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Trending In My Life This Week 3…

Summary:

I was at Nothende’s listening session on Saturday and I absolutely loved it. I also went to Euphony Kgadima’a make-up and skincare session in Pretoria on Sunday and spent the night in Pretoria. I had a really good weekend but started off my week feeling exhausted.

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Wednesday was submission day for my Media Studies and Technology assignment so Monday and Tuesday were pretty hectic with last minute touches and fact checking and referencing. Can I just say how much of an effect TurnItIn has on my nervous system? I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for those results and praying that they would be less than 10% (required) and I managed to get 3%. That means 97% of my assignment is original. Yay me!

Thursday I was at the Exclusive Books Mega Warehouse Sale in Randburg and I had such a good time and found some awesome books to add to my collection. Can I just say how much of a good idea I think this sale is? You pay R50 per kg of books. What a bargain! The sale is on till the 1st of April at Strydom Industrial Park.

On my playlist:

Beyoncé released a snippet of two songs that will be on her forthcoming album so I have been listening to “Bow Down/I Been On”. I had my reservations at first. I was quite surprised with the direction that she chose for this song and it makes me wonder what the rest of the album is like. Bow Down is definitely a public statement and I love it! Check it out below.

 

Beyoncé–Bow Down

What I watched:

I managed to watch Intersexions this week and the episode had everyone’s tongues waggling. Homosexuality is still a very controversial topic in South Africa and so many people are uneducated when it comes to it. I can only hope that the viewing of programmes such as Intersexions will have a positive contribution to educating us. Watch the episode HERE.

I also saw this video on the Destiny Connect website about Khanyi Dhlomo’s Luminence, which is a luxury clothing line that she is launching soon. She graces the cover of the April issue of Destiny and looks absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what the line looks like. Watch the video below.

 

Khanyi Dhlomo–Luminence

What I found interesting on twitter:

Keyshia ColeSORE is not impressed with the snippet that was released of songs that will be on Beyoncé’s upcoming album. The BeyHive obviously made sure that she got what was coming to her. She should learn from Keri Hilson’s “meltdown” or she will be a victim of severe cyber bullying for a long time.

What I found interesting on the interwebs:

I read an article on Elle Magazine South Africa’s website entitled “Gareth Cliff Fat Shames Adele” in which the writer expresses her feelings on fat shaming and the fact that Gareth, a public figure who was advocating against rape, is now insulting a woman. She said that the two are contradicting because while he is advocating respect for women, he is disrespecting another woman. I find it ironic that Gareth comments on Adele’s weight without considering his own. Read it HERE.

Gareth Cliff

I also read Floyd Shivambu’s response to Khaya Dlanga’s column in which Floyd expresses his frustration at some of the issues that Khaya raised. Floyd raised some valid points but they were overshadowed by his standing against Khaya which seems more personal than anything else. He said that Khaya shouldn’t comment on politics when he knows nothing about it. Read Khaya’s article HERE and Floyd’s response HERE.

Plans for next week:

I am going to Cooyah Talent Management Agency’s official launch and 1st birthday party tomorrow in Midrand and I can’t wait. I might also be traveling to the Eastern Cape to see my grandmother. It’s almost the 1st anniversary of my grandfather’s passing so we have customary ritual that must be done before the actual date that he died.

How has your week been? What are your plans for next week?

Peace and love!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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