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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Celebrating life




It is that time of year again when one celebrates life, your accomplishments and the start of a new year and I in particular do a lot of reflecting and reminiscing.

Although it is also the time of giving and showing your love and appreciation for others it is also important to take this time and reflect on yourself, reflect on the things you are grateful for in life, what you have achieved and what goals you will be setting out for yourself for the next year to come with your future in mind.

I usually take a look back at how life has changed and improved from one year to the next.

This year has been amazing; I have met that special person who I truly love and will do anything for and who I want to build a life and future with. It also marks the end of my first year of studies which is another step into my future and getting my degree and this year has been a great year in terms of building new friendships and meeting some special people who make life amazing and well worth it.

I have also learnt a lot about myself this year in terms of who I am, what I stand for and what I want to accomplish in life and that I am the one who controls my life and happiness, no one else. Obviously I will continue to learn more things about myself, but this is part of what life is about.

It started off a bit bumpy, but in the end it all comes together and when looking back I now see why I had to go thru some of the things that I went thru this past year. Without those experiences, good and bad, I would not be the person I am today and where I am at today.

Remember one thing, what does not kill you, only makes you stronger… A very old saying, but so true.

Once again I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a super new year and I hope that you all set out to achieve and accomplish your goals you have set out in life, and if you have not, then it is never too late to start! Give it your all, you really do not have anything to loose!

x

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my readers a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter!
xxx

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gym progress...


Thought I would post a pic of my progress at gym...

As I do not want to get too big, my aim at the moment is to still stay lean and just put on a little bit more size, not too much...

So at the moment we are training with lighter weights and doing high reps where as previously we were doing heavy weights with low reps. At the moment we do about 20 to 30 reps at a time and working on one muscle group per session and then doing abs on most days... We are putting in about 4 to 5 sessions a week which lasts about an hour.

So far so good. Been a bit slack over the holiday period, but thats okay...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The opening of SOHO nightclub in Johannesburg




This year for my birthday I decided to celebrate by having drinks and snacks at the house with mates and then venturing to the new SOHO nightclub that opened on the 17th of December in Boksburg.
Just the photos online had us all excited about seeing the club.

Despite the distance from Sandton to the club we all set off in convoy to SOHO, and upon arrival, just by the look of the amount of cars parked outside I knew it was going to be a good night.

We had VIP access for the evening, which allowed us access to the top level of the club, which was refreshingly cooled down by aircons, and we could look down at the dance floor and kind of gain our bearings.

The club’s layout is absolutely awesome, with a bridge that goes over the dance floor with a podium looking over the crowed and the design and layout of the bars you could clearly see that a lot of thought and effort has been put into this new venue.

The dance floor was a bit HOT but that would have been a given for any club on this evening as the afternoon was a scorcher, however, we were able to cool off upstairs.

The music was also great, really enjoyed the tunes that kept the crowed glued to the floor for hours.
And the male and female dancers were an absolute hit… Need I say more…

All in all it was a great evening and everyone had a fantastic jol! Will definitely be heading there again in the future!

As for my birthday, I am a bit nackered after 3 days of celebrating with mates but now it is time to wind down and do movies and some extreme sports, you know, get the adrenaline pumping!
Hope you all have a super holiday season!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hemo Rage, giving it a try...



Jack 3D is a pre workout drink that I have been using for a while now, after taking about a month off from using it, which is something you should do to clear your system, I went to get more today, however, there is a new product that caught my attention which is called Hemo Rage. It is a bit more expensive, but comes in a larger tub and only requires one scoop where as Jack 3D requires two, so therefore it lasts longer.

It has the same effect as Jack3D, actually a little bit more intense and gives you a great boost in the gym, gives you an awesome pump and keeps you focused.

There is a warning on the tub that even if you are tempted to take more than one scoop, you should not! Where as with Jack 3D you can increase your scoops to 3 or 4 scoops.

After a few minutes of mixing it with water and drinking it I could feel the effects already, which is usually a tingling feeling in your skin and an increase in energy.

I arrived at the gym, did my thing and did not even take notice of anyone around me, spent about 45 minutes in my own little world…

Now, these pre workout drinks can be harmful to your system, I mean, you are putting toxins into your system, so if you are all about being natural then I would advise that you not take it.

With these two specific drinks, from experience they give you come downs, so if you are prone to depression I would also not advise that you take it.

Just thought I would share that with you guys who are looking at maybe investing in a pre workout drink, browse around and find something that you like, but try not stick with it as your system gets used to it. And always take a break from using the drinks.

Hemo Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Proprietary Blend: Beyond Extreme Underground Pre-Workout Detonator contains: Creatine Monohydrate, L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate, CarnoSyn Beta Alanine, Taurine, Caffeine Anhydrous, 1,3 Dimethylamylamine, Huperzine A.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Groupon Dinner Package – Deal or No Deal?


I have to admit that I am totally in love with the Groupon service and that I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, however when it comes to their dinner deals I wonder if the restaurants stick up to their end of the deal.

We had the opportunity of purchasing a dinner for 4 at a rate of R185 which included a sirloin steak and either a glass of wine, draught of beer or a soda each, needless to say we bought the offer from Groupon and headed to The Dross Malibongwe with the expectation of having a lovely dinner.

We were greeted with puzzled faces when we mentioned that we had a Groupon voucher, our reservation had been made but no table reserved for our arrival time so we were seated outside on a rainy and chilly evening.

It was evident that our waiter was not impressed with serving us, probably making the assumption that we were cheap skates just out to take advantage of the deal we had purchased from Groupon. Mom always said that assumptions are the mother of all f*@k ups, and in this case she was rite.

Instead of the waiter taking the opportunity and giving us super service in the hopes of getting a bigger tip as we had more to spare, he opted for the opposite, and the opposite is what he got in the end.

My concern is that although Groupon is offering these amazing deals, are you really getting the service that one would get when paying the full price? Are the restaurants briefing their staff on the opportunity they might have when serving Groupon clients?

Are the restaurants aware that Groupon clients could be turned into regulars provided that they enjoy the dinner and are offered the same service that usual patrons would be offered?

Yeah, maybe the Dross is not known for the best service around, but there is no excuse.

I believe that Groupon should ensure that the restaurants that they are enlisting should be informed and aware of the opportunity available and this needs to be communicated down to staff level, and maybe these restaurants should be rated first as it is Groupon’s reputation on the line as well.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shooting Designer Roman Handt






www.romanhandt.com


I love...


I love the smell of freshly cut grass, the smell of a match being lit, or the first scent that comes from lighting a cigarette even though I don’t smoke.

I also love the smell of fuel at a gas station while filling up. I love the smell of onions being fried; it could be mistaken for a whole meal and I also love the sweet scent that passes through the air just before it starts to rain for the first time.

And I bet you I am not the only one...

xxx