Just like a flower, I have always known that there will always be a time where I shine. Like anyone else, I have always had my ups and downs as a student. There were some point where I almost gave up on my studies, because of the pressure that I was feeling. Many of the people who started at the same time we did, dropped out, changed majors or quit. I have always had that sixth sense that would always tell me to never quit, and I am grateful for it. I’m not a quitter. I’d rather fail a class three times and eventually pass it than quit and resign myself to the idea that I “just can’t get it.” If you see failure as an end, that makes you a quitter. You can’t succeed at anything if you quit. Don’t be a quitter, fail and always be willing to try it once again

Behind every success story is an embarrassing first effort, a stumble, a setback or a radical change of direction. It’s these first clumsy steps on the road to fame and fortune. When you see someone who’s very successful, you almost imagine that it was a foregone conclusion, that they’re a genius, that they were destined for great things.

Where I am right now, is not where I am destined to be, but I am definitely sure, it is a right path for me to be where I should be. Like a flower, there are times when I bloom so hard, that I shine and are happy with I am doing. There is so much to life for me. I just discovered that I am writer, well, a very good one in this regard. And I am definitely enjoying expressing my feelings through writing. I also enjoy being a presenter or rather a reporter in any broadcasting sphere. I am blooming Hun! I have finally realised my potential and I see a lot great stuff ahead of me.

One of the things that made me feel this good about my career path, is probably moving outside my comfort zone. I’m a very different person from the person I was a year ago. I am very open minded, humble and one person who is very outspoken and a go getter. I’m good at balancing my social life and school work, so I think I won’t have any difficulties when I get to be exposed in the work sphere.

Written by Jolene Tshakane.



Our five senses work together in unison to create an overall human experience. Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful and is critical to our existence. What smells good to us varies from our different experiences in life but what we have in common is the effect a pleasant smell has on us, is that it makes us happy. Here are a few tips on how to pick a great scent this season.

Josie Thekiso is the owner of Beauty Splurge Fragrances and she shares a few tips on how to pick a scent that works for you. “I’m very passionate about smell because for me it adds on to image. I believe people should know who they are. The way you smell, speak, look and dress adds on to the essence of who you are, and I think people should pay attention to that.”

How to pick a scent.

“Think about your personality, pick a scent that works for you, whether you like fruity or demure perfumes it’s all about what works for you. I think it’s also about experimenting, women could also try the men’s side of perfumes and vice versa.”

How to Apply Perfume.

“When applying perfume the go to areas are your wrist and neck. Focus on your pulse areas, the aim is to let people know you’ve arrived by your smell, it should be strong but not too over bearing.”

Scents that are best for summer and spring.

“I think this season you should try look for something fruity and flowery, or try a combination of a little bit of everything. Try experimenting with smells to get your perfect blend.”

How to make perfume last longer.

“Apply it directly on to your skin instead of your  clothing, make sure that your skin is healthy and moist to lock in your scent.”

There you have it your spring and summer scent fix, apply these tips and keep yourself smelling fresh this season.

The power of the number 3.


My interpretation on how to make thoughts materialise.

Many societies have stories around the number three, knowledge is transmitted through stories in social world. Religion reduced the world to three spheres of being – (heaven, earth and hell) and our behaviour is considered to be the decider of where we are going to end up after this life. I do not know what is going to happen after I die, I can only speculate but I personally do not believe that when one dies one goes to heaven or hell.

I believe we create our own heaven or hell HERE in the present moment. Depending on how well our levels of being are integrated. There are levels of being which are integrated to various degrees, the lowest being the physical which we experience through our five senses, the emotional which is experienced through feelings and the mental plane which is the world of ideas. I think numbers do not lie, take a moment to think about it, think  of us being in different spaces and how they influence how we feel and think in that moment. Imagine you are in an exam setting and the types of feelings and thoughts you experience, these are not at the same as being at a party or with someone who you love.

I think the number three, which has been produced and reproduced over time has a certain kind of energy that is very vital in our creation process. If we meditate upon the number, we can consciously manipulate space to gives us what we desire. We are constantly manipulating space but we are not always conscious of this process. By aligning our physical, emotional and mental beings we begin to create miracles. Every day the sunrises and stands still at 12am then sets at 6pm, then we see it again.

Written by Lehlogonolo Modise

Campbell on Fashion.


Campbell Meas is a performing artist, director and sales assistant at Parooz Fashions located at 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein. She is a young energetic creative with a passion for performing arts and fashion.

“I believe, fashion is the easiest and one of the most basic forms of self expression, it’s also one of the more fun ones especially here in Braam. You could walk outside and see the most quirkiest outfits, that alone gives you confidence to rock whatever you want to wear and own it. To all the up and coming creatives trying to break into the industry, I’d just say do you and believe in yourself one hundred percent. There’s no room for doubt, believe in what you have and go for it.”

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Instagram: campbelljoans

Twitter: @manufacturedSA

Facebook: Campbell Meas


Keep a girl child in school.


MB Studio’s Poetoria Society, a movement rooted in poetry and jazz, hosted an event In association with Mmabontle’s Pad Drive a movement with the aim collect donations with a motive to keep a girl child in school. Pads and Poetry was a wonderful art affair which gave Poets and performers a chance to showcase their talent and local entrepreneurs to sell their art, while also running a pad donation drive to give back to the community.

It was a day filled with art, all for a great cause. Thank you for the wonderful day and we’re certainly looking forward to more of these.