Thursday, October 28, 2010

Barack Obama on the Daily Show 2010

The danger of a single story


Monday, October 11, 2010

No excuses, Give thanks!

I did a few more days of my workout but I was too busy to document it
Then I lost my motivation for it for several reasons
Which after careful consideration, I realized they were all excuses.
Shame on me *bb embarassed face*
Anyways, been going through a lot
But I know it is well with me
School has been really busy, but so far so good
Happy Thanksgving everyone
May God give you many more to be grateful for,
Enjoy the day with your fam and friends
I know I am :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 6

Hello Blogville,
Another successful day of workout whoot whoot!
So yea, for some reason today was a struggle
I think the workout is starting to reflect on my body.
Today I started with my fav (and u guessed right) jump roping.
Did like 100 JR
Then planks
50 JR
50 JR
50 JR
Oblique (left)
50 JR
Oblique (right)
50 JR
Oblique (left)
50 JR
Oblique (right)
100 JR
*By the way, JR = Jump Roping
Took a break, drank water and finished up with 500 JR
It hurt like hell and I almost switched up my routine to make it easier on me but I needed to push. No comfy, sissy workout here. IT'S A CHALLENGE!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 5

Hey everyone, heres another beatiful day
Woke up and had a breakfast sandwich
Drank some water, grabbed my rope and was about to set out
Dad says, he wants me to wait for the plumber to get here so I could let him in
After waiting 30 mins, I figure this might take a while and I might loose my drive
So I set up the speakers in the backyard, hook them to my BB music player and BOOM!
Stretched, drank more water and got to skippng babayyyyy
So I skip 500 times
Then do a rep of sit-ups
Another 100 jump rope session
Then crunches
Another 100 jumprope session
More crunches
200 more jump roping
Then my final 100, and boy did I skip my way
And then I was done.
* Ok so I had to edit yesterdays post because I said I did crunches, well those were actualy
sit-ups. My bad!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


What is friendship all about?
Do people know what it is to be a friend or be called one's friend?
Should some people be referred to as acquaintances?
After having a conversation with my Grl this morning
I decided to share with you, the words I spoke to her
She had been upset and felt betrayed by "so called friends"
So I told her (you might find it helpful):
I realized people grow apart
Some of us hold on to it like our lives depend on it
But really its a matter of the heart
Others decide after years of crappy relations
That when its time to go, we just have to go
When you reach out and people don't grab your hand
Put those hands back in your pocket with pride
And if by chance someone grabs your hand right back
Cherish the person for they have seen something in you
Something that screams compatibility
I love my people
And for the fake people out there, I see right through you
For my realists, keep it real!
Friendship has been abused
Nowadays everyone is a friend
Nah men, You are just someone I know
You are my acquaintance
You are my schoolmate
You are a colleague
You are my Bro or Sis in the Lord
But You are not my friend until you earn it!

Day 4

This is prolly my most disorganized workout day
I started off great, pumped
Got dressed and decided to walk to the plaza to buy my jump rope
When I got to party packagers, they had the pack of 8
So I'm thinking what am I gonna do with that many jump ropes
Then I went to Zellers (here comes my distraction)
I ended up buying baby stuff (gifts for friends)
Then I bought a jump rope, cleanser for my face and wrapping stuff for the gifts
Got on the phone with my friend who was a bit upset
Now carrying those bags home, could have been my workout
But I just knew that would be taking the easy way out
So when I got home I did reps of skipping
*I think the rope was shorter than the one I used yesterday, took me a while to adjust
Then I did some ab work
Reps of Sit-ups
*Initially I had posted crunches, but I just realised that what I was doing are actually

And Plank

plank pose, isometric exercise

Now I had never done planks before
So this was a challenge.
I had my Lil bros help me with the workout
My 6 yrs old worked the stopwatch,
While my 13 yr old stepped on my feet for sit-ups
I hope to continue it tomorrow and add other ab workouts
When I have fully adjusted I will start the circuit ab training
*This is when you combine different ab work in one rep
Well thats all folks!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 3

So Sunday is my day of rest...
For this reason Monday is my Day 3
Well woke up not really feeling like anything
But once I got up, I knew I just had to work out
I made my green tea, drank it
As I was about to set out, my six yr old bro asked if he can join me
I promised to take him when I was done with my workout
Did a refreshing 40 mins walk/jog
Came back to get my Lil bro (had some more tea)
To my surprise, he had invited a Lil girl in the neighborhood to join us
*Kids these days aye
So all three of us set out, walked, jogged, then walked to the park
When we got there, I let them play while I stretched
I found a jump rope and started skipping (500 times yay me)
wanted to take it home but my Lil bro said that would be "jacking it" Lol
*where did he even learn how to say that
So I decided to put it down and buy my own
I'm back home now, Chilling!
By the way, I tried Vinta Crackers (8 grains and seeds)
Sooooooo good (surprised!)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 2

