Which Path?


“We either make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castenda

One path drains and the other path strengthens. One path weights us down and the other path energises. One path saddens, the other path excites.

Your attitude will determine your destination.  Happiness is attainable by anyone who chooses to attain it.  I know, that sounds pretty radical in today’s razzle-dazzle society, but it is true.  Years ago, people marvelled at the level of contentedness and even joy expressed by very poor people.

Kolkata, in India was famous for it’s terrible poverty, yet it also has a spirit of thankfulness and joy that surprises so many people.  What they lack in possessions and wealth, they make up for in the joy of life.  They, it would appear, put their efforts more into making themselves happy than the suicidal opposite.

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There will always be people richer than you.  There will always be people poorer than you.  People who have more things.  People who have fewer things.  People with more friends.  People with fewer friends.  The question you need to answer is: “What am I going to focus on today?” 

Take the part worth travelling. If the work is the same, why not? It leads to a healthier and happier you.

Will Do


“ Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

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Many jobs are beneath some people to tackle. Some say they have no resources and never accomplish anything. If you have time, energy, and ingenuity, you have resources. Have you ever delivered newspapers for a living? That’s income. Have you ever thought of buying two used bicycles; one to ride and one to rent. That;s income. Be clever with your resources. You could have profit and fulfil your dreams of helping others in need. Will you accomplish what others can’t because you are willing to do what others won’t?

WILL DO


“ Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

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Many jobs are beneath some people to tackle. Some say they have no resources and never accomplish anything. If you have time, energy, and ingenuity, you have resources. Have you ever delivered newspapers for a living? That’s income. Have you ever thought of buying two used bicycles; one to ride and one to rent. That;s income. Be clever with your resources. You could have profit and fulfil your dreams of helping others in need. Will you accomplish what others can’t because you are willing to do what others won’t?

Robin Williams Reflection – What is happiness?


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A few weeks back, while chilling with a friend I watched one of Beyonce’s recent music video called ‘Pretty Gurls’ and while there is a surprisingly positive message in the video, I was caught by just one line. “What is your aspiration in life?” asked the man,

Queen B stood at a loss for words as she uttered “thats a great question, what is my aspiration in live? To be happy!” she replied.

It was expected of her, It was and would be her only answer! Why? Everyone in life wants to be happy, from the poverty stricken Africans to the filthy rich publicised entertainers.

Robin Williams tragically took his own life yesterday, a man renowned over the past decade for his sheer ability in bringing laughter, enlightenment and happiness to millions around the globe. A man lavished with praised from the world governing leaders. A man inexhaustible with the most luxurious lifestyle one can ever dream of , yet still, he battled with depression daily.

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that makes you feel all alone” he once declared.

So what is happiness?

An even Greater soul gave his opinion, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

When our secret thinking, saying and doing have at their epicentre two elements, then harmony and happiness can never fail to result. What are those two elements upon which all of life thrives? It is so simple that many mis out. Love and Gratitude! All things thrive on love and gratitude. Don’t miss out! You can Too! #SpreadtheLove #SpreadtheHappiness

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The OverDose Story


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12 years ago, two artists unknowingly crossed paths. Two incredibly mulch-talented young men grew from being friends in primary school to brothers from different mothers. Now consisting of 6 brothers the OverDose Music Group have developed into a ridiculous amount of talented, hard-working young men destined to achieve greatness.
This interesting story all began with Jimmy and Nick, longtime friends in primary school, the two did music and even wrote a song together which Nick jokingly described as “wasn’t any good, but we liked it” they thereafter attended different High Schools but was nonetheless reunited. Jimmy a member of M.A.D productions (Making A Difference) teamed up with Nick once again and eventually began doing a mix tape which they wanted to incorporate their birthdays into. Jimmy born on October 9th and Nick December 9th told a story of how October met December ‘OD’, which in time became the name of the group as M.A.D productions disbanded.
Hakeem aka Ghostman was a member of M.A.D Productions and helped began the OverDose group, Kidd OD a friend of jimmy’s and Nick fell in, Nathan joined up after writing a song called ‘Pushback’ with Jimmy and they met Yogi at the tribute concert for titanic who became friends in a short time and merged with the group.
This is currently the group’s first project and the others ‘still in work’. Their first two releases will be dropping today at the Escape concert with Swappi with whom they have not met, but is excitingly awaiting. When asked what were the highlight experience with the group? Nick replied “Definitely Jimmy performing at the Liv concert which enabled them to be a part of the Free Speech Project and his performance at Machel Monday 2014” which he proudly labeled “ That was epic, That was a lot”

