Friday, November 30, 2012


DATE: 16th December 2012
TICKETS: Tsh. 10,000/- (ADULTS), Tsh. 5,000/-, and VIP  Tsh. 35,000 (With a VIP ticket you get to meet the designers backstage and have one customized item designed for you).


contacts: 0767 138800, 0753 454945, - Scream & Shout ft. Britney Spears


"My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. "Hm mm PLEASE HIT"LIKE and comment with the name of your mother. LET'S SHOW SOME LOVE,


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


We are back once again...No jokes, no gimmicks, no hoax, , no mimics!
The Grill Masters are ready to set the grounds on fire once again at the Nyamachoma Festival Grand Finale. Make sure you stay tuned to know where we will be stationed and what we have in store for you.

P.S: Regardless of the meat prices going up, WE STILL MAINTAIN THE SAME PRICES; guaranteeing total satisfaction for our loyal customers.
Hope to see you soon. #TeamTbonaz baby.....!!!!!!

Paediatric First Aid Course

Dear Parents/Guardians,

For those who may still be interested in the Child or Paediatric First Aid course at Sure Start Children's Centre, there are still spaces available. Choose between our evening or Saturday session

This course is suitable for yourselves as parents/guardians, your 'dadas' or anyone else looking after your precious ones.

The course will be run in English and Swahili and light refreshments will also be available.  Please see attached leaflet for more information or visit our website at under  our 'Latest news and events section'.

Looking forward to seeing you soon

Kind regards

Lilian Mazengo


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Giving Thanks in All Things

Posted by Joel Osteen on 11/23/2012

Scripture says in First Thessalonians, "In everything give thanks." Notice it doesn't say to give thanks "for" everything, it says "in" everything. In other words, we should have the attitude that says, "God, no matter what's happening, I'm going to choose to be grateful. I'm not going to focus on what's wrong. I'm going to find something positive in my life. I may be sick, but Father, I just want to thank You today for giving me a great family. I may be struggling in my marriage, but God, thank You for giving me a good job. I may not have gotten the position I wanted, but God, I want to thank You that I was able to see another sunrise, that I could hear the birds singing this morning, that I could smell the flowers."

We all face difficult situations in life. No one on earth is exempt from trials. But we have to discipline ourselves so that we don't stay focused on the negative. That's where the mind naturally wants to go. I was talking to a young lady not long ago who was down and discouraged. She'd gone through a troubling relationship. She said, "Joel, nothing's going right in my life." She explained how the last two years, she'd been so depressed. And, I told her what I'm telling you today. You've got to change your focus. I said, "Look at you. You're beautiful. You've got a great personality. You've got family that loves you. You're healthy, and yet, you're allowing this one circumstance, this one person to steal your joy week after week, month after month." The fact is that there are some things in life we cannot change. We can't change people. We can't make them do what's right. And if you're constantly trying to get people to act the way you want them to, you are only going to frustrate yourself. You've got to turn the situation over to God and trust Him to do His part.

Remember, thanksgiving isn't just a holiday, it's a lifestyle. Make it a habit to thank God in all things. Exalt Him above your circumstances. Let your attitude of gratitude be evidence of your faith in Him!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Model: Sony Alpha A300
Condition: Good condition
Price: Tsh. 400,000/- (LAKI NNE / FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND) 
Contact: +255-712-169-976

Sony Alpha A300 digital SLR camera : Sony is bringing live-view shooting to its digital SLR camera line with the 10.2-megapixel Alpha DSLR-A300. The new Sony A300 features new technologies that make picture taking faster, easier, and more familiar for first-time DSLR users. The Alpha 300 offers Sony’s new “Quick AF Live View” technology so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems. Sony’s innovative Pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view. Eliminating the focus delay of other systems, the new Sony A300 is equally responsive whether using live view or optical viewfinder.