Well another successful workout
Song of the day: Fancy Footwork - Chromeo
I had to use headphones today (Downtown's a different ball game from Brampton where Day 1 took place).
*Btw I forgot to post my song for yesterday (HOT - Inna)
Back to my workout...
It was good
I had a good cardio and flexibility workout early
Went back to sleep then woke up at 10am to take a walk
I had a plum and nectarines before I left the house
It was suppose to be 30 mins but I ended up walking for 40 mins :)
*On my walk I saw an old man who tipped his hat and said goodmorning to me and that made my day. Something about people being genuinely nice to you, I dunno it just brightens my day.
Moving on...
When I got home, I decided to have a dancexercise (dance exercise) Lol
It was way fun and it helps my abs
I took it down, did the fancy footwork, pop locked and dropped it Haha
More nectarines in my mouth hmmmmmmn
I'm loving this challenge
The bf has been supportive :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 1

Green tea and jogging routine #Teamflatbelly
I know it sounds silly but I am determined to have sexy abs in 30 days
So today I woke up after a sleepless night
I guess I was anxious about my challenge
Got dressed in my workout gear
Made green tea and drank some
Had my music ready and set off
Started jogging round the block to the park
My chest starts to hurt (oh man)
I didn't give up, Nooooo I couldn't
Sat for a bit, tweeted, sent bbm's and started again
This time I paced myself, slower
Made sure my knees went high (even though I looked funny doing it)
These old ppl walking by were looking at me
Little 'ole me jogging with Inna's Hot on repeat and loud
Didnt use headphones (they get in the way)
So ofcourse they can all hear my song
No worries I didn't wake anyone up
Did some routines and walked home
Jogged on the spot at the backyard, did sit ups
Finished my green tea
The end of Day 1 (quite successful)
I am really pumped about this
I call it a movement LoOool!
Stay tuned for Day 2

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The way you dance all over me...

... You make me Kolo eh eh eh
(#NP Over the moon by Dr SID)
Baby, I feel like i'm dancing over the moon
I'm feeling like I'm on cloud nine
I'm feel very giddy and jumpy
All the good things and feelings
Because everything is working out for good
I think everyone should invest some time in positive thinking
It is very okay to do at least one thing that makes you happy per day
Reflect on the good times
Be grateful for what you have instead of dwelling on what you dont
Sometimes people think im unserious
Because I always try to stay positive and not stress
I just dont wanna look older than I am
I wanna look and feel fresh
Rejuvinating Baby ;)

Monday, August 16, 2010


Over the past couple of days I have learnt/discovered soooooo much.
I am overjoyed because I feel serenity and contentment.
I was watching the Oprah dvd (past episodes) and
In one of the episodes she talks about writing down at least five things you are grateful for everyday. I, However have decided to tell myself at least five things I an grateful for everyday and believe me it makes a world of difference. I am showing people I appreciate them better and I am happier and at peace with all aspects of my life. This weekend was awesome, to say the least. I spent time with people that matter to me, people I love, and I had an amazing time
I also did some well deserved shopping with the bf.
I am indeed grateful for life!

*I am super excited for a lot of plans I have and I will share them as they develop from thoughts to reality ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dear Sun,

I plead with you to have mercy on CANADA
Pls stop sucking up all my energy
Pls stop leaving me drained
Pls stop leaving my skin red and hurting
I do realize that if the wind blew a little here and there
I would be better off, so contact your buddy asap
Collaborate and make me feel nice and comfy
Thank You... XoXo

My Week...

... has been pretty hectic, but today is my day of rest
I have done a lot of thinking and praying and I know it is well
I am trying to reorganize myself, my life, so many things
I have made new discoveries
For the first time I will admit to myself that I miss certain people
I wish things could be better between us
I wish we could go shopping, have lunch, just call and laugh on the fone
However, I am grateful for the people in my life now
They have been amazing and wonderful, I appreciate my grls
I think about how my friendship evolves, and its amazing
I am just as much a peoples person as I am a loner
And I make the switch rapidly, it confuses people
Thanx for being understanding and being here for me
To all who were, who are, and will be in my life... Much Love Xoxo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"You young children of nowadays should at least consider your parents before you take your stupid risks. If you don't consider your lives, you should at least consider theirs."

quote from Africa Roars "Behind the door" by Kola Tubosun

As I sit and reflect on this, I take in the moments in my life where I made certain decisions, did things in the name of fun or just because I didn't care and I just wanted to live. I am still a free spirited person, but now I find that I am more cautious. I consider others before I do certain things, I guess its part of growing up. One major impact in my life has been my boyfriend, he is Godsent. He is always by my side, standing by me, defending my honor and truly caring for me. I think for this reason and many more, I have purposed in my heart to be a better person and make better choices. And now that I have made this decision, I reflect on the things my parents have said to me, the tears they might shed if they only knew the risks I have taken in life. When I reflect on these things, I ask myself were they worth it? I would never be able to say because God has been merciful to me, but I have learned from them and regret nothing in life. I will always live life to the fullest because it is too short to do otherwise.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I need a life...

