Schools  Projects  Blogs  Log In 








111

The positivity about peace is loving, caring and no disgust between. And it means harmony.
The negativity about peace is people often fight when the community says they must make peacee

By: Pamela Siga on August 5th 2015 01:17 [0 comments]

expectations for the peace day

My expection is to love each other share your love with them,give them all your peace.Love them all but trust no one trust God only.You can trust them but dont put them in your heart because god will put you in a fire and never come back again.Share with them anything that you have and dont hate anyone,if there is someone who does not have a thing and you have share with him or her because god will give you more than it was.Dont take your self as afamous person because we all e

By: Nqola Sihle on September 6th 2013 09:05 [0 comments]

help me

HELP ME
THE WAS AN WAR.MANY SOLDIERS WERE THE WAS ONLY ONE SOLDIER SURVIVE .THIS SOLDIER CAME TO AN AREA . IN IN THIS AREA HE MET A BOY .HE ASKED FOR WATER


By: Nizole Booi on August 12th 2015 01:10 [0 comments]

Love,Freedom,Peace

LOVE

Love is a feeling that is share by two people in a relationship.Love can also be shared by a family among each other.

FREEDOM

Freedom is an adjective used by people when feeling free.a person can be free from jail/debts or from a person who has been keeping him/her from feeling free/having fun.It is also love.

PEACE

Peace is when you are in a quit place with no one disturbing you ,that is having peace.



By: MASELWA YONELA on June 7th 2013 10:58 [0 comments]

my expectation for the peaceday concert

my expectation of the peaceday.i want the day to be special,i want to see peace and i want to have peace with people i dont have peace with.

especially my enemies.people always irritate me but on the peaceday,i want to see myself with the person together bringing peace in our life.

how i wish everyone wlii have peace with his or her enemy.



By: Christabel Agyemang-ori on September 6th 2013 05:41 [0 comments]

my expectations for the peace day concert

the peaceday concert will be cool because the songs that we are going to sing ,will show people that they have to love each other and not fight because fighting is not good.The songs that we are singing are also talking about pease,that there should be peace in our country ,and the songs that we are singing are all about peace and love.......The peaple will realise that we really needs peace and love in this world,and that man should be real man and not ABUSERS.....

By: Chante Mbokazi on September 6th 2013 07:56 [0 comments]

my expectations for the peaceday concert

I expect to meet new people from different schools.I also expect to to enjoy myself and have fun.



By: Okuhle Ngxe on September 6th 2013 05:54 [0 comments]

My expertations for the peace day concert

What do I expert?

I expert seeing people that are kind,loving and caring

people that are always smiling and I know that our song will rock we will rock the stage . We will meet new people and I think we will bond just fine. I want to say to the others have fun but whatch out good shepherd is in the house we might be the youngest grade but we will rock the stage



By: Asiphile Vena on September 6th 2013 05:50 [0 comments]

My expertations for the Peace day concert

MY EXPERTATIONS FOR THE PEACE DAY CONCERT

WHAT I EXPECT FOR THE PEACE DAY CONCERT?

i expect to meet new people at the concert and i expect it to be alot of fun and the our song to rock. I want to meet cool people and i want to have a great day at the concert with my friends they the coolest.We might be young but we definatly have talent Good Shepherd Rocks



By: Zubalra Hasenburg on September 6th 2013 05:52 [0 comments]

my expertations for the peaceday concert

i think the peaceday concert will be awsome because people will hear good songs about peace and love and help love other people and help each other on things that are hard and have fun like the rest of the world.South Africa should have peace and not have trouble.

By: Asisipho Mnyungula on September 6th 2013 05:51 [0 comments]

my exspectation for peace day concert

my exspectation is for all the people to love one another to care for one another and to act like role models for the youngsters of to day and I hope it will reach world wide view and to and to stop war and bring peace about the world and for people to help one another that is my exspect on the peace day concert I know one day it will happen

By: Asanele Yapi on September 6th 2013 05:44 [0 comments]

my exspectation for the peaceday concet

my exspetation for peaceday concet i will make peace with someone i fight with and i will ask her/him to feel sorry for me and will be friends again.

By: Siphesihle Mteto on September 6th 2013 06:16 [0 comments]

my exspectations for the peace day concert

my exspectation for the peace day is for everyone to have fun enjoying the peace day.

By: Zini Buni on September 6th 2013 06:15 [0 comments]

MY exspectations for the peace day concert

my exspectations for peace day concert are i want to have fun and enjoy



By: Luvo Ndlaleni on September 6th 2013 05:50 [0 comments]

my exspectations for the peaceday concert

I wonder what is going to happen on peaceday becauce everyone is looking forward to the concert and they want to be on a music video so that they can show the world what they are made of



By: Kensley Evans on September 6th 2013 05:53 [0 comments]

My exspectations for the peaceday concert

I am exspectining the peaceday concert to be fun and everyone to enjoy themselfs and mabe we as good shepherd students will win yep thats what am exspecting

By: Libongo Adam on September 6th 2013 05:54 [0 comments]

my exspectations for the peaceday corncert

peace day will be cool because there will be singing diffrent nic songs.Peaceday is one of the important days in South Africa.I am proud and always be proud.

