Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday day wishlist 2012

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birth- ya ya ya, where's my prezzies? The 13th of September is my Birthday!

So another year has passed (almost). I'm another year older, another year wiser, another year ... erm ...something. And it's that special time when you get to show your appreciation toward me for being your friend, or at least an acquaintance. And as selfless as am I am, mostly, I am willing to accept your generous gift. 

"But just what should we buy him?" you might ask.

Well, you are in luck, I have compiled a small list of possible items for you to peruse and even buy.

First up: I need a backpack. A nice one.


Secondly: How about some motorbike gear? Gloves, boots, jackets. Why would i need this? Well, because I ride bike charna!!!

Thirdly: Music? yea i like music. I want a keyboard with weighted keys and a midi output. I play guitar, and i have a guitar, but i don't have a keyboard. KEYBOARD SOOOOLOOOO!!!
 Fourthly: I need a Jiujitsu Gee. Get me one!!!

Fifthly: I guess i need to keep up with the fast pace of our modern world, so here is your opportunity to buy me an iPad or a Galaxy tablet ... thing.

 Sixthly: It's Woodstock 2012 soon, so buy me a ticket :) . In fact buy yourself one woo and come with me. It should be, better than average.

 Seventhly: Money, Bucks, Moola, Cha Ching, Gwap, Loot, Tom, Coin, Gravy, Dough, Pesos, Wad, etc, its all the same to me :)


Eighthly:I'll never say No to some 10 gauge strings, A nice new pair of shoes, A moonlit dinner, A nice back massage, How about a swim in the sea? Maybe a race around a go-cart track, Horse riding even.

These are guidelines for you guys, don't get caught in the trap of buying me ONLY these things :)

PS. i am thinking of having some sort of party/get together so i hope you will be available when the time comes.

Love you lots, and happy Birthday to ME!!!

Feel free to leave a birthday massage below.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Phoenix on a Hog!

Song playing: A better me
Artist: Heavenly


So anyway, welcome to 2012, I hope it's gonna be great and nice and bla bla bla for everybody!!! But seriously , I have a good feeling about this year, I really do, I have voiced this opinion a few times, just hope I don’t go and jinx it now.

2012 brings all the things a new year would; the sense of starting fresh, new beginnings, new year’s resolutions, promising to go to gym or lose weight or be nicer to people or give more to charity or to try something new or to quit certain habits or to begin good habits.

I've never really cared about new year’s resolutions. To me it was a list written to remind people of what they are NOT going to accomplish in the year and what they are going to FAIL at. Not for me thank you. I preferred to take each year as it comes. Don't make plans or goals, then you can't fail at them, seems like a good plan to me.

Song playing: Hooves over Northland
Artist: Falconer

This year, however, I have decided to get a lil 'crazy'. Yip, I kinda made a new year’s resolution (let’s just call it NYR from now on). It’s more things I’d like to do, get done, start, fix, replace, begin, end, etc. So basically an NYR i guess.

Some of which include cleaning my room, or finishing projects like my empty Koi pond, or creating a budget plan, Madness, I know.

So you might be wondering what the whole point of this blog entry is. I have recently discovered that it does not matter what I write about. Or if I even have a point. Why? Well firstly, It's my blog, secondly, you probably don't really care, thirdly, well, it's my blog so I can write what I want.

But i will make a point, just so that you feel like you have not completely wasted your time.

I want to get a motorbike license, but I am one of those people who needs a little incentive. So, what did I do?

I bought a bike :)

Song playing: Gravenimage
Artist: Sonata Arctica

These were taken the day I got to ride it for the first time. My dad was teaching me and I learned to gear from 1st to 4th and back to 1st, how to take corner's, and how to pop wheelies! (kidding about the wheelies). Below is me, my hog (needs a name), and there's some of my mom and dad.

And that my dear friends is my Kawasaki KLR650. It is red by the way, and not orange.

Happy 2012, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Huntsman Spider

The Huntsman Spider (aka the Rain Spider)

First things first, if you don't like spiders... feel free to continue reading this article.

