Wait whaat! how long has it been my peeps!

OH MA GREAT GANDHI!

It has been way too long my lovlies, excuse my absence will you! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Toets not M.I.A on purpose, I’m busy writing pre-prelims -_- yeah they are pretty hectic and important exams! I’m using them to get into University…. Cue anxiety on my part!

But I have loads of news for you guys, a lot has happened lately, a lot of amazing things have been happening on my side ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I last week Thursday was my last performance for the Young adult pantomime I was in! ๐Ÿ˜€ okay okay, it’s not actually “supposed” to be a young adult pantomime buut I thought it was like one so that’s my interpretation of the whole shinbingle! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ I was super duper like a little trooper happy that it was FINALLY over! Don’t get me wrong, it was fun at times but gosh it was a lot of work! LIKE a lot of time, effort and in your final year of high-school those 2 aspects of your life are vital for good results. Anywho, I did happen to sort of get over my singing stage fright!…On the final night ๐Ÿ˜€ but hey! better late than never right? Plus the final performance is always the best one says me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Straight after my performance I rushed home and got all my things in order so that I could go directly to my best-guy friends house to stay the night..why you ask? Well because at like 6am the next day(that was Friday) we were driving down to the Midlands for his matric dance! ๐Ÿ˜€ I was soo nervous to be sleeping at his house ๐Ÿ˜ฏ why? because I had met only his sister and mother once! and I had never met his father, plus he wasn’t there as he’s in school in the Midlands so I was a Lone Ranger ๐Ÿ˜€ and nervous that it would be as bad an experience as the movie Lone Ranger(Yes guys, I thought Lone Ranger was pretty crap! I love movies..and call myself a movie guru ๐Ÿ˜‰ย don’t get me wrong I absolutely adore Johnny; he’s my Idol, and kept me in the cinema as he played his part well! but the rest of it was well…horrendous! No wonder Disney lost millions- Sorry Disney!) Anywho, it went completely the opposite way I thought it would.

I had an absolutely FANTASTIC time! I don’t think words could give justice to how amazing the entire weekend and experience was! My best-guy friends family are exquisite and treated me like I was their own child, they wouldn’t let me pay for anything! and his sister and I got on like fire-crackers! We couldn’t stop talking ๐Ÿ˜€ She’s also a make-up artists and did my hair and make-up for the matric dance(prom), it was soo kick-ass! And she took the pics which turned out AMAZING, I had a way better time at his matric dance than my own and they treated us like it was our own Matric dance, legit we were treated on a par to how the boys were ๐Ÿ™‚ 1974126_10152065187067725_1900151961_o

Me with the best-guy friend and his mum and dad!

Me with the best-guy friend and his mum and dad!

The car ride was about 6 hours long but I had so much fun getting to know his familia and everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Not only did I love how my make-up and everything turned out but I defo turn’d up on the dance floor(Yo’ll know how much I love dancing no?), I was getting so wild that one of my other guy mates was like ‘woah, turn it down Iman :D’ and I was like ‘erm no! ๐Ÿ˜€ ;)’ … Not a lot of the peeps were getting as cray but personally you’re only young once, so I couldn’t give a dandelion! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Midlands…. I was unsure how I was going to feel about the place as I had never been before but wow OH wow! The Midlands is GORGEOUS, so beautiful that the minute I arrived and soaked up the scenery(We were staying in this exquisite lodge!) I texted my mom a picture of the place with the caption “we have to come here for a weekend visit!” teehee! it is breathtakingly beautiful, seriously ๐Ÿ™‚

The Midlands- View from the room

The Midlands- View from the room

The cracker to my weekend however was that I got sick by the end of the Matric Dance(Prom) evening! ๐Ÿ˜€ can you believe it! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€ #funnyrepeats but amazing weekend non-the less! so far I’ve just been hitting the books! what about you guys? Anynews? Tell all!

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First Performance and Lately

Hi Guys! how is everyone today?? Doing good? doing grand? doing absolutely dandy?!

I hope you are :)! So guess what today was…Our first proper performance of Alice in Wonderland! ๐Ÿ˜€ it went well! besides the fact that I have…singing stage fright!

It’s really funny though, the way I can act no problem and dance like it’s my profession, but when it comes to singing in front of people..No Buenos! well okay, I’m being overly dramatic(I can be, it’s the perks of being a drama student ;)!) and everyone was like ‘you did so well though? doesn’t sound like you do!’ What they don’t know is that on stage, my chest closes up and I can barely breath! #cringe ๐Ÿ˜€ I feel like Jordin Sparks ft Chris Brown- No Air, is secretly playing in the background! No air, no AIIIIIIIR.

