Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We showcased women taking the male dominated industries on full force. From steel manufacturing to architecture

By Denisia Adams

Ameliorate uh-MEEL-yuh-rayt
1. To make better; to improve.

Eg. A hot meal can ameliorate the discomforts of even the coldest day.

After who was the village of Montagu named?
A – Montagu III B - John Montagu C – no one
Answer: B - John Montagu
The village was named after John Montagu, then Colonial Secretary of the Cape, who traveled here to “baptize” the town at a ceremony held on the erf situated on the corner of Church and Long streets. Most of the erven were sold to colonists from the “Wagenmakersvallei” (Wagon Builders Valley) near Wellington from where building materials had to be lugged by ox wagon over Bain’s Kloof to Montagu.

A new survey suggests that with the rise of blogging and sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, medical students are increasingly posting inappropriate information, including items that violate patient confidentiality. Generally, this sort of inappropriate content is related to the student's own behavior, including alcohol- and drug-related comments or images as well as sexually suggestive, profane, or discriminatory items, but there have been several incidents in the past year that involved violations of patient confidentiality. While other industries are grappling with similar issues, the medical profession is unique in that patients’ privacy is at stake.

How to Deal With Impossible People
Most people with personality disorders have what is sometimes referred to as "disorders of the self," because they often don’t believe that there is anything wrong with them. They think, “This is me,” or “This is the way I have always been,” and self-preservation makes them want to stay that way. Personality disordered people are the ones who usually come to mind when we think of the term, “toxic person.” Here are some insights and steps for dealing with these highly difficult - even, impossible - 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. It doesn't matter how this person interacts with others. The fact is, the way the two of you interact together is terrible. Remember that blame never changes the facts. To counter this, tell them that it is a logical fallacy, or specifically an *Ad hominem.
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." Chances are, the more often they blame you, the more they themselves are actually at fault. Keep in mind that this is not to be used as a way to blame them. Blaming is what impossible people do, and they do it well. Instead, you are only facing the facts, for your own sake. That being said, here's a simple way to tell: If you accept responsibility for your own faults and resolve to improve yourself, it's probably not you. Remember, impossible people can do no wrong.
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. Add something positive. Redirect by focusing on something, anything, positive in the situation or in the conversation. Whatever you do just stay calm!
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. Remember what happened the last fifty times you tried to have a civilized discussion about the status of your relationship with this person. Chances are, every such attempt ended in you being blamed for everything. Decide now to quit banging your head against a brick wall.
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. Understand that oftentimes, impossible people are particularly "fact-challenged." If the attacks have little basis in raw fact, dismiss them. You can't possibly be as bad as this person would like you to believe you are. Do not defend yourself out loud, however. It will only provoke the impossible person into another tirade.
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. Five years from now, you could be hearing about the angry remark you made today (which you didn't even mean in the first place). Impossible people will seize anything that provides them the opportunity to lay blame like it was gold.
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. The only thing left to do is wait for physical reality to reflect that fact.
10. Avoid letting the impossible person make you into a "clone" of them. If you aren't careful, you could find yourself adopting much of the offender's own behavior, even if you aren't voluntarily trying. Eschew blame entirely by understanding that this is just the way the other person is. These things define the impossible person's actions, and nothing you do can change any part of their past.
11. Be a manager. Until it is over, your task in the relationship is to manage the impossible person, so that he or she deals less damage to you. As a manager, your best resources are silence (it really is golden in some cases such as this), humoring the other, and abandoning all hope of "fixing" the impossible person. Impossible people do not listen to reason. They can't (and even if they could, they wouldn't). You can't convince them that they have any responsibility for the problems between you. They don't recognize (or if they did, wouldn't try to improve) their flaws for a very logical reason; they don't have any flaws. You must understand and manage this mindset without casting blame and without giving in to anger. It's far easier said than done, and you will slip from time to time, but as time goes on, you'll become a better manager.
12. Realize that impossible people engage in projection. Understand that you are going to be accused of much (or all) of this behavior yourself. If your impossible person gets a look at this text, to them it will look like a page about you. Prepare yourself for the fact that the impossible person's flaws and failings will always be attributed to you. Remember, in their minds, you are at fault for everything! They will have an endless supply of arguments to support this, and if you make the mistake of encouraging them, they will be more than happy to tell you why you are the impossible person, and how ironic it is that you are under the mistaken impression that it is them.
13.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. Give respect because you are human. If you don't receive respect, that's -sadly- their problem. Give understanding, and you get understanding. Ultimately this sort of behavior is probably the only thing that might possibly get through to them. They may not change in everything, but you can safely expect a difference.

Tebogo Mashego from Diep K Steel Aluminium in Johanessburg. She joined us to discuss her experience as a woman in a predominantly male industry. She to wants to encourage women to join her and tackle the steel manufacturing, burglar proofing and sliding door industry.

Lastly we spoke about women in the architectural industry.

Saudi Arabian Proverb
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Find out SSISA's response to the Time Magazine's, "Why exercise won't make you thin" and about Robben Island spring school

By Denisia Adams
To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements.

Eg. Newspaper editors should remain objective and not traduce people no matter how scandalous/disgraceful they may be.

Why is the route stretching from somewhere east of the Cape Town to somewhere west in Port Elizabeth called the Garden Route?

A – The owner of the road surname is Garden B – no one knows C – because of the region's beautiful vegetation and mountainous scenery

Answer: C – because of the region's beautiful vegetation and mountainous scenery

Several militaries have developed programs that train dolphins to perform a variety of tasks, such as rescuing divers and locating underwater mines. The US Navy's Marine Mammal Program, which played a role in both the Gulf and Iraq Wars, is comprised of approximately 75 dolphins. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Bolivia holds the highest turnover of governments. Since their independence from Spain in 1825, Bolivia has had almost 200 governments.

