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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The truth of mankind - LIVE FREE

Some very inspiring words to ponder over!

'Му SHARE IN ALL that is happening  ... .' I think to myself
as I lie under the friendly Arabian stars. 'I -this bundle of flesh
and Ьопе, of sensations and perceptions –have been placed
within the orbit of  Being, and аm within all that is happening ...
"Danger" is only an illusion: never саn it "overcome" mе: for аll
that happens to mе is рart of the all-embracing stream of which I
myself аm а part. Could it be, perhaps, that danger and safety,
death and joy, destiny and fulfillment, аrе but different aspects of
this tiny, majestic bundle that is I? What endless freedom, О
God, hast Thou granted to man ...'
I have to close mу eyes, so sharp is the pain of happiness at
   this thought;and wings of freedom brush mе silently from afar

    in the breath of the wind that passes over mу face. - Muhammed Assad 

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Lion and Rhino park December 2015

Lion and Rhino park December 2015
Some photos from the Lion and rhino park in Krugersdorp, South Africa.
Canon 100D and 55-250mm Lens used for all shots.

For obvious reasons, the rare and dangerous species have a greater attraction value, and this led to the introduction of lions, cheetah and later, the highly endangered Cape wild dog. The latter have formed part of a very successful breeding programme which has, in turn, led to breeding programmes for Bengal tigers, Siberian Tigers and the extremely rare White Lion (one of which was born at the reserve in 1999). These activities have seen the staff complement at the reserve grow from 5 to 39 people employed on a full time basis.

Rhino and Lion park
Sable ,rhino and lion park 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens photos

Some random bird photos taken with the Canon 400mm f/f5.6 lens. This is one awesome lens and if you don't already have one, get one!


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Canon 100D bird photography

Canon 100D bird photography

Just some garden birds shot the Canon 100D and 55-250mm EF-S lens. Considering the price of this lens, I am very impressed with the sharpness that it produces. Focus can be a little on the slow side but overall, it's a very good medium telephoto lens.


 Golden Weaver bird. This industrious fellow has now built 6 nests in 2 trees in my garden in the hopes of attracting a female. A few females do come and inspect his work but they are extremely picky!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Canon SX50HS photos

Random Images from my Canon SX50HS camera. These birds are very seldom seen in my garden, they must be here due to the severe drought that has gripped most of South Africa.


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Living to Live

Living to Live: Its All About Process

I have recently been through a professionally challenging period in which my capacity has been stretched. As with anything that stretches and increases ones capacity, the gains are won through definite discomfort. Whilst feeling challenged I complained to my father, saying I wish I could fast forward this period; learn the lessons and increase my capacity, but skip the discomfort.  His response was forceful: “Don’t ever wish away your life!”
I am absolutely certain that anyone reading this article will be familiar with the feeling of suffering through some process in order to achieve some goal that is worth achieving. Whether it be painful workouts, reading through some textbook, or trudging through a very boring work day; suffering through an arduous process to enjoy the rewards is a very distinctive feature of most people’s everyday experience. This is in fact something some people view as a virtue, this ability to suffer through a painful process in order to enjoy the fruits that are eventually accrued through such endeavor.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Model car photography VW Golf GTI mk1

Model car photography
VW Golf GTI mk1

Just some random pics of a model Gti , taken with the Canon EOS-M and 22mm lens.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The greatest lesson I never learned - Umair Haque

The greatest Lesson I never learned 

I had many teachers, great and wise. Book by book, lesson by lesson, they taught me all I thought I needed to know. How to judge, what to understand, why to strive. Who to be, how to get, what to want.

I studied diligently, and grew. The lessons of my teachers saw me safely through storm and fury, heartbreak and triumph. I stood tall, strong, proud. A boy had become a man.

And yet. The more I knew, the less I understood. The more I had, the less I was. The more I won, the less I felt. And I did not know why.

The boy had become the man. But what was the meaning of the journey? What does it mean…to be here, alive, for a brief moment, underneath the endless stars?

The asshole factory - Umair Haque

The asshole factory 

My good friend Mara has not one but two graduate degrees. From fine, storied universities. Surprise, surprise: the only “job” she was able to find was at a retail store.
Hey—it’s only minimum wage, but at least she’s working, right? And at a major-league, blue-chip company, An American icon; an institution; a name every man, woman, and child in this country knows; an historic company that rings of the American Dream the world over, besides. Surely, if nothing else, it’s a start.
Perhaps you’re right. Maybe it isn’t the start she always dreamed of…but at least it is one. If so…then awaits her at the finish?
Read the rest here:

Monday, 8 June 2015

Quran- The book that weeps

Quran: The Book That Weeps, Hidden Inside Its Shelf!

June 20, 2014 by Ro Waseem
The Quran is truly an amazing book. If there is one investment I have made that I will never regret in my life, it is the time I invested in understanding the Quran. The thing about the Quran is that it speaks to me like no other book I’ve read. Such is the magnificence of the book that there is never a hollow reading session; each time I walk away with some truly amazing insights I overlooked before. What makes this possible is that there are, at least in my opinion, infinite layers to the Quran. The more time you spend with it, the more it seems to give you. And so, as I went deeper into the Quran, I was just mesmerized by its structure, cohesiveness, and the metaphors it employs that reflect my being so precisely.

This life, this world...

This life, this world …

Model car photography Land Rover Defender

Model car photography 

Land Rover Defender – model car

Land Rover Defender, probably the most ubiquitous off-road vehicle in existence. Personally, I prefer a Toyota Land Cruiser  myself or a Nissan Patrol. 

