Friday, 13 July 2018

Top 10 Reasons to Love Winter



Bonne journΓ©e
Winter is my favorite season of them all! I'm more me than I've ever been in Winter. Like if I was anime character I would be Strongest during Winter. I love Love LOVE it so much!
And here's Ten Reasons Why:


10. Carbs are back in season!
Why do we eat more in winter? Our bodies need more energy to keep us warm, therefore increasing our appetites. Everyone’s in layers and bundled up so you can’t see your minor imperfections. This is why winter is so great – you can enjoy comfort food and because of all the layers, you don’t have to worry about that muffin top… yet!
Although IMO winter is kinda the best time to exercise because you wont sweat as profusely as you would in summer with the heat. The cold air will keep you fresh & in charge.


9. No Creepy Crawlies! 
Like Mosquitoes & Spiders. They all but disappear! No more finding a spider randomly scurrying across your desk or in a dark corner. No more waking up to find annoyingly itchy mosquito bites all over you.

8. Longer Nights & Best Sleep
In summer, the nights are so hot that even the thinnest blanket/duvet warms you up. So you end up tossing & turning all night. Sometimes you even have to sleep with a fan on all night just to get you through it. Yet when its winter, it's the simplest thing to go to bed & pass tfo immediately because you're so snug & warm & comfy under the blanket. Also if you're a night owl like me, you're more active a night & with winter's long starry nights, we get to be the most productive. Even the air is more crisp & breathable than it is in summer with that stuffy air while waiting & praying for any kind of breeze.
What I adore about this is the Sun, in summer is blistering & unforgiving but in winter, the sunlight emits a warm glow upon your skin. In those sun-touched moments, I find one of the best kinds of sleep. Where like with the fable of Goldilocks, it's not too hot, it's not too cold but it's just damn right!
7. Ice Skating
I've loved this ever since my first time when I figured it was just like rollerblading & I knew how. It's been my go-to for taking someone on a date especially if they aren't great at it because it offers the opportunity to hold hands to help keep em steady.{wink wink hint hint cough cough} Granted you can skate all year round but it's especially more appealing in winter. 
My favorite place to go to is the Northgate Mall Ice Rink
The play EPIC music & even have special lighting to flow with the music!
The staff are amazing & helpful. 


6. White Hot Chocolate 
One of my favorite hot beverages of all time. There's something so sinisterly & sinfully delectable about it. Like I might be condemned to hell for all of eternity just for tasting something so heavenly.

5. 5 More Minutes
To curl up under the blanket in the morning before you have to get up. It's like the coldness reaches its peak but you're in that sweet spot of ABSOLUTE comfyness under that blanket that your brain doesn't want to even entertain the thought of getting up. So you curl up into the fetal position to enjoy the ABSOLUTE comfyness for one last final time before getting up.
4. Long Hot Shower in the Morning 
So you're up & out from the ABSOLUTE comfyness. Head straight for the Shower, do not pass begin, do not collect nothing. Just go. It's the Only thing that makes up for having to get up from the ABSOLUTE comfyness. The way the hot water envelops your body, it's like heavenly honey melting from your head all the way down to your toes. You're in a cacoon of melting heaven all over your body. So much so that you forgot the time, all that matters is an endless stream of warm water over every inch of your skin.

3. Warm Comfy Clothes
One of if not my favorite thing about winter. The clothes! Big bulky jackets, Beanies, Gloves, socks, pyjamas, onesies and the list goes on. Layers upon Layers of clothes. Even for someone like me who always runs hot, come winter time I get to cover myself in snug clothes without burning up.

2. Snuggles & Cuddles with bae 
FYI bae can also mean your dog/s &/or cat/s 
Now this is ABSOLUTE comfyness squared! Yes it might be super sexy at times to have a sweaty & steamy hanky panky but in winter nothing beats snuggling up with bae in front a fireplace or under the blanket or even while out with friends. It's like the perfect excuse to snuggle them close to you. 
YES!!!

