Night out with friends in China Town Malaysia. We were headed off to Reggae Bar after having a McDonalds meal. Ready for a good time with some locals and other travelers who are usually back packers!!! Great times indeed
“History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul” –J. Acton
As the week is about to kick off tomorrow, Wits University welcomes their new and old students to the life of tertiary education. This week is particularly designed to equip first years with the necessary skills and also introduces to them its diverse culture and traditions.
Wits school of Arts will be showcasing various plays during this famous week. Red Tie directed by Bulelwa Ndaba; who is a dramatic arts honours student at the school of arts will have her performance piece shown between the 4th and 8th of February. Red Tie is a short and emotional piece that takes one through the challenges that are probably faced by every human being at some point in their life. The music and atmosphere created in the space predetermines the aura and pace of the story. This piece takes one through memories of the past, battles and struggles with feelings and emotions. It depicts a notion of fused personalities that all exist in one heart.
It is not ever easy to accept change and the possibilities of a better self thereafter. People tend to go in circles with the fear of grasping independence and self-reliance, hoping the other might fill the empty holes that might exist in your heart. Red Tie demonstrates the struggles of picking oneself up and forgetting about what is nothing but just a memory of life and how one can and should fight to fill their own hearts up without the other.
Red Tie takes the audience through an adventure of transformation, confrontation, individual freedom, role power and the strength of resisting temptation. This piece definitely manages to relate with every heart. In the end it challenges the viewer by asking neglected and oblivion questions that have probably been unmindful to the individual. Red Tie reminds us that one can fight the pain until it is gone.
“Red Tie is a performance piece that aims not to provide solutions and questions; rather to blatantly challenge the comforting stillness that lies within ones misery.” -B. Ndaba
If profound is what you looking for; then Red Tie is indeed a must see!
She’s only 16…
She’s still lost and tryna find her way in this crazy journey of life
Give her a chance
She might fumble and stumble but from all of that she will learn her own way
You can tell her and teach her but the final choice lies in her heart, soul and mind
so why not Give her a chance?
Allow her to fall, to break to mend, to heal, to teach and be taught
so that she may understand the way she knows how.
The weather started off on a rather low key on Saturday 18 August at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, where the 702 Solid Gold concert in the park was held. One might have thought that people would not show up with how grey the day was looking outside but no, not Jo burgers!
The positive atmosphere gave the sun no choice but to show face, what seemed as if it were to be a cold day turned out to be a vibrant , sunny and fun day filled with good spirits of joy, laughter and exhilaration.
People came in numbers to be entertained by the fantastic line up of legendary artists who kept the crowd entertained throughout the day. From the likes of Mr Sipho ‘Hotsicks’ Mabuza with Steve Kekana performing the famous Burnout which had the entire crowd on their feet and singing along to the hit song. Miss PJ Powers AKA ‘Thandeka’ and Hotline took the oldies back to their Jabulani Soweto days back in the 70′s, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mango Groove, Steve Kekana, Clint and Co., Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels were among the talented artist who made this day an amazing one.
The day was one worth experiencing and being a part of as it brought, families, friends, lovers, neighbours and colleagues together to be be out in the ordinary and enjoy good music. Even local joggers, passer bys and cyclers made a stop to be entertained but the great entertainment. It was a day for everyone and definitely must have achieved its purpose. As Mr. Treasure Tshabalala said at the closing of the concert, ” thank you for respecting the weather because the weather respected you in return”
I am woman
I have my flaws, I go through emotional roller coasters all the time.
I love, I hurt, I laugh, I cry yet I still rise above
I am woman
I am in no way defined by my hair or the colour of my skin
the definition of me is my authenticity, my identity, my true being, my essence
The smile I wear everyday tells many lies, lies that that are true to me, lies that are reality to me
yet I keep smiling because…
I am woman
every step I take is an opportunity to be better,
I strive for greatness
I strive to be the woman who made it not because of advantage but because of perseverance
I am the woman that stands up and dusts herself off through the toughest of times
I am the woman that conquers all after being judged and told she ‘could not’
I am woman…
I am a feminist and love the shoes I am in because amongst all the hurdles I come across in my life,
Still I rise…because,
I am woman…
‘we have the solutions to our problems, we just don’t realise that we are sitting on them, stand up and you’ll see’ -Lethukuthula Mbatha
today was the first time I saw you and even though you may not believe me,
I am still smiling…
I feel like I believe in my choice and now know my direction…
I feel like I’m no longer attached to you you like I was before…
I feel free…
I feel beautiful and sexy…
I feel like God is smiling right at this moment…
I am not yet 100% but I should be there soon…
this feeling sure feels good
Its one I didn’t think I would feel so soon…
Maybe the worst is still to come…
But I do not fear the worst for I know God has the bigger and better picture drawn up for me
All I gotta do is be still and let it be…
This is MY happiness and I am fully taking charge!!
we are all family
our separation won’t stop me from talking to them
they are still a part of me
I will always be the little sister she never had and the 2nd daughter she always dreamt of having
I will always be the light that shines in your darkness
I’m gone but I’m still here