Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Black Panther Movie Review & Comic Con AFRICA


Buenos Dias

{Disclaimer: This post MAY contain some Spoilers, though I tried my hardest to minimize that, so chillax}
What an awesome week it's been so far! This whole journey started on Sunday when I scored tickets to go see the Black Panther Movie. Shout out to Noree Victoria!!
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I was pleasantly surprised that they were for the VIP theater @ Traderoute Mall's NuMetro. Which included luxuriously comfy reclining leather seating!

Quotes
What will really stand out for those into personal development is the amazing Leadership quotes & moments.




Characters

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I love that they've each got their own Emoji on Twitter! Now while Chadwick Boseman is the lead & we fell in love with him via Civil War when he made his debut, I'd like to highlight these 3 characters from the movie that totally shattered barriers of a thousand & one stereotypes to come out as some of my absolutely favorite MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe) characters of all time!

You may know her as the badass, Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead & I totally didn't recognize her without her dreads. Okoye delivers one of the Most, if not Most Iconic sayings in the movie:

The saying that was instantly Hashtag'd which spanned of hundreds & hundreds of thousands of posts all over the internet. She's so ABSOLUTE in this movie. She never wavers in her duty as a warrior to her country & the throne. Usually that kind of somewhat "blind obedience" irks us but she showed such strength in conviction that you couldn't help but admire it.
This is why representation is so important! 







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What are your thoughts on #BlackPanther's sister Shuri after having seen the movie?

Me:

She is unequivocally a BREAKOUT Star from this film!!!
vox.com even titles:

Shuri, Black Panther’s teen girl genius, is Marvel’s most promising character in ages

Move over, Tony Stark.

From her epic style, to her mad technology & engineering skills. From her wacky humor to her cunning adaptability. She is truly one of a kind. Called by many as their New FAVORITE Disney Princess !
Here are some of her Best Quotes in the Movie:

This corset is really uncomfortable. So can we wrap this up & go home? The real question is, what are THOSE? Guess what I call them? Sneakers. Great, another broken white boy for me to fix. Don’t scare me like that, Colonizer! is the BEST!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ❤๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ


I was laughing the loudest in the cinema for her cause she cracked me up so much. I have such crush vibes on her right now.

I had a bad taste of Michael B Jordan in the last Fantastic Four movie so I wasn't too jazzed for him to be the Black Panther's main villain, tbh. I'm so ecstatic & humbled that I was so so severely WRONG in my assumption that he would ruin this villain.

because WHISTLE* @michaelbjordan SLAYED at #Killmonger ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅas a villain coz even as a badass mofo the dude got you all up in them feels at the end! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž His back story & motivations for doing what he does in the movie are insanely well developed & so compelling to sympathize & empathize with. It's been a long long time since a movie or tv villain has done that to me. 

He also delivered My Personal Favorite line in the Movie that completely floored me in depth & compassion:

"Bury me in the ocean. Just like my ancestors who jumped off the ships. Because they knew Death was better than a Life of Bondage."๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿค˜

I was curious on one thing though. So I took to my favorite social media platform, Twitter, to post my Question.
The Answer:
I utterly enjoyed every minute & moment of this movie. From the epic & picturesque fight scenes to the quiet, unnerving depth filled scenes especially between fathers and sons. From the mesmerizing scenery that makes you almost entirely BELIEVE that Wakanda is a Real place in Africa right now to the captivating culture of this fictional society.

Black Panther has received critical acclaim, with praise directed toward its visuals, screenplay, characters, direction, costume design, action sequences, soundtrack, and performances. Critics considered it as one of the best films set in the MCU and noted its cultural significance. It has grossed over $426 million worldwide, and its four-day opening weekend gross of just under $242 million in the United States was the second-highest of all time. Its three-day gross of $202 million was the fifth-highest of all-time and also set the record for biggest debut by an African American director
The director of #BlackPanther #RyanCoogler. (Only 31) He had $900k budget 4 #Fruitvale Station it made 16 mil. Had 40 mil bud 4 #Creed it made 173 mil. #Marvel gave him 200+ million budget 4 Black Panther. Most eva given 2 an #African American director He SLAYED!๐Ÿ”ฅ

This is JUST the beginning. Black Panther is on track to SMASH through so many barriers & milestones, it'll leave your head in a tailspin. Waaaaakanda ForrrrrrRRrrrEver!!!.


