keep believing

I like travelling and experiencing different attractions and sites went to south Africa quiet recently and I must say the scenery was amazing the weather was too confusing weather to wear sweater a vest or a shirt it changed so many times I decided to were all of the above.so as i was at the beach sunbathing I realised the shape and the sizes of all stones that I was encountering and the magnificent appearance was astonishing.

The difference I s appearance of the stones was because of the time they spent in molten state diamonds  and copper comes from the same the worth is determined by the time the they stayed and the cooling processes. we are who we are and the time we bounce back from disappointments and the hardships we go through in life.

Everything we through hardship and disappointments believe better days are around the corner the things we go through makes us who we are and the way we react to things makes us better people. as a Christian I think these are tests from God to see if I can believe in my hard time I am being prepared for a greater purpose. The stone apearances is like a scare on a person it shows how it has succeded from all it has grown through the shapes and the size is the victory of believing.

so keep your head up believe and greater days are coming.

 

alcohol benefits

Everything consumed to a excess is bad for us as humans.just had think thank moment how people only dwell on the downside of the greatest invention since fire. I always grew up thinking that drinking alcohol is bad until i tasted the lovely liquid. I had to do a paper in university about the benefits of alcohol to the human health i thought it was a mountainous task to i had to visit some local medical practitioners.

They were astonished to hear my research that they thought my mind set was like most average person just thinking of risks of the substance that have made us live longer. here are some of the benefits of moderate drinking

It Can Lower Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease The School of Public Health at Harvard University found that “moderate amounts of alcohol raises levels of high-density lipoprotein, HDL, or ‘good’ cholesterol and higher HDL levels are associated with greater protection against heart disease. Moderate alcohol consumption has also been linked with beneficial changes ranging from better sensitivity to insulin to improvements in factors that influence blood clotting….Such changes would tend to prevent the formation of small blood clots that can block arteries in the heart, neck, and brain, the ultimate cause of many heart attacks and the most common kind of stroke.

2. It Can Lengthen Your Life

Drinking occasionally could add a few years to your life. A study by the Catholic University of Campobasso reported that drinking less than four or two drinks per day for men and women respectively could reduce the risk of death by 18 percent,

3. It Can Improve Your Libido

Contrary to prior beliefs, newer research has found that moderate drinking might actually protect against erectile dysfunction in the same way that drinking red wine might benefit heart disease.

4. It Helps Prevent Against the Common Cold

The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University found that while susceptibility to the common cold was increased by smoking, moderate alcohol consumption led to a decrease in common cold cases for non-smokers

5. It Can Decrease Chances Of Developing Dementia

In a study that included more than 365,000 participants since 1977, as reported in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia

6. It Can Reduce The Risk Of Gallstones

Drinking two units of alcohol per day can reduce the risk of gallstones by one-third, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. The study found that those who reported consuming two UK units of alcohol per day had a one-third reduction in their risk of developing gallstones

7. Lowers The Chance Of Diabetes

Results of a Dutch study showed that healthy adults who drink one to two glasses per day have a decreased chance of developing type 2 diabetes, in comparison to those who don’t drink at all

im just highlighting some of the benefits of the drinks but does not necessarily take away the risk factors of consuming a drink that could be harmful if taken to access. The substance also have all other benefits that are not also medical for it relaxes people also make them have a good time the emotion is priceless for it creates experiences that are precious.

Time flies when you under this precious substance parties meeting dinners and also releases stress so i believe you can live longer with right dosages. so like the famous saying goes save water drink alcohol its healthy for your life.

mental colonialism

The beliefs that stereotype people because of race and the comparison that, one is better than others has been installed in us for such long time.I  believe that a policy installed in people to control the thought process of other people. This has controlled our societies and nations, I remember when I was growing up, changing suburb into a low density for a certain type of race would cause a panic for it removed people from comfort zones.

Have the society really levelled to a place were certain institution have also given loans and jobs to a different race because of the  stereotype trends instead of the individualism or the true definition of who is the better candidate. I have have been thinking are we still globally colonised that a black president for america caused so much noise.

I believe him running the country well should be a sign to his race that even his race can be able to run a powerful state and not run it down so all financial institutions when you giving out loans the credit rankings for the African race has to change because of Obama. so I believe we can live as human beings rather white of black we all grey the mindset moulding processes should us being proud of who we are being bold and kinked hair is the new beautiful.

the behavioural pattern

Today, I am posting with a heavy heart one of my peers and friend has departed from us. may her soul rest in peace and  should wish her well in her journey home. The changes in behavioural patterns being shown by the youths of today its astonishingly sad. I was thinking how when we grew up, I could take a stroll with my friends after supper and just hang out and it was pretty safe.

