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Thursday, August 28, 2014

EFC comes to Durban


Extreme Fighting Championship, better known as EFC has taken the country by storm, winning over thousands of fans and thus growing the sport. This weekend see's the 33rd installment take place for the very first time in Durban! The event will be held at Durban's iconic ICC and feature some of the countries top fighters, so local audiences can expect an action packed night of great fighting.


For those of you who were lucky enough to catch some of the open workout exhibition at Gateway's Wavehouse last weekend, can expect more of the same at EFC33 with defending champion and local east coast resident Gareth "Soldierboy" McLellan taking on Dricus 'Stillknocks' du Plessis for the title bout of the night with many other bout's leading up to the main event. 


Fans looking to buy tickets for the event on the 30th of August can do so via Computicket, for those of you out of Durban that want to still watch the fights, you can do so at selected Ster Kinekor movie houses, alternatively stream online from the EFC Website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook. EFC33 is presented by BetXchange.com


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amstel Lite is here!


In this modern day lifestyle that we lead on a day to day basis, many are opting to go healthy, whether is going on new diets created by crazy professors, increasing their training or attempting marathons or running over mountains, the name of the game is get fit and lead a healthier life. To achieve this, cutting down on calories is a must but that means giving up some of your favourite things to eat and drink but the guys at Amstel have taken note of this and earlier this month launched Amstel Lite. 


Like some of the other "light" variants on the market, Amstel ensures that while their new beer contains 25% less calories and only 4% alcohol, they haven't altered the taste. “We have worked extremely hard to ensure that Amstel Lite still tastes like a full-flavoured beer. Just because it’s lite, doesn’t mean it has to be light on taste, and taste is something we will never compromise on.” says Amstel's marketing manager Diederik Vos. Also Amstel Lite is brewed just the same as Amstel Lager, in 21 days to ensure a premium quality product that one can purchase in either a glass bottle or can in various sizes. Both of which are packages in a new eye catching packaging. 


To celebrate the launch of their new product, Amstel hosted parties in the 3 major cities. I was lucky enough to attend the Durban leg of the launch at the popular township hotspot Max's in Umlazi. Nestled in the hustle that is one of the biggest townships outside Durban, the vibe was incredible and nothing like I experienced before. To add to it, Amstel brought the party to town with a host of the best local talent at the moment in SA. From Twinz on Decks, Casper Nyovest to K.O and Kid X who's song Caracara is currently topping the local charts. Although it was on a Sunday, the party carried on to the early hours of Monday morning with plenty of Amstel Lite to keep the party going on. So next time you find yourself a bar, opt for the Lite option. 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monday Choon: Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic feat. Collin Mcloughlin - Here Tonight


The thing I love about electronic music is the collaboration of artists, you don't find it as much in any of the other genre's. Sure in hip hop, each song might feature another rapper spitting some lines out but rarely would you find two artist sitting down and creating a song. Today's featured song is a collaboration of 3 artists from different parts of the global spectrum, Dash Berlin from Netherlands, Jay Cosmic from England and providing vocals is Collin Mcloughlin from the USA. It's a great song and a feel good music video, just the right stuff you need for a Monday.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

UberX lands in Durban!


I'm sure you already heard about it by now but uber, the guys that changed the way of travelling around town have done it again with the launch of uberX in Durban. Uber has already been such a hit with South Africans, with it being safe, easy and a technologically advanced method of getting to places without needing cash. I mean, getting a cab is as simple as taking out your phone, opening the uber application and requesting a car. Within a minute you will already be allocated a car with the details of the driver and vehicle sent to you via sms, that's a whole lot easier than calling a cab company or waiting for a bus on the side of the road. What made it even better, apart from the rates being competitive is that the transaction is totally cashless, when you register your app, your credit card details are used and you will get debited for your travels. 


Since it's launch last year, South Africans only had access to uberBLACK, which is the luxury line of cars offered in the fleet, consisting of Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi's. Also according to them, for this they charged a "premium rate"...seemed pretty reasonable to me! Well now with the launch of uberX, it offers a whole new clientele enjoy the same benefits of uberBLACK riders but at an extremely affordable price in clean, comfortable cars. Cars in the uberX fleet consist of Toyota Corolla's or similar type vehicles.


To celebrate the launch of uberX in Durban, they are offering existing users the chance to experience it at no charge! Yes, you read, right from today (Thursday, 21 August 2014) till 11pm on Sunday (24 August 2014), you can request an uberX cab and travel for FREE! They're also offering spot prizes for riders who tweet @Uber_Durban pictures of them using uberX during the launch weekend. So if I were you, I'd leave my car parked away for the rest of the weekend and getting using this great service!


