Expedition of Note

October 29, 2010 at 12:11 (Uncategorized)

Fast approaching the end of our studies, I am finding that more and more I would like to go and travel the world.  I don’t specifically mean living in another country for a while (I love South Africa too much), I mean going on intense, crazy expeditions around the world.

After watching the movie, Eat, Pray, Love, this only fueled my desired to start thinking about what I’d like to do and where I’d like to go.  Having already had the luck to visit France, Belgium, Amsterdam and others, I have realised that I’ve been bitten with the travel bug.  I’ve been bitten badly!  I’d like to cross the oceans and visit the entire world; I want to experience other cultures, languages and food.  I want to visit famous spots and historical museums.  I want to meditate in a garden with a beautiful waterfall that trickles softly over the hard stones and continues forever.

The travel bug has bitten me badly and I will definitely fulfill my desire to go and travel and create new experiences…it’s just a matter of time!

 

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Conventional Is A Good Fallback Position Isn’t It?

October 29, 2010 at 11:43 (Uncategorized)

I’ve started this blog four times already and it’s probably because of the fact that I cannot decide whether conventional is a good fallback position or not.  Conventionalism would have to depend on the person and how you see yourself, where you see yourself and what kind of person you are.

Naturally many people want to know they are safe, secure and in charge of their life but then again you do get others who are willing to take risks, set goals and try achieving what they really want out of life.  I reckon, with the above mentioned statement, comes another big word, which is CHANGE.  Everyone deals with change differently.  Some people like it, thriving on something different and enjoy the unexpected and others hate it.  Others choose to not like change in the sense that they’d prefer to have routine, structure and know what will be happening.

Once again, I think this depends on the person you are, the experiences you have had, the place in which you are currently.  Conventional COULD be a good fallback or it could be a terrible one… it’s up to you.

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Have You Figured Out The Second Head Fake?

October 29, 2010 at 11:23 (Uncategorized)

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted”… Randy Pausch.  Randy Pausch, a computer science professor was a life teacher with incredible knowledge, strength and passion.  Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he tried every means to cure it however failed to do so.

Randy Pausch did not give up on life though, however, his mission was to teach others about life, dreams, experiences, obstacles, working hard and not giving up.  Randy’s Last Lecture, proved to be an experience that many will not forget.  Demonstrating a gift of leadership Pausch discussed death with his audience, building up faith and trust as well as a sense of hope that he was able to reach out to others and help them achieve what they need.

In Pausch’s Last Lecture, the “head fake” he discusses is about leading one’s life in the direction they hope to go and that the dreams you wish for will soon follow.  He mentions that it’s not about achieving your dreams… it’s about how you get there that matters, it’s the journey one takes.  The “second head fake” is that his Last Lecture is actually for his children, so that they can achieve their dreams through how they lead their own lives.

 

 

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Wrong First Impressions

October 3, 2010 at 18:14 (Uncategorized)

You know when they say you should never judge a book by its cover? Well it’s true.  And oh how true it is.  It’s amazing how first impressions can impact on our deciding factors of whether we should do something or not.

The other day I took a walk down the road and for the first time I walked into the fish shop where I live. I’d never been in their before purely because of the fact that the outside structure did not capture my eye.  Firstly, it is situated in, if you can call it, the “slum” section of where I live and secondly the sign and glass windows had a thick layer of dirt and sea breeze air encrusted on the outside.  However, I decided to go and take a look that day, out of curiosity.

You wouldn’t believe it but when I walked through the rusted black gates and went inside I was hit with colours, bright lights, and decorations, so many different kinds of fish (some I’d never seen before with pointy looking fins) and beautiful glowing ambient fish tanks that imitated the bottom of the ocean coral reefs.  This fish shop was amazing; it is almost as beautiful as the Waterfront Aquarium – no kidding, it’s mostly tropical fish.  I guess it just proves that you should never judge a book by its cover because you might just be missing out.

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