Man Gets Harassed Walking The Streets Of NYC

By now we’ve all seen the video of the women walking NYC’s streets and being cat-called, the internet seems pretty divided on the subject. Some of the footage from the original video is creepy, like the guy who followed her for 5min, or the guys that resort to swearing at her when she doesn’t acknowledge them. For the most part though, i found a lot of the guys were just being nice, saying things like “have a nice day” or “have a great day, God bless” or even just “hi.” Are guys not allowed to say ‘hi’ anymore?! Totally fine and perfectly acceptable of you ask me – that woman obviously wants no men to talk to her ever?! But if men completely ignored her, she’d probably make a video about the fact that men are body-shaming because she doesn’t look like a Victoria’s Secret model.

Anyway, a guy in NYC has now decided to go out and film the exact same video. Check it out and see whether he goes through the same thing as she did (spoiler alert: he does)

So, essentially, this ISN’T a sex problem, it’s a human problem then. Also i feel like these videos have actually just proved that the general populous of New York probably just have less manners than the rest of the world.

Magic/Cruel Spider Trick

It is well publicized that i am a MASSIVE freaking arachnophobe. I put the NO in arachNOphobe! Seriously though. I scream when i see pictures of spiders online. This trick is hilarious, but i am beyond glad that it didn’t happen to me! I even jumped and screamed when the trick was revealed. Horrific. Poor woman – she literally gets such a big fright, that she rips her wig off! She took her hair off, and beat the guy with it!

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Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair – Competition

The FoodWineDesign Fair was launched in 2010 by Artlogic and Sanlam Investments. The first of its kind in South Africa, it’s described as a “boutique outdoor market” and features the best local furniture crafters, artisan products, top wine labels, micro breweries and speciality foods.

If it’s important to you to eat the best local foods, taste South African boutique wines and decorating your home with the works of South African designers and artists. – then this is the place for you. The Chefs in the City project will see David Higgs, Michael Holenstein and Thom Hughes each take the stand for one day to treat visitors to their creations.

This year’s event will take place from 7-9 November on the rooftop of the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre. I’ve been told that they’ve gone to every effort to turn it into a magical setting with tented areas, theatre lighting, inspired dining and retailing areas, and larger than life landscaping.

With the Fair being the first event of its kind to combine elements from food, wine and design industries, Sanlam believes that the positive change and shift in direction will result in the growth of even more proudly South African entrepreneurs.

As “local” and “well-made” are an integral part of the Fair, and much like the exhibitors are experts in their chosen field, Sanlam is the expert in investments and understands the importance of being able to offer a superior product.  Sanlam also has a huge respect for the extraordinary amount of time, planning and sheer determination it takes to turn a dream into a sustainable business despite economic business challenges.

Tickets are available for R90 from Webtickets, or R100 at the door. Uber have also gotten on board this year, and first time subscribers can use the promo code Handmade to receive R200 off their first ride. What’s more, anyone arriving in an Uber can show their receipt at the door and receive a R10 discount off the Fair ticket price, plus you’ll stand the chance to win Uber credit.

This info is just a taste of what’s to come over the weekend of 7-9 November. For more info please visit www.foodwinedesign.co.za, email info@artlogic.co.za or phone 011-447-3868.

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I am fortunate enough to have 1 double ticket to give away, as well as R500 worth of product from the fair! So if good food, design and wine is your thing, get tweeting! Obviously, the fair is happening in JHB, so the prize does not include flights or accommodation.

Tweet the following:

I’d like to win a R500 hamper & tickets to the Sanlam @FWD_Fair this Nov! Details at: stephaniebe.co.za #HandmadeContemporary

Add Hope During World Hunger Month

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About a week or so ago i tweeted about KFC’s awesome Add Hope initiative that is now able to feed 70 000 children in South Africa a month. I must be honest, i wasn’t sure how many people were really adding R2 onto their KFC orders, and whether the money was actually going to the right places, i’m extremely happy to see that people are donating and the money is actually ending up with the children. I wasn’t the only one impressed with the stats, or surprised at how well KFC have been doing with their campaign, so i thought i’d elaborate a little more on what KFC are actually doing, and why.

Seeing as today is World Food Day the rad people over at KFC wanted to show you some of the children whose lives have been improved by those tiny R2 donations. At the end of the day, R2 is really not that much if you can afford to eat at KFC in the first place… but to these children, that R2 is the difference between having 1 meal during the day and not eating at all.

Throughout World Hunger Month KFC are trying to push for more South Africans to commit to Adding Hope every time they make an order. They have created a website to profile some of the children that they’ve been helping and to also ask these kids what’s important to them. These kids in the video are absolutely adorable! Even they know that food is a very basic necessity for growing children who are expected to learn and play at school.

Can you believe that 3,165 million children in South Africa live with household hunger? Malnutrition is associated with more than half of all childhood deaths in our country. It’s a scary and overwhelmnig statistic. It’s easy to feel helpless. So why don’t you Add Hope the next time you order at KFC :)

They’ve already raised over R210 million over the last 6 years, and currently feed over 70 000 children every month, like i mentioned before. I’m not sure what the stats are on how many people are actually adding the R2 to their orders, but i’m sure its nowhere near 50%. Imagine if every 2nd person at KFC Added Hope! Think of all the children we could be feeding!

