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on Thursday, 19 October 2017. Posted in Trips and events, Positive energy

Event by HISHI

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As you know, last Saturday 14/10 in the morning I had a late surprise bday treat by my friends Anna and Hafsa! After that I had an event (that I had mentioned before, here) going on. Nine women influencers/entrepreneurs/bosses (name it all!) were invited at this event created by HISHI (Krystel and Sandra). I was one of them, *proud face*!
I came late at the event but just on time to tell my story. First of all, after the wellness and the dinner party at Anna’s, I didn’t really had enough time to do (finish) my make up so no comment about my face though hahaha. Cuz I see yall coming with your comments about my crazy looking face … =P

When I arrived a group of beautiful black women were standing in the ‘Espace Ochola’ listening to one of the guests that was telling her story. After that we had a little break. During the break(s) I’ve got the opportunity to meet the other guests and some of the people that came to the event. I was amazed and nervous at the same time! We took pictures with the whole team and I thank God to have given me a sister that is always there for me!!! She is really the best support you can imagine. She believes in me, my stuff and just aahhh, to have a familiar face there (there were others that I knew though, and I also thank you for your support, I love you!) was great because that gave me more strength and confidence to stand there…

After the break it was my turn. Krystel, one of the founders of HISHI introduced me. You might also need to know that Krystel and I were at the same school in college and that she, my twin sister and I share the same birthday hahaa :) Anyway, my timmmmeeeee. Again, I was nervous. That was my first time telling my story in real life, I mean live, in front of people, followers… The night before I had practices to not forget anything you guys need to know but being there nervous as ***; I talked in English and I was talking too fast, used a lot of “uhhmns” and did not tell everything I wanted to tell you hahaha (and I don’t know if most of the people understood much hahaah). But I didn’t get any questions so I guess it was fine?! When I looked back at the video that my sister filmed, I could see the things that I have to work on for later. I’m planning to do a video about ‘’my story’ for my YouTube Channel, where I can really tell you everything that I wanted to say on the event. But my sister and other people came complimenting me that for my first time it was good. I got to brighten up some of you with my positive happy attitude and I’m glad because that’s the only thing that mattered – empower others. Thank you soooooo much for being there, you are awesome!

Later on I had the opportunity to listen and learn from other powerful and inspiring women – AFRO INFLUENCERS such as Farida from Black Girls Diary (featured on my blog last year, check it out here), Johanna (Congo Travel/Tala Mosika), Elise (Be Proud asbl), Stephanie Stevens (Miss Africa Belgium 2017), Gloria (Tiny and brown) and Sandra Milem.

It was such a great event, we girls, ladies, women, mothers, … etc. needed it FOR REAL! Thank you HISHI for creating this!!! May you stay blessed, keep on having such great ideas to lift up black women out here and this all by the good grace of God! Thank you so much in every kind of way for having me at your event and I can’t wait for your other events and eventually to work with you in the near future! (And this time I will be on time hahaha, no joke!) :)

Comme vous le savez, samedi dernier 14/10 j'ai eu une surprise tardive pour mon anniversaire par mes amies Anna et Hafsa! Après cela, j'ai eu un événement (que j'avais mentionné auparavant, ici). Neuf femmes noires, influenceurs / entrepreneurs / des bosses, ont été invités à cet événement par HISHI (Krystel et Sandra). J'étais parmi eux, * trop fière *!
Je suis arrivé en retard à l'événement, mais juste à l'heure pour raconter mon histoire. Mais tout d'abord, après le wellness et le dîner chez Anna, je n'ai pas vraiment eu assez de temps de faire mon maquillage, donc pas de commentaire que je vous vois bien venir avec vos commentaires sur mon visage un peu bizarre hahahha ... = P