How to Accept Being Shy
Sadly, in our society, being shy and quiet sometimes feels like a personality trait that a person has to "put up with", instead of a characteristic to enjoy or even celebrate. The word "shy" has many meanings and it can range from mild to crippling. This article deals with shyness in the mild social awkwardness sense.
1. Remember that attitudes toward quietness are cultural. In some parts of the world, the most popular children are the most reserved and sensitive, while in North America, the most assertive, loud children are the most popular. (This has been studied and documented.) In other parts of the world, your personality would be envied.
2. While loud, extroverted, "rowdy" types may get the most initial attention, that sort of personality sometimes gets tiresome. It's enjoyable to get to know someone slowly, which is often how quiet people proceed. Haven't you noticed that when a person "holds something in reserve", other people find it attractive? Quiet people can project a sense of self-possession and an inner centeredness that more extroverted people don't have. In other words, quiet people can be very appealing in our culture too, as long as the the quiet person values him/herself.
3. Many writers, philosophers, and other fascinating people are quiet or reserved. Quietness and sensitivity are often associated with complex thinking and creativity.
4. Enjoy being someone who can tolerate being alone for a few hours or days. Some extroverted people can't stand to be alone, while you would handle it well. Quiet people are often very resourceful and self-reliant. Extroverts sometimes fall apart without others around.
5. Remember that in a sea of talkers, you're unique. You can listen. Once you display this trait, people will love it.
6. Know your own strengths. Do you write better than you talk? Does your quiet watchfulness make you more observant or insightful than those who never stop talking long enough to notice? Have you mastered a solitary art, craft, skill, trade, game or hobby? Shyness need not mean weakness, and it need not preclude self-confidence.
7. Seek out other quiet people to spend time with. If you find yourself a wallflower at an event or gathering, see who else is pinned to his or her seat. There are others in the world who prefer their conversation paced more like chess than basketball. There are others who would prefer a companion to sit with quietly and perhaps read. You may very well establish a relationship with such a person that goes well beyond what the extroverts of the world usually experience by making small talk with everyone in the room.

Vuvu Mayongo who joined us to speak about the annual five day Robben Island Spring School. This year’s theme is Robben Island the university. Every year kids from around the country come to discuss, inspire be inspired and most importantly implement what was taught back into their communities.

We then spoke to Dr Julia Goedecke of the University of Cape Town’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine unit. She joined us to discuss the outcome of a free information session, which was hosted by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa yesterday evening. The info session evaluated the various claims made in the article posted by Time Magazine on why exercise won’t make you thin. They presented the current knowledge regarding weight loss, using exercise and diet. Basically the article is null and void. Dr Goedecke went on to say that exercise has to be accompanied by a good eating plan and most importantly people should not put too much emphasis on weight loss and more on being healthy.

Joshua J. Marine
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's ART - C Friday where we chat to hot local bands/musicians/singers/artist and theatre productions

By Denisia Adams

both·er·a·tion n.
The act of bothering or the state of being bothered.

Used to express annoyance or irritation.

Which SA artist is known for her songs entitled, ‘Beautiful Vibrations’, ‘El Musica’ and stars in Rhythm City?

Answer: Kb - Keabetswe Motsilanyane

Flavored Cigarettes Banned in US
A federal ban on flavored cigarettes went into effect this week, blocking the manufacture, import, marketing, and distribution of candy-, fruit-, and clove-flavored cigarettes. The US Food and Drug Administration maintains that these types of cigarettes are more appealing to youth and act as a gateway to regular tobacco use. According to research, 17-year-old smokers are three times as likely as smokers over the age of 25 to use flavored cigarettes. The FDA believes that this ban, which does not include menthol cigarettes or other flavored tobacco products, will help stop thousands of young people from becoming smokers.

How to Be Yourself
1. Find yourself. You can't be yourself if you don't know, understand, and accept yourself first. It should be your primary goal to find this out. Try to take time to yourself and contemplate your life and choices. Try to think about what kind of things you would or wouldn't like to do, and act accordingly; finding out through trial and error helps more than you might think it does. You can even take personality tests, but be careful to only take what you want from them and not let them define you. Work on accepting mistakes and choices you've made; they're done and in the past, so there is no use crying over spilled milk.
2. Stop caring about how people perceive you. The fact is, it really doesn't matter. It's impossible to be yourself when you're caught up in wondering "Do they think I'm funny? Does she think I'm fat? Do they think I'm stupid?" To be yourself, you've got to let go of these concerns and just let your behavior flow, with only your consideration of others as a filter — not their consideration of you. Besides, if you change yourself for one person or group, another person or group may not like you, and you could go around in a vicious cycle trying to please people; it's totally pointless in the end, and it leaves you exhausted. However, if someone you trust and respect critiques aspects of who you are, feel free to judge (honestly) whether or not it is accurate instead of accepting or dismissing the critique unconditionally.
3. Be honest and open. What have you got to hide? We're all imperfect, growing, learning human beings. If you feel ashamed or insecure about any aspect of yourself — and you feel that you have to hide those parts of you, whether physically or emotionally — then you have to come to terms with that and learn to convert your so-called flaws into individualistic quirks. Be honest with yourself, but don't beat yourself up; apply this philosophy to others, as well. There is a difference between being critical and being honest; learn to watch the way you say things to yourself and others when being honest.
4. Relax. Stop worrying about the worst that could happen, especially in social situations. So what if you fall flat on your face? Or get spinach stuck in your teeth? Learn to laugh at yourself both when it happens and afterwards. Turn it into a funny story that you can share with others. It lets them know that you're not perfect and makes you feel more at ease, too. It's also an attractive quality for someone to be able to laugh at themselves and not take themselves too seriously!
5. Develop and express your individuality. Whether it's your sense of style, or even your manner of speaking, if your preferred way of doing something strays from the mainstream, then be proud of it... unless it's destructive to yourself or others. Be a character, not a type.
6. Have a productive day. Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and that some days, you're the statue. People might raise eyebrows and even make fun, but as long as you can shrug and say "Hey, that's just me" and leave it at that, people will ultimately respect you for it, and you'll respect yourself.
7. Believe in who you are. If you're always working to be someone you're not, you'll never be a happy person. Be yourself and show the world you're proud of the way you are! Nobody knows you better than you and that's how it should be. You deserve to be your own best friend, so start trying to figure out how you can do that. If you had to hang out with yourself for a day, what is the most fun type of person you could be, while still being yourself? What is the best version of you? Believe in this idea and use that as your starting point.
8. Follow your own style. The common thing a lot of people do is copy other's actions because it seems like the better route to fit in, but really, shouldn't you stand out? Standing out yes, is very hard, but you need to try avoid assuming other people's perspectives of you. Maybe you like to sit outside on the deck under a umbrella in the middle of the rain, maybe you have different ideas of things, rather than other people, maybe you like strawberry cake instead of the common chocolate cake, whatever you are, accept it. Being different is absolutely beautiful and it attracts people to you.

Carlo Thompson from Stereo Zen and Moreira Chonguica from Moreira Project.

Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MC inspires this GENDER HUB Wednesday find out who our inspiration was this morning btwn 9am-12pm

By Denisia Adams

bucolic adj.

