Friday, July 31, 2009

Monique Hellenberg voice of Goldfish’s-This is how it goes joined us as well Tina Schouw cast member of Womantide an Artscape production.

ART-C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY
expiate

To make amends or compensation for (wrong doing etc).

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What South African jazz artist produced an album entitled ‘Time’?
A – Hugh Masekela B – Jonathan Butler C – Mr A1

Answer: A – Hugh Masekela

DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
A study involving 8,652 people between the ages of 51 and 61 found that people who are divorced or widowed have 20% more chronic health conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, than married people. In addition, those who remarried had 12% more chronic health conditions than those continuously married, suggesting that divorce has a lingering detrimental impact on health that may never be fully remedied. One shortcoming of the study is that it does not address the impact of marital quality.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Transform a Living Room From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Shop at Home (The 5-Minute Makeover): Tired of looking at the same art over the same table next to the same chair? Move it around! Has that picture been over the couch for 6 years? Sometimes just hanging it on a new wall will breathe fresh life into the living room. Bring in a small bench, or chair from another room. All it takes is a few new pieces to give a room a fresh feel.
Stylish Wallpaper
Wallpapering just one focal wall (like the one behind the TV for instance) can add a lot of pop and interest in the living room--and it’s very affordable to do! If wallpaper is not your game, then how about some bold stripes? Striping a wall is much easier than it appears. All you need is some painter's tape, a yard stick and a pencil. Decide how wide you want the stripes, and if you prefer horizontal or vertical. I suggest wide horizontal stripes, such as 8 inches to 10 inches thick, and for vertical strips, an assortment of random sizes can be nice!
Decorate your couch with pillows
If you have a tired old couch that is lurking in your living room, get a large blanket or comforter in a soft color or a bold pattern and lay it down the center of the couch, over the back, then tuck it in on the cushions. Add a few new toss pillows over the top and your couch will have new life--in less than 5 minutes!
Shade Appeal: Another quick and easy way to add a touch of style to the living room is to update your lampshades. If you have a traditional bell-shaped shade, purchase a straight-sided “drum” shade. These have a more current feel and will make an old lamp feel new again!
Dining Room Rug
Most people have carpet in their living rooms, and therefore go without an area rug; however, area rugs really help define the space, and are a great way to add color and pattern into a room.
Decorate your mirror frames
If you have a piece of furniture that has seen better days--spray paint it! Old elaborate mirror frames, small side tables are all elements that look completely new in a bold color--or a coat of white paint. If you are trying to bring a solid look to the living room, unifying your “wood tones” is a great way to accomplish a pulled-together feel. Painting, or even staining a light-colored piece in a darker tone can make it feel modern--and can be done in a weekend!

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Our 9th Golden Cloud show. Today Joy baked Krackley wheat cheese roll/ loaf. Here is today’s recipe:
500 g / 4 x 250 ml Golden Cloud Krackley Wheat
1 x 10 g sachet instant yeast
15 ml sugar
7 ml salt
500 ml lukewarm water
30 ml oil
1 egg
250 g / 2 x 250 ml Golden Cloud White Bread or Cake Flour
100 - 200 g / 250 – 500 ml coarsely grated Cheddar Cheese
Glaze
1 egg
30 ml water

grated cheese to top (optional)
paprika or cayenne pepper to sprinkle

1. Place the Krackley wheat, yeast, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients except the bread or cake flour and mix well.

2. Add sufficient of the cake or bread flour to form a soft dough and knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until smooth. Add the grated cheese and knead until the cheese is evenly distributed in the dough. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and allow to rise in a mildly warm spot for about 30 minutes or until doubled.

3. Grease l large (280 mm - 300 mm) or 2 smaller (200 mm - 220 mm) round cake tins, well with margarine. Knead down the dough and pinch off egg-sized portions. Shape the portions into neat rounds and place slightly apart into the tins.
OR
Grease a large baking tray with margarine. Divide the dough into 2 portions, shape into elongated loaves, place onto the baking tray.

4. Mix the egg and water for the glaze, brush over the top of the rolls or loaves and sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Allow to rise in a warm protected spot for about 20 minutes or until doubled. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC while the rolls breads are rising and bake about 20 minutes for the rolls or 30 minutes for the loaves until firm and golden. Allow to cool in the tins for a few minutes and remove to a wire rack.

Yields 24 - 30 rolls or 2 loaves

We then were joined by the excited Monique Hellenberg. Monique is a jazz vocalist and a pianist. She’s worked with many musicians as well as local sensation GoldFish you can catch her singing in Goldfish debut single ‘This is how it goes’. She’ll be coming out with her album really soon so watch the space. Monique will how ever be performing this Saturday with Kwaai Caliente. Their sound is a mixture of Salsa and various African styles is truly their own. With front woman extraordinaire, Monique Hellenberg on vocals Jazz and Afro guitar wizard, Daniel Eppel (USA). On bass, laying down the deepest of grooves from Congo, Emmanuel Nsinjani and one of Mozambique’s premiere drummers, Texito Langa.

Check it out at the Albert Hall in Albert Road, Woodstock just down the road from Old Biscuit Mill 1st August.

