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I was locked in a room with strangers! – Hint Hunt – Illovo

When I got the invite to experience Hint Hunt. I was initially not sure if I wanted to go. It was from a new PR company and it talks about escaping the norm and getting locked into a room with strangers and trying to get out! Now look… if you’re a little bit weirder than I am, you might actually be intrigued. But I watched all the SAW movies and getting locked up in a room trying to escape from a killer is what was playing over in my mind the entire time.

To make a long story short, call me brave, or call me stupid… but I decided to go and try it out! They have a few branches and I got to experience the one in Illovo, Gauteng.

Hint Hunt originally started overseas and the South African founders thought it would be an amazing experience in South Africa and I am certainly very excited about it. It challenges you intellectually and I’m sure you’ve also played it out in your mind, if you were ever kidnapped, if you were savvy enough to escape and win your freedom.
Let’s cut to the fun bits…
We were divided into three groups and literally locked in a room. There are also different themes and we were in the one, where it’s like a private investigator type setting where a ‘murder’ occurred. The figure of a person was taped to the floor and everything. I think we had a quick start and found little clues within the room. In the end… we were about a few minutes away from actually escaping when our time ran out.
Needless to say I was pretty bummed that we didn’t escape on our own, but our guide showed us just how close we actually were to getting out. While we were in the room, we could hear the echoes and cheers from the other teams who were also reaching milestones throughout the process. Which inspired us to push even further with each cheer.
The success rate of the actual rooms we all got to experience was only about 40% so we are all pretty chaffed with ourselves for getting so close.
It is honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! I wanted to try again immediately when the room was unlocked for us. But there was more fun in store for all of us.

We had some snacks and drinks and then played a few nerve-wrecking rounds of Minute-To-Win-It and I haven’t laughed so hard, as I did with the challenges. It was fun for everyone and you could certainly pick up who the competitive ones were or those ones who you should probably not play 30Seconds with LOL
Overall I had an absolute blast and I even managed to record some clips from my amazing time at the Hint Hunt studio in Illovo. If you would like to check it out, click HERE.  

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FIBO South Africa – Where you can buy a six pack (of ABS) – The Dome, Northgate

If you haven’t lived under a rock for the last few years, you’d know that the fitness world has been on trend and everyone is jumping on it! With that said FIBO Global Fitness South Africa launched this year and there was an amazing 3 day exhibition at The Dome, Northgate in Johannesburg. 

Facebook Memories are pretty awesome because it reminds you that you were weird back in the day and that you’ve progressively gotten so much worse. So you’re bound to be used to it by now. I saw an old status of mine, from 2014: “I am in shape. . . the shape of a potato” . This is still the situation and yet, I somehow always struggle with motivation. Attending the FIBO South Africa expo was by far, the most inspiring places I’ve found myself this year. There were bare six packs staring at me from every corner and I met the beautiful Francesca Policastro from Roma, Italy. If she is not body goals, then I don’t know what is! We had so much fun hanging out with her and she gave us a bunch of tips to try out. She eats every three hours but chooses really good food for the look she wants. I mean.. yes to not starving yourself to drop a few!
She is ripped AF, but still feminine and simply stunning! My silliest fear about working out is your typical girl “I don’t want to look like a man” problem 101. But I also know that that would take a heck of a lot of dedication and hard work before I even show some serious muscle. I will have a good couple of months to decide if I want to become a man looking lady, before it actually happens. Which I am pretty sure will not!
She is extremely fit and petite but as rock hard as her abs are, she still looks feminine and well… approachable. 
I don’t want to gush too much about her, rather see for yourself in my FIBO vlog, we even arm-wrestled each other HERE. 
Being at the expo, has inspired me to not only look after myself better, but to actually hit the gym harder, eat better and the most important thing we should all be doing is limiting sugars and carbs from our diets. The best guidance is to simply lead a better, healthier and more balanced lifestyle. 
Also before I end this post, I want to send a HUGE congratulations to Natasha (@Fitlikemummy) for her incredible transformation journey she embarked on since the beginning of the year. Through injuries and set-backs and she still managed to do so well! Transforming not only her life but her family lifestyle as well! Well done! 