By: Craig Mashozhera on September 6th 2013 08:05 [0 comments]

my exspectatyions for the peace day concet

MY EXSPECTATIONS FOR THE PEACE DAY CONCET IT IS SO FUN WHEN I SEE MY FRIENDS BUT WHEN I DON,T SEE MY FRIENDS I GET SAD

By: Sinovuyo Mazamisa on September 6th 2013 06:14 [0 comments]

My Peace day concert exsperience

The Peace day Concert it was very very good.There were 5 school that they were perfoming.It was very good and we enjoy our concert.The best school that they seng well is Ntaba maria.The school won had a chance to get own video.The was oportunity in our life times.



By: Siphuxdo Centwa on September 19th 2013 11:59 [0 comments]

My peace day concert exsperience

The concert was greate and the competition was tight.now i could remember that i was in a competition.My exsperience was that music can unite people.the schools that won had a chance to make their vidoe.



By: Sihle Habana on September 19th 2013 11:59 [0 comments]

My Peace day concert exsperience

My Peace day concert experience i learnt a lot from the others schools that were where the singing about the peace one day.what i learnt was this we must all alcome and we must have a trust and rispect and believe in our selfves and we must connect our love and make sure its perfect alcohol and drugs are not right in our lives.All the schools that were the they all had a massage to say about love and peace it was not all about competing with each other but to shout out loud on the micro phones that were the to people that were the what does love and peace mean to us humanbeings.We all had fun with other schools for me i learnt a lot the especialy how i must give another person love and make peace inthe streets of mzantsi.And now i can also pass the massage to my future kids what love and peace does mean



By: Royi Thawaxolo on October 14th 2014 12:08 [0 comments]

my peace day experience

I enjoyed peace day songs because learners were reporting a message to people about love and peace.There were five schools who were reporting the message and there were 40 learners from different schools and they were performing on the stage to show to people how love and peace is. they were all doing the best and it was very difficult to win because every school was taking their talent out and show people. We tryed to win but we didn't because it was not easy and some other danced as well as they can. But anyway it was a very great day and it was funny. There were some rappers from rhodes university who were showing us their talent.

By: Nqola Sihle on October 14th 2014 12:10 [0 comments]

My peace day experience


My peace day experience

My was so great i din't know how fun was there anywhere.It my first day to go there because last i din't join awarenet now i did join this activity.I started to join this year.There most thing that i was like there was when they play my favourite music they made me feel special like something that is awesome.I when am at my home i am thinking about that day.At that day was my first day to sing in front of many people i was nervise to sing in front of people but i was standing in the back.I was disapointed because i don't know where i can start dancing.



By: Zikhons Mahlakohlaka on October 14th 2014 12:57 [0 comments]

My recording experience!

After a very successful Peace Day Music celebration were Five schools competed against each other for the best Hip Hop song,it was time for each song to be recorded.First up for their song recording was Mary Waters High School a very enthusiastic bunch of learners.They each had their turn to record their own lyrics,their were a few repeats until they did it to perfection,but after a few practices they did their recording 110%.They thoroughly enjoyed their recording session experience and learned the tricks of the trade when it came to recording!Mary Waters High school Won the best Lyrics written,and because of that they will get the opportunity to have their own music video recorded under the watchful eyes of Roderick Zipp.The recording of the music video will be done in the next few weeks.

imageexpanded|raUID=157051320212731315|size=widtheditor|


The next group to be recorded was also a very enthusiastic group of learners and very excited to have their recording done.They were recorded on Wednesday last week,each one of them also had their own chance to record their lyrics.After a few practice rounds the recording was done to perfection.Each one of them also like the idea of posing for the camera.A very successful recording was done with Nathaniel Nyaluza Public school with a lot learned during this recording session.

imageexpanded|raUID=116527356813448371|size=widtheditor|

imageexpanded|raUID=209225587632432152|size=widtheditor|
imageexpanded|raUID=182742622621185124|size=widtheditor|

The recording sessions was done under the guidance of Lunga and Corinne who had years of experience when it came to recording and song writing.They assisted and guided each of the learners as they did their recording in a real professional way.A lot of patience came with the guidance as they took each one of them and assisted them to the last note sang.A job well done!
imageexpanded|raUID=379716226893093481|size=widtheditor|
imageexpanded|raUID=182331290581259404|size=widtheditor|


Victoria Girls High school was chosen as the best group and was next to record their lyrics.This was really a group of girls full of life and really had the singing spirits when they arrived for their recording.They warmed up their voices with beautiful tunes sang before they started their recording one by one.But first a group recording was done but a few repeats were done before the real deal was done to perfection.Each individual recording was done superbly with just one or two repeats here and there.I must admit Victoria Girls High school was my favorite all time group their voices really showed with how much passion they sang their peace day song!


imageexpanded|raUID=108498261373776557|size=widtheditor|


imageexpanded|raUID=830149082986777172|size=widtheditor|

imageexpanded|raUID=187987171485840903|size=widtheditor|

imageexpanded|raUID=175759649139982929|size=widtheditor|

Taken at Corrine's Studio.
Victoria Girls High School
More photos:


By: Terri-Lynn Penney on October 31st 2011 09:15 [0 comments]

peace

the positive thing about peace is that people can be united through peace. everyone can be friends and no one discriminates
the negative thing is that people can trust each other too much thinking that they made peace but there is always an enemy out there



By: Mekayla Jordaan on August 5th 2015 12:57 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE

The word peace means many things like forgiveness.