Lastly we were joined by the inspiring Tina Schouw cast member of the spirit lifting artscape production, Womantide. It’s emotional roller-coaster ride which will instil African pride, proud to come from a woman. Featuring Malika Ndlovu, Ernestine Deane as well. It’ll be shown at Artscape from the 7th&8th August 2009. Tickets at Computicket or at the box office.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Winston Churchill
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

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, July 30, 2009

Find out how community worker/hero Roger Samuels from Mitchell’s Plain Cape Town brings back positivity to the youth.
COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY
contemptuous

Manifesting or feeling dislike; scornful

For example: Watching another person sloppily eat with their hands would make you contemptuous of their table manners.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Name the most poisonous snake indigenous to South Africa?
A – Cape Cobra B – Canal snakes or C – Black Mamba

Answer: C – Black Mamba

DID YOU KNOW
(http://www.didyouknow.org/)
Ducks are never male. The males of the species are called drakes. In a casino, however, ducks is a nickname for a pair of deuces. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Shoemakers are commonly called cobblers but correctly speaking a cobbler is a shoe repairmen. A shoemaker is a cordwainer - they also made leather bottles and harnesses.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Become Computer Literate
Are you the kind of parent who has absolutely no idea how to use a computer? Someone who has never touched a computer before and just got here by luck? This article will help you become computer literate.

1.Find a real person to help you; not just someone online. Some good people to ask are your own kids. They know a lot about the computer, but they may be annoyed if you ask too much. Also, check out some books at the library about computers. There are a couple of good books out there.

2.Learn the basic steps to get on the computer. Learn how to turn the computer on, off, on standby if applicable, how to log off if using Windows XP, and how to put discs in the disc drive.

3. Learn about the assorted programs and applications that you will be using. Install them on the computer by placing the CD into the disc drive, and following the installation wizard that pops up on the screen. After installing, play around with the application. this will help you understand the program better.

4. Learn a little about some of the chat jargon or chatspeak. Some examples are "lol" (laugh out loud), and "btw" (by the way). You won't really need to worry about Elite speak, as it was mainly used by hackers and crackers in the 1990s. Now it is mainly used by "wannabe" hackers, so you are most likely safe. Check out the external links for more information. Also, remember that this will help you figure out what you children are saying online when you look at their IMs, or instant messages.

5.Remember that there are some programs which can send where your child is going online right to your email inbox.

6. Set up an email account, which will be required to register with just about any website that allows posting messages (ie: forums, blogs, and sites with built-in chat rooms or IRC clients). Find a free email provider you like such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, or AOL. Sign up using their instructions.

7. Learn a little about bad people online. First, there are pedophiles which are a danger to your kids. There are also scams, viruses, cookie grabbers, and Trojan horses. See external links for more info. Also, always keep your computer up to date with security patches and other updates.

8. Explore a little on the web. Visit Google.com to search for sites that focus on some of your interests.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Community Worker/ Hero/ex drug addict, Roger Samuels from Mitchell’s Plain Cape Town. He joined us to speak about what made him dedicate his time to his community or more specifically the youth. He said it started three months ago; the community had PAGAD rallies as well as residents standing up fighting crime and drugs in the parks where kids play. Roger then noticed how all these activities and negative vibes have entered into the community homes and he had to do something to bring positivity back. He then started an initiative/ fun day together with the City of Cape Town for the kids which Roger states was a success. His had kids come up to him thanking him for his efforts, kids who claim have never had that much fun ever. Roger also provides leadership programmes etc. As with most small scale community developments assistance and funds wreaks havoc on the programmes. If anyone would like to contact Roger to help out in any possible way contact 072 0160 256 or 021- 374 33 96

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

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, July 29, 2009

It’s almost women’s month. We were joined by women’s organisation’s whose sole purpose is uplifting hurt women.

Gender Hub Wednesday
By Denisia Adams


WORD OF THE DAY
caprice [kuh-prees]
a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Menlo Park is a suburb in which city?

A – Pretoria B – Free State C – Menlo Province
Answer: A – Pretoria

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
The tomato is the world's most popular fruit. And yes, just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).

TIP OF THE DAY
8 Ways to Become Less Cynical

Skepticism and pessimism can wreak havoc on your health. Here, how to make some important attitude adjustments.
Time to Lose the Cynicism
Lifelong cynics aren't destined to remain that way. If you're exhibiting some of the telltale signs, break the cycle by following these eight helpful tips:

Avoid negative, cynical people.
When you're surrounded by negative people who view the world in a jaded, pessimistic fashion, it can be easy to behave in a similar manner. In the study, consumers with negative opinions of a product became even more negative about it while participating in a group discussion. So, when cynics and complainers gather for a gripe-fest, do yourself a favor, and walk away before you end up feeling even worse than you did before.

Let go of the assumption that the world is against you.
It's unrealistic to believe that the universe has singled you out and shifted the world order just to make your life miserable. Sometimes bad experiences lead to good experiences, and since you can't predict the future, you can't assume it will always be bad.

Look for the source of your pessimism.
Deep-rooted negativity can often be traced to childhood experiences, as kids observe their circumstances and make presumptions about how the world functions. If all you saw growing up were disappointments, betrayals, and failure, it's no surprise that it's what you expect from the world as an adult. The sooner you can attribute your pessimism to a unique set of circumstances rather than the state of the world itself, the easier it will be to change your perspective.

