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By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
2. Gentle and gracious: an affable smile.
Eg. He has an affable manner that instantly puts an interviewer at ease, almost like talking with an old friend.
SHONA Word of the Day
Word used in respect to a man. In English you’d address a man you don’t know by saying, “Sir”, Changamire is used the same way.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Which of the following are not traditional South African foods?
A – Milktart B – Biltong C – sausage
Answer: C – sausage
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
At least 21 people from a group of politicians and journalists abducted in the southern Philippines have been found dead, and more members of the group remain missing. The violence, which is being called the most "gruesome massacre of civilians" in the country’s recent history, is believed to have been politically motivated. ALSO DID YOU KNOW In ancient pagan times, the last day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere was celebrated as the night that the Great Mother Goddess gives birth to the baby Sun God.
TIP OF THE DAY (http://www.wikihow.com/)
How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Much like people apples and oranges are part of the same family, but are so different that it's pointless to compare them. We are all different yet we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. It's human nature, and while learning from others is an important part of critical decision making, if it is used to reinforce an unrealistic or negative self-image it can be an unhealthy habit to get into.
1. Recognize that comparing yourself to others is a bad habit.
Culture often projects flawless skin, big eyes, full lips, small nose, pure white teeth, smooth and shiny hair, curvy body, and designer clothes for women and they portray them as being happy. They portray tall men with flawless skin, six packs, and designer clothes with lots of women, and they define that that is what makes a man happy. Culture is extremely successful in being able to brainwash people into believing they should look a certain way, act a certain way, be a certain someone, when in reality every single one of us is different. What culture does is categorize people and they want you to believe that you have fewer rights to be happy because you do not fit an idealistic lifestyle. That's why lots of men and women resort to plastic surgery, hide away from society, and grow up thinking that there's something wrong with them. Comparing yourself to others, especially celebrities, is a fine way to throw your self-esteem down the drain as there will always be those who are 'better' than you, and those who are 'worse' than you. In the end you will most likely end up wishing you were different with thoughts of worthlessness. It takes you nowhere, wastes a lot of time, and puts you in a psychologically terrible place.
2. Realize that everybody is different, because we are.
People are born to be different; no two of us are the same. We have different mindsets, we interpret things differently, we have different experiences, we feel different emotions. Even identical twins are different from each other. We all will always have room for improvement; nobody is flawless, whether it is on the outside or on the inside. As much as some people may want to believe otherwise, nobody is perfect.It would be wise to stop letting people get to you, and be open-minded and aware of what you are doing to others. Something you can do is start thinking how different they are from you.
3. Stop being afraid to be yourself
Whatever size, color, religion, gender, race, or sexual orientation, don't be afraid to be yourself. Nobody but you has the right to dictate what you do, what you think, and what you believe in. There is only one you; nobody has more rights over another person to live. Everybody comes into the world the same way; we all age, feel, analyze, and eventually die, so nobody is more special than another. We are all different. If you've forgotten who you are, find yourself again.
4. Forgive and learn
Learn to recognize that holding a grudge only ties you down from what you really want out of life. Untie the knot and set yourself free. Better yet, analyze and learn what actually hurt you, and prevent it from happening again in the future.
5. Understand that not everything is possible
You might have heard the saying, 'nothing is impossible'. In reality that's only denialism and false hope. You can't fly, change the weather, time-travel, change the past, live forever, make someone else change unless they are willing to, fit in with everybody, or be somebody else. There are many more things that cannot happen in reality. Be yourself and appreciate where you are now.
6. Learn to deal with change and embrace it.
7. Whatever makes you happy, whatever floats your boat
If you feel you need self-improvement and have set yourself an attainable goal, go for it. If you believe that you really need change, do it now. Be sure that you're doing it because it will make you happier, rather than impressing somebody else. For example, stop swearing if it makes you feel better. Learn to meditate. Start helping others. Learn a new skill. Improve your reading speed. Learn how to write poetically, work towards a better grade, be nicer to someone, try to be more outgoing, train yourself to run faster, learn how to wear makeup better, find clothes that will fit your frame, be a better wikiHow contributor, work harder towards that promotion, learn to better manage your time, change your habit of being a perfectionist, etc. Do it because you feel good about it, not because you feel bad about yourself. This is your life.