1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
eg. The bucolic village was a relaxing getaway for many stressed workers.
In which province would one find the town called De Aar?
A – Free State B –doesn’t exist C – Northern Cape
Answer= C – Northern Cape
De Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia and tarred roads to surrounding towns. The junction was the second most important railway junction in South Africa, with 110km of railway lines including 29 rail-tracks.

The "Crossing the Line" ceremony originally was created as a test to ensure new sailors were capable of handling long, rough stretches at sea, the "Crossing the Line" ceremony is an initiation rite used by many navies to commemorate a sailor's first crossing of the equator. Sailors who have already crossed the equator are nicknamed Shellbacks; those who have not are called Pollywogs. Many navies now have regulations to prevent hazing during the tradition, which often involves various physical tests. DID YOU KNOW Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practised in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games.

How to Learn to Wait for What You Want
Life is 10% what you make it, 90% how you take it. Having the right attitude about things makes life a lot easier.
1.Identify your problem.
2.Have the right attitude. Ask yourself these questions... Do you think your problem is only what is wrong with what is now? Are you unhappy because you can't be where you want to be right this very second? Will things really change if you get what or where you want?
3. Know that if you think life is terrible right now, possibilities are that life will be terrible when you get to where you want to go in life. Because life is only what you make of it.
4. Are you living in the future? Neglecting the present? And forgetting the past?
5. Are your priorities mixed up? What kind of job you have, where you live, and other things in your life are minor ones compared to the importance of making the best of what is here and now.
6.Attitude is everything! A person with a poor attitude is a poor person period, but those with a good attitude are rich no matter what.
7.Set your priorities straight. Do you want the glamour without the work? What if what you want entails work also?
8. Start listening to your intuition for guidance on where you should go. Take charge of the here and now.

Two inspiring individuals. Firstly we had Sindiwe Mangona and then we had Mr Siphiwe Zingani.
We were joined by Sindiwe Mangona, South African author who wrote a book being hailed as the most important about HIV/Aids called, "Beauty’s Gift". Sindiwe is an inspring individual trying to help and encourange the South African women to start choosing life.

Then we spoke to Siphiwe Zingani. Siphiwe is a recovering drug addict who has come from the dark corners of the world into a world of possibilities. He is currently a motivational speaker and an aspiring musician.

Al Franken

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Find out what was discussed on the topic whether traditional parenting is still favoured. What is traditional parenting? Send us your comments
By Denisia Adams

alacrity n.

1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
2. Speed or quickness; celerity.

Eg. You can respond to an invitation with alacrity. You respond right away.

Which is South Africa’s youngest town?
A – Welkom B – Mossel Bay C – all the towns are the same age
Answer: A – Welkom
Welkom is South Africa's youngest town and has been the centre of the gold fields since 1947. The town sprung up after gold was discovered on a farm called St Helena. Welkom has grown perhaps with a faster rate as Johannesburg, yet is proud of the fact that its traffic system of traffic circles were so well designed that they still have only a few traffic lights. It is in the Free State the second largest town and the core of the relatively recent geologic windfall of the Free State.

For decades, parents and psychologists have debated the merits of spanking children. While many say that an occasional swat is harmless in the long run, experts now say meting out the punishment early in a child’s life can have lasting effects. A new study of more than 2,500 toddlers from low-income families found that those who were spanked as 1-year-olds tended to behave more aggressively at age 2 and performed worse on cognitive tests at the age of 3 than children who were spared the punishment. Verbal punishment, on the other hand, did not appear to have the same detrimental effects as spanking.

How to Become What You Wish to Be in Life
What's the meaning of life? Well, maybe nobody really knows the answer to that question, but figuring out what your purpose in life is can be accomplished with some honest introspection. Figuring out your overall plan can help you achieve your ultimate goal and be what you want to be.
1. Think hard about your aspirations. What is it that you are passionate about? How do you want to benefit (from) other people?
2. Understand your strengths. What do you find comes easiest to you, or that you enjoy doing the most? Do you have an innate talent in mathematics? Do you find it easy to express emotions to other people? Are you comfortable speaking with other people? Do you have a passion for educating others on the topics with which you are most familiar? Are you a one-of-a-kind athlete? These are only a handful of potential questions that you could ask yourself.
o If you're uncertain about what your strengths are, don't worry — you're not alone. There are a number of actions that you can take to help recognize what you do best. Everyone has a talent or skill in some particular field.
3. Consider some potential career options. There are a multitude of careers out there, but they will ultimately narrow down to that which you enjoy doing the most. Think about what actually is in you — the real you, and your real wish. It may help to consider what you would be willing to pay to do, or to do even if you weren't being paid.
4. Ask your friends and family. What personal characteristics and talents do you reflect to them? What do they think would be good for you, in terms of a career, that highlight these characteristics? Although you should not rely completely on what they suggest, there is great value in their observations of what they see in you as a person.
5. Have confidence. Become your own person. Don't follow anyone else's style — create your own. Make decisions based on your own aspirations and goals for yourself. Don't base your standards or values on the standards of others.
6. Join clubs or other organizations that pertain to your talent. You can become more familiar with your determined area of expertise, further strengthening your talents.
7. Set your goals and commit to them. Be certain with yourself that you want to follow through with a particular area for the foreseeable future. Don't make a decision and change your mind in a matter of months. Write down your goals and revisit the list often.
8. Follow your dreams. Don't let anyone hold you back.

Pat Coonbe from the Parent Centre in Wynberg, Cape Town. Today on Omniscient Tuesday we discussed whether “Traditional” parenting is still favoured. Now not being a mother myself (it’s way too early) I’ve definitely learnt lots.

We firstly discovered traditional parenting is that of which is carried on/ passed down (parenting methods). If you the parent does exactly what was done to you.

I was pretty 70/30 on this topic but I have to admit Pat Coonbe certainly made me see the light.

What’s important is that we’ve also discovered there’s this gap between punishment and abuse. Punishment does not mean abusing your child. Then again just because you spare the rode doesn’t necessarily mean spoil the child. To punish a child for wrongdoing according to Pat Coonbe should never resort to a spanking. Coonbe goes on to say that if the child gets use to being “hit” after wrongdoing this could result in the child responding the same way to others (friends, etc) even in the playground.

We discussed many points of views but what stands out for me is that to raise a good, respectful and healthy child requires good, respectful and healthy parents, practice what you preach!