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The first ever ComicCon Africa! #OOTD

I have never seen so many weirdo’s in one place as I did at ComicCon and it was pure bliss! I was majorly bummed about Jason Mamoa not attending that my entire plan of being Aquaman’s wife.. Mera, where I wanted to go all-in with my costumes for the three days of the first ever ComicCon Festival in Africa, that I ended up not doing. 
Okay there are a half a dozen geeks out there hating on the fact that I’m being a typical girl, obsessed with Jason Mamoa but.. give me a break! Have you seen him? Okay before I go on a rant about how I need to marry him, let me try and focus on this post! LoL 
With Jason pulling out of ComicCon, I was super emo about it that I didn’t order an outfit online which means I had to run around on the eleventh hour to actually find something. I must say upfront that I didn’t go all out, as I would normally go for these things but I thought my outfits were pretty rad. 
The first day, I couldn’t make it at all due to prior comitments, so the second day of the festival.. my first outfit was Lara Croft. My awesome PR people hooked me up with a huge Lara Croft hamper a few months ago and I thought, paired with some shorts and some gun straps, I’d be the perfect Croft. This is what I came up with

I guess with the fact that I am using a photo of Angelina Jolie, one can tell that I am an old school geek at heart so with that said, my day two outfit was Chun Li, from Streetfighter. I think she is part of the Legendary comics so had to bring her out to play. Also I ended up using my actual Black Belt that I obtained a couple years ago, doing Karate. 

I had a bunch of people come up to me to ask if I was Chun Li, Jade or some other very new character that I have never heard of. I’d like to think that I am a geek, but when it comes to the extremeties I guess I’m a complete joke! 
I also managed to film some vlog footage and you are welcome to watch my quick video here. 
Also with Travis Fimmel roaming the grounds, there was a few dozen times when a bump-in with Ragnor was an actual option. Can I just say.. maybe I’m a sucker for badassery or beards… but if anyone had to replace Jason Mamoa, it would be a tough choice between Charlie Hunnam and Travis Fimmel! I had a ton of fun and I had to add the piece where we had the BEST CHURROS EVER!!! 
Thank you so much to Reedpop and ComicCon for my weekend passes and the incredible time at ComicCon! I cannot express enough how rad it was being in my element and playing dressup with thousands of people playing games, joining in on all the fun. 
The amount of talent at ComicCon is simply insane, from the gamers, to the cosplayers, to the grafitti artists and the churro-makers…. Thank you! 

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Womans Lifestyle Expo – Milk & Honey Bar- Monte Casino

One of the best things in life is when you’re not sure what to expect and it turns out really great! 
I arrived early to the Woman’s Lifestyle Expo Media Pamper Party and was warmly welcomed by the beautiful ladies hosting the evenings event. 
I am always a little awkward arriving early because there isn’t many people to talk to but I usually  make my way to any event at least half an hour earlier because rushing gets me flustered. 
I found a cozy spot, perfect enough to catch the sunset while Faaiza explained the incredible Black Pearl products they were show-casing at the event. The products are sensational and more high-end than anything else I’ve ever tried. There is a 24K GOLD mask that was just sitting on the table! Actual. Real .GOLD.
Faaiza then proceeded to apply this gold mask to my hand, and took me through the process of how it all works, from the ingredients to where they were sourced from. Did I mention that it is actual gold?! Okay! I’m sorry, I guess I’m still not over it!
She massaged the gold into my skin and apart from the obvious glow, it felt nothing short of luxurious. 
We went on to talking about the incredible adventures Black Pearl has awarded Faaiza and all the great work she has done in her time with Black Pearl. What incredible conversation it was! 

Before we knew it, the venue was buzzing with bloggers and influences, ready for a night of pampering, delicious food and networking with some extraordinary woman in the beauty industry. 
I eventually left my 24K gold MAGIC seat and proceeded to one of the other corners where they were pampering us with neck and shoulder massages! The owner of the spa came to see what was going on because we were gushing about the technique of the masseuse and the ooh’s and ahh’s of the pleasant aromatics, from bloggers enjoying their sessions. 
My massage balm was scented with a beautiful lemony smell and it was not only pleasant and soothing but paired with the sensational Shonalanga Valley Resort and Spa’s natural calming massage techniques, I was getting actual goosebumps! I was pretty busy last week so I can say that I really needed the massage, but it was great! 

