Archive for ‘Things that Matter’

September 12, 2015

Maybe I am my hair,who knows


  • If i had 50 cents for everytime my hair taught me some shockingly profound lesson I wouldn’t be rich by now, but would probably have enough money to take myself out to some place nice for a good dinner (true story). Over the years the journey that my hair has been on and thoughtfully taken me along with has been one worthy of writing home about. From its humble beginings (that i have only been told of by my mother) as long,silky, dark strands that came straight from the womb and demanded attention without asking for it,to its early nappy days of being held up in ‘puffs’ and being plaited by the hands of a woman who will foerever remain engrained in my mind as the torturer. I spent these earlier days of my childhood with the folks from down under (the Australians) to whom my kinky, afro hair was…

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June 15, 2012

a Must Read!!

Like Nomatter what, without the what

Zak: “What’s your passion matte? Where does your heart lie?”

Me: “The arts and as dumb as this may sound, changing the world”

Yes. I’m twenty years and I want to change the world. I want to go into Africa (Cause you know the Americans done think I’m there yet)  run into the jungle find Joseph kony, free all the Child soldiers and give them an ice cream. I want to Ninja tactic my way into Robert Mugabe’s office, slap him on the forehead and tell him he’s a cake. I wanna go to the Eastern Cape and Build schools for all the children learning under tree’s, I Wanna… change the world.

And No. I don’t have a plan, I don’t where Robert Mugabe’s office is, I’m afraid Joseph Kony will take me too, and the thought of all that cement drying out my beautifully moisturized skin, gives me Nightmares…

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May 14, 2012

Hush Puppies Model Search

Ever wanted to pose in front of the camera? Have people recognize you? Do you like Vintage wear and do you make it look good?
We’re giving you an opportunity to be the face of our Hush Puppies Hemmingway Vintage Collection.
If you’re between the ages of 20 – 35, are confident and vintage crazy, then this is YOUR time to SHINE with Hush Puppies! Entering is easy: post your pic in your vintage outfit on our Facebookwall, write your full name, age and email address.

Entries close on the 17th May and you must be available for fittings on the 21st and the actual shoot on the 25th of May. Clothing sponsored by Ben Sherman.

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We are looking for male models and wannabe’s. To enter the competition you need to find us on Facebook. Search: ‘Hush Puppies South Africa’ and post your picture for all to see. Be sure to alert all your friends so they can interact with us on the page and also show their support for you.

Entrants must reside in Johannesburg. Good Luck …Feel the hush!

April 24, 2012

702 Discovery Walk The Talk with HUSH PUPPIES entries now open

South Africa’s biggest walking event, The Discovery 702 Walk The Talk is fast approaching.  Started in 2000 as an initiative against the growing crime rate in our country, the walk has grown in numbers attracting an estimated 55 000 people in 2011. The walk is hosted by City of Johannesb

urg, owned by 702 and sponsored by Discovery, with sub sponsors like Hush Puppies and Pick n Pay.

Hush Puppies  has joined the 702 Discovery Walk The Talk for the second year running as the event’s official footwear sponsor.

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This year promises to be bigger and better with lots of entertainment and fun for the whole family and of course the ever so cute dogs.ut this year’s event as we believe that our brand qualities tie in perfectly with the essence of Walk The Talk. We’ll also be showcasing our walking Body Shoe,  latest summer 2012 styles, our corporate range as well as pre-launching our Vintage Campaign,’ said Liane Banks, Hush Puppies Marketing Manager

Entries are now open and close 31 May. You can register online on walkthetalk or visit Hush Puppies South Africa Facebook page for more details and Walking Tips.

March 15, 2012

What’s the link between LMFAO and Syrian President (War-Lord) Bashar Al-Assad?

LMFAO and Bashar Al-Assad

In this 21st century Technology has allowed millions of people to connect through the internet allowing them to share and Listen to music.

US dance duo Lmfao owe their wide fame and success to a hit single entitled “Party Rock Anthem” which has become popular accross the globe.

The Syrian President has officially earned the name War-Lord after his crackdown on protesters has left thousands dead in a period spanning 12 months of protests. The United Nations has been unable to pass a resolution to bring a Meanigful solution to the daily bloodshed that has become a way of life to the population fighting for democracy.

The Big Question is how can a world Famous Dance Duo be linked to a president Al-assad Accused of such attrocities? allow me to Explain: on the 14th of March, A British newspaper Published the Emails of Syrian President. A mole within the president’s inner circle provided them with a password for the account

These emails showed how the Leader seeked advice on how to control the protesters from Iran through a created Dummy email address “am@alshahba”,the email account showed exchanges between Assad and iTunes. The president made purchases and downloaded songs by  British pop duo Right Said Fred, US country star Blake Shelton,New Order and  US dance group LMFAO. share this story below with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and remember: “keep on Shuffling”

March 6, 2012

Facebook status saves woman from Rape

Facebook can be used to catch criminals, but it can also help save victims.
A woman in Johannesburg was saved from two armed robbers who had assaulted and threatened to rape her.

The attackers tied up the woman in her bedroom together with her 10-year-old son. They also stole her cellphone and told her that they would kill her husband when he came home.
The woman then managed to untie herself and her son, before hiding in her wardrobe with her laptop.
From there, she sent out two updates, saying -“Please help! We have an armed robbery, they’re waiting for Hennie [her husband] at the gate, please phone him, don’t let him come inside”- and “Help! Call Hennie. We’ve managed to untie ourselves. They said they would come back to rape me. Armed”

One of her friends saw her message and called for help immediately.
Police and security guards reportedly arrived on the scene within minutes, but the attackers had fled.
Facebook is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in tracking down criminals.
So next time, think twice before Deactivating your facebook account because “facebook is getting Boring”. Share this story below on facebook and Twitter, It could save someone’s life.