When you say that you forgive someone it means that you have made peace with someone.

Love and peace means the same in my words because when you made peace with someone you end up loving them and being humble to them.




By: Lindokuhle Tana on August 5th 2015 11:25 [0 comments]

PEACE

Positive


1.We can show peace by offering help to those in need.
2.We can show peace by showing love to others.
3.We can show peace by making friends with people.

Negative

1.XENOPHOBIC EFFECTS IS NOT PEACE BECAUSE PEOPLE KILL ONE ANOTHER.
2.SWEARING AT PEOPLE.
3.IF YOU HATE OR DISRESPECT OTHERS IT MEANS YOU DON'T HAVE PEACE.

HEY,BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AFRICANS...DID YOU KNOW IF THERE IS NO PEACE THERE IS NO LOVE BUT HATRED,SO LETS TRY TO GET ALONG WITH EACH AND EVERY PERSON WE HAVE BETRAYED OR HAVE BETRAYED US AND MAKE PEACE.



By: Mihle Rwexu on August 5th 2015 01:04 [0 comments]

peace

the children are united after a war and are very happy. they may have lost their families but they are happy that they have not lost each other. they are talking about what happened and are sharing their stories.



By: Mekayla Jordaan on August 12th 2015 12:58 [0 comments]

Peace

Peace


Peace its one of the greatest things we ever had. Peace makes people to unity, love and peace brings harmony to the world.

What I can say it’s that the person you took for granted to day may turn out to be a person you would need tomorrow .be careful how you treat people. Create peace and you won’t have to worry about anything.


If we have peace you won’t have to live your life for anyone but you’re self. Now I am here saying as Lwandile nyathi, weak people revenge, strong people forgive intelligent people ignore. And please people know that before you act, listen, before you react, think, before you spend earn .before you pray forgive. Than create peace



By: Lwandile Nyathi on August 5th 2015 11:39 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE

Peace means the harmony and unity amongst the people and the communities. Peace brings love and friendship to the other people and how they are caring and being kind to one another. Peace can also go with negatives for instance you get beef , start to fight against one another and then you start to hold grudges to one another . You can always get dignity and pride through peace. Peace also has to do with forgiveness.




By: Axola Diniso on August 4th 2015 11:05 [0 comments]

PEACE

POSITIVE

1.LOVE

2.CARING

3.RESPECT

4.SHARING

NEGATIVE

1.KILLING

2.SWEAR

3.DIS-RESPECTING

4.HATRED

LOVE IS ABOUT CARING ABOUT ONE ANOTHER

CARING IS ABOUT SHARING YOUR THINGS WITH PEOPLE

REPECTING SOMEONE'S DECISION

KILLING STABBING SOMEONE OR HITING SOMEONE

SAYING BAD THINGS TO SOMEONE

NOT RESPECTING OTHERS,ENVIROMENT AND YOURSELF

SAYING YOU HURTFUL THINGS BECAUSE YOU HATE THAT PERSON



By: Likhona Mpepo on August 5th 2015 01:06 [0 comments]

peace

the boy is giving water to the soldier, because the soldier went on the war now the boy is happy


By: Pamela Siga on August 12th 2015 12:57 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE

Peace to me means that being kind to someone and care for one another and putting aside all the hate and resentment you have for that person and forgive and forget. Peace also means to love and communicate even if saying HELLO to someone. Friendship is also other means of creating peace and put your pride aside go talk to someone and be friend with them to create unity.
Share your things with someone will show that you care and love himher even of they don’t have anything to their name.

Peace does not only mean to stop hating people but also to stop creating war between people and holding a grudge about what they did to you a long time ago. That’s PEACE to me.

By: Okhule Fobe on August 5th 2015 11:49 [0 comments]

Peace

According to my understanding peace means love, commitment, kindness, sharing, unity . There has to be peace between people and there has to be no grudge or beef because that does not solve anything. People must care for each other and have a strong friendship and they must be committed to each other



By: Liso Nekile on August 4th 2015 11:11 [0 comments]

peace

One day there was this awful war in that country

By: Liphelo Mpolweni on August 12th 2015 12:57 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE
The definition of peace is very easy. Peace is what combines us, peace brings us together forever, it teaches us how to love one another and how to share. Peace also unites us, it also helps us to build the strongest friendships. It also helps us to understand the concept ‘COMMITMENT’ a lot better. Peace comes within the heart, it is able to forgive and also forget. The likes of hate, war, fighting, killing and holding grudges against one another does not define the concept of peace. Peace also has to do with dignity and self love and also self respect. Therefore keep in mind that love, peace, unity, solid friendships, commitment and forgiveness define peace. It is wise to keep those in mind.

