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The Education Struggle for Refugees

I am a strong believer that every child needs some kind of education irrespective of their background but especially refugees. It saddens me when I see such a huge number of children not receiving education. The education struggle for refugees is real according to there are about 3 million children who do not receive education because of the displacements caused by war, politics and greed.

Lack of education has real consequences and especially for girls because they are forced into child marriages at a young in order to survive even just for a plate of food and a roof over their heads.Lack of education forces small children to start working at an early age for a plate of food its exploitation after exploitation with no hope of the circle ending.

I know there is only little that we can do and we cannot end all the suffering and problems facing us in this world, but organizations like they only ask for your signature to make a difference in the lives of refugee children.

May you kindly please join me in helping in collecting enough names for them, to present the education problems to our leaders who will be meeting in New York this September to discuss the global refugee crisis to also add education to their list of concerns.

Please CLICK HERE to sign the petition to help the refugee children to get the education they deserve. Education presents the opportunity of a better future and life, let us break the chain of illiteracy and poverty.

The Education Struggle for Refugees


The education struggle for refugees is real. Education will elevate poverty and alleviation of poverty presents a better tomorrow.

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Other Amazing Uses of Bicarbonate of Soda

Other uses of bicarbonate of soda

What else do you use bicarbonate of soda? This multitasking powder really has some other amazing uses besides baking and adding to tribe (Mogodu) to help it to cook faster.

Bicarbonate of Soda has amazing properties like antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-flammatory. Today I will be talking about other amazing uses of bicarbonate of soda that I am really aware of and have worked for me.

Drain Unclogger

Yes, I learned this from my mother bicarbonate of soda is an amazing drain unclogger. Just put a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda in the drain followed by a cup of vinegar and this combination will eat away whatever is blocking your drain and save you some money.

Bicarbonate of soda is also good for cleaning around the house, especially showers, sinks and it works like a disinfectant on the plus side its Eco friendly.

Pimple Buster

I am a fan of the toothpaste when it comes to drying out pimplbu, but I have also learned that making a mixture of one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mix with water to make a paste can also dry out the pimples and very fast too.

Stomach Ache Soother

The quickest way to clam your stomach ache is to put a tip of the teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in the palm of your hand lick it and drink some water. You will get relief in under a minute.


I am an excessive sweater during the summer and its embarrassing, so I put the mixture of bicarbonate of soda under my armpits for 25 to 30 minutes and then wash it off.
My sweating has reduced it is also good with controlling odor and lighten dark underarms.

Shoes Ordour

Sneakers and closed shoes tend to smell to prevent this just sprinkle bicarbonate of soda once in a while to prevent such and keep your wardrobe smelling ffresh

Here are some other amazing uses of bicornated of soda I heard people say helps with indigestion,heartburn, ulcers and as a teeth whitener to name a few.

Another Interesting Taxi Conversation


Wow, today’s journey back home seemed so short because another interesting taxi conversation was sparked it started with this other gentle asking a question. Why is it alright for a street vendor to display his vegetables and fruits to attract customer, but we are disgusted when we see a prostitute showing a lot in public?

There were interesting answers some said that is just not right to display your private parts in public, I say there is no dignified way of advertised yourself as the lady of the night unless you have joined an escort which catered for those professional men or you are a bunny at the playboy mansion and the topic went on to why men prefer to buy prostitutes it is because a she or he is cheap and does not require them to call, spoil them they are easy going than wives or girlfriends at home.So, bottom line is maintaining a wife/girlfriend is more expensive that is why some men to go that other.

Another totally different conversation you know the one you should never talk about Religion yes, they did it, I chose to keep quiet because I know that this one will never end. This other lady who said that she has been speaking in tongues since she was sixteen years old and the other gentleman said that is hpvwash its at a Chinese gong to a Germany and start speaking in Chinese that is how this speaking in tongues thing started.September last year she had a stroke and she could not see and her pastor prayed for her and she is well known and she believes Jesus healed her, the taxi driver asked why do you believe in Jesus so much when Jesus was a made up character and ordinary man than God.

Everyone in the taxi was engaged including the taxi driver it was so loud that everyone was looking at us like we were crazy or something. How the religion/traditional believers topic ended, I don’t know because it was time for me to get off. I laughed and the stress of the day was relieved.
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Netflix is now available in South Africa


Happy news when I opened my email this morning Netflix is now available in South Africa and I just could not resist doing my happy dance I have been waiting for so long. As much as I am happy with the attractive packages at R127.00 for basic at this current rate, I wonder if it will be worth it because if we Rand does not improve Netflix will be as expensive as DSTV in the months to come. As much as R127 per month sounds reasonable I wonder how much will it be at the end considering the data that will be involved to stream.


Netflix offers the first month for free and then you will choose a package you want upon Signup and they have 3 packages basic at US $7,99, Standard US $9,99 and Premium US $11,99 with the option to cancel anything sounds fantastic right. I am a series junkie and I am happy that DSTV now has competition. I am going to give this 1-month free trial a go before I make any decision it might just be worth it. Welcome to South Africa Netflix looking forward to good content

It’s the first day of 2016

New beginning

It’s the first day of 2016 it is such a blessing to be alive and transition into this new beginning. Wow, I would say I have 365 blank pages waiting for me to fill but no one knows the future, so I will stick to page 1 of 2016.

