Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why do I say these things

Apt or what???

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Awesome show

The show did not dissapoint. It was absolutely awesome. Here's a
picture of the set before it started. Was in support of testicular
cancer. Remember to check your balls - as Will Young told us.

Here comes the boys

Waiting in line for a tv recording. Gona see wil young, tom jones,
seal, boyzone and enrique. Cool, or what?!! And tickets for free. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Barclays graphics

Billboard graphics. Barclays signage translated into a 3D layered


Hanging at the Admiral Duncan. A great place to hang out in london's
soho. Great music. They have a jukebox. Maybe that's why.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Soulful Relationship

This was sent to me by a friend a few months ago. It's far from cheesy or soppy, it's damn good advice:

By Rev. Ronald McFadden

If you're not married yet, share this with a friend. If you are married, share it with your spouse or other married couples and reflect on it.

An African proverb states, "Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye."

Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity, ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem, make you blind to warning signs. Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really important.

Once you decide to commit to someone, over time his or her flaws, vulnerabilities, pet peeves, and differences will become more obvious. If you love your mate and want the relationship to grow and evolve, you've got to learn to close one eye and not let every little thing bother you. You and your mate have many different expectations, emotional needs, values, dreams, weaknesses, and strengths. You are two unique individual children of God who have decided to share a life together.

Neither of you are perfect, but are you perfect for each other? Do you bring out the best in each other?

Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare, and control? What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain? You can't take someone to the altar to alter him or her. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.

If you develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and "a life", you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain.

Manipulation, control, jealousy, neediness, and selfishness are not the ingredients of a thriving, healthy, loving and lasting relationship! Seeking status, sex, wealth, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship. What keeps a relationship strong?

Communication, intimacy, trust, a sense of humor, sharing household tasks, some getaway time without business or children and daily exchanges (a meal, shared activity, a hug, a call, a touch, a note).

Leave a nice message on the voicemail or send a nice email.

Sharing common goals and interests. Growth is important. Grow together, not away from each other, giving each other space to grow without feeling insecure. Allow your mate to have outside interest. You can't always be together. Give each other a sense of belonging and assurances of commitment. Don't try to control one another. Learn each other's family situation. Respect his or her parents regardless.

Don't put pressure on each other for material goods. Remember for richer or for poorer. If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment, withdrawal, abuse, neglect, dishonesty, and pain replace the passion.

The difference between 'United' and 'Untied' is where you put the i.

Macbook Pro Updated

Today Apple will announce refreshes to their Macbook pro lines. As the rumour mill speeds up, the following are loosely agreed:

Macbook Pro 15" Update
No 17" Macbook Pro
No Macbook Updates - though logic says they will announce them too
speeds up to 2.8GHz
improved wireless connectivity
7200 RPM hard drives
HD displays
Possibly Blu-Ray Support
128GB SSD option
user-serviceable hard drive
extra long battery
$899 product that is likely to be a 24" LED Cinema Display

The pic looks gorgeous - more in line with the current iMac design. The only things that bothers me is the glossy Display. I worked with one at LOVEFiLM, and in an office with lots of windows it can be a bit of a nightmare. Oh - and my current Macbook Pro which I purchased just a few months ago is officially an antique - and resell value has dropped more than the recent stock market crash.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Photo montage

All great advertising graphics and photoshop work starts with an
odinary photograph. Its what you do with it.

New Macbooks

Apple is hosting a media event on October 14th. As expected new notebooks are going to be announced. Attached is the invitation, as well as a mockup of what the new Macbooks could look like. They are rumoured to be more in line with the Macbook Air:

1. Brushed metal feel
2. Tapered edges
3. New 'brick' manufacturing process - which could mean curves and bevels where there where no bevels
4. Multi-touch and possibly multi-gesture trackpads

Other stuff we could hope for would be glass trackpads with a display
High resolution LED backlit screens on all models
The much anticipated Tablet Mac

But realistically, it would just be refreshes with price drops reflecting the need for cheaper products in the current economic climate. Still cool. 