I; Enricoh Alfonzo; undoubtedly, vehemently, and whole-heartedly recommend this Movie to everyone.

BREAKING NEWS!!!
Comic Con is coming to Africa!!! 
#ComicConAfrica #YourHeroesAreComing

Do not miss the first Comic Con Africa, which will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Center from the 14th–16th Sept 18

The Entire Africa Fandom RN:

you have No Idea what it means for that chubby, nerdy spectacle-wearing kid who use to read comics by flash light under the covers or endlessly youtube Comic Con videos just to Dream of one day being there. Experiencing the atmosphere, the people, the panels, the cosplays. AND now to be actually within a few months distance of it, right HERE in JOHANNESBURG! If that ain't the power of Dreaming BIG & Positive Will Power with some LUCK, I dunno what is, yo. 
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Just imagine all the cosplays. I bet there will be tons of #BlackPanther related ones this year. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

To give you a tastes here's the incomparable Ms Khahliso & her husband cosplaying 
the queen mother aka Ramonda & the Black Panther aka T'Challa respectively


I swear the #BlackPanther fans be re-inventing #African #Fashion rn yo.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ LIT!๐Ÿ”ฅ #WakandaStyle

Have you seen the Black Panther Movie Yet? 
If So, what are your Feelings on it? If not, WHY NOT?
GO NOW!

Are you excited for Comic Con? Will you be cosplaying? Leave a comment below. 
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Florida School Shooting: Victim Peter Wang Held Door Open For Others

'Funny, caring, selfless'

At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.

The attack began at 14:30 local time (19:30 GMT) on Wednesday {14 February 2018} at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about an hour north of Miami.

Buenos Dias


What a Horrible & tragic way to spend Valentine's Day.
It is with a heavy heart & dried off tears that I bring you this senseless tragedy of which many heroes arose. From Peter Wang, to the teachers, to the janitor, to the police responders. A huge Thank You & Salute to each & every one of them.

This is the worst shooting since 2012, when gunman Adam Lanza attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
He shot dead 20 young children and six adults before killing himself.


It is the sixth school shooting incident in 2018 that has either wounded or killed students, according to the advocacy website.Is this now becoming a TREND? School Shooting? With so many in such short periods of time, it's hard to believe that more and more disturbed people are thinking the only way to vent their, anger, pain & torment is to shoot up a school?

I researched South African School Shooting as well:
Soweto schoolSowetoSouth AfricaSeptember 19, 19940An 18-year-old student shot and wounded seven of his schoolmates with a rifle, after he had been reprimanded. The youth then escaped in his father's car.[128]
Soweto schoolSoweto, South AfricaJuly 29, 19993Teacher Charles Raboroko shot and killed three of his colleagues in the staffroom at Anchor Comprehensive High School in Soweto. When he tried to escape he was hindered by angry students outside the school, whereupon he hid in a classroom, where he was later arrested by police. Raboroko was said to have borne a grudge against one of his victims, Henry Lebea, whom he killed with five shots in the head.[129][130]
Welkom schoolWelkomFree State, South AfricaAugust 31, 20092Jaco Stiglingh, a teacher at Gimnasium High School in Welkom, South Africa shot and killed deputy principal Johan Liebenberg, 53, inside his office before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.[131]
Ngqeleni schoolNgqeleni,
Eastern Cape,
South Africa
January 26, 20102After an argument a 25-year-old man shot and seriously wounded his girlfriend, who was working as a clerk at Jongingaba Junior-Secondary School. A 12-year-old girl was also killed inside a classroom by a stray bullet, before the gunman tried to escape. He was later caught and killed by an angry mob.[132]
Spes Bona High SchoolCape Town, South AfricaMay 14, 2013117-year-old Enrico Martin was shot in the head while he was entering Spes Bona High School. He later died in a hospital. Authorities believe that the attack was gang-related. No arrests have been made.[133][134]
This is a SERIOUS CONCERN! We need to change this way of normalized thinking around mass school shootings!