*** If you want to comment on this topic by all means let us know how you feel.***

Michael Johnson

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Check what Cherry Vynil has to offer S.A music and tattoo and piercing give aways

By Denisia Adams

Efficacious \ef-ih-KAY-shuhs\
Capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, remedy, etc.

"The medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough."

What Cape Town based band is made up of 4 girls (violin, vocalist, cello and sax) and a male DJ. Also had a hit single called It’s still the music?
Answer: CODA

Showering may be unhealthy, say researchers who found that disease-causing germs can get trapped in showerheads and grow into a biofilm that delivers a bacteria spray along with the water. An analysis of 50 showerheads from various US cities found that about 30 percent harbored high levels of Mycobacterium avium, a pathogen linked to lung disease. The bacteria are common in municipal water systems, however, the levels found within the showerheads were 100 times higher than those in typical household water.

How to Stay Awake at Work
Whether you partied all night, stayed up with a newborn, or lost sleep while finishing up a project, now you're at work and you're having a difficult time staying awake. You promise yourself that you'll get more sleep, if you can just make it through the day without being discovered by your boss with your eyes closed. Here's how.

1. Use your sense of smell. A strong scent, good or bad, can make you more alert very quickly. Aromatherapists often recommend essential oils of the following plants to stimulate the nervous system and reduce fatigue (open the bottle and take a big whiff when you're feeling drowsy):
o Rosemary
o Eucalyptus blue gum
o Peppermint (a study showed that smelling peppermint can lower fatigue by 15%, increase alertness by 30% and decrease frustration by 25%)
o Coffee (beans or brewed, study has shown that simply smelling coffee can awaken a person)
o Scots pine oil
Of course, not all of us have essential oils stored in our file cabinets, but using hand lotions or burning candles with these same scents could help. Herbs like rosemary and peppermint can often be found fresh or dried at a grocery store; for a little pick-me-up, take a pinch and roll it between your fingertips and smell it. Alternatively, if there's any chili powder around, take a (careful) whiff of that.

2. Massaging any of the following points will improve circulation and ease fatigue:
o Top of your head (lightly tap with your fingertip)
o Top of the back of your neck
o Back of your hands (between thumb and index finger)
o Just below the knees
o Earlobes

3. Take a power nap. If you have the time, sleeping for just 15-20 minutes can increase your alertness by leaps and bounds if you have a cup of coffee (or any other form of caffeine) right before you fall asleep.

4. Expose yourself to bright light, preferably natural daylight. Your body's internal clock, its circadian rhythms, are regulated by your exposure to sufficient light. Even if you're in an environment where there's artificial light, brighter is better. If you can step outside (even on a cloudy day) or look out the window for a full minute, you'll be more alert. Wherever you work, see if you can replace the light fixture or add a lamp that will brighten your workspace.

5. Keep yourself uncomfortable.
o Stay on your feet as much as possible. If you have to sit down, get the most uncomfortable chair you can find. Make sure the back is upright, forcing you to sit up very straight. Don't allow your head to rest on anything--your hands, the desk, the wall.

o Stay cold. If it's a little cold, take off your sweater or jacket so you stay on the chilly side. Open a window or put on a small fan, pointed at your face.

6. Exercise at your computer. Just because you're sitting down doesn't mean you can't use your muscles.

7. Avoid a full stomach. Munch on snacks all day, rather than having a big meal. The key is to not get a spike of sugar intake (followed by the inevitable crash). The same goes for caffeine. Break your consumption down into small doses.

Apple - the sweetness and tartness in the flavor, along with the "crunch" will perk you up in a healthy way
Sunflower seeds still in the husk (put a small handful in your cheek and crack them open one at a time, using only your teeth and tongue; this will require just enough active thought and tongue movement to prevent you from dozing off, and the salt of the sunflower seeds is invigorating and stimulating; spit out the sunflower husks into a paper cup as you go, as quietly as possible so as to not disturb others around you)
o Raisins

8. Listen to music that's energizing to you; if possible, dance or sing along, even if you just bob your head or hum. Music that's irritating or jarring to you can also work. Just make sure to use headphones so you don't disturb your co-workers.
9. Every thirty minutes, do one of the following:
o Physical activity for 2-3 minutes (jumping jacks, push- ups, jogging in place, or walk around)
o Splash cold water on your face
o Drink an ice cold glass of water (the coldness picks you up, and guarantees you getting up every half hour or so to go to the bathroom; you won't fall asleep on a full bladder)
o Brush your teeth

Amanda Khupe from Incline Tattoo & Piercing in Claremont Cape Town. She joined us to talk about the art of tattooing, its origins as well as a promotions they currently running at their store. Every 10th person booking for the weekend of the 25th and 26th of September will receive a R400 tattoo voucher (valid for two months).To find out more contact 079 288 26 72.

We then weer joined by Cape Town Based three-piece band called Cherry Vynil. We discussed their fusion of acoustics, jazz/blues and subtle rock sound. To listen to their music and find out more about Cherry Vynil visit:

Storm Jameson
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If it's community buzz you looking for it's Community Buzz you'll get only on MC Bush Radio 895fm

By Denisia Adams


1.A superabundance; an excess.
Plethora means an abundant excess. Most often, it means a bountiful excess such as riches. "The Thanksgiving feast was a plethora of favorite foods of the family." "There was a plethora of costumes to choose from for the masquerade."

Which sports organisation employed former South African cricketer Dave Richardson?
Answer: I.C.C (International Cricket Council)

One of the few Sanskrit words commonly recognized by non-Hindi speakers, namaste is an Indian gesture, greeting, and parting phrase. Derived from a Sanskrit phrase literally meaning "I bow to you," namaste is universally accepted in India and Nepal by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians. ALSO DID YOU KNOW The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America's Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.

