Thursday, April 30, 2009

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams

Hello there. Are You Ready Are You Steady One Day One Important Day …it’s… Worker’s Day/May Day. Well at least tomorrow but it’s the eve of workers day, can’t wait. I love APRIL. I’m going to name my child April.

Anyway today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
Pedantic:
excessively concerned with minor detail or with displaying technical.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What S.A cricketer hit six sixes in one over in the 2007 ICC cricket world cup.
A – J.P Duminy B – Jonty Rhodes C – Herschelle Gibbs

Answer: C – Herschelle Gibbs

DID YOU KNOW
Cows don't have upper front teeth: Although a cow has no upper front teeth, it grazes up to 8 hours a day, taking in about 45 kg (100 lb) of feed and the equivalent of a bath tub full of water. A healthy cow gives about 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Keep a Secret
Keeping a secret can be difficult, and when it is a juicy secret it might be near impossible. It takes a great deal of willpower and determination, not to want to tell someone what you just heard. If you feel that you do not have the willpower necessary, then do not put yourself in the position of even hearing a secret.

1. Keep your motivator in mind. There are lots of reasons to keep something a secret. Maybe it would be embarrassing, for you or someone else. Maybe you'll ruin a surprise. Maybe you promised to someone that you wouldn't. Just keep this in mind when you're tempted to let the cat out of the bag. People look up to and trust you when you keep secrets, since it's a very difficult thing to do. I trust you with my secret, so please don't tell anyone!

2. Ask how long you need to keep this secret. Is it something simple, like a present or a surprise party, or something you intend to take to the grave? This will give you more of a perspective of the secret you are keeping as well as help you analyze the lengths you are willing to go to to keep it.

3. Force yourself to just not tell! You have to keep this secret because no one else is supposed to know about it. The most effective way of keeping something from spreading around is to keep it to yourself. People can't betray a secret they don't know.

4. Never drop any hints that you have a secret. Stay away from saying "I know something you don't know" in a singsong voice. A lot of people tend to go after forbidden fruit. They may attempt to pry the secret out of you, and it's very likely that you can cave in.

5. Understand that if someone becomes aware of your secrets existence, stay away from "20 Questions." You still technically told if a person decodes a secret from a series of yes and nos. Answer any questions that people ask calmly, revealing as little as you possibly can.

6. Never bring up the topic of or involving the secret if you can help it. If you have no choice but to discuss something involving it, graze the surface in conversation so as not to look evasive or suspicious. Then gracefully change the subject. Keep your head high and confident like you don't know anything.

7. Remain defensive. Just calmly refuse to tell the secret. Some people will respect this, but others may bug you further. Stand your ground if this is the case. Don't let anything slip and don't back down.

8. Lie, if necessary, but keep it as a last resort. Lies can complicate things and cause a lot of trouble in the future. However, it can be very effective, especially if you would go through any lengths to keep this secret under wraps. Or, tell everyone you know, but pretend you are kidding.

9. Tell a stuffed animal the secret. It's not exactly telling!

10. Say the secret over and over again to yourself. This might do the trick!

11. Change the topic when the topic is what the secret is about.

12. Pretend you don't know any secrets.

13. If the person is unreliable, try not to go near them without obviously avoiding them.

14. If it is an embarrassing topic, in your mind's eye play it over and over again and "edit, cut and clip" until it's not embarrassing anymore. This helped me.

15. Ask the person if there is someone you are allowed to tell. If it's your secret, you can tell your best friend

WE ALSO FEATURED:
We spoke to Herman Solomons a man who was in a bus accident and had badly injured his leg so much so that he needs prosthesis to be able to walk again costing R12 000. He urged everyone to support his fund raiser 2 May 2009 at Club D in Ottery. Entry is R20 per person. For more details contact Herman on 072 599 7775

We then spoke to Lynette Jestha who joined us from Friends Day Centre. A care and activity centre for people with severe intellectual and physical disabilities.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Robert Byrne:
The purpose of life is a of purpose.

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!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za
GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hi good mid week day to hope you feeling the vibe and doing alright. Hehehe sorry I had a dosage of some old school early 90’s music.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Gender Hub Wednesday:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
MEAGER
-
deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate: a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
There’s a area in the Cape called Helderberg. What does Helderberg mean?

Answer: clear water
Helderberg meaning “clear water” is one of the most visually dramatic areas in the Cape, with the Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountain ranges creating a powerful backdrop against which the valley descends into vineyards and on to a coastline swept with warm waters and effortlessly white, sandy beaches.

Helderberg includes the towns of Somerset West, Strand, Gordon's Bay, Lwandle, Macassar and Sir Lowry's Pass

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
The surface of hot water freezes faster than cold water but the rest of the water will remain liquid longer than in a cold sample. Also did you know Since space is essentially empty it cannot carry sound. Therefor there is no sound in space, at least not the sort of sound that we are used to.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Gain Respect After a Major Setback

We all have moments where we wish we had done something differently, and sometimes those moments have consequences. However, some of the best blessings or moments of achievement come after failure or disappointment. A setback can be a valuable learning experience. Here are some steps to help you gain respect after a major setback.

Step1 Define the setback. Are all areas of your life affected as a result of the setback, or is the issue related to work, personal or family?

Step2 Accept your responsibility for the setback. People are not perfect, and sometimes we fall short of others' and our own expectations.

Step3 Seek the advise or counsel from a mentor or someone you respect for guidance. Fully disclose the factors that contributed to the setback, and be open to honest feedback.

Step4 Learn from the experience. Once you've accepted your portion of responsibility, analyze what you could have done differently for a better outcome.

Step5 Set goals to improve your situation. Be realistic when identifying goals, so that you are creating a path for success and not one of failure.

Step6 Focus on who you are and what you have to offer. If you've lost a big client, faced embarrassment or even lost employment, take a step back and consider your deepest dreams and desires. Sometimes a setback is a blessing in disguise because it forces you to look at your life in a new way.

