Saturday, December 22, 2007

Be Back soon

Before you know the holiday will be over. OH! NO!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Unique Gifts/ Precious Memories

In this post Lois इस recognizing and dedicating the above award to all of us. I knew that I had to do the same. Here's what Lois said in part:

One of the most beautiful things God created are snowflakes। What makes each snowflake special is that no two are alike. Each is unique and when banded together with other flakes, it covers the earth with an incredible beauty that is second to none.

Each of us are like those snowflakes. We bring to the blogosphere different gifts, viewpoints, and experiences. Sooo......I'm dedicating this award to YOU, my fellow bloggers. Take this badge and wear it well. All I ask is that you pass it on and refer to this entry as a short award description. When you award this badge to someone, please take a moment to mention what makes him/her unique.

Spread the love...There is no one more precious or unique as you!

Monday, December 17, 2007

WW 7

Photographer: Mr
Van Hörsten

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

WW 6

Cool dudes?
BTW the was one of the non-uniform days.
Taken by Megan Govendor

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Holiday Time

6 more weeks of Summer holidays.

What can you expect at Back Chat?

One Wordless Wednesday post of a Photograph reflecting on activities and learners of 2007.

Introduction to the team for 2008.

Some poetry and devotions.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dimensions fo God

Devotional courtesy of Youth Talk.

"When my roommate who is pursuing his PhD in Mathematics posed the question, my first reaction was, “You sure you want to talk math with a student who barely passed it in high school?” Further discussions led me not to become a scientific thinker, but at least to realize in my own special way just who God might be.

Just hang on as I explain a bit of Physics 101…what is a Dimension? Google says, “Dimension (n) a measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length”. Dimensions are derived in some point in time.

Alright, that being said, any non scientific person would know 3 different types of dimensions. We humans are 3D (dimensional), a painting on a canvas or your wall is a 2D object and a line or a piece of string is 1-dimensional. Consider this - when you have the shadow of a 3D object we have a 2 dimensional shadow, when we have the shadow of a 2D object a painting we have a 1 dimensional shadow which is a line, and when you see the shadow of a line it is a dot, which is what we call zero dimensional.

Having said all this, the question arises how many dimensions is God. I call the fourth dimension, God’s dimension. Scientists consider the fourth D to be something like a hypercube.

Man’s Quest for God and His exact likeness will end only when He comes back. Our understanding of God’s dimension is unattainable now. If we know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image*, a shadow-likeness, then God has to be the fourth dimension.

Then why can’t we understand God fully? I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie Flatland, but I’ll set up the scenario. Let’s pretend humans are all 2 dimensional. Then our visions would be flat. Our ability to understand a third dimension would be out of bounds because we might never have ever seen and understood what it means to be 3D. Maybe there in lies our answer.

* Genesis 1:27"

Thursday, November 15, 2007


One more week to go!

The one thing I enjoyed most about Sabbaths, its that I could relax without feeling guilty about not studying.

Study Tips:
Remember to drink water, exercise, sleep, breathe deeply and pray.

Plan your last week carefully as the saying goes To fail to plan, is to plan to fail.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Adventist Youth

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Blogging for Peace

Tomorrow many bloggers will displaying their peace globes, an intiative by Mimi.

Some may ask what is the point? How can this make a difference?

So I would like to extend the question out to you. What can you do to ensure peace?
Peace within yourself
Peace within your home

Peace amongst your friends
your family
people you don't even know

Share your ideas. We would love to hear from you.

Tomorrow we will be flying our peace globe.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Why Blog?

If want to start your own blog you can find out more by visiting:
Beginners Guide
How to start a blog

Its good to visit other bloggers to get ideas. Most bloggers don't mind sharing information.
So ask.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Meaning of your Name? Really?

What Back Chat Means

B is for Brilliant

A is for Adventurous

C is for Calm

K is for Keen

C is for Crazy

H is for Heavenly

A is for Active

T is for Temperamental

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WW 2

Goodbye Matrics 2007

Good luck and God Bless on your new walk

Photographer: Mr Van Hörsten
( teacher and organiser of the Photography Club)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Welcome, Helderberg High School learners.

This is your blog. It is your place to share your news, your talents, your joys and your pains. Its your place to share and to shine.

We are looking forward to your e-mails, comments, articles, poems, stories, photographs and profiles.

carpe diem
(seize the day)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Poet's Corner 2

So true

It’s funny, sad, yet all so true

How we hold on to things that only break us in two

It heartbreak, disappointing and painful

To realize that in the end, you’re the look

What did they do to get the love

To get peace through that white dove

I’m sick of being alone and rejected

I need someone to feel connected to

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

How the person that loves you more than life is you

Our tears manifest into rivers so deep

Our lives into heels so steep

It’s most probably part of life’s journeys

To feel as though your heart has a permanent injury

I’m sick of not belonging

I’m sick of wondering

What love is like when you’re on the other side receiving

It’s funny, sad yet also true

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

How they say that love will come to you

You wait for years for that moment

And live with a heart full of disappointments

I’ve never really known what its like

To have someone with you by your side

To say goodnight and hold you tight

Wile you fight the amazement overnight

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

Done by: Yonda Basela

(Grade 12 learner, 2007)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Poet's Corner 1

English teacher

But teacher why?

You taught me everything about life,

but you never taught me

how it feels to fall in love,

now no

No more poetry, no more orals,


right now I need to pass my love

Roses & Violets

Roses are blue
Violets are red
I got mixed up
cause I was thinking of you

God in heaven
God above
Please protect the one I love
send a hug sealed with a kiss;
I love the one I am praying for

Done by: Tella Masakala

(2007, Grade 8 learner)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WW 1

Photograph taken by Grade 11 learner : Megan Govender (2007)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Snippets from the June 2007 Issue

The mothers that father us...

We all know without a doubt that mothers have a role they have to play. What happens when push comes to shove and the mother then has to play the fathers role? She then has to play two roles at ones and be good in both.

What is the role of a father? The first words that come to my mind when I hear word father are authority, and guidance. So his role, Is it for protection, security, to be good role model, to love their families? All these and so much more could be possibilities neh? What happens when they up and leave, take a tangent? What then?I’m fully aware of the fact that mothers could also do these things, but then there are other things that mothers need to take care of like, giving warmth to their kids, a different kind of love, a soft one! You know?

I’ve stated some of the roles that mothers play and some that fathers play. We see that when we are raised by single mothers the roles that fathers should play the mothers play it with all their hearts. These are the people that father us straight into life. There are things that fathers try to do in a wedding, but we all know that when the going gets tough, some fathers get going.
I’m a child that is being raised by a single mother and I must say that I don’t have that empty space that says “my parents aren’t married” because my mother has always done her utmost best. My father and I were the best of friends, we got like nothing else on this earth...”daddies little girl” kind of thing. So when my dad left it was the worst thing that ever, I cried none stop. I always knew that my mother was a strong woman, but I didn’t really know how strong, today I know. She did the best she could to make sure that we were happy and that we received all we needed. I found myself asking what exactly fathers were for, because the mom I had seemed to have did it better than the man who was supposed to be doing it himself.
I’m who I am today because of what my mother has done and sacrificed for me. If it wasn’t for her love and dedication I don’t know where I’d be.

So I salute all the mothers that have gone through what my mother has gone through and still managed to come out at the top. Thank you so much for being an example to your children and the children of many people out there.
Yonda Basela