Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RLabs and JamiiX Mobile Counselling

The last week has been exciting at RLabs as their JamiiX counselling team have been working hard in changing the world one message at a time. JamiiX is a cloud-based solution allowing its users to manage conversations via various Social Network Chat and Instant Messengers. Typically described as a "Contact Centre on the Go". During a session the following is achieved per hour:

- Each advisor have an average of 40 users (250 - 300 users are assisted per hour)
- Average of 20,000 messages are exchanged per hour
- 5% of conversations during a session will receive an offline referral
- 2 out of 5 Users are new to the service
- Bulk of our users communicate via Mobile Chat platform MXit

What really excites us is when we hear stories of people whose lives are being changed because of the members of the community who sacrificially offer their time to help those in need. Today was another such day where one of the JamiiX Mobile Counsellors met with a subscriber to the service offline for further support. Well done to all at RLabs for the amazing work you are doing and we celebrate with you and the rest of the online community through the BEES Awards finalist nomination dedicated to you.
I had one quiet weekend because i had to wright my learners licence for the 4th or 5th time
but anyway .The whole week my dad asking did you study working on my nerves as usaul
,but i went over the learners licence test and stuff and i think if i didnt look through those pagers
i dnt think i would of had it today...so my weekend was good after all so now my next step is to get my drivers code 14 oh yeah i want to drive trucks i think its in my blood lol...


Its hard to understand the way " YOU " love me FATHER,Im sure I`ll be trying to understand YOUR love towards me into eternity.

This is going to be a short simple post,its just to tell someone,anyone even if no one is going to read this post,it does`nt matter.Im still writting it.
We have an awesome Heavenly FATHER,who loves us as humans so much that HE abandoned HIS Holiness to come and firstly dwell on earth with man,then went to the cross and willingly sacrifised HIS life for us.HE paid for our sins,HE paid for our mistakes.I dont understand HIS love but I know its real.I feel it right now.No matter how much times I hurt HIM,HE is forgiving.Its so hard to put my thoughts into words.

So all I can say is " JESUS I LOVE YOU " cause nothing I can do can thank YOU for WHO YOU are.

Grab and Run

No, I am not talking about someone's handbag, laptop or cellphone. Today I want to encourage everyone sitting with ideas and opportunities. Grab these and run! Your idea will never take off or be utilised if you do not expose it. Don't be afraid of rejection or ridicule. If you believe in your idea, then believe that it can come to fruition. Not every idea needs capital, your idea may just need careful thought-processing and action. Remember, procrastination allows you to lose momentum, your idea runs the risk of becoming stale or outdated and chances are someone is working on something similar and launches before you. Ask yourself the question: "What have you got to lose?"

Read more about how you can take your idea from conception to inception.

So believe that you can, and follow your dreams.

Hugs xx


There should be reasons for everything, sometimes we just dont know what the reasons are at times. At times we do the dumbest things that makes you feel stupid for no reason at all but all we can do is laugh it off. WHY? is the question we should always ask ourselfs, before making any dicisions because we should be aware of the consequences. We should think though things and know exactly wat the reasons are for doing it.

Another Life Reconstructed!!Niven Petersen

Today I introduce Niven Petersen to you guys. Niven is one of the young men that have joined our Reconstructed programme. He has been on our programme and has been attending our Reconstructed classes now for the last 3 months. With the help and collaboration of Impact Direct ministries and RLABS, Niven is progressing wonderfully and has achieved lots

This young man comes out of a lifestyle of gansterism and drugs and has been abusing drugs from the tender age of 12 years old .He has had many criminal cases to his name and in one of these counts he has been sentenced to a 3 year sentence to a juvenile facility. The courts have agreed that as long as he is participating in a programme like the Reconstructed he will be able to do his 3 year sentence on the outside and would be placed back into society.

One of his latest achievements was celebrating his 16th birthday with friends and family and being completely sober on his birthday for the first time in 3 years. Reconstructed Living Lab would like to commend Niven on his achievement and will continue to support him in the reconstruction of his life.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baba and Kids Indaba 22-24 October 2010

The long awaited Sandton Baba Indaba happens this weekend. I depart on Thursday to work at the show and meet all my clients. Always good to put a face to the name after many telephone engagements and emails. The Sandton show is always a blast. Last year the estimated visitor numbers were 25 000, a whopping 29 878 eventually came through the door. Well this year we are expecting 30 000.

Baba and Kids Indaba is a family exhibition. We see lots of "bumps", yes preggie ladies and young families attending. Babas, toddlers and kids up to the age of 12 are well-entertained at the expo. The Bump and Beyond competition is certainly the highlight for moms as they stand to win the prize valued at more than R60 000, which includes hampers, furniture, linen, clothing, wraps, shoes, and lots lots more.

Much effort and time is spent on the shows and the staff is proud to be a part of the most loved parenting show.

So if you are a mama, papa, baba or toddler or you have an exciting "bump" aka miracle, please do join us this weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre 22-24 October 09h30-17h00.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hi their,

Its only me Vanessa Martin,not much has been happening in my life,lately.
same old same old work,work,work.I've started to walk in the mornings,and home from work,from Mowbray to Athlone,
It's only been two days,but feeling good,im not feeling tired anymore,im very unfit though.My boyfriend and i took a walk on long beach,in the sand last weekend and i c
ould feel the unfitness,
for all jazz lovers out there if you no the song autenm leaves i only learnt the full song on monday and i am a jazz artest.

for all drummers out there bothnners has a mapecks hzb kit for sale so go out there and get it.

if you need to find out more you can email me at brandonaspeling@gmail.com ,,, and don't forget to leave me your email address.