How to Work Through Feelings of Social Isolation
In our modern world--we have a plethora of options for communication. You can ring, ping, email, fax, text, post, comment, tweet, myspace, facebook or skype. Nearly anywhere you go--anytime you want--you can be logged on and dialed in. We are easily the most connected society in the history of mankind. Yet, despite our ability for constant contact, (or perhaps because of it) feelings of social isolation persist.
Step 1
Stop comparing your life to the lives of others. Absolutely everything you "know" about others is based on assumptions of a partial picture. We can never really know what goes on inside the mind and heart of another person, because what we show to the world is an edited version of ourselves. You know how it is: we put on happy faces and rarely talk about our pain even with those who are closest to us; therefore, what we see of others is really an incomplete picture. Comparing the complete picture of your life (which, of course, only you see and experience every day) to the incomplete picture of another person's life is futile and stupid. Remember, just because you see a group of people laughing while hanging out together at a bar doesn't mean they are all having a good time. Just because you see a couple locked in a loving embrace doesn't mean they don't fight beyond closed doors. You cannot and should not judge the quality of your life based on what you see of the lives of your friends or stories you hear in the media.
Step 2
Speaking of media, be conscious of what media you consume and how it affects your beliefs and feelings about your life. All media stories are witnessed, sifted, filtered, crafted and edited. Media stories are also partial pictures created to evoke a certain feeling or prove a specific point. By media stories, I'm not just talking about traditional television programs or movies, but I am also talking about "reality" television, blog posts and even Facebook pages. Things that appear in these formats are always edited to show a desired slant, even casual snapshots or off-the-cuff status updates.
Step 3
Allow yourself to feel your feelings of loneliness. It is OK to feel lonely. Loneliness is not unique to you, nor is it proof that you are weird or a social outcast. Loneliness is a natural part of the human condition. When you feel loneliness, know that you are not alone. Hopefully, this will help you feel less lonely.
Step 4
Find something you love to do and find a group of people who also love that thing and do it together on a regular basis. It really is that simple.
Step 5
Be patient. Friendships and strong, fulfilling bonds take time to develop.
Step 6
Volunteer to help people who have less than you do. Not only does helping people increase your opportunities to have meaningful social interactions, it also helps you to put your suffering into perspective.
Step 7
Transform negative thoughts with gratitude. If you keep telling yourself things like, "I am weird. I have no friends. I am alone. Everybody rejects me," then your life will form to these thoughts, and you will create a socially isolated reality for yourself. You will look around and see only the things that reinforce your negative worldview. You will dwell on the person who ignores you, while completely missing the three other people who smiled at you. Instead of allowing your negative thoughts to become you, be grateful for all that you do have and put your focus there.
Step 8
Remember, emotions are like weather patterns passing through your mind. Just because you are lonely today, does not mean that you will be lonely tomorrow. Your future only resembles your past if you allow it to do so.
Step 9
Work through feelings of jealousy, hate and rage productively with a counselor, meditation, yoga or genuine prayer. If you find that you are unsuccessful in reducing your feelings of social isolation on your own, seeking help from a mental health professional, a spiritual teacher or life coach can help you make the life changes you crave. Do not let continued anger fester and get out of control.
Step 10
Get off the computer. Get out and start interacting with people. Right now! Surfing the web, reading blogs or sending email is not interacting with a person; it's interacting with a machine. If you feel socially isolated, you need to have more face-to-face interactions with other human beings.

An interview with Edith Pienaar from the Plumsted Meals-on-Wheels an organisation that provides a much needed services for the elder from the ages of 70 and up. This service provides the bedridden and needy elders who no longer can see for themselves with nutritious meals for only R6.00 as well as helping them with shopping, getting medicationetc. To find out more about Meals-on-Wheels contact Edith on 021 761 2443

We then were joined by Gina Gilbert one the members of Odd Fella’s Social Club. She joined us to speak about the social club how they help kids in homes (orphans) to be kids. Providing them with social events like fun fairs etc. To find out more contact Gina on 082 077 67 97

Japanese Proverb

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What are the questions we hate to be asked by the opposite sex in a relationship? That’s what MC explored

By Denisia Adams


shining brightly; radiant; gleaming:

Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.

Which South African, in 1979, became the first ever woman to win a Formula One motor race?

Answer: Desiree Wilson

The youngest active system of governance is communism, which was introduced in 1848 by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. ALSO DID YOU KNOW In gambling language, for a gambling house a "sure-thing" is a wager that a player has little chance of winning; "easy money" is their profit from an inexperienced bettor, an unlucky player is called a "stiff."

How to Cure Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is one of the major causes of stress and health problems today. With our ever-increasing workloads and long hours spent behind the computer, many of us don't get the proper amount of sleep each night. If you are suffering from extreme fatigue, you probably suffer from multiple health problems. Learn how to cure fatigue naturally and effectively.
Step 1
Have a pre-sleep ritual. Many people head straight from checking email into bed. This not only heightens your stress level, you may not be able to rest because of the increased excitement you experienced pre-bedtime. A pre-sleep ritual could include a hot bath, a glass of warm milk or a good book you keep on your nightstand.
Step 2
Eat properly. One of the best ways to curb fatigue is to eat plenty of nutrient-rich foods. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains are all excellent sources of vitamins and minerals.
Step 3
Make a schedule. Allow ample time to complete your household chores, work and other responsibilities. Stick to that schedule in order to avoid being overworked.
Step 4
See your doctor. Your primary care physician may refer you to a specialist or run tests on you. They may even be able to prescribe you sleep medication.
Step 5
Get fresh air. Throughout your work day, head outside for a dose of sunshine and fresh outdoor air. It will do wonders for your senses and overall well-being.
Step 6
Exercise. One of the best ways to increase your energy levels is by getting enough physical exercise.

Susan Erasmus from Health24. Today on Gender Hub Wednesday we discussed the kind of questions women hate and why as well as the questions men hate and why. This was in the plight to bring a better understanding of eachother and hopefully learn to respect eachother more. Here are the articles written by Susan Erasmus:

5 questions all women hate and why?
Let’s face it, women have the ability to read much more into a question than is meant.
For instance, a guy asks what the time is, and she hears, “I’m bored, I want to leave, I wonder if this relationship is working for me, I think I may be able to escape in the next few minutes, I wonder what I am doing here?” He wanted to know what the time was, because he needs to take his tablet an hour after supper.
So what do the following questions mean to women?

