Big Brother Mzansi housemate Khali Masooane reveals that part of the reason she didn’t win was that she and boyfriend Bongi were too focused on building their relationship instead of the partnership inside the house. In between the gasps and thought-provoking revelations, she concedes that the show has opened a lot of doors that would have taken longer to open. Despite not winning, the lessons learnt from the house and the experience seems to have given Khali thicker skin and that is priceless.
QuenchSA: Please tell us about yourself?
Khali: I’m weird… I’m like catch 22. I’m very introverted in terms of friends, I have a close-nit circle and family, I’m a tad more extroverted in terms of loudness. I’m a lot more loud.
QuenchSA: You once said that you didn’t have any strategy going inside the house. In retrospect, which strategy could have won you the 2 million?
Khali: I think if Bongi and I had more drama. I guess playing the game in the context of ‘Oh is the trouble in paradise, are they okay?’ That game makes people keep you around and see whats going on.
QuenchSA: You walked in with just 3 months under your belt. Did you fear that he could meet someone new inside the house?
Khali: What I’ve learnt about Bongi is that he is horrendously lazy especially when it comes to relationship. That’s why he’s been a bachelour damn near all his life. I’ve told him before. I would worry when I saw the next group of girls coming in and then literally in two minutes in he’s not even flinching.
QuenchSA: Do you think you would have done better or worse with a stranger?
Khali: It might have been better… with a relationship anything that happens it bothers you. It would have been easier and more fun with a stranger.
QuenchSA: What has been the strangest question, statement you received after coming out of the house?
Khali: I remember our first night out of the house and I kind of skimmed through twitter and there was someone who said ‘I’m glad they are out they were always in love’. it was annoying. I was like what does this guy mean, how are you always in love? I’m sorry I was in love.
QuenchSA: Have you spoke about babies with your partner?
Khali: (Screams) Kinda, us talking about babies is always in passing. Ain’t nobody ready for 10 babies.
QuenchSA: In the event that you do have a baby and you were compelled to choose a housemate’s name what name would you give a girl and what name would you give a boy?
Khali: I like Blue’s Mozambican name Azul, it’s a very beautiful name for a girl, and it’s between Pumba because that’s a very cute name if you have a chubby baby then you winning for days or Abongile.
QuenchSA: Were you ever bothered by the shower scenes?
Khali: No, we actually had this conversation in the house. When we arrived in the morning Thembi and I took a bath and we were chilling in there flourishing just like you normally bath at home. I’m relatively cool with my body. Now the problem arose when the second batch came in and I remember taking a bath with Blue. K2 came in and asked Blue something and that was fine because that was Blue’s partner but he saw me naked and that kind of bothered me because I’m here with my boyfriend and it’s kind of not cool to be seen naked by some other guys. That’s when I started wearing the bikini. It was never a case of ‘Oh my God, my boob’, no I could be bothered. Had that feeling not arose then you would have seen me popping in the shower hour I’m not even gonna lie.
QuenchSA: Do you think you had the nicest butt in the house?
Khali: Yes. Personally, the girls that had the biggest butt were Blue, Mbali and I. Because I squat and work out I’m biased, I had the nicest butt.
QuenchSA: Having entered the BB House as a couple, what did you learn about your partner that you still find difficult to grapple with?
Khali: Everything I learnt about him in the house does not have a direct reflection on him outside the house. A lot of things he did in the house he doesn’t do outside the house. For instance he eats a lot and I was fine with it but other people weren’t. But outside the house he eats a lot then works out. Inside the house he was lazy outside the house he’s not he a very hard working guy.
QuenchSA: We are mindful that it was a game but did it ever get personal?
Khali: Yes it did get personal with one specific person. It got personal with Matt.
QuenchSA: Do you have any idea who is Big Brother?
Khali: I would love to know. I just know that he’s someone with a handsomely big voice. He’s voice is so distinct you’d associate it if you ever met him.
QuenchSA: Do you believe that a person’s struggle or background has any bearing on them winning the competition?