Step7 Take baby steps. Small accomplishments will build your confidence and self-esteem. When you carry yourself with pride and confidence, others will respond positively to that message of dignity.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
We spoke to James Eckley who joined us from an organization called CASE in Hanover Park men’s group to speak about their Wildspace Camps for men. Where a group of men are sent out into the wilderness to reflect. To find out more about the group contact CASE on 021 691 70 66

We then spoke to Zithulele from the Sonke Gender Justice Network who joined us to speak about a workshop for men taking place tomorrow focusing on Sensitizing people on gender. To find out more about the organization contact 021 423 70 88 ext 202

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Sidney Greenberg:
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him

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!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hi there good day to you hope you good in fact I hope swell as a bell.
Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we kept you in the know between 9am – 12pm:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
ostentatious:
characterized by or given to pretentious or evident show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
When was the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa after apartheid approved?
A - 1994 B - 1996 C – 2009

Answer: B - 1996
The adoption of the Constitution in 1996 was a major turning point in this country's history. It has been called the "birth certificate" of a new South Africa a country that is profoundly different to the one that existed before.The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was approved by the Constitutional Court (CC) on 4 December 1996 and took effect on 4 February 1997.The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. No other law or government action can supersede the provisions of the Constitution.South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and enjoys high acclaim internationally.

DID YOU KNOW
Playing-cards were known in Persia and India as far back as the 12th century. A pack then consisted of 48 instead of 52 cards Also did you know The world's first skyscraper was the 10-storey Home Insurance office, built in Chicago in 1885. (During Roman times buildings were up to 8 storeys high.)

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Cure Flu's and Cold' s Natural Remedy/recipes

Things You’ll Need:
raw garlic ,fresh ground black pepper ,eucalyptus oil ,peppermint

Step1 Avoid dairy, sugar, white flour, and meat if at all possible. It's best to stick to light soups and whole grains. Take a multi-vitamin, you should be receiving 1000 IU vitamin E,A, and D plus 4000mg vitamin C. foods with raw garlic, fresh ground pepper, and honey all aid the body in the fight against common viruses.

Step2 Aroma therapy can be helpful especially involving Basil essence being inhaled twice daily and eucalyptus three times daily. To relieve symptoms over the counter medications are available at most convenience stores.

Step3 Drink lots of fluids. These Herbs can be taken separately or in a combined tea 3-4 times a day with 1-1 ratio:
Elder flower, peppermint, Yarrow

*****Yarrow is one of the best diaphoretic herbs available to us and has become a standard remedy for aiding the body in dealing with fevers. For colds it is best combined with other herbs such as peppermint and elderberry. Yarrow is easy to grow and plants are freely available - so grow your own. Make a standard infusion with 3 - 6 teaspoons fresh herb, or 1 - 2 teaspoons dried herb. Take one cup three times a day ******

Step4 A warm bath with sea salt relieves sinus congestion, especially in cold weather. Even a hot foot soak can remove chilled feelings.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
We played an interview with Dermatologist Dr Jean Louw who spoke to us about the need to know about skincare.

We then spoke to organizer Tania Garde who assisted as with suggestions on how to get organized at home.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Mary Pickford:
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

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!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Friday, April 24, 2009

ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams

Hi there good day to you hope you doing great on this fabulous Friday.
Today on the Morning Cruise was Art – C Friday where keep it all about entertainment arts and culture. Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
paladin \PAL-uh-din\
:
A champion of a cause.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
Who was the first S.A. artist to sign with Motown Records?
A – Danny K B – The late great Lucky Dube C - Brian Adams

Answer: B – The late great Lucky Dube
He began to sing in bars in his home town and in church, and soon joined the Love Brothers. They were together for 2 years. In early 1980s decided to switch to reggae. Formed his first band, 'The Sky Way Band' while still at school. "Rastas Never Die," recorded in 1986, was banned by S.A. censors. Was the first black artist in S.A. to be played on a white radio station. Toured the world promoting his next best selling album, Prisoner. Touring band was called The Slaves. In 1995 he earned a worldwide recording contract with Motown. His album Trinity was the first release on Tabu Records after Motown's acquisition of the label. Was ranked in over 20 national and international awards for his music and videos.

DID YOU KNOW
The top five moneymaking films of all time are: "Titanic" [$1,835m], Jurassic Park" [$920m], Independence Day" [$810m], "Star Wars" [$780m], "The Lion King" [$767m]. Notice that they all are family-type movies. In fact, movies with strong sexual or violence content usually bomb at the box office. According to the American Family Association, the average cost to produce a movie in 1996 was $40 million. Sex films grossed on average only $700 000. Movies with strong Christian or family content each grossed over $37 million.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Have Fun on a Rainy Day
1. Find what you like to do. Try not to sit around all day watching TV and playing the computer until you have turned square eyes and have bad headaches! There are lots of things to do. Just look around the house. Paint, knit, read... there is so much to do once you take a look!

2. Try to cook something, for there are lots of things to cook. Biscuits, cakes, buns... you name it! Find a good cook book and get started!

3. Do a little knitting. This may seem a bit girlie to some, but anyone can do it- even boys! There are lots of things to knit. Finger puppets, blankets, sock puppets and many other things. However, you may need some help if you've never knitted before.

4. Read a book. There are lots of great novels out there, and probably some of them are stuffed into a bookshelf you never look at! Reading is great, and sometimes you can never stop!

5. Write a story. There are lots of ways to write stories. By computer, on paper, and on a typewriter! Find the idea of your story and write. You can continue long stories onto the next rainy day!

6. Paint a picture. Paint some still life or make a load of rubbish into a masterpiece! Look around your house for things to make art with. There might be some painting equipment somewhere around your house! Or you can draw and color if you want!

7. Bring a friend over, or go to a friends house. Theres no better way to have fun on a rainy day than doing things with a friend.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Showtime Australia presents Abba live and Jocie who plays Freda joined me online to speak about the spectacular production filled with laughter and song. To find out more contact artscape on 021 410 98 00 or visit www.artscape.co.za

We then spoke to Jonathan Roxmouth one of the cast members of a Handful of Keys. Directed by its creator IAN VON MEMERTY, ROELOF COLYN and JONATHAN ROXMOUTH at two grand pianos, give a dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity and hilarious impersonation. A performance of constant surprise, intelligence and wit, with music that ranges from the great classic masters Bach and Beethoven; through the kings of soul Ray Charles and Fats Waller and via the queens of showbiz and pop, Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Liberace. A HANDFUL OF KEYS is a completely South African product of international standard. Contact Theatre on the Bay 021 438 3300

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The time is always right to do what is right”.

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!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Thursday, April 23, 2009

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
Good day to you hope you warm and happy because I mean seriously this weather, it’s not my best friend.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday where we keep you in touch and in tune with your community developments. Today we actually had recorded interviews due to elections the day before nobody was available.

