The green, green grass of home

Some pictures from a drive through the Natal Midlands:




Howick Falls:





The open road                    Great big signal towers, on top of great big hills


Marianhill Plaza: a welcome sight after a long, long drive home 🙂



Keep the world away.
Don’t turn on the radio.
Keep yourself away from the ideologically-tainted programming that entrenches itself in your home via the TV.

Reject their news media.
Their sensationalism.
Their obsession.
Their unhealthy fascination.

Be free of their poison.
They feed it to you: slowly, constantly, unrelentingly;

Headlines; top stories this hour;
chart shows; advertising –
         “the right to choose” –
the right to choose what they make available to you:

“This week’s ‘must-have’ DVD”;
Dress like the stars;
Live the high life…

     “winners know when to stop”
     “enjoy it responsibly!”

Keep your (de)vices of shame and addiction.

I don’t need your modern-day idolatry:
your disease of celebrity obsession;
your hedonistic pursuits of all that delight the senses –
yet suffocate the soul.

I reject your ideas. Your way of life. Your deen.

Mine may be flawed and faulty – but I’m on the right path.
I don’t drink from your poisoned cup;
I don’t breathe your polluted air.

I exist, I live – hard though it is –
in my own vacumn, with my own boundaries and my own border control.

Stew in the world if you want.
I choose something else.
I choose my own world.

Jocado does a Johari

One time, when I did one of these personality-type tests, they interpreted my name to be “Jocado”. It wasn’t their conclusion based on the results of the test. It was just how they read my handwriting 😉


Anyway, I did one of those quizes online (link courtesy of Saaleha), and the results are here:

After that, I did the inverse version:


Have a look-see and lets see what you come up with. 

Gaaf regards…


Frozen in time (part 3)

Continuing the “Frozen in time” series (see part 1, or part 2), here’s some wierd and not so wonderful moments:


Make’s you think twice about being a couch potato:



(Insert your own caption here)


Man (and machine) vs nature:


They’re coming down the stairs…they’re coming down in pairs…