1. Netflix & Chill / Movie Marathon / Read Books under warm blanket
Basically any indoor activities or event under a warm blanket. Add White Hot Chocolates, some popcorn fresh of the stove/microwave, onesies, snuggles with bae & you've got the BEST night ever right there! Harry Potter Marathon incl.

What do you LOVE about Winter?

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

TEMPER the novel by Nicky Drayden


Konbanwa!

Today I bring you awesome news! The release of Nicky Drayden's next book is upon us!!
Mark your calendars because in just alittle over a month from now TEMPER will be released!
If you follow me, you know she's one of my favorite new authors & she's been featured a ton on this blog before. I'm so honored to have her on the blog again!
Check out this awesome GIF created by GIF Girl. Make me want to fanboy even more over this book.

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Blurb Me!

In a land similar to South Africa, twin brothers are beset by powerful forces beyond their understanding or control in this thrilling blend of science fiction, horror, magic, and dark humor—evocative of the works of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor—from the author of The Prey of Gods.

Two brothers.
Seven vices.
One demonic possession.
Can this relationship survive?


Auben Mutze has more vices than he can deal with—six to be exact—each branded down his arm for all the world to see. They mark him as a lesser twin in society, as inferior, but there’s no way he’ll let that define him. Intelligent and outgoing, Auben’s spirited antics make him popular among the other students at his underprivileged high school. So what if he’s envious of his twin Kasim, whose single vice brand is a ticket to a better life, one that likely won’t involve Auben.

The twins’ strained relationship threatens to snap when Auben starts hearing voices that speak to his dangerous side—encouraging him to perform evil deeds that go beyond innocent mischief. Lechery, deceit, and vanity run rampant. And then there are the inexplicable blood cravings. . . .

On the southern tip of an African continent that could have been, demons get up to no good during the time of year when temperatures dip and temptations rise. Auben needs to rid himself of these maddening voices before they cause him to lose track of time. To lose his mind. And to lose his . . .

TEMPER

“Drayden is an amazing writer and deft plotter. The twists are unexpected and never feel contrived, just as the novel explores real-world issues without sounding preachy.” (Library Journal)

  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (August 7, 2018)
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071SKJ2TD 

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Nicky Drayden is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. She’s the author of over 30 published short stories and also serves as the Special Anthologies editor for The Drabblecast, a speculative fiction podcast. Her debut novel THE PREY OF GODS is scheduled for release Summer 2017, from Harper Voyager.












Fascinate ME!!

  1. Is this book related to or a sequel of your previously published book The Prey of Gods?
TEMPER isn’t related to THE PREY OF GODS, but they do have a lot of similarities. Both are set in South Africa (though TEMPER is an alternate, fantastical South Africa that is hardly recognizable), and both deal with the ways that technology and mythology intersect. The technology in TEMPER is repressed and studying science has only recently become legal. Religion has become a ruling institution at the expense of cultural depth and individuality.
  1. How did you come up with the concept for this book?
Two main concepts formed this story. The first was reimagining an African continent that escaped the ills of colonization. Through examining the “could-have-beens” in this not-quite alternate history, I wanted to open a door to a world where anything was possible. The second concept came to me after reading about how some parts of Nigeria have very high rates of twinning, like nearly one in ten people are a twin. That left me wondering "What if we took it further? What if eighty or ninety or ninety-nine percent of people were twins?" And from that, this story was born.
That isn’t to say that life in this novel is a utopia. Far from it. People are dealing with lots of issues, prejudices, and discrimination brought into play by the fantastical parts of the story. In this society, twins are divided into groups based on the number of vices they are assigned as children. There are seven vices: Vainglory, Envy, Duplicity, Doubt, Lechery, Greed, and Temper. The twin with the least number of vices is deemed the “greater twin” and has better opportunities in life. The other is the lesser twin, pretty much destined for a life of poverty. The story is told from the point-of-view of Auben, a lesser twin, which leaves room for all kinds of vice-filled folly and dark character exploration.
  1. Which is your favorite vice?
Since I’m an author, I’m going to have to say Duplicity. People are literally paying money for me to lie to them! But hidden under the lies are nuggets of Truth that I hope are much more impactful than the lies.
Also, each of the chapters in TEMPER is named after one of Auben’s vices (or his one virtue), and if I had to pick which vice chapter was my favorite, I’d pick Doubt. That’s where we find out that Doubt is the worst of the vices, worse than Temper even, because while tempers flare and then eventually fade, doubt lingers. It burrows into your soul, steals away your happiness. It's a universal feeling, and I think a lot of readers will really connect with that chapter.
  1. If you were a twin how many vices do you think you’d have?
Oh....Would I be the good twin or the bad twin? I’m MOSTLY a goodie-two-shoes, so I’d probably be the good twin, but just barely. I’d have to go with 3 vices.
  1. Will there be a sequel to this book or is it a stand-alone?
TEMPER is a stand-alone, but it’s lengthy, deep and dark, with complex cultural details that will immerse you in a world like you’ve never seen. Lots of food, magic, demons, and family drama.
  1. Do you have any advice for up & coming authors or second time published authors you’d love to share?