... and I don't mean that I don't already have one. But have you ever felt like you could be doing more. That you can be better, spend your time doing better things but instead you are wasting it. The bf was talking about facing priorities and today I had to think of my life. What are my priorities, what do I wanna accomplish and what am I doing to accomplish them. Am I focused, What steps am I taking towards my dream and how am I utilizing my talents, my gifts. I must say I am a bit disappointed in myself, I have big dreams and I want to move into them. I find myself being worried about things I shouldn't be worried about or occupied with things that are irrelevant. I guess this is me giving myself a wake up call. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Have you ever reflected on life and asked why God loves you sooo much

Have you ever woken up with a big smile on your face

Have you ever looked at someone and seen your prayers answered in them

Have you ever held someone and never wanted to let them go

Have you ever looked up in the sky and smiled at the wonders above

Have you ever felt joy fill you up and over flow

Lord, Im thankful for all the beautiful moments I experience

Lord, I thank you for the gift you have given me

Lord, I thank you for giving me a second chance

This is trully a blissful moment in my life :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


A lot has happened since my last post
I am currently in summer school full time
I quit my job (kinda miss is though)
I am very happy
I'm in a loving and happy relationship
I have set my self free by forgiving everyone who hurt me
I have rekindled friendships
And let some people go
I have corrected all my wrongs
Im looking forward to a fulfilled time!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baba Yetu

There was no way I would see something this beautiful and not share it with my blog beauties. Enjoy!!!
Please Click on Link to view video.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Totally Amazing Zoe

Ok so I have been having bloggers block, I have lost my motivation and my inspiration but I still love to blog so I have been trying to figure out why this is so. I still dont have any explanation, other than the fact that sometimes I dont think some things are worth blogging about so I dont blog about them. Im sorry readers, who am I to judge.
I wanna thank Christielove for helping me get on the path of motivation
During this period I read a review that makes me wanna do backflips LoOoool!
Heres the link:
Anyway, I have been a BIG admirer of Zoe, I dont believe I can call myself a fan because i havent seen all her work, but I always admire her. She truly rocks. Her style is amazing, she never disappoints me, whenever I see a picture of her, I nod in approval.
She is one of a kind, AMAZING WOMAN!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Turns out my twitter experience is going well, loving it!
Yesterday was my day off, was super lazy haha
Decided to catch up on my Spartacus episodes, OMG its intense
So yea, if anyone gets a chance go watch it
I keep telling myself my money will soon start working for me
Work today at three!
#Nowplaying Beautiful Lady by Gyptian

Monday, April 19, 2010


So I just joined twitter, kinda nervous ::bite fingers::
We'll see how it goes
Follow me: Mzlovalee

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I decided to check out the forever 21 at vaughn mills mall, I had been too busy to check it out when it opened up. I was soooo excited when I heard it was bigger and better so I had high expectations and I was ecstatic. when I got into the store, I quickly got overwhelmed. I hate when a store is big and you dont know where to start from because the organization is out of whack. Ugh I got such a headache and was anxious to leave. Imagine my dissappointment. I found a pair of shorts and jacket I loOooove but couldn't locate the rest of it in the store or even find my size, BIG bummer. Needless to say I walked out empty handed. I walked into Holt Renfrew and found a nice pair of shoes I absolutely wanted, I might just go back for it ;)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I am a proud Nigerian!

"Maga no need pay"
This song makes me proud to be Nigerian, it makes sense man.
I cant explain how this song makes me feel, but I thank my daddy for sending me the vcd (yes they still make these lol).

*Another song that makes me proud is Waving Flag K'naan ft Banky (listen HERE)
(Is it a coincidence that Banky is in both songs or is he just too talented hmmmn!)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter :)

Happy Easter everyone, hope you spent it with the people you love and you remember the basics of easter (Jesus' death and resurrection).
This weekend was awesome for me,
Today I'm just chilling with the family, really laid back
Yesterday, I was at my friends house, we had a big brunch, watched entourage and up in the air, SWEET!
Saturday, after work and mini-shopping, I went to see my friends beautiful baby girl, (ADORABLE), and then i went to church, we had a youth program, as i sat there and took everything in,

I thought of this:
I am who I am
An imperfect being
Saved by grace
I might seem like I have dual personality
But I am not perfect
I am merely trying to be a better person
I am prone to backsliding and temptations
It is only his grace that has kept me.