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
invidious \in-VID-ee-uhs\
:
Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
In what South African province could one find the city Amsterdam?
A – Mpumalanga B- Gauteng C- Netherlands

Answer: A – Mpumalanga
Amsterdam is a small sheep farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Other than large sheep farms, there are large plantations of gum, pine and wattle trees in the area.

DID YOU KNOW
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. Also did you know The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Have a Great Conversation

Step1
Be interesting. The first step in having a great conversation is to work on yourself. You need to have a wealth of knowledge to draw on to make the conversation last. The more information you have to draw on, the better your conversation will be.

Step2
Be interested. Make sure that the person you are talking to is important to you. If you really aren't interested in the person you are talking to, you can't have a great conversation.

Step3
Listen. Believe it or not, more of your conversation skills actually fall into the listening category than the talking category. If you follow what the other person is talking about, it intensifies the conversation.

Step4
Communicate clearly. Make sure that the person can hear and understand you well. For example, it is hard to have a good conversation in a loud club.

Step5
Use your nonverbal communication skills. Make sure you are making eye contact with the person and your whole body is facing them. This shows interest and keeps your mind from wandering.

Step6
Watch for non-verbal cues. If the other person is checking their watch or scanning the crowd, move on. You don't want to try to drag out a dead conversation.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
We played an interview done with the founder of the OOZ Youth Project. The project that tries to empower the youth through arts and culture, contact details are 021 361 32 18. Thereafter we played an interview done with an organisation called Help the Rural Child. They assist with food and life skills. Contact Nikki Anthony on 021 689 83 92

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Carl Jung:
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us an understanding of ourselves.

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!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams

Hi there hope you’ve made your vote if not there’s still enough time to GET OUT THERE!

Today on the Morning Cruise was Gender Hub Wednesday Elections edition because we’ve been updating the listeners throughout the day about what’s been happening at voting stations in Cape Town and nationally, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
quiddity \KWID-ih-tee\
: the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
TRUE/FALSE
Today is South Africa’s 14th democratic elections since its historic political transition of 1994?

Answer: FALSE, it’s South Africa’s 4th democratic elections (1994, 1999 and 2004)

DID YOU KNOW
The first electronic mail, or "email", was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer. Also did you know Air-filled tyres were used on bicycles before they were used on motorcars.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to go green at home

Air fresheners
• Plug in airfresheners are a waste of electricity.
• If you use an aerosol spray make sure that it doesn't contain CFCs.
• Use incense.
• Create your own airfresher - put drops of essential oil into a spray bottle with some water and
use this as air spray.
• Put some oil into a little dish and leave in the room.
• Use vanilla essence in a small dish as an airfreshener.

Teabags
One teabag can make two cups of tea especially if you make it in a pot - herbal teabags even more so than regular tea.

Batteries
Use rechargeable batteries, not only are they better for the environment but they will save you money.Purchase wind-up torches, radios and toys instead of battery operatedones.

Disposable Tableware
Although it is convenient, avoid using disposable plates, cups and cutlery.If you are going to use it, select the type that is either recyclable orbiodegradable.

Washing
Use ¼ cup of bicarb instead of bleach when doing your washing.
You can also add ¼ cup of white vinegar.
For dark colours use ¼ cup of white vinegar and ¼ cup of salt.
Salt helps restore faded colours as well as removes dirt.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
We interviewed people at different voting stations throughout Cape Town. At about 10:35am in Bonteheuwal we crossed over and things were running smoothly with a variety of age groups making their mark.

In Langa it was reported that the queues were lengthy and the youth has come out in numbers to make their vote heard.

We then crossed over to Bo Kaap, Schotschenkloof and it was reported that it was not as busy as other voting stations and not too much youth making their appearances as yet.
Then at 11:35am we spoke to Sharon Mthlogo from Rainbow fm in Pretoria who gave us an update on what’s happening nationally. So far it’s been reported that a presiding officer was arrested in Ulundi KZN after he was found in possession of two boxes containing a hundred ballots each. Also in Alexandra there are protestors refusing to vote, demanding housing. Other than that voting is still continuing.

We then also crossed over to Mikhalia Crowie one of Bushradio’s Result Centre correspondants. She spoke about the outcome of the 10:30am press conference. It was reported that about 98% of the voting stations opened on time but those who failed to, were waiting for ballot papers and the turnout was fairly positive in Cape Town.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Napoleon Hill:
Opportunity…often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hi there. We a day away from Elections and and Earth Day both of which you should be excited about and participate in.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we keep you the know between 9am – 12pm, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
AMBLE:
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What neighbourhood in Cape Town has the highest concentration of historial buildings in South Africa?
A – Wynberg B – Saltriver C – Hout Bay
Answer: A – Wynberg

DID YOU KNOW
Water expands by about 9% as it freezes. Also did you know A square piece of dry paper cannot be folded in half more than 7 times.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Save Money Everyday

Step1Calculate your resources and income. This information will enable you to determine your spending capacity.

Step2Contemplate purchasing a product before plunging headlong. Scrutinize each purchase, especially if it seems an extravagant purchase and figure out its significance or usefulness. You will soon realize that more than 50 percent of your spending is probably meaningless.

Step3Develop insight into the holes where your money tends to slip by keeping an account of all the money you spend. Keep a month-to-month log of money spent on various categories such as food, clothing and medical expenses.

Step4Avoid dining out while at work or with family and friends. Pack your lunch and drinks for the day and carry them from home to work. If you do eat out, check for early evening offers, new restaurants with specials and hotels that offer discounts and coupons. Or, try candlelight dinners at home instead.

Step5Cut down on your trips to the vending machine or the deli to purchase snacks. Substitute homemade snacks, seasonal fruits or store-bought snacks purchased during your grocery trips.

Step6Plan your shopping carefully, especially when you shop for groceries. Preplan your menu for the week, note the ingredients and only purchase items that are on the list. Refrain from buying groceries when you are hungry, as you tend to make impulsive purchases on an empty stomach.

Step7Be a savvy shopper. Look for coupons in newspapers, magazines and online as well as weekly or daily in-store specials. Consider buying a store brand product instead of a branded product.

Step8Check out prices at different stores and buy from a store where the item you require or a similar item is at a lower price.

Step9Slash your power bill by using electricity sparingly. Develop a simple yet splendid habit of switching off lights and fans when leaving the room. Notice the difference it creates in your bill.

Step10Do not make purchases when you are tired or when you have kids with you. Beware of enticing combo packs, eye-catching displays and free gifts with purchase of an item. Make use of coupons and rebates wherever possible.

