them.

7. If your friend brags a lot, just don't pay attention. Mess up your locker combo, dig in your bag for a pencil, read a book, turn up your Ipod.

8. Try to get someplace else quick. If you are going to class, walk fast. Better yet, say you saw your friend. But don't lie to the extreme. "OH! I saw Britney Spears!" is not going to work.

9. Bring up different topics. If they said, "I am getting a red sports car for my birthday!" you could say "My dad works at a place where they sell sports cars! Where does your dad work?"

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Quote of the Day:


Cicero - We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory


It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

### COMMUNITY BUZZ###

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Thursday. Now apart from that it’s also World Food Day - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.The World Food Day theme for 2008 is "World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy…so here’s what I want you today just take one minute and think of those who don’t have food… how to make a hate box up next…So I’ve got how to make a HATE BOX…If you thinking what is a Hate Box well its a box designed to withhold angry thoughts that you know you can't just direct at any random person. In short: it's a place to store items that help you to let off steam and (later on) find relief that you didn't actually say that to a person's face!

1. Find a box. You can find decorative boxes in gift shops or maybe one in your storage. It can even just be a labeled, cardboard box. Some people might find pleasure in making one by hand.

2. Find a good hiding place. Before you start writing angry thoughts, you might want to find a location where nobody will find it and open it (unless you want to be totally open about your angry thoughts). Some places might be under your bed, in the back of your closet, or simply inside a drawer.

3. Write down your angry thoughts. For this to work, you got to be really mad or angry about something or at someone. For example: take a scrap piece of paper and write down what you'd like to say to your best friend, who stole away the person you loved (which they knew!) Then just fold up the paper and put it into the Hate Box.

4. After you've let off some steam, go face the problem and you'll find that you're able to deal with it in a more level-headed manner.

Word of the Day:

HARPY – (a) A greedy person. (b) A bad-tempered woman…

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the coach of the national South African cricket team?
A: Mickey Arthur

Did You Knows:

A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water …I didn’t know that…And listen closely to this one…Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks

We had interviews with:

David Muller and he spoke to us about laughter classes sounds very interesting so he just told us more about the sessions and classes itself and why laughter is so good for you and therapeutic.

We also spoke to That was an interview with Jeaun August from the SPCA – and he spoke to us about their charity shop.

Lastly we featured an interview with Raymond Ranchard from the Grassy Park Wellness Centre and he spoke to us about the Diabetes Support Group…

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on how to act around someone that you don’t like… We all have one: that annoying or arrogant person who we just can't seem to get away from. You don't want to be rude, but why cant they just leave you alone?

1. Avoid revealing personal information to this person such as your place of employment, address, or phone number. He or she may use it and you'll be forced to spend even more time with this person.

2. Keep around plenty of "cushion friends," or those friends that the two of you have in common that may prevent the possibility of a one-on-one conversation.

3. Don't ask too many questions about his or her life. The person may think that you care and go on a tangent, and you'll be stuck.

4. If you run into the person in a public place, act very preoccupied or in a hurry to get somewhere. Excuse yourself to the restroom and never return.

5. Keep track of where you see the person and when, and plan an opposite schedule for yourself.

6. Brainstorm plenty of excuses for not having to hang out with them. You're low on cash, very tired or ill, or have obligations to a friend or family member in need.

7. If you're forced into conversation, talk about something the person knows nothing about. He or she will soon lose interest.

8. Try to maintain a distance. Don't make it too obvious, but as much as you can, keep yourself at a distance.

9. Try and remain non-chalant to the person's life or activities. Don't bother what he or she does and keep yourself aloof.

10. Always be honest.

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Quote of the Day:

Jean Paul Richter - Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

%%% THE GENDER HUB%%%

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Wednesday. Now perhaps you didn’t know or maybe you already new, but for those who didn’t today of course is the 15th of October 2008 and it is also the 288th day of the year…There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year…I hope that you are feeling fantastic and oh so wonderful on this Wednesday morning… If it is your birthday today then happy birthday… Now in MC Chat I want to know from you have you ever had to deal with friends or family that just come over way to much…Now earlier I in MC Chat I spoke about dealing with friends or family that just come over way to much…Well I do have things to help you the next time you find yourself in that situation…

1. Try talking to them. If they know how you feel, maybe they'll back up a bit.

2. Get involved in other things. It's likely that they only do that because you'realways free. If you're busy more often, they'll see that you have your own life, and they can't always be with you.

