Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Last Train Home"

A few days ago I switched on the TV and reluctantly watched an Afrikaans "Top Billing", basically a tv show on whats happening and whats "hot". As the minutes went by I found it was quite informative and had subtitles :). It changed my opinion- that Afrikaans shows are often low budget and boring.

This brings me to the main point of this post. They reviewed a new movie by Lixin Fan called The Last Train Home. I don't remember the last time I was so fascinated by something!  It is more of a documentary than a film. However the spectacular Imagery and Music make it more like a Movie. 

The film documents the life of a Family working in a clothing factory. The family returns to their rural home town only once a year during the Chinese New Year. The majority of Factory Workers in China also visit their family once a year. During the time of the Chinese New Year, the Worlds Largest Migration takes place.

There is a snippet (which is on the webpage which I've linked) which shows among other things, thousands of Factory Workers in the Train Station. This was particularly sad to watch, thousands of people scrambling towards the train to get to their families.

It is interesting what our World is coming to... More particularly what China has come to. China is emerging as a Super Power in the world. However China's Working-Class population is suffering. It is also a comment on the worlds hunger for Wealth and the problems surrounding Over Population. The Over Population which demands more resources.

The greed of Consumerism- A factory worker in the movie says he made a pair of pants with a waist line of 40 inches the other day. "Have u ever seen a chinese with a 40 inch waist? " he giggles.

This Film is definitely worth watching and is an interesting answer to the world we live in today! Watch it as soon as you can!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Welcome to my blog

So here I am sitting in the computer lab, being pestered by a fellow journalism student. Hopefully I will receive a new influx of bloggers due to its forthcoming advertisement (and not to mention that it is the best blog in the world). I think I should take on a project to date 50 guys over the next year and take photos of them and surely I'd find someone suitable even if I didnt it would be fun for the fuck of it... Excuse my french. Or even better I could commit to learning to play a new instrument, it might be more rewarding and interesting actually.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bliss

Hey there crazy world, the trombone is great.... I will upload a video as soon as I can. Cant wait. Keep well bloggers and live a crazy fun life!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Music

So today i borrowed a trombone from my friend and I am soooooo excited!!!! I cannot wait to start playing wow!!!!! I've played trombone since I was twelve I cant wait to carry on playing its absolutely the best to pour your heart out into an instrument. In my opinion there is nothing bettter than music to ease the soul :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interviewing Laduma!

East Cape Textile designer soars to glory

I feel proud to say Laduma Ngxokolo is my friend. I boast about him whenever I get the chance. Three years have past since I first met Laduma,our first meeting, is a fond memory that sticks out among the confusing and rough year I had in 2010.I had just started Fashion Design and I really did not know whether I was coming or going.





I came outside of the Fashion Department, the area outside was quite nice, with a tree and a bench. I had not spoken to Laduma before although there was a lot of hype about him. It was that year that he was chosen for the Colourers and Dyers international competition. He sat on the bench and i went to join him. He seemed to have the world on his shoulders and it was nice to sit and chat to him and have him open up to me, it was also nice for me to find a real friendship among many fake ones.


I can only ever remember kindness from Laduma. An apple when i was hungry, m&ms when I was about to go home on the bus. That meeting was the start of a special friendship for me. Laduma is extremely talented and yet he has never even jokingly come across as arrogant. Even though he has so much to be arrogant about he is extremely humble.


 

Laduma Ngxokolo is an up and coming textile designer from PE.

For our interview, I meet Laduma,at a reasonably quiet coffee shop. Probably two meters tall, Laduma towers over me he wears a brown cardigan, one of his signature items of clothing, his outfit is casual yet chic and modern.

He is soft spoken and I have to nudge the voice recorder closer to him on the table.
 

Laduma has spun onto the fashion scene, taking even England by storm. In 2010, he won the South African section of the South African Society of Dyers & Colourists competition. He was flown to London to take part in the international competition. His work was entitled ' The colourful world of the Xhosa Culture' - which featured five different jerseys inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork. He outdid the seven other textile designers and walked away with the first prize. He dedicated this success to his late mother who taught him how to hand machine knit.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

day2

So today is day 2 of blogging. sitting here, trying not to do any work, procrastinate is my middle name. so I have an assignment for media next week that I havent started but I love that subject. So what is it that you're passionate about? what would you die to do??? I'd die to play music. I loveeeeeeeeeeee life. Chat tomorrow fellow bloggerssss

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome to my thought crazed world

So TODAY the 3rd of may exactly twenty days away from my birthday, I am committing to becoming a blogger maybe I can start something big maybe I can open your eyes in some way, perhaps I can share something insightful.