Quand je suis arrivée, un groupe de belles femmes noires se tenait debout dans 'l'Espace Ochola' écoutant l'une des invités qui racontait son histoire. Après cela, nous avons eu une petite pause. Pendant la pause j'ai eu l'occasion de rencontrer les autres invités et certaines des personnes qui sont venus à l'événement. J'étais étonné et nerveuse en même temps! Nous avons pris quelques photos avec toute l'équipe et je remercie Dieu de m'avoir donné une sœur qui est toujours là pour moi !!! Elle est vraiment le meilleur soutien que vous pouvez vous imaginer. Elle croit en moi, en mes affaires et juste aahhh, c’était vraiment génial d’avoir un visage familier parmi tout le monde qui était présent (il y en avait d'autres que je connaissais bien, et je vous remercie également pour votre soutien, je vous aime!) parce que cela m'a donné plus de force et de confiance pour me mettre devant le publique.

Après la pause c'était mon tour. Krystel, l'une des fondatrices de HISHI m'a présenté. Vous pourriez également avoir besoin de savoir que Krystel, ma sœur jumelle et moi étions à la même école en secondaire et nous partageons tous les trois le même jour d’anniversaire héhé :) Quoi qu'il en soit, c’était mon tour de parler ! Encore une fois, j'étais nerveuse. C'était la première fois que je racontais mon histoire en direct, devant des gens, les followers ... La veille, j'avais fais un résumé pour ne rien oublier … J'ai parlé en anglais, parlais trop vite, j’ai utilisé beaucoup de « uhhmns » et je n’ai pas raconté tout ce que je voulais vous dire hahaha (et je ne sais même pas si la plupart des gens ont compris hahah). Mais je n'ai pas eu de questions alors je suppose que c'était bien?! Quand j'ai regardé la vidéo que ma sœur a filmée, j'ai pu voir les choses sur lesquelles je dois travailler pour plus tard. Et je prévois de faire une vidéo sur "mon histoire" pour ma chaîne YouTube, où je peux vraiment vous dire tout ce que je voulais dire à l'événement. Ma sœur et d'autres personnes sont venues me féliciter, que pour ma première fois c'était bien. J’ai pu illuminer le monde de certains avec mon attitude positive et joyeuse et j’en suis heureuse parce que c'était la seule chose qui comptait – inspirer les autres. Merci beaucoup d’avoir été là, vous êtes génial!

Plus tard, j'ai eu l'occasion d'écouter et d'apprendre d'autres femmes puissantes et inspirantes - AFRO influenceurs comme Farida de Black Girls Diary (présenté sur mon blog l'année dernière, lire l’article ici), Johanna (Congo Travel/ Tala Mosika), Elise (Be Proud asbl), Stephanie Stevens (Miss Afrique Belgique 2017), Gloria (Tiny and Brown) et Sandra Milem.

C'était un très bon événement que nous les filles, les femmes, les mères, etc. avais besoin ! Merci HISHI pour avoir créé cet évènement !!! Que Dieu continue à vous bénir, continuez à avoir d'excellentes idées pour élever des femmes noires et tout cela par la bonne grâce de Dieu! Merci beaucoup pour tout de m’avoir invité à votre événement et j’ai hâte pour vos prochains événements et, éventuellement, de travailler avec vous dans un proche avenir! (Et cette fois si, je serai à l'heure hahaha, ceci n’est pas une blague!) :) 

Surprises from my girls

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Trips and events, Positive energy

A late birthday gift

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So last weekend on Saturday 14/10 I had a crazy quite busy exciting day. First of all, I got to wake up very early because my friend Anna had organized a surprise wellness day for the 3 October babies aka godmothers (Cristina, Lia and I) of her son Alexander. Yes, I’m a godmother of cute baby boy. You can read all about this here.