Step11Make purchases of shoes, bed linens, home décor items, furnishings and clothes during sales periods. Also keep an eye out for off-season sales and clearance sales.

Step12Create a collection of original gift ideas. Present your dear ones with fresh hand-plucked flowers from the garden, a personally embroidered handkerchief, fresh homemade cookies or chocolates, jams or pickles. They will appreciate your skill as well as efforts and you will save a lot of money.

Step13Allocate a specific amount per month towards a gift fund, birthday fund or whatever else you may want to call it. By setting aside some cash every month for this fund, a substantial amount will accumulate and it can be directly utilized towards buying something during the holiday season or on birthdays or anniversaries.

Step14Economize with a motive. Keep in mind the beautiful diamond earrings you were tempted to purchase at a jeweler’s shop or an expensive pair of cufflinks or a dream destination for the holidays. This will accelerate the speed and the size of your savings.

Step15Address the issue of your credit cards, insurance and loans with care. Acquire the cheapest loans, pay back full balances on your credit card debts to earn discounts and balance the negative impact of the loans with the positive effects of insurance plans. Reach out for advice from friends and professionals.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
A interview done by Cindy Witten for the Morning Cruise with Courtney Sampson from the IEC. He spoke about the election expectations in terms of security etc. He pointed out that they more than ready for tomorrows elections that they not expecting any mishaps there’ll be security at every voting station and voting ends at 9pm exactly so don’t vote in the dark as in at night get out early. Also check your ballot paper because if it’s not stamped the vote will not be invalid. If you encounter any problems speak to the Presiding officer stationed at the voting station.

The Morning Cruise then broke away from election talk and addressed a still much needed discussion being depression as a genetic DISEASE. Emphasis on disease because loads of people still get it wrong and don’t understand that depression is a disease. Joining us telephonically from Johannesburg was Cindy van Wyk senior counsellor at South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). We discussed the fact that it’s more than possible for depression to be passed on to you from your family members. We discussed how family involvement is vital as well as being educated on the situation is. To find out more about SADAG visit http://www.sadag.co.za/ they have a suicide crisis hotline 0800 567 567

Lastly Grace Green joined the Morning Cruise speaking about another rather significant day tomorrow being Earth Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate Planet Earth. Earth Day is celebrated around the world by people of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, nationality or faith. It is an occasion for the world's citizens to commit to building a safer, healthier, cleaner, sustainable world. To find out more visit http://www.greenworks.co.za/ and don’t forget to participate.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
William Blake:
A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.

Friday, April 17, 2009

ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hello there!! Are your feet aching to leave work or aching to have a night out on the town, then you must have Friday Fever.

Besides that today on the Morning Cruise was ART - C where we kept all about entertainment arts and culture, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
feckless \FEK-lis\
: Ineffective; having no real worth or purpose.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What Cape Town born singer and producer has a CD called Tall, Dark and Afrikaans?

A – David Kramer B – Taliep Petersen C – Emo Adams

Answer: C – Emo Adams

Born and raised in the heart of the Cape Flats, Mitchells Plein, Adams is the younger sibling of only two sons. His childhood years were filled with the sound of harmonies and song, strongly influenced by his musically inclined father and the musical talent of his elder brother, fellow actor Luqmaan Adams.At the age of 9, Emo was cast to play the role of a homeless street child in the renowned theatre production District 6: The Musical, written and produced by David Kramer and the late Taliep Pietersen.It was here where his love for theatre and his journey into the world of the performing arts began.

DID YOU KNOW
80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars. Also did you know There are more than 7 million millionaires in the world

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Prepare for Cold Weather

Step1
Change the filter on your central heating system and check for any leaks. If you suspect any leaky ducts, call a heating contractor to check out it out.

Step2
Caulk all gaps/joints in your exterior siding and trim. Also caulk and weatherstrip around window trims and exterior doors to prevent cold air from seeping in and warm air from escaping.

Step3
Place outlet covers over your outlets to prevent cold air from seeping in.

Step4
If you have a fire place or wood burning oven, stock up on some firewood in for those days and nights you prefer to heat your home with a nice toasty fire or in case the power goes out from a winter storm.

Step5
Make sure you have some extra warm blankets around. You could also use an electric blanket (but don't forget to turn off).

Step6
Keep your heating bills lower buy purchasing a space heater and just using it to heat whichever room you are in. But remember to read the instructions and follow them carefully as they can be a fire and injury hazard.

Step7
Keep the doors to different rooms in the house closed so that those rooms can retain their heat, keeping you cozy and warm all winter long.

Step8
Buy some warm flannel or fleece PJs so you can stay warm at night without having to crank up the heater.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with local band, Dirtyfunk (a dj/music producer, dancer & lyricist and a bass player). They joined us to speak about their musical journey and their CD album taking place on the 22 April 2009 at 8pm at the Stones in Kuilsriver Cape Town.

We then we joined by Kati Francis who joined us to speak about her one man/woman show called Belonging. Through an eclectic use of theatrics that will make you laugh, sigh and cringe, Kati Francis, takes a surprising look at the imbedded human need to belong; asking what can we drown in and what keeps us afloat?
To find out more or to check the production out taking place at the Intimate Theatre 37 Orange Street, Gardens Cape Town. Call Her on 082 295 0991

Lastly we spoke to South African photographer and make up artist Melissa Delport who joined us to speak about her career as a photographer, her current exhibition and what influences her work. To find out more about Melissa Delport visit http://www.melissadelport.com/

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/

Thursday, April 16, 2009

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams

Hello and Good day to you. Hope you having an awesome day thus far as it is Thursday which means it’s a day away from FRIDAY!!

Today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday where we kept you in touch and in tune with your community, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
outré \oo-TRAY\:
Unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What was the Cape Minstrel Carnival originally known as?

Answer: Kaapse Klopse
The event was originally known as the Kaapse Klopse and originated in the 1800s when Malay slaves celebrated the one and only day in the year that they had off work.

DID YOU KNOW
India is the world's largest democracy with more than 600 million voters. Also did you know The United Nations organisation (UN) was founded in 1945.

TIP OF THE DAY
Food Safety Tips

Handle with care
While raw meats and eggs are the most common sources of illness-causing microbes, fresh fruits and vegetables can also carry the organisms that cause food poisoning.

Keep raw meats and fish away from other foods, especially those that won't be cooked.
Thaw frozen meats in the refrigerator, microwave oven, or under cold, running water-never on a counter.

