Thursday, 29 August 2013

Guest Post : Ebony Delights' Samantha : Funny Movie Line Series 2

Hi, here is my bio: Samantha is passionate about reading, watching movies and hanging out with her sisters. She recently acquired a Project Management Diploma and is an expat living in Joburg for the last 5 years. She currently looking for a job and blogs about reviews and goal challenges in her spare time. Check out her adventures on her blog

Here is an old post :
A while back I started the funny movie line Series 1 and as a person who loves movies a lot, I thought I should do it again. Here's a few more, hope you enjoy.

"Let me bring you up to speed. We know nothing. You are now up to speed." - Pink Panther 2

"I'm sick and tired of busting my ass while your ever-widening ass sits around getting wider."

"I heard you singing, a cat choking on a fur ball sounds better than you."- Cop and a half

"I don’t think you have the balls for this job" Answer "Perhaps! The advantage is I don’t have to think with them all the time." –James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies

"I'm gonna tear off your head and spit down your neck."

"Everything will be alright in the end, if its not alright it's not the end."

"God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve."

"I always thought archaeologists were funny little men looking for their mommies."

What funny movie lines have you heard lately??

Monday, 26 August 2013

Guest Post : Meghan Silva : Sky's the limit

Hi guys, I am so happy to be guest posting on Coral tinted perceptions, I hope you having a gorgeous time in Europe Natalie I am totally green haha . So today I decided I have to share some of whats on my Bucket list with you guys as Europe happens to be one so it just seems so fitting. If you read my blog you will be well aware of my Food Bucket list but I do have one about general life. I think having goals and wishes for the future really is so important( well at least to me) it helps keep you excited and optimistic about the future.

1) I would love to sail somewhere around the world and I don't mean on a cruise ship I mean on an actual sailboat.

2) Visiting Paris is a total must for me.

3) Grow my own fruit and vegetables (since eating healthy costs an arm and a leg).

4) Take a photography course.

5) Learn how to ride a bike (yes people I had parents who didn't teach me to ride a bike *looking at my parents as I type this*).

6) Take a girls weekend trip once a year.

7) Have a regular game night once a month.

8) Learn at least 3 new languages in my life.

9) Have a kid one day (to teach how to ride a bike).

10) Do something that will make a difference in this world.

There's more but I will leave it at that, I hope you enjoyed this post I have to know what is one thing that is on your bucket list? Care to share?

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Foreign Waters

So I'm typing this post from the train in Germany... I'm currently on my way to another part of Germany from Hamburg. The train ride is going to be five hours which is next to nothing considering that I have now been traveling for over 24 hours.

At the airport in Dubai, when I planed on doing additional posts and sorting my life out I ended up meeting a really awesome girl from Morocco! When I get back or when I have time to do a more serious post I'll post about our conversations.  But the thing is as much as it is daunting to travel and then to travel with a very basic plan it was nice to speak to someone who could distract me from sweating the little things.

I'm already thinking of things I should have done differently and its only Day2 of my holiday but I suppose that's one of the things I want to work on during this time... The ability to let go and trust God to take control! I remember this book I had when I was younger it was daily inspirations by Helen Steiner Rice and the quote or inspirational thought that always stuck out for me was simple - 

God works in ways that a are wonderous and strange there is nothing in life that God cannot change 

Then it linked up with this:

Worrying is like being on a carousel, you keep going around and around but never actually getting anywhere.

I always try to practice this but it's difficult or rather it is trying to let the human side let go and let the spiritual side take charge. Every experience in life changes you whether for the good or the bad but simply put, if you don't change then you will always live with what ifs and I don't know about you, but that is not something I am willing to do.

Are you taking any new chances? Is there anything you're worrying about but not sure how to handle it? What's the worst thing that could happen to you if you take the chance? 

And just to ensure there isn't any posts with no pictures ... I just had this ice-cream which I haven't seen in South Africa and its awesome! Have you had it before?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Guest Post : Cookies for Thugs

I like to think of myself as an aficionado of all things counter-intuitive. From the books I read to the music I listen to, to even the company I keep. I pride myself in thinking different and thinking for myself. My Christian beliefs help me to aim in order to achieve, the impossible, seeing as “with God nothing shall be impossible” as Luke 1v27 states. I believe in love as the sole (soul) purpose of human beings and anything done in love and for love will succeed. I love laughter, both administering it and sharing in it. I believe that in some way or the other, big or small, I will contribute to changing the world. Maybe through the poems, raps or articles that I write or maybe just from being “that guy that thinks differently”. #GodGotMe

In the spirit of being different and constantly striving for the impossible, I took an opportunity to blog on behalf of Natalie as she was taking a vacation.