3. Block their number. If they can't call you, they'll eventually give up.

4. Introduce them to other people.

Word of the Day:

PREEPON - To reschedule an event to an earlier time

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the traditional baked sweet pastry pie made of a milk filling?
A: Milktart

Did You Knows:

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open…Here’s another interesting fact… An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell

We had interviews with:

Lauren Beukes an award winning journalist, so she joined me on the line to chat about her career and the joys, the highs and lows also touching on being a women and what it means to her in society today.

We also spoke to FAMSA Family and Marriage Association of South Africa councilor Daleen van Staden and she’ll talk to us about women and marriage and marriage problems.

On the same topic we also featured an interview with Reuben Pillay a psychologist and he spoke to us about men and marriage and marriage problems.

Tip of the Day:

None the less its time for your Tip of the Day and we talking about ways to deal with a jealous friend… If you have a jealous friend who's making life difficult for you, here's how to fend off their negative attitude without ruining the friendship…Here are those tips…


1. Know the difference between jealousy and honesty. What might seem like a deliberate attempt to put you down might actually be your friend giving you constructive criticism.

2. Put yourself in your friend's shoes and understand the reasons behind his or her feelings. Jealousy often stems from insecurity.

3. Get a second opinion. If your friend is making comments that seem to stem from jealousy, have someone else around who can look at the situation objectively. If they're not present, seek their opinion afterwards.

4. Show a positive attitude to let the jealous friend know that they have no power over you and that you are very confident about yourself. If you are not confident to begin with, then Build Self Confidence.

5. Help your friend raise their self-esteem and build a life that they can be proud of instead of looking enviously at yours. Empowering them is a good way to diffuse their jealousy, but only do this for those people you feel are worthy of your time and energy.

6. Offer encouragement and praise when something goes right for your friend, but whatever you do, don't hide your happiness for what is going right in your life. A true friend supports at all times and should be happy for your accomplishments.

7. Tell the friend how pathetic they are for acting like a child. Ask them to get some well needed therapy. Friends shouldn't need to be treated like babies and if this is what your friend expects, it is time for some tough love.

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Quote of the Day:

Thomas Jefferson - How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

@@@OMNISCIENT TUESDAY@@@

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Tuesday. By know you should know that Tuesdays here on MC is just a little different because it’s all about keeping you in the know…and that means it’s Omniscient Tuesday on this 14th of October 2008…well as a result I hope and trust that so far you’re morning has been completely fabulous or just plain fantastic… I’m sure you’ve already borrowed one or two of your things to friends of yours I know I have, but what really gets to me is people not giving what they lent back… So if you have that problem I have three ways to ask them back – the items that you lent out tho…Here’s what to do…

1. Go to your friend's house, act as if it is a purely social call.
2. The borrowed DVD when calmly talking about it, act as if you had forgotten it.
3. Be less subtle if this tactic doesn't work. Just ask.

Word of the Day:

SEREIN - Fine rain falling from an apparently cloudless sky, typically observed after sunset

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the traditional South African spicy sausage?
A: Boerewors

Did You Knows:

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th…Here another fascinating fact for your FYI… Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day

We had interviews with:

Patrick Mackenzie and he spoke to about public transport safety on the road for commuters and for drivers.

We also spoke to Charles Maizel the founder of men on the side of the road and he’ll be chatting about a mass HIV drive run by the organization.

We featured a documentary on rural information centers in Ghana.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to have fun with out friends… There is always something fun to do, even when you do not have any friends. Walk the mall, and check out the movie thats playing at the mall cinema and see if its a movie worth seeing. Talk to the shoppers while you are in the store, or buy yourself something new to wear, or a new computer game. While having friends to be with might be preferable, having none should not depress you.

1. Listen to the radio. You can always find something interesting, whether it's a talk show, the news, or the hit music station in your area.

