Cheers to #StuffMagazineSA. It was great loving you!
So I’m leaving Stuff Magazine on (Thursday 31 March 2011) and I’ve decided to do it properly.
Thought of writing a letter to #Management telling them all the sh*t I held back when they were still paying my salary, then I realized I’d probably need them again someday and that they’d done more for my career than pay my salary. #LoveYouManagement :)
So I found a small box which I’m slowly filling up with all the stuff I’ve gathered over the past 3.5years. It’s interesting how everything I ever needed for 90% of most of my days could all fit into the little #TypekPrinting Paper box.
So I basically collected countless A5 notebooks and misspelled name-tags from product launches where I spent most of my week nights over the years. The first few months found me getting sloshed with @Chivers30 at least once every second week (#GoodTimes).
Luckily , #LG had a portable 500GB external harddrive in their latest launch goody bag which I’ve turned into my DataSuitcase. It also perfectly fits into my little #Typek box.
Then it hit me, the biggest packing went on in my heart. I grew up in this job, and I was blessed to have some of the best people in the industry at my disposal.
I’m truly grateful to @Shapshak and @CharlesBoffard who took in a straight-out-of-school ,wide-eyed ME over three years ago and ‘raised’ me ,to date. I couldn’t have asked for better mentors/friends/editors.
Stuff is where I was @ when the first #MacBook Air and 3D TVs launched and I was here when during the big Eskom power-cuts and the build-up to the 2010WorldCup - we wrote all about it. I found myself getting excited over stuff I never even imaged liking before; like power drills, paint and so I started seeing the world through an average Male’s eyes- Okay, an average Stuff reader.
I’ll miss @Shapshak yelling “READ YOUR COPY” and @CharlesBoffard painting my copy RED with his extremely liberal red pen every 2nd day…lol
I’ve played with almost every gadget launched in the past 3.5 years and that, I will truly miss!
So this is what coming full-circle feels like, my first day at Stuff was the day the first issue went on shelf, there was an exciting buzz in the air- I felt right at home :)
And so we go to print for MY last issue of Stuff the day I say goodbye. Oh what a journey, what a great life it’s been so far!
Can’t get this song off my mind. So I’ll spread the love, share it, and sing it till I get sick of it.
Talking about the song, which Ft The-Dream, i still don’t get how any artist could perform an album like this Live without listeners feeling cheated.
Since T.I decided to recruit every artist he could probably think of, including Kanye West, KiD CuDi, Eminem, Chris Brown,Trey Songz,Christina Aguilera,Drake and…okay, I’ll #StopRightThere, you might as well check it out for your self.
The album is great, but I can’t help but think of the many times one will have to settle for a recorded audio during a live concert. That’s unless every second artist on the album decides to drop their gigs and travel the world with T.I for a 3minute appearance.
No offense to T.I, but I’d think twice before buying a concert ticket for this album’s tour.
Now that I’m half-way through setting up this Blog (Coz I can’t afford a website right now), I’ve just realized how much goes into it.
Besides choosing the “right” or “appropriate” picture, I’ve gone through countless blog websites,scrolling and previewing different themes and hoping to find one that will not misrepresent me. So i finally found one-okay-this is the closest i could get withing the ‘free’ choices available.
Thanks to #Twitter, I stumbled onto “tumblr’ and pray to the god of internet and all things tech that this is THE ONE.
I’m Still finding me feet around the blogger-sphere, so here’s to honest blogs about everything and anything that matters!