By: Ongezwa Mthsalala on August 5th 2015 12:01 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE


.PEACE MEANS TO HAVE RESPECT AND CARING FOR OTHERS .

.AND ALSO NOT TO BE A PERSON THAT IS ALWAYS READY TO START FIGHTS WITH OTHER PEAPLE.

.A FEW WORDS RELATED TO PEACE OR WHAT THE WORD PEACE MEANS ARE….HARMONY,UNITY,LOVE,COMMITMENT SHARING AND CARING.

.IT IS MOSTLY KNOWN THAT THE MOST PEOPLE THAT GAIN RESPECT AND DIGNITY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT COMMITT THEMSELVES WITH OTHER GOOD PEOPLE.

PEOPLE THAT ARE OPPOSITE OF PEACE ARE HATING PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH GRUDGES AND SOMETIMES MOST PEOPLE CALL IT HAVING BEEF AGAINST EACH OTHER.



By: Mbasa Mnyaka on August 4th 2015 11:17 [0 comments]

peace

THE POSITIVE THING ABOUT PEACE

THE POSITIVE THING ABOUT PEACE DAY .IN PEACE DAY PEOPLE SHOULD STAY CALM.PEOPLE SHOULD STOP FIGHTING AND SWEARING AT EACH OTHER

THE NEGATIVE THING ABOUT PEACE DAY

THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT FIGHT

By: Nizole Booi on August 5th 2015 01:26 [0 comments]

peace

What does peace mean to me?

Peace means no fighting ,no racism ,no xenophobia and no rudeness .Peace is also when peple are able to stop hating each other.Peace is a state of being happy.

Peace is a positive thing becauseit decreases racism, xenophobia and fighting.

Peace can be negative because when someone refuses to have peace ,they start war.

Peace simply mean loving each other not hating and evil looking at each other and caring and respecting each other not disrespecting each other.



By: Khanya Lugongolo on August 5th 2015 01:03 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE IS WHEN YOU FORGIVE AND FORGET

PEACE I WHEN YOU CAN NOT HOLD GRUDGE FOR OTHER PEOPLE

ITS WHEN YOU ARE CARING ABOUT OTHERS

ITS WHEN YOU FIGHT WITH A PERSON TODAY AND TOMORROW YOU SAY SORRY

WHEN YOU ARE KIND TO PEOPLE WHEN YOU HATE SOME1 THAT IS NOT PEACE

PEACE IS ABOUT SHARING AND LOVE



By: Ongezwa Mthsalala on August 5th 2015 12:03 [0 comments]

Peace

Peace means that to love some one and being kind to other people .peace has to do with friendship and harmony .also digity pride has to to do with peace . hate war fighting and killing does not make peace grudge beef is a good way . the sharing is a good way to make peace in our daily live .love means to love some one who is your neighbor in order to make peace in your area.



By: Sinothando Fobe on August 4th 2015 11:21 [0 comments]

peace

POSITIVE PEACE DAY.

IN PEACE DAY WE MUST LET THE BE PEACE TO EVERY ONE WE MUST NOT FIGHT IN PEACE DAY WHE MUST TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND LOVE EACH OTHER.

THE NEGATIVE THING ABOUT PEACE DAY.



By: Siyaxolisa Bodla on August 5th 2015 01:26 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE


PEACE IS LOVE NOT HATE.

IT’S WHAT YOU GIVE AND GET DAILY

MATURITY IS IN PEACE MAINLY

MOST SHOW BY CREATING UNITY

AND SOME SHOW BY SHARING


PEACE IS LOVE NOT HATE.

COMMITMENT IS A GREAT SYMBOL FOR PEACE

AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE FOR CARING

NEVER KEEP A GRUDGE

BECAUSE IT RESULTS IN TAKING A LIFE

PEACE IS LOVE NOT HATE.

THERE IS NO FAMILY WITHOUT PEACE

BECAUSE IN PEACE THERES PRIDE

AND HATE IS OUT OF MIND

SO RATHER KEEP ON BEING KIND.


PEACE IS LOVE NOT HATE

SO AVOID MORE WAR

AND THERE SHOULD BE NO MORE

MAKING OTHER PEAOPLE’S HEARTS SORE.





By: Mbasa Mnyaka on August 18th 2015 11:14 [0 comments]

Peace

PEACE IS WHEN YOU FORGIVE AND FORGET
PEACE I WHEN YOU CAN NOT HOLD GRUDGE FOR OTHER PEOPLE
ITS WHEN YOU ARE CARING ABOUT OTHERS
ITS WHEN YOU FIGHT WITH A PERSON TODAY AND TOMORROW YOU SAY SORRY
WHEN YOU ARE KIND TO PEOPLE WHEN YOU HATE SOME1 THAT IS NOT PEACE
PEACE IS ABOUT SHARING AND LOVE

By: Simamkele Madinda on August 5th 2015 12:07 [0 comments]

Peace


Peace is when you love someone and care about someone. The word peace does not mean to hate or grudge some it also mean to share be kind and friendship . Killing or fighting is not peace . Peace is also dignity and pride. Commitment and caring is also peace. When you fight with someone or cause a war it is not peace.



