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Random thought of the week #4

Random thought of the week

There's a saying that you never truly know the value of what you have until it's gone, you know like those cliché stories of how the guy doesn't realise he's in love until the girl is gone and it's too late? Passenger even wrote a song about it. It's as if it's been drilled into our society to take things for granted, to live in the moment. But how could we survive if everyone we loved and who loved us just suddenly disappeared? We would be lost, empty. We'd have nowhere to run. So when you hear YOLO, instead of thinking it means you are the centre of the universe, think of everything in your life that truly matters. Think of all the people you would be lost without, and then do your best to make the most of the time you have with them, before it's too late. Cherish every friendship, every kind word, every memory, because after all you've only got one chance. So let's make the most of the chance we've got, befo…

Poetry Day!

It's poetry day... So here's a poem!

Golden shimmering leaves fall down, down, down,
Softly landing by my own bare feet.
Dew like the teardrops that glisten in the sun,
The place my world fell down.

Into an abyss of numbness I'm sent
As your laughter haunts my memory
And stifles our hopes of long nights out
And the fate that youth imagines before the fall.

If only I had been there
If only I could have stopped you
And told you you were not alone
But then again, you're gone.

I know Regrets don't change a thing,
But that only rips the heart string
Named hope
And love.

By Claire Sauder

Random thought of the week #3

Random thought of the week

Have you ever wondered whether we really are alone in the universe? What if everything we know is actually just the work of some incredibly advanced programming by some other being in a different dimension? What if our very existence is all the work of imagination? Have you ever wondered while playing The Sims whether you were actually some kind of Sim being controlled by someone on the other end who was playing Sims and pretending to be that someone on the other end? What if The Sims is actually a training program for all the beings who control us? And what if the cause of midlife crisis' is simply when these higher beings switch people? And what if, ours is just one of thousands of many alternate realities, and each person is the centre of their own reality?! There are so many questions about our very existence and so many possibilities yet to be ruled out, will we ever really know the answers?

Imagine the World is Ending.

Do today's young people have a right to be angry about the world they've inherited? Two schoolboys use poetry and a selfie stick to confront the problems facing the world. Director/Co-Producer: Brendan Withy, Co-Producer: Doug Dillaman
Loading Docs is a series of incredible 3-minute documentaries from New Zealand. Watch them all, like and share!

The Fine Arts Show

The Fine Arts Show

The Fine Arts Show is a show where New Zealand's accomplished and top art students can displayed their artwork at MAGS.
There are many difference forms of art such as paintings, sculptures, art glass, photography and ceramics. There are 300 pieces of art and more for sale.
Not only are there paintings for sale but there will be canapes and drinks all through the night.

Examples of Students' Work:
(Fruit by Lois Wadsworth)

The first opening at MAGS will be Friday 6:30pm
Tickets to enter are $40 from

However the admissions are free on the weekend:
Saturday, 20 August, 10am-7.30pm
Sunday, 21 August, 9am-3pm

Support MAGS by coming along to the Fine Art Show.

By the amazing Lois

(Dog by Eloise Muir)

Random thought of the week #2

Random thought of the week 
"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." ~Winston Churchill

What is truth? For some of us the truth is perceived as a certainty of knowledge in which you base your beliefs. When you believe in something and are fully convinced that it is fact, for example White is a collection of all the colours and two and two make four, then it is truth. Or is it? Each of us has slightly different so called truths in which we all have a solid belief. For some it may be a strong belief in the theory of evolution, or for others the truth is the existence of the supernatural. Some believe that man has been to the moon, and others that it was all a conspiracy. Each of these beliefs are held as certain truth to individuals, but can't there really be only one true truth? And even so, does it really matter if your truth is the actual truth? We each are convinced that what we know to be the truth is t…