Model cars- Alfa Romeo , 1959 Ford F1 and Morris LDV

Model cars- Alfa Romeo , 1959 Ford F1 AND Morris LDV

I may have become slightly obsessed with model cars! I already have 5 cars in a week and I want more…

Model car photography – El Camino and VW Beetle

Model car photography – El Camino and VW Beetle

Breaking into documentary photography –

Breaking Into Documentary Photography

How two brothers visited the world’s poorest countries and crowd-funded their debut photo book.

What is the purpose of life?

What is the purpose of life?

The purest thing I have ever seen...

Dr. Seuss, “keep your eyelids up and see what you can see.”
It's easy to feel down these days with everything going on around the world. There's an awful lot of negativity out there making the headlines. But in the words of the timeless Dr. Seuss, “keep your eyelids up and see what you can see.” You're sure to come across some beautiful things and plenty of stuff around you that are so pure that they're sure to cheer you up. Take time out to think about some of the purest things you've seen – those perfect, little things that always seem to lift you up and bring a smile to your face. Things that we so often take for granted when consumed by our every day lives. I've compiled a list of some of the purest things that I've ever seen. They're simple, they happen every day, and they don't cost a thing. I thank Allah for allowing me to see them, and I'll forever strive for them to be a part of my life.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Car detailing - Some images

Some photos of cars that received the detailing treatment!

All cars were clayed first, washed down, given the SRP Autoglym treatment and Collinite waxed.
For more info on Autoglym, check this link out.

car detailing
Detailed Nissan

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Car detailing products - Collinite

A guest post on car detailing products by my good friend: 

Theres just something about a man and his machine, applying a wax by hand to your paint, knowing every curve and line on your cars body, something only a true petrol head will be able to identify with or understand. Its calming, therapeutic and the sense of self satisfaction admiring the glow on your paint after is priceless. Its art...

Which brings me to a quick review on each of these amazing waxes. For those who don't know,Collinite as a company has been around since 1936, they the Pioneers in good looking waxes that last longer and are more durable than any wax on the market.They outlast and outshine synthetic polymer sealants too.

The Three Musketeers:

Collinite wax

First up we have the ever popular No. 845 Insulator Wax. Its a heavy duty liquid wax that solidifies when temperatures are cooler. A good shake or placing it halfway into a bucket or basin of warm water for 5 minutes makes it liquid again. Its creamish in colour with a slight chemical scent, which I kinda like. Application is super easy and alittle goes a very long way. The shine it provides is very bright and glossy and I have gotten 4-5 months out of it before beading turned to sheeting. It was originally designed for electrical insulators, to protect them from fire, marine application(boats needing protection from sea salt), and ofcourse aircrafts like Boeings etc, so protecting your automotive paint should be a breeze :grin:It works brilliant on protecting mag wheels, lights and exhaust tailpieces as its designed for high temperature applications. This is the detailing worlds bargain! Read here: ... y-wax.html ... waxes.html

Next up we have Collinite Super DoubleCoat Auto Wax No. 476 . This is nicknamed the Permanent Auto Wax and is Detergent Proof. This wax outlasts any paste wax and sealant on the market-FACT. This product contains alittle more carnauba than 845 above as well as more synthetic polymers resulting isn a more serious wax that gives alittle more shine and twice the durability. It is a hard creamy paste wax with a slight chemical and coconut smell. Application is alittle harder than the other Collinites as expected from this almost bullet proof product. Use a damp applicator and apply thin, you should be okay.My can looked untouched after an antire SUV.

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And finally the best for last, my favourite paste wax not just Collinite wax... No. 915 Marque D'Elegance . The name says it all...This is a top of the shelf product, Collinites beauty queen. It is almost as durable as 476 but with a wetness and depth that only a show car wax can produce. It has an almond, coconut scent and is proper top grade white carnauba refined from yellow grade. This wax has competed against waxes costing thousands of $ and come out on top as tested by Detailing World and many show car owners and professional detailers alike. My car washes easier, bird crap cannot penetrate my paint, this wax hates water and is hydrophobic, so water beads away in an amazing fashion. Best part is it shines 6 months later just like the day you applied it. This is the only show car wax in the world with durability and a detailing treasure! Most carnaubas will be dead in 2-3 weeks, some 2-3 months, 915 has been pushed 10 months! It contains more carnauba than 845 and 476 and it shows. ... -elegance/

Collinite waxes are pure waxes with no cleaners and they design, manufacture, package their own. This is proper top shelf stuff and not relabled, rebottled waxes of cheaper companies sold at higher prices. Collinites are thoroughbreds. The metal cans are as a result of these waxes being hand poured at extremely high temperatures and cooled for many many hours in a controlled environment and sealed to keep fresh and away from contamination. They spend their money on product, not girly packaging and over the top marketing. Most products now days are 90% hype, 10% delivery. Collinite is 90% delivery and 10% hype.

Best part is all 3 can be had for under R1000 which is a lifetime supply worth! All three will give you the wetness, depth, warmth, slickness you are looking for with unmatched protection and durability. Have to give credit where its due and yet there are not enough words or adjectives to fully give credit to a timeless classic. :hurray:

Durability 476>915>845

Ease Of Use 845>915>476

Looks 915>476>845

Now.. Which is your favourite Collinite???

Ex '02 Citi.Com 20VT K04
Ex '12 GTI 6 Candy White,Manual,Revo STG 2, 250whp 460nm KAR pump fuel only.

'80 MK1 L 2Dr 8V Throttles
'92 CTI 16VT 240whp @ Panic 0.3 bars boost.
'12 GTI 6 Candy White DSG 14.4 @ 160km/h Tarlton Stock Std.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Where a life worth living comes from - Umair Haque

 How do we sell the most stuff?
How can you date a hotter person?
Will you make ten percent more next year?
How do we optimize the profit margin?
What kind of product, personality, position…does everyone want most…right now?

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015