By: Wongama Mpahla on August 4th 2015 11:29 [0 comments]

Peace

The positive thing about Peace:

The positive thing about Peace is that you make friends with your enemies and make a condition so that there shall be no war,no fighting and no cruelty.

The negrtive thing about Peace:

The negetive thing about Peace is that the person may under estimate you and take advantage.



By: Mihlali Ntweni on August 5th 2015 01:26 [0 comments]

peace day concert

In my peace day i was very disapointed we win one award that day other school win many award especially kutliso secondary school i pray for that my school will never lose again i witch good luck for other peace day i hope we will not loose any more for shore we try for what we where doing ipromise that we will not loose again i promise it was a greatfull day my Body was tired we where not the first perfomance. Good LUCK.



By: Hawabe Asanda on October 14th 2014 12:51 [0 comments]

Peace everybody peace

Peace is what we need

peace is very important in human lives

if we have peace in our lives

we should forgive each other

and love each others

and take care of each other

and carry on with our lives.

If we have peace in our lives

we should not kill each other for revenge

if someone does something hurtful to you

you must not kill that person for revenge

we must make peace

DON'T KIIL EACH OTHERS

PEACE EVERYBODY PEACE...................



By: Mihlali Dyeshana on August 19th 2015 01:06 [1 comment]

peace is about shareing

a soldier carying an injured baby because she got shot during war and the soldier was brave enough to help the injured baby to safety and rolled the baby in a blanket



By: Cecil-Sam Baartman on August 12th 2015 01:16 [0 comments]

Peace,freedom,love

Peace:


Peace means forgive.If person have peace no matter what happened to him or her nothing bad will happin to he or she because always have peace.



Freedom:


freedom It is a free democracy because in 1994 we have freedom to nelson Mandela freedom is not means that you can do what you want to do.DO what you want in a correct way.




Love:


love means love because love is love,love never die, die by people ,people by jealous LOVE IS LOVEE

By: Sihle Habana on June 4th 2013 08:57 [0 comments]

peace.

peace is about people being united and peace can build a strong friendship between people.sometimes peace can be negative and can cause war.



By: Sinombango Nqweniso on August 5th 2015 01:24 [0 comments]

Peace.Freedom Love

Peace: I think peace means to forgive other people in life.When there is a fight between two peaple or more, but at the right time they will make peace and forgive each other.

Freedom: Freedom means that you have your own rights,we have freedom to do things the way we want to do. freedom means you can do things the way you like its your right.

Love: Love means to love other people,to be friends that means you love each other. loving other people that dont mean you have enemis love mean respect.(image not found)s

By: Thembani Sangotsha on June 4th 2013 08:55 [0 comments]

Peace.Freedom Love

Peace: I think peace its when someone say i will rest in peace or when he/she say i need a peace of something.



Freedom:I think freedom its a free day when you have a free time now and you can do enything you want to do.



Love:its when someone says i love or when your mother tell you and she say i love you my child she carees about you when she say that.love is part to awer life.















:

By: Zanele Madlabathi on June 4th 2013 08:55 [0 comments]

sharing is caring

this soldier is sharing his kindness to a child by wrapping him/her with ablanket.This child is very hurt and the soldier is trying to protect him/her.



By: Sinombango Nqweniso on August 12th 2015 12:59 [0 comments]

WAR

ONE DAY IN A SMALL CITY THE WAS WAR . CHILDREN DIED BLOODSHED WAS EVERY. THEN ONE DAY SOLDIERS CAME AND THE WAS THIS SPECIAL SOLDIER.HE DID ALL HE COULD TO SAVE LIVES THEN A LITTLE BOY CAME AND SAID I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU , THEN THE MAN SAID YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD MY BOY.




By: Likhona Mpepo on August 12th 2015 01:30 [0 comments]

wars

Once upon a time,in a far away land named the City of hate .In that City lived a boy who was really intelligent but he did not notice it. One day a man from the military of New York went to the land to take a few people and he noticed that the boy was the kind that was needed for a project that had to do with engerneering,the boy was interested in the project so he took the opportunity and he became a wealthy and famous military engerneerer.



By: Khanya Lugongolo on August 12th 2015 12:57 [0 comments]

We care


The soldier gives the child water because the child is thirsty,and the big man [the soldier] is very happy to share the water with the child.And the soldier was looking out for them [people] so that they are safe and sound.