Sony A300 - Clear Photo LCD screen 
With its two sensor design, Quick AF Live View can even continuously focus-track the subject and provide live view during burst shooting, helping you capture that special moment. Taking further advantage of Quick AF Live View is the models’ variable angle 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen. This makes it easy to frame scenes from high or low positions difficult to reach when using an eye-level viewfinder. With Live View and an adjustable LCD, the Sony Alpha A300 camera does not need to be in front of the user’s face, allowing parents, for example, to maintain eye-contact when photographing their children. 

Sony Alpha A300 - Quick AF Live View 
“Mainstream users stepping up to DSLRs are looking for a similar experience to their point and shoot cameras, but without compromise in speed or performance” said Phil Lubell, director of marketing for digital cameras at Sony Electronics. “Quick AF Live View gives the new Sony A300 model a familiar shooting style without compromising speed - ideal for the growing market of first-time SLR users.”

Sony Alpha 300 - Exceptional image quality 
The Sony Alpha 300 produces images with fine detail, rich tonality and vibrant color due to their APS-C CCD image sensors and BIONZ processing engine. To aid shooting in low light, Super SteadyShot image stabilization enables shutter speeds 2.5 to 3.5 steps slower than otherwise possible, with every compatible Minolta Maxxum and Sony α (Alpha) lens attached to the camera.

Sony A300 DSLR camera - High sensitivity 
High sensitivity operation at ISO 1600 and 3200 and very low noise are made possible by the user-selectable high-ISO noise reduction features. Sony’s D-Range Optimizer delivers suitable tonality and exposures with rich shadow and highlight detail, even under high contrast situations. 

Sony DLSR-A300 - InfoLithium battery 
The Sony A300 model can shoot about three continuous frames per second, when using the optical viewfinder. The SLR-A300 is powered by the Bionz processing engine and supplied InfoLithium battery for fast start-up times, quick response and long battery life - up to 730 shots per full charge when using the optical viewfinder and up to 410 shots per full charge in live-view mode. 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 - Lighter, slimmer body 
The Sony A300 features a lighter, slimmer body for easy handling; an improved user interface; an automatic pop-up flash; a comfortable camera grip with an easily accessible mode dial; an anti-dust system to keep the CCD image sensor clean for spot-free pictures; and JPEG and RAW file format support. The Sony Alpha 300 further features a slot for CompactFlash Type I/II media cards. 




Swahili Fashion Week, East and Central Africa largest fashion event, now in its fifth year, will be held at The Golden Tulip Hotel  on the 6th, 7th and 8th December 2012 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Swahili Fashion Week 2012 will collectively bring together over 50 stakeholders from the fashion industry from Swahili speaking countries and beyond to showcase their creativity and forecast future fashion trends for the region.

“This year we have grown tremendously as we have 23 established Tanzanian designers, and the rest from outside Tanzania, who will showcase their work on this platform apart from the 16 designers who showcased during the Nairobi showcase on October 6 in Kenya” stated Swahili Fashion Week Manager Washington Benbella

In addition to the Fashion Show presentations, Swahili Fashion Week Shopping Festival which was incorporated in year 2010 will once again be the main feature bringing more than 30 exhibitors under one roof thus making it the largest shopping festival in the country.

“As per its tradition, Swahili Fashion Week provides platform for budding talents thus on 24 November there shall be an Open models Casting for new and upcoming male and female models and on 7 December a FREE workshop sponsored by USAID Compete for all fashion designers in the country that will be held at the Golden Tulip .” added Benbella

Various competitions have been planned during the fashion week, amongst them being the Emerging Designers Competition and the T shirt Graphic design Competition. They not only provide the competitive spirit within the design industry but stand as the stepping stone to the Brands of Future.
 “Swahili Fashion week launch party will be held on 25 November at the Thai Village, from 9PM. During the launch party, Various Nominees for the Second Swahili Fashion Week Awards in 16 categories, The First and Only award in the region, will be announced. Tickets for the Launch party are available at the Epidor, Thai Village and Tanzania Mitindo House.” Mentioned Hassan Mrope, PR officer