Understand that the past does not equal the future.
Just because you've experienced pain or disappointment in the past does not guarantee that it's all you will experience in the future. There are also many things in life we can control to one degree or another, and therein lies the possibility of change. Do not make a bad start turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy for a bad ending.

Accept pain, failure, and disappointment as a part of life.
Life involves taking many risks every day, and not all of them will end positively. But some actions will lead to good results, and it's generally better to have a mixed bag than to have nothing at all. Plus, taking risks may even make you happier.

See yourself as a cause, not an effect.
You don't have to be a product or a victim of your circumstances. Stop thinking about what is happening to you, and start thinking about what you can make happen. If you're not happy with the way your life is now, set goals, and move on. Use your past negative experiences to build character and make better decisions, instead of letting pessimism turn you into someone who avoids risk at all costs.

Focus on the good times.
When something good happens, expect that that's how things usually are. The anticipation of positive experiences can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Make goals attainable.
If you set completely unrealistic goals for yourself, you'll only become frustrated and disappointed if you're unable to achieve them. It's better to establish practical objectives, keeping in mind that you're only human. Miles Denney, author of Surviving the American Diet to Become Thin Like Me, embraces this idea as he helps his readers successfully lose weight. Do the right thing for your body 75 percent of the time, he advises, and be more liberal 25 percent of the time. This principle recognizes that some degree of positive change is better than no change at all.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Christine Spone from the women of essence, community women’s project in Mitchell’s Plain Cape Town. It’s a place where women can kick back and relax as well as receive all the emotional support she needs. There are councilors on standby for women who perhaps are battered and abused or experience kids abusing drugs. To out more contact Christine on 083 340 27 62

We then spoke to co founder of the 50 years service to women, the Sisters Incorporated. Lynette Veldhuizen joined us on telephonically to speak about how the organisation has reinvented itself since its incision. They currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and plan on having a big event for the month of September. To find out more about the organization contact 021 794 61 57

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!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Safety parents has become a much need since more kids are abandoned and abused daily- Find out what retired teachers do with their time.

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams


WORD OF THE DAY
pivotal

1. of crucial importance
2. of or acting as a pivot

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What town in the Northern Cape is the gateway to Namibia. It’s also known as the town of Diamonds, Copper and Spring flowers?

A – Colesberg B – Springbok C – Kimberley
Answer: B – Springbok

History of Springbok
In 1684 Nama and Khoisan people arrived at the Castle in the Cape of Good Hope to sell their bangles and bracelets. Simon van der Stel believed they come from the Monomatapa of Africa, and started expeditions to the most western corner of the Northern Cape Province. Today this area is called The Garden of the Gods and is famous for the wondrous display of spring flowers that explode into bloom every August and September.

Copper was discovered on the farm Melkboschkuil in 1850. In 1852 the farm was bought from Long Kowie Cloete by the mining company Phillips and King, which later become known as Cape Copper Company. The mine became the first commercial mine in South Africa, but was worked out by 1888. Springbok was build around the copper mining industry.


DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
In a small Chinese study, researchers found that children who drank milk fortified with probiotics—beneficial bacteria found in the intestinal tract of healthy humans—during the winter and spring had less colds, needed less antibiotics, and missed fewer school days than children who had plain milk. Not only did the children who received probiotics remain healthier during the course of the study than those who did not, but those who received a combination of two strains of bacteria in their milk rather than just a single one had the fewest fevers, coughs, and runny noses overall and recovered from illnesses the fastest.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Avoid Getting Cold Sores
Step 1
Stay out of the sun, or at least limit exposure. Overexposure to the sun can trigger outbreaks.
Step 2
Wear sunscreen if you are out in the sun.
Step 3
Drink alcohol in moderation.
Step 4
Stay out of the wind as much as possible.
Step 5
Protect your immune system . Other viruses, such as the flu, can trigger outbreaks.
Step 6
Make sure to have a healthy diet with plenty of fresh, unprocessed foods.
Step 7
Take a good, high-potency multivitamin.
Step 8
Eat foods high in vitamin C or take a supplement of at least 1,000mg daily.
Step 9
Keep in shape, get enough sleep, do things you enjoy and drink lots of fluids.
Step 10
Reduce consumption of processed foods, cola drinks, sugar and caffeine, which may increase the chance of an outbreak.
Step 11
Don't share a drinking glass, food utensils or a toothbrush with someone who has a cold sore.
Step 12
Avoid intimate contact such as kissing someone on the lips when that person has a cold sore.


WE ALSO FEATURED:
Nadine du Plessis from Miracle Kids a place where they care for abandoned and abused kids. She spoke to us about what it takes to be a safety parent etc.

We then spoke to Nazeema Omar from the Retired Teachers Association. She mentioned how pivotal it is for retired teachers to continue to assist the kids with our current education system. Retired teachers often have to stand in for teachers and also assist with tutoring. With a scary statistic of matriculants who find themselves unable to do the basics like reading and writing. The Retired Teachers Association is currently seeking more retired teachers to assist. To find out more contact Nazeema on 082 425 2054

QUOTE OF THE DAY
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

He who fears being conquered is sure of 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!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Check out the Cape Town’s mood-shaker Alvon Collison with his musical revue as well as Allan Committie in BIGGER!BETTER!!FASTER!!

ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams


WORD OF THE DAY
Obnoxious

1. Extremely unpleasant
2. Exposed to harm, injury, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its foes".

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What South African musician is known for songs like; Shut up, Cry and wonderwall (the oasis cover) and his debut album is called Who am I.

A – RJ Benjamin B – Gift Gwe C – Mango Groove

Answer: A – RJ Benjamin

RJ Benjamin wrote his first song at the tender age of eight. Inspired by Michael Jacksons classic Man in the Mirror, this gifted child wrote Life in a Mirror. RJ Benjamin has established an unusual career in music and is teetering on the brink of international fame with the release of his debut album, Who I Am. Aside from the release of this brilliant album, RJ Benjamin is South Africas most famous teacher. Not only does he lecture music at Allenby Campus School of Contemporary Music and the National School of the Arts, he was voted the most popular teacher on M-Nets Project Fame.

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
The shortest Oscar ceremony ever was the first, held in 1929; it lasted only about 15 minutes as all the winners had been announced three months earlier. ALSO DID YOU KNOW The longest Oscar awards ceremony was in 2000, running for 4 hours and 16 minutes - beating a previous record by 16 minutes.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Bond With Friends and Loved Ones
Here are some suggestions on how to nurture and strengthen the close bonds you share with the people closest to you.

1. Make simple but sincere and thoughtful gestures to brighten the day of your loved one. For example, write and design for a homemade greeting card for your friend. In it, it should contain your personalized message saying how much you appreciate him/her. Or send your friend an e-card online. There are plenty of beautiful looking e-cards to choose from the Internet. Out of the blue, send your friend a text message giving him/her simple advise. Like ,"eat well" or "hope you get enough sleep tonight"

2. Take part in some way in the main interest of your friend or loved one. For example, if your friend likes to play football--then book for next weekend to watch him play in the football match and cheer him on! Or if your gal friend is addicted to fashion, help her on deciding what to wear for the next party.

3. Send your friends or loved ones flowers every once in a while. Even if you are not the sentimental type, just send flowers every once a while. Yellow roses indication of true friendship, red roses indication of passionate romance.

4. Give them a compliment - not too much otherwise you will seem pushy. Everyone loves to be told how great their hair looks or that their new pair of shoes suits them. It will lift their mood and they will subconsciously associate this with you.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
The fabulous/excited Alvon Collison. He joined us to entice us to see his musical revue called, That’s Life.

We then spoke to Christopher Weare director of another Allan Committie exploration in to those strange quirky issues that create stress in our lives. The production is called BIGGER! BETTER!! BIGGEST!!!. To find out more visit www.allancommittie.co.za or simply get a ticket at computicket. You can catch the show at the Theatre On The Bay in Cape Town.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
LORD BYRON
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

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, July 23, 2009

Find out how a new soccer academy is taking the underprivileged to higher heights. Also see how the refugees are being cared for at the Alice House.

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams


WORD OF THE DAY
sequester

1. To cause to withdraw into seclusion/privacy.
2. To remove or set apart; segregate.

Example: She sequestered the two boys to prevent them from continuing to argue.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Which is South Africa’s oldest welfare organisation?
A – Nelson Mandela Foundation B – WWF
or C – South African Children’s Home

Answer: C – South African Children’s Home

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
An amateur astronomer has discovered a disturbance near Jupiter’s southern pole, indicating that the planet was struck by a large meteor or asteroid. NASA scientists have confirmed that the dark mark is the result of a new impact. According to the astronomer who first identified the disturbance, the impacting object that left an Earth-sized mark on the gaseous planet was likely moving at speeds of about 31 to 62 miles (50 to 100 kilometers) per second and was probably 50 to 100 miles (80 to 161 kilometers) across.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Become a Very Healthy Person
Want to become a healthier person, but don't want to eat vegetables for every meal? This article is just for you.

1. Get lots of sleep. This may not sound like much, but in order to maintain a healthy body, you'll need 8-10 hours of sleep every day. This keeps you awake and alert, so you don't have to drink caffeine and sugar-loaded energy drinks. If you have early school times, go to sleep earlier on school nights.

2. Laugh and smile! Smiling a lot makes your face look younger and it feels great. If you laugh a lot, it has been scientifically proven to keep you healthier.

3. Do nothing. Staying in a dark, quiet place without having any stressful thoughts for about ten minutes will leave you feeling refreshed. If you just relax, you will feel better and probably keep feeling good through the day. Just do this a couple of times a day.

4. Drink water! Good old H2O is key in making you run throughout the day. Try drinking 8 eight-ounce glasses of water each day. It helps you re-energize and keep going. Not drinking enough fresh water leads to acne, headaches, and even dehydration. Do this, and you'll stay in good condition.

5. Stretch! It feels great! From when you wake up in the morning, to your gym class, this easy form of muscle exercise warms you up and makes you more flexible. If you continuously stretch each day, you will end up being really flexible and nimble. It keeps you running longer and gives you strength.