Other than that though it was really great! So fun, but I’ll also be happy once it’s done! ๐Ÿ˜€

On Thursday night, after my last performance, I am going to my guy friend’s house to sleep over(he isn’t there, he goes to boarding school), because I’m going to his Matric Dance(or ‘Prom’ for some!)..why do you ask? Because his boarding school is 6 hours OUT of Johannesburg, so we are leaving sooo early on Friday! ๐Ÿ˜€ he goes to like the ‘Elite’ boys boarding school, it’s sehr sehr formal..sense my lil posh accent there ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s going to be fun though! And guess what else I plan on doing this weekend…the day I come back from my guy friends boarding school- I have to go there on Friday morning, go to the dance, sleep over with his parents at some place..yeah they’re taking me down..6 hours in a car..I’ve met them once…moving on! and after I sleep over my ex-best guy friend’s mom is driving me back home- how WEIRD is that! I was like ermm..okay! ๐Ÿ˜€

Why is this all happening? well because my mum was suppose to take me down but she has a business trip and my father is a restaurateur so he can’t just jump on his sleigh and santa me up to the place the Matric Dance(or Prom ;)!) is being held! ๐Ÿ˜€ pheew, what a wordy explanation! lolz ๐Ÿ˜€ :’D

Totallyย side-tracked but theย finer details had to be explained, so you have some backstory ya know ๐Ÿ˜‰ anywho! theย day I get back, that night as a matter of fact, there’s an after party for another schools matric dance(or Prom), and Imanย wants to go clubbing! not sure if it is a good idea though ๐Ÿ˜€ what do you guys think?ย to HIT IT UP or to not hit itย up?…ย Cheshire in Black

I’ll leave you with a couple HILARIOUS pics from the performance of me in my Mock Turtle costume- it’s a Turtle cross Cow..Like CatDog! Anyone else remember that Nickelodeon show? it was the bombfizzleday!IMG-20140311-WA003 IMG-20140311-WA000

wow we look silly

wow we look silly

Question- how has your week been? shouldย I go to this party?!

Have a grand day! xx

Imzie!

First MIMM!

OLA AMIGO’S!! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s my first MIMM post, teehee! and I’m a tincy bit excited to share my Monday with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m sitting in my bed right now, exhausted! got home from school at 20:30..can we just reflect! yeah and I start school at 7:30! I had rehearsals today..as I will be having till the 13th march(Which shall be the end of our production! yayayayaya!) ๐Ÿ˜€ not sure if I told you, buut we are doing Alice In Wonderland the musical..it’s a weird take on the original and is really messed up and crazy- Love that part of it but it is taking up soo much of my time, like I have a proper test tomorrow for Biology, the English Olympiad and have to prepare for my Drama practical!ย Soย I had rehearsals, but guess the cracker!….I didn’t get to go on, no actually Act 2 in general didn’t get to go on as they “ran out of time” so for hours we were there for nothing ๐Ÿ˜€ aaaah! it kills my soul! *Namaste Iman, Namaste* hehehe, but that’s how my days seem to go nowadays, anywho!

Moving on Swiftly! My day was pretty funny, long! but funny ๐Ÿ˜€ Like on a whole other level!

1st Marvellous thing was that I was up by 5:00, which meant I was ‘suppose’ to be on time for school, which I was! but had to walk in the rain ๐Ÿ˜€study-window viewThat’s my view from my study! ๐Ÿ˜€ how lovely, it reminds me of Ireland(I lived there for 2 years) ๐Ÿ˜‰

2nd Marvellous thing was tea! I had copious cups, as per usual! and had this kick-ass cup of Lemon and Ginger tea, aah man t’was tasty!

Tea in my study like a boss ;)

Tea in my study like a boss ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lemon and Ginger Tea! Yum

Lemon and Ginger Tea! Yum

3rd was the laughing fit my friends and I had when I informed them that processed products that are cheap that happen to be labelled as ‘raspberry’ or ‘cherry’ or contains any red colouring is coloured by BEAVER ANAL JUICE!ย ย ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but labelled as a natural colouring (or Castoreum) because it is from a Beaver! Don’t believe me ey? look it up on google ๐Ÿ˜€ย I found this out over the weekend and doubled over in laughter and then when I told them we started questioning it by saying- But how is the juice extracted? and My good friend Gaby started imitating a beaver and then we all joined in like we were in grade 3 again!, t’was hilarious ๐Ÿ˜€

Beavers probably thinking ‘ร“y, what you looking at human, I colour your food! :D’

4th Marvellous thing to occur in my Monday was being able to do prac in drama today! woohooo, which meant practicing :D!