Along with this, uber also announced that it has partnered up with Discovery Insure, what this means is that people who are insured with Discovery instantly get a 25% discount on their travels and if they registered their Discovery Card for payment via the uber app, they could get up to 20% additional cash back from the trip! On top of that, should a Discovery Insure member be injured in an accident and is not able to drive, they will have the right to waiver the care hire option in favour of riding with uber to the value of R5000. uber is really changing the way we look at getting to place, with such convenience and control, it really is the future of stress free traveling. 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr Price Sport goes Online


I got home today to find a big box with my name on it, as always the case when I recieve items in the mail of this nature, I rip the packaging apart like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. Much to my surprise it was a gift from the guys down at Mr Price Sport, a brand new gym bag, steel water bottle, a gym towel with my name on it and a voucher to the their new online store!


Yup, your favourite one stop, sporting goods shop just went digital and to celebrate this, they're giving one lucky online shopper a chance to win R5000 voucher! How? well it's simple, log onto www.mrpsport.com, register as a buyer and begin shopping, while doing so you will be entered into the competition. 


The online store has an extensive range of sporting goods and accessories for your every need, its almost the same as walking into a Mr Price Sport, from Mens, Ladies and Kiddies wear, sporting apparel  to outdoor sporting goods, they have the lot! So be sure to visit the website now and not miss out on any of the great deals they current have running. 


For more info, you can follow Mr Price Sport on:

Facebook: Mr Price Sport
Twitter: @MrPriceSport
Pintrest: MRPSport
Instagram: mrpsport

Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monday Choon: Estiva ft Sarah Russell - Feels Right


With most songs that come out, it takes a while for one to take a liking to it but this weeks featured track isn't even officially released as yet but we already got a sample for you and its bound to be a banger when its out. Dutch DJ Estiva who specialises in progressive house teams up with Sarah Russell who provides the vocals on this track have produced a great song and already broke entry into Ferry's Corsten's countdown at number 3. The track's official release date is the 25th of this month, check beatport for more on that date.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bucket Babe: Kirsten Wilson

The year is flying by and they next thing you know shops will be putting up chirstmas decorations! But before the madness begins, we should try to slow things down and enjoy the finer things that life has to offer us, for example, today's Bucket Babe. The beauty with golen blonde locks hails from Durban, KZN, quite fitting as our endless coast line is a prime environment for her in a bikini. She models part time and works full time which has her travelling a lot between countries but she still finds time to chill with her friends and party the night away.

Kirsten Wilson


Bio

I am a fun outgoing lady who loves adventures! I am always on the go and looking for something new to accomplish! I am a director for an investor who owns multiple companies and I live between Mauritius and South Africa.


When I am in paradise, I love to snorkel, horse ride, swim, read and of course, party ;) Back home in South Africa, in my spare time I shop, eat LOTS of sushi and spend time with my girls! Modelling is more of a hobbie for me because my career is very demanding, however, I love having the odd shoot in my spare time. 

Links


Twitter: @LadyKirst


Q&A

1. Hot girls and hot cars go hand in hand, what ride would you like to see yourself in?
  • I couldn't agree more, I would like to see myself in a Ferrari 458 Spider.
2. What sandwich are you most likely to make for me? and will it be toasted or plain?
  • It would be a french baguette, ham, cheese and tomato with mayo, pepper and salt - Nice and fresh! 
3. What type of music gets your booty shaking?
  • DI generally love all types of music but I do lean more towards Pop and Hip Hop music.
4. Dream cover shoot?
  • Victoria Secret.
5. If given a choice, full time model or full time executive, what would you choose?
  • That is a very hard one! Full time model...
6. Everyone loves popcorn (well I think they do) what is your topping/ sprinkle of choice?
  • Cream cheese and chives!
7. Growing up you must have had someone you aspired to be, so who is your role model?
  • Charlize Theron.
9. Anyone holding that hand yet? or is it available?
  • It is available ;)
10. Which city is your dream party destination?
  • Bora Bora.
























Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Let the games begin


This weekend marks the start of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season, like every year everyone, many fans go into the season with high hopes for their team but like always, we want to win the race before it has even begun. The first two months of the season are important but in no way decides how the season will go on. We've seen it many a year where teams who peak too early fall hard towards the end, last season saw Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fail at the final hurdle and Manchester City walking away as champions. 


This years season will be an interesting one, apart from the top four from the last campaign wanting to prove a point, the Premier Leagues most successful club Manchester United will have something to say. After a dismal season which I'm sure most fans of theirs wanting to forget, they come this season with a new manager, some new players and a fresh outlook. As far as whether they will challenge for the league title, it remains to be seen but they wont be pushovers like they were last season. 


Manchester City have made some smart buys during during the transfer window, the most surprising signing from them has to be ex Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. With City already having such a commanding midfield it will be interesting to see what Pellegrini has lined up for the England midfielder. Their squad is a pretty strong one and they have plenty of depth to see them through till may next year. With captain Toure leading them, they will be a force to reckon with, just as long as the club remember to wish Kolo a happy birthday. 