By: Sinoyolo Thomas on August 12th 2015 01:07 [0 comments]

When Pinaos Try To Be Guitars (no, this is not a music blog) -1

When Pianos Try To Be Guitars -1

Most people who know me, irrespective of the duration of the acquaintance, consider me a deeply eccentric extrovert, and will not hesitate to say so if queried. Outgoing, outspoken, gregarious, idiosyncratic, uninhibited, generous, incorrigible, wild, temperamental... The string of adjectives people could add to this list would probably constitute several blog posts in its own right.

I'm telling you these things now, dear Reader, to highlight the chasm between my inner and outer realities. You see, the unrestrained riffs I tend to deliver at an undeniable volume belie the deeply sensitive, quivering notes reverberating at the core of me.

No one knows us quite like our mothers. Like it or not, it's true, and mine would be the first to tell you, in no uncertain terms, that I am over-emotional and hypersensitive - caring to a fault. She's right though. About four years ago I finally had to realise that I needed to admit myself for therapy for, get this, caring about people too much. It was totally overwhelming me. I don't have medical aid and couldn't afford it without assistance at the time, but I will never forget the day when I woke up one morning, in the middle of this enormous and tragic emotional upheaval that lasted over a month, took one look at my disastrous room, my floor littered with unwashed clothes, the staggering pile of paperwork totally unaddressed and in disarray, th e weed-choked, neglected garden (for which I was essentially overjoyed to have to tend to when I arrived there)...and promptly burst out into a deluge of tears. It was true. I was so concerned with the tribulations of others that I had left myself with no time or energy to tend to my own, even on the most basic level.

I'm better at managing my fragile, great, big, "bleeding heart" now. Though that's not at all to say it feels any less or any less deeply...or even that I will ever put this particular character trait to bed. Can I let you in on a secret...?

I don't intend to. I don't have any intention of ever compromising the heart of me - of hurting a little less or being a little more subdued in my moments of elation. I just want to be able to live with these feelings in such a way that they no longer completely debilitate me.

So, one might ask, how does someone like me survive in this world? That is to say, how does some Caucasian (white), 20-something, middle-class lass cope with being this way in the poorest province of South Africa in the 21st century? Certainly, it's no mean feat. I slip up all the time. I get taken advantage of. I get overwhelmed by what I'm feeling... And yet, even being a piano that can scream like a guitar has its benefits...

Consider this story of one of the attempts to accost me one night.
I don't even want to consider what my would-be attackers intentions were on the occasion, but let me tell you the story of how it played out.
I was on one of my usual evening walks, on a pleasant, quiet night. Fitting in all the social categories I described earlier, and being a voracious fan of solitary walks in the dark hours since forever, I am keenly aware of the potential risks I am putting myself at when I nurture this need. I carry a weapon that can't be turned against me (a would-be attacker is generally going to be a man and will trump me on strength every time. If I'm going to be over-powered, I don't want to be seriously injured or threatened by my own weapon, description of my method coming up a paragraph down). Furthermore, I'm hyper-aware of my surroundings, I avoid dimly lit, closed spaces, walk in predominantly residential areas (where an entire neighbourhood will hear me clear as day if I scream) and I look over my shoulder frequently on a straight stretch and at every corner I turn to see if someone's appeared behind me from a side-street or is following me.
So there I was, cruising down a completely vacant road one night when two gents, presumably from the township, came into view. They were approaching me on the opposite pavement, the street a dark river between us.

I was blatantly casing them out, my house keys clutched between each knuckle at a piercing angle, and the whole time they were walking towards me, on their side of the road, I'm thinking... "Guys, I'm so sorry, I'm totally checking you out and I hope you don't think it's because I'm some racist, sexist b***. I'm just a girl walking alone at night who's learnt the hard way to be safe rather than sorry. I swear I'm not making any assumptions about who you might be. I'm just keeping tabs on my immediate environment in lieu of my circumstance. Forgive me, please forgive me..." Then the one gent, out of the blue, in a reassuring tone, politely says "Good evening, ma'am."

I was instantly flooded with feelings of gratitude and a love for humanity as he said this. As we pass each other by my thoughts became thus, "Wow, just wow. Thank you, you shining human beings you! For, not only granting me this gesture of grace, but for your apparent understanding of my situation and your considerate assurance! How wonderful to know I share this town with people like you! I hope you get showered with every kindness and-"

And that's when I heard two sets of feet sprinting up directly behind me. On my side of the street.

The fury I felt then was palpable. "Damn you", I thought to myself, vehemently, "Never you mind for playing me the fool, damn you for compromising the next lot of men who pass my way at night, damn you for validating the stereotypes, for taking away a little more grace from my mind when I must consider the sex and race of passers-by at this time of day when I exercise my basic right to freedom of movement..." As I concluded my livid inner-monologue, I spun around. Just in time for the faster of the two to get as close as about 30 cm from my face. I brought up my knuckled keys to roughly eye-level and very heatedly uttered, without raising my voice, "Go for it. Just go for it!" I could feel my outrage and furious dismay emanating from my stare, directly into the eyes of the man in front of me, it was so much that my brain could not really compute that I was outnumbered and in trouble.
They stopped dead in their tracks.

