Game Of Thrones Season 5 Has Arrived

by Shaf Bashar

Here we are, another season of Game of Thrones!!

Bring out the beer, bring out the smoked bacon and bring out whatever else you can find to snack on.

This season like any other season will be epic!

Just on the side note, sources tell me that 4 episodes of GOT has been leaked onto torrent sites.

Now don’t you be downloading them! I don’t approve

So what happened last year in Game of Thrones?

Oh yeah, that’s right!

I was telling you about how Tyrion Lannister would survive to see the next season. And was I right? Was I???

I think it’s customary at a time like this to say:

told you so

See here’s the thing.

You would think Tyrion Lannister escaped the clutches of his twisted family, arrive somewhere safe and continue being his awesome self…right?

I think not.

It’s reasonable to think his life will go on the way it was. But here’s the thing, where else in Westeros do you find more action, more suspense, more harlots than King’s Landing?

No Where

Not north of the Wall

Not Winterfell

Not anywhere

So in reality Tyrion left the action and adventure far behind.

Where ever he is I bet the only action he gets is watching his beard grow.

Proof: There’s his beard in full growth

That little monster is out there somewhere drawing breath - Cersei Lannister

“That little monster is out there somewhere drawing breath” – Cersei

Alright let me land the dragon with Tyrion… I think this is Tyrion’s last season.

His Last Season!

(I haven’t read the book in case you’re wondering).

It just feels that way to me.

In any case, lots of things to look forward to this season. New characters, new plots, and definitely new surprises.

Just several hours away from the first episode fans!! Just several hours away…

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Toronto Fashion Week- Behind the Scenes

Redken. Maybelline. Super hot models. Backstage access.

I went to the Toronto Fashion Week last night at the Metro Hall with and had the most amazing, fashion experience. Rather than watching one of the fashion shows (in which I missed, sadly. But got something better out of it!), I went behind-the-scenes where it was bustling with hairstylists and make-up artists and got to experience first hand how fashion show’s really work!

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Among the hundreds of artists backstage, Jorge Joao was there himself- Redken’s lead hairstylist and lead stylist for Toronto’s Fashion Week! Jorge was packed with humour and fun, but incredibly welcoming and gracious. On top of that, he worked with incredible precision, quality and speed. The man lives up to his amazing reputation!

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We also met Maybelline New YorkCanada’s lead make-up artist, Grace Lee! Although she was incredibly busy, she let us ask her questions and allowed for pictures! We are incredibly grateful for her time and experience as she discussed about make-up styles, products (baby lips anyone?), the Toronto Fashion Week experience and much more!

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After hanging out backstage, we went to the front- media center to explore some of the sponsors and their products. We visited sponsor booths ranging from Pandora, to Ritz-Carlton, to TargetCanada!

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Until next time!

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Paris Hilton New Track “Good Time” featuring Lil Wayne – Love it or Hate it?

Paris Hilton is back in the music circle once again with her latest track single called “Good Time” featuring Lil Wayne produced by Cash Money Records Inc.

Your thoughts? Love it or Hate it? Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne looks like they are having a “Good Time” in this music video BUT the key question is…Do you have a “Good Time” watching and listening to this music video? Let me know!

Check out her music video here & let me know what you think!

Drake is the Raptors Global Ambassador

On Monday, the Toronto Raptors had a triple good news to share with its fans. They had their media day, as well as being awarded by the NBA to host the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto and also introduced Global Icon Rapper, Drake to be the Raptors Global Ambassador. 

It’s a great day for Raptorsfans and people living in Toronto. It sure pumps me up and I look forward to this upcoming season and many seasons ahead! Let’s go Raptors! Let’s get some “Headlines” going!

Check out some of the nice beautiful photos of Drake and the Media Conference below.

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Drake Sent Email Message to Raptors Season Tickets Holders

When I went home  and checked my email, the subject line showed “A Message From Drake”, I got super excited and opened the message. It was a 24 seconds short clip from Drake in his Tom Ford suits & tie that he was wearing during the media conference today. It was short and crisp but it was a great message. It’s a great day to be a Raptors Fan with Drake becoming the Raptors Global Ambassador and NBA rewarding Toronto to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Let’s go Raptors!

Check out the Drake message by clicking here.

“Follow” my blog if you like what you are reading. Thanks for your kind support!