Wash all produce before it's used, even if it looks clean. Produce that won't be peeled, such as strawberries or green onions, can be washed in plain water. If necessary, use a scrub brush to remove surface dirt. Wash lettuce leaves individually. Produce that will be peeled or eaten off the rind, such as oranges or cantaloupes, should be washed on the outside with soapy water and rinsed well.

Use paper towels and soapy hot water to clean utensils, counter surfaces, and cutting boards immediately after preparing raw meats and fish. If you use sponges, place them in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Wash your hands, faucets, and anything else you may have touched.

Don't undercook foods
Thorough cooking will kill most germs. To make sure foods get hot enough, check the internal temperature by inserting a food thermometer in the thickest part.
Meats: Cook beef and pork to at least 160 ° F, lamb to 145 °, and poultry to 180 ° for thigh meat and 170 ° for breasts. Ground beef, pork, veal, and lamb should be cooked to at least 160 °, and ground poultry to 165 °.

Seafood: Cook fish until it flakes with a fork. Simmer shrimp for three to five minutes or until the flesh turns pinkish and opaque. Steam clams and mussels for 5 to 10 minutes or until the shells open (if they don't, toss them out). Cook oysters until they're plump, for about five minutes. Don't eat raw oysters.

Eggs: Don't use homemade foods containing raw eggs, such as mayonnaise and Caesar-salad dressing. Commercial versions are okay, since manufacturers use heat-treated eggs. Use hard-boiled eggs within two to three days of cooking.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Rasaraj a member of the Global Food For Life organisation. FOOD FOR LIFE is a nonprofit organization, bringing food and life to the needy of the world through the liberal distribution of pure vegetarian meals. The project started in 1974 when an elderly Indian swami, Srila Prabhupada, implored his yoga students not to allow anyone within a ten mile radius of his ashram to go hungry. The program grew quickly, and today Food for Life is active in over 60 countries worldwide. To Find out more or to volunteer contact Rasaraj on 021 403 43 87 or 083 64 22 063

We then spoke to Michelle Solomons of the Abbeyfield Society of South Africa. Abbeyfield Societies establishes secure, affordable, fully self-catering homes for small groups of independent older. To find out more contact Michelle on 021 689 32 52

QUOTE OF THE DAY
ROBERT B. MACKAY:
The Truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives a lie

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hello to you. You know I must admit that on this mid week day I’m feeling rather tired and unenthusiastic about the day as well. Then again I have found these brilliant set of tips on how to make the best of your day.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Gender Hub Wednesday where we discussed things concerning gender, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
labile \LAY-byl\
- Open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What is the significance to celebrating the freedom day the 27th April?

Answer: It’s a celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994.

DID YOU KNOW
Perhaps the largest animal to have ever lived, the blue whale can grow to be 100 ft (30.5 m) long and weigh as much as 200 tons. It eats as much as 4 tons of krill a day, and its massive mouth can hold up to 100 tons of food and water, but its throat restricts the passage of anything wider than a beach ball.

TIP OF THE DAY
10 Simple, Sure-fire Ways to Make Today Your Best Day Ever
1. Be present. Instead of having your mind elsewhere, bring yourself back to now, in this moment, focused on where you are and what you’re doing and who you’re with. We cannot change things that have already happened, and obsessing over them does nothing to help us now. We cannot predict the future, so worrying about it does nothing to help you either. Instead, focus on now … if something is worrying you, take action … but even better, just be in the moment, and live as if now is all there is. Because it is.

2. Do less. Have a full schedule today? Cut it in half. You don’t need to do everything on that list. Take a few items on your list and move them to next week. Do less (but focus on the important — not urgent — stuff) and you’ll be less stressed out. If you cut your list down and do only half the things you want to do for today, you’ll have a much better day.

3. Get one important thing done. As said in the previous point, do less but do more important things. When I say important, I mean things that will have a huge impact on your life (personally or career wise) over the long run. Not things that need to be done today or else. Here’s why: If you get something important done, something that will help you in the long run (even if it’s only a step towards a major accomplishment, it’s important), you will feel great! You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. That makes any day a great day.

4. Plan your perfect life. What would your life be like if you had no restrictions? I’m not talking about living in a Mansion or flying around in jet planes, but what would make you happy. A good step: pick the 4-5 most important things in your life, and build your perfect life around those things, eliminating most of the rest if possible. Plan that perfect life, and then plan the first few steps you need to take to get there. Now schedule those first steps over the next week, including one today. It feels amazing to start taking action on making your life the way you want it to be.

5. Declutter. Even if it’s just a little space — say a drawer or a shelf — decluttering an area of your life can have a wonderful effect on your mood and happiness level. Clearing your desk (at least the surface of it) can be a great way to start.

6. Go for a walk. That movement, and the fresh outdoor air, will have a great effect on your day. And even better: take a few minutes to enjoy the nature around you as you go for your walk. Clear your head. Calm yourself during a busy time of your day. Think to yourself: “How lucky I am to be alive! How wonderful a world I’m in! What opportunities and possibilities lie before me!”

7. Focus on 3 projects. Choose only your three most important projects, and focus on them exclusively. Focus on getting them to completion, to the exclusion of all other projects. Do that today. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll accomplish.

8. Listen to great music.

9. Watch a sunrise or sunset.

10. Spend time with a loved one. Another obvious one, perhaps, but there’s nothing better, really. Even if you don’t have a spouse or kids, there’s someone in your life that you value … make time out of your day today to spend time with them … and not just to watch TV, but to actually be with them, talk with them, bond with them.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Felix who joined us from the African Gender Institute. He joined us to speak to us about Gender Research and more.

Lastly we played an interview I had done with a Male Nurse, but wait, correction his a professional nurse or a male nurse. He joined us to speak his career, difficulties, ups and downs etc.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Good day and welcome back, that is of course if you took the long weekend off and you back from your travels or just back to reality (work).

Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we kept you in the know between 9am – 12pm Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
wanderlust:
a strong desire to wander or travel

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What is the next public holiday South Africa will be celebrating?

Answer: Freedom Day
Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. Peace, unity, the preservation and the restoration of human dignity hallmarks Freedom Day celebrations on the 27th of April of each year.

DID YOU KNOW
The word "electric" was first used in 1600 by William Gilbert, a doctor to Queen Elizabeth I. Also did you know Napoleon reportedly carried chocolate on all his military campaigns.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Remember Names

Step1
Pay attention when you are introduced to someone. A few minutes after you meet the person, say his or her name to yourself again. If you have forgotten it, talk to the person again and ask for the name.