My mates practicing and smiling for the photo-op :D

My mates practicing and smiling for the photo-op ๐Ÿ˜€

tea in drama practice! obvies ;)

tea in drama practice! obvies ๐Ÿ˜‰

5th Marvellous thing was finally making that tiramisu oatmeal(porridge in my books)! but guess what was such a fail! I FORGOT TO SNAP A PIC! I was soo excited I just dove right in! has that happened to anyone else when trying a new recipe? how embarrassing x_x! **shocked**

6th Marvellous thing was finding out Inspiral Lounge(http://www.inspiral.co/) delivers globally! I LOVE THAT PLACE! I went to it like everyday(not joking) when I was on holiday in London, I love Camden it’s soo retro! Last year I went on holiday by myself basically, so it was a really independent experience for me, I adored it to the MAX! If you are ever in London and happen to stumble into Camden Market you BETTER make a trip to have a coffee, buy some goodies and just soak up the amazingly friendly atmosphere in Inspiral Lounge! BEST EXPERIENCE EVER, not even going to lie!

Camden Lock!

Camden Lock!

and lastly the 6th Marvellous thing to occur in my Monday was sitting in a warm bed, updating you lovely people and on the verge of sleep!

Have a fab Monday All! or what is left of it! xx

Imzie ๐Ÿ™‚

TGIF!

Why hello, hello you guys! Excuse the absence of my posts, It’s been a hectic school week with hectic tests and projects buut the week is done(sort of, I have rehearsals on sunday! IKR!)

But my week was filled with an abundant supply of highlights! so don’t stress ๐Ÿ˜‰

My week highlights in pictures :)

My week highlights in pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

Highlights! Well to start off with I had a kick-ass gym session, I wasn’t too motivated but once I got there I really got into it and took my first ‘phone’ selfie that I’m actually using! ๐Ÿ˜€ how embarrassing! I did cardio and then a total body workout, something like this-Courtesy of Tone It Up(http://toneitup.com/)ย 

I also enjoyed many cups of tea! and my mums friend came back from her venture in India bearing gifts, specifically this really amazing Tulsi Ginger tea and it is delicious! it’s also organic- how amazing! It’s packed full of flavour, no jokes!

Those apples, yeah green are my favourite apples like ever! I added some PB2 to them, simply a spoonful of PB2 with water, mix and pour- best tasting snack eveeer! ๐Ÿ˜€ try it! you will thank me ๐Ÿ˜‰

I got some of my tests back, and I was pleasantly happy! All is well that Ends well right! Also last night I had rehearsals till LATE but what was a highlight in those rehearsals was the fact that my scene went soo well! ALMOST flawless with no mishaps, I was chuffed like a baby in a pram! ๐Ÿ˜€ T’was really really awesome!

Hehe! I laughed when I saw this, resonates soo well with out play

Hehe! I laughed when I saw this, resonates soo well with out play

This is our poster for the production! the lil tickets also look like it, how cool!

This is our poster for the production! the lil tickets also look like it, how cool!

Stayed up till 1am finishing off my homework as these rehearsals take up SO much of my time, but the Production is next week so I can’t wait till it’s OVER ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I might just pull out my MJ moves

He is MY IDOL!

Sheperds Pie! yes I made good’ol sheperds pie but I pimped it out and made it vegan! it turned out amazing, with a few changes of course! like a dash of that BBQ Indian spice mix I mentioned before ๐Ÿ™‚

In my fav bowl! sorry bout the bad lighting

In my fav bowl! sorry bout the bad lighting

Recipe; adapted from Fat Free Vegans ‘Skillet gardener’s pie’.(http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/05/skillet-gardeners-pie.html)

And this is my take on it!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 can of ready cleaned and cooked lentils(in water)
  • 1/3 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 carrot, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced, leaves minced and reserved
  • 2 cups fat-free vegetable broth
  • 1 handful of green beans, cut and washed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons water (or veg. broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Arrowroot
  • extra rosemary for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse the cauliflower head and cut it up into small chunks, add it to a pot over a stove and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer untilย cauliflowerย is tender.ย  Place in a large bowl, add the non-dairy milk, and mash until smooth, Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and set aside in a warm place.
  2. While theย cauliflowerย is cooking, make the โ€œpieโ€ filling. Heat a large non-stick or cast iron skilletย  on a medium-high burner and add the onions. Sautรฉ until onions are translucent. Add the garlic, carrots, celery, and sautรฉ for 3 more minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth,lentils, green beans, and herbs. Simmer on medium heat forย 15-20 minutes and preheat the oven to 180’c whilst they do.
  4. Once Veggies are tender,ย Add salt and pepper to taste (I added my BBQ spice here! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).
  5. Add the Arrowroot and stir until it had thickened
  6. Place in an oven safe dishย and top with the cauliflower mash
  7. Place it in the over on 180’c for about 5 mins until it is golden and crispy
  8. remove and transfer into a bowl(like mine!) if so desired ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. Enjoy!

