Monday, December 27, 2010

The Great Need in Blikkies Dorp

We are a group of people doing outreach in Salt River for five years, working with homeless people. We fed and clothed them and built up personal relationships.

Over the past five years some of them were re-united with their families and others found places of employment and are now off the street. Fire destroyed Auntie Thelma a 65year old woman's informal home and we helped rebuild it for her. Since then with the World Cup taking place they were all relocated to Blikkies Dorp in Delft.

We did not give up on them when they moved there but instead saw an open window to reach out to more people. It is overwhelming to see the level of poverty that some people live with and one also realises how grateful one should be with the things we do have and stop whining and complaining about what we don't have.

When you think of people living in poverty we always seem to think of the grownups and seem to forget that for every couple there are three to four children that are affected as well. So in Blikkies Dorp most of our feeding schemes are specifically for the children. It does not matter how much food you make it is never enough for everyone. The majority of people in Blikkies Dorp are children aged between two years and sixteen.

Our heart goes out for the people of Blikkies Dorp and we trust that in the future we will be able to do even more than what we are currently doing! You can give a man a fish and he will eat for one day but teach a man to fish and he will have food for a lifetime.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Servicing Your Vehicle On The Last Moment

I cannot believe how customers wake up on the last minute to service there vehicles, i think i can write a book with all the sly ways they want to get squeezed in.

Let me give you some tips how not to wait on the last minute to service your vehicle:
Tip 1 : Make a booking way ahead of time, i do believe that is what you have to do if you booking
accommodation especially this time of year.

Tip 2 : Make sure your tyres are in good condition and you do not have to go to the Agents to
have new ones fitted because they will take it to for eg. Tiger Wheel and charge you a
mark up on the price.

Tip 3 : If you have a maintenance plan on your vehicle and something is wrong with your vehicle
don't wait till your service is due, take advantage of you plan and use it.

If your vehicle is towed into a company because it broke down, please don't expect any answer on your vehicle the same day as other vehicles was booked and have to be attended to first and if they do get to your car the same day it is a bonus. Please be patient as the workshop tries to make every customer happy especially this time of year where without your transport you cannot enjoy your holiday.

I remember one customer phoned in when we were fully booked for two weeks and wanted his car serviced on the Saturday and finish by twelve. Now the problem with this is of course we don't work on Saturday, and the other is the demanding way it was told to us. So the next time you go and make an appointment for your vehicle, please be considerate as we take alot from customers everyday and have to take it in with a smile. :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Trying out my new NoteBook

As i am wiping my eyes every morning from the tiredness of being awake the night before staying late on my New Notebook and 3G card. I don't even know what time it is sometimes when i am surfing the Net and Blogging.

Keeping up with what i have missed on Twitter and Facebook and responding to my friends that dropped me a mail or tweet. I am up to date at what is happening at the RLabs, getting the new place up and running and wish i was there to help. I am excited at what the new year has to offer as i got faith and saying it verbally that great things are in store for me. I am ready for what ever God sets out for me and can throw anything at me right now...I am a women on a mission that will carry on what has been taught to me, i will equip women with the Technology that was shown to me.

I am loving my new Notebook and will cherish every blog i type on it and what it will all do for me. This is a start of a good friendship!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RLabs Graduation

What an awesome night it was, leaving work early so that i could get ready for my graduation from social media. I felt like a school girl again with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation as to what was to come.

When i rocked up at the event and saw the the Hotel was overlooking the sea, wow what a view! I was excited to see everyone dressed up and looking gorgeous for our graduation and just a reason for putting something nice on. The wind was blowing but that did not put us off and we enjoyed seeing each other and catching up. I started my day on a exciting note when i got a call to say i was a winner in a competition that i entered via Facebook so it was just a cherry on the top. If it were not for the Rlabs then i would not even be on Facebook and the other networks, i am so grateful for them for giving me the tools and equipping me with the Technology.

So now that i am equipped all i can say is watch this space!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Test Driving The New S60 T6

So guess who got to test drive the New S60 T6, what a privilege it is for me to give my perspective from a women's point of view. The curves on this vehicle is so sexy and what girl is not looking for that, but make no mistake, one of the safety items is that it can stop itself at any speed - even at speeds as high as 200 km/h.

I felt so comfortable in the car, it feels like laying on your bed but just you sitting upright. Volvo had utilised new innovative technology , for example, the new function on this vehicle that monitors the car's behaviour with high precision to further enhance stability in sharp cornering and rapid lateral movements. That is just one of the many safe items on this vehicle, it is like the vehicle thinks for itself. And if you're in for more dynamics, just activate the DSTC Sport Mode in the on-board menu system. For the men this vehicle pushes 304 horsepower but i could not go so fast on our roads bus is 220 close, don't tell my work or husband. What can i say i like fast cars, this vehicle comes in petrol as well as diesel.

This vehicle reminds me of my cellphone that is my life as that keeps me equipped with social networks, now this vehicle has an on board technology that can be controlled by your steering wheel to personalise your settings. So as i am driving and i enter a road that has allot of pot holes and i hate that because me having a baby that is fast asleep and you hit that hole she wakes up and disturbs her sleep. Not with this car, it feels like you gliding over the road and not feeling any bumps or holes, can i please move into this vehicle!
Let me tell you more about the Technology of this vehicle, it has Radar-guided brakes that help you go faster. Is that a good thing, well in this case it is because it helps you maintain a comfortable speed and a safe distance from vehicles ahead. And that is at any speed - whether in heavy traffic queues or at open highway speeds. I have experienced that and it is awesome, this vehicle creates allot of Whiplash when other drivers hurt themselves to look at this Fantastic car.This vehicle car also peek around corners with the new front Park assist Camera this makes parking in tight spots easier for us women.
So now i look for any reason to take the S60 on the road for the pure enjoyment and luxury of it. This vehicle has a huge entertainment system in it but that is for another time!