6. Run and jog! I'm not saying run five miles, but jogging or running for about 10 minutes at an easy pace definitely will keep you in shape. Try jogging for about 10 minutes 2 times a week. It will keep your muscles strong and fit every day. Don't ever run for an hour and then suddenly stop and sit on the couch for another hour. This will give you terrible cramps and will make it so it hurts to walk the next day. Slowly kick down the pace to a walk, and take deep breaths. Running will get you that A in gym class, trust me!

7. Challenge yourself. If you got 10 push ups as your maximum, try going for 12! Little challenges like this keep your body nice and fit.

8. Do something you love. Play with a pet, go swimming, or jump on a trampoline! Doing things you love to do keep you in a good mood, and make you happier. If you had a bad day at school, ride a bike and take out your anger. Not only is this fun, but it lets you be yourself for awhile. Try it!

9. Feel good about yourself! There is always going to be someone in the room who does at least one thing better than you, so don't compare yourself to other people! Find things you are good at, and use your talents!

10. Accomplish something. This will make you feel victorious! Performing a song or using your talents to amaze someone else makes you feel great!

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Grant Veitch from the Youth Football Club. The Academy provides the youth of Hout Bay a platform for them to develop their talents as soccer players. There’s also an opportunity for top players to play alongside members of Super Sport united. The academy is fairly new but the plans are big and in the words of Grant Veitch, “you got to dream big”. To find out more Grant can be contacted on 082 777 3711.

Lastly we were joined by volunteer Matteo Baggio. He joined us to speak about the branch initiative of the Lawrence House who sees to refugee kids, the Alice House. The Alice House is a new home for refugee teens. They felt that the needs of the kids and teens are different and then needs to be addressed separately. The Alice House can be contact on 021 448 11 44.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
-HORACE-
Rule your mind or it will rule you, you may delay, but time will not.

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, July 22, 2009

Keeping your mornings relaxed and as usual tying to help you cruise through your weekday…
By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY
Circumvent
1. Circumvent which means to surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
2. To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
3. To avoid or get around by artful manoeuvring

SA TRIVIA QUESTION

From where were apples trees first introduced into the Cape in 1654?
A – Europe B – St. Helena C – Apple town

Answer: B – St. Helena

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
Did you know? On Friday 17 December 1903, Orville Wright took the Flyer that he and his brother Wilbur built into the air for what has come to be known as the first powered flight. Earlier, unbeknownst to them, Gustave Whitehead and Richard Pearse were also experimenting with flying machines. Who actually took first to the sky remains a controversy. ALSO DID YOU KNOW One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the telephone in 1876, Elisha Gray patented his design. After years of litigation, the patent went to Bell.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to be more aware of your health

You have a mind of your own. Doctors can't know everything. Perhaps some people trust doctors a little too much. They expect miracles and then blame the doctors when things turn out to be less than what they imagined. That's not fair to you or the doctor.
So here are a few simple things to keep in mind when you are dealing with medical issues

1. Listen to your body. It's always sending you signal. If it doesn't "feel right" then it's time to re-evaluate your options.

2. Get a third and fourth opinion on major diagnosis. For example, your doctor tells you that you have cancer. Confirm with another physician.

3. Research your medical situation. The internet is packed with information. Go to discussion groups about your medical issue. Go to websites. Print out journals. Dig Deep. Why be in the dark about what's happening with your body? This is your life!

4. Ask your doctor questions. This is why you pay the doctor. If he or she is worth anything, he or she will be happy to answer your questions and give you ways to find out more information. Some doctors use a sliding-scale fee system. They will charge more if you ask more questions. Find out the cost before your consultation.

5. If your doctor gets offended or displays an overly-negative reaction towards your questions, find another doctor. You need a doctor in whom you can place your confidence.

TIPS:
Do regular relaxation exercises.
This is simply closing your eyes in a comfortable position and breathing deeply while clearing your mind of any thoughts. This does not have to take long, five minutes can be sufficient.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
By Alice Meynell
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

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!!!!!!!!!!

Did you know fear can be fattening and
OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY
enthrall
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
2. To enslave.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Who appeared on the 50c coin minted to commemorate the 2003 Cricket World Cup?
A – Jonty Rhodes B – Naas Botha or C – Nelson Mandela

Answer: A – Jonty Rhodes

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year - about 1,000 cigarettes for each person on earth.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Know You're Hungry (and Avoid Eating when You're Not)
Watch the clock. When was the last time you had something to eat? Hunger cycles peak about every 90 minutes.

If you plan to eat every time your hunger prickles you, confine yourself to very small portions.

Try to pass through the next cycle and eat every three or four hours.

Are you really hungry or just bored? At times, for lack of anything better to do, some people snack.

Try to refrain from this

Learn to occupy your time.
Distract yourself from thinking about food.

Chew gum. Sometimes you just need to have something in your mouth.
Are you really hungry or just tired? Being tired can create a sensation in or around your midsection, which can be mistaken for hunger. I

If it's late, go to bed.
Definitely, avoid eating heavily before going to sleep for a variety of reasons:

It can aggravate gastro-esophageal reflux disease and leave you with burning indigestion - very unpleasant.
It can make your sleep too warm, which disturbs the quality of your rest.