Sustainability is for EVERYONE...*

Good Evening...*

Tonight in our Social Media class, we've been told to blog about whatever we're feeling. So as an Interior Designer/Architect I want to let the whole world know how important sustainability actually is.

Yes we're always hearing about recycling,(re-use, reduce and recycle), but as designers and architects we can even take it a step further by incorporating sustainable design into all the new residential and corporate buildings that are currently being developed. This would include using recyclable and sustainable materials that would still look aesthetically pleasing, as well as mixing it with good building design.

We all have a role to play in our communities whether it be cleaning and beautifying our areas, starting a recycling project or simply picking up that "Simba" chip packet we see lying on the pavement - (but what do we do, we walk right past it)....

After all do we want to be the cause to the end of our planet, or do we want to sustain the wonderful work of GOD for future generations to enjoy......?

If you'd like any more information about designers and sustainability or just some tips for your home or office then contact me on the following email address... seragie@telkomsa.net

Alternatively you could visit the following link:

Have a great evening everyone...

*..PRiNceSs T..*

Liberating Times and My Return To Twitterville

Hello Everybody

So for tonight, for Social Media class we've been told to blog about what's on our hearts. And tonight I don't know whether I feel liberated or disappointed.

I resigned from my one month old job today and am wondering if I threw in the towel too soon, well that's what's happening in my brain but what my heart says is " Well done". For a long time I've been accepting of my circumstance but I guess it's time to speak up.

So here's to my "Desperate Housewife" status once again. I know it puts a bit of a load on my husband but I know he'd rather have a happy wife.

A new chapter, a new episode and to all my Twitter Followers .......I'M BACK, I'M BACK, I'M BACK...

Watch this space.


I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cuz I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, background.
And you can take the lead.

It's evident you run the show so let me back down.
You take the leading role, and I'll play the background.
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines
I'm sticking to your script, and I'm reading all your signs.
I don't need my name in lights.
I don't need a starring role.
And why gain the whole wide world, if I'm just gon' loose my soul.
And my ways ain't purified, I'll live according to your Word.
I can't endure this life without your wisdom being heard.
So word to every dancer for a pop star
Cuz we all play the background, but mine's a rock star.
Yeah. So if you need me I'll be stage right.
Prayin' the whole world will start embracing stage fright.
So let me fall back and stop giving my suggestions
Cuz when I follow my obsessions I end up confessing.
That I'm not that impressive, matter fact I'm............
A trail of star dust leading to the superstar.

I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cuz I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, background.
And you can take the lead.

I had a dream that I was captain of my soul.
I was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank.
So I don't want to take the lead
Cuz I'm prone to make mistakes.
All these folks that follow me gon' end up in the wrong place.
So, just let me shadow you. And just let me trace your lines.
Matter fact just take my pen.
Here, you create my rhymes.
Cuz if I do this by myself I'm scared that I'll succeed.
And no longer trust in You, cuz I only trust in me.
And see, that's how you end up headed to destruction.
Paving a road to nowhere. Pour your life out for nothing.
You pulled my card, I'm bluffing
You know what's in my hand.
Me I just roll to trust you to cause the dice to land.
I'm in control of nothing. Follow you at any cost.
Some call it sovereign will, all I know is you the boss.
And man I'm so at ease. I'm so content.
I play the background like it's an instrument.

I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cuz I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, background.
And you can take the lead.

I know I'm safest when I'm in your will and trust your word.
And I know I'm dangerous when I trust myself; my vision blurred.
And I ain't got no time to play life's foolish games.
Got plenty aims but do they really glorify your name.
And its a shame the way I want to do these things for you, yeah.
Don't even cling to you. Take time to sit and glean from you.
And its seems that you are patient in my ignorance.
If ignorance is bliss, its cuz she never heard of this.

I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cuz I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, background.
And you can take the lead.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Social Media 4 Teens

Social Media 4 Teens is back, here in the pictures are four young ladies doing their status update and chatting to friends and family via Facebook. Facebook has been a favorite social media platform amongst the Teen group and also a good way for them to engage with other teens. To see more of this group of teens you can click the like to our Facebook group http://tinyurl.com/37lbtmk

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

cool kid

Good Evening all...*

I'm having a fantastic time at the Social Media classes tonight at the Impact Centre. I'm looking forward to the day that I can use all these tools that I have learnt to empower the people from our local communities....

Thanks to everyone at the RLabs organisation for the great work that they are doing, and I know that GOD is going to use them in even greater ways in the future!

Have a wonderful evening everyone...

God Bless
*..PRiNceSs T..*


All about me

Hi their,

I'm Vanessa Martin,Born in Cape Town,lived in bridgetown most my life,I'm a single parent wth two boys.Which is sometimes challenging.Teenages think they know everything.
My occupation,receptionist @ Dentist in Mowbray.Love the job but,I need something more challenging.

My passsion is hair dressing,always love working with hair,different styles.
I doing it part time thought.


Something that not many woman understands is the extreme relationship many men have with their friends.

Guys tend to care more for each other than the more impotant things in their life and sometimes these relationships are extremely hard to get rid of , but what can i say it's a Guy thing. Like many guys stand up for their friends and not for the woman in their lives , this is mainly because the bond between these friends come a long way and guys aren't really ready to let go of such a strong bond.

Remember your guy probably met his friend long before he met you , so it's very hard to throw that away. A guy thinks the relationship between him and his woman may not last very long thats why he stays so close to his friends because they'll always be there.

All woman can really do if they're in a situation where your guy spends more time with his friends than with you all you can do is support him and become friends with his friends.

The guy codes are extremely had to break so don't attempt it , you might just lose your man.