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Drake a great fit for the Toronto Raptors

Throughout this past weekend, rumours were everywhere as people were talking about the potential partnership of Canadian Rapper sensation, Drake, partnering with the one and only Canadian NBA team, the Toronto Raptors. The details of their partnership are still being discussed and tight-lipped but I think it’s a great direction the Raptors are going.

Ever since, the new president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & EntertainmentTim Leiweke arrived in Toronto, the culture of the sports franchise has changed in the positive direction. He hired new GM, Masai Ujiri, secured the 2016 NBA all-star game (first ever hosted in Canada) and now the rumoured partnership with Canadian rapper, Drake. Things are looking bright for the franchise. Although, one rapper can’t steer the ship, at the end of the day, the end product of the team has to do better on the court to get the hungy-thirsty fans back in seats. But it’s going to happen with the emergence of DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Jonas Valanciunas and fan favourite Amir Johnson and other great additions this summer on the bench.

Here are some points that I think will benefit the Raptorsfans, the MLSE & Drake:

1) Drake is a global music icon, so for those people who still doesn’t know the existence of the Toronto Raptors will get to know the nba team alot more.

2) Drake will launch his clothing line that will have inspiration from the his favourite nba team

3) Drake presence by just sitting at the courtside seats will bring more star power at the ACC

4) Drake will hype up the Raptors team with guys such as DeRozan, Amir Johnson and Rudy Gay all big fan of Drizzy.

5) More giveaways prizes to the home town crowd. Could I see his latest album “Nothing was the same” on opening night? The usual intro music of a Drake track would be nice! How about a Drake half-time show on opening night? That may not be too far fetched.

6) If Jay-Z is the american version of the musician-nba partnership, then Drake would be the musician-Canadian partnership!

As one of Drake latest hit single sums it up “Just hold on, I am coming home!”. Well, Drake is coming home alright, and instyle as well!

See this photo below, Drake posing the Raptor Mascot, get used to this image because you will see him alot more often at the Raptors game in the future!

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Drake posing with the mascot in the NBA, “The Raptor”

Raptors Rudy Gay Bike Ride – #RideWithRG

It’s been a big weekend for Rudy Gay, who was named as an ambassador for the Kids, Cops & Computers program on Friday as he donated 22 laptops for the well-deserved selected group of kids. Then on Saturday, Rudy followed it up with a fun event for his fans on a perfect Saturday in Toronto. Rudy would most possibly be one of the first Toronto athletes to host a bike ride that interacts with fans by riding the bike together along the path of Lake Shore & Ontario Place.

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Gay invited his followers on social media a few days ago for a bike ride along Toronto’s Waterfront and brought special guests such as DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, Quincy Acy, Dwight Buycks and Chris Wright, who all came out and support Rudy. Hundreds of Raptorsfans came out to enjoy this special rare opportunities. Being able to ride a bike and interact with Raptors players don’t come often all the time.

Here are some of the photos captured by me and you can get a glimpse of how fun this bike event was organized by Rudy Gay. “Follow” me on twitter @MoVernie or “Follow” me on “MoVernie on the BLOG”.

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Raptors Chris Wright, Quincy Acy & Amir Johnson

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Raptors Dwight Buycks & Aaron Gray sharing a laugh

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Raptors truck delivered the bikes and helmets for the Raptors players, donated by the Canadian Tire

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The bikes are all setup and ready for the Raptors players

Miley Cyrus iHeartRadio Sexy Outfit

Miley Cyrus does it again with another buzz on her outfit. Look at the photos below and let me know what you think? There were 2 black nipples cover to cover her breasts, followed by a cross-over underwear and then fish-net mini skirt. What are your thoughts? Is it ok for a stage performance? Personally, I have nothing against her, I like her latest singles and I definitely think she has talent.

I think people should just treat it as an entertainment and not so harsh on her outrageous outfit or her “twerking”.

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Interview with UFC Fighter, Eddie Wineland (1-on-1) – Q & A

MoVernie and his crew attended the UFC 165 Media Day where he got to interview one of the UFC fighters, Eddie Wineland on a 1-on-1 interview. Alex will be the “underdog” fighting against the defending champion, Renan Barao in their class.