And while Peter is the focus of this post I'd like us all reading this now to take a moment of silence & prayer for each and every one of these 17 victims killed.

Alyssa Alhadeff, a student and soccer player

Scott Beigel, a geography teacher. The 35-year unlocked his classroom door to let students take shelter in his classroom when he was struck by a bullet and killed.

Martin Duque, a 14-year-old freshman & Nicholas Dworet, a senior

Aaron Feis, who worked as an assistant football coach and security guard. "He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot."

Jaime Guttenberg, a student & Luker Hoyer, a 15-year-old freshman

Chris Hixon, athletic director and wrestling coach

Cara Loughran & Gina Montalto

Joaquin "Guac" Oliver & Alaina Petty

Meadow Pollack & Helena Ramsey

Alex Schachter, 14 & Carmen Schentrup

Peter Wang, 15 was killed after holding the door open for others to escape
 


"I don't want this to ever happen to anyone else again. The fact is there are 17 families that now have empty rooms…"
~said David Hogg, a student who survived the shooting

This quote really stuck with me, it brings about such profound sadness and mourning for those families & the lives lost, all in one sentence. 17 empty rooms, 17 smiles that will never be seen again, 17 souls no longer on this plane of existence. As I look through these faces, some caught in unique moments of pure joy & happiness, I realize just how precious & unpredictable life really is. 


This is footage taken At the time of the shooting.
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The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody.
Police say Cruz, an expelled former student, was heavily armed when he began his massacre at the Florida high school.
What's worse is that the FBI was warned about Cruz. He was reported. 
He entered the premises wearing a gas mask and armed with a rifle, smoke grenades and ammunition, setting off a fire alarm so that students would leave the classrooms and come out into the corridors
Cruz killed three people outside the school, before gaining access through one of the school's teaching buildings and killing a further 12.

Two others died from their injuries later on at nearby hospitals.
The attacker has now confessed to police.
"Cruz stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with a AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on the school grounds," a court document read.





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Witnesses told of how Wang, who was part of the Royal Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program had selflessly held open the door to enable others to flee before himself.

Peter's bereft cousin, Aaron Chan, was in the school at the time of the shooting and saw Wang helping classmates to escape while dressed in his grey ROTC uniform.

"He wasn't supposed to die. He was supposed to grow old with me," Aaron told First Coast News.

"He is so funny, caring and selfless,'' added Lin Chen, Wang's 24-year-old cousin.

Chen, who flew in from Louisiana to be with the family, continued: "He is so brave. He is the person who is genuinely kind to everyone. He doesn't care about popularity. He always liked to cheer people up. He is like the big brother everyone wished they had."


Can you imagine for a moment that you were Peter Wang? Can you empathize on those last moments of his? Or can you imagine if this was Your Kid, Your Child, Your Son??
You hear the gunshots, your body becomes flushed with adrenaline but every instinct you have is screaming out in terror for you to run, to find any way possible out of the school right now! But instead you use every ounce of strength you can muster to stifle that. Your ROTC training kicks in and suddenly you're on auto pilot, holding the door open & helping others get to safety FIRST.
Could you do that? Do you think this is how you would react?


Hundreds gathered on Thursday for a prayer vigil at Parkridge church, in Parkland, Florida

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Valentine's Day ๐Ÿ’˜ GIVEAWAY from Deziner CAKE Creators๐Ÿฐ

Buenos Dias Fam

Boy do I have a treat for you today, Literally ;-) . I've partnered up with Deziner CAKE Creators๐Ÿฐ  to feature a most excellent giveaway for this upcoming Valentine's Day  ๐Ÿ’˜
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A wedding cake with a cascading frangipani flowers on cupcakes.
Edible Flowers



Meet Joedy Ramjith
An Aeronautical Engineer graduate who started baking & designing cakes after one fateful day creating his grans 70th Birthday Cake.

