Yes! I’m obsessed with Adele right now. Sue me! She covered Cheryl Cole’s “Promise This” at the BBC Live Lounge and turned it from a song with a below mediocre vocal performance to a superbly haunting tune with real feeling and emotion. Her voice will never cease to amaze me. Never. Please, have a listen:
I didn’t know which 3 to pick so I chose the last 3 people that either tweeted me or direct messaged me on twitter. Here it goes:
1. @mohamedlatib – well, funny story that. I used to be his marketing tutor back in university. Normally, tutors are meant to keep a bit of a distance form students – you know that whole “professional/independent thing” – but Mo and I seemed to get along very well. He’s super clever and funny as well. Oh, and I must mention the really nice cardigans he wears. Good taste runs in my circles, lol.
2. 2.1 @Cheedz – um, she’s my sister so that doesn’t count. I guess I met her right after she was born, lol. Ok, so I’ll need to pick another one.
2.2 @wandasonyazi – I met her in high-school through my friendship with my partner in fashion crime, Vuyi. High-school is a weird place as per my previous post, but I worlds came together because we have similar likes – we’re both movie people, we’re both music people, she’s a Britney fan (I remember she had the In The Zone album and was a die-hard fan, I wonder if she still is?), we both like books, Oprah was another mutual obsession and she’s a dreamer and a searcher. That, I like.
3. @missbseane – I met Ms Seane through our fun times at The University of Cape Town when we both did UCT RAG fundraising work for the university’s charity. And then she turned out to become my brother’s girlfriend, which further solidified our friendship and her presence in my life. That love affair subsequently ended and I was left in an awkward situation. We’ve drifted apart over the years but for some reason, I still consider her more than just a person I was close to back in the day, we shared some amazing moments and those I will cherish forever.
So, I’m joining Lookbook soon. Soooo excited and a little nervous all at the same time! For those not in the know, Lookbook is a website for fashion addicts like myself that like to wear and share their favourite and current fashion looks. Bearing in mind that my chosen profession in accounting requires me to wear formal pants and shirts all week (ugh!!!), Lookbook will be like my fashion playground snce I only have Saturdays & Sundays to wear the clothes I that really like. I’m still starting out, so I gotta work and improve the quality of my photos.
Now is the time of trying all the things I’ve always wanted to try and Lookbook is on the list. Wish me luck! xx
Hmmm…well…that’s quite a toughie. What I do know is that it is Kate Winslet related. I love that women’s work so intensely. In that case, The Sound of Music is ruled out, but I must say, it would have been a close contender for favourite movie. Another close contender is The Hours (Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman) – saw it a couple of years after it came out when a new acquaintance introduced it to me in university over some wine (as always, lol) – it is beyond amazing! Wooo!
Okay, so my favourite Ms Winslet movies are Revolutionary Road, Finding Neverland & Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. Looking at that list actually makes my decision easier, there is a clear winner: Finding Neverland
Why? Simply because the movie is about seeing how far your imagination can take you. (Brief storyline: It is a semi-autobiographical take on author J.M. Barrie and the creation of the magical Neverland for a group of kids who met that didn’t want to grow up.) Imagine it and create it. I’m not the Michael Jackson type (RIP) that doesn’t want to grow up or anything but I understand wanting to keep the innocence and zest for life that comes with being a child. Message: Create a world that fits in with how you want your life to be – that is the message I got from the movie. In addition, Kate’s acting was so good, it threw me out! Threw. Me. Out!
“Whenever something doesn’t work out the way you thought it would, instead of thinking that something went wrong, see it as something that went unexpectedly well, but for reasons that are not yet apparent. Everything plays to your favor.”
Nothing slaps you in the face and wakes you up more than hearing that someone you know, and close in age, has passed away. That happened to me yesterday. This guy was a friend of one of my best friends. I got to know him a bit 3 years ago and we were never close friends but we were cordial to each other.
The part that gets me is that he was so young. As in my kind of young: I know the people he knew, I went to the places he went, I knew him. The lesson is: The feeling of being invincible that comes with youth is not real, it is so not real. Life is short and we need to enjoy every single moment and be grateful just for being alive because trust me, we could die at any given moment. Any given moment. Again, that Rumer song “you’re alive, just be thankful for this time”.
Do the things you want to do, be yourself and honor the time you have on this earth. That was my lesson of the day.
I saw him waiting, as I drove past. Waiting. Reading his newspaper…and waiting. The thing is, he needs something to happen in order for him to act/live/do his job. No accident = no towing/no acting/no happening/no “jobbing”.
Lesson: I don’t want to spend my life waiting for something to happen so that my life can actually start happening. These are the moments, these are my moments.
These are our moments, people!
If there is something you want to do, do it! If there is something you want to say, say it! If there is somewhere you want to go, go there! If there is something you want to feel, feel it!
These are our moments. Never to be had again. Live. The verb!