Are you going to be much longer? She hears : Here I am sitting on my backside waiting in the car, while you are packing the baby’s bag, sorting out the dog, wrapping the birthday present, dealing with YOUR mother’s phonecall, setting the alarm and locking the house. What is taking you so long?Why does this question irritate women?This question merely reveals your husband/boyfriend’s complete lack of understanding about what it takes to get ready to go on the road. And this is what makes women angry. Leave it to the man in your life, and you will arrive at the party without a present, without clean nappies for the baby, and to top it all, a call from the alarm company, saying the armed response says the dog is trotting around inside the house and they hope that is what set off the alarm.
Don’t you think you should start running again? She hears : You are getting fat and I think it is because you are not getting enough exercise. Pick up two more kilo’s and I am out of here.Why does this question irritate women?It makes them feel that they are being prescribed to in how they should look, what they should wear in order to be found acceptable. Men just don’t understand that many women deal with baby blues or the difficult boss by eating a second slice of chocolate cake, followed by a cream caramel delight, rum ‘n raisin ice cream and rounded off with a sweetie pie.
What’s for supper?She hears: Your place is in the kitchen. I don’t care if your work a full day like I do, supper is your responsibility and I am hungry.Why does this question irritate women? It makes them feel as if the bulk of the household responsibilities is still theirs, even if they work fulltime or earn more than their husbands. Especially if they shopped for the food, cooked yesterday and put three loads of washing through the machine in the last 24 hours.
What was your previous boyfriend like?
She hears: I don’t like the thought of your being with anyone else, even if I didn’t know you then. I really want to hear that he was a right royal jerk, useless in bed, couldn’t hold down a job and generally disliked by all your family and friends.Why does this question irritate women?It makes them feel cornered – previous boyfriends are actually private territory and have nothing to do with present relationships. When women are hesitant to discuss previous relationships, men often react as if they are somehow being excluded and as if the woman has something to hide. We all have secrets and private things about which we don’t talk to anyone.
Who was that you were talking to?She hears: I don’t trust you. I don’t like you talking to other men. You’re mine, mine, mine and don’t you forget it. How much did that smile really mean?Why does this question irritate women? It makes them feel as if they are being treated like possessions and not human beings. Everyone needs friends and women certainly do not want to sleep with every man they smile at. Heavens, that would include the 72-year-old butcher on the corner.- (Susan Erasmus, Health24)

Questions all men hate and why?
Everything is coasting along smoothly and then she asks the QUESTION. It makes you feel as if you have just hit a brick wall. You also suddenly feel like some wild animal caught in the headlights of a large oncoming truck. Is there a way out?
Why do you think your last relationship didn’t work out?This is a trick question. If he says it was all his fault, it gives his new partner ammunition and if he says it was his old partner’s fault, it looks as if he thinks he is perfect and is just being nasty. Previous relationships are also private territory and unless the information is volunteered, it is best not to trespass there.

Possible answer: I obviously had less insight when I chose her than when I chose you.
When do you think we can get new curtains for the lounge? She means ‘sometime in the future’ and he thinks, “Oh heavens, she wants them tomorrow and we can’t afford them.” Frankly, he has never even noticed the curtains and probably wouldn’t be able to say what colour they were if you asked him somewhere he couldn’t see them. Questions like these turn up the financial pressure many men feel in relationships.

Possible answer: Money’s a bit tight now – where do you think we can save a little over the next few months so we can afford this?
Do you even know what day it is today?No you don’t, which is why she is asking. The terror evoked by this question is huge. Forgetting birthdays or anniversaries or St Valentine’s Day, can give your partner ammunition for weeks to come. Fill these days in on your desk calendar or programme them into your cellphone in advance. It is worth the trouble. When you forget a woman’s birthday, she hears the message loud and clear that you no longer love her or care for her – whether it is true or not.

Possible answer: Of course I do, but they could only do the delivery late this afternoon, so you’ll just have to be a little patient.
Do you think my best friend is attractive?Another trick question. She wouldn’t have asked unless she thought her friend was attractive. If you say that you do, you could be in serious trouble. If you say no, she will think you may be lying, or that you are just being nasty.

Possible answer: I can see why men would find her attractive, but there is a reason why I chose you and not her.
Where do you think our relationship is going?Uh-oh. This is a heart-stopper. Does she want a marriage proposal, an evaluation of the last week together, or just reassurance that you still find her attractive? Probably all three. This is where you have to tread carefully, especially if you are a bit commitment-phobic. Try and be honest as far as you can. There is no point in being manipulated into something just because you’re polite.

Possible answer: That’s not something I can decide by myself. And besides, I am not sure exactly what you mean by the question – can you clarify a little?
Do you enjoy being with your friends more than being with me?This is a deadly one. No one enjoys spending all their time with one person – everyone gets different things from different friends. We do need variety. In a certain sense the answer would be yes and in another no. You and your partner both need to accept that friends are an important part of your support structure and there is nothing wrong with enjoying their company.

Possible answer: I really do hope that the fact that you spend two nights a week with your friends doesn’t mean that you no longer love me?
What are you thinking?There is nothing that kills atmosphere like this question. People will share what they are thinking if they want to or feel the need to. Being asked is tantamount to an invasion of personal space. We all need our own private world of thoughts and feelings, no matter how close we are to each other.

Possible answer: I was thinking about how wonderful a cup of coffee would be right now. Would you like some? - (Susan Erasmus, Health24)

James Oppenheim
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We discussed the science and management of sex verification in sport as well as the Cape Argus Workplace Expo. …… ..............................
Keeping you in the know between 9am – 12pm
By Denisia Adams


To adjust to something undesirable, especially by prolonged weakness:
"Though the food became no more edible, he soon became sufficiently inured to it"
‘I have become quite inured to the difficulty of the study of law.’

Who captained South Africa against the Australians in the first cricket test at the Wanderers in 2002?
A – Graeme Smith B – No one did C – Mark Boucher
Answer: C – Mark Boucher

A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, an espresso (and percolated coffee) about 80mg, while instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine. A 8oz can of Coca-Cola has about 23mg of caffeine, Pepsi Cola 25mg, Mountain Dew 36mg, and TAB 31mg. Tea has about 40mg of caffeine, while an ounce of chocolate contains about 20mg.

ALSO DID YOU KNOW The first Espresso machine was introduced in 1822 by the French, but it was the Italians who perfected and distributed it.

