MY WORLDVIEW (MEIN WELTBILD)

So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire upon the sky for all and everything to see, for so, in truth, it is. –Book of Mirdad.

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Thanks to John Kehoe for making me realise the ability the brain has in his book titled MIND POWER into the 21st century.

The discovery was amazing.

I may not know all the greatest theories in the world but, what I know for sure is that: A single unaided thought hasn’t much power, through repetition the thought can become concentrated and directed, and its force can be magnified many times. The more the thought is repeated the more the energy and power it generates, and the more readily it is able to manifest itself.

You probably are wondering how it applies in reality. Kehoe points out an illustration: “picture magnifying glass through which the sun’s rays pass. If the magnifying glass is moved about from spot to spot, the power of sun’s rays is diffused and not apparent. If, however, the magnifying glass is held still and focused correctly at the proper height, those same rays become concentrated, and that diffused light suddenly becomes a powerful force enough to ignite a fire”.

So it is with our thoughts.

Pay attention to your thoughts and direct them accordingly. Your life is entirely of your own making, so look at how you are living.

You claim you want financial abundance, yet you are constantly bemoaning your lack of money and how expensive things are.

Perhaps you want change, it will not happen because you want it badly or simply by working hard. Hoping for something different will not have any effect.

You will always remain where you are unless- and it’s a big unless you- you change your thinking.

Your mind creates your reality.

HOPE LINGERS/ THE UNDERBELLY OF KLIPTOWN

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Finally…Hope Lingers is showcased on Candid Talk!

This is probably my first highlight of the year 2015 and of the beginning of my journalism career.

We were schooled with hard knocks.

Hope Lingers is a short television insert for an actuality show called Global City Project. The Global Campus Network is an alliance of post-secondary institutions around the world, led by Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. This is a collaborative effort and platform on different events and an outlet of quality content produced by students.

The actuality show presented in this portfolio is on a theme ‘the secret city’. This theme is about capturing a part of the city, in which [we] producers of the program live, that is unknown to others. The documentary produced is titled ‘Hope Lingers’.

This is about uncovering the history of the Freedom Charter established in 1955 and importantly, what is unknown about Kliptown that is the informal settlement there. This documentary reveals the greatness out this location where people live under dire circumstances but are privileged to have initiatives such Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), making it a lively place filled with engagements.

Special thanks to our educators at the University of Johannesburg, Department of Journalism, Film and Television (JFT) for the help and support. Many thanks to Amanda Sono, Mbali Mzinyane, Freda Ukpoju and Lebogang Mokoena, who were hardworking and passionate during the process of shooting this documentary.

Team blessed.

SEASONS WITH REASONS

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Today marks two days after my very last examination for my BA Honours degree.

What an overwhelming journey…yet one that was filled with fun and at times…unseen tears.

Looking back, I did not think I would make it or even get to the very end of it.

All I just knew is that should I run this course, I will never be the same. And I should not be the same. Not by any chance, after so much ground breaking lessons, meeting beautiful people and of course, putting myself into the challenge.

I have a story to tell :).

This story comes with a lot of memories and amazing highlights. I am awed by this experience and all I went through to be still standing now. All I know is, God is a creator of seasons and in every season He has reasons.

I can testify: Indeed seasons comes for a purpose.

All shall come to pass, for He has reasons for seasons we go through.

I am grateful!

Xoxo,

L

 

INSTAGRAM HEAD HONCHOS

BY AMANDA SONO & LEBOGANG MOKOENA

Instagram is not just a community of more than 300 million who capture and share the world’s moments on the service. But, it is a platform which develops talent. Young people showcase their work and to a greater extent, make a living out of Instagram.

Starting small is going big. Gareth Pon (28) is one such young individual.

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Gareth featuring Rulane at 7th street, Melville

He has accumulated a following of more than 200 000 followers on this global photo-sharing app. He is proclaimed Africa’s top Instagramer, Samsung’s electronics 2015 digital imaging brand ambassador and founder of Instagramer South African Community. He has a unique approach of storytelling through photography, using social media Instagram as a means to do so. Gareth’s role within the community involves coaching the local potential of Instagram, seeing communities grow first hand while developing the medium of mobile photography. “Initially, I started it to discover Jo’burg. I feel like there is a negative connotation around the city and I started using it as a way to tell a different perspective. A perspective of what the city is”, he says. Some of his work include short films such Wildly Innocent.

Another Instagram head honcho is Alessio a.k.a Fonz (37), who is born and raised in Pretoria prominent for his superb works on the cyber space Instagram.

Jonz smiles at the camera before his photo endeavors.

Jonz smiles at the camera before his photo endeavors.

He is the founder of Visual Eyes, a company that deals with visual and social content.

It all started with him being a typical Instagrammer , well like an ordinary person who Instagrams- taking pictures then upload them- but because of his creative and eye grabbing photography with his iPhone 4S and camera, he happened to make success out of a social platform.  He started shooting random pictures, and uploading them on Instagram not knowing that was the start of a new career. “It all started with Instagram. When my work really started improving, people took notice. They started asking me to cover events for them. The content that I shoot almost always goes to Instagram and social networks”

A collage of Alessio's captured images.

                        A collage of Alessio’s captured images.

SUPERVISOR-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP

Oh well, if you are considering getting your Diploma or Degree and hitting the road, reconsider the idea. Postgraduate studies are overwhelming but with amazing perks.

The greatest I can share with you is one of being assigned a supervisor, what others call “an academic parent” in the UK. A great way to say “individual lecturer”. I have never really imagined university or school in this manner. So interesting…, arousing one’s curiosity.

In the deep, I still have fun: I enjoy conversations I have with my supervisor Professor Jane Duncan. Her journey in academia and insights she shares with me are thought provoking. To some extent, are a motivation to pick myself up during all my stresses and downfalls and to walk tall, considering that all will be fine.

The desire and hunger to learn, which has always been an attribute of my personality has yet revisited me. At times the motivation is misled. The greatest highlight is having the same interest as hers, particularly around investigative journalism and social justice themes. And largely, simply journalism.

Epistemological, a great deal of knowledge she imparts stretches my mind not only to absorb but to critique and to be critical.

I feel team blessed and I am team blessed.