Thursday, April 19, 2012

Face-Gram or Insta-Book

"Instagram is value to Mark Z and he had some particular strategic reasons for putting that value on it. The reason people go to Facebook most often is to share photos and Facebook has no position, really, to speak of, or they are weaker anyway, in mobile and instagram was strong in mobile and its all about sharing photos. It's sort of strong where Facebook was weak."

Andrew Dowell - WSJ Corporate Bureau Chief

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

From Akona To bookCLUB:

Dear friends

I’m just a girl, standing (well sitting) in front of her computer, asking you to accept her love.

In different and unique ways I love you all and hold you in very high regard.

You are beautiful, passionate, caring and absolutely amazing. Enough for me to want to express the glowing feeling I get when I’m in your presence, when you are on my mind and when you I read your emails and messages in your voice in my head.

What you have in common is how self-aware you are, and that makes for incredible women to be associated with.

Anele:

Your heart is so big, your mind so fast, your laugh so true. You are deliberate in all you do and that speaks to how well you align your heart, mind and your soul. You are kind and thoughtful and have a way to make everyone feel special, and seen. You are a breath of fresh air. I appreciate you.

Bontle:

Buddy, you easy going nature with a mix humour makes you so wonderful to be around. As elusive as you are, as soon as we are together it’s as though we haven’t missed a step. I appreciate you.

Dawn:

You are calm and not. You are crazy and collected. You are passionate and full of life. You are honest and trustworthy. You know how to carry a friend in need, and you are willing to listen. Even as you change, as one does with time and experiences, I always know who you are. You make me laugh and help me escape the mundane, and do it all so effortlessly. I appreciate you.

Kate:

The way you see the world is so refreshing. You are warm and hilarious. You have heart, and a lot of patience. You make me feel like anything is possible if you look on the bright side. I love that you love, and love the human you created who brings such happiness to me. I wanna be an ussist, just coz you are. I appreciate you.

Natalie:

Your focus is incredible. The way you do what you want to do without feeling hindered by what other people think is inspiring. I love that you don’t buy face for the sake of keeping things cool. You are beautiful and watching you blossom into yourself is wonderful. I appreciate you.

Nomfundo:

The lady. I love how open you are. I love how you stand by your opinion. I love that there isn’t a debate you can’t sprinkle with yourNomfundoness. I love the love you have black people. I love your militancy in your beliefs. You are surprising and familiar. You are a woman of substance and class. You make me want to be better, try harder, question everything until I know where I stand. I appreciate you.

Nonhlanhla:

You are a woman of women. You trust, you love, and let life be beautiful. You are selfless and caring. I love that you are passionate and share knowledge with ease. You give of yourself without expectation. I appreciate you.

Nomathamsanqa:

Your over the top laugh is experience that leaves me lighter, always. Your heart is big and the number of times you have been my rock is immeasurable. You love, you live, you laugh. Even when it is dark, you try and put everyone before you. You are willing to try new things, even if they scare you and that is wonderful. I appreciate you.

Rose:

Quick wit, considered thoughts, and fantastic running commentary make you such a pleasure to have a conversation with. You make even the most complicated situation seem like a piece of cake. The way your mind works is a maze I love trying to figure out. You are an amazing woman who keeps being the gift that keeps on giving. I love being in your company. You are welcoming and loving. I appreciate you.

Simone:

Nah ah man, I wanna make my own soce. Your passion is contagious. The adventure spirit in you is inspiring. You try, you do, and won’t stop until something is great. I love that you can walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with friends. You are fast paced and intense, and that it quite a ride. I appreciate you.

Tumelo:

Easily the most dynamic woman I know. I’m your biggest fan. I love that your dreams scare you a little and you challenge yourself and ask yourself those difficult questions. You are creative and speak your personality through so many visual and audio facets; it’s a great experience to enjoy. It has been beautiful to watch your soul come alive with every passing day. I appreciate you.

You are all women I would have been proud to introduce to my mom.

I love you.

(No I’m not dying)

Lyrical Affair: Karyn White - I'm Your Woman


Boy I'll never trade ya, or let another woman take ya.
I'm holding on to what I've got, I'm not a fool.
My girlfriends think I'm crazy, but I never let it phaze me,
when they criticize the love I feel for you. Cause

I'm your woman, and I want the world to know it
so I try my best to show that, I love you.
I'm your woman, oh baby don't you know it?
If you don't just let me show ya. I love you.
Ooh I love you, I love you, I love you.
And I'm so proud to be your woman.
I love you, I love you I love you.
Baby I love you.