* I wrote this because I decided to look at myself from the outside
see what people see when they look at me
and i realized i am a very confusing person
there are so many parts to me, so many characters that are me
it depends on my state of mind
thats what determines the aspect of me people see
i realize how confusing this might be for people
but i am a work in progress
so of course u will see the paint, pencil, canvas
but the art itself will be revealed in due time
so i ask everyone to be patient with me.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Ok so I do not completely sabotage my chances of being in a relationship, so for those who feel I am, Not so sorry to break it to you 'know it alls', YOU ARE WRONG!
Its just that because of the changes made, and my current state of mind, I have developed a habit of thinking about reasons why I cant be with someone. Why do I find this useful? So I wont waste my time and emotions on a man. I just want everyone to know that because I refuse to be with you, you and you doesn't mean I am on my high horse. I am by no means insinuating such a thing.
Life has taught me...
Soooo much about guys, I feel like I could write a book. I have been used up, cheated on, taken for granted, etc. how could this happen to someone like me, with sooo much pride and soooo much to offer. I was naive, I wanted to make everyone happy, I mismanaged my principles of a good wife. The problem here is me trying to be the wife God wanted me to be, to men that weren't my husband, nowhere near being such. I felt that if I'd practiced it now, I would have perfected it by the time I was ready to get married.
I would give and give and give, never really asking for anything in return because I grew up being dependent on my father, so he was the first person I would run to and for sure I would get. Not only that, i would give myself, my heart, my time and my all, what did I get in return, unappreciation and ungratefulness.
Boy was I burnt when I thought of all the crap I allowed myself to get into, my only consolation was the lesson learnt.
So now what do I do, no matter how loving and caring and sweet a man might be to me, no matter how perfect that image and rep might be, I dig! I dig and search for reasons why we are not compatible, why he is not ideal and why I cant be with him.
My excuses...
I love and crave attention and he cant give me, either because he is incapable or he doesn't have time.
There is no connection, he will be a waste of time
I can't rely on him to be there for me whenever I need him to be there
He hurt me before, I surely wont allow him to hurt me again
He is always on the go and I cant up and go with him, so forget it
He is soooooooooo not my type
He is such a lyricist, ugh he makes me sick
He is such an attention whore, I cant keep up
He makes me feel things I don't want to feel
The emotions I have for him scare me, I wont dare expose myself
*I can go on for days man...
I have enough randoms going through my mind the moment I sense a guy making his intentions (of being with me) known to me.

Under Construction...

"Never a right time to say goodbye"... As these lines go over my head (inspired by my last post), I realize how time can change so much in a situation. I can't say for sure that i am trying to rid myself of anything or anyone Per Se. I have been looking inward for a change and I know as this process continues, I will be saying goodbye alot. As far as people are concerned, I have already started saying goodbye, a lot of my relationships were unhealthy. Life teaches you a lot, and you have to decide what matters to you. I absolutely love myself and I am determined to be happy and healthy no matter what. I always wanna be positive, in order to achieve this I have to surround myself with positive people, which I have been doing. I know I am making progress because after having a conversation with one of my girls tonight she said, you know you look happier and more at peace now, I agree. At work my manager told me to continue doing whatever was making me so happy and shiny, I agree. As far as habits, routines and life experiences, I have said goodbye alot and will continue to say goodbye to the negative, not so positives I encounter, thats right folks. I am high on life, living it, loving it, laughing it up, staying positive like I should. I am definately under construction and well on my way to my ideal place!

Heart Beat


When I saw you today, at the very moment you walked in my heart skipped a beat and it wasn't because of fear or excitement, I can't explain but I guess I was surprised to see you. If the time and venue was different, my reaction would have been different for sure. But the place and time were too unlikely and shocking, I just wasn't prepared for it. And then the rest of my day was a blurr, who would have known you would have that effect on me. It is the weirdest thing, I must say!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


My bus crush, really weird but this (way) older than me, not disgustingly old guy.
What's the attraction?
His composure, attitude (seriousness), and overall look
I wouldn't do anything about this or even acknowledge him if he approached me LOL!

i'm back!

Sry everyone for the delay in updates, its been really hectic for me with work and school, but I'm getting a hang of it daily!
OMG I realized the other day that I have little or no respect and regards for people sometimes. As I was about to get on the bus, the lady in front of me slowed down. I was thinking"ugh are you gonna get on or what?" And proceeded to get on the bus ahead of her, but I stopped abruptly when I realized this older lady trying to get off the bus. Suddenly it made sense and I felt stupid, silly and impatient and no I'm not being too hard on myself!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Exams and stuff...

I have so much school work to do its taking the best of me, please bear with me, I will be back shortly Xx

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 4, 2010

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While I was on the bus, I witnessed an act of kindness towards a senior citizen and it reminded me of a conversation I had with my father (Daddy). He was talking about respect for elders and how Nigeria and Africa in general address the need to respect elders and have all these rules about respect. Yet they don't provide for them when they need it the most. They are so quick to condemn the western world and conclude that they lack respect and decorum. It is these same people that we see taking care of their senior citizens, providing for them, getting up on the bus for them to sit down, running errands for them, etc. If thats not respect I don't know what is!

From the Heart...

I wrote a poem about my best guy bud in 2008,
Its funny how time flies...