And then took off running.

I pursued, and that's when I screamed. My piano strings went completely electric. And all I could yowl, over and over, was "At least if you're going to accost me, DO IT TO MY FACE! I'M JUST A KID DAMNIT! I'M JUST SOME GIRL WHO WANTS TO BELIEVE THE BEST THINGS ABOUT EVERYONE! IF YOU WANT TO PREY ON THE WEAK AT LEAST BE HONEST ABOUT IT, SO I DON'T HAVE ASSUME THE WORST ABOUT MY BROTHERS ALL THE TIME YOU COWARDLY BASTARDS!!!"

For the record, they got away. And I woke up the entire neighbourhood.


So yes. Apparently I can survive this life being who I am. Although it will always be a challenge. Although, sometimes, it will indubitably hurt more than others...

Do you burst out crying when a character performs a completely selfless act for the benefit of another human being in a story or movie (fiction or non-fiction, does it really matter)? Do you turn into an inconsolable, whimpering wreck every time they show brief footage of conflict zones on the news, of people firing lethal weapons at will, all the while the public running wild in the grasp of blind panic, fearing for their lives? Are you the one who laughs the loudest and sobs the deepest in the cinema? Do you feel the need to explain yourself to every single beggar asking for spare change at length? Do you experience unbridled rage whenever you witness complete strangers hurting one another, simply to prove one is more of a "man" than the other, that being violent "proves" their masculinity, right before your eyes? Do you frequently have to negate the powerful urge to scoop up the whole wide world in your arms just to tell everyone it's going to be ok and that they are loved? Does the timbre of the voice of your being ring out like a guitar and your heart's, echo like a piano...?

Hi.  
My name is Erika Wertlen.
And I'm writing this blog for you...






By: Erika Wertlen on February 25th 2012 09:25 [0 comments]

Who will make peace with on peace day

Who will make peace with on peace day

In this world called earth i don,t think there will be peace. Because people here on earth dont have money they suffer . People need peace and quiet so they can live their long lasting life . same people like women are abused by men and men are being abused by women .We all need peace and spend good life on our healthy world . I wish that could happen in this world no knives , no guns, and people must clean their bodies and they must not have sins .



By: PRINCE MVUMELWANO on September 5th 2013 05:50 [0 comments]

who exspectations for the peaceday concert

PEACE is something that you will never forget as a human.And peace is about love and freedom.

By: Sinesipho Goduka on September 6th 2013 06:02 [0 comments]

Who I will make peace with on peaceday

PEACE

It`s go to have peace with family and friends.Some of the people don`t have peace and no relationship with another person ,and they are always fighting all the time.

In my friendship we love each other and carring for one another.I have secret that I will never show to any one even to my own perens.



By: NZUZO APHIWE on September 5th 2013 05:54 [0 comments]

who i will make peace

who i will make peace with is my family

I Luvo would like to share some peaceful chating about his family

My family is a friendly family , you will meet good friends in my family and what i like about my family is that every respect each other .



By: NGWALANGWALA LUVO on September 5th 2013 05:47 [0 comments]

who i will make peace with on peace day

WHO I WILL MAKE PEACE WITH ON PEACE DAY

On peace day i would like to make peace with my friends because sometimes we like to fight and all that staff my best friend we once fought when she left me now I dont have any best friend ots only me and my boyfriend



By: NIKELO YAMKELA on September 5th 2013 05:49 [0 comments]

who I will make peace with on peace day

I WILL MAKE PEACE WITH MY STEP MOTHER

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PEACE WITH HER BECAUSE WE DO NOT GET ALONG VERY WELL SO ON PEACE DAY I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO WITH HER.

I WOULD MAKE PEACE WITH HER SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY OUR LIVES TOGETHER.



By: TWEBA YONELA on September 5th 2013 05:48 [0 comments]

Who I will make peace with on peace day

**Who I will make peace with on a peace day**

During the peace day I will spend my peace day with my family.I will ask them can we and I go to the quite place were the will be no one who will know where we are.As a family that we always sin for other we will make peace for that by enjoying our selves in a quite place that I have mentioned maybe at botanical garden or Makana Reasort.There will be no alchohol in this event only what will happen we will play games and eat full meal food and buy a free alchohol wine.Before we live we will have a little of praying,praying for not sinning again and not being rude to each other and after that I promise there will be no sin again.



By: SOLOMON ANDA on September 5th 2013 05:52 [0 comments]

who I will make peace with on peace day

who I will make peace with on peace day
I will show peace to the people who show me like my parent.

By: NDZENA AKHONA on September 5th 2013 05:47 [0 comments]

Who I will make peace with on peaceday

who I will make peace with on peaceday.......!!!!!!!!!!

I will make peace with all my enemies and all people who really,truly hate me.Making peace with my enemies is important to me because I will be able to forgive and make peace with all of them.Unforgiving people isn't why I came here on this precious and beautiful Earth,I only came to love and care about other people.I really love people and I mean everyuone living in or out of Earth



By: PULO KAMVELIHLE on September 5th 2013 05:50 [0 comments]

Who i will make peace with on this peace day

WHO WILL I MAKE PEACE WITH THIS PEACE DAY.......

