Happy Friday! In this new weekly feature, I share things I enjoyed during the past week: things I enjoyed to watch, listen to, read, and more.
1. Read: Katryn Kruger’s blog
On Wednesday, I discovered a new blogger while scrolling on Instagram: Katryn Kruger. This South African model and blogger shares her thoughts, experiences and travels on her blog. Katryn left school at 16 to pursue her modelling career full-time. A year later, however, she slowed down and completed her high school studies. These days, she lives in Cape Town with her husband, a doctor, and travels all over the world for her job (#goals!).
2. Watch: Catch up on Marzia‘s Japan vlogs
Marzia Bisognin is one of my all-time favourite YouTubers. In case you don’t know her, she is an Italian YouTuber living in Brighton in the UK with her YouTube-star boyfriend Felix (better known as PewDiePie), her two pugs, and her porcupine. Anyway, she and Felix travelled to Japan a few weeks ago and I caught up with her trip by watching the videos she took in Osaka, Hakana and Tokyo. I would love to follow in her (Japanese) footsteps one day!
3. Listen: The Greatest Showman soundtrack
The Greatest Showman is such an amazing movie, and I am still pretty much obsessed with the soundtrack. I listen to the soundtrack at least three times a week. In fact, it’s my personal Friday Soundtrack. It’s just so uplifting, don’t you think?
4. Watch: The Walking Dead Season 8
Honestly, I’ve never been interested in watching Walking Dead before. Zombies? Like, seriously? But then my friend saw it on TV the other evening when he was visiting, so we watched two of the latest episodes from Season 8. And guess what? I actually enjoyed it! So I’m definitely planning to binge-watch The Walking Dead from beginning to end sometime soon.
5. Wear: My favourite denim jacket
As winter is approaching in South Africa and it is beginning to get colder, I wear a jersey or jacket every time I leave the house. My trusty denim jacket goes almost everywhere with me, since it is ideal for this in-between autumn weather and it goes with almost anything. Investing in a good denim jacket is worth it, for sure.
6. Listen: NF – Remember This
A friend introduced me to this song earlier this week. Although I didn’t like it much at first, it grew on me as I listened to the powerful lyrics…
Yeah, they say when we grow up
You’ll understand when you’re older
Guess I’m still a kid, I don’t know it
If I’ll ever let go of this
Say goodbye to the old me
We ain’t friends anymore, you don’t know me
I know I could die any moment
If I do just remember this
Surround yourself with people that challenge how you think
Not people that nod their head and act like they agree
Those people will cut you open just to watch you bleed
Always be yourself, not the person that you pretend to be, no!
These people gon’ tell you that you will never make it
Then when you do, they gon’ say they knew you were goin’ places
That’s just how it works, next thing you know you’ll be overrated
Hearing people say they miss the “old you”, it’s crazy, ain’t it?
And perfect people don’t exist, so don’t pretend to be one
I don’t need pats on the back from people for my achievements
When I die I wanna know that I lived for a reason
Anyone can take your life, but not what you believe in
I like my privacy, but, lately, I feel it’s invaded
I heard that life’s too short, don’t let it pass you by
We waste a lot of time crying over wasted time
It’s not about what people think, it’s how you feel inside
I should really give rappers like NF a chance more often.