Step2
Write down the new name three times while picturing the person's face; do this as soon as possible after meeting someone.

Step3
Ask how to spell a difficult name, or glance at the spelling on the person's business card, if it's offered. If you know the spelling of a word and can picture it in your mind, you'll remember it better.

Step4
Connect a name to a common word you will remember. For example, the name Salazar could sound like 'salamander,' 'bazaar' or 'sell a jar.'

Step5
Make a connection to the person's hobby or employment. 'Bill the pill' might help you remember the name of your pharmacist, for example.

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**APOLOGIES; if you a regular listener and you noticed info guide and jobshop never aired my apologies for that I spent a chuck of that time in a very important meeting.
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WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Mark Scrooby speaking about life insurance we then played an interview about tracing your family roots and lastly we spoke to Blauche from NICRO who spoke about alternative sentencing for first time offenders.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Eleanor Roosevelt:
The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Friday, April 10, 2009

ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams

Good day and Happy Easter weekend!!! Hope you going to have an absolute blast but a safe one, especially if you driving.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Art – C Friday where we kept it all about entertainment, arts and culture. Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
gambol :
To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What South African song bird is known for songs like, MAGIC, TAXI RIDE and FLY?

A – Andriette B – JODY C - Zamajobe

Answer: C - Zamajobe
Born in Frankfort in South Africa’s Free State province. Zamajobe Sithole sang in the local choir from the age of nine. In 2003, Zamajobe competed in the “Pop Idols" competition, an experience which afforded her a platform to learn about South African audiences.

She made it through to the final ten, and of course, built her own profile in the process. A recording contract followed.

DID YOU KNOW
Tap dancing originates from Irish clog dancing and what is called the Irish reel and jig. Also did you know Elvis favourite collectibles were official badges. He collected police badges in almost every city he performed in.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Stay Alert While Driving

Step
Get a good night's sleep, and plan around your body clock so you drive at the times of the day when you are most alert.
Step
Take a 10- to 15-minute break to exercise, stretch or walk briskly after every 2 hours you drive.
Step
Let someone else do a share of the driving. Divide the driving into blocks of no more than about 4 hours for each driver.

Step
Eat regularly to keep blood-sugar levels even, but be mindful of what you eat. A candy bar won't help much once the initial sugar buzz wears off. To stay alert, the body requires good nutrition.

Step
Drink coffee or tea (or another form of caffeine) for a temporary fix. Keep in mind that caffeine does not take the place of adequate sleep.

Step
Don't drink alcohol.

Step
Learn to recognize drowsiness. Among the signs: You keep yawning, your head nods, your mind wanders, you feel eyestrain, or your eyes want to close or have trouble staying focused. It all means that you need a break from driving.

Step
Take a nap if you're sleepy, even if you can't get to a bed. You'll have to judge your surroundings, but you're probably safer napping for a half-hour in a locked car pulled over to the side of the road than you are driving drowsy.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
A first time ever on Bushradio, the launch of a baking show sponsored by Golden Cloud. We baked up some hot cross scones (not buns) and gave away a hamper worth R500 to the lucky caller. To get the full recipe sms 367 27. SMS charge R5 or simply keep checking the blog and the full recipe will be posted on the blog.

We then played an interview done with Black Noise’s Emile who joined us to speak the Heal The Hood Project which tries to uplift and empower the Cape youth through Hip Hop.

We then ended off with an interview with 21 year old Kyle Sheperd, a up and coming Cape Town jazz musician/artist who is authentic and real. His future looks promising.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Anatole France:
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/

Thursday, April 09, 2009

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hello to you it’s the eve of the long weekend. Hope you’ll have a enjoyable and safe Easter weekend.
Today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday where we kept you in touch and in tune with your community(Cape Town) Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
delusive:
1.tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply.
2. of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What does SAPO stand for in South Africa?

Answer: South African Post Office

DID YOU KNOW
A Duke is the highest rank you can achieve without being a king or a prince. Also did you know Alexander Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Develop Self-Appreciation
By eHow Relationships & FamilyEditor

Learning to appreciate one's self is a necessary step to develop confidence. When one can truly appreciate himself, he will typically live a fuller and happier life. The following steps will help in the process of developing self-appreciation.

Step1 Take good care of yourself. It sounds simple but is not necessarily an easy thing to do. You have to be consistent and disciplined in your effort.

Step2 Eat right and exercise regularly. A healthy lifestyle will positively affect the way you perceive yourself.

Step3 Find time to relax. When you have time to relax, you will have less stress and ultimately will be happier.

Step4 Accept yourself for who you are. Your perception of yourself will reflect how you act and behave.

Step5 Think good thoughts, listen to good music and read good books. Increase your knowledge and seek continuous learning. The more you learn, the more confident you are.

Step6 Avoid comparing yourself to others. Most of the time, you will tend to compare your weaknesses to the other person's strengths. Comparing is counterproductive to the idea of developing self appreciation. Remember, you have nothing to prove to others, just yourself.

Step7 Develop your talents and share them. As you become better and continue to share your abilities, other's appreciation for your skills will increase. This, in turn, will lead to greater self-appreciation.

Step8 Learn to forgive yourself and others. You will release a burden off your chest and will be happier and more productive.

Step9 Count your blessings. List everything you are grateful for and you will be surprised at the number of positive things in your life. If nothing else, this will help you realize that you are better off than a lot of other people. Appreciate this good fortune.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Alfred Turner from The Alfred Turner Foundation. Alfred being disabled himself felt the need to have a foundation of this kind to help the disabled with some employment and homes. The Foundation currently is in much need of help and donation. Bare in mind that the employment he provides for the disabled is merely letting them stand with tins. If you can help or to find out call 086 111 21 96 or 021 592 44 96

We then spoke to Andie Du Plessis from the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA). He spoke to us about they’ve been combating the prevalence of hunger in children attending schools or other educational institutions in the Western Cape. The Motto is, “You can’t teach a hunger child”. To find out more visit http://www.psfa.org.za/ or call 021 447 60 20.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Marcia Wieder:
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Good day to you hope you doing excellent on this mid week day.Today on the Morning Cruise was Gender Hub Wednesday. Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
Deleterious - injurious to health

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What is South Africa’s largest province?
A – Northern cape B – Western cape C – North West

Answer: A – Northern cape
The Northern Cape is South Africa's largest province and has a land area of some 361 830 square km. The province is home to a population of approximately 850 000. The capital of the province is Kimberley.