Now, at my house we don't kill bugs or creepy crawlies ever... well, maybe a mosquito or two, but they have it coming cos they look for nonsense so it’s fair, you wanna bite me I’ll bite you back, flat between my hands. But that’s it… ok maybe also a fly… and a cockroach. Well, you get the point.

So anyway, I am pro-spiders cos they will hunt down kill and eat the mozzie, fly and roach thereby doing all the dirty work for me. Spiders are rad little guys and I let them nest where they please.

One particular spider that you may see in your home from time to time the Huntsman Spider (we call them Rain Spiders), they are called rain spiders because they are often most active just before or just after it has rained.

“This large brown spider is often found inside houses near lights during the night. During the day this often docile spider rests behind objects. In its natural habitat these spiders can be found on bushes and trees.”

This is the story of the Rain Spider at my house.

Once upon a time there was a rain spider who lived at my house. It was a very cute little rain spider. We often saw it in the house hunting for bugs. Then one day I noticed a white blob in the corner of my window pane.

It was a nest, and look there is mommy Rain Spider.

My hand is for scale. (Notice how far away it is from the nest)

And a few days later, here the little guys are hatching, aaaaaw, sooooo cute!

But hey, what's going on? Where is mommy? Mommy will stay by the nest until the eggs hatch. But she is nowhere to be found. I went around my garden to find her and then finally stumbled upon her... but she was not alone.

Well, dear friends, this is the circle of life and just as Mommy spider was out making food of mozzies, flies and roaches, other insects were making lunch outta mommy.

Its seems that this Wasp caught the Spider.

To read more on Huntsman spiders click on the two links below.

This link describes them, theirs lives, character, etc.

This link shows a Wasp with a Huntsman Spider.

So what about the babies?

Well, the nest is still there, whether they made it or not, I'm not sure. I figure if they were meant to make it, they would have. Though i did throw a bug in the nest to see if they would eat it. They did not.

Leave a comment :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Isn't it wierd how its everyones birthday this year?

Also it's the one time of the year where you are truly allowed to act like you own the world and everyone is expected to just be nice to you. I don't make the rules, but I will use them to my advantage.

Anyway, Its my 26th B-day (or 15th, depends how you know me) on the 13th of September (diarise that) and so I've come up with a few goodies that I think would be cool to consider getting me for my Big day.

Listed below, in no particular order, are some of the items I would not be offender at receiving.

1. Subwoofer, Amp and the box.

Check out www.soundmatch.co.za for examples.

2. A Tom-Tom

Check out www.digitalplanet.co.za

3. Leopard/Tiger print swimming Cozzie for Thailand

Erm, a slight warning for those a little squeamish www.abcunderwear.com

4. Digital camera

Any kind, the are all cool these days.

5. Reason and Pro Tools, and maybe Fruity Loops

These are music programmes.

6. Design/Graphic Tablet

I think speak to Richard about these, he seems to know whats going on here, or even Roy.

7. Powerball hand Gyroscope

Find one here at www.amazon.co.uk. This thing looks cool.

8. SCUBA diving watch

Um, try here www.mydivewatch.com

9. New guitar strings – 10 gauge electric guitar strings

Many brands to choose from, I'm not too phased about them, try Ernie Ball, they are probably the most popular strings.

10. Keyboard with weighted keys

11. Money

Maybe I should add 'World peace' and 'An end to World Hunger' as numbers 12 and 13?

So these are just here as guide lines, feel free to explore other venues and websites and even think of other goodies you might want to send my way.

Am i missing anything from this list? What would you have added? Let me know in the comments section.

Friday, August 13, 2010

What is takes to be a MAN!!!

Yes!!! Men have muscles, and we like machines like power tools and drills and grinding things, and metal, yes metal, and black oil that get dirty, and... and... um.. and other thing of a manly nature.

Okay, so today we're talking about what it means to be a man (a la Phoenix). In my youth i remember my dad making, fixing and building EVERYTHING in and around our house. "No", he would say, "We don't need a plumber, I'll unplug it". "No, we don't need a mechanic, I'll fix it". "No, we don't need a dentist, I'll pull it out". He is a real man, if he needed something done, well by golly he did it himself!!!