Evening study sessions were every student lifestyle, as that was  the available time for extra understanding of work  but this has turned out to be prey ground for perves and rapist. My dearly departed friend fell into the trap of these inhuman experiences im just happy she did not live to relive such inhumane behaviours.

whats the cause of these change of behaviour and brought about such  barbaric traits, is it external forces like television and literature influencing our pattern of humane lifestyle. the sudden change of behaviour has to b curbed and adjusted the psychosis of the next generation has to be moulded for the good.

my plan of action for a bettter and safer living space , people  stand up for the right to freedom and stop  the decay of our societies and environment. the change begins with you every positive ideology that u install to family friends next door neighbour their children will make a change on the future. what do u think can we built a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren

 

cultural disintergration

I believe in culture being brought up with a traditional African male who believe in sovereignty and upholding antihistorical beliefs. Econometrics have made me emigrate from place of birth in search for education and stability.

The multicultural elements of the new place of living has changed the way I live 3 years down the line, I am amazed at how a person can easily change the way they are and they live because of the change of ways of living.

So I wonder to myself are we really that easily influenced of our cultural that a mere change in environment can change the way we live and our thought process to be as easily disintegrated by the simple change in place of living as well as dynamics of environment.

I wish to find out from us as a forum how strong are the cultural believes and so can we stand stand strong to protected and preserve our beliefs so that they cant be disintegrated for the future generations to identified by our family culture.

So is the change an involvement of the way we are or our we losing our preservation for I believe the change of packaging is good but we can maintain a the basic for the betterment of our future a proud cultural people. Like chocolates you can change the wrapper but maintaining the flavour taste in recipes and the processing process you can maintain a distinctive taste that shows the pride of culture. So change in time can be well influence to change in livelihood but should not change the African pride in us of culture.

The circle of funds

Remittance plays a very crucial part in financial inclusion. Ideally, financial inclusion means having access to a savings or cheque account with a local bank.

So in essence, we can safely say that anyone who does not have a bank account is not financially included.

What exactly is financial inclusion?

It is basically the delivery of banking services at an affordable cost to the disadvantaged and low income groups.

In order to understand this better, let us look at the impacts of financial exclusion which include:

  • Loss of consumers: This will impact small businesses negatively.
  • Increased unemployment
  • General decline in investments.
  • Social exclusion.

How does remittance play a role in financial inclusion?

 

In simple terms remittance allows people who ordinarily do not have access to banking services to actually go into a bank with just their ID document and collect or send money.

So, although the banking system sometimes marginalises the already marginalised, remittance makes available the banking and payment services to the entire population without discrimination.

How computers have impacted lives over the years

A computer is a programmable machine which processes input data to output information. I doubt the inventors of computers ahd any idea how the machine would impact the world.

Back in the day, a computer would consume half a room, but nowadays, it can fit in the comfort of your own pocket, this goes to show how technology has progressed over the years.

There are many types of computers, with the popular being the desktop computer, laptops, smart phones, tablets, palm tops and mainframes which are not popular for public use, but for large institutions, that need to store large amounts of data.

Originally invented by Charles Babbage in 1833 as a tool for measuring navigational calculations, a number of scientists have worked on the original prototype, since 1930  making changes and innovating it into the modern computer.

Portable computers became popular in the 1990’s and this spurred on the need to miniaturize computers, as laptops became popular. Without the advent of smartphones, being the smallest a computer get get, we would not have imagine a world whee large amounts of data are processed at the same time as well as much information being transferred around the world. It is in fact the biggest thing to happen since the airplane was invented making people to be able to travel around the world with ease.

 

Making money online

The Internet is a very dangerous place for the naive, and many people have been ripped of by scammers who claim to make them an overnight fortune. I remember back in 2002, when my friends used to claim to have anonymous emails from some people from Nigeria claiming to need help retrieving their inheritance, I had no idea that 12 years down the line, my spam box would be full of over 1000 different variations of such emails.

This does not just happen  in you regular email inbox, but even on social networking sites such as Facebook as well. The culprits would put on a picture of an innocent girl claiming that their father, who was an army general, minister, or king died, and his inheritance was left for the poor girl who cannot access it (for some dumb reason) and that they need help to get those funds, in return your would get a slice of the supposed fortunes. You may think it is funny, but some people who are new to the on-line scene do get sucked into these scams and pay a hefty price for not being so cautious with their hard earned money.