 The chance appeared to be an opportunity for me to express a side of myself that I would not normally express on my own blog. Perhaps still too afraid of the ever piercing eyes of my small circle of readers. Basically, I wanted to be me, but a different me, the me that I know I am but am too scared to share with people who think they have an entire idea of me.

 Because of this freedom, to be me, to express myself  to  a readership that doesn’t know me and won’t judge me correctly, or incorrectly, for this freedom, I thank Natalie.
Here it is....
On the 7th of August 2013, I was robbed on my way back from school at approximately 18h00, not only of my material possessions, but of the dreams I had invested in those possessions. Robbed of the good that I was planning to do for the very same “type” of people that robbed me. That’s what hurt me the most.
I stay in Joburg and I study in Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology to be precise. I am studying Quantity Surveying. In my final year. So you can just imagine the inconvenience of losing all of your academic paraphernalia when you are so close to the finish. To make matters worse, I had digitised all my work, course material and goals on to my iPad, which the thugs that got me called a “laptop” when they realised they had left me with something of value.
I lost my iPad with not only my school material on it, but also my music, my raps, my poems and my communicator. I lost my life source. Opening the docket at the police station the following day, I realised that I had been walking around Marabastad all this time with goods over the value of R10 000, including the shoes they took off of my feet. The ironic thing is this: contained within my bag, other than the academic stuff and the money and the phone etc., there was a book called “How To Worry Less About Money” which I hope they are curious enough to read. It’s a good book and I think it will help them…to worry less about money.
Needless to say, I was pretty cut up about the loss and went Facebook that night, cursed out everyone involved and then slept like an unhappy child. The following day, I found myself taking note of the people who were more concerned with the value of goods I lost against the people who were relieved I was still alive. The ones relieved where outweighed by the ones upset about my loss.
After a long period of mourning, in an epiphany, I realised something: I was still alive. I was still alive. I looked in the mirror and saw myself, without an iPad yeah, but still in one piece.
6 nyaope high boys lifted me off of the street after a day of education, choked me to a point of submission and made me give away what I valued most in my life, even after a prolonged scuffle…but I was still alive. No stab wounds, no scars, no iPad, but still in the same packaging God sent me here in. I saw this as a miracle. I still do. I could have been dead. But I’m not. The next natural question for me was “why am I not dead?”…
I’m here for a reason is the reason I have now to live. I may not know it, I may not understand it, but I believe that through a gracious supernatural act expressed through the kindness of the drug boys that robbed me, I am still alive.
And because I understand kindness to be “unmerited favour”, I want to express my gratitude to the thugs that robbed me. Thanking you for taking my stuff and not taking my life. Thank you for sparing me when you didn’t have to. More importantly, thank you for showing me what to value most in life: life itself.
I hope that I can return to Marabastad soon and give them all some cookies. Just to say thank you. I strongly believe in showing gratitude in acknowledgement of kindness exhibited.
I am currently working on a poem with the same title as this blog post “Cookies For Thugs”.


Get Up and Go!

You know, when I was a child, I was very... proper ok those that know me personally will laugh out loud at that one but what I mean is I had a plan. The plan was become a lawyer and save my country. Be a part of the solution .

Then as I grew older I suppose I got to see the world through clearer eyes and then through murky goggles which the media tried to force down my throats and I thought I knew it all. South Africa is a free country. We have a great democracy. It's one of the best countries in the world, I don't need to leave here, ever!

All of the above is true except the last one.... I think that travelling is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself and while you spend a lot of money and don't receive tangible items you do receive worldy views and opinions that will push your boundaries.

I have said, a number of times that I am SO excited for my trip but the truth is that everything will change, internally, for me. If it doesn't change you, you aren't allowing yourself to see..

Here are some of my favourite picture moments from my previous trip.


Have you travelled before? What do you like the most? What do you like the least?

I look forward to hearing from you!


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Guest Post : Book Review - Imperfect Spiral BY Mandy Mabizela


My bio:
I'm Mandy Mabizela I'm the kid from the 90's | Lifestyle entrepreneur | Communications Manager | Food lover | mother | daughter | dreamer | do-er | liker of things | vintage lover | bookworm | internet junkie | overall happy person.