Khali: I think it’s not so much sad story as it is relation. People from a certain background stick together because they understand that lifestyle and understand the hardship of that background. if i see someone that kind of looks and sounds like me I’m more incline to lean towards him whereas someone I could a cheese girl or a cheese boy. You don’t know the struggle; you’ll be okay after this. I think its relation because we not where we need to be as a society as a whole I don’t see a ‘cheese girl/boy’ flourishing anytime soon but it also correlates to do the masses like you. The people who won were very entertaining even in the house. To a certain extent that also has an impact whether cheese boy or not are you entertaining, that’s number one.
QuenchSA: What is Khali up to right now?
Khali: Khali is on a path, and a lot of what shes doing is at level one but what I can say is there are going to be a few thing that are gonna come out people are going to be shocked I’m doing. I’m taking steps into the music scene, I don’t rap, I sing. I’ve set personal targets that I don’t want to jinx. I joined an agency, been doing a lot of auditions, I’ve started writing. So ya, I’m doing this and that and other things.
Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed
We’ve been had, and Squid Game is here to prove it.
When the end of the South Korean horror drama arrives on the ninth episode, the winner finds himself harrowed by what the coveted prize has cost his soul. In the rat race for survival, along with a better life that hinges on the never ending hustle, there’s no time to stop and see the horror our lives become. By the end, we see how the winner has sold his soul for a crappy deal that came with a few toys, and a happy meal.
A group of 456 players are mysteriously invited to take part in a set of children’s games for a grand prize of $38 million, which will be enough to give the winner the financial freedom they desperately need. The players are selected from different walks of life, with the burden of excessive debt being their biggest motivation to give the Game a go.
The first of deepening terrors comes during the first game, when the players discover that penalties for losing in the challenges will be death. DEATH. Horrified, the players initially vote to leave and return to their lives.
This noble departure doesn’t last long; their material realities as fugitives on the run from debt collectors only highlights the glow of the precious promise they’ve now left behind. When they return for the second time, they now consent to their highly probable deaths.
Led by Lee Jung-jae, who plays Seong Gi-hun, a taxi driver with a gambling addiction, the South Korean series has become somewhat of a global phenomenon. Now the most streamed Korean series of all time, Squid Game is also said to be on pace to dethrone Bridgerton as the most streamed series in the history of Netflix. And it’s with good reason. Squid Game is a trip.
Survival is the drive. The blues of a broke life pile up for Seong Gi-hun, who’s daughter is being taken away to the US by her mother and step father. His mother is battling deteriorating diabetes and even in her frail condition, is still working hard to make ends meet. It’s during the peak of his frustrations that Gi-hun is randomly invited to take part in the Game.
After accepting the offer, he finds himself in a discreet location along with 455 players, who are also drowning in debt. The players are kept under an authoritarian system of surveillance. Masked guards in pink suits keep the scene under control under the supervision of the Front Man. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, as a the most strategic way to survive the bloody challenges.
Amongst those that end up in this team is player 001, a frail old man who who became his “gganbu”. Sae-byeok, who was also in the team, was killed by Sang-woo, Gi-hun’s childhood friend, team member and flip-flopping ally. Several other team members had to be killed by their team mates, which revealed the wickedness of the games.
In the end, Gi-hun’s victory came without an apology. He had to defeat a close ally in the games, the old and frail player 001. They’d bonded throughout their time, but in the end he had to advance himself against those he’d built alliances. As the games progressed, the players found themselves having to face tough calls. Someone else has to die for you to make it another day.
After a series of brutal games, it comes down to childhood friends Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. They’d played different games, with Sang-woo having played hard and stopping at nothing to win. Gi-hun is mad at Sang-woo for a series of betrayals, including him stabbing Sae-byeok to her death. In the end, Gi-hun wins when Sang-woo apologised and kills himself.
Yet despite emerging a winner, Gi-hun finds that the cost of becoming an overnight billionaire has bankrupted his soul. For a year following the day his bank account was loaded with a nine zero figure, he didn’t touch the money. After all, he returned to find his mother dead on the floor. One of his motivations was getting the money to get her medical help over her advancing diabetes.
Gi-hun is clearly troubled by the bodies upon which his new wealth rests. A year passes and he hasn’t touched the money – even oddly reverting to old patterns of asking for loans to get by. It might be late to be so concerned about the moral questions surrounding the games now – the long and short of it is he won and his life has changed.
