Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: July 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Face of ModelsVillage Competition...

Hope you've had a good week everyone!  I know I've had an extremely busy one preparing for Levels 1a and 1b of the Foundation Course, both of which are starting on Saturday!  And of course, let's not forget FEC 5 next week.  Pretty hectic!  For those who have sent me mails asking me to do one thing or the other for them, my sincere apologies.  I'm am ticking off my to-do list... slowly but surely.  Starting with this one... The Face of Models Village!


Completely stunning flyer right?!  I thought so too.  But was even more impressed when I visited the site.  Targeted at models, a vital part of the fashion industry, the site, and indeed the competition, has been established to help "discover and promote models".

Here are the details as provided by the organizer, Ali d-hybrid as he calls himself on BB. ;-)  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Appalling State of Customer Services in this Environment!

I'm sorry but this is ranting and raving time!  I did warn you that it may happen sooner or later but it really is annoying!

http://www.blake.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Poor-service.jpg

Someone please explain to me why exactly I am paying for a service and when I complain about the service, I get attitude from the vendor like "errr.... how dare you complain about the service I just rendered to you"!  I mean like seriously?!  The typical vendor around here acts like they are doing you a favor when really the truth is you have paid for it!  Sometimes they forget that without customers, they would not be in business!

What exactly brought this on?!  I'll tell you just now! >-(

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Book of Proverbs...


Yes!  My first project in July!  I may not have updated my blog (and I wish I could do this through my phone...), I have been reading it and jotting down the notable verses.


Now like I said in my previous post, I am not a preacher or a pastor so I am not overly decoding the Book or anything.  That is a personal decision you have to make.  I am merely discussing verses I read that made a lot of sense to me and helped me in dealing with people and at work.  

For example, Proverbs 6: 10-11 states: 

10 "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep -
11 "So shall your poverty come upon you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man."

Clearly this needs no major decoding.  So sometimes when I feel lazy to work or procrastinate and I remember these verses, I jump up and get busy!  And of course, you know what happens when you jump up and get busy?  You deliver on your work and that translates into money (or a promotion if you so choose).  And remember that "Spare the rod and spoil the child?"  That is also from Proverbs.  It was amazing to realize that many words of advice I heard from older ones were taken from this.

Perhaps there's some deeper meaning to the Book.  Errrr... let me rephrase that...  I'm sure there is a deeper meaning.  I stumbled upon some sites during my research which had some pretty hectic interpretations and for a second I thought "hmmnnn... should I really be doing this?!"  It seemed my angle was pretty shallow in comparison to what I had read.  But you know what?!  Since it's something I always wanted to do, I decided to go ahead!  After all, many older ones speak in proverbs.  Only lately did I realize some of them came from this Book.  They always sounded different in Yoruba.   

So open your mind, sit down, relax and journey with me throughout the month of July as I share with you words of wisdom from the Book of Proverbs with or without my interpretation from the New King James Version.  When my friend and I did this a few months ago, we each had to choose one notable verse and when we both hit the same one, we gave each other a pat on the back.  Almost like the game jinx. Now that I think about it, we should even have exchanged presents.  Like minds eh?!

So anywayz, let the words begin!  Enjoy them!