Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Farewell Day

We simply can't ignore the significance of this day - saying a final farewell to one of music's biggest legends - Michael Jackson. 7pm South African time, and 3pm LA time the memorial service will start (by that time, the private funeral where he'll be buried will be done). Today we should celebrate his music, but also appreciate the loved ones we have in our own lives - our parents (some not so healthy either), and our brothers, sisters, and friends. I know it might sound lame, but we honestly forget to appreciate people while they're still alive. And when they're gone, you wished you'd spend more time with them. But let's not be all morbid but rather be positive about what we can achieve & do in our own lives. While you're alive, and especially if you're healthy, you have no excuse to excel! So, go for it!
(Pic: After gym this morning - worked on chest).

Picture taken at the FTV/Irene fashion/judging show for MR SA 2010 pre-lims, with some of my good friends.

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed a sad day for the world as it loses one of its greatest artists, I dont idolize him but admire him for his strength and how he stood although the media and people tred to destroy him, for all the good he did do.

    I will always remember him for what he did for Africa in his song with friends 'We are the World' and also his utter crying many years ago in the 'Earth Song'.

    Like Diana and MOther Theresa, he was truly a magnificent human being that people falsely accused and through their money hungry needs ultimately destroyed him.

    May we all learn from this, that every person in your life is a gift and should be treated as such.

    He was a true son of the true American Dream and made changes to many peoples lives.

    Thank you for this Stephan

    Gilbert Martin II (South Africa)