Guard your writing time. Get used to setting your schedule now, because when you go from a writer to a published novelist, you’re going to have lots of things competing for your time. Prioritize, and keep your head and heart in your writing above all else. That’s where the real joy lies. (That, and the fans are pretty amazing, too!)
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You can read more about Nicky Drayden on this featurette:

Author Interview on Catching that Golden Snitch



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TEMPER




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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Unstable Unicorns from PLAY'nuff: Game Review

Why Unstable Unicorns is the Unicorniest Game of them All?!


Buenos Dias~

"Jinkies!" Y'all are in for a treat today! This post is sponsored by PLAY'nuff 

Thanks to them I get to feature & give you my honest game review of this card-based game:
BUILD A UNICORN ARMY. BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS. 
UNICORNS ARE YOUR FRIENDS NOW.

NB: In this review, you'll find mention to the card-based game, Yugi-OH. Since it's the only card based game I extensively & successfully have played.
SPOILER ALERT {I absolutely LOVE IT!!!} hahaha

As soon as it arrived I knew there was only ONE person who would appreciate & enjoy unboxing this game as much as I did. Cassarica Nadas!
If you recall, along with our other friend Sumarie, we came up with the

The Zemlja Dosta Chronicles

Chapter 5 - The Elven Trials
Chapter 6 - Hocirne's Return

And who better to play The Unicorn Queen, Ari than Cassarica who's love & obsession with unicorns is unprecedented & absolute. She's definitely the Unicorniest of them all.
So this past weekend I headed over to her place to unbox & play the game.

Watch this compilation video of our fun together 
{feat. voice of Cass's boyfriend, Gareth}



The way it begins...

Inside the box:
2 decks filled with both Unicorns {Baby, Basic & Magical} & Special effect cards
1 Guideline pamphlet with slight rules & instructions for the game

Not Included:
A game mat {not sure whether it's sold separately or at all but it would have been nice to have}


So we just made a makeshift one to play on.
Each face down card represents a spot in the "stable"/field that a Unicorn can be placed.

   
How to Play:



Gather all Baby Unicorns from the deck and place 1 in the "Stable" {refers to 1 of the seven spots above} of each player. Place the rest of the Baby Unicorns in a stack. This will be your nursery. Shuffle the remaining cards and deal 5 to each player. The rest of the stack will be your draw pile.
Additional rule: Each player receives a Neigh card. This is an "Instant" card which means it can be played during any turn and at any moment. This card allows you to STOP any card from coming into play. {E.g if your opponent is about to play a card to destroy a unicorn in your stable, you can use your Neigh card to STOP/DESTROY it.}
Sub-additional rule: {if there is such a thing} Now this might be more of a discretionary rule but you can use a Neigh card to cancel out another Neigh card and maybe even a second Neigh card to keep the card in play. Meaning if I play a destroy unicorn card & you play a Neigh card then I play a Neigh card to cancel out your Neigh card you can play a Second Neigh card to override my Neigh. Hope that makes Sense LOL!
The one with the Most colors on is considered the "Unicorniest" of them all and gets to play first. One guess who that is lol. Cass went first. She got to draw 1 card then either play a card or draw another card and end her turn.