“With our Ambitious plan to promote the Business of Fashion in the region, I would like to thank all our Partners and sponsors most of whom have supported us from the past previous Years to-date.  We would also like to urge the public to support the Fashion Industry in Tanzania by not only attending such event but by buying locally made products thus promoting “Made in Africa” Concluded Benbella

Swahili fashion week 2012 has been sponsored by Vodacom, USAID Compete, Origin Africa, EATV, East Africa Radio, Golden Tulip Hotel. Amarula, Precision Air, 2M Media, Global Outdoor Ltd, Vayle Springs Ltd, Eventlites, Ultimate Security, BASATA (Baraza La Sanaa Tanzania),  Perfect Machinery Ltd, Ndibstyles, PKF Tanzania and 361 Degrees.


Swahili Fashion Week is the largest annual fashion platform in East and Central Africa, to date. Now In its fifth year, Swahili Fashion Week is now THE platform for fashion and accessory designers from Swahili Speaking Countries and the African continent to showcase their talent, market their creativity and network with clientele. This is all aimed at emphasizing to the region that fashion is an income generating creative industry, whilst promoting “Made in Africa" concept

Having initiated a dynamic and promising platform for the fashion industry in the region, Swahili Fashion Week is now geared towards being the most sought out after fashion platform in Africa for the international market founded, created and conceptualised in year 2008 by Mustafa Hassanali.

As of 2013, Swahili Fashion Week will be a Bi-Annual Event, with Kenyan Edition to be Held during the first Half of the year and the Main event to be held in the later half, in Tanzania





Onyesho kubwa la mitindo la Afrika Mashariki na kati linarajiwa kufanyika siku tatu mfululizo katika Hoteli ya Golden Tulip kuanzia tarehe 6, 7 na 8 Desemba, 2012 ikiwa ni mara ya tano tangu kuanzishwa kwake.

Swahili Fashion Week 2012 kwa ujumla itakutanisha pamoja wadau 50 katika tasnia ya Mitindo kutoka nchi zinazozungumza Kiswahili na nyengine kuweza kuonyesha ubunifu wao na kutoa mustakabali wa mwenendo wa tasnia ya mitindo katika ukanda huu.

“Mwaka tumekuwa kwa kiasi kikubwa, wabunifu 23 kutoka Tanzania wataweza kuonyesha ubunifu wao na wengine waliobaki ni kutoka nje ya Tanzania, ambao wote wataonyesha ubunifu wao katika jukwaa moja ukiachilia wabunifu 16 walionyesha ubunifu wao katika maonyesha ya Swahili Fashion Week yaliyofanyika Nairobi, Kenya, Oktoba 6, 2012” Alisema Meneja wa Swahili Fashion Week, Washington Benbella

Katika kuongeza maonyesho ya mitindo, mwaka huu Swahili Fashion Week shopping Festival ambayo ilianza 2010 itakuwepo tena kwa mara nyengine ambapo itashirikisha zaidi ya waonyeshaji 30 katika sehemu moja ikiwa ni kwa ajili ya kuonyesha na kuuza bidhaa za ubunifu hivyo kuifanya kuwa msimu mkubwa manunuzi ya kazi za ubunifu wa mitindo hapa Tanzania.

Kama ilivyo ada, Swahili Fashion Week inatoa nafasi kwa kuendeleza vipaji, ambapo tarehe 24 Novemba, 2012 kutakuwa na mchujo wa wazi kwa wanamitindo wapya na wanaochipukia kwa jinsia zote, na mnamo tarehe 7 Desemba, 2012 kutakuwa na warsha kwa ajili ya wabunifu wote Tanzania chini wadhamini wakuu wa warsha hiyo USAID Compete ambayo itafanyika katika Hotel ya Golden Tulip” Aliongeza Benbella

Mashindano tofauti yamepangwa kufanyika wakati wa Swahili Fashion Week, ikiwemo Shindano la kumtafuta Mbunifu Bora anaechipukia na Mbunifu Bora wa kubuni Fulana. Sio tu inatoa changamoto na ari ya ushindani katika tasnia ya ubunifu nchini Tanzania, bali pia inaweka msingi imara kwa wabunifu wa baadae.

