Monday, 14 February 2011

L O V E makes the world go round

If you're single, you're probably hoping and praying that love's little sometimes "ill fated" cherub, or better known as Cupid, actually gets it right and that the guy or gal you've been telepathically communicating with actually notices you on this day of "love", or on the other hand ,it's just probably the day you want over as fast as possible, and if you're in a relationship (of some sort) then it's probably the day you look forward to chocolates and flowers, and if you're simply not the lovey dovey type no matter what, you can't help it, can't avoid's everywhere you look, thanks to Saint Valentine!!
 From big red heartines in the window displays at the card shop to big teddy bears holding hearts and florists with red rose bouquets, and red red red everything everywhere!! Not to mention the chocolate and florist shop sales soaring for that day or that follow up week.

Photo from here

Yes!! It's Valentine's Day and it's the day that makes an excuse for those who have trouble expressing themselves in saying those three "little" words.
Rejection might be a painful thing, but better to have tried and failed than failed to try when it comes to telling someone you love them. Love is an amazing feeling, and to be able to share it with someone or tell someone, you could change someone's life, for the better. You lose nothing, if you're bold enough to do it, and actually expect the  worst to happen, life might surprise you. After all, love wasn't put into your heart to stay, love isn't love until it is given away.

Have a beautiful day filled with joy and surprises, and mostly an abundance of love! Life's too short not to say it! Spread some love today...<3

                                       Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, 11 February 2011

The Great Wild Coast

I finally got to visit the British Science museum with a friend last week.
There was a 3D show on at the time called  "Wild Ocean" which we decided to watch. To our amazement and wonderful surprise it was based on one of the  world's spectacular and great natural annual phenomena, which occurs in the winter months along the untouched and sheer cliff drops off the Wild Coast, in South Africa. It gave our hearts a sense of warmth and belonging as the distinguishable voice of John Kani narrated the expedition of the SARDINE RUN!
Every year millions of these silver fish make their way north along the east coast of Kwazulu-Natal, swept along with the cold current of the water.

Pictures taken fromhere
They tend to form a huge bait-ball so as to confuse their predators and somehow choreograph their movement with their parallel swimming partner, thereby defending themselves. Their migration is tracked and followed by legions of predators, the common and  bottle nose dolphins, Cape gannets (that dart into the water with missile-like speed), sharks, seals and the biggest one of all, man, to commence the greatest yearly underwater feast! The hump back whales usually migrate aound this time of year as well, adding to the pomp and spectacular yearly event.

These shoals create such an extravagant phenomena that it is visible by satellite. People crowd the beaches every year around this time to watch shoals of it being netted in by business hawking seamen, and also to make their claim by spending early hours of the morning fishing the conventional way.
This natural occurence might be a thing of the past  as the years pass on and as man claims more of it than they require.

After watching this beautiful and extraordinary event in an IMAX cinema, it made me appreciate so much more of our beautiful country with unspoilt coasts, and also very fortunate to have witnessed it in my lifetime.
It's something you might take for granted every year because you're fortunate to see it happen and because you're fortunate enough that it happens some 20 minutes away from home, but next time you do experience it, consider yourself lucky and also very proud!


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