I feel 'modern man' is far to lazy and/or wimpy to try and build something with his own hands. Yip, i said it, prove me wrong. Its far easier these days to pick up the phone and say "ooooh, mister fridge fixer, my fridge isn't working" or "aaaah, iv got a flat tire, let me phone road side assistance."

So, with this in mind, let me take you on a little journey. We have an anthracite heater at my house and its super impossible to get that bad boy going so we predominately use the electric heater. So i figure, there must be a way to get the anthracite hot enough to get the coals glowing, then it hits me. I remember seeing a device that quickly gets braai coals hot (goes for about R150), so i figure, let me be a MAN. What would a MAN do?


So that’s just what I did. I started by drawing a few sketches of what it would look like. Then i got into action. Into dads garage I went. I used man things like hammers and wire and pliers and those screwwy things those clamping things and a whole other bunch of tools. Yes, i felt like a real man.

So after an hour or so this is what I came up with.

This is the inside. The coals sit on top while the fire lighters are protected at the bottom. What a genius.

So everything was going perfectly!!! The fire starter worked amazingly, the coals were cooking in no time at all....

And then it happened.

It seems it worked a little too well, it melted the side of the fire starter. This thing was soooo hot!!!! Okay, so after trying to get the molten coals into the fire place (and not setting the house on fire), the coals got to cold in the transition and the fire flopped.

Oh well, points for trying, and next time i know i can do a better job, mabye get it right next time.

Dedicated to all the real MEN out there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Exploring New Territories

So yea, we are leaving to go to Thailand soonish and I've realised that our departure date is smack bang on my birthday, how about that huh? (13 of Sep, FYI). I wonder if they can get an air hostess to jump out of a cake for me or something...? hmmmm. but anyway, i digest. Anyone got ideas of how to through a party in a plane?

Other rad news includes me jet setting all the way to an exotic location with white beaches, clear seas and awesome weather. Well actually its just to Cape Town, but its still awesome!!! My band, Broadway Screamer, will be flying down all expenses paid. We will be playing some shows and will be making a TV appearance!

I will, of course, upload any and all pics on my music blog which you can check out here http://flightofmusic.blogspot.com/.

Also, keep checking my blog for my super exciting BIRTHDAY WISH LIST!!! Coming soon.

leave me a nice comment cos id like to hear from you and wanna hear your ideas.
Stay Awesome!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not Dead yet

So yes it’s been a while since i last wrote and with good reason of course. I was lazy.

Many moons have passed since mother dearest went across the yellow border to stay with father dearest and after the initial bombardment of emails and Skyping to check up on us and the dogs, it would seem that we are but a distant memory.

Mom has settled in quit nicely so far and even got a job, which lasted a week. She decided that she would decide to decide on her return home (because she is coming back home for a short while over September), whether or not to try find a stable job in Hong Kong. She has met many nice people there, some who even randomly came and gave her food while she was reading a book in the mall. The culture is very different there, there is no such thing as personal space.

Dad is still trudging along like a trooper! None of the plans that hear of falling out of the sky are ever his. He can’t wait to come home and finish the house in Bredell so that him and my mom can park off and do whatever it is that old people do.

As for me, I am still alive and kicking. It would seem that many of my ideas that initially seemed fool-proof did not work. How does the saying go?” Make something fool-proof and they’ll find a bigger fool”. Washing my clothes in the pool did not clean the clothes though I did get a good work out, and later a cold when winter hit us. Scavenging from the neighbours bins also became problematic as some neighbourhoods have cat gangs that beat you up if you invade their turf, also the dog bite got old very quickly.

It would seem that a new era has dawned. An era of prosperity and happiness. An era where a man buttocks need not get bitten and his clothes needn’t be thrown away or burnt. Yes dear friends that era has arrived. That era began when my boet started cooking. Sweeeeet! And Florence comes nearly twice a week so clothes are sorted. BOOM!

We going down to Hong Kong and Thailand over September so you guys better miss us, but don’t expect any gifts or other nonsense, you’ll photo’s and be happy with that!

So ya life is pretty good. Il let you know if anything else cool happens.