Boy I couldn't stand it, if you took my love for granted,
cause i cherish all the time I spend with you. Yes I do.
To be in love is special, it's worth more than any treasure.
Loving you forever is all I want to do. Oh cause

I'm your woman, and I want the world to know it
so I try my best to show that, I love you. ooh
I'm your woman, oh baby don't you know it?
If you don't just let me show ya. I love you.
Ooh I love you, I love you, I love you.
And I'm so proud to be your woman.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
Really really love you boy.

Something about the way you make me feel.
It keeps me spinning head over heels.
And I'm so proud to say that I'm your woman,
cause when I say it out loud, it just rings, so I sing
and start to shout.

I'm your woman, and I want the world to know it
so I try my best to show that, I love you.
I'm your woman, oh baby don't you know it?
If you don't just let me show ya. I love you. (Yeah, yeah)
I love you, I love you, I love you, (really do love you)
I love you, I love you, I love you. (and I know you love me too)
I love you, I love you, I love you. (baby I love you)
I love you, I love you. I love you, (And I'm not ashamed to say it)

Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.
(and I'm gonna tell the world)
Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.

Too many words can get in the way, I'll break it down and simply say
I'm always gonna be here for you.

Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.
Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.

Nobody else can love me this way, and every night on my knees
I pray that the love you give is never ending. So in love with you.
Baby I love you.

Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.
(So in love with you)
Proud to say I'm your woman because I'm so in love with you.


I have never really felt this song like this before. I don't know what's going on with me but hey, in my friend's words, Love is lovely.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Attitude Is Everything!

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Some Call It Bling Bling!

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He Said: John Lennon

"I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, into another."

Today I Liked This:

Sweet Baby Jezuz!

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"The End of An Error, I Mean Era"

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We are going to miss their madness.

...The Fly Over Show - Sat 31 March


...and...and...and of course, I can't wait to hear DJ Raiko's set. I nod to his beats.

#ttby

Eye See Music: CT: CTIJF - JHB: The Fly Over Show


As bleak as I am about missing the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, looks like the Music Gods are still shining their light upon me this side. I just got off the phone with Akona telling me about this awesome gig, Fly Over Show. It will be held in Soweto at Freedom Square this coming Saturday the 31st. This is the show's 5th year running strong. "A festival that transforms the grey space beneath the Hockley Flyover, Birmingham into an oasis of cultural expression celebrating generations of black music and art." I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

So, Dear friends flying over to Cape Town for the Jazz, have tons of fun and please bring me stunning photos and breathtaking videos but most importantly memories. Jean Grae, Pharaohe Monch and Lauryn Hill *sigh, be still my heart*.

Here's to Music!!!

#ttby


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eat: Little Durban Indian Cuisine




I went out to dinner with someone really special to my heart on Friday. A little spot called
Little Durban Indian Cuisine. It's in Brooklyn, Pretoria. The food is so delicious!

Check here for more info

Monday, March 26, 2012

Music










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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

He Said: Ed Macauley

"When you are not practicing, remember, someone, somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him, he will win." - Ed Macauley

Attitude Is Everything!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Gentleman's Affair!



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Eye See Music: Jammin'n Tings

DJ Satori
DJ BlaQt and The Backyard Selektah are Evolokxion All-Stars(Joburg)
TrueJones & Lwazi Prolific as Steredtox(Joburg)
Lava Lamp Experience (UK)
Zane (Ficksburg)
DJ ToneBone(Holland)
MC Herby Dangerous(Zimbwabwe}
DJ Ang ca (Maseru)
HacOne(Joburg)
Reform Soundsystem, Joburg)
Hajila Movement(Harare)
DJ Enaunda( Canada)
DJ Pilzy Lee (Music at Last, Joburg)
Quaz (Liquid Tongue, Joburg)
Noban2 (Evo Lokxion, Joburg)
DJ Kongisto (Organik Soul, Joburg)
Hempza Mawawa & The Black Sunday Arts Academy (Joburg)
DJ Funkikora(Afro Groove, UK)
For the 2012 Edition will include a hosts of activities including the the film Tent runned by Inkarhi Pictures, screening short films and documentaries from indie/student film makers from around the world. Stalls, Drumming, Workshops and Site seeing are some of the activities to look forward to with some of the activities to be announced as the festival draws closer…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eye See Music: Analogue Nights - Leap Year Edition

That's what's up tonight.

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Simply Perfect!

I agree with Garance, these are simply PERFECT! I love high heels and all the attitude they posess. I've always believed a good pair will make any woman feel like she's got a new set of breasts.

