Hello… It’s Justin Bieber!

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Let me start off by saying, I am not a fan of Justin Bieber, but OH MY BELIEBER his new album is FLAMES!

This post might come off a tad bit bias but I don’t care, you guys need to know how insanely good this album is.

So Justin Bieber has been silent for quite a while now and everyone used this silence as a way to push him down, making all types of negative comments. The media even tried to come up with different reasons as to why the Biebs just went M.I.A. But little did they know, he was about to do the unexpected.

Now we all know that ever since Boyfriend was released, Justin Bieber started gaining more matured fans (is it even okay to make that comment?). In this track, he showed the world that he can sound like a matured,young man and this got girls weak in the knees: like made your knees freeze? Haha images-3

The album is titled Purpose and the name definitely says it all. Justin Bieber took a totally different turn with this one and made it something that all can enjoy and relate to. When I say the words “relate to”, I mean that everyone  can relate to a few songs on this album. All the tracks that are on this album, has a message that comes wit it. There are different emotions that goes along with each track and it will also bring  familiar feelings along with it that will have you saying “oh my word! I remember when I went through this”.

The first track on the album is called Mark my words. This track is an intro on the album. I feel like this intro is used to prepare fans for what is yet to come. I would see it as Justin telling fans “watch me”. Telling all the negative people and media that they need to sit back and prepare to be blown away.noyDZ0SI64EGSzHzTHyrKa0ZY_ksOHqPNVGBphprSDygNlJYBoqyd4k7avDpUuexbI6M_I6tCIX2Q77xC6fmr4vvCe04nM1WJdlH-ZHfOPhVcuKYQ7ZQcdNzfGvIhtHRm2MhaZhcMOIDeri16k-k80s09PPtVg=w399-h369-nc

Now I wouldn’t want to spoil it for everyone and go through every track and explain what it is about because I wouldn’t want to take away the feeling that I felt when I heard all the tracks. My emotions went UUUUUP! So to be fair, I will just mention a few of the many favs that are on this album.

Let me just say that there are 20 tracks on this album. Uuhm excuse me? What? Yes, belieb it!

Crowd favourites are obviously What do you mean and Sorry . These are two of the tracks that gave fans a taste of what was yet to come. This was a sound that was totally different to the normal Justin Bieber that we are all use to. Whether you a fan or not, you know how JB is supposed to sound. Don’t even deny it.

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Track 6 is called Company and can we just take a moment to appreciate this brilliant track. How smooth is Justin Bieber’s game?

Can we , we keep..keep each other company? Maybe we,can be, be each other’s company..ooh company

He wastes no time and Ladies, before he even asks this question, he will have you saying “YES! We can”. I won’t spoil it and give away every single detail about this track but all I know is that with this track, he is showing you just how smooth he is; Guys listen up!

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Track 9 is called The Feeling and is all about going through the stage of being confused and stuck between being in love and being in lust. I am sure at 21 or 22 years old, the same age as Justin, we can all somehow relate to this phase. This song is sure to have you thinking twice about certain love situations. It willl have you thinking back to when you had to deal with a situation just like this. This song is defs going to be a crowd favourite too!

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Besides the many love advice and experiences that is being given on the album, there is a track that is so inspirational. Track 12 is called Children and this features Skrillex. So let me just stop there for a minute. If you see that Skrillex is featured on a track, that’s how you know that this song is going to be a hit. The beat in this song compliments the song perfectly. It’s a serious song but adding Skrillex to it makes it even more enjoyable. This song conveys a message to everyone, young and old, to take a look at the children of the world and know that change starts with them. JB wants people to pay attention to the positive in this world that is currently so negative. Clearly, this track was inspired by the king himself, MJ!

There are five featured artists on this album. The artists include Big Sean, Travis Scott, Skrillex, Diplo and Nas. Although there aren’t much, this was just enough to make this album one of the best.

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When it comes to my personal, personal, personal opinion concerning this album I would have to be honest. This album can easily be number one on any chart. I feel like people are so focused on Adele, who released one song after a long time. Yes, people love songs that make you miss that stranger you saw on the bus when you were 12 but listen up people! Justin Bieber was silent for quite a while and then BAM! He releases an entire album. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! Where is all the credit for this guy? Where are all the Facebook updates about how amazing this album is? Why isn’t the internet going insane? Or are we just focused on the negative this guy does?

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Let’s play a game of never have I ever. Never have I ever, listened to an entire album from beginning to end and be simply blown away. Usually you need to listen to a song a few times in order to say “oh that’s my fav” but nope, not with this album. Never have I ever, been a Justin Bieber fan, but oh then there’s this album. Never have I ever, gotten goose bumps for songs that I’ve heard for the first time. Never have I ever, felt the emotions that an artist is trying to convey through a particular song. YES, I felt it JB. I could go on and on but let’s stop right there.

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This album is unlike anything else. It cannot be compared to anybody else’s work and it shouldn’t be.

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This is an album of self-discovery and acceptance.

This album is growth.

This album is Justin Bieber.

This album is Purpose.

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Hotline Bling

drake-remixes[Intro]

You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Verse 1]

Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

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[Verse 2]

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Bridge]

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you bendin’ over backwards for someone else
Wonder if your rollin’ backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you gettin’ nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone
You should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Outro]

Ever since I left the city

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V&A Food Market

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The V&A food market is the place to be! This market is situated in Dock road, Cape Town. This is the perfect place to visit, whether it is intentionally or not. It is super easy to find and is right next to the V&A Waterfront.