How easy is that recipe! and it’s delicious, nutritious and healthy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s just reflect once more on how PB2 is a gift from the yummy heavens! ๐Ÿ˜‰

WOOHOO

Question: Are you happy it’s Friday! anything exciting going on?

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Contraversial Talk…

So,ย Today’s Topic is Health, more specificallyย “What is the definition of you being healthy?”…

Well, Is there really a definition? is it Working out strenuously every day just to fit the apparent quota of “Healthy”? erm.. I don’t think so! When exercise starts to feel like a chore or job- You are either 1.Doing it too much and your body is saying ‘Oy! I’m not a machine!, I wasn’t created by a group of crazy scientists that can keep going like a yoyo!’

Hehe! Thought you’d enjoy that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Or 2.Aren’t Enjoying it as much and should most likely stop! Dear Gandhi! I mean, why force issues? I quite enjoyed Amanda fromย running with spoons(www.runningwithspoons.com/) approach on the whole issue ๐Ÿ™‚

Just don’t force issues ๐Ÿ˜€

Besides, when does working out 24/7 qualify you as being healthy exactly?ย  I mean since when is there a list of requirements for you to be able to say “Yeah I am healthy :)”…You’re right, there isn’t ๐Ÿ˜€ And now on to the second half of the qualification of being a healthy person…Healthy Eating, okay hold-up peeps don’t go ape just yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

Healthy Eating, so what are the do’s and don’ts… You know there are soo many different opinions on this topic- too many for me to actually list all of them, I’d be at this computer for forever days and personally ………

But I do have the ability toย name a common oneย like…laptops keyboardย clicking which is like a drum roll…the ‘No carbs’ diet! is it just me or do most people who actually believe this works are simply deluded ๐Ÿ˜€ I mean honestly now, I could not do without All Bran Flakes, grains, Cereal(in general) and fruit?- Erm yeah, all you ”I don’t eat carbs’ people, that apple you just ate.. it has carbs in it! *Gasp!* hahaha, on a serious note though, the no carb-high protein diet does not even work, I personally have never tried it but I have A LOT OFย friends who have and you wanna know the inevitable truth? Most of them didn’t see a difference in anything, they just felt more sluggish and drained and looked it too! wanna know why? Carbs, grains- yeah them…they give us Energy! ๐Ÿ˜€ *gasp!* and we don’t actually require that much protein that, we need to eat high-protein #fact. Look it up if you think I’m talking Banana splits but it is true ๐Ÿ˜€ But if eating that way makes you feel happy then by all means do! I’m by no means a qualified dietician or anything, it’s my own opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is that if you are a Healthy person you ONLY eat veggies and fruit…erm since when? ๐Ÿ˜€ I mean yeah I love veggies and fruit- on a whole non-human way!, I wouldn’t be a Plant Based eater if I didn’t…’Plant’ Based ๐Ÿ˜‰Always cracks me up :'D

But that doesn’t mean I ‘ONLY’ eat veggies and fruit, I also eat grains, legumes, protein sources such as tofu and egg whites, nuts- The list goes on people!

A couple other things I enjoy! :)

A couple other things I enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

So personally I don’t think there is a criteria to being healthy! you are the healthiest YOU! only you can feel healthy and happy and that’s defined by you, so don’t let outside sources form your own opinion!

And I want to add a little ode to my fav snack bar ever! Nakd Bars(http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/nakd/) are my Jam! If only they knew how much I love them! too bad AGAIN South Africa doesn’t have an abundant supply of the flavours so, if natural balance(http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/nakd/) would here me and send some Nรฃkd bars I’d love to try their other flavours!

Mocha, Cacao Crunch, Cacao Delight, Banana Crunch- Soo many, too many to choose from!

Mocha, Cacao Crunch, Cacao Delight, Banana Crunch- Soo many, too many to choose from!

Question- What do you think? Is there a criteriaย to being healthy?

Recap Sunday!

Alright, Alright, Alright! ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Anybody remember thatย from MM(Magic Mike!)

