Trips and events

The Walking Dead (S8)

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Trips and events

In collaboration with Be TV - En collaboration avec Be TV

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Good morning Sunnies ! Today isn’t a sunny day today but beautiful it is (it depends on how you see it héhé).

As you could see on my Instagram stories, yesterday I was invited at the launch of Season 8 of The Walking Dead (TWD). The event was organized by Be TV in collaboration with the White Cinema at Docks Bruxsel! Together with other (huge) fans of TWD I got the privilege to watch the first episode of Season 8 on a big screen, yeeeyyy! The event started at 1800. I could bring a guest but my guest had an urgent impediment and I didn’t find another person to come with me so I decided to go alone! I’m the person that don’t care about going alone to somewhere and in this case I had confirmed my presence so I had to go – by myself. :)

When I arrived, two scary (make up) kind ladies at the entrance welcomed me and explained me everything about the event. I got in, took my jacket off and started discovering the place. I had been to the white cinema (here and here are some pictures) but it was my first time entering the white cinema so imagine how curious I was hahaha. Anyway, got in, got a drink and a waiter asked me if I wanted to eat something (wraps). There were 3 activities: zombie make up, pumpkin decorating, and a sharebox photobooth. I did it all and it was fun!

The projection of the episode started at 2000 but first there was a TWDQuiz! 10 questions and the person that got a right answer won a present. And then, time to watch Rick and his team! The war has started and it looked that they are prepared to win the battle! As they say ”the future is ours!”. What happened in this episode is that Gabriel was way too kind to tryna safe an enemy and got himself in trouble/shitty pants … Argh can’t wait for the next episode! Are you a fan of TWD? Who is your fave TWD actor? For the moment, Negan is my fave. Even though he is an ass*, he is a very good actor, the way he plays his role…!? – damn goooood and sexy!  But Rick stays the best though, even with his grey hair hahaaha!

Thank you Be TV for the invitation, White Cinema for having me! I had a nice evening! #twdbetv 

Bonjour mes Sunnies! On a pas eu une journée ensoleillée aujourd'hui mais cela n’empêche pas que j’ai eu une belle journée, bien sûr cela dépend de comment vous voyez votre journée. :)

Comme vous avez pu voir sur mes stories d'Instagram, hier j'ai été invité au lancement de la saison 8 de The Walking Dead (TWD). L'événement était organisé par Be TV en collaboration avec le White Cinéma du Docks Bruxsel! Avec d'autres (grands) fans de TWD j'ai eu le privilège de regarder le premier épisode de la saison 8 sur un grand écran, yeeeyyy! L'événement a commencé à 18 :00. Mon invité avait un empêchement de dernière minutes j'ai donc décidé d'y aller seul! Je suis une personne qui ne se soucie pas trop d'aller seule quelque part.  :)

Quand je suis arrivé, deux dames effrayantes à l'entrée m'ont bien accueillies et m'ont tout expliqué sur l'événement. Je suis entré, j'ai enlevé ma veste et j'ai commencé à découvrir l'endroit. J'avais déjà visité le White cinéma (voici quelques photos ici et ici) mais c'était la première fois que j'entrais dans le white cinéma alors imaginez à quel point j'étais curieuse hahaha. Bref, je suis rentré, j'ai pris un verre et un serveur m'a demandé si je voulais manger quelque chose (wrap). Il y avait 3 activités: le maquillage de zombi, faire son propre décoration de citrouille et un photobooth. J'ai tout fait et c'était amusant! =)

La projection a commencé à 20:00 mais il y avait d'abord un TWDQuiz! 10 questions et la personne qui donnait une bonne réponse recevait un cadeau. Et puis, ... il était temps pour Rick et son équipe! La guerre a commencé et il semblait qu'ils étaient prêts à gagner la bataille! Comme ils disent dans l'épisode "l'avenir est à nous!". Ce qui m'a trop marqué dans cet épisode, c'est que Gabriel était trop gentil de vouloir sauver un ennemi et s'est mis lui-même en difficulté.. J’ai vraiment hâte de regarder le prochain épisode! Êtes-vous un fan de TWD? Qui est votre acteur préféré ? Pour l'instant, Negan est mon préféré. Même s'il est un ass*, c'est un très bon acteur, la façon dont il joue son rôle ...!? - Sacrément bon et sexy! Mais Rick reste le meilleur, même si je n'ai pas compris pourquoi il avait des cheveux gris !

Merci Be TV pour l'invitation, White Cinema pour m'avoir reçu! J'ai passé une bonne soirée! #twdbetv

Tell Your Story

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! :)

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