Mercedes Benz Joburg Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Schedule


Day 1: Wednesday 7th March
Fast Track Show (13:30 - 15:00)
Foschini Show (15:00)

Day 2: Thursday 8th March
Hyde Park Collective Show (18:00)
Fabiani (19:00)
Kluk CGDT (20:00)
Abigail Betz (21:00)
Heni (22:00)

Day 3: Friday 9th March
Tashkaya/ Black Coal Clothing/ Mosewamosa (18:00)
Kwazulu Natal Fashion Council Presents: (19:00)
Karen Monk Klinjstra, Genna Wae-Webster,
Katherine Kidger, Siyathemba Ngwenya
David Tlale (20:00)
Csquared (21:00)
Dax Martin Chocolatier Collection Brought to you by Magnum (22:00)

Day 4: 10th March
Grapevine/Distinctive Man/Thabani Mavundla (16:00)
Danielle Margaux/Wigfig (17:00)
Loin Cloth and Ashes/Avant (18:00)
Spero Villioti (19:00)
Gavin Rajah (20:00)
Abigail Keats/Leigh Schubert (21:00)
Thula Sindi (22:00)

Tickets can be purchased HERE



She Said: Joanna Newsom

"pray that what you lack does not distract"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Attitude Is Everything!

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Heaven!

Well, of course heaven looks something like this. Well, for me at least. I know my gal Poppy would agree.

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Lyrical Affair: Pete Philly & Perquisite - Time Flies

Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Can't believe how much I've grown,
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies...

It only seems like yesterday
when I walked in the park
with my boys and I was smoking all of that weed
Rolling papers and a few blunts,
and the sunshine was all that we need
We used to skate, irritate all the neighbours
I swear yo they hated me.
A good day, wasn't a good day,
Unless I land a trick and they'd see it.
Today I reminisce and say,
It was all just fun and games
We used to play then back in the day,
and now I realise that before the day,
I'm old and grey,
I gotta make each day count
cos the amount of the hours is slippin' away

Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Can't believe how much I've grown,
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies...

I know you've sent me some e-mails
and call me 'bout this an' times
and I haven't been calling you back
But nowadays yo my life's kinda crazy
the tours and the...then I'm back.
I know you had some ups and some downs,
tell me where you been living at
I hope that all your ambitions and your dreams and your hope are still in tact
Yo, just let me know, when you wanna walk through my door
so we can chat and relax just some facts
drinking six packs after that scout for some...oooo
forgot you don't do that no more!
I wish time was a little more slow
but it's not, just come to my spot let the memories flow

Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
Can't believe how much I've grown,
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies,
man sometimes I feel old
Haven't you noticed how Time Flies...

P.S. I love their music as a group and as solo artists. Check out their work here and here

Lyrical Affair: Jesse Boykins III - When Your Ready


When I'm ready, I will wait for you, when we're steady I will hold you close, against all odds, tell me what are the odds, that you will see me as your lover boo, that you'll know the warmth I have for you, open your eyes, love open them wide

I'll be there, we'll be here, I'll stay near, I'm prepared, when (your) ready, when we're steady

Such a vision that I have for you, how I dream to picture just the two of us
Greatness is near, why drag fate into fear? No point in letting go without holding on.
No point in living life without growing strong, we'll keep things afloat and still rock the boat.

I'll be there, we'll be here, I'll stay here, I'll stay near, I'm prepared, when (you're) ready, when we're steady

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Books: Sefi Atta - Everything Good Will Come

I'm loving this book my friend Dawn lent me by Sefi Atta 'Everything Good Will Come'. So much character.

She Said: Laurell K. Hamilton

"Men don't settle down because of the right woman. They settle down because they are finally ready for it. Whatever woman they're dating when they get ready is the one they settle down with, not necessarily the best one or the prettiest, just the one who happened to be on hand when the time got to be right. Unromantic, but still true."

She Said: Anais Nin

"I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and great fear of shallow living"

Once You Lie To Her

  • Once you lie to her & she finds out, she's gonna wonder if you've been lying the whole time.
  • Once you lie to her & she finds out, she's gonna wonder what else are you lying about.
  • Once you lie to her & she finds out, she's no longer going to fully believe anything you say.
  • Once you lie to her & she finds out, she's no longer going to fully trust you.
  • Once you lie to her & she finds out, good luck winning her trust back.

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Attitude Is Everything!

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The Coward vs. The Idiot

Nike Said: Measurability

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