Oh where are my manners, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year filled with nothing but blessings of good health, happiness and long life. It is also that time again, you know the New Year’s Resolutions I am bad at that so no resolutions, no to do lists I find them boring, but I will keep one promise I made on my last post (find a reason to smile every single day no matter what).

Here are some quotes that I will be starting the year with and choosing one to follow for the rest of the year.


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The Little Prince Premier

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Sunday morning well spent, got an invite to attend The Little Prince Premier at Ster-Kinekor The Zone , it was brought to us by Burger South Africa partened with Toy Kingdom. This was my daughters first offical movie and fortunately she sat through it all and I enjoyed it too. The litte Prince is about not being afraid to let go and friendship which later builds a better and stronger relationship between the little girl and the mother. It was a touching and emotional movie and my daughter loved it too and she cannot wait for me to buy the dvd.
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The cast included Rachel McAdams as The Mother, Mackenzie Foy as the little girl, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator and it was co-directed by Mark Osbourne of Kung Fu Panda. The movie was well balanced as it had humor and drama. I also love the way the story is told.

The Little Prince hits the theatres on the 11 December.
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My Favourite Television Series Cancelled

Nothing annoys me like loving a television series and find out there is no season 2, so I have a DSTV compact package which means I get to see more series after the premium subscribers have seen it. So what prompted this vent is I am currently loving the State of Affairs, starring the beautiful and talented Katherine Heigl and then I found out from a fellow TV junkie friend of that it was cancelled and my reply was what the point of watching if the story does not continue.

Now I seriously don’t understand why TV shows are cancelled without being given the chance to prosper at least why not give it 3 seasons and if it still fails then cancel it not after the season that is purely unfair and makes no sense. I have noticed that several of my favourite shows will not be returning for more seasons and that made me angry and here is my list;
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State of Affairs – After just one season Bam the show was cancelled come on they did not give it a chance to grow PS ILOVEIT

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The Stalker – Also cancelled after season one because it did not draw in enough viewers, firstly come on Maggie Q did not draw in a lot of viewers, please and secondly this was an awesome and intense different cop drama totally enjoyable

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Benched- Wow, this was on hilarious comedy I truly thought it had potential with all the humour and love story brewing I was hoping for more then again it did not survive season one too

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Extant- I loved seeing Halle Berry in a series really and the storyline was pretty awesome and then after only 2 seasons it was canned too.
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Melissa and Joey – My 6 years old daughter loves this show and every time an episode finished, she would say no I want more yep, that’s how good and funny the show was truly disappointed that they decided to end it. It was also really good seeing Melissa after so many years.
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Selfie – Another disappointment cancelled after season 1 I don’t even know what to say, but just cry yep I am crying a river right now.
Franklin and Bash – drama, comedy and courtroom now this pair made this legal drama, fantastic I just don’t get why they didn’t have enough viewers for the show to be renewed.
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Taxi Brooklyn – Wow, this series had an amazing season one ending so much that after watching the season finale, I went straight to google to check when will season two will come on to find that it was cancelled #Pissedoff

Believe the list is way to long but I will just leave it here, CBS , TNT etc please stop cancelling shows

Adele says Hello and makes her long awaited comeback

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Guess what she is back yes Adele says hello and makes her long awaited comeback, she is back after so many years after her successful 21 album. Wow, I am more than thrilled that she is back to give us music with soul I am a fan. So I listened to Hello and I was moved and touched its an emotional yet so relevant song. We all once in a while want to pick up the phone and call an ex and say hello right.

In this comeback single from Adele Hello is about making amends and saying sorry after the dust settles and realize that you were also somehow, someway in fault and saying sorry is one step closer to moving on and forgiveness. I seriously cannot wait to hear the rest of the album after this grand entrance.

Adele “Hello” lyrics

Hello, it’s me, I was wondering
If after all these years you’d like to meet to go over everything
They say that time’s supposed to heal, yeah
But I ain’t done much healing

Hello, can you hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles
Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret
That the both of us are running out of time

So hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Ooh, anymore
Ooh, anymore
Ooh, anymore

Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Here is the full track list of the album I must say these are a some interesting song titles:
1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)3
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea2
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

July Events Guide for Johannesburg


Exhibitions and events are a way of learning new things while mingling with other attendees,its knowledge and inspiration under one roof and they can be fun and informative. So now let’s see what is happening near you in July:


Venue : Gallagher Convention Center Midrand
Dates: FRIDAY 17th July 2015 – Trade & Family Day R70 and Children U12 – free
SATURDAY 18th AND SUNDAY 19th July 2015
Adults – R90
Pensioners & Scholars – R75
Children U/12 – R50
Children U/2 – no charge

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The East Rand Wedding Show

Venue: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
Dates: 25-26 July 2015
Ticket Price: R80.00 person (Online) and R100.00 (at the door)
Time:9am to 5pm

For more info click here

The 2015 National Antiques Faire

Dates :24 – 26th July
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tickets: R100.00 – R300.00
Time: 10am -6pm

For more info click here

Go ahead and make a note of these dates in your diary

Happy New Month


Its June already, wow I cannot believe in Greece its a tradition that on the first day of each month you greet everyone by saying Kalo Mina which means have a good months, so Kalo Mina to you all and myself.

So over the weekend I bought wine, I don’t drink but I saw on the latest issue of True Love an article saying that red wine may aid with losing some weight, so why the hell not. I am feeling good and excited today not sure why. I have also started a new diet going to be eating clean no carbs or starch I am still thinking about the sugar because I am a sugar addict. I am looking forward to having a good month.