If you're really hungry before bed, consider a small bowl of cereal and milk.
Try two small cookies (Oreo size) and a 6-oz. glass of 1% milk.
Milk contains tryptophan, which can aid with sleep.

A couple of cookies or a little cereal will not create a calorie nightmare.

Determine how much you have exercised. Exercising will have the immediate effect of depressing your appetite, but after about an hour, you will feel that you have "worked up" an appetite.

Consider taking a walk or going for a bicycle ride if you're feeling hungry and it's way too soon to eat.
Exercise may help to suppress your appetite until a more appropriate time.

Analyze your body's signals. You may have real hunger and need a snack if:

You feel a gnawing in the pit of your stomach.

You feel a little nauseous.

Your stomach is making noises straight out of Star Wars.
S
tave off hunger until mealtime. Even if it isn't meal time, it's better for your body if you don't allow it to feel starved.

Have a hard-cooked egg.

Try a glass of reduced fat milk.

Try a slice of cheese and some fruit.

Eat a protein along with a carb. This will regulate your blood sugar and keep you on track.

Eat an apple with a little cheese.

Eat some crackers with a little smoked salmon.

TIPS:
Try a cookie and a glass of low fat milk.

Overeating may occur if:
You starve yourself for another hour and a half.
You wait too long between meals

WE ALSO FEATURED:
Cape Town based psychologist Daphne Cooper. She joined us to discuss how fear can be fattening. How our fear/anxiety/stress about losing weight has a negative affect on the process itself.

Lastly we were joined by Chief Inspector Merle Lourens who spoke to us about the launch of the Ghost Squad. The Ghost Squad was launched to promote road safety.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Josh Billings
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

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, July 17, 2009

Musician/performer you name it Double M can do it and from Renovatio Dance Eulie joined us on our show this morning.

ART-C FRIDAYBy Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY

glean

1. to gather (information) bit by bit 2. to gather the useful remnants of (a crop) after harvesting

SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What popular board game has Franshoek and Soweto featured on the board?

A- Twister B – Snakes and Ladders C – Monopoly

Answer: C – Monopoly
DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)

NASA has released newly-restored footage of the first moonwalk after acknowledging that the original recordings were likely erased. The original footage of the moon landing was beamed to Earth and stored on giant reels of tapes. In the 1970s and 80s, NASA erased and reused about 200,000 tapes to save money, and it appears the moon landing videos were among them. Recently, NASA engaged the services of a Hollywood film restoration company that is now in the process of sharpening existing television video copies of the moon landing.

TIP OF THE DAY

How to Decide What to Do on Your Birthday Outing

First, consider your budget--this may rule out some more extravagant party ideas. Consider, also, your friends' budgets. For instance, if one of your closest friends just lost her job, she may not be able to afford to barhop in an expensive city.

Pick the setting and theme. Do you want a loud night on the town? Would you rather curl up with your closest pals and watch movies? It's your birthday, so pick what is most appealing to you.
If you're having trouble deciding (and you probably are, if you're reading this article), ask your friends for input. Have they always wanted to attend a murder mystery dinner? Do they have to work the following day, so heavy drinking is out? Do they know of a new place in town that might be fun to try?

Make a list of things you will need. If you are going out, you may just need a fabulous new outfit. If you're throwing a themed party, you may need to visit a party supply store. If you're renting a venue, find out what they provide, and decide if you'll need to bring snacks, extra decorations, etc. Remember that pretty much any party you throw at your house will require you to provide snacks and drinks.

Schedule your desired events. Sometimes, you really don't need to plan much of anything--just decide on a start time and let the party run its course!

Invite your friends. Let them know what time the party starts, and what you plan to do. It's courteous to make it clear if a meal will be involved or not, so they know whether to eat beforehand, or whether to budget money for a dinner out. If there is a definite end time to the party, let them know that as well. Try to make a decision and let them know well in advance.

Have fun! Enjoy the party the best you can.

Try to invite people who get along with each other--or who are willing to call a truce--to avoid having drama ruin your birthday.

If you are planning a themed party several weeks in advance, you may be able to get cheap and fun party supplies.

WE ALSO FEATURED:

Ons agtse Golden Cloud program. Hierdie week het Joy gebakte pampoen en karringmelk poeding gemaak.

Musician/performer you name it Double M can do it. He joined us in studio to speak about his musical journey and his album called, “REAL ME”. He’s an Afro-Pop musician incorporating hip hop, kwaito and Rn B.

Lastly Eulie from Renovatio Dance joined us to speak about their exciting production call, “Walking In The Footsteps Of Legends”, hip hop legends, styles and fashion. The event is taking place at the Cape Town City Hall tonight at 7pm. For details contact Eulie on 082 847 64 98.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

C. Wright Mills

Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.
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, July 16, 2009

Peter Harley a community hero, award winner and ex drug addict joined us as well as humble volunteers at the Association for disabled people. All that and more on the Morning Cruise

COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY

By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY

pariah (pa – rye – ah)

1.A social outcast

2. An Untouchable.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION

What monument marks the spot where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962?