I chose to be the guest blogger to express the love I have for my city,books and everything between.

Imperfect Spiral - Debbie Levy
Imperfect Spiral is a novel about finding your voice, and finding courage and strength to take a stand. Danielle Samuelson doesn't think she has much courage, ever since her huge panic attack the day of her bat mitzvah, she has doubted herself and her ability to ever be in public without making a fool of herself. (Specifically talking in public). Her best friend, Becca, wanted her to be a camp counselor with her. But Danielle was hesitant; instead she chose to babysit one kid for the summer. His name was Humphrey. The first chapter reveals the tragedy: Danielle and Humphrey were walking home from the park one evening when Humphrey was hit by a van. He died in Danielle's arms. His death upsets a community; neighbors are calling for change and reform. They want sidewalks. They want street lights. They want stronger immigration laws. (The driver of the van was an illegal immigrant.)
What I loved most about Imperfect Spiral was the depth of the characterization. I loved Danielle and her family. I especially loved Danielle's older brother, Adrian. I love how there he is for her during this. I also loved her best friend, Becca. I thought the author did a great job establishing Danielle in relationships. Danielle was a character I cared for. And I wanted her to succeed, to find the strength to speak up.
If the novel has a weakness, it may be in a series of coincidences that are revealed toward the end of the novel. To speak of these coincidences would be to spoil the book.
I liked this one. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Football Friday: Welcome back Barclays Premier League

I am beyond excited that the Baclays Premier League is back! Soooo in honour of my returning adrenaline rush I thought this post could introduce some of the new players in the premier league! I though it was going to be easy but this was hard... where's all the eye candy going?

I tried really hard and this is all I could come up with..

Manchester City was the first real potential: Jesus Nevas (Previous Team Sevilla)


Our next contender comes from Norwich City - Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (Sp
orting Lisbon)

Tottenham Hotspur :One of my old post's on footie hottie - Nacer Chadli

While there is so much in the news as to who's staying and who's going I can safely admit that I have no idea who is goign to wint the premier league this year.

It will be fun to have Mourinho back at Chelsea, it's good news, for now, that Luis Suarez is staying at Liverpool and this will be my first season of watching the premier league and there will be no Alex Ferguson.

I always feel like the start of the premier league is a chance at  a new beginning - I'll post more about that this weekend!

Also, remeber I am looking for guest bloggers

Have an awesome weekend peeps


Friday, 16 August 2013

This is where I am at.....!

I am planning my much anticipated holiday which I take NEXT WEEK!!! Eeeek

It's strange to think I have been planning it for so long that now when I am days away from it, I still have so much to do :(

However, I did tweet the other day that I am looking for guest bloggers while I am away, please email me on  and send me topic suggestions and your link if you're interested.

Also, I launched my About me page .. stop by and tell me what you think? I realised it was definitely time to put it up because there so mcuh on my blog that doesn't explain anything about me...

All the while, I can't get this song out of my head...

I will be posting my usual football friday post later in the day!
Until then.. have a fab day!xxxx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Book Review: Something Blue by Emily Giffin

I know I am late with my July 2013 book review but this is a product review and a book review in one, does that get me off the hook?

I purchased the e-Book from Amazon for Something Blue at the beginning of July 2013 and I must admit, I was soooooo excited. I LOVED Something Borrowed (to many of my friends' dismay) I actually enjoyed Rachel and Dex and really wondered if I was capable of liking Darcy in this novel.

So I won't go into specifics about the plot other than what the blur says... Darcy, now pregnant from Marcus, goes through some stuff which makes her want to leave Manhattan (Gasp!) and go to London. She goes to see Ethan, her and Rachel's childhood friend and I found it difficult at first to like Darcy but I must admit as the story progressed, I found myself standing on the sidelines shouting for her to get what she wants.

I also like that the book made reference to South Africa (Whoop Whoop!) and a "Natalie" ... isn't that just perfect?

I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a chic lit. Nothing to stress you out, you will be angry and happy and cry but all in all you will enjoy the no effort factor, if that's what you're looking for.

Also, this was my first e-Book, and I must be honest I found it O-K but I much prefer my books however until I have my own place with a library I might not have a choice as to what I read or not.

Have you read this book before? Have you read any of Emily Giffin's novels? What do you think I should read next? Do you prefer e-Books to paperback novels?

Edwin's Surprise 30th

As I mentioned in this post I threw my brother's surprise 30th birthday party last week Saturday. I must be honest, I think I only fully recovered mid last week...

