ALN. “Shoot” Outtakes

So while moonlighting as a photographer for my friend’s Know Scrubs clothing brand (see my shots on their instapage), I obviously swindled a friend who was in the shoot to take snaps of me in the guise of using them for the gram. The swindlee is Smiso and he takes really great pics when he’s not saving lives as a medical doctor.

To be honest I didn’t even know I was taking these pics for the purpose of eventually using them for this blog. I was really taking them to apply to a modelling agency that stays rejecting me (whatevs!). But that’s for another day. Click through and tell me what you think. 😉

Oh! Btdubs, the gorgeous kimono you see me wearing in the pics throughout the blog was gifted to me by my fave, Inge Wulff. I also played a model for her capsule range release last year,  check out .ing here on insta.



Umm… How Did I Get Here?

Ayabonga Ngoma (ALN) laughing with head looking down wearing red and gold kimono
Okay, so you’re probably going, ‘Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?’ But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a thirtysomething. I mean, I get up. I brush my teeth, and pick out my clothes.

Gosh, I don’t know how the first two paragraphs of this post were about Clueless… I’ll allow it. The whole spirit and I guess vibe of this blog will pretty much be a bit of a rambling mess, some curated posts and mostly just me sharing who ALN is. The blog posts will be categorised by what I feel (ALNfeels), what I like to wear (ALNlewks) and all the places, events and spaces I like to visit (ALNgoes). It will certainly evolve as time goes by, but for now less is definitely more? I’ll try to have frequent posts so just please bare with me as I get a feel of this whole thing.

Yikes! The panic here is more about sharing myself this openly online than it is over the technicalities of blogging; I was fortunate enough to certify as a Digital Marketer so truuuust my SEO and social marketing is gonna be L-I-T! It also helps that I have some blogging experience when I used to contribute for Sandy Nene from South African Bloggers. All my articles and reviews can be found on the SABloggers site.

I will be branching out into full on Digital Marketing at some point and actually put my skills to use. Holla at me over here if you’re keen on doing some work together.

My next ALNfeels post will be about my consultation with a medium from which I was given a message to hurry up and start this blog site. I know right?! It was one hell of an experience that offered so much healing for me. So keep posted for that. For the other categories, I’ll regularly share my outfits and what I get up to during the coming weeks. I’ll use “proper” English most of the time, but there will be times where I abbreviate to the umpteenth power as well as use ridic (see!) non-existent words. Get into it!

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P.S. If you didn’t burst out singing Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” after reading this blog post title you may be a robot…


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