Some people believe that someone somewhere around the world would just hand them a generous amount of money for nothing. I do not blame the gullible person for being scammed, it is after all human nature to be greedy and vain. However people need to understand what happens in the Internet world, before just taking the reins in their hands to become an overnight millionaire. I think society is to blame, for spreading the notion that people are making money on-line, without being specific about how the money is made.

Yes it is possible to become rich from capitalizing the Internet, but it is not an easy road as most people assume. it takes a lot of hard work and dedication . Of course there are those who make a killing for developing an application or social networking site, but that requires some in depth knowledge in coding, which most people do not have so they go for the easier option requiring one to deposit an X amount of money and expect 1000% growth in a short period of time.

I am putting it out there, people make money on-line from blogging, drop shipping, virtual assistance, free lancing skills e-commerce, adwords, affliliates and other platforms, none of which inloves injecting a huge some of money, and expecting it to be tripled in 5 days, with you just sitting. The web is full of adverts claiming that someone can make $500 dollars in fifteen minutes. Someone needs to use common sense and really ask themselves, what is the catch. If there is no clear path of how that money would be made, my best advice would be to leave that opportunity for someone else rather than cry fowl later on.

 

Facts or Science vs myth

What people believe to be real tends to affect their judgment and that which they hold true in their minds manifests itself in reality. But how far would your thoughts reveal themselves in the real world.

In my youthful days I remember a close friend giving me an answer about folktales and myth when I asked him if he believed in such, and his answer gave me a reason to want to believe because it just made sense. He said, if there is a Shona and English name of what ever you had to question, chances are, it has to be real.

As a religious person I first thought of God. Even before colonization, our ancestors prayed to Mwari, so hence that theory was proved correct. I then went on to think of ghosts. In Shona we have a word for them Chipoko, and thought the stories we heard in the countryside, to me that was real as well. There were plenty other things which had Shona names and most were in my imagination, and the fact that we could call whatever it is in Shona, it became my measurement of what could be real as opposed to what is just fairytales.

When I became an adult, and had better judgment, it became clear to me that I should not just accept everything, until I saw it with my own eyes. I do still believe in God and am strong in my faith because I see His work all around me and He actually sent his Son Jesus as a manifestation of his existence.

Most of the stuff I removed from my “belief list” as I still need convincing of their existence. Recently, there are some things which I have seen to deserve reservation, such as the sacred Chinoyi caves where people used to and are still disappearing, for example the recent disappearance of Zimbabwean Tourist Zayd Dada.

Not to mention the Nyanga mountains where people are said to disappear after saying anything bad in the mountains.

Then there is the story of Simbarashe Kamupondera of Nyeredzi Apostolic sect, whose followers believe to be abducted by mermaids. According to his followers he drowned in a river during a cleansing ceremony in Epworth in full view of witnesses. he suddenly disappeared under the waters surface while baptizing a female congregant.

Installations of water pumps for irrigation in a Mutare were stopped after reports of mermaid sightings and according to Water Resources Minister, essential work was stopped during creation of planned reservoirs in Zimbabwe as workers were reporting to be hounded away by mermaids.

There might be some paranormal activity happening around the world which we cannot just ignore. There are also areas around the world such as the Bermuda Triangle where planes have gone of the radar after flying in that area. I guess it all comes down to what one would believe as an individual

 

The origins of Soccer

Since we are in the FIFA World Cup season I see it fit to write about the origins of soccer. Having 24 countries lined up to kick a ball across the field into a net, one would wonder, where did this tradition come from which has evolved into a multi-million dollar or pound business, as well as the most popular form of entertainment worldwide?

The game has its origins dating back as far as 2500BC as the Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese played a variety of feet based games involving a ball. The most relevant being the Chinese game of Tsu- Chi, or “kick ball” ( 255BC) which involved kicking a leather ball into a net strung between two poles. The main difference with modern soccer being that the net was hung about 30 feet from the ground.

Soccer began to evolve in Europe in the 9th century as entire towns in England would kick a pigs bladder from one point to another without any form of rules, and was banned for some time by King Henry(IV) because it would take people away from important tasks for long periods of time.

Football was more of a combination of Rugby and soccer as there was no set code of rules for how to play. It only began taking a consistency of rules and boundaries and seen as a sport in the seven major public schools of England in the early 1800’s.

In 1863, in England, when rugby and association football branched off on their different courses the Football Association in England was formed, becoming the sports first governing body.

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) reflected an international agreement between codes and countries and was formed in 1904. In 1930 the first ever FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay and has remained the pinnacle of the soccer world ever since.