Anyway, I had an amazing day at the wellness, verzorgingscentrum LEI Aalst. I had already been there with my other close friends Nikuze and Julie and I had always wanted to go back – best birthday gift ever! When we arrived, four baskets with a bathrobe and slippers were ready for us. Also tea and biscuits got served. It was so cozy! Because that was my second time going there I started comparing with the first time hahaha. And now ya’ll wanna know what my fave time was… :)

First we got a peeling and scrub of our feet. The hot water was just aaahhh-mazing! Then we got a massage: normal, hot stone – all our body! Even though I had a lot on my mind about the event I would have in the evening, I enjoyed it and fell asleep during the massage. Sweet hands, it was really good. 
After that we had a little time for the sauna and the Jacuzzi. We chatted about us, life, happiness, men, love … ! Thanks again Anna for everything! :) :) :) 

But that wasn’t aaaaalllll!!! Anna had also prepared a nice present at her home! For the ones that follow me on Snapchat (EyoSunny), you have seen it all! I was surprised. I knew that before going to my event I would have dinner (a very fast one!) at Annas and then leave. But when we arrived, HAFSA WAS THERE with her Polaroid camera and she was singing!!! What a surprise, I didn’t expect that, totally noooottt! It really made my day hahah! And how the room was decorated (autumn theme) and all! I even had my own birthday cake with EyoSunny on it – waawww! And that evening at the ‘Tell Your Story’ event I told the audience to be surrounded with GOOD PEOPLE! Well, I meanted it because my friends are the best! =) 

Unfortunately I stayed way too long at my party (or not) and I came late at the event ... :/
But more about it in my next post :)

A Weekend Trip to London - Part 2

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Trips and events

Eating and shopping in Oxford Street

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If you can't remember what Part 1 was all about, here you can read it. 

So after our non-breakfast morning (at LFWF) we went to OXFORD STREET for some shopping, but first food! This was at NANDO’S of course (after a long 15min of walk as lost tourists and asking random people where it was…). Our first time eating there, we don’t really had any expectations. We just wanted to eat good food! Sandra had a chicken hamburger with fries and drank fanta, Alice had pita chicken, drank water and I got a ¼ chicken with rice and drank coke. My portion was ok (my plate (or better, our plates) looked very empty ahhaha) – the chicken was AMAZING!!! The best chicken I’ve eaten in a restaurant I think, no joke! Argh now thinking about it, I want to go back only for the chicken – A good cooked CHICKEN IS LIFE!!! We had a nice time there, chatting about LFWF and in which shops we absolutely wanted to go to…. Cozy! After lunch we went shopping, yeaayyh!

First stop was The Body Shop. So we entered, been welcomed by nice ladies in black, explaining the 20 for 3 promotion; £20 for 3 products. We bought some creams for our friends and customized our packages. It was fun! I took the creams almond, strawberry and olive for my mum and sisters.
After that we went to Forever 21. I think we got out of the store for like 2 long hours later haahaha - that store is very interesting! But guess what, I only bought a t-shirt!! A nice mustard yellow t-shirt! I’m so picky I know but right now I’m sadly thinking about that gorgeous black skirt I didn’t buy hahah!
We also went to candy land aka American Candy, where the shopkeepers wanted to strike a pose with me ahahaha (see pictures). Anyway, I ended up buying myself a very needed charging adaptor and then we met up with Lorraine (@lorraine_kang). Lorraine, Alice and Sandra were friends since a young age but her move to England didn’t separate them. We met at the Topshop store, where a cool thing was going on: the mannequins in the decor were real and cat walking! We need such great ideas in BE, it was fun to watch! :)

We sat in a pub for an hour (charging my phone haha) and then we decide to go eat something. Hungry girls that didn’t really knew what they wanted to eat, stepped randomly into an Lebanese/Iraqi restaurant 'Al Dar' and got a nice table for four! We got served by a man that was doing everything to get Lorraines attention and number hahaha! We really had a nice time! A lot of hard laughs, good food, fun and good vibes! =D
That was our last night there.

The next day we also had to wake up very early to go to church, that was 2 hours way too far from the Airbnb (East Croydon). But we managed to arrive there! The service was nice and I was really happy to go to church somewhere in London and meet Reverend Ruth again.

