Major News For Me!!

I have been observing and admiring the lives of smart business savvy men in SA. The ones you see in Destiny Magazine  (buy the mag one day and see).  People that i can learn from, you know. I then came across an article regarding home ownership, the joys that come with it and the capital one can make from investing in property. It was all so interesting, i had to find out more. So i stalked the pages of Private Property and i read shit loads of articles about home investment and first time home buying.  It looked scary but rewarding in the long run.

Is it the right time, is the market stable and in the right place? Can i afford it? What if i am making a big mistake? This was all i could think about, but i wanted in. I want to invest in property.

The search began for a reasonable first time home. After a few months, i finally saw a good value for money home and i made the decision that it will be mine. The process was long and hard to get the house on my name. I signed what looked like hundreds of documents, learned new things about housing that i was not exposed to and i had to chunk out tons of  money to pay Transfer costs and Bond costs before taking ownership of my new house. I just typed “my new house” did i? I can’t believe it, its so exciting.

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Main reason for getting involved in property?: Investment and to kick off a Property Portfolio but also because i see myself living in the property i just bought.

Dreaming big here people. I took the the first step, i took a risk.  Hope it all works out, but let’s see.

This is me after receiving a notification that i am now a home owner:

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Disclaimer: Now, location and all that is not important and knowing me, i would not share that info. Awkward, private person here.

#Pray4Africa

Most of you have heard about the deadly Ebola Outbreak that has hit West Africa, right? The outbreak hit countries such as Liberia and Guinea and has now entered Nigeria. Really bad timing as i was planning a trip to Nigeria in September. My flights and hotel were all booked and i was ready to explore. This all had to be  cancelled when news broke that a Liberian man infected with the Ebola virus made his way into Lagos, Nigeria and collapsed at the Airport.

Ebola is so deadly and highly contagious that one can die within 48 hours of contracting the disease. Reports say that there are now,  1,779 cases and 961 deaths that have been counted. The outbreak is out of control and is getting worse.

Here are 10 basic tips to help educate you on how to protect yourself from the deadly virus.

1. Wash your hands regularly.

2. Sanitize your hands with at least 60% alcohol as often as possible when water is not available.

3. Do NOT eat bush meat most especially bats, monkeys, gorillas, forest antelope and porcupines. (This is how Ebola apparently started)

4. Watch where you eat and don’t eat meat unless you’re sure of the source.
5. If you choose to eat any animal products make sure it is thoroughly cooked.

6. Avoid sharing clothes with strangers.

7. Watch out for symptoms of Ebola such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding around your neighborhood.

8. Avoid areas where an outbreak has been reported.

9. Report any unauthorized movement of corpses in your area especially those brought in from abroad.

10. Don’t touch or go near anyone who has been confirmed to have Ebola and if you absolutely must, then wear protective gloves.

I am disappointed that i won’t be seeing this amazing country that is Nigeria but i am even more sad for the number of people that are dying each day.

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#Pray4Africa

Zaki Ibrahim ‘Draw The Line’ Music Video

Growing up as what she describes as a “citizen of the world,” singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim spent her childhood living at different times in Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, France and Lebanon. Currently based in Cape Town, she released her first full length album Every Opposite in 2012 and has now released a music video for one of the tracks on the album, Draw The Line.

“The draw the line story does show me, but not exactly. Coming from the Cape Flats and overcoming an environment with challenges such as poverty, drugs, sexual assault, and Post-Apartheid conditioning is no easy feat. Creating your own path and shining your light through adversity, taking everything that you’ve experienced and everything you are, is what the song is about.”- she says.

www.zakiibrahim.co.za

My Social Media Week In GIFs

When i read the news on #Twitter that another Malaysian plane crashed, a plane crashed in Taiwan, an Algeria plane crashed, Ebola outbreak killed nearly 700 in West Africa and that the war in Gaza is continuing, i did this.

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When you receive a  mail from someone at agency and they don’t say Hi. Email Etiquette? Nah you disrespecting me.

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When you see a competitor copying the things you do and upping their game.

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When the Social Bakers stats look good

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When a customer constantly complains even after you have helped them.

WHEN INSTAGRAM WENT DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAY. 

 

 

 

#FordGoFurther And #MustangParty Hashtag Success

No amount of GIFs will ever make up for how insane 17 July was. It was the day we have all been waiting for, the day we worked hard for- The Ford South Africa #FordGoFurther event and #MustangParty.

It all happened on the same day at Sandton Convention Centre with almost 800 media and Dealers in attendance. The Go Further event was an exhibition of Fords vehicle line up, a conference which focused on vehicle reveals and Fords plan for the future, a dealer dinner and the spectacular that was my #MustangParty.

I decided to keep the hashtag’s simple. It was #FordGoFurther and #MustangParty for the evening media party. It basically tells you exactly what it is and keeps the brand top of mind.

What were the results like?

Well, we trended 5 times on Twitter that day. The event was also a trending topic for 9 hours and both tags received over 1300 tweets and over 1.5 million reach!

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And yes, this was my reaction:

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then this

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Then my boss did this:

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So i was like:

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Thanks to all the media, bloggers, influencers and everyone who tweeted, Instagrammed and engaged in  the conversation.

 

[Watch] Drake’s Full Tour Ft Jhene Aiko

Now this is a concert i want to be at.

Drake’s- Would You Like A Tour needs come to SA. We always get looked over.

You need to watch the full tour to see how insane it is. The vibe must be on another level. He brings out Jhene Aiko and The Weeknd and they perform their own tracks too.

Watch here:

My Social Media Week In GIFs

This week in Social Media has brought on so many reactions. Here is what happened:

When i was in LA for the 2014 BET Awards and was on red carpet to Live Tweet and hang out. I got the chance to see and speak to celebrities.

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Wait, so people want to be paid to attend an event? Keep in mind that this request did not come from a celebrity.

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Kermit memes were funny but these Daquan memes are stupid. Please stop!

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Twitter announced that it supports GIFs. It’s 3 weeks in now and i am still happy about this.

Oh and remember: No message is also a message. No Tea, no shade. I know for next time.

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The Pressure- GIFs

Trust me, you guys do not know the amount of stress an auditor can put you through.

I have campaigns to run and so many things on my plate as is, now i have to deal with interrogation sessions from international auditors. Yes, they flew in to do this. So you can just imagine the level its on.

This is me right now:

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