From there it's all about reading the effects of the different types of Unicorns & special effects at the most strategic time, all the while keeping the ultimate objective of the game in mind. The nitty gritty & flow of the game will be figured out as you play along.

Focus on getting your 7 Unicorns in the stable.

The MAIN Objective of the Game is to get 7 Unicorns in the "Stable"/ on the field. Whoever lays down 7 first WINS the game.



Advice:
Play the long game, think 2 to 3 moves ahead & how an effect now might save you some trouble down the road or even bring you luck. Don't go for the immediate satisfaction of playing cards just to snub your opponent. Learn to anticipate what cards they may or may not have. And just like in poker, learn to keep your poker face on least your opponent discern your intentions.

Ps xxx I got to play my FAVORITE Unicorn card
UNICORN PHOENIX!!!!!!
Woooohoooo! I can die happy now. 
Review:
The boxing is convenient, compact & very portable which is a plus. Very travel-friendly. 
Upon opening & during those first moments of laying everything out I did think the game might be complicated. Only because my reference to card-based games is Yugi-Oh, since that involved Attack & Defence points it was pretty straightforward, the one with the strongest, most badass monster on the field won. But since all of the Unicorn cards had no Attack or Defence points {certain ones have special effects when played} I assumed that it would be difficult to play. However as soon as I saw that the objective was to get 7 unicorns on the field, it became less complicated & as soon as we started our first game, it exploded into Nothing but pure Fun & Excitement. I suppose this begins with all games but sometimes you never get to the fun part so I'm glad this game is so easy to get into & just play. We played well into the evening before realizing the time, clearly, this game is immersive. 
It brought back great memories of when I was pretty much a Yugi-Oh master player {not to brag or anything} as a kid. I got to tap back into that strategic side of myself & enjoy what I enjoy most about card-based games...THE COMPLETE AND UTTER ANNIHILATION OF MY OPPONENT muuuuahahahahahahah!!!

Lol just kidding....maybe :-p

Unstable Unicorns is a wondrous game that I'm shocked wasn't invented sooner seeing as how crazy I've seen people get over unicorns. I'm truly honored to have been given the chance to play this game. I feel like it's one of those amazing family fun typed games that can be kept for all sorts of occasions & played with all sorts of ages.




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

ORDER Your UNSTABLE UNICORNS NOW FROM 
PLAY'nuff
or 
Visit their Facebook Page 
or Facebook Store



Mission
We just don't & we really should! From happy memories spent around the table with family and friends, for the child in or out of us all, for the love of games galore, the time has come to PLAY'nuff!






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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Love, Simon GIVEAWAY: Private Screening Tickets! Joburg ONLY!


Buenos Dias!

Guess who's going to watch a private screening of Love, Simon WITH LASIZWE!!!
This guyπŸ‘‰☝️ !! Wooohooo!!!πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰


Aaaaannnd! Guess who's coming with me, I've partnered with Phenomenal Media to take some amazing fans & followers with me! πŸ˜πŸ˜± I'm Giving away Two Double Tickets to come watch Love, Simon with Lasizwe & I on the 5th of May at Rosebank, Mall - The Zone! Popcorn & Drinks will be provided! so all you gotta do is rock up there with your bubbly smiles & personalities.
This movie only Officially releases in South Africa on the 29th of June, so now's your chance to watch it before everyone else does at this Exclusive event with Lasizwe

***BREAKING NEWS!! Screening has been moved! 12th May.

Here's the Trailer to give you a taste of the awesomeness that will be provided:
Love, Simon Trailer +25M views


Love, Simon is an upcoming American teen comedy-drama directed by Greg Berlanti and based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The film stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale. Robinson stars as Simon, a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student forced to balance his friends, his family, his email pen pal Blue, and the boy threatening to reveal his true sexuality to the whole school.