This peace day i will make peace with my cousin named Andisiwe.We were fighting with each other because of a small thing that happend and it was a mistake because i did not mean to do it.This small thing happend when i was at her home i was holding a kettle full of hot water but i did not see her that she was under the table and the kettle was hot i could not hold it anymore i just throwed it on the table the time she was coming out it burnt her head and she was criying a lot so i washed her hair she was fulled of sculs so i was worried.She did not talk to me for ages but now i still talk her and i want to have the right time to say to her im really sorry to what i did to her maybe we will laugh because it is past now......love u andisiwe mntase....sharp



By: YENGENI ACHUMA on September 5th 2013 05:47 [0 comments]

who iwill meke peace with

I who will make peace

iwill make peace with the ones who can forgive me iwill bring my future 1st then we shall bring our past then those who hate me will start getting anoid. In south africa we are biullding a nation to the youth and we encourage those who want to be something in future.



By: XASHIMBA MVUZO on September 5th 2013 06:04 [0 comments]

Who will I make PEACE on PEACE DAY

i WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PEACE WITH MY FRIEND HIS NAME IS LIYEMA.LAST WEEK WE HAD A FIGHT BECAUSE OF GIRL.I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HIM A GIFT TO SHOW THAT I AM VERRY SORRY OF WHAT I DID TO HIM.HE IS MY BEST FRIEND WE WERE GRAETEFULL FRIENDS.



By: Sihle Habana on September 3rd 2013 12:19 [0 comments]

Who will I make Peace on Peace day

I would like to make paece with Thembani.We had fat on tuesrday last week.I want to give him something to show that I'm very very sorry.I want him to trust me again..


By: Siphuxdo Centwa on September 3rd 2013 12:18 [0 comments]

who will i make peace with on peaceday

I would like to make peace with everyone I will see the if they will be nice i`ll be nice to and i`ll be nice to everyone

By: Libongo Adam on September 6th 2013 06:14 [0 comments]

who will I make peace with on day

I make peace with every one because i dont become enemey with any one. I hope i am not a enemey to anyone 21 september is not a peace day for me its just a day .its the day of people I hate to make peace with my hates

By: Sesihle Nayika on September 6th 2013 05:51 [0 comments]

who will i make peace with on peace day

peace is something that we will never for get as we humam and we need to live peace and fight for peace love freedom we must fight for our peace day let as live as live free like our tata madtiba fight our freedom day.

By: Siphosethu Butana on September 6th 2013 05:53 [0 comments]

Who will I make peace with on peace day

I will make peace with my teachers and friends I will listen to my teachers and I will try to control myself not to be shouted and not to listen to my friends when they say what you are doing is wrong.I will go to the old age home and clean for them so I can make peace with the adults and at home I will try not to make my mom shout at me I will just do what my mom say I must do and I will do what ever it takes just to make peace to everyone



By: Elam Yanta on September 6th 2013 06:01 [0 comments]

who will i make peace with on peace day

It ios my mum she always have strees and my brother always strees my almost every day and she needs peace forever in her life.Because my couins always need stasionarey to my auntie and she always buy her.and she will get peace in any time she needs peace every day.

By: Onisimo Maqoko on September 6th 2013 06:06 [0 comments]

who will i make peace with on peace day

i ll make peace with everone in histroy of god coz god forgives i dont but in peace day i have TO .my peeps coz peace is every thing its important in SA coz i m the best in the world

By: Yolisa Sukula on September 6th 2013 05:45 [0 comments]

WHO WILL I MAKE PEACE WITH ON PEACE DAY.

I WILL MAKE PEACE WITH MY FAMILY AND MY FRENDS AT SCHOOL AND MY FRENDZ AT THE TOWNSHIP AND MY TECHERS AND I WILL BE ENJOYING MY PEACE DAY BECOUSE I WILL BE THERE WITH MY LOVED ONES...A PEACE DAY IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY AND LISTEN TO EACH OTHER AND BE GLAD WITH THOSE WHO ARE AROUND YOU ALL THE TIME.....



By: Asisipho Mbanguli on September 6th 2013 06:01 [0 comments]

WHO WILL I MAKE PEACE WTH ON PEACE DAY

I D LIKE TO MAKE PEACE WITH MY FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY AND THAT ,S THE OF MY PEACE DAY

By: Asemahle Tonie on September 6th 2013 05:51 [0 comments]

who will make peace with on peace day

some one l am going to gave him peace is my oldest brother . in many years ago my brother was at home .he was not going to work it was only him at home he saw my cat eating hes food on the table .he took a stike and bit my own cat and it got dead ,and he take it to there container to trough it the and there was one of my friend saw him when he was doing that ,and when l came back to school my freind tell me this and l become very angry for him , now l realise that l must make peace with him .too forgive him

By: Siphosethu Njonono on September 3rd 2013 12:26 [0 comments]