February 21, 2012

Mother and Son to Marry (Zimbabwe)


The headline alone is enough to leave you fearing the worst, thinking this cant be possible? Unfortunately it is. A Mother and Son from Zimbabwe in a Place called Masvingo are not only getting married but Betty Mbereko the mother to Farai Mbereko is 6 months pregnant. In a fair society it’s safe to say that this by all means “Abnormal” and ludacris. Mbereko (40), was widowed 12 years ago and has been cohabiting (living together in an Intimate relationship) with her first child, Farai Mbereko (23).

She confirms that she is six months pregnant and that she has decided it is better to “marry” her son because she does not want to marry her late husband’s young brothers, whom she says have shown desire and interest for her. Betty stunned a village court last week when she said the affair with her son had begun three years earlier. She said after spending a lot of money sending Farai to school following the death of her husband, she felt she had a right to his money and no other woman was entitled to it. She told the village court : “Look, I strove alone to send my son to school and no one helped me. Now you see that my son is working and you accuse me of doing something wrong. “Let me enjoy the products of my sweat”.

Farai said he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the Lobola (dowry) balance his father had left unpaid to his grandparents. “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off,” he said.

“It is better to publicise what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant. Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”

A spokesperson of the village said “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, “mashura chaiwo aya” (This is a bad omen indeed). In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police”. He warned them to break off their marriage or leave his village. They chose the latter and have left the village for an unknown destination.

If this situation does not leave you at a loss of words or perplexed, i don’t know what will. This is testament to that fact that indeed truth is stranger than Fiction. (share this Story below on facebook or Twitter, because i doubt your friends will believe you)

February 19, 2012

The Richness of Being Black : by Vuyiswa Masango

My definition of blackness is nobleness, worthiness and togetherness.

My blackness is the cradle of my righteousness. I was made to believe that blackness was a form of weakness because of the darkness of my skin, they insist that black magic is my specialty.

They question my keenness to explore my blackness. They can witness the lushness of my black brain and still label me clueless.

They call it black wickedness while I call it black consciousness. These mindless creatures walk in a state of blindness.

Haven’t they heard that there’s a silver lining to every dark cloud? Better yet, do they know that my blackness is luminous?

My blackness is my liveliness… Darkness dominates my blackness and through the darkness I see lightness”

February 16, 2012

The Boyfriend behind Adele’s Heartbreak revealed: Slinky Winfield

Adele's Ex

After Adele went to the Grammys with a Broom and walked out with Clean sweep of 6 Grammys there has been
Questions about who inspired the HeartBreak behind “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You”

I’m Glad to announce that Gentlemen has Been Found.
He’s a British musician/actor who goes by the names Slinky Sunbeam and Slinky Winfield this is According to the New York Post

The Post quotes an unnamed friend of Adele’s who says: “Adele likes to keep part of her life back for herself, but it’s an open secret that Slinky was the guy who inspired 21…. He’s a seriously good-looking guy. He has a great body and likes to wear vests to show it off. And he has this crazy hair which reminds me of Jimi Hendrix — it’s really wild and untamed.”
“It’s easy to see what attracted Adele to him. He’s a really popular guy, the life and soul of the party, and he’s a musician as well. But while Adele has the knack for writing songs which the whole world can tap into, Slinky’s material is more underground and kind of art-school trendy.”
Winfield launched a personal website on Sunday, highlighting his music and upcoming TV and film work.
Adele has good reasons for keeping the identity of the person in question secret. Her first album, 19, was also inspired by a breakup, and the former boyfriend, who has never been identified, tried to sue her for royalties based on the idea that his actions inspired the songs.
As for 21’s inspiration, journalists are now looking at her past interviews for clues as to who it could be. Adele blogged on MySpace in 2008, denying any romance with Winfield: “People keep saying i am/was/ seeing slinky sunbeam! im not and never have done. whoever this “source” is, they’re talking out their nonsense. he ain’t my type!”
Adele, who has clearly found success from her romantic pain, has moved on from both exes, as she brought her new boyfriend, Simon Konecki, 36, to the Grammys.

Click here to see his Agency profile


February 15, 2012

Valentines heartbreak: Teacher, 24, starved herself to death six years after she was paralysed… so he could move on

Christina and her Boyfriend

When she woke on June 4, 2005, Christina Symanski had been looking forward to an evening spent with friends, cousins and her new boyfriend – taking advantage of her aunt’s empty house.

But the 24-year-old from Linden, New Jersey had not foreseen what she later regarded as a lapse in judgement. In the early hours of the morning, she dove into a shallow pool, leaving her paralysed.

Six years and scores of blog posts about her ordeal later, Christina has died – starving herself so she would no longer be a burden on her family, and so that her boyfriend could finally move on.

Christina, a former teacher who blogged about her frustration at being unable to do anything herself, had hoped that she would die within two weeks of stopping eating.During a stint in a nursing home, she had met a fellow quadriplegic who stopped eating and drinking and died of an infection two weeks later.

She died in the arms of her mother, Louise Ruoff, fulfilling her earlier promise: ‘I was with you the day you came into the world and I will be with you when you leave it. As to whether this is the ultimate gift of love or Selflessness, is entirely up to you.