Next, check out the DEEP AF vid I posted to my facebook page with so much Feels I just Had to share it! It's a scene between Simon & his mom, played by the undeniably talented Jennifer Garner:
BEST. MOM SPEECH. EVER!😭 
Love, Simon | Exhale | Official Clip 2018 +94k views


Join our Facebook Group to help support this movie & it's release in South Africa
If you've seen my social media posts lately you'll Know how much of a fanatic FANTA-tastic fan I've become over this movie. I love the look & feel of it, the characters & storyline premise. I believe it to be a Real change agent for this country. It's a fun-loving, family oriented movie that's sure to have you cheering along at the end & super relatable to so many different people for so many different reasons.
To give you a scope of the International LOVE for this movie I asked the fans HOW many times they've watched this in the cinemas already. From the 166 participants & counting, in the survey, the movie has been seen 706 times so far by them with the average of 5 times per person around the world. The highest count watched so far has been around 24-25 times!
Watch the Experience!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE:
Limited to those that can make it to Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg on the 5th of May 2018 by 11am.
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    You've won yourself double tickets to watch the private screening of #LoveSimon hosted by the irreplaceable @lasizwe !!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza (born 19 July 1998) – known professionally as Lasizwe Dambuza – is a South African Comedian, television personality, radio host and actor. He became a local Internet celebrity, uploading videos of himself interpreting how South Africans act on a daily basis on social networks.

In early 2018 Lasizwe became Teen Marketing Director for Fanta

Lasizwe & his sister Khanyi Mbau
Buenos Dias Lasize🏜
I'm sure you have many Indian fans but ima holla anywayπŸ˜‰ Dude you rock! You're hilariously awesome in such a refreshing way. I love how uninhibited you are.😍 I enjoy watching your vids coz not only do they brighten up any day & mood but you teach me so much about African cultures as well. You're such a shining beacon to all South Africans showcasing the power of social media by keeping it 100% REAL. It provides endless more opportunities for young peeps to gravitate to, even while they might be in school still or working. Mad love & Respect ❤ Vaya con Dios ~

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GOODLUCK TO ALL. CAN'T WAIT TO Y'ALL THERE AT THE CINEMA

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

WILL SMITH: 5 Lessons You Taught Me


Buenos Dias

If you've been watching my instastories you'll know that #WillSmith has the BEST insta acc rn!!!😍😍😍
it's so LIT!🀀πŸ”₯ @willsmith
Not only does he post some of the most inspirational & motivational videos you'll ever see in your lifetime but he also has a vlog going on of his daily adventures. Showcasing just what a truly DTE human being he is as well as the normality of his most extraordinary lifestyle.
I've both wondered & admired that he'd hadn't a social media presence over the years. So I'm unequivocally entertained by his BIG BANG step out to insta & YouTube which has seen such a successful massive following already.

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.


Smith has been ranked as the Most Bankable Star Worldwide by Forbes.[6] As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of 2016, his films have grossed $7.5 billion at the global box office.

He is the ONLY ACTOR to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred, open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally.




Will Smith : 
5 Lessons You Taught Me

5. The Pursuit of HappyNess
{HappYness with a Y}πŸ™ƒ

Probably, if not, his Most famous quote of all time. Said by his character to his son, Jaden in a moment of true fatherly bonding. This movie was such a powerful portrayal of the sheer tenacity of the human spirit. The truest meaning of "going the distance"

I can't even fathom the DEPTHS of character this dude reached to not only pursue his dream but also deal with having a family & a little person depending entirely on you. But then STILL taking the time to ensure that your kid knows that He Should DREAM BIG & never give up no matter what!\
Seriously how he didn't win an oscar for this I'll never know. Infact he deserves TEN of them just for this performance all.
Coz as fun and awesome as his other action packed roles are. This was Singularly & uncontestably his most significantly gut wrenching performance of pure acting godhood.