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Tell us a bit about yourself?
“My name is Nicholas Christian Subero, I’m 19, I love Arts; Theatre, Music, Dancing anything with expression .I admire Michael Jackson and his greatness. I have a definite passion and excitement for being on stage and camera. I’m often referred to as a ‘Theatre whore’ for being in multiple productions at the same time.” He laughed
What is your favorite quote?
“An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind” Mahatma Gandhi.
What is a quality you deplore in yourself?
Love! That has to be my mother’s fault. As a child she thought me that hate is a cancer and it will consume and destroy oneself. I personally love everyone and everything.
What is a quality you admire in others?
Creativity, I believe that talented individuals maintain a balance of brilliance and compassion also they are very hard-working.
Which person you respect most in the group?
Jimmy! It has to be Jimmy, because we’ve been friends for a long time now and to see the consistent amount of hard work and success he have thus far. I respect and look up to that.
How did you get involved in theatre?
I began at school, Trinity College East, performing Dueling Voices. We even performed all the way to Barbados. That’s the moment I recognized I liked theatre.
What has been your biggest production thus far?
I performed in Best village finals with Eh Bien Oui Don Don. I was even congratulated by Raymond Choo Kong after. It was a memorable performance.
How many projects are you currently undertaking?
Four, Body = Barrier with D.ART.IS, Malinis with Eh Bien Oui Don Don, Moulin Rouge with Star Family 868 and an unnamed project with OD.
How has the experience been on the Free Speech Project?
Aaamazing! It really encourages me to write more and develop as an artist. I’ve been doing a lot more open mics and poetry. TTRN are really amazing.
What would you take from the concert today?
Hopefully I will grow with the incredible experience and extend my talent on the stage.
How would you like this year to end?
Knowing that Eh Bien Oui Don Don have cemented their place in the theatre industry, and the OverDose group being a bit more recognized.
Lastly, are their any near projects that the OverDose group is working on?
We plan to hopefully release our 2nd music video called ‘Red Cups’ with K.I.N.G (keep Inspiring New Genius) produce by Ace Washhouse studio and directed by Brendon O’Brian.

A Group, A prospect, A Band, call them what you like. They are to be reckoned with in the near future and this is just one-sixth of their Story.

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Passion


“Focusing on the finest details, finding magic in even the smallest inspirations, embracing the briefest moments – that’s where passion is.” Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval

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When I first encountered this boggling quote, it took me back a few years, years of my childhood glory.

I pondered desperately as a child on the spoken words of adults, “don’t you have any passion?” Where’s the passion in kids these days? They conversed. The most impacting however, was exactly the day of my SEA Examination result.

Excitement, Anxiety, Nervousness crippled me the night before, though there was a brave face, full of confidence at dinner, my lack of sleep could have testified to my troubles.

As the morning came to consciousness and in the deep of my short rest I remember clearly, someone, almost as if they were dying uttering these words “Find your passion.”

As I read that quote, it meant something to me. But what was it? What details to focus on? Finding Magic? Such even exist? Embrace a brief moment? What is Passion?

Inspiration abounds differently for each of us. Going to the gym, Enjoying the sunset / sunrise by the beach, participating in outreach programs to the needy, playing with a child, growing a garden; each of these emit much joy even when focusing on the most minute of elements. The joy is sensing and valuing the precious details which make the experience rare and exquisite to the beholder. Passion springs from how you view your environment and your mindset towards to life. Embrace and appreciate amazing moments today.

I’ve found my passion. Have you?