Chelsea, always the dark horses and with the Special One at the helm you know its going to be hard to get a result against them. Unless the premier league ban parking the bus, sides are going to find it tough to break down the double decker that Jose has employed last season. It's been an interesting preseason for them, they let go of two long serving players in Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard , then sold striker Lukaku and opted to keep two left feet Torres, I suppose they realised their error, hence they then re-signed ex striker Drogba. We know he knows where to find the net. Another note worthy buy for them was Cesc Fabragas, that won't go down well with half London but see if he cares. 


Liverpool, or should I call my team Liverhampton/ Southpool? Yes we've been the butt of many jokes seeing that Brendan Rodgers practically raided Southampton for our first 3 signings in Lallana, Lambert and Lovren. Like always Brendan has a plan though, the money from the Suarez deal is being used wisely to strengthen our squad and also provide depth. With Champions League now on the offering the team doesn't have the luxury like last season to just focus on one competition. Other signings of Can, Markovic,Manquillo and Moreno are exciting as they bring fresh new qualities that our side lacked, especially in defence. 


Our preseason tour to the USA provided a mixed bunch of results but we rounded off the last of our friendlies quite nicely on the weekend with an empathic win over German side Dortmund at Anfield. The player that's stood out by far the entire preseason was Coutinho, the kid just keeps on getting better. maybe being left out of the Brazilian world cup squad was a blessing for Liverpool. Rahim Sterling was also running circles around defenders and it was good to see Sturridge get a goal. With Suarez gone, we need all the goals we can get from all areas of the field. My aspirations for Liverpool? Many already writing off their top 4 chance but I reckon we'll be in the mix for the title again, we may not have signed big name players but Rodgers instills the right mentality in the players to make them winners.


There are many other clubs with points to prove this season and it could be very open for a long time which makes for a very tantalizing prospect. We all can't wait for kick off on Saturday as the banter has already begun between the supporters and its good to have that back. May the best team win!



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday Choon: TiĆ«sto feat. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – The Feeling


Its Monday and the last thing you want is confusing, tongue twisting names but trust me, this one is worth it! Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, yes that is French for wheres the swimming pool, so it isn't a fancy perfume, they were a band out of Camden, London who released one album back in 2007. Tragic circumstances cause the band to break up in 2010 after the lead singer passed away but the DJ God Tiesto chose to revive one of their songs "The Feeling" and included it in his latest album, A Town Called Paradise. It's not one of the most popular songs from the album but theres someting about it that draws you towards it. 


Friday, August 8, 2014

Recipe: Seared Tuna

I don't consider myself to be a Masterchef but there are times I like to be fancy in the kitchen and my recent acquisition of new bigger and better George Foreman Grill has spurred this allowing me try out idea's of meals my brain has thought up. I eat far from healthily and my cooking is just about the same but seeing that this was a "health grill" my inner #fitfam wanted to break free when using it, so hence today's recipe came about. It's my take on Seared Tuna, its served with grilled green beans on a bed of mash and lemon butter sauce.


Ingredients


Fish:
  • 2 Tuna Steaks (weight can vary)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 part fresh ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 soft cooking potatoes
  • handful of green beans
  • salt
  • black pepper

Mash:
  • 2 or 3 soft cooking potatoes
  • cup of milk
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

Lemon sauce:
  • 2 tablepoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice



The Fish


Mince the garlic, ginger, green chili into a paste, add to a bowl with the olive oil and soy sauce, salt and black pepper and mix to form the marinade. After washing and draining the tuna steaks, rub the marinade into each of the steaks and allow to rest in a covered bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour. I also added the green beans to the bowl so it can marinate with the fish as both of this will be going on the grill. Pre-heat the pan or grill, making sure its hot enough to sear the outside and not cook the fish right through as this will over cook it. Sear each side of the fish for about a minute and allow the green beans to grill on the side.


The Mash


Boil the potatoes in pot of water until they become soft, then drain the water and allow them to rest and cool. Peel off the skin and add the potato into a mixing bowl, using a flat spoon, begin to mash the potato while adding the milk. Using a flat spoon ensures that you get a smoother mash and the milk makes it fluffy and creamy, add some salt and pepper to taste

The Sauce


In a pot, melt the butter on the low heat as we are not cooking it, rather just wanting to melt it. Stir in the cream and lemon juice till it mixes together, you can add some spices or herbs to taste. I added some dried Italian herbs.

The Plating


In a deep plate, mold the mash into a bed type shape, place the grilled green beans lengthwise on top of the mash. Place the steaks on top of the green beans and then pour the sauce over the fish and serve.