Later, he is shocked to find out that the “gganbu” who had to be killed after losing to him in a game of marbles, was never really killed.
In a shocking plot twist that changes everything – he also finds out that the old man is in fact the creator of the games! Finding him in a medical bed after receiving a mysterious invite to the location, Gi-hun discovers that the man’s real name is Oh Il-nam, an obscenely rich fella who created the games in 1988 (the same year Korea hosted the Olympics for the first time) purely for their entertainment. We already know by now that ‘the VIPs’ are a bunch of morally bankrupt elites who find pleasure in watching the poor masses slaughtering each other for money in a broken system. Where have we heard that before?
Although his participation in the games as player 001 was a farce, what he told Gi-hun back then, that he had a brain tumour, had been true. And of course, he challenged him to another sick game. A man had been freezing to death on a street pavement, and Oh Il-nam challenged Gi-hun to guess to bet on the odds that someone who help him when the clock strikes 00:00 at midnight. As Gi-hun wins, Oh Il-nam dies.
We assume this marks the end of the games. However later in the episode, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him doing it to someone else. He runs to stop what is happening, but arrives at the exact scene late, the train has already taken off. Later on the way to boarding a flight, he turns and calls a number. “I can’t forgive you for everything you’re doing,” he tells ta man we assume to be In-ho. He turns back, clearly about to begin his new mission.
What we know now, is that Oh Il-nam created the games to tickle the sick tastes of his sick rich network. But he is now dead. Who is now behind the games? This, and Gi-hun’s passionate manifesto, are strong indications that next season of the series is already shaping up to a different arc. It’s his final transformation, and he is ready to take down the operation and those behind it. He won’t allow people to be “horses” for the entertainment of wealthy elites.
We know that In-ho shot Jun-ho in a bid to stop him from alerting the police about the games. The signal was bad, delaying the delivering of the evidence Jun-ho had been trying to send in several texts, right up to the moment the moment he plunged from a cliff and hit the water. What we don’t know is whether the messages were really not delivered. There’s also no conclusive evidence that Jun-ho is dead.
Potentially, the biggest lesson from season one is that our relentless pursuit for material success in a punishing money system kills us.
First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’
Things look promising for HBO’s upcoming drama series, The House of Dragon. The highly buzzed Games of Thrones prequel’s first visual teaser has been met with much fanfare, raking in more than 8,6 million views on Youtube within two days of its arrival.
First reactions and buzz around the epic teaser have been strong indications that the series, slated to premiere in 2022, is off to a good start despite the infamous final season slump suffered by G.O.T. And it could mean that maybe, just maybe, the world ready to let old baggage go.
The House of Dragon, created by an entire different team, will arrive about three years since the cold winter. The cast includes Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Sonoya Mizuno who will be bringing to life a different era of Westeros.
Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it
‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.
The reign of terror plunges a small and quiet town to ashes when the arrival of a charismatic yet mysterious priest coincides with the return of a disgraced young man who has just been released from prison.
While Riley (Zach Gilford) initially finds that Crockett Island and its 127 residents – along with his childhood sweetheart Erin (Kate Siegel) – still conduct a mundane existence, Pastor Paul (Hamish Linklater) soon changes that.
When the island’s much loved Roman Catholic senior priest takes a trip to the pilgrimage and never comes back, an energetic new priest takes his place at the Holy Land church. And while his arrival brings with it a new wave of spiritual revival amongst the island community, something sinister begins to haunt the town.
With each episode, the esoteric occult that powers Paul’s ability to perform astounding miracles and mesmerise the islanders, slowly gains dominion over the unsuspecting community. Instead, they begin taking up a renewed interest in the church as word of mouth spreads about the signs and wonders. Much like Jesus Christ was able to draw crowds wherever he went, the appearance of Paul’s supernatural power is able to attract even those who’d remained sceptics their lives.
It’s the blending of the sacred and the sinister. The taking of communion that has been contaminated with demonic blood, which functions as the miracle drug promising eternal life.
We soon find out the miracles come at an unthinkable cost.