Today, I thought of you and how we couldn't be
Today, I thought of the time we could't share
Today, I thought of your warm embrace and how I miss it
Today, I thought of the fear within me, that we may never be as we were or better
Today, I thought of how you used to call me sweet names
Today, I thought of the boundaries we crossed, the rules broken
Today, I see you in my memory
Today, my teardrop shows a reflection of you
Today, I want to be strong and let go
Today, I hope you'll come back to me sometime soon

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Ok... so when I started the movie it was really slow
I got bored really fast
I would have given up on it, but I wanted to do a review
WHY? When it came out, I kept singing Coraline, Coraline,
So it was only fair for me to give it a chance
And write a goood review on it
I fell asleep, then woke up and finished it
The second half of the movie was much better
It picked up well and I enjoyed it
If you have the patience, watch it,
It has a nice message about appreciating family!

Mamma Mia

I just watched Mamma Mia!!!
And I loooooooove it, love it , love it, even remembered all the songs yaaaaaay!
Ok so when people think of Mamma Mia, they think Abba,
When I think of Mamma Mia, I think London '97
That was the first time I had a clue of Mamma Mia,
I remember singing the song "Mamma Mia", I love that song
Ok so while watching the movie I also fell in love with "The winner takes it all"
AAAGGGGGGGHHHHHH, I love the movie,
Songs? Awesome, Rocked, I was singing along the entire time
I almost forgot Dancing Queen was a Mamma Mia product
The rush and now I'm off to start my day

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In the name of fashion...

"You dare to be bold?"

I am all for expressing yourself and individuality in fashion. I live, breath, love, eat, drink it. As a matter of fact I encourage people to take risks...
Sometimes you see somethings and you know right off the back that its a disaster, mistake, unexplainable Faux Pas.Well, I was a witness to this today and all I can say is Girl you are brave... Why?
Because when I rocked a similar outfit, I knew I was being brave, I knew it was a mistake, but I was being lazy so I did it anyway.

Not to Scare you...

... Or get you paranoid

Ipod is a beautiful aspect of technology that i have been fortunate enough to partake in (Thanks Apple). But it makes me nervous sometimes. Although, i know I should turn the volume down so I can hear things other than my music (In case of an emergency), I turn it up to block sounds out so I can enjoy my world.
I love wandering off in my thoughts. I love my little world. I have created this relaxed, beautiful place in my memory where I retreat to when I need to relax. Lately, I haven't visited that place and I need to.
  • I heard of a guy who got hit by a plane that crashed, he might have survived if his music wasn't so loud (he couldn't hear the warnings of the people who were yelling and screaming to get his attention so he can move from harms way).
  • I almost hit a girl while driving, she didn't see me or hear the car approach, the scarier thing is she still has no clue that she escaped death. She is completely oblivious of what happened that night.
  • I missed my train because I didn't hear the operator announce that I should board the train adjacent to the one I was in
So I wonder, are these just unfortunate, fate, or could they (and many more incidents) have been avoided.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Thanx to Jonesy (The bliss list)

OMG I just found out about the broadway show Fela (I'm proud to be Nigerian)
The synopsis and reviews are HOT, I wanna go see it =)

I also just discovered deep fried cupcakes
Yes Yes I am super EXCITED to make it Yaaaaaaaay!


One of those days...

Today has been one lazy, crappy day but yet I am happy. I revealed something about myself today and it set me free Yaaay! Also after reading several blogs, some of which I now follow, I am inspired. I just wish I could be more organized, like I used to be. Well I can, SO...

Dear Bloggers,
Today I make a commitment to myself (with YOU as my witnesses) to use my planner faithfully, organize my life and stop taking things for granted...
Yours Sincerely,


Its Over!

She said it was over and you were the worst thing that ever happened to her
What she meant was she resented the fact that you wouldn't be in her life anymore
She said she hated you and never wants to see you again
What she meant was she loved you and wished she could wake up beside you every morning
She said a lot of things but she didn't really mean them
And she can' t take it back so she's living with it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

People do the darnest things (Bus edition)

It has become normal to see people read, write, listen to music or even sleep on the bus. A few ladies have been comfortable enough to apply their make-up while on the bus, I do. But then again make-up for me is just lip gloss, maybe eyeliner, but for some its the whole works. I have added a new one to the list: plucking the eyebrows, or should I say, the use of tweezer's on the eyebrow. Classic ay!

Stuck in the 80s

I'll pick the 80s music over 90s in most cases. I know most people are all about 90s music. I have nothing against them. I love those baby making songs LOL, thats what I call them. But I guess because growing up I was exposed to 80s music and I fell in love with it, it has become a preference. I'm the one you'll see at work tuning into the 80s station. My co-workers were shocked the first couple of times, but now they are used to it. I love the 80s man!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Yet another assignment to tackle and again I am stuck. I am beginning to think this school of a thing is determined to kick my ass, but I wont let it. I refuse to let it kick my ass. So heres to a new found love COFFEE, not that I drink it cuz the caffeine is suppose to keep me awake, I love it cuz the aroma awakens me. Heres to me staying awake until 3am or beyond. Heres to sleepless nights and headaches, backache, stress and I will end with a BIG scream Rarrrrrrrr!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Music Mood: V.V Brown

I think I might be developing a V.V Brown craze/frenzy. I absolutely love her album (Travelling like the light). Her songs are so unlikely and random, they are fun and real. The words in the song "leave" kept ringing in my ear. I recommend a listen for sure.

