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 
{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 
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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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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Black Panther Movie Review & Comic Con AFRICA

Buenos Dias

#BlackPanther crossed the Billion Dollar mark at the box office!
Me rn:

Video of kids at Ron Clark Academy finding out they're going to see Black Panther
{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!!

I was pleasantly surprised that they were for the VIP theater @ Traderoute Mall's NuMetro. Which included luxuriously comfy reclining leather seating!


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


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! 


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


She is unequivocally a BREAKOUT Star from this film!!! 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!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£❤πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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 πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯as a villain coz even as a badass mofo the dude got you all up in them feels at the end! 😒🀣😎 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. 
EPIC sketch of my Favorite Black Panther character atm.
Mega Thank you to 
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."πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ€˜

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!πŸ”₯

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.

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. 

Just imagine all the cosplays. I bet there will be tons of #BlackPanther related ones this year. 😍😍

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.😍😍😍 LIT!πŸ”₯ #WakandaStyle

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

Are you excited for Comic Con? Will you be cosplaying? Leave a comment below. 

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this is LIT!πŸ”₯

Black Panther weekend is already off to a great start with celebrity freestyles and fashion killers taking center stage.
Someone at was so hype, they decided to ask what if Black Panther took over the “Icon” status from Jaden Smith
The track “Young King” was born.
Watch the hilarious bars from the Wakandan royalty 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.

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.


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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