A – Mandela Monument B – Robben Island C – Guguletu seven

Answer: A – Mandela Monument

DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)

For over a year, the Chinese government has campaigned against Internet addiction, saying young people's excessive time in Internet cafes is hurting their studies and damaging family life. However, after media reports surfaced regarding the use of electroshock therapy to treat teenage Internet addicts, the Ministry of Health released a statement questioning the safety and effectiveness of the treatment and banning its use in this population. Nearly 3,000 teens have been subjected to the "electric impact therapy" as part of a four-month Internet addiction treatment program at Linyi Mental Hospital.

TIP OF THE DAY (http://www.ehow.com/)

How to Delegate

Whether you're a corporate executive, retail manager, or stay at home parent, delegating is a critical skill in personal effectiveness. But for a variety of reasons, it can be difficult to pull off.

Stop waiting for people to volunteer. If you've got martyr syndrome, you're probably overwhelmed, and you wonder why people don't ever offer to help. And when they do, maybe you turn them down, just to be polite, and quietly wonder why they didn't insist. After all, if you saw them in your position, you'd probably help them in a heartbeat and you wouldn't take no for an answer. The fact is, however, that not everyone is as sensitive as you are. Actually, many people are quite oblivious to what others are going through, and there's not much you can do to change them. Let go of any frustration you might have over people not offering a helping hand; remember that it's ultimately your job to communicate your needs.

Ask and you shall receive. Lots of folks are uncomfortable with asking for help. Maybe you feel guilty, like you're burdening others; or you feel shameful, because you think (for some reason) that you're supposed be able to handle everything on your own; or you just feel proud of your struggle, and see it as a badge of honor--proof that you're a noble human being (another manifestation of martyr syndrome). If you see asking for help as some form of weakness, you need to get over that, because it's the other way around: trying to do everything yourself is a weakness.

Delegate the objective, not the procedure.This is the key to not becoming a nightmare of a micro-manager. Set clear standards for what kind of results you're looking for, and show the person how you do it, but tell them that they can do it any way they want, as long as it's on time. And give them enough time not only to learn, but also to experiment and innovate. Don't train them like a robot; train them like a human being--someone who can adapt and improve.

Allocate resources necessary to complete the task. You may have resources available that are necessary to complete the task but the person given the task may not be able to access them. Things like password protected data, specialized equipment. Don't forget that the person is likely time bound too. What work will they set aside or delegate in order to complete the task?

Be patient. The person to whom you delegate will make mistakes. It's part of the learning process. Plan for it. Don't delegate a task assuming the person will execute it perfectly until they have a proven track record. If they don't perform under such unrealistic circumstances, that's your fault, not theirs. When you train someone to do something, you're making an investment. At first, it'll slow you down, but in the long run, it'll increase productivity by leaps and bounds--if you've approached the whole thing with a positive and realistic attitude.

WE ALSO FEATURED:

Peter Harley who joined us from the Frontiers gets the kids together on a Friday evenings. Frontiers imparts valuable information to the kids through challenges, games, exercises and discussions. They put all their effects into empowering the youth especially since in the Western Cape the youth have become increasingly dependent on drugs etc. Frontiers will be having a benefit concert called Addicted to life sending a message out especially to the youth to live positively and love life. They have an amazing line up with guest appearances from funny man Marc Lottering, as well as ex idols winner Karien and the main acts The Boyz and more. The funds raised will go to the organisation. To find out more contact Jennifer on 082 048 4340 or email contagious.events@gmail.com

Lastly we were joined by two lovely ladies Debbie and Alma from the Ocean View Associations for persons with disabilities. They also have a knitting club who provides blankets to the crèches in the area. They currently seeking assistance whether it be volunteers, donations, yarn for the knitting club and more. To find out more contact them on 021 783 12 74 or email oceanviewapd@telkomsa.net

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Robert Schuller

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.

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, July 15, 2009

Check out what went down on the Morning Cruise Gender Hub Show. We focused on single parenting. Single dads&Single Moms

GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY

By Denisia Adams

WORD OF THE DAY

fad : a temporary fashion; a craze, interest or activity that (some) people follow enthusiastically, but lasts for a short period of time What's the latest fad in dieting?; a health-food fad.


SA TRIVIA QUESTION

What is Pietersburg now known as?

A – Mafikeng B – Polokwane or C – Delft

Answer: B – Polokwane

DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
A British girl who received a second heart as a toddler has become the first heart transplant patient to make a complete recovery after the donor organ was removed and the job of circulating blood was restored to her original heart. When her body rejected the donor heart 10 years later and doctors removed it, they found that the decade-long rest period had allowed her own heart to recover.

TIP OF THE DAY (http://www.ehow.com/)

How to Manage Your Time Better at Work

Step 1

Stop jumping around. The keyword for many years has been “multitask.” And while multitasking is a very important trait to master, what many people believe is multitasking is just task abandonment. Finishing one task and then moving on to another is better than juggling two or three assignments at once. If you need to multitask, save that skill for last-minute pinches when you have no other choice. You’ll likely be more relaxed, better organized and much more focused if you try to do the majority of tasks at one time. Instead, remind yourself to stop moving on if you feel you’re drifting to something else. Write down your main tasks for the day and follow the list.


