Friday, March 31, 2017

My Visit to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is so beautiful, I wanted to move over there after this visit!
The paradox of ancient culture and the modern city is really interesting
I noticed a large expat community and the city caters to its foreign workers with many restaurants, nightclubs, and community centers they can enjoy
Hong Kong has a lot of hills and I did a lot of walking, so be sure to take comfortable shoes if you visit, otherwise your feet are not going to be very happy
The metro system is probably the best I have used in the world.It is very efficient and easy to navigate.You will find shops at all the metro stops and there are tourist friendly boards up which direct you to the attractions closest to that stop(tip -get an Octopus Card, you can use it for public transport and so much more)
You must have a foot massage -it's dirt cheap at 25 HK dollars for an hour long massage -I fell asleep during mine
Highlights of my trip were:
  • Visiting the Victoria Peak, where I took a charming tram to the top
  • Ngong Ping -taking the cable car was an unbelievable experience as you travel 5,7km over the ocean and mountains to the Ngong Ping Village and eventually the spectacular Big Buddha.I marveled over how it must have been built as it is lodged high in the mountains and is massive
  • Having a traditional Chinese meal in  tiny restaurant in Kowloon
  • Hong Kong Disneyland -it's small but still a wonderful experience
  • Visiting the coastal town of Stanley where I went shopping for souvenirs at the flea market
  • The Ladies Night Market -you can get lots of bargains here but be careful, its very busy so you have to watch your bag and also I got told off by one of the vendors who got quite aggressive because I didn't want to buy her merchandise
Besides this, there are many temples and iconic sites to see,Hong Kong is an amazing city which is well worth a visit!

The World's Happiest Countries

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A little Caribbean treasure in the middle of Harlem .
I have just done a restaurant review for Blunt Squad TV show on 18/6/2016
Great seafood!Salmon, shrimp and broccoli basket was great. I'm not a fan of shark but the crispy shark bake was quite good.Delicious snow crab legs-well worth a try
The staff are amazing, friendly and look like they really love working there
Great ambiance
Be sure to keep checking to see the upcoming show with footage on Lolo's Seafood Shack

21 March is Human Rights Day in South Africa.Many of you may not be aware of what this means but it marks the day in 1960 when what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against apartheid, turned into a massacre as police fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters killing 69 people.

Having grown up for the earlier part of my life in South Africa in a segregated environment,I know what it feels like to be discriminated based purely on the colour of my skin so I am celebrating this day as a I was given the chance to meet people from different parts of the world and learn from them,and I applaud people like the Sharpeville residents back in 1960 and others around the world who have the guts to stand up for what they believe in.
With so much police brutality, racial divide and war in the world it is important on days like this, and every day to remember that we are all humans, and violence is never the solution.Education, peace  love and humanity are some of the most important tools we have

Love and peace

Friday, March 10, 2017

I had the honor of interviewing these two amazing women, Constance Malcolm (mother of Ramarley Graham) and Hawa Bah (mother of Mohamed Bah) who both lost their sons tragically at the hands of NYPD officers.
They are working hard for justice,not only for their sons but also to prevent these tragedies from happening. Check out for the upcoming exclusive footage of the interviews.

So proud to have been able to cover the International Women's Day event(8 March 2017) at Washington Square Park, New York City which was a celebration of women strength and empowerment!