2. Write. Writing is very rewarding. You can write about anything, from social problems to your personal experiences. It's also a good way to let off any steam about having no friends.

3. Volunteer your time. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. It could be helping an elderly neighbor to going to a homeless shelter. Research local soup kitchens, nursing homes, churches, etc in your area. You never know. You can make some new friends while helping people in your own community.

4. Do chores around your house. Vacuum, fold laundry, wash your parent's car, or clean a toilet if you are that bored.

5. Visit a library. Read good books, and join in on any reading groups they have.

6. Make a personalized journal and write in it every day.

7. Go to the movies. Enjoying a movie alone is great. No one talks in the theater anyway, so you will feel very comfortable. Buy popcorn and a drink, and enjoy the show.

8. Start walking for exercise. Walk a dog, take a yoga class, join a swimming team. It's fun and you'll be fit! Or try just doing crunches and push ups. Dancing is also very rewarding!

9. Watch some television at home. (Don't watch too much as this is unhealthy. It's all about moderation).

10. Call a relative and talk about whatever. Talking to family and hanging out with them is also loads of fun.

http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

Lanston Hughes - Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, October 13, 2008

***BEST OF THE BEST...OF LAST WEEK***

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you are absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Monday. I hope and trust that you are fabulous and fantastic on this Monday morning…all fully geared for the week that lays ahead…Here on MC we are fully geared for the week ahead because we have some exiting things coming your way such as Omniscient Tuesday, Gender Hub, Community Buzz and Art-C Friday, don’t forget our competition too…I also turning over a new leaf…Now on Friday’s I give you a MC Weekend Weather Forecast…Today I’ve got another Weather Forecast – but for the week ahead… so catch that MC Week – A – Head Forecast… Just a reminder…Today is the 13th of October 2008 and that of course means that it’s the Monday Edition of the Morning Cruise… It has just gone…

Word of the Day:

LITIGATE - bring a case to court or go to court

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Western Cape town famous for snowfall during its winter
months?
A: Ceres

Did You Knows:

The average person laughs 13 times a day…I didn’t know that…And listen closely to this one when you blush, the lining of you stomach also turns red…

We had interviews with:

Cheryl Kiderlen and she spoke to us about the chronic fatigue, fibro and me support group, what they do and the kind of support that they offer to patients.

Later on we had an interview with Marlon Parker and he spoke to us about a exiting new project called the Mom 2.0 Project and the project shows how women can use Mxit, Facebook, the Blog and other technology to express themselves and heal.

To wrap up our best of the best interviews we had an interview with Peter Harley from No 2 drugs and yes to life a organization set up by Peter himself…Now usually we focus women doing great things in their community, but Peter is a gentlemen doing great thing in his community too.

Tip of the Day:

I’ve got your tips on ways to hold back your tears… Are you embarrassed or harassed when you cry? This will explain how to hold back inconvenient tears…Here are those tips…

1. Try not to think about what is causing the pain. Think of other things, for example a time when you were having a good time with your family and friends.

2. Walk away from the situation before you start to cry.

3. Hold your eyes open wide and don't blink very often. It is easier to keep the tears from starting than it is to stop them after they begin to fall.

4. While not moving your head, look up with your eyes. It is almost impossible to cry when you do this.

5. Pinch yourself somewhere or gently bite your tongue with your teeth to re-direct your attention to a localized, controllable physical pain.

6. Relax your jaw. This may seem weird, but it does help. Don't tighten your jaw, just relax. Open it once or twice, maybe.

7. Do give yourself time privately to cry about this specific trigger as well as generalized feelings of sadness or fear that you may have. If you are all bottled-up, you will likely be more prone to crying in public or in situations where you would rather not cry.

8. Sometimes people don't know that they are hurting you. If you don't let them know by crying, let them know in some other way or stay out of this type of situation if you can.

9. Make sure you need to hold back tears in a given situation. Keeping a "stiff upper lip" out of vanity or stubbornness can be exhausting. Letting people see that you are human can make relationships closer and help others feel more connected to and empathetic with you.

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Quote of the Day:

Terry Bradshaw - When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.