We then proceeded to the dining table where they served us with some delicious food and drinks while  we learnt about the incredible brands and sponsors that are a part of the Woman’s Expo. The expo will be be taking place at Monte Casino this weekend and tickets are on sale HERE
I think being present and realising how much time and effort goes into looking beautiful and feeling great, it makes you want to up your game. I am more aware of the bad choices I make (like having more than enough dessert and not working out enough) truly makes me want to make better decisions, not for a superficial reason, but more so that I FEEL healthier and more radiant. Because when you feel good, you look good! And I know that Feeling Good also improves your mood, so you’re able to spread more goodness into the universe!

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A day in my Life – Join me on some Adventures | Star Life | Shesha ft Happy Socks by Wiz Khalifa | Pre-screening of Down a Dark Hall

If you’ve read my previous post, you will know that I am basically Hannah Montana. I work a normal 9-5, leading a pretty standard life but then on the side I am a blogger that goes to events and networks with some pretty cool people. 
With that said, it’s not always easy to balance it all out, but sometimes it works out perfectly. I was invited to three cool events on the same day and for once, it was spread out across multiple hours, for a fun-filled day. 
The first event we attended was at the Sandton Sun, to launch a brand new Indian channel on DSTV, Star Life. My mom is so obsessed with these Bollywood channels and I do admit that sometimes after she has explained the entire story-line to me, in grave detail, I might even enjoy a piece with her. 

Comedian Riaad Moosa was one of the entertainers and he is absolutely hilarious! We spend about two hours there, and had some delicious dessert, caught up with some friends and then off we were to get ready for the next event. 
We headed to Melrose Arch at one of the new stores Shesha to see and feel the new collection of Happy Socks. No, Wiz Khalifa was not in attendance but there were a few photo op’s available. 

 

After the Happy Socks launch, we headed off to Rosebank for the first screening of Down a Dark Hall. The producers of the Twilight SAGA led me to believe it was going to be about Vampires and Werewolves but I was pretty much scared out of my mind because that is DEFINITELY not was it was about! My friend screamt and shook the entire row of seats in the cinema atleast five times! It was quite possibly one of the scariest movies I’ve watched because I don’t do horrors, especially when it’s about the unseen world! I was thoroughly horrified. Had fun though, nonetheless. 

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Chai FM’s Howard Feldman -Interviewed me on Air – 101.9FM

Howard Feldman started  his journey as a Radio Presenter this year and he has become quite well-known, especially in the Jewish community. We sat down some time ago and had a lovely chat about the dangers of social media and how to protect yourself a little better. 
You can watch this interview HERE. 
Thereafter Howard invited me to join him in studio and have a chat all about my blog and brand, on air, and how it all started. We also touched on my future and if you would like to hear the podcast, click HERE.
Blogging is such a massive industry now and when I started, it wasn’t. I am grateful to still be in a position to blog and create content, after over a decade. Every blogger or influencer has felt the pressure of being relevant and with negative competitors trying to sabotage your every move, Howard’s advice is to Just Keep At It. Forget about all that and focus on YOU.