4. Early Often 
ForWard
{Fail x 3😊}

Failure is a massive part of success. They go hand in hand. People often quit early & often & Backwards as soon as they fail. but it's the best part of a journey because you get to learn & do better. To be in competition with yourself to be better than the you that you were yesterday.
Watch this amazing video by Martin Sosa of Peak Your Mind
It perfectly encapsulates the power of Will Smith & furthermore showcases all his latest updates



3. Selfie Selflessly Self-Love
{Try sayin' that 5 times fast}


Surround yourself with only those that are going to lift you higher. Those that are going to fan the flames of your being & passion. That are going to support you even when you burn.
I admit I unintentionally remained with the people that are constantly negative, skeptical or otherwise close-minded to anything other than what is social been acceptable to them growing up. But removing myself from those toxic relationships has been a godsend. Because it is only then that you have the proper room in your life for the right kinds of relationship. Birthed from pure & mutual encouragement to your souls.

I've since found someone who completely believes in me, is constantly encouraging the talents that I'm most passionate about & is entirely patient when I veer slightly ofcourse lol.
I can't tell you how this feels. To have someone treat you the way you would a massive celebrity that you admire. To have someone always be more interested in what's doing in your life {I admit this makes you sometimes complacent in checking up on them}. Just to have someone, whether a friend, whether a soul mate or whether a family member. Makes all the difference.



2. Ridiculous Work Ethic
{Don't reach for the stars if ya ain't willin' to build the rocket ship}

Probably my personal favorite quote of his specifically because of the way in which he says it. The tone, the determination & the way he emphasisizes the word DIE. It is LEGEND!

It's not any stretch to say Will is one of, if not, the most hard working individual you'll ever know or hear of. Most because his actions have spoken miles and miles for what his words have stated here.

Hard work beats Talent. But it's not JUST the work. It's the maddening, deafening, quakening desire to NEVER stop! to be consistently at it until either it breaks or you do. But even at the breaking point do we get the chance to rebuild ourselves into a whole different kinda beast...





1. Stay Smilin'
{Feel the motion of the Ocean. Action creates reaction}

The world is but a mirror and sometimes all it does is simply reflect back to you the energy you generate.
Horrible customer service? Smile through it
Terrible relationship departure? Smile through it
Contemptible work conditions? Smile through it.
Failure upon Failure upon Failure upon Failure upon Failure? SMile ThRough it!
Seriously I've found that if you just hold on to that smile just alittle longer, it could make all the difference.

Once we were receiving horrible customer service & even though my family was getting frustrating, by just holding on to that smile & treating the aforamentioned person with joy & warmth, changed everything around. She "thawed" out as it were & returned the smiles. Know what this won us? VIP experiences for me and the fam. And by VIP, I mean she personally saw to it that all her buddies hooked us up with all the fun stuff.

Another was when I was at a concert in the "Golden Circle" section. The weather had been choppy that day But luckily one of us thought to bring raincoats. It started to rain & somehow my raincoat ended up being held up by a bunch of people to hide from the rain. Now I love love the rain & can run around for hours in it but the point was I could've been Miff'd that these randoms tore up my raincoat because they didn't have the sense to bring their own & instead stole mine without even bothering to ask me lol but I didn't. I stayed calm, humble & enjoy the rain. Now anyone who's been to Golden Circle will Know just how unbearably squashed you can get there once the main action starts. But because of my "patience" & smiles, this didn't seem to be a factor here. Everyone who'd benefited from my raincoat formed a sort of protective barrier around me! I could stand in piece with ample arm length room around me while everyone else was getting pushed and shoved every which way.


"Anything is possible if you've got enough Nerve." ~JK Rowling. 

Ms. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Ricard Branson, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Steven Spielberg, Trevor Noah and the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common?

They are YOU!

Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don't need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.

The Magic of YOU!

So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it's still there. Reach out and Soar with it.

"Let the world tremble as it senses all that you are about to accomplish"


Jaden Smith Named One of @Time Magazine's Most Influential Teens after his Entire Album #SYREhits 100 Million streams on @spotify 
#SYREvision via @c.syresmith 
Will Smith Icon
Congrats on 100,000,000 @Spotify streams, Jaden! @c.syresmith 
It is a Delicious Gift to a Parent to Admire his children. Keep Doin’ You!

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