Friday, February 13, 2015

50 Shades Of Grey [Movie Review]

Last night Ster-Kinekor decided to have a pre-screening of the much anticipated movie based on the book by EL James, Fifty Shades Of Grey.

I haven't read any of the books because they appealed more to housewives (not sure if they're desperate) and amorous girls.

As expected the movie section at Gateway was teeming with women of all shapes, sizes and ages. It looked like some of them were in a large group which later I found out were invited by Sibaya Casino that booked a block of seats. There was some drama as the Sibaya seats were all over the show and people wanted to be seated next to their friends. This resulted in some stubborn ladies sitting in the wrong seats and some irate ladies trying to move them. The movie eventually started half an hour later after management was brought in to sort out the seating.

Some promo people were there. I think I saw Herbalife and a company that was selling beauty products. Mangwanani ladies were present giving free massages outside the Prestige theatre.

Fifty Shades Of Grey stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Some people were hoping that Grey would be portrayed by the ever gloomy Ian Somerhalder but I think Jamie did a good job. And some said that Dakota was too pretty to play Anastasia because she was supposed to be a plain Jane girl next door.

The movie itself was actually very interesting but my girlfriend Lorna said that a lot was left out that was in the book. Later she read a few excerpts to me and I think that if these were included in the movie they would have made it ridiculous and it would lack class.

If you're a diehard fan of the book don't expect the raunchy dialogue or the racy sex scenes found in the books. Just enjoy the movie.

Monday, December 1, 2014

World Aids Day 2014

Today is the 1st of December 2014. It is World AIDS Day.

As the world fights the issue of dealing with HIV and AIDS many organisations in South Africa are joining them.

We have realised that besides finding a cure young people can be educated to prevent the spread of HIV by abstaining from sex at a very early age and if that isn't possible then they should at least condomise and stick to one sexual partner.

The government has provided free condoms in most public toilets and this has been an effective weapon against the spread of HIV.

As the cure for AIDS is still to be found all we as responsible humans can do is try to prevent it.

Lets work together to stop AIDS.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

An Evening With John Legend

Last night Durban spent an evening with John Legend.

I wasn't really a fan of the artist but after watching him perform live I have developed a lot of respect for him and his talent. 

The venue was the beautiful Moses Mabhida Stadium and she was just showing off closing her top to protect the concert goers from a little rain that always prevalent at Durban events.

Lira opened for him and her performance was a spectacular starter for what was to come for the rest of the night. 

Legend came on just after 21:00 and it was well worth the wait! He was accompanied by a string quartet, a guitarist, drummer, bassist and he wowed the crowd with his perfect piano playing. 

He was very interactive with his audience, delving into his past and his humble beginnings from just playing piano to backup singing for Alicia Keys.

He dedicated a song to his grandmother, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and you could see that music was in every part of his being.

His flawless performance lasted till 23:00 and his encore was the much anticipated All Of Me with the entire stadium joining in. 

I don't think anyone left disappointed and if you did then you don't know what music is or you're deaf.

Monday, September 22, 2014

World Rhino Day 22 September 2014

Today is world Rhino Day!

World Rhino Day celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. It is held every year on the 22nd September.

It started of as an awareness day started by the WWF in South Africa has grown into a global phenomenon but this isn't stopping poachers from killing rhinos for their horns.

For more info on World Rhino Day you can visit the official website here.

Let's make the world aware that rhinos in the wild are dwindling and soon we won't have these majestic creatures if we don't put a stop to rhino horn poaching.


Last Thursday 18 September 2014, saw the launch of the Greyville Exhibition and Events Company.

The event was attended by over 500 event organisers and media personalities who were given a tour of the facilities before ending up at the executive suite for a fabulous fashion show, drinks and snacks.

Essentially what was showcased was a venue that can cater for events ranging from a small intimate dinner party to a full on wedding or a sporting event.

Some of the rooms included the Sea Cottage room which is a little small and the Silver Ring Room which is one of the largest indoor facilities without any pillars inside it in Durban. From this room you can see the beautiful Durban skyline across the Greyville Racecourse and the Royal Durban Golf Course.

The fashion show at the end of the night's launch included some of Durban's most talented designers. The show started off with Just Undies models dressed in some of the sexiest lingerie that could rival a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show followed by the show stopping Kireshen Chetty Styling and Jacqui Emmanuel amongst other designers.

The evening ended in a spectacular fireworks display with everyone going home with a goodie bag and a couple bottles of wine.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Neon Run SA: The Durban Chapter

Last weekend on the 30 August 2014 was Durban's turn to experience this really bright event.

Gates opened at 2:00pm and the Neon Run was scheduled for 6:30pm.

There was plenty of entertainment as people slowly filled up the side field near Kingspark Stadium. Some 5FM DJs including Roger Goode, Dean FUEL and alternate rocker Mathew Mole played throughout the day.

The 5km run started at 7:00pm with some people running straight to the loos at Moses Mabhida Stadium and a few people (I won't mention any names) running straight to Subway for a chow!

The run itself was fun. There were people skateboarding and rollerblading too. At the halfway mark there was a led UV light station for people to take selfies.

When the people got back the party went on into the night.

We didn't stay till the end. We ended up at Rovers Sports Club and were unfortunate enough to see some Rovers Rugby players go Full Monty on the bar! The free stripshow was not appreciated.

The next run is to be held in Bloemfontein at Chevrolet Park on the 20th of September 2014. If you're in the area it would be good to check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nicki vs Taylor [Video]

Two videos were released this week that made waves on the social media scene. 

The first was Taylor Swift's music video for her song Shake It Off. In her song she mentions her exes again and her haters. There are various dance sequences including some twerking. Yes. Taylor Swift twerks in this video.

The second video was Nicki Minaj's for her song Anaconda. Now this one has Nicki wearing almost nothing and most of the video is about her and her dancers twerking. The end of the video has her giving Drake a lap dance. She leaves him with his head in his hands. I'm not sure if he is feeling like he wants more or he can't believe what just happened.

Here are the videos and you can decide which is the better of the two.

Please comment below.