Welcome to MoVernie on the BLOG Q & A session! In this session, the Q & A is in conversation format. This will allow the viewer to get to know the interviewee in a different setting.

Let’s get the ball rolling!

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MoVernie: “So…how was your training camp? How did you feel about your training camp?”

Wineland: “Training camp has been awesome! You know, we had 2 training camps fight, it’s been absolutely great, I am in a great shape. I don’t want to do the cliche that “I am in the best shape of my life”, but I am indeed in the best shape of my life. ”

MoVernie: “Congratulations! That’s nice to hear.”

Wineland: “Thanks! You got to be because you are going for 5 rounds against the world champ, you got to be in your best shape.”

MoVernie: “What was the main thing that you were working on that help you during your training?”

Wineland: “Ahh..just trying to get my timing down on my kicks, we know he throws (Barao) a lot of kicks and so I am working on my spinning, so I am trying to get my timing down.”

MoVernie: “Now, you are going to have this fight, how are you going to prepare this fight?”

Wineland: “Ah..we prepare this fight like we do for any other fights. Alot of hard work and alot of grinding and alot of hard pushing and make sure we are in the best shape possible.”

MoVernie: “And you said about the “underdog” mentality, how important to you to prove that and remove that label away?”

Wineland: “I like being the underdog because it releases my pressure you know, he (Barao) is expected to just come in and destroy me and it’s not going to happen. So…it takes all of the pressure off my shoulder. He is going to do what he is supposed to do.”

MoVernie: “How do you find Toronto so far?”

Wineland: “I love Toronto. Toronto, Toronto and Canada in general are great. I have been up here in Canada a few times, all the people are just super nice, it’s a great country.”

MoVernie: “Now, if you are going to win this fight on Saturday, after this fight, you maybe facing Dominick Cruz, which fight (Barao or Cruz) are more difficult or challenging in your opinion?”

Wineland: “Between him (Barao) or Cruz? I think Renan is more challenging. For Cruz, you don’t know how he is going to rebound when he is back, he could come back and be the same old Dominique or he could come back as NOT the same old Dominick. So it’s hard to say. At this point, Renan has his hell of his game, I think he is more of a dangerous fighter right now.”

MoVernie: “Best of luck to your fight.”

Wineland: “Thank you!”

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MoVernie Summary: It was nice to interview Eddie Wineland. He is a trenmendous strong minded individual. He is a talkative person. It’s easy to interview him as you ask him a question, he is willing to give you his insight and he is good with eloborate the question with great answers. I like that type of interviews. He is also a good talker, he seems to be very focus and know exactly what he needs to do to win the fight. He knows many people count him out and he is being labelled the “underdog” and he is fine with that. I thank Eddie Wineland for the interview opportunity. Now, let’s leave the talk behind and see what he can do on the stage because I think he has a chance to do something impactful! Stay tuned!

Wineland vs Barao

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John Allan’s Whisky Week (The Bay)

Yesterday, I got invited by John Allan’s Toronto to attend their Whisky Sample Event. It’s a whisky tour that John Allan’s is hosting from New York to Toronto to Chicago and to California. 

In case you haven’t heard, John Allan’s is a New York-based men’s grooming chain that it opens up its first Canadian location on the Bay Street (The Bay) a few years back.. Named after its founder, the John Allan’s chain has a number of locations in Manhattan and one in Chicago, and serves as a place for men who needs skin care and hair product. It’s a sleek space, all black, steel, leather and stone, with beautiful artwork on the walls and a good beer bar station at the corner that can oversee the entire place with good perspective.

If you need a one-stop hair treatment, shoe shine, skin facial treatment or even your nails treatment, this is the place to be. I am a busy person, always on the move, it’s a great place to make a quick stay, relax, refresh and be on the run again with busy working life.

During yesterday’s evening, I arrived and was immediately greeted by two smiley lovely ladies, guiding me to the Whisky sample station. The representative from The Macallan, described the various types of whisky they provide and pour in various samples for my tastebuds. It was a great event and I got to mingle and meet cool people who worked around the area. They were all busy people and they all agreed that this whisky sample event at John Allen’s was a great meeting place to be and allowing everyone to take a breather out of their busy lives to enjoy the night.

For more information about John Allan’s:

John Allan’s

176 Yonge St 2nd Floor

Toronto, On M5C 2L7

Canada
 
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