*BTW She is a British artist and her name is Vanessa Brown

Friday, February 19, 2010

Troubadour and I...

K'naans Album : Troubadour
*Troubadour was a composer and performer of Occitan lyric poetry during the middle ages, its also a masculine term)
I would say when I listened to it initially, I was turned off by the song "America". I kept thinking I dunno what the heck this guy is saying, but then I cringed at my ignorance and gave it another chance. Keeping in mind that embracing other people's culture expands and leaves room for self expression, I became more open minded. Ironically, I fell in love with the song "Somalia" I believe he uses the tune from the Somalian national anthem to start off and then goes on to express himself. LoOoove it! As far as the rest of the album I'd have to say I'm indifferent, but I absolutely am a fan of "Waving Flag"(which is the song that sparked my curiosity for this album).

This is Me...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I was really gonna be lazy and leave you guys hanging but decided if I don't post, some people might be disappointed, I already got a message about missing yesterdays post so here it is. Before you judge me, I'm not really being lazy, I fell down the stairs, aggravated my leg by standing all day at work and to top it off, the car door hit the calf that was already hurting UGH!!! Yes not fun at all, had to take something for the pain because i was starting to limp lol!
*BTW I posted a video for saturday's post, pls view it with an open mind :p

While i was in the shower on Feb. 12, 2010, I thought of two interests and how they conflict each other. They are equally significant so how do you balance such a situation? To make it easier for you to grasp my question, these interests are not human, they are behavioral. Balancing them is crucial for me (and possibly for YOU if YOU can relate).

Another interesting info from David McNally's book - Another world is possible: It is interesting to learn that "slavery was not born of racism, racism was born of slavery". Unpaid labor in the america's initially was not based on race. Negro slavery is based on white servitude, it had to do with the cheapness of the labor, not the color of the laborer. Now I wonder, what determined the cheapness of the labor, wasn't it the fact that these people were already "little" in the eyes of the "MAN"? Therefore their labor didn't deserve better compensation right? Just a thought!


Has anyone seen this Tim Horton commercial? It speaks volumes for itself and I love it because it shows a lot about family. I am impressed that it's based on a true story, but even more impressed because this shows the man came prepared with the whole boot, scarf, winter jacket combo he brought for his family. Thats love right there; he wanted them to be as prepared and comfortable as possible. This shows me that his family is important to him, they mean a lot to him.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Recovery room...

One of the steps to my recovery is faulty,
There are some cracks that need to be mended,
That step will be under construction,
So please bear with me because fixing this will keep me occupied.
But if I don't fix it ASAP,
I might fall and break more than I can afford to fix.
Thank You!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day...

With all the love in the air why shouldn't you be happy, smiling and filled with joy?
If you don't have a valentine, go out there and have some single people fun, you can take a friend along if you want. And if you are anything like me, sit back, relax and love on yourself all you can, treat yourself to something nice, fill yourself up with all the love you have to give because YOU deserve it the most. Tell yourself you love you and show the people you love just how much you do.
Hugs and Kisses Y'all!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Are The World =)

I am soooooo inspired by this video, I really love it!
I almost cried you guys...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Can YOU Believe...

Thanx to David McNally's book: Another World Is Possible, I have gathered some interesting information I wanna share with you today.
  • Can YOU Believe the concept of a "Human Billboard"? I understand people need the money, but to the extent of tattooing a company's logo on your head?
  • Another thing that amazes me is the fact that for a price of about $6000, a family can agree to change their last name from Dunlop to Dunlop-Tire, How interesting and absurd?
  • I also find it fascinating that a company's president can say "we will protect our commercial rights" knowing that by doing so lives are being endangered. WOW!
  • Margaret Thatcher fought against the British miners' union, this is considered a global offense against the working class.
  • Men, Women and children on Columbus' Hispaniola were hacked to pieces, then sold to Spaniards to feed their dogs.
  • "Massacres in order to control land and resources were compounded by mass death as a result of enslavement and overwork - all in imitation of the pattern first established by Columbus." Columbus? There is a day dedicated to the celebration of this man!

A place of Strength!

While having a conversation with a friend of mine, certain things hit me and i want to share them with you all. Sometimes we females want to be so strong emotionally that we miss all the steps and we end up with a patch work result. What do i mean by that, its like baking, substituting all the ingredients the best way you possible can, you might get your cake/pastry quite alright but it wont be the desired quality.
Well, take for example a female wants to get over some form of emotional attachment to a guy. Most women like to jump to the last step "I'm Strong", not giving enough time and room to prepare their hearts for the change it is about to experience. The strength is all in your head if thats the case and you will realize this when you evaluate the habits you form, the actions you involve yourself with/in, etc. Sometimes you have to get into your weakness to work your way up to strength. The most important thing is to be real with yourself on how you feel and not skip the process or you miss it entirely and you are right back where you started from. When you find yourself concerned with more things about the person than required, chances are you've missed it, check yourself. No matter how many times you sing the mantra "I'm strong", you need to be real about whether or not that strength is there. Have you heard people say that when you repeat something you start to believe it, thats true but it doesn't mean that because you believe it thats what the case is. I can believe I can fly all i want because I tell myself that everyday but that doesn't realistically mean I can. The real "mantra" to dwell on is that there is strength in your weakness, look into that weakness and pull some strength out of you =)