Step 2

Break the assignments down into smaller parts. Just stating that you have a job to complete doesn’t give you an accurate idea of how your time will be spent. Making an outline is a great way to visualize the way you are going to complete your task. Let’s say you break one assignment down into four parts; that gives you four distinct goals that instill a sense of accomplishment throughout the project instead of the feeling that the end will never come. When you focus on completing the smaller bits, you will ultimately accomplish the entire thing.


Step 3

Do not procrastinate. For some, procrastination works and people can thrive under it. I say try to save procrastination for when you really need it. If you have a project due in 2 weeks, try to at least start the first part over a one to three-day span. Then, even if you take a few days off from it, you’ll at least have some done. Give yourself small deadlines and gently remind yourself to stay on task when you feel like you’re floating off—or putting it off!


Step 4

Take time to self-evaluate. By looking over the assignment in your mind you’ll be able to identify what worked and what didn’t. A self-evaluation will make you more efficient in the long run and it doesn’t take more than a minute to conduct. This will help you with future tasks.


WE ALSO FEATURED:

Interviews about single mothers and fathers. We’ve now learnt that the role of a mother and father differs particularly in the way they raise their children. We also learnt single parents can have family members or positive individuals to assist them for example, if you a single dad raising daughters have a sister, aunt or women friend assist especially when it comes to puberty etc. Men and women cannot replace eachother in parenting so ask for assistance.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength, they lack will.

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, July 14, 2009

Today saw Morning Cruise-lite. How to live life lite. We brought you, how to monitor your electricity consumption and how to save on a daily.

OMNISCIENT TUESDAy

By Denisia Adams


WORD OF THE DAY

Wriggler

1.One who can't stay still (especially a child); "the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips"

2.The larva of a mosquito.

SA TRIVIA QUESTION

Because Mark Shuttleworth was the first African in space, he earned this nick name.

A – Mark the Shuttleworth B – Markie Mark or C – Afronaut

Answer: C – Afronaut

DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)

Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" (begging or pleading) to manipulate their owners into doing their bidding, especially when they want to be fed. Unlike regular, low frequency purring, this "solicitation purr" includes a higher-pitched sound with a frequency similar to a baby's cry, a sound humans are naturally inclined to respond to and find difficult to ignore.

TIP OF THE DAY

How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

There's no room for adventure and excitement in your comfort zone; in fact, over time you might feel crowded out by boredom and fear. Perhaps it's time to stretch those limits a little, eh?

  1. Make a fool of yourself. One of the biggest things that holds many of us back is our fear of what people think. After all, you don't want people to think you're weird or rude or creepy etc. But wait -- think about the most lovable, magnetic people you've come across in your life. Odds are, they weren't the humble, agreeable people who are reliably pleasant to be around. They were the people who were crazy and charming. People who blurted out silly, maybe inappropriate things, or who made huge, slap-your-forehead mistakes, or who were over the top most of the time, but others forgave them for being less than perfect and in fact, liked them for it. So shatter your concern for what people think of you. You're allowed to be less than perfect, and you may find that people like you more for it, because it makes you a more exciting person to be around

  1. Face your fears. There are the big fears, such as heights, spiders, tight spaces, and germs, but there are also hundreds of subtle fears we bow to every day. Like the fear of breaking a bone, or falling down, or getting caught in the rain. What are the precautions you take every day to avoid "negative" circumstances? And are those circumstances really worth stepping around? Those steps add up! It's good to be proactive, but it's bad to let a significant portion of your life be devoted to preventing things that never happen--Little things that could turn into adventures or funny stories if you allow yourself to deal with a little discomfort.

  1. Become comfortable with taking risks. Your comfort zone is comfortable because it's where you know what to expect. Going out on a limb can be scary because you might fail. You might lose something. But you might also gain something. In order to become comfortable with that uncertainty, you'll need to practice the following:
    • Non-attachment. When you decide to do something, do it for its own sake, not so that you can get a particular result. If you gamble, gamble with money you're ready and willing to lose; gamble for the fun and exhilaration of gambling. If you win, that's icing on the cake! But if you lose, no big deal. In other words, let go of your attachment to a certain outcome; instead, focus on the joy of doing whatever you're doing. Live in the moment.
    • Acceptance. When things don't go your way, and they won't, motion it off. If you're clinging to your comfort zone, you're hanging on to an idea that the world is supposed to be a safe, predictable place, and that's an illusion. You're setting yourself up for frustration and disappointment. Open your eyes. The world is a dynamic place where things go right and wrong. That's just the way it is!
  2. Enjoy the unknown. When's the last time you felt excited about not knowing what was going to happen next? If you're deep in your comfort zone, it's probably been a while. Don't you miss it? Don't you miss the mixture of anticipation and anxiety that makes your heart flutter and stomach turn at the same time? Bring that feeling back into your life.

WE ALSO FEATURED:

Sarah Rushmere from the City of Cape Town. She joined us to explain how to monitor one’s electricity consumption. She also brought to our attention that appliances that either heat up goods or cools, consumes the most electricity. This is kettles, stove, heaters, geysers, freezers, fridge etc.

Lastly we spoke to financial advisor Clint Aspeling from Old Mutual. He joined us to encourage us to save, setup a budget and take one step at a time. For free financial consultation contact Clint on 021 673 22 01 or 0733 44 59 25.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Barack Obama

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.

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!!!!!!!!!!