Anywho! Today I went shopping..yes..again ๐Ÿ˜€ I needed to alright! I was feeling like I was in a bit of a slum and some retail therapy was needed to make me feel a bit better ๐Ÿ™‚ it worked for a lil bit anyways….not too sure what’s wrong…just can’t shake this feeling I have ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I bought some awesome new gym clothes, can I get a woop woop! I love buying new things ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shopping!!!!

Shopping!!!!

My day was also productive in other ways :D! I got quite a bit of school work and studying done! and I practiced for my drama practical, getting the characters down and all that jazzingle ๐Ÿ˜‰

Studying, homework..homework and ooo! more homework

Studying, homework..homework and ooo! more homework

Watched some telly! I luuuurv The Following, it’s twisted yet kickass! Masterchef is my jam..just saying! Girl Code on MTV, Girls you need to start watching it, teaches you soo much about Guys! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rachel Khoo- anyone else think she’s really cool? ๐Ÿ˜€

I watched The Purge as well on Saturday night and let me just say…it’s a hectic yet thrilling movie! I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

Did some blogging stalking…erm*clears throat*..I mean Reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Read some really inspiring snippets like Amanda’s NEDA post (www.runningwithspoons.com) and then the usual blog reading which included drooling over AMAZING RECIPES, like this one Tiramisu overnight oats recipe(that I need to get jiggy with sometime soon!)

School tomorrow! Joy…. and I have rehearsals like this entire week, fitting everything in is soo hectic like it isn’t a joke, yet I sad laugh! ๐Ÿ˜€ I need to pull a bit of “Namaste” out the bag and tear a page out the monkey from the Lion Kings book!IMG_20131209_002298

Question: What did your Sunday involve? what hectic plans do you have this week?

Chat Later Lovelies! ๐Ÿ™‚ x Imzie

Currently

Well, not to be a drag but currently I’m soo overwhelmed with school work, it’s not a joke! I guess that’s Final year of high-school though for me ๐Ÿ˜€ :’D aa

h man, besides that I do have other interesting things to talk about!

Currently watched: 12 Years a slave; oh my word, can I just say that this is a heart-beamingly good film, but it also breaks your soul, the entire cinema were in tears #notevenkidding! it was brilliant, absolutely brilliant!

Currently Loving: Cinnamon- I’m on suuuch a cinnamon kick! putting it on and in everything ๐Ÿ˜€ literally โค

Currently Reading: Pure by Ethan Watters and really getting into it! I’m also reading the prescribed book I have to read for this English Olympiad I’m

writing on the 4th of March ๐Ÿ™‚

Currently Listening to: The Cat Empire! I looooove the Cat empire! Loove!

Currently Preparing for: The Matric dance(also known as senior Prom) I’m going to with my really good guy friend- yes, we used to like each other but he’s an introvert and I kind of got bored and moved on, but our relationship has been CLARIFIED as I would not have gone if I didn’t establish our friendship status ๐Ÿ™‚

Currently stressing over: Pre-prelims! oh my word, they start on the

19th march! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ also stressing over the scene and monologue I have to perform on the 5th of March!

Currently studying for: Biology, History, Drama

Currently compiling: Research for my Life Skills Project which is…drum roll…60% of my final year mark! can I get a whaat-whaaat! o.O hehehe- that’s my sad laugh

Currently and Will always love eating: Breakfast Foods, aah the joy It brings me!

Currently Reminiscing in: My prom that was on the 1st of Feb!

That's me in the watermelon coloured dress, with the black shawl! #magnificentdance!

That’s me in the watermelon coloured dress, with the black shawl! #magnificentdance!

Question: What about you guys? what you up to? ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Hello All!

So, Today is Saturday-my side ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I have a combo of fun and stu(dying) planned! woop woop!

Plans for the day include buying new make-up and a slight bit of grocery shopping! woohoo ๐Ÿ˜€ I love shopping, I have no idea why, I just dig it! Going to the phone store to see when I can get my upgrade! why? because CrackBerry sucks :/ย  worst phone ever! sorry all crackberry lovers/users if they are any out there still -_-

My day started off with: All Bran Flakes(obvies, it’s my crack! :D!) and an pear-apple combo- Sorry no picture, I forgot ๐Ÿ˜€ and then I’ve had copious cups of tea! teehee(remembered to picture the tea though!)

I love tea! :D

I love tea! ๐Ÿ˜€

Can you tell I like tea? ;)

Can you tell I like tea? ๐Ÿ˜‰

After shopping I’ve got many, many study notes to make and I have to summarise and learn ish! aaah the joys ๐Ÿ˜€

Anywho! I Hope you all have a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚

Question: What’s your fav drink?