I feel that our interviews really helped me, not only with the issues I face in the industry, but also on a personal capacity. I’ve realised that being relevant and standing out in the cut-throat media industry, you have to develop a thick skin; you have to stand up for what you believe in and you need to realise that sometimes even when you’re getting backlash for your content, you are still evoking emotion and getting people talking and more importantly…thinking! 
Howard is one of those brave journo’s that would post an extremely controversial headline and uproar the people, but without a doubt, people are listening, they are reading and they are engaging! I am not always pro “All publicity is good publicity” because I don’t always feel strong enough to handle the negativity and critical judgement from others. I honour my beliefs, very strongly, and I am not easily intimidated by others but I’m a little sensitive to the judgement from others, and acceptance of being different. 
I’ve always believed that we are all  different, and I accept that. I feel that I am not worthy of judging anybody else. We are all on a journey of self-discovery and searching for happiness in the most consistent form. I’ve always focused on myself when it comes to what I want to blog about or talk about, and thankfully it’s worked well for me for years. 
Being in a state of gratefulness and appreciate for everything my blogging has awarded me and sincere appreciation for the many good people I’ve met over the years, is what makes all the hard work and long hours worthwhile.
I’ve been harping a little bit about the negativity in the industry, which is unlike me, but I’ve noticed such a massive shift in the way things have become recently. I think I need to express my reasons and maybe then, I can move on. 
I do not claim to be perfect, and it’s not something I aim to be. But what I do strive for Every Single Day of my life, is to be a true, kind and genuinely a good person. I choose to see the good in others and hold that above all else. I do not judge others because I accept and value our differences. Also only God can judge.
I do not make connections with people just because I need the companionship. To put it bluntly, I don’t need that. I thrive off the feeling of making others feel joy, whether that is to shower them with gifts, compliment them meaningfully or whether I offer them my time and friendship. I make connections because I want those people in my life. (sounds a lot more dramatic than expected). 
I also do not make connections with brands, companies, PR personnel or other people in the industry because I need their services. The thing I’ve noticed more often than not, is Bloggers and Influencers are over-eager to get into contact with these people in hopes that they will put them on lists and invite them to events. I get the appeal of it, but in all honestly, if there is a product I really want to try, I could just purchase it and try it..? 
I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the brands, companies and PR personnel that have sent me packages over the years. It has done so much for my blog, my wallet and my massive list of experiences. I am immensely grateful to each and every one of you.
The point I am trying to make is that, we almost lose our dignity trying to impress people for all the wrong reasons. I do not do this. I have never asked a brand to send me products or begged to be on distribution lists. For lack of a better phrase, “I’ve just never been an ass-kisser!” And the reason why I can say this, is because my blog has always been my OUTLET. A creative outlet and space where I can dive into my passions and create a world, and the life I want. It is not my source of INCOME. I have a 9-5 corporate industry job that feeds my lifestyle and I guess, my nerdy side. It also allow me to experience/ purchase the things I want. 
I’ve noticed all too often that people take advantage of my good nature, I know exactly when people are using me and somehow I struggle to disappoint them or turn them away. I have experienced, first hand, that when we start to question their motives or just acknowledge the fact they are taking advantage, they either withdraw, become shady with us or they un-follow, block or stop supporting us or engaging altogether. 
I am not selfish, in the least, I have shared my contacts with my peers, invited them to events and even collaborated with them for them to ‘land a client’ with little to no benefit to me, and a ton of reward to them. I do this because I actually want to see them succeed, and to help where I can. 
Like I’ve mentioned before, I am more focused on being a good, kind, caring person, rather than being a selfish, egotistic or fame-driven ‘Influencer’. 
There is a lot more going on in the world, that needs attention and we have the social influence to change at least a couple hundred minds to see life with a more positive eye. We want to connect and inspire thousands of people online, yet we are not able to ‘get-along’ with the people with the same interests as us. People who are meant to be like-minded and in the same industry…? I cannot accept that. 
Maybe I live in a different universe because I believe we can make changes and make it better.
What do you believe?

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Professional Beauty Awards – The Venue – Melrose Arch

I had the great honour of attending the annual Professional Beauty Awards this year and it was truly inspiring to witness what we are able to achieve through hard work and dedication.
The Venue is a chic venue at the ever-popular Melrose Arch. We also got to dress up a little for the event and I finally got to wear my crimson dress for an evening out on the town. The host mentioned that the evening was basically the Oscars of the Beauty Industry and with the talented ladies going up and accepting their awards with emotional speeches, it truly seemed to be. 
Met some wonderful ladies and we chatted about the many different aspects of the industry. 
With the many ideas of true beauty, imagine trying to cater to them all?

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Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS – Monte Casino – Johannesburg

Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS – Monte Casino – Johannesburg
Had the pleasure of attending the opening night of TAP DOGS, in Johannesburg and it quite frankly blew my mind! I’ve always had an interest in the idea of tapping and creating music with just the “SOUL’s” of our shoes, but I did not expect the experience to be quite so mind-blowing! 
I watch movies where these choreographers create music and melodies from general sounds in the city but this show has changed my idea of creating! The way a handful of guys completely transformed the stage and set, effortlessly. The sound was crystal clear, you could hear every tap, and click, beat, and OMG, the surprise elements of the show will certainly keep you glued to the stage throughout the performance.
It is incredibly difficult to tell you about all the incredible things you will experience at the show, without giving away too much. Do yourself a favour and book your tickets to one of the shows, and thank me later! 