How to Keep Your Mind Young
People are living much longer lives than ever before but not all enjoy their golden years. Forgetfulness or dementia, long accepted as a part of growing older, is actually not a natural consequence of old age. Some people actually stay as sharp mentally as they ever were but it doesn’t come by accident. Mental insight can be safeguarded throughout our lives in many ways.
Step 1
Keep engaging even after you retire. Depression stemming from feelings of uselessness and lack of purpose are common among the elderly. This causes a general feeling of depression which leads to disengagement from others, increased illness and a lack of stimulation. Interaction with others is essential to excellent performance.
Step 2
Get physical. Maintaining a reasonable level of physical activity does more than keep our bodies in shape. Activity helps us to release endorphins (the feel good hormones) which make people of all ages function more efficiently.
Step 3
Make the most of your walk. Walk outside to engage your senses and keep them fine tuned. Paying attention to the diversity of sights, sounds and smells around you. Feeling grateful is an added perk. Try climbing on top of things instead of going around. Things like fallen logs, rocky ground and curbstones at the local park helps to maintain balance and guard our bodies against by falls by teaching us the fancy footwork necessary for catching ourselves before we fall.
Step 4
Relax. Stress is a major culprit in aging people beyond their years. It reduces the brain’s ability to think, remember and work out solutions. Stress is weakening to the hippocampus, a locus of memory formation in the brain. It knots our muscles, ruins digestion, taxes our relationships and has a negative effect on everything in life. To relax, learn deep breathing, knitting, meditation, yoga or Tai Chi.
Step 5
Be Thankful. Studies show that those who have grateful hearts maintain better health throughout their lives. If you don’t feel grateful, begin a journal of thanksgiving. Write down the kindest acts people did for you, the most loving words, the most meaningful compliments you’re received. Write about the beautiful things you’ve seen, wonderful places you’ve been, amazing people you’ve met. The good things you’ve done, accomplishments, acts of kindness and the times you made a difference should go in there, too.
Step 6
Volunteer and commit to something bigger than yourself. Find a cause that touches your heart and roll up your sleeves and use the lifetime of skills you’ve acquired to make a difference.
Step 7
Work at a hobby. There must be something you always wanted to learn but never had the time for. Now’s the time. Take up oil painting, learn a language, host a weekly card game, or design and build birdhouses. Opt for something that requires focus and uses your mind and your hands. Step 8
Read. People who enjoy reading are using their minds and their imaginations. They are learning with each page they turn. Talking books are available if you can’t see as well as you used to. The benefits will be the same. Watch TV to stay sharp rather than zone out. Playing along with trivia game shows is fun and it helps you to keep thinking. Watch educational programming like shows on home decorating, or programs about history or cooking which require thinking. Do jigsaw puzzles, anagrams and crossword puzzles. These keep your vision, and hands and minds busy at the same time.
Step 9
Stay married, get married or find a roommate. Studies show that people who have live-in companionship are generally healthier and happier which are two keys to functioning at your best mentally. If this isn’t a possibility for you, then join a senior center or a community center and spend lots of time with others, making friends and growing closer to others.
Step 10
Get a pet. Animals are a great source of comfort, love and companionship.
Step 11
Eat the right brain fuel. Cancer fighting antioxidants are found in deeply colored fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, many beans and certain spices. Make sure that your diet is balanced overall which is important to all areas of your body. Drink lots of water, six to eight glasses each day is recommended. Maintaining a normal weight reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and stroke and it also helps you to remain fit.
Step 12
Don’t overindulge when you drink. Drinking too much robs our level of functioning at every age. Habitual drinking over time actually robs brain cells along with destroying the liver and creating health problems virtually everywhere. One to two drinks for a man per day and one drink for a woman will save your head the next day and your body and brain for the rest of your days.
Step 13
Our brains are the headquarters of our lives. They direct our thought, movement, intention, emotion and senses. Every area of the brain require use to maintain high functionality. Learn to multitask by engaging your senses and your body and your thoughts at the same time-—as with a walk along the beach where you see, feel, smell, move and think at once. We are what we eat and our brains run on stimulation. Just keeping life and the daily business of living a grand adventure will keep you young in heart, mind and body

Michael Burger from Penquin International, organiser of the Cape Argus Workplace Expo. It’s where top organisations fish for talent. It’s the first time it’s being brought to the Western Cape following its winning formula in Joburg. To find out more visit

Then we joined by Dr Ross Tucker a sport scientist and sports management consultant. Dr Tucker also works part time at the University of Cape Town and at the Sports Science institute of South Africa. He joined to discuss the science and management of sex verification in sport. Check out for more.

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams.
Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

From Campus Rock (Band), Double M + Tru Colourz( rapper) to the next best thing in sci-fi thrillers only on MC …………………….

By Denisia Adams


1. Smartly attired; dapper.

2. Sportive; mischievous.

3. Crafty; cunning; devious

4. Likely to cause trouble and therefore requiring special care or skilled, delicate treatment.

What do South Africans celebrate on the 24th September?

Answer: Heritage Day/ National Braai Day

About 200,000 videos are uploaded to YouTube every day. ALSO DID YOU KNOW It will take a person more than 400 years to watch all the videos on YouTube.

How to Let Hard Financial Times Bring You Closer Together

Money is often cited as a hot button topic for couples. Even in strong economic times, words like "income," "budget," "investment," "savings," "bills" and "spending" can cause tension in a relationship. Not to mention all those unconscious beliefs we each hold about money that turn what should be simple, rational conversations into emotional minefields. Hard financial times needn't rip you and your sweetheart in two. In fact, if you are dedicated to work compassionately and reasonably with your partner, these times can actually bond you tighter. Let these tips inspire you to do just that.
Step 1
Remember that no matter what happens, first and foremost, you and your partner are a team. You must work together. You must have faith in one another. You must be kind. Do not, under any circumstances, turn your partner into your enemy during a financial discussion.
Step 2
Acknowledge the emotional charge surrounding money. In theory, dealing with money should be as simple as a mathematical equation; in reality it isn't as cut and dry as adding up dollars and cents.
Step 3
Be honest and upfront about your situation. While you may want to run for cover or stick your fingers in your ears and sing, "I can't hear you," ignoring your money situation will not make the scary numbers go away.
Step 4
Discuss, discuss, discuss, discuss. Where can each of you cut back on spending? Is there a way either or both of you can increase your income? Are there any creative solutions you haven't thought of yet? What are your money fears? What are your life priorities? Do you need to drastically change your living habits in order to stay on top of your current financial situation?
Step 5
Make a game plan and implement it like a game. In her book, "Not Buying It," author Judith Levine chronicles the year that her and her husband went without buying anything beyond the bare essentials. They learned to find new forms of entertainment when they could no longer go out to dinner and movies with friends, developed a stronger connection with their community, lost weight, lost stress, paid off their credit cards, built up their savings account and came out more connected through the process. What surprise treasures can you and your partner find along the way?
Step 6
Hold up your end of the deal. Do what you say you will do, whether that's to stop spending on clothes, music, bike parts or lunches.
Step 7
Move forward one day at a time. Financial struggles are not solved overnight. Keep your eyes on your big goals and have faith that the financial tides will turn.

Campus Rock, a five piece band incorporating RnB and Jazz. They joined us in studio and shared with us their story. To find out more about the band contact 072 722 37 68.