Check out their About Page for more & their stellar reviews.
Connect with Him via
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Enricoh Alfonzo: How many cakes do you think you've made so far?
Joedy: About 400+
Cupcakes around 3000+
Enricoh Alfonzo: And when did you start?
Joedy: About 5yrs ago.part time
Enricoh Alfonzo: Part time? I thought you did it full time now
Joedy: Now I am for 1year
Enricoh Alfonzo: What was your most expensive order?
Joedy: 2000 cupcakes
Enricoh Alfonzo: How did it all start though? What made you go into caking?
Joedy: Took me 2yrs to find a job after my degree, n.it just happened after we made my grans 70th bday cake
Enricoh Alfonzo: Really? I would've thought engineering jobs would be easy to come by esp with degree?
Joedy: Not my degree, im an aeronautical engineer
Enricoh Alfonzo: So how did you start learning to make cakes?
Joedy: Self thought , my.mum n.I started it
Joedy: Everything u can imagine, most of it just came to me
Enricoh Alfonzo: What's your favorite part about making a cake?
Joedy: The end product and client happiness

Some of Deziner CAKE Creators๐Ÿฐ 
Top Tier Cakes
For the Kiddies

Great White Shark Cake
WOW!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Look at that glistening effect. It's like its fresh out of water. Now that's attention to detail & delivery of excellence right then & there. One of my favs so far. Let's see what's next...

For Weddings
Half White & Half Chocolate Wedding Cake

Now that's what I call a well rounded compromise. Precisely in Theme with a Marriage. How dastardly delectable does this look?!๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜

But for that more elegant affair:
5 Tier Roses & Drapes Wedding Cake


















For Corporate

Cannon ordered this for their customers. I'm amazed yet again by the attention to detail & the flawless finish of the design. I mean I could honestly mistake this for an actual printer LOL!๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ




Enricoh Alfonzo: What's this stuff about fondant classes?
Joedy: I give classes to ppl to teach them.how to decorate cakes, cookies, macorons
Enricoh Alfonzo: Okay and the cakes, do you have set prices or do you do quote by quote ?
Joedy: Quote by quote... but I.might be getting into making a pricelist soon tho for certain cakes
Enricoh Alfonzo: Do you deliver the cakes or do they pick up?
Joedy: I do deliver at a price, but mostly collection
Enricoh Alfonzo: Where do they collect? Do you have like a shop or is it just physical residence.
Joedy: At my place, converted my lounge and dinning area into a class room.
Everything at my residence
Enricoh Alfonzo: And what social media platforms do you currently have for the business
Joedy: I use Facebook, instagram, junkmail, website, olx, gumtree
Enricoh Alfonzo: Where do you currently get your most interaction from
Joedy: Word of mouth

Annnnd Now for my personal Favorites
that for which I would be eternally blissful should someone feel the need to order them for me.
Hint Hint Wink Wink Cough Cough Nudge Nudge๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค—

 

Y'all know this cake is all about Me! I'm a massive fan of Superman with the post & Tattoo to prove it! ๐Ÿ’ช
I mean it even has RICO written on it! Which is the shortered version of my name that most people call me.  

Hahah!  ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ Why does this look like a cake my future self at 30 would order??!!!







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I love love horror movies & while IT was more of a thriller slash kids adventure for me it remains a horror all the same.  
Is it just me or do you mentally hear that edge of your seat nightmare music theme they created for the new movie. *Chills!
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Speaking of IT, I have an awesome comedy guest coming soon whose video will have you howling in laughter. Some of you might recognize the name Adventures of 9Boy. He does the FUNNIEST reaction video, I've ever seen in my life, to the IT Trailer. It's MUST WATCH.
So stay tuned in to the blog for that.
IT movie, Pennywise the Clown with Sharp Teeth
IT movie, Penny Wise the Clown without Sharp Teeth




















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Unfortunately this GIVEAWAY is ONLY for Gauteng, South Africa Residents
as the order will need to be collected.
But hang ten there might just be something soon for international or national fans.
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