The truth is that I'm too tired to share what I had in mind, but I don't wanna leave you stranded so I decided I will share a link with you, it supplies a quote for the day, although it hasn't been updated since January, which will change soon I hope, there are enough quotes you need to catch up on that will last you till then so ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So many things, So little time...

I have come to realize I am not responsible in the least bit . I mean I left so many things undone and now i have to catch up with them before they catch up with me. Where to start, how could I have been so careless. I really need to take some things seriously in life. I always say I will and I really do wanna do these things but I guess i get easily distracted or something. And then when it really comes down to it, I feel the pressure and the stress weighing me down. This is not good for anyone, especially me because I get easily frustrated and tense. Gosh I really need to get back on track.I have so much on my plate, I really don't know where to begin. Besides that I'm where I need to be, my state of mind is on point so I'm happy about that. Everyday I give myself an evaluation and I smile at myself because I have come a long way. Loving my life rite now, I couldn't ask for a better one. We all need to make some decisions in life, they might not be easy but you will always find the strength when you need it the most. Never be afraid to take the first step, because when you take that step, you realize the only thing that was in your way was fear.The mind is a powerful thing, sometimes it wonders to some unknown places, you just have to call it back and put it in check. Well I'll leave you with that... Goodnyte readers!

Monday, February 8, 2010


After reading the updates of the Blogs I follow, I saw a post on Alice Smith and I just had to go listen to her music. I absolutely love Woodstock, something about it just makes it linger in my thoughts. I had it on repeat while tryna do my paper and even fell asleep with it playing in my ear. LoOove it!
*BTW the other songs are just as lovely, love the album!


While participating at the YU Multicultural Events, I realized that Africans need to have more pride in their country and represent better. I guess we don't participate as well as we should because (a) When people are called to participate they make excuses, listing all the possible things they can be doing instead (b) A lot of the planning is last minute and so it puts people under a lot of stress and pressure that they can't handle (c) Some people don't have national pride, won't even know it if it bit them (d) The African associations have a bad reputation and are judged sometimes inaccurately as an unserious group, therefore no one is willing to answer the call of service (e) These associations are infested with guys who usually make it their social meeting, therefore making some females uncomfortable (f) Because there are so many guys involved, it is deemed as an unserious place to be ( no offense guys, just stating all the facts I've gathered), because these men get easily distracted in their meetings and events. These are just a few of the reasons that I have gathered from speaking with people. Regardless of all these reasons, as valid as they may be, we need to have some pride. You should see the Indians and Tamils tryna out do themselves, I found it very interesting and I loved it. someday I hope we will see Ghana and Nigeria, etc tryna outdo ourselves in the Multicultural events. The first step would be adequate planning and dedicated members, C'mon everybody we can do it.

So not working out...

This bloody take home test I've been working on or tryna work on, has me up and not getting far, maybe its because I have a lot on my mind, BUT I can't sleep or get any work done UGH! I'm beyond annoyed with myself and frustrated all at the same time. HELP!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Ok so a lot of things ran through my mind today, but i didn't have my book so i didn't write them down. Sometimes I wonder what kinda memory I have. I mean I'm too young to forget stuff the way I do. Thank God that memory doesn't apply in my education. Some say I have selective memory, that I only remember the things I subconsciously want to remember. if thats the case, I'm pretty sure I would have wanted to remember my next entry for my blog Lol. My use of "LOL" now just reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend a little while ago, when we were chatting online i typed "LOL" and she asked me "did you really Laugh Out Loud?" and i realized it has become such a habit that i type "LOL" without actually Laughing Out Loud. Oh yea another random honorable mention, my IPOD had returned to me, I'm super excited about that, I'd rather spare you the details but it is special and dear to my heart because it was a gift from my dear mom.I love my mommy, I know she knows I love her but she might not know how much I love her. Sometimes even I am amazed at how much I love that woman, when i think of all we've been through men, we are truly a family. Speaking of family, I love my family sooooooooooo much, like you don't have a clue. These people have been there for me, made me laugh, scream, show all the emotions I can men. They bring me out and I love them for it. My little brother rocks my world, he might be a handful but I look forward to seeing him all the time. My T-boy, man thats my heart right there, I love him soooooooo much i send him text messages telling him how much i love and miss him. My bump head bro, men he knows i have nothing but love for him even though he's hard headed and we always butt heads its all love. Oh man, my daddy, man sometimes i don't know if the love I have for this man is comprehensible, My father is my rock, my everything, I feel bad for the man that will marry me, he has some BIG shoes to fill. I will always be Daddy's Little Girl. I should be working on my take home test right now but i didn't wanna leave you guys hanging, so I'm gonna leave you guys with a discussion topic to think about. What is family today, I mean what is todays family about, in times when people are raised to look out for themselves, how do we live in a time like this but still maintain family in the traditional sense. I mean I was chatting with my dad and he said it breaks his heart to see what family has become. When he compares family now, to family when he was growing up, it saddens him and although I didn't wanna agree because that would mean I have some faults and flaws, he's right. I mean when I'm going through stuff, i like to be on my own, even though my family are the next set of people to see me when I return from hiatus, should it even be that way, shouldn't I run to them first? I'm not saying we are not entitled to alone time, but how much is too much?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Version Moi!