BOOK TODAY!
Venue: Teatro, Montecasino, Fourways, JHB
Times: Tue – Sat 3pm/ 8pm| Sun 2pm, 6pm
Cost: R160 – R415
Website: tapdogs.co.uk
Facebook: tapdogsofficial
Twitter: TapDogsofficial
Photography By : Erik Forster

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Bonafide Blog Launch Event – Henops Hiking Trail

Bonafide Blog Launch Event – Henops Hiking Trail
Some of you know that I’ve been blogging for over ten years already and had different blog names and even tried out different types of content but I’ve finally settled on a platform that is a pretty good representation of me. The dictionary has a great definition of what Bonafide means…

Origin: Latin, literally ‘with good faith’
Synonyms: Authentic, genuine, real, true, actual, sterling
Adverb: Without intention to deceive.

 

I have done everything in my power to live according to just that. I am nothing without my authenticity. I strive to be real and genuine in a world where that is proving to be more rare everyday. I take some time off of social media every now and again, to regain perspective on life and where I’m at. It makes a world of difference because it is far too easy to become what others what you to be, than to truly be okay with being YOU. 
But that is why BONAFIDE means so much to me. It is what I will always aspire to be, it serves as a reminder that we are all different and that is what makes us beautiful and REAL!
I started blogging many years ago because of my passion for writing and photography because back then, I guess people found appreciation in my writing and my captured moments. They somewhat related to me in ways I’ve never imagined. Some told me about the many ways I have helped them have courage, others mentioned that I somehow saved them. I remember sitting on my laptop reading responses to my written words, with tear-filled eyes and it’s crazy to me how powerful our own stories can be to others. Somehow creating content has become more than just that. More than sharing my life, but it also helps me deal with moments in my own life, when I feel lost, alone or uninspired. My platform has become an experience to me.. a constant, humbling and, in it’s own way rewarding.
 
In the time I spend off social media, I choose to be with family and friends that make me feel good and positive amidst all the craziness and because there are people out there, feeling overwhelmed with their own lives as well… I’ve just relaunched the Bonafide CLUB where we join like-minded individuals to just get outdoors and enjoy nature, quality food, and really good company. I’ve had a number of people asking me when my next event was going to be and it felt wrong to have stopped it these last few months. So it’s back! We do bucket list adventures from river-rafting to horse riding or just having a game night around a fire-pit, roasting marshmallows. Surprisingly enough there are a lot more opportunities to hit up a new club that to actually find someone to join you on a hike. So for those, this club is for you. 
 
I am a dreamer, a believer and a hoarder of creating moments and then capturing them. Somehow we are able to freeze those precious moments in time, and re-look at them, and relive them. I’ve become so engaged in capturing moments that I started doing Photography professionally. A couple years ago I used to shoot a lot more, models, corporates, kids, parties, even weddings. After a few years, I had the biggest technology crash of all time, and being the whimp I was… I was too scared to continue, because the idea of failure destroyed me! In less dramatic headlines, I am now over that fear and have started shooting again. I’ve always wanted to do a galleria showcase and hopefully one day I will, but for now, you have the opportunity to shop my art on my online store. I take photos when I feel inspired and I imagine my portraits gracing your walls someday. Like I said, I am a dreamer. 
 
Another dream I’ve had as a kid was having a clothing line, a collection of pieces that I’ve created, that others would feel beautiful wearing. But it was never something I thought would actually happen. About two years ago, I couldn’t find the kind of festival accessories I wanted, and one of my friends suggested that I make it myself. I did. People then started questioning where I bought the pieces and if I’d make some for them too at a cost (their suggestion). At first I didn’t think about actually selling them, but it would be a lost opportunity… so I started making a ton of pieces mostly accessories and I was pleasantly surprised that I sold out on these hand-crafted pieces before I had a chance to put some up in my Online Store. 
I am excited to launch a few more products in store, in September and I hope they will do as well as the first few drops. Another reason I make them is because I have the opportunity to add a charitable percentage with each purchase. I either split the actual monetary profits to award a percentage to charity or I donate some of the pieces to woman and girls who could use a little reason to smile and feel beautiful. 
I have also started hiring ladies to help me with manufacturing each piece completely by hand, in that, creating jobs for them as well. It is a special feeling to acknowledge this, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity and to my customers. Thank you!
I will also be launching the new Brand Logo and I am super excited to share it with all of you. Also if you would like to submit a charity house, please email the details to me for consideration. 
 
