Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spiga Durban North

Today marks the long awaited opening of Spiga D'Oro Durban North.

A few of us were privileged to be invited to a pre-opening experience on Saturday 01 March 2014. The new restaurant is situated in Durban North on Mackuertan Avenue amongst a hub of other pubs, stores and restaurants.

The main difference from the original Spiga in Florida Road is that there is ample parking. I can proudly say that the original Spiga D'oro is my favourite place to eat out, so I was thrilled to be invited to the dinner by Karla and considered a regular.

The new establishment is spacious, clean and it has Heineken on tap! Unlike Spiga Florida Rd the tables are well spaced apart so you can't really eavesdrop on the table next to you.

Although it might not have the waiters that know your name upon entering and the intimacy that the original Spiga has it looks really promising. One thing for certain is that the food didn't disappoint. It is still the same delicious Italian taste that is synonymous with the Spiga brand.

Marco gave us an insight into where he is taking the Durban North branch. There will be a sandwich bar and deli for the early morning cyclists, runners and other early birds that opens everyday at 5am. The place needs a little more decor and he did mention that he was going to introduce some art and other cool stuff.

The restrooms are situated on the outside of the restaurant which poses a problem if there's heavy rain. But it's a short run if you don't mind a little sprinkle.

The new Spiga looks promising and one thing is certain that the north of Durban has definitely gained a new gem.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fun Times at Gateway Umhlanga [Video]

A few days ago Lorna and I went to the movies at Gateway Theatre Of Shopping in Umhlanga Rocks. We got off the lifts and came across this character all alone in the XD Theatre 4D Experience. There wasn't anyone watching him outside as well.

This was strange because normally you would find a group of your friends or family watching you on the screens outside the theatre. Watching the screens is almost as much fun as the 4D experience itself. The expressions of the people inside is entertaining enough.

Since nobody was around to share this dude's experience I decided to record it and post it here.

Have you tried the 4D Experience?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Surfer-chick Anastasia Ashley Twerks To Warm-Up

Surf chick Anastasia Ashley has a unique and eye pleasing method of warming up before she surfs. She twerks!

The 25 year old bombshell chose to warm-up by twerking before the recent Supergirl Pro surfing event.

Twerking has taken the internet by storm after Miley Cyrus posted a video of herself twerking not long ago.

Here are some more pics of the lovely Anastasia and the sexy video that makes us want more!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hope Springs – A Local Theatre Production

My dear friend @lizlaughalot on Twitter has a teenage daughter that has been accepted into The National School of The Arts and is taking part in a play at the Catalina Theatre.

You can get more info on the play on Liz's Wordpress blog here.

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's lank lekker boet!

This morning Gareth Cliff mentioned on 5FM a video on YouTube that is going viral in South Africa.

It is called Jozi Shore and it takes the Mickey out of the American TV series Jersey Shore and the Johannesburg East Rand culture of spray tans and gym freaks. It is extremely funny and as of this morning the video has 130000 views!

The video was made by Dean Jay Shamley and Anton Taylor.

I hope these guys make more Jozi Shore episodes as we need more humor in SA! Well done guys.

Some of the popular quotes viewers enjoyed are:

"I thought he was a bit of a gay!"

"Castle light! Of course h20s only 2 weeks away!"

"You know I don't really trust this place, I don't trust a man whose arms are thinner than a girls"

"This biscuit kak, nah nah"

"The biggest gym in the world, it's the kitchen boet"

"gumboots... I'm gonna be knee deep brother".

This is the video's description on YouTube:

Joburg's biggest boets in search of the H2O scene in the Cape. Follow Anton and his gheys, guided by his hipster cousin, while they attempt to "integrate" into Cape Town culture.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Vampire at Anfield

So Suarez gets a 10 match ban! Lots of LFC fans expected a ban but none of them thought it would be that severe!

Most Liverpool fans are complaining that Defoe, Spurs striker, got a yellow card for biting a player yet Suarez got a 10 match ban. Is it because the FA hates Liverpool? Is it because Suarez is ugly? No.

Maybe it's because this isn't the first time this has happened and Suarez hasn't learnt his lesson. If the ref had seen Suarez tasting Ivanovic then he would have gotten the same treatment that Defoe got. A yellow or red card!

Whatever the case may be here are some funny pics of the most colorful football player at Anfield!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Number 20

A lot has been happening in the world of English football recently.

If you haven't heard yet then you've been sleeping under a rock. Manchester United closed the deal on their 20th English Premier League title. Social media went mental last night after Robin van Persie scored a hat trick winning the match against Aston Villa and the 2013 EPL title for Manchester United with 4 games to go to the end of the season.

Fans at Old Trafford kept singing Glory Glory Man United and other chants including Robin Van Persie's name as the game drew to a close and didn't leave till the last player left the pitch after doing their victory laps.

There were some interesting results over the weekend too. Tottenham Hotspurs came from the back to beat Manchester City 3-1 at the lane thus coming closer to securing their place in the European Champions League next season.

Liverpool literally chowed Chelsea in the second half when Luis Suarez took a bite out of Ivanovic. Many memes were spawned from that bite. The final score for that game was 2-2.

I don't know what was going through Suarez's mind when he went in for the chomp but one thing is for sure when Liverpool is hungry for a win they don't fright to take a bite!

Congrats to Manchester United on a well executed season. Proving to all haters(LFC) that they are the best team in the history of football in England.