In the overal, that weekend just didn’t go all perfect (struggling with the uncharged phone, Oyster transport card, Google Maps…) but I loved traveling to London! London is a very beautiful city, I was amazed by the beautiful clean train stops … I would like to go back and I will definitely do! Wondering which city I’ll be visiting next! :)

Upcoming Events

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Trips and events, Inspiration, Positive energy

Events in Brussels

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 Am VERY EXCITEEEEED !!!!! A lot of cool events are coming up and yowwww I can not wait ! :) I love this kind of season! This makes me think about and reflect on my first ever collaboration with Zalando last year – waaww still amazed! You may think that I am exaggerating but the smile on my face rightnow, … God is amazing! =D

 At this moment, I feel like I am more motivated, more interested about life (??) and damn I am inspired!!!! And trust me, you also will be because this coming Saturday 14/10 there is a great event: TELL YOUR STORY! Beautiful African women are invited by HISHI to inspire other young, talented, gorgeous, powerful (and all the other beautiful adjectives) women!
I am one of the invites for the panel and to be honest I am a little little little nervous. Comparing (what I should not) to the others I feel like I am not interesting enough for you but hey, POSITIVE ENERGY: I am one of a kind and I know that I am here in the world for a certain purpose. And Saturday, I will share my story that is enough for me and I really really hope that I can inspire you, to be a perfect SUNLIGHT, just enough as you are! Gossshhh I am so thankful! Just wanna thank you again Sandra (@afrospolitain) for your phone call that made me happy that day (you know)! Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday my beautiful Sunnies!

PS: Don’t forget to register for the event! This is the link.

Other (fashion) events I am excited about and planning to attend: 
- DS Brussels Fashion Days: 20-22/10
- Ethno-Tendance  Fashion Week Brussels: 27-29/10
- African culture and fashion show 2017: 3/11
- Pre-opening of Lussie’s Style: 19/11

Je suis très EXCITEE!!!!! Beaucoup d'événements trop sympas arrivent et je ne peux pas attendre! :) J'adore ce genre de saison! Cela me fait penser et refléter sur ma première collaboration avec Zalando l'année dernière - waaww toujours aussi émerveillé! Vous pensez surement que j'exagère mais le sourire sur mon visage que j’ai là maintenant, ... Dieu est merveilleux ! =D

 En ce moment, j'ai l'impression que je suis plus motivé, plus intéressé par la vie (?!?) et je suis très inspiré! Et croyez-moi, vous aussi vous le serez parce que samedi prochain 14/10, il y a un événement: TELL YOUR STORY! De belles femmes africaines sont invitées par HISHI pour inspirer d'autres jeunes, talentueuses, magnifiques, puissantes (et toutes les autres belles adjectifs) femmes! Je suis l'une des invites pour raconter mon histoire et pour être honnête avec vous, je suis un tout petit peut nerveuse. En me comparant (ce que je ne devrais pas !) aux autres femmes invites, je ne me sens pas assez intéressante pour vous, mais bon POSITIVE ENERGY: je suis unique et je sais que je suis ici dans ce monde pour un certain but. Et samedi, je vais partager mon histoire qui me suffit et j'espère vraiment que je peux vous inspirer d’être un SOLEIL PARFAIT, juste ce que vous êtes! Gossshhh je suis tellement reconnaissante! Je veux juste encore te remercier Sandra (@afrospolitain) pour ton appel qui m'a fait plaisir ce jour-là (toi-même tu sais)! J'ai hâte de tous vous rencontrer samedi mes beautiful Sunnies!

PS: N'oubliez pas de vous inscrire pour l'événement! Voici le lien.

Autres événements (mode) dont je suis enthousiaste et que je prévois d'assister:
- DS Brussels Fashion Days: 20-22/10
- Ethno-Tendance  Fashion Week Brussels: 27-29/10
- African culture and fashion show 2017: 3/11
- Pre-opening of Lussie’s Style: 19/11

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