I enjoy People-Watching, I guess part of the reason was secretly to pick on them (Apart from the beauty of seeing interesting things that is). I would look at their hair, outfits, shoes, etc and make comments. But now I find that in my quest to express my individuality, I don't have the time to judge others. I guess all along it was a matter/ issue of who follows trends better. Me vs The Mystery person. But now that I'm defying all the trends the world has to offer; People-Watching has suddenly become a learning process, to see that unique piece of art people have, no matter how displaced others might think they are. I appreciate them and the lack of fear of expression attached to it. Individuality is such a BIG deal to me, more now than ever before. The only version of me I want to be is the version I'm made to be. If you don't like it you can click the [X] button on the browser of my life. The way I see it, I'm doing you a favor, freeing you and giving you your options.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A sense of Betrayal

Betrayal is a very strong feeling to overcome,
Sometimes you might decide to overlook it,
But somehow your mind wont allow you to.
You try to dismiss it as a minor part of life,
But again your mind won't let you.
And then you ask yourself why this injustice was performed against you,
But you just cant wrap your fingers around it.
Then you proceed to scorn the culprit,
But then some form of guilt infests your heart and soul.
Then anger arises because you are disgusted by the situation in its entirety.
To all those that have felt betrayal at my hands, I know exactly how you feel.
If you decide you never want to speak to me, see my face,
Or breath the same air as me, I understand.
Its easy to assume people are overreacting when you are the culprit,
The criminal guilty of this crime,
But when you experience it you get angry,
Maybe several outbursts here and there that you feel entitled to!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Response to the first discussion...

Thanks to Chinedu,

Cooking was invented in prehistoric times, when a primitive tribe had a lucky accident. The tribe had killed an animal and was going to eat it raw, when a tribe member named Woog tripped and dropped it into the fire. At first the other tribe members were angry at Woog, but then, as the aroma of burning meat filled the air, they had an idea. So they ate Woog raw.[Dave Barry]

* So was it Woog that was eaten or the animal because I'm confused... and is this factual or fictional OR was that just a typo... HELP!"

Monday, February 1, 2010

From the EYE of a Man...

Okay I might be on to something here so let it sink in and give it a chance, but its OK if you think its absolute BS. But after watching the bachelors tonight i noticed some annoying traits that women have and i realized that i might also possess such traits. Or maybe my new phase is messing with my feminine side.
  • Anyway, I'm tryna figure out why women feel the need to repeat info over and over again. If it seems redundant for me as an outsider then it probably is for the guy.
  • Why do we feel the need to play victim and whine about stuff. Does it have anything to do with the insecurities that lie within us. If thats the case, face the monster of insecurity in your closet and spare him the trouble of hearing you whine.
*How ironic for someone like me to say, considering the fact that I can be such a baby, well I'm growing up, my Baby days are over. Yaaaaaaaaay me!*
  • Why is it that when we have a man in our lives, we decide to focus on other things (like his female friends, his hobby, etc) as opposed to him.
  • Why is it that sometimes we loose our sense of humor as we get emotionally attached to the man, suddenly we are so sensitive and so touchy, LIGHTEN UP WOMAN!
  • Why do we think men should know something that clearly just stayed in our head, if you didn't tell him, don't go off on him like he's suppose to be psychic, maybe you should build your communication skill.
This is not an excuse for guys to be the ultimate jerks, a BIG percentage of some women is emotions, meet us halfway.
Be empowered, this is not to make us look bad, its to empower us, give us some strength, we don't have to be the whiny, pouty, emotional cry babies people think we are, we are strong, can be independent, so why not start.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"I BET to Differ OR I BEG to Differ"

Whichever phrase is politically correct, who cares?
I saw the Michael Jackson Tribute on the Grammy
And I must say I love it, I'm impressed, for a lot of reasons
I know some people were expecting the typical break dance, pop locking stuff
but like i said earlier that would have been typical of a Michael Jackson tribute
and i don't believe thats all he was about
So thats not all he should be remembered for and that shouldn't be the only way to perform a tribute to him. Michael Jackson was deep, the words of his songs are touching, its good to see that reflect in a performance, especially one to respect the guy.
So Kudos Grammy for being different, for not following the trend, THUMBS UP!
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