Either way, I decided I'd share some pictures of how it all went down. I think the expression on his face is priceless :)


Saturday, 10 August 2013

7 Reasons I love being a woman!

Keeping in the spirit of National Woman's Day in SA, here are 7 reasons we I love being one.

1. We are allowed to cry in public.

Ok some ladies take this a bit far.... example



2. We get "harvest" life

3. We can wear make-up with little to no judgment

3. We get to say He's Hot or She's Hot without receiving side looks

4. No colour is off limits


6. Woman can have full conversations without saying more than one or two words


7. Hello! We can multitask

What is your favourite thing about woman or being a women?

Friday, 9 August 2013

Football Friday : Woman's Day Special

I decided for South Africa's National Woman's Day I would do a recap with links to all my previous football Friday posts. Have a look at them and tell me which you like most?

* The Most popular footballer of our generation (or Ever!) David Beckham

* The player you either love or hate, Mr Cristiano Ronaldo

* Pepe Reina, who I am still, heartbroken has been loaned out of Liverpool

* A little special on the Spanish vs Germans

* The ultimate Italian Stallion, Fabio Cannavaro

* Bad boy Belgium hottie, Eden Hazard

* My Favourite man in the world, Liverpool's amazing Captain Fantastic

* My second favourite man in football, also the man who made me cry when he left, Fernando Torres

* The Spanish Stopper - Iker Casillas

* An unexpected find in Nacer Chali

* And most recently, Soccer Veteran, Sexy Freddie

Also, in the news this week, I must be honest I have been extremely preoccupied with the Luis Suarez saga and to be upfront with all of you, I am absolutely disgusted at the way in which the matter has been handled by Luis Suarez AND Brendan Rodgers. Now I am understanding of Luis Suarez being a hand full but I do not think that Brendan Rodgers needed to respond in a child like manner.  I do appreciate that John Henry's Liverpool's owner has stepped up and had the balls to say "Luis Suarez is not for sale".

I am not sure what the outcome will be but I think that no matter what happens, Luis Suarez is ANOTHER player who the Liverpool faithful have handed their hearts too who is practically spitting in their faces.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

It's been one of those weeks

Although it should read "Dear Diary, this week...."

That's been my week! So much to tell you but all in good time!

To all my South African female readers, Happy Woman's day for tomorrow, I'll try to post again then AND enjoy the LONG weekend, you deserve it!


Monday, 5 August 2013

Music Monday : Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack

Can I just say that I am only starting to feel somewhat like myself this afternoon. I am so reminded why I just don't drink much anymore. How did my 18 year old body manage?!

I was thinking that I really love music which evokes something in me and I really love when good shows or movies have great music - enter one of my favourites : Waiting to Exhale.

Firstly, when I watched this movie, I was about 11 years old and din't understand the hype of the storyline BUT I loved the soundtrack from the very first song..

My favourites are :

1. Whitney Houston and Cece Winans "Count on Me" (This is the ULTIMATE friendship song!)

2. Toni Braxton "Let it Flow"

3. Marj J Blige "Not gonna cry"


4.Whitney Houston "Why does it hurt so bad"

As a sidenote, I must be honest that as I grew older and had more life experience I understood what the movie is about, that woman loved it. It is highly possible that you can identify with one of the ladies OR you can see a friend or loved one in their characters. It's all so interesting and heartbreaking and heart warming at the same time.

Waiting to Exhale is now one of my all time favorite movies and I am not sure if it is because I LOVE the soundtrack or that it has surprised me how much I can link the characters to people in my own life. Now, I'm no Savannah or Bernie but there are aspects of them that I see in my friends and family and it's sad and wonderful and most importantly honest.

The movie is based on a book and I want to read the book but what if I read it and it taints my version or idea of the movie characters?!

Have you watched this movie? Did you like the songs?? If you've never heard of it, what did you think of the songs I've posted?

Have a good week all and to my South African readers *happy dance* for a short week!


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Pretty Pictures of South Africa

I wish I had something inspiring to tell you about today but the truth is that I threw my brother a surprise 30th Birthday Party last night and I must say that today I'm feeling really rough. I'll do a post during the course of the week about the party but be warned they are not great quality but that's probably because everyone was having such a good time that they couldn't stop to take really good pics.

Moving on swiftly, in one of my previous posts I said I would post pictures of my beautiful country so here they are......