“Sherehe maalum za kufungua Swahili Fashion Week zinarajiwa kufanyika siku ya Jumapili tarehe 25 Novemba, 2012, Thai Village kuanzia saa 9 usiku. Sherehe hizo pia zitafuatiwa na kutangazwa kwa majina ya waliochaguliwa kushindania tuzo mbalimbali zilizowekwa katika vipengele 16, tuzo hizi ni za kwanza na ndio pekee katika ukanda huu. Tiketi za sherehe za uzinduzi wa Swahili Fashion Week 2012 zinapatikana sehemu zifuatazo, Thai Vilage, Mgahawa wa Epidor uliopo Masaki, na Tanzania Mitindo House” Alisema Meneja Uhusiano, Hassan Mrope

“Tukiwa na mipango yenye ndoto za kutangaza biashara ya mitindo katika ukanda wa Afrika mashariki na kati, ninapenda kuchukua nafasi hii kuwashukuru washirika wetu pamoja na  wadhamini wetu ambao karibia ya wote wamekuwa wakitusaidia kutokea maonyesha yaliyopita mpaka sasa. Pia tuwashukuru sana watu wote wanaosaidia tasnia ya mitindo hapa Tanzania kwa si tu kuhudhuria matamasha na maonyesho kama haya bali pia kwa kununua bidhaa zinazotengenezwa hapa nchini kwani hii inatangaza kinachotengenezwa Africa “Made in Africa”. Alimalizia Benbella

Swahili Fashion Week 2012 imedhaminiwa na Vodacom, USAID Compete, Origin Africa, EATV, East Africa Radio, Golden Tulip Hotel. Amarula, Precision Air, 2M Media, Global Outdoor Ltd, Vayle Springs Ltd, Eventlites, Ultimate Security, BASATA (Baraza La Sanaa Tanzania),  Perfect Machinery Ltd, Ndibstyles, PKF Tanzania and 361 Degrees.


Swahili Fashion Week ni jukwaa kubwa la mitindo ya mavazi la kila mwaka katika ukanda wa Afrika mashariki na kati kwa sasa. Huu ni mwaka wa Tano sasa, ambapo Swahili Fashion Week imekuwa ni Jukwaa la wanamitindo na watengeneza vito vya urembo kutoka katika nchi zinazoongea Kiswahili na bara zima la Afrika kwa ujumla kuweza kuonesha vipaji, kutangaza ubunifu wao na kukuza mtandao wa mawasiliano ya kibiashara ndani na nje ya nchi kwa wadau wa mitindo. Hili limelenga kuhamasisha ukanda huu wa Afrika Mashariki na Kati  kwamba ubunifu wa mavazi ni njia moja wapo ya kujipatia kipato na wakati huo huo kukuza bidhaa zinazotengenezwa Afrika ( Made in Africa concept)

Ikiwa imeanzisha uhai na jukwaa la matumaini kwa kilinge cha mitindo katika ukanda huu, Swahili Fashion Week Swahili Fashion week imelenga kuwa maonyesho ya ubunifu wa mavazi linaloonekana sana Afrika na hasa kwa ajili ya soko la kimataifa, lililoundwa, kutengenezwa na kujengwa mwaka 2008 na Mustafa Hassanali.

Ifikapo mwaka 2013, Swahili Fashion Week ina lengo la kuwa ni tukio litakalotokea mara mbili kwa mwaka, ambapo kwa kuanza tukio la kwanza litafanyika nchini Kenya kama sehemu ya kwanza kisha tukio lenyewe kabisa kufanyika baadae nchini Tanzania kama sehemu ya pili.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RALLY SPRINT - SERIES 3 (more pics)


For more info on Tata cars
TATA Africa Holdings (Tanzania) LTD
Nyerere Road (Pugu Road) - Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-2862258, 2865177