Looking in from the outside, you won’t believe that there are more than twenty little shops that you can purchase from and it is all unique in their own way. Not one stall is similar to the next. You can make your selection of anything from gourmet foods to all the different kinds of tea. This food market offers different kinds of foods and drinks for all ages.

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One of the best parts about this place is that it is filled with the friendliest people. The people that owns stalls are really nice and they are more than willing to give you some information about the product or products that they are selling. They greet you with a smile even though you are not purchasing anything and just having look. The atmosphere in this entire building is just so fabulous and the constant buzzing of people gives it that real market feel. You know when you see actors in movies go to markets? This is exactly what it feels and looks like.

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One of the stalls that I would start off with is the stall called By Nature. This stall sells every little kind of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, grains and pulses. If you are a lover of all things healthy then this is the stall for you.

There is also a stall that sells different kinds of tea. If you thought that the only tea is rooibos, then you need to make your way down to the V&A waterfront market to check this out. So for all the tea lovers, this one is for you.

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There are different vendors within this little building, including a stall called The Hungry Herbivore.I walked past it and thought it was just really good toppings on toast. Turns out it wasn’t toast but instead it is called raw ‘pizza’ slice. I know you thinking “raw pizza??” but it look absolutely delicious. This stall sells vegan, gluten free and dairy free foods.IMG_1024

One of my favourite stalls is Yokos. This stall sells smoothies, yoghurt and fruit and muesli. This is just healthy heaven. Everyone wants to be healthy but we all know that not all healthy foods are yummy. But this stall seriously throws out the “yuck” and brings all things yum. IMG_1023IMG_1011

For all those who love biltong, including me, there is stall that just sells all things biltong. The name of it is Stokkiesdraai and I swear this stall makes you want to purchase every kind of biltong that they are selling. The stall gives the feel of the whole wildlife theme. They even have a board that says “Enjoy the rugby with your favourite biltong”.

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This is a clever way to get people to buy it because biltong is the perfect snack when the family gets together to watch the rugby or even if they are just popping in to say hello.

IMG_1015For all those who simply love baked goodies, the Harck & Heart stall is definitely for you. They sell all the little cookies that you can only imagine like little ginger bread men to Christmas trees and little Christmas boots. And for all of those that are in love and just simply do not need Valentine’s Day to show your loved ones that you are in love, this is the place for you too! They also have big heart cookies that you can buy for your loved ones.IMG_1014

The cookies have sweet messages on them and are just as tasty too.

Here you can also buy assorted Belgium chocolates and also for all those brittle lovers, they sell small treats of these too.

What is a market without assorted beverages? There are a few vendors within the market that just sell beverages. The first one is called Dr juice and they sell probably the healthiest juice that I have ever tasted. No salt. No sugar. Just fruit and vegetables. This is perfect for all those health junkies too.

They even have this cute sign that says “Warning raw juice can seriously improve your life”. IMG_1009

If you haven’t yet heard of bubble tea, then where have you been?! One of the vendors there also sells bubble tea. I’ve had bubble tea before and what I can tell you is that the iced tea has little bubbles in in it that bursts with flavour.

You have to try it at least once if you visit the market. IMG_1007

One of the other beverage stalls is the Truth coffee stall. If you are too far to make it for a lovely cup of amazingly good coffee in Buitekant Street in Town, then make a stop at the V&A Food Market because they are there too.

This place has like this real feel of a market. There are many different vendors within this market and it is not just ready to eat food. There is a guy who sells vegetables too. His stall consists of just vegetables, so if you are looking for some good vegetable to take home and cook then this stall is for you. Speaking of vendors that do not just sell ready to eat foods, there is also a cheese stall. This lady sells different types of cheeses. From the normal cheddar cheese we all know and love to the extravagant cheese that you do not eat every day.

For all those spice lovers, there is a spice stall called Cape Town spice market too. This stall is situated up the stairs and allows you to purchase any spice of your choice.IMG_1032

For all those who love going to the bar on a hot day to cool down with a nice cold beer, then the bar at the market is where you should be. There is a bar upstairs and there are different alcoholic beverages to choose from.

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One of the questions that are frequently asked when people visit food markets is “is the food there halaal?

When it comes to halaal food, not a lot of people are really in the know about this side of food. If something is halaal then it means that the food is permissible for Muslims. The word halaal itself means permissible or lawful.  The meat that Muslims eat is required to be slaughtered in a certain way. These meats have to be slaughtered according to specific rituals. When there is a green sticker on food packages or even a sign up at restaurants, then this means that it is safe for Muslims to eat those specific foods or at that particular restaurant. To some, if you’re not Muslim, you wouldn’t really understand how important it is to know whether the food is halal or not.

Did you know that the V&A Food Market won an award for Food on the go in September 2013? This should be more than enough proof that this place is what’s hot right now.IMG_1028

This market is for everyone, young and old. This is the perfect place to bring along the entire family. They cater for everyone’s needs and you can be sure that they will end up not wanting to leave. This will become your new favourite hangout spot and you won’t ever regret the first time you visited the V&A Food Market.

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Trading hours:

Open daily from 10am – 6pm (subject to change)

Closed on Christmas and New Year’s day