MUNYA’S WORLD OF SPORT
England defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second One Day International at Centurion, making it the Proteas’ sixth successive defeat against the English. The visitors restricted the powerful Proteas batting line up to 250/9, knocking off the required 251 runs with four overs to spare.After winning the toss England elected to field and outplayed South Africa in all departments. The Proteas' innings had few partnerships to speak off. And it could have been worse as England skipper Andrew Strauss dropped two catches.Strauss and Kevin Pietersen departed early to leave the side wobbling at 41/2. But, Paul Collingwood and Jonathan Trott gradually took the game away from South Africa.The two put on 162
A long list of injuries has forced the Springbok management team to delay naming the side for Saturday's test match against Ireland until Thursday. Eight players have minor injuries. That and bad weather in Dublin also caused today's training session to be cancelled.Zane Kirchner, Adi Jacobs, Fourie du Preez, Bakkies Botha and Adriaan Strauss joined Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis and C.J van der Linde are all on the injury list. But no replacements from South Africa are on the cards.Meanwhile, a war of words is already raging ahead of Saturday's test between the best of the southern hemisphere and the Six nations champions. The Irish have also labelled the Springboks as thugs following the brutal British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa and the Schalk Burger eye-gouging incident.There is a lot at stake on Saturday - the winner is likely to be crowned the International Rugby Board's Team of the year. Smit revealed in his autobiography that Lions players refused to drink with the Boks after the first two Tests earlier this year. He said a senior Irish player had been behind the snub. There was also the incident with Schalk Burger eye-gouging Irish wing Luke Fitzgerald during the last Lions Test. De Villiers said it was not bad blood, but possibly that the Lions did not like South African beer.
All is not lost for football fans that don’t have 2010 World Cup tickets. There will be a FIFA Fan Festival in each of the 12 host cities where 31 days of non-stop action will be freely available. The concept was first introduced in Germany in 2006. Meanwhile, South African coin enthusiasts will have a fresh new addition for their collections. SA Mint has produced a commemorative Soccer City FIFA 2010 World Cup coin at Soccer City. These pure gold and silver coins form part of a celebratory series featuring three host cities. The 2010 coin series features South Africa's national symbols and set of 2010 mascot Zakumi will probably be the rarest in the world. They will only be sold through the South African Gold Coin Exchange.
At 10.35am Munyaradzi spoke to legendery Eddie ‘Magents’ Motale who joined us to speak about the Sony Fevapitch coming to Cape Town. It's a world class five-a-side football tournament and the last Provincial Finals in the 2009 competition will take place in Cape Town on 1 and 2 December at the V&A Waterfront. This event will precede the National Finals to be held at the same venue on 4 and 5 December, coincidiam with the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ draw taking place on 4 December.
On the final day of the Provincial Finals there will be a Media Challenge with top Cape Town based newspapers and radio stations taking each other on. The winning Media team gets to compete against the Sony All Stars team comprising ex Bafana Bafana players including Steve Crowley, Mark Fish, Eddie Motale, Doc Khumalo, Bashin Mhlangu, Marc Batchelor and Mark Williams on the final day of the National Finals (5 December).
We then spoke to Regional Manager of Edexcel, Ian Yoell who joined us to speak about how the Education sector is failing the South African workplace. Companies have however raised serious concerns about the quality of graduates they take on each year, according to a survey conducted by Edexcel. “Feedback from interviews in over 25 countries has consistently drawn our attention to one key point – that there is a significant disconnect between education systems and the needs of 21st century employers, both public and private. The match between what employers, individuals and governments seek and what respective education and training systems provide appears ill-fitting in many countries,” states Ian Yoell, Regional Director of Edexcel. Ian Yoell emphasized particularly on the behaviours of applicants that fail to meet requirements. So how does Edexcel assist firstly Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body offering the joint currencies of academic and vocational qualifications in the UK and across 112 countries worldwide. Although Edexcel is not based in Africa as yet it does however have partner centers. To find out more visit www.edexcel.com
Lastly we spoke to Consul General Dr Alberta Mayberry. Mayberry joined us to talk about International Education Week. IEW is something the US Government started a decade ago to recognize the value of education outside of one’s own land. American students benefit when they study overseas, and non-Americans can get a wonderful education in the US. To find out more about overseas studies if you live in South Africa email Bridgemanm@states.gov
QUOTE OF THE DAY
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
(Munya) Chinese Quote
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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!!!!!!!!!!