Just in case you’re wondering where your money will be going, these are the reputable organizations that help KFC feed those 70 000 children every month:

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Google Street View Images Collected By Camel

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Most of the images for Google Street View are collected with a car (a Prius usually), but for the first time, the task was given to an animal – a 10-year-old camel named Raffia. That’s if you don’t include the hundreds of hikers from around the world that walked paths inaccessible to cars with a Google Camera mounted on their backpacks.

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The “Trekker’ camera, which collects 360-degree views, was strapped to the top of her hump. Raffia set off at 6am with her guide to photograph the UAE’s Liwa Desert in the clearest weather conditions possible, and the images are incredible! The breathtaking dunes, the oasis, and even other camels, as well as Raffia’s own footprints and shadow.

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This is only the third Street View available in the UAE, following the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. They’re hoping that the coverage online and accessibility to these images might encourage people to come and visit, or to even learn about the area! They are right though, i’ve never heard of this place before and now i’m checking it out through Google Images, and it looks amazing.

Fancy a stroll through the desert? Check it out here: Liwa Google Street View

Nude Man Found In Forest 4 Days After Tomorrow World Festival

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Casey Sanders, a hunter from around the Atlanta, Georgia area found a nude dude aimlessly wandering around in a forest. The guy looked a little worse-for-wear, was very confused and couldn’t remember how he had gotten there. Casey, the hunter, handled the situation very well, making sure he asked the man all the essential questions (to make sure he wasn’t a psycho i assume) and then discovered that the guy vaguely remembered being at the TomorrowWorld Music Festival, which was held four freaking days before, relatively nearby! He said he survived on rotten apples and water from the creek bed.

I must say, i do have quite a few questions for the nude dude after watching this video: What kind of drugs did you take that made you forget which state you’re in? Why, exactly, are you completely starkers? Lastly, are you part man part bear… because how did you survive for 4 days naked in the wilderness?! Did you sleep most of the time?

Check it out:

Casey has also been getting a lot of criticism as to how he handled the situation at first, this is what he had to say: “I know I was confrontational at first, but what you don’t see is the hour after that of me getting him to safety. I mean I did save his life and I didn’t call the cops. Sorry I wasn’t so trusting to random stranger naked in the creek out in the middle of the woods who couldn’t differ a dream from reality. I didn’t exactly have a script in my head of this is what I will do when I find a naked man in a creek.”

Rekorderlig South Africa – Competition

I had my first taste of Rekorderlig about 2 and a half years ago in the UK. They have a crazy range of ciders available to them in Europe, but Rekorderlig seems to come out on top. The boyfriend’s mom even made sure she bought some for me the last time we visited a few months ago. We ended up trying to bring a couple of bottles back into the country, but they got smashed inside our luggage at OR Tambo.

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The good news is that i don’t have to worry about sketchy transportation and having to ration two 500ml bottles out over the course of a year – because Rekorderlig is now in SA! If you’ve never been a cider person, i would challenge you to trying this specific cider out. The three flavours that have been brought to SA are the 3 staples in their range, and each of them tastes like heaven: Strawberry-Lime, Wild Berries and Pear!

Rekorderlig is still brewed in the small Southern Swedish village of Vimmerby, and made from natural ingredients – no syrups are used! You might also be wondering why Rekorderlig comes in 500mL glass bottles? Was it a carefully crafted ploy? Was it a huge amount of research that pointed to it? Neither! The reason is simple, Rekorderlig was first served in a 500mL bottle due to the Swedish recycling restrictions. All Cider was served in 500mL bottle to aid in the government’s commitment to create a green Sweden. Which is pretty sweet!

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Just in case you want to get your hands on some of this deliciousness, here is a handy guide so you know where to get it:

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I’ve got a mixed case of Rekorderlig to giveaway, all you have to do to enter is follow the steps below:

Step 1) Make sure you’re following @RekorderligSA on Twitter, and Like their page on Facebook – RekorderligZA

Step 2) Answer the following question: What is your favourite flavour? (available in SA)

Step 3) Tweet the following with your answer (including the link):

My favourite @RekorderligSA flavour is […]. What’s yours? Enter to win a mixed case with @StephanieBe here: http://bit.ly/1sinhgO

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COMPETITION CLOSED: 22 OCTOBER 2014

Jack Parow ft Janie Bay “Veilig” – Music Video

I’ve been playing this track on my show for a few weeks now and i can’t get enough of it. It’s one of those songs that crawls straight into your heart within the first few bars. A simply lyric music video has been released, and it’s beautiful! At the beginning of the video they’ve included home video footage of Jack (or maybe a kid that looks like Jack) as a toddler, and i think it could possibly be his Oupa who is talking to him? Just hearing that voice and the love with which he spoke to baba Jack already had me in tears. I miss my Oupa.

Checkit uit: Jack Parow ft Janie Bay “Veilig” – Music Video