After waiting and waiting and crazily anticipating, the day finally came: Justin Bieber live in Johannesburg! I went to the concert with my sister, and we had so much fun, I’m not really a concert goer, I only go to see musicians that I really love, and the last concert I went to was Maroon 5 and One Republic in 2007!
After being stuck in some traffic, we arrived 10 minutes before JB came out on stage, talk about good timing! We were in the Golden Circle, so it wasn’t too full and we could dance around and jump up and down freely. There was a mixture of people of all ages, which was cool because I thought that it was going to be mainly very young kids, but there was some parents chaperoning and other older people.
Some of my favourite songs he performed were from his first album, and he did some songs from his Believe album. My favourite moment was when he brought out his mom, Pattie Mallette as the One Less Lonely Girl (OLLG) and he gave her flowers for Mother’s Day and sang to her, it was such a sweet moment, I shed tears .
I loved everything about the concert, but I’m a Bieleber, so he was gonna have to do something really wack for me not to like it. I’m kind of sad now that I don’t have the concert to look forward to, the anticipation was just as exciting!
I am taking a bit of a breather from updating my blog regularly. I am currently bust with writing up my thesis and I am on a tight deadline. I will try update as much as I can, but for the next 2 to 3 months I will be off-line.
See you soon
I have started to learn to speak French in preparation for my trip to Switzerland later on in the year. From all the trawling that I have been doing over the internet, it has been recommended that knowing how to hold a conversation will do you good! I started over this past weekend via Duolingo - the cool thing about this site is that it is totally free – so you won’t be asked to subscribe after a month of being a member *yay*. The only languages that I have had to learn in my life have been English and Afrikaans – and this was done at school, so I have never had to self teach. My progress is really slow, French is so different, and it has different grammar rules to English and this leaves me sooo confused most of the time and I have to take the ‘tests’ on the website at least twice before I get it right. Don’t even get me started on my pronunciation, it is dismal!
But I will soldier on, and hopefully be able to hold my own when I get to Switzerland, otherwise I will have my phone on GoogleTranslate all the time!
A bientot (I don’t even know how to put the accent thing on the letters using a normal keyboard *sigh*)
I’ve just started watching this show about a week ago, and I am hooked. I am watching the American version (the British version came first), it is about a dysfunctional family, the Gallaghers who are a very poor family from Chicago. The dad Frank is an alcoholic and basically a no-good father, his 6 kids basically look after themselves. The series is set on their day to day life and struggles. I had to watch about 3 episodes for me to really get into the series, but now I am totally hooked. Even though the family is super dysfunctional, the love that they have for each other is heart-warming to watch.
Here are some of the reviews that the show received:
Shameless is excellent, compelling television from the first moment. As long as it stays true to the roots of the original, it’s going to be essential viewing. – The Hollywood Reporter
That’s Shameless in 30 seconds or less: messy, overcrowded, unapologetically frank and, at times, darkly funny. – Hit fix
Shameless is deftly adapted and surprisingly appealing, crude, funny and also touching. – The New York Times
This is Bruno Mars’ second album – I didn’t really pay much attention to the first one, but somehow this one caught my eye (or ear), and I am really liking it. The one song that is on high rotation is Locked out of heaven and When I was your man. The rest of the album has a pop and jazzy feel and I often find myself bopping my head and tapping my feet when listening to it.
This weekend the colour festival was held in Durban and Joburg, I went to the Durban one at Wavehouse at Gateway. This website describes it as: The We Are One festival series are open-air festivals that use eco-friendly, safe, coloured powders, thrown in the air to express freedom and the colour of everyday life. It is adapted from the religious Indian Holi which is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours. So what basically happened was that we were told to wear white (I opted for a white top), and upon arrival we were given 2 bags of coloured powder, and you use those to throw at people and ‘colour’ them.
At first I was so adverse to getting dirty and getting any powder on my clothes (very weird because I knew what the whole thing was about before hand), but when I go over that, the fun began. The festival was a concert sort of set up with DJ’s playing dance music and every hour on the hour from 3pm to 6pm whoever wanted to would gather in the dance floor and the DJ would count down, and everyone would throw their powder up in the air. I went to the last one at 6pm, and after coming out of the mosh pit, I was covered in all sorts of colours, and my poor hair was not spared.
I had tons of fun though, it was definitely an experience that I would recommend. Funny enough, I thought my white top would be ruined, but I popped it in the washing machine and it is very white again .
Here are some pics
While we were still clean
Colour burst time
My shades – I love this pic!
After I went in for a colour burst