I will be mentioning all of this at the launch event happening on 1 September and I am excited for us to get in on the fit trend. Purchasing of tickets can be done on my Store as well and for only R150 you will be able to enjoy a bunch of outdoor activities at one of the most stunning outdoor locations in Hartebeespoort, Pretoria. 
Bonafide has partnered with the incredible people at Impact Adventures Africa and we have worked out some incredible deals for you to enjoy at hugely discounted prices. You can also come and enjoy some hiking trails and bike trails , absolutely free! Keeping on the free trend… we will also be having some boerewors rolls and refreshments for you. You are also encouraged to bring along your baskets, and to enjoy a picnic with us because with all that activity, we need some good grub! It’s about balance!
 
We have a countdown to our special event and hopefully you will be there to enjoy these moments with us! 
Book your tickets today!

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture – Delivered by Former President of USA Obama

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture – Delivered by Former President of USA Obama
I’ve taken the longest time to actually share this post because I felt somewhat inadequately knowledgeable. We are all praising a man, a president, a freedom fighter but somehow I feel that people don’t really know all that much about his life. Why did he go to prison? What does it actually take to change a nation? To change the world?
In all honesty, I still don’t have the full knowledge of what his crime was because the internet allows me to know about what food he ate while in prison, the letters he wrote and even the times when his comrades visited him. There is a multitude of videos and articles on the day he was released but basically nothing on why he was there to begin with.  
Don’t get me wrong, I respect the courage it took to stand up against a system that was hateful and forced millions of people to live a life of misery.I am truly thankful I did not have to bare witness to any of it. To now have the freedom to live as we wish to live, because he, and a handful of others risked their lives to affect change for us to enjoy. But what exactly did they do? 
27 years is a long time to find it within yourself to forgive, to learn and to take the bold steps of  changing your life, but that is exactly what Madiba did. I have a mountain of respect for the life ‘the father of our nation’ has lived, after prison. He not only changed his own life or even the lives of billions of people around the world. But every year, that change is still being spread, through our 67 minutes of goodwill being done, in his honor. 

I dream about freedom. True, actual, freedom.
To not disregard race or culture, but to acknowledge and accept it. 
To not turn a blind eye to our differences, but to embrace them. 
To not hate, because we are so much more capable of love.
To not create a world where peace is threatened due to revenge. 
To not turn South Africa into a new apartheid era, because it is fast-becoming exactly that. 
I dream of Peace. To not need the courage to simply live. 
I pray about becoming a Goodwill Ambassador, to be somewhat of a beacon of light in a seemingly dark world. So maybe that’s why I’m asking about the HOW and the WHY. I want to affect change, but I question if my courage is enough. If my sacrifice of freedom will allow freedom for others thereafter. 27 years of sacrifice and reflection. 
Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old this year, and The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts the Annual Lecture and there is incredible speakers at the occasion. This year was pretty massive as USA’s first black President, Barack Obama delivered this year’s Annual Lecture. 
I don’t know where to begin with how incredible it was! 15 000 people gathered at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Illovo, Johannesburg. There were dignities and royalty present and thousands of what I would like to call ‘important people’ and then there was me. I could say I felt honored, but that doesn’t even begin to emphasize the overwhelming feeling I felt sitting there among these people. 
I know it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal to a lot of you, but I attended as media, representing my blog. A platform that I created on a whim. For the love of writing and creating content for my family and friends to enjoy. And there I was, at an event that I honestly felt has changed my view on a number of things… 

We all have the power to affect change
We don’t need to change the world, but we are able to change ourselves 
If we cannot find Good, Be Good 
There is a lot of good happening around us, it’s not all bad 
The government is there for a reason, and not everyone is corrupt 
We can do good, even when we find ourselves in the worst stage of our lives 
We are One South Africa. 

I felt empowered, that I am not completely naive to have hope. Hope in a better future. 
Here is a recording of the entire Lecture. 

A week later I was invited to attend a celebration in honor of Nelson Mandela, at the Joburg Theatre.
It was a collection of artists that were, in their own right, legends as well. Here are some of the photo’s I managed to take in between the dancing, singing, cheering and having the absolute time of my life. 

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