DID YOU KNOW
Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer. Also did you know Maria Ann Smith introduced the Granny Smith apple in 1838.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Comfort a Grieving Person
By eHow Relationships & Family Editor

Step1
Allow the person to talk about his grief and express his feelings. Listen without offering advice or interrupting.

Step2
Be patient with the grieving person's changeable moods. It's normal for someone who is grieving to alternate between anger, sadness, numbness and acceptance.

Step3
Give the person as much time as he needs to grieve. Telling him to 'get over it' or 'let it go' won't help him grieve any faster.

Step4
Ask the bereaved what you can do to help. Try not to get frustrated if he doesn't know what he needs.

Step5
Offer suggestions of what you could do to help. For example, does the grieving person need more space? Does he want you to be around more? Are there tasks or errands he needs done?

Step6
Show affection such as hugs or handholding if the bereaved seems receptive. If he seems uninterested in affection, try not to get irritated - this will pass with time.

Step7
Encourage the grieving person to join a grief support group. He can call his doctor for a referral or look in the community service section of the yellow pages for grief support services.

Step8
Urge the grieving person to get professional help if he's so depressed that he's unable to function day to day. Assist him in setting up an appointment with a doctor to discuss counseling or possible medication.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Two previously done interviews one being an interview done with Karien de Vliers. Karien wrote an opinion piece on her experience of being a first-time pregnant mother to be. The piece is called, “Step away from pregnant me”. A piece that not only expresses the beautiful moments of pregnancy but the eratic insane moments too, which is normal and part of pregnance.

We then played an interview about a stay at home dad. Freelance writer, Andreas Spath wrote about his experience as a stay at home, the joys, the pains the whole 9 yards.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
IVERN BALL: Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Good day to you hope you doing excellent on this tasteful Tuesday or sorry Omniscient Tuesday.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we kept you in the know between 9am – 12pm Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
FLUMMOX:
To confuse; to perplex

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
How long is the coastline stretch from the border of Namibia to the border of Mozambique?
A – 2 500km B – 100km C – 1000km

Answer: A – 2 500km
South Africa occupies the southernmost tip of Africa. The country's long coastline stretches across 2 500kms from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then north to the border with subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.

DID YOU KNOW
There are 18 species of penguins. The largest of these is the Emperor penguin. Their bodies are kept warm by a thick layer of fat but to increase body heat they comb their feathers to trap air in them. All species of penguins live south of the Equator, but only six live in Antarctica. There are no penguins in the North Pole.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Organize a Closet
By Erinn Valencich, Expert in Interior Design

Opening up a closet door can be a nightmare for some. Many times, clothes, shoes, purses and other miscellaneous items get shoved together and pose a problem when you want to find something. Here are a few tips to get your closet organized and save time in the future when going through it. Not only will a well-organized closet help you find things, but it will make it a much more pleasant view when you leave the door open!

Things You’ll Need:
Hangers, Shoe rack, Metal, Wood or Plastic shelves, Rod, Hooks, Low Dresser , Decorative boxes


Step1
First things first. Designate areas for specific items or categories. As far as clothes go, I like to organize them by color. This gives the most artistic look to a closet, and helps you put things away quickly. I organize each color category from short to long sleeve, then dresses and sweaters. I prefer to keep all skirts and pants separate. Jackets have their own area too. This way when you need one, they are all together. Again grouped by color, short to long. By doing this, you can take advantage of the height you create underneath your short-hanging clothes. Skirts and shorter shirts are great for adding a shoe rack underneath. It lets you see your shoes without having to pull any lower-hanging clothes out of the way.

Step2
The top of your closet is a great spot to put purses. You can utilize the vertical space that most older homes provide by hanging metal or plastic shelves. If you prefer, take a trip to the home improvement store and add new wood shelving by easily nailing small supports to the wall underneath and then one 3/4 inch-thick board on top. If you have an older home with one clothes rod, removing that rod, hanging it up higher and putting another rod underneath is a quick afternoon project that will literally double the amount of hanging space!

Step3
If you have closet doors that swing out, over-the-door racks are a great place to store items like belts, scarves and hats. If you don't have doors that swing out, you can make room for these items by simply adding a few hooks on the inside of your closet to the sides. By taking the few extra steps to create these little areas, your closet will become much more functional!

Step4
If you don't have a lot of room in your bedroom, you could always take a low dresser and put it in your closet for storage. This also gives you the opportunity to add more storage on top of it while being able to close your closet for a clean and uncluttered look.

Step5
Sick of all the plastic storage containers? Decorative boxes are a great way to add storage, with a stylish twist! Organize.com (see Resources below) has a lot of great storage solutions for your closet!

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with CEO of Cape MIC Peter Theunissen joined us to inform us about Basic Intellectual Property. To find out more visit www.capemic.co.za

We then spoke to Eran Eyal from Springleap.com to speak about the Pure Imagination Campaign competition taking place at schools. To find out more go to www.springleap.com

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Helen Keller:
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.co.za

Friday, April 03, 2009

ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hi and good fantabulous day to you. Geez it’s hot hot hot today in Cape Town, you know the kind of heat that makes you allergic you food and just about everything.

Today on the Morning Cruise was ART – C FRIDAY where we kept it all about entertainment arts and culture.

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
BODACIOUS:
excellent, admirable or attractive, remarkable, gutsy

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
The production and or movie Sarafina commemorated what important day in South Africa?

A – Youth Day, Soweto Uprising B – Heritage day
C – Human Rights Day

Answer: A – Youth Day, Soweto uprising

The release of Sarafina! commemorates the watershed event of 16 June 1976 in our history and honours all the heroes and victims of the struggle, and celebrates their courage. The most important reason for the release of the Directors’ Cut of Sarafina! is to ensure that the youth of today are able to experience, through the film, the hardship and subjugation that South Africans endured during the apartheid years. The film will sensitize the youth to the struggle and give them an opportunity to appreciate our freedom and how it was achieved, especially the impact of 16 June 1976 on the path to freedom and democracy.
Sarafina! was the first South African film to be made in the country after the unbanning of the African National Congress and the release of Nelson Mandela from 27 years in prison.

DID YOU KNOW
2 billion people still cannot read. Also did you know The first colour photograph was made in 1861 by James Maxwell. He photographed a tartan ribbon.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Find Free Time
Step1
Prioritize. At the beginning of every day, make a list of tasks you must complete. Schedule free time for yourself and take it.

Step2
Get organized. Develop a system that works for you and stick to it.