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Dirty dancing

Last week tadhg and me got free last minute tickets to see dirty
dancing the stage show. The movie was good yes, but it doesn't quite
translate to the stage. The scenes disjointed and sometimes cringe
worthy. Unless you're over 40, had way much to drink on a night out
with your equally drunken friends, you might enjoy it. Otherwise give
it a wide berth.

Kaiser chiefs album

The new kaiser chiefs album is out soon. Love their new album artwork.
Reminds me of something. Can't quite place it...



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

At Desk

Into another wifi network. Can't do much except blog. And work. Of course.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Day Two

Okay found a loophole to use the net. If you connect to the cloud network, google maps and some apps work. Thanks for Reading my totally random and useless thoughts. I start work in ten minutes and have to do something till then!

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Blueberry muffin and coffee at macdonalds. Okay not the healthiest start an macedeea nut at least you get to use the toilets for free. Tmi.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Into London

Just heading into London this morning for my forst freelance placement at forward publishing. It's a one week placement working on a megazine for tecso, a baby publication I think. It's a nice change going into central London for a change. My last placemnt was in twickenham, about half an hour from Wimbledon, where I currently reside. Freelance can vary. Usually you get paid by the hour, but this one is a flat day rate. Not fabulous, but considering I didn't have much planned for this week, it'll do nicely. Once again blogging from my iPod touch. Not as diifficult to type as I thought and the spelling correction, though not perfect is doing a great job. Just at London Waterloo taking the overground as there's severe delays on the district line. Not everybody as me thrilled to be up so early. Pollution bad as usual. Try blowing your nose at the end of a day in London and see the soot. On the bakerloo line. Warm and incomfortable as usual. In Durban the view from work was the beach at umhlanga ridge, or the leafy surrounds at westville quarry. In Leicester you would pass the cows grazing and literally smell the manure from your desk. Now I head to picadilly circus, possibly the busiest and noisest places in London. This Is supposed to be an improvement, right? At least I don't have to drive to work. :-).

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Sunday, September 21, 2008


Hey good people of the world. This Is my first blog entry using lifecast on my iPod touch. A bit slow to type on this so let's see how this goes hopefully the first of many.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008



Wednesday, April 09, 2008

break time

In between all of this chaos, hanse and kenny offered their couch to crash on. yumika and her friend, mayoka (i'm sure i've got the spelling wrong). yumika over from italy - studying operatic singing of sorts, both japanese girls, and kenny and me, two south african durban homeboys (something like that). we dropped hanse off at work, who just got a promotion, and went to richmond for breakfast and a walk along the river thames.

1 year

Flip, can't believe that's it's been one whole year since i posted any, well, posts. Not sure why. Just caught up in LIFE, I guess. LIFE gets in the way of things. There are always more important things than posting on blogger. Just had a really quiet trip to SA. hardly told anyone I was gonna be there, just a quick trip for my mum's 50th birthday, which was a surprise (for her). Back now a couple of weeks from balmy conditions to snow and literally freezing temperatures on day of arrival. Nice.

Anyway resigned from my full time job just about a month ago for the joys and pleasures of freelance. It's a different ballgame over here, the agencies can be good to support you, but there's so much competition, and so many talented people it can be quite tough.

A fish out of water. Gave up home, gave up car. Living temporarity in a house in Southfields, south west London, just a couple of stops away from Wimbledon. Tadhg's and my stuff stored temporarily in Wimbledon while he's in Ireland. How's it feel to be unemployed in the 2nd most expensive city in the world? Scary, that's how it feels. Just been looking for a place to stay, been trekking around London, walking what seemed like miles from tube stops looking for a place to stay. Eventually found a lovely place in Southfields, locally known as Saffafields, becos honestly, there must be more South Africans and Kiwis than British in this neck of the woods. You'd swear I'm in Musgrave.

Anyway seeing an agent tomorrow. Sink or swim, who knows.