I was then joined by Simon Hansen co director of the exciting new feature film called, ‘Spoon’. Directed by Simon Hansen, Spoon is described as a supernatural thriller utilising over 400 special effects – more than most sci-fi films in Hollywood – and is leading the computer animation revolution in South Africa. Now the making of the film is an interesting one. In a unique collaboration, Inspired Minority Pictures (IMP) is working in partnership with renowned creative media college, SAE Cape Town on the final synchronisation and mixing of the much anticipated feature film, Spoon. Starring Golden Globe winning actor, Rutger Hauer, Spoon is currently in post production and is set to preview in 2010. The project commenced in July 2009 and five top audio students from SAE Institute, Cape Town, were tasked to assist with the edit, synchronisation and final mixing of Spoon. The feature film is due to be released in the beginning of next (2010).

Lastly we were joined by Double M and Tru Colourz (Godfrey Moses). Tru Colourz is an up and coming rapper extraordinaire straight from Belhar. He joined us to speak about his up and coming album to be released in February 2010. Double M on the other hand joined us to speak his film/documentary his been working on addressing piracy of music etc. It will be showcased as well as Tru Colourz this Sunday in Loop street at 8pm.

Edward Bulwer Lytton
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:"Leave no stone unturned."

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

There’s a need for a uniform approach across Cape Town prompted by the drafting of the proposed Parking By-law. Find out more

By Denisia Adams

Lack of power or effectiveness; weakness.

What South African monument was uneiled on 12 October 175?
A – English Langu Monument B – Afrikaans Langu Monument C – doesn’t exist

Answer: B – Afrikaans Langu Monument
It is built on the southern slopes of the Paarl Rock mountain range and looks out over the farmlands of Stellenbosch and Paarl. It can be seen on the hillside as you approach Paarl along the N1 highway. It was designed by the architect Jan van Wijk who was inspired by the environment with its round granite rocks, and the words of two Afrikaans authors.

The amount of time that people spend on travel has been consistent at 1,1 hours per person per day in all societies. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Traffic jams are nothing new. In 45 BC, Rome banned all vehicles from within the city - and in other cities vehicles, including horses, were allowed only at night... because of traffic jams.

How to Be Proactive
Being proactive means thinking and acting ahead - basically, this means using foresight. It's a great method for avoiding more work down the road but also can be extremely important for averting disasters, planning well for the future and for instituting systems at work, in study, and at home that make life easier for not just you, but others as well. Many of us look to proactive people as the instigators of action and creative ideas in society. Here are some suggestions for helping you to become a more proactive person.

1.Take a good look at your responsibilities. Ask yourself some questions:
What kinds of tasks do or don't come your way regularly? For example, at work, at home, during study etc.
What kinds of tasks come in large groups?
What kinds of tasks need immediate attention when they arrive?
2. Examine critically how you might perform those tasks more efficiently.
Before the next rush:
Create a plan, procedure, checklist or routine to accomplish the task.
Recruit and instruct others to assist with an urgent or large task.
Gather information you will need to perform a task, or if necessary information comes from a flow of people who bring the tasks, create a script, checklist, or form to capture it consistently.
Look for steps in the process to eliminate, consolidate, or shorten.
3.Try to prevent problems from ever arising. This means tackling possible failings in advance to prevent them from becoming a reality. Get into the habit of taking precautions and developing fallback plans.
4. Develop a mindset that looks to solve problems instead of dwelling on them. Here’s how:
a. Define the problem (what is it exactly?)
b. Decide what needs to happen to overcome the problem and how you’re going to do that; and
c. Get on with it!
5.Get ahead and stay ahead of less-urgent, day-to-day tasks. Doing so means that they'll be out of the way when rushes come and will not be worrying you unnecessarily. Pay particular attention to preventative maintenance, whether that means checking the fluids in your car, restocking your pantry, or setting aside a bit of money in savings each week. A little effort up front could save you from a larger crisis later.
6. Know which tasks are priorities and which can wait. Write out daily lists of tasks and head the list, ‘I will do’ and not ‘to do’. Boldly cross off each item as it is achieved. Keep this list close at hand and let it direct your actions. If it goes too long without crossing anything off, reassess what you are doing to make sure that you do finish the tasks listed on it.
7. Eliminate altogether any task that is truly unnecessary. Some things do not need doing, or do not need to be done by you. Do not waste time on them and do not allow a misplaced sense of guilt lead you into thinking that somehow you are responsible for them. If tasks are unnecessary, they will not add to your effort and are thus, a waste of energy. Be ruthless in making this assessment about the value of a task.
8. Evaluate your procedures and processes as you use them. What works and what does not? Make notes for improvements, and incorporate those improvements during the next lull. Discard anything that does not work but take care to note when something is in need of tweaking and adjust it accordingly so that it does work.
9. Try to anticipate needs. Are rushes seasonal? Are there extra activities associated with certain times of the day, week, month, or quarter? Can you prepare in advance? Look ahead and do not be afraid of the unknown. A small amount of future stability can be self-generated by planning ahead and being ready for those things over which you do have some control.
10. Try to anticipate things you will need to know. Can you learn a new skill ahead of time? Can you apply a skill you already have in a new way? Watch the trends around you; keep up-to-date by reading and continuous learning. Proactive people are successful because they are immersed in unfolding history as well as understanding the lessons of the past.
11.Look for ways to automate routine tasks. Computers can manipulate data in all sorts of ways. Even having a template or a standard plan of action can save time. If you work in a team context, delegation is also a form of automation, in that knowing the best person to do a task will automatically result in its being done to the best level possible, removing it from the pile of "to-do's". Thus, have in place a system that automatically moves tasks to those best suited to them.

Councillor Elizabeth Thompson the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater. She joined us because the City of Cape Town is inviting the public to submit written comments and provide input on the Draft Parking By-law.

The purpose of this by-law is to provide a legal framework for the regulation of public parking within the jurisdiction of the City of Cape Town. Once proclaimed, it will facilitate the enforcement of parking regulations. Conduct that will not be permitted within public parking is also covered in this proposed by-law.

A public hearing will be held on Monday, 14 September 2009 from 10:00 until 15:00 in the Conference Hall at the Bellville Civic Centre. At this hearing registered participants will be allowed a 10 minute slot in which they may make oral submissions which must be accompanied by their written comment. Interested and affected parties can register for a 10 minute slot on Tel: 021 400 4874.

For those who can’t make it to the hearing their voices could be heard by simply visiting their public library, get the forms and submit before the 30th September 2009.

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!