Step3
Keep a journal to record how you spend every hour of the day. Note where your time is being spent and consider how you can be more efficient.

Step4
Dovetail errands so that you can do them all in one trip.

Step5
Value your time. Hire a housekeeper and gardener if you can afford it. Send clothes that need to be ironed to a laundry service. Buy quality foods that take minimal time to prepare.
Step6
Make technology your friend. Learn to use cellular phones, e-mail and personal organizers efficiently. It will save you time down the road.

Step7
Keep a positive attitude, even during challenging times. Moping and procrastination consume time and energy.

Step8
Reward yourself. Stick to your plans to exercise daily or read your favorite novel. Plan a trip "away from it all" where you can relax and pamper yourself.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Jonathan Rubain and his drummer Anton. Jonathan is one of the emerging stars of Cape Town. He has the fingers of Mac McKenzie and the privilege of growing up in an era of opportunity. He's a phenomenal bass player and a great composer.

We then spoke to artist Veronica Wilkinson who joined us to speak about her colourful (in every way) exhibition taking place at Cape Town’s Castle called, Paper Collages. The exhibition is about her travels through the East exploring Buddhism and more importantly the significance of the art of paper making. Check out the exhibition at the Castle from the 8th April to the 24th.

Lastly we spoke to Swiss – Kazakh singer and improviser Saadet Türkör. She joined us to speak about her concert taking place at the artscape arena on the 7th April at 7.30pm called Song Dreaming in South Africa where she’ll be collaborating with local jazz musicians the world-acclaimed drummer, Louis Moholo - Moholo, Kyle Shepherd (piano) and Shane Cooper (double bass).

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Marie Curie:
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/

Thursday, April 02, 2009

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
Ola! Hello! Dag Sê! Dumela - hay the list goes on. Hope you doing great, I’m definitely feeling great I woke on the incredible side of my bed this morning.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday where we keep you in touch and in tune with your community:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
notoriety:
the state, quality, or character of being notorious

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
TRUE/FALSE
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a tourist attraction.

Answer: FALSE

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a touching reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

DID YOU KNOW
The shortest war on record took place in 1896 when Zanzibar surrendered to Britain after 38 minutes. Also did you know In Old Testament times the Mediterranean Sea was called the Great Sea.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Block Drafts

Step1
Use a lighted incense stick or a tissue on a stick to find any drafts. Move it slowly around windows and doors; even slight air movement will move the smoke or the tissue.

Step2
Check the caulking around your windows. There should be no gaps in the caulking between it and the walls of your house. If there is a leak, remove the old and install new caulking. Checking the caulking every year is a good way to save energy.

Step3
Check the weatherstripping on your doors. Weatherstripping prevents drafts from getting in or cool air from getting out. If you have no weatherstripping it's easy to add, lots of it is adhesive- backed and just sticks onto the doorframe or bottom of the door.

Step4
Check around your electrical outlets. Areas behind the electrical outlets and switches are often not insulated, but you can buy thin foam insulation specifically designed to fit under an outlet plate that will block drafts.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
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 medication etc. 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

Lastly we were joined by community worker Mr Ivan Wrenn and his assist Priscilla who spoke to us about how he’s been providing free on charge much needed computer lesson in his home with no finance or resources. He currently seeks any assistance, computers, donations etc. To find out more please contact 072 3444 260 or 021 633 16 18


QUOTE OF THE DAY
G.K Chesterton:
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams

Hello and great mid – week to you. Today’s been pretty passive – in a good way today and the show was fun and informative

Today on the Morning Cruise was Gender Hub Wednesday where discussed gender issues etc:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
Corosive:
(1)Gradually destructive; steadily harmful: corrosive anxiety
(2)Spitefully sarcastic: corrosive criticism; corrosive wit.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What explorer gave Hout Bay its name?

A – Christopher Columbus B – Jan van Riebeeck
C – Nelson Mandela

Answer: B – Jan van Riebeeck

Hout Bay, twenty minutes drive from Cape Town, was named by explorer Jan van Riebeeck, for it lush forests surrounding the peaceful bay.

Rich in history, Hout Bay remains one of the few rural areas near the city centre. Hout Bay has one of the busiest working harbours in Cape Town. Fisherman jostle with tourists catching one of the several charter boats or visiting one of the many local restuarants.

DID YOU KNOW
During a trip to Asia in the early 1800s, a German merchant - it is said - noticed that the nomadic Tartars softened their meat by keeping it under their saddles. The motion of the horse pounded the meat to bits. The Tartars would then scrape it together and season it for eating. The idea of pounded beef found its way back to the merchant's home town of Hamburg where cooks broiled the meat and referred to it as it as Hamburg meat. This how the hamburger got it’s name.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Be Sober-Minded
By eHow Health Editor
A clear and sober mind is a valuable asset in this crazy world. The ability to calmly deal with the everyday struggle of life will win you respect from your peers and single you out as a person that can get things done, even under pressure. Being sober-minded is a characteristic that anyone can attain with a bit of discipline.

Step1
Modify your habits. To be sober-minded requires that you are not addicted to drugs or alcohol, whether they are legal or illegal.

Step2
Detach yourself from your long-standing beliefs. Question your own beliefs, and look at all issues and problems with an open-mind.

Step3
Educate yourself continuously. Read newspapers, magazines and even online news sources. It is important to stay abreast of all local, regional, national and world news.

Step4
Be logical. Do not let dreams or wishes get in the way of your good judgment. Consider the consequences of every action before you take action. You have to examine all the side-effects and long-term effects of everything you do.

Step5
Keep your emotions in check. It’s OK to have emotions, just don’t let them get the better of your thinking process.

Step6
Look for enjoyable things to do that do not require drugs or alcohol. Spending time with loved ones, taking a walk or playing games can help.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Ella Monakali from Ilatha Labantu who joined us to speak about a march they conducted today with various schools trying to bring awareness of woman abuse and all the issues concerning the them. Taking a stand!

We then spoke to Fatima Ismail who joined us to speak about how to spot an abuser. Some of the ways are: notice the manner in which they touch or handle. Are you isolated from friends and family? Are you humiliated in front of friends? Are you blamed for your partners faults? There are many more and to find out more contact the Saartjie Baartman Centre on 021 633 52 87.

Lastly we spoke to Rolin Mahlanyana a man who was a victim of abuse. He joined us to speak about his experience how he was mentally and sexually abused by his former partner and how he got out.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Jim Ryun:
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going

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……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on http://www.bushradio.co.za/