The Art of Communication

Bonjour,

 

I swear I’m so frustrated, it’s not even funny! Telus is out to ruin my life, I’m sooo convinced. My Blackberry messenger and Internet has not been working for 2 days and I feel out of touch with the whole world. I mean what’s the point in even having this damn phone right now? Yea, okay they keep throwing perks at me but who cares?! I just want my phone to work like it’s supposed to, that’s it. I swear Jay, you were on point with that Previous “To BBM or Not” Post. I emphasize with you, because I realize noone gives a damn about me. I have contacts on my BBM list that I talk to and everyone is cussing me wondering “what’s wrong with your phone” however no one  has called me or text me (Except you Char). It’s quite clear, us in the Blackberry World are spoiled as hell lol. No access to the internet and bbm makes me feel utterly useless, cause I have no idea what’s going on. I needed to find an address 2 days ago, so I pulled out my phone to Google it and “DAMN IT” (That’s a variation of what I said)  to my pissed off state of mind already, no internet!!!!

Telus this feud shall continue until Kingdom Come.

 

A couple days ago I was having a discussion with my friends about the breakdown in communication nowadays. It seems that in the age of texting, bbm’ing,facebooking, twittering, msn’ing we don’t know how to talk to people anymore. People will converse over these mediums with ease but when it comes to talking over the phone or actually being around that person there is little to no conversation. Pretty strange to me. Is it because it’s that much easier to hide behind these things? If you’re forced to be around someone you have to show some kind of personality, not everyone is comfortable with doing so. Personally, I’m not that big on the phone anymore it really depends on who it is. If you call me and then you think that listening to silence is fun, please do not bother to call me. If you don’t know how to have an intelligent conversation then kindly keep it moving. It seems that our generation needs to be re-trained in the aspect of a healthy conversation. There are so many things in life to talk about besides Music/Movies/Celebrity Life/Sex and Parties. It seems that if it isn’t any of those topics, you’ll get a bunch of  “ummm” “uhhhhh” and “hmmmm”. I’m not saying that you can’t talk about those topics because let’s be real some of them are awfully interesting, however there is a lot more to life. We all seem to be “dumbed down” permanently, and I don’t even know if this will ever change. Pretty sad if you ask me…

Birthday Love: Malaika

I  have to show some love to my homie all the way down south right now (still hate you for that lol)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALAIKA!!!!

Party like a Rockstar

Party like a Rockstar

I wish we were all out there to go to South Beach with you (trick! lol) but since we’re not, I’m going to send the long distance shoutout. Wishing you nothing but the best and many more Birthdays to come.  I know the homesickness will pass real soon, don’t even stress.

Love ya homie!

(Ohhh, hopefully Telus stops being the spawn of Satan so I can send you a voicenote sometime this year)

Random thoughts

Good Morning peoples,

 

Soooo is everyone excited for this weekend? I can’t believe it’s Caribana ALREADY! Usually people say that once Caribana passes summer is done, so since we haven’t had a summer yet does that mean it will officially start? I hope so… As you guys know I’ve been fighting a sickness for awhile now and just when it started to push its way out, I’ve been getting sicker as the days progress. I blame the rain, I got caught in it 1 to many times. This weather sucks so badly.

So is everybody partying it up this weekend? I know there are alot of things going on this weekend, I’m not really into the partying Caribana weekend. For many different reasons.  I will be out at least once though, shake my donk a little bit lol. The parade though, I will be playing Mas and I’m a little nervous. When I signed up, I knew the costume was gonna be skimpy but when I got it, it morphed slightly. It really leaves nothing to the imagination= SCARY. I’m just going to throw the insecurites to the wind and remember, I’m not the only one going to be out there. Please say a short prayer for me lol.

Moving along…

I finally and I do mean FINALLY upgraded myself  *cue Beyonce* and it felt really good… until Telus had to knock me in my funny bone (y’all know how much that hurts, I never understood why it’s called a “funny” bone and there is nothing funny about it). So Telus has been having a system outage for the last couple days and the idiot that I spoke to told me it would only take 30 minutes-4 hours for my phone to be switched over. I said fine because I could afford it at that point, it’s now 24 hours later and it’s STILL not working? No thanks, you can keep all of that. I’ve called Telus approximately 7 times in the last 2 days, I don’t even think that’s normal. So if you’ve been trying to reach me on bbm and it wasn’t working, there is your answer. My damn internet isn’t working either. Did I mention, Damn You Telus?

Song of the Day: Love is You

I swear I never see music videos, I didnt even know this song had a video.

This song gives me goosebumps. Her voice is so jazzy it drives me CRAZY!  Love her, love this song, love the words 

 

My fav. Youtuber Phatfffat demolishes this song singing it acapella. I strongly advise you watch this video.

 

R.I.P Vibe

I don’t know how this slipped by me, but Toronto’s own Melanie Fiona is in the last issue of Vibe Magazine. VIBE paired up “six of the hottest NFL Players with five of R&B’s sexiest female artists. Melanie is paired with Darren Sharper of the N.O. Saints (who happens to be Gabrielle Unions ex).

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

 

Lucky girl! Look at that smile. Damnnnnnn

I had to share this, I think that it’s pretty damn big. I wish they would have taken a straight on shot of her face, the world needs to be acquainted with what she looks like. But hey I’m not the photog right lol? .

Her success really shows that Toronto has the potential to make it on the big stage. It’s not that often that someone from this city explodes on to the mainstream music scene.

Quotes 1

Good Afternoon,

 

Talk about an interesting weekend to say the least. It was a rollercoaster ride with some good and some bad.  Yea, that’s how I’ll put it. I want to write in theory, just don’t think I will today… I don’t know.  So I thought I would just post some quotes for right now that I have come across:

“Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.”

— Sara Paddison

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.

— Thich Nhat Hahn

 

 

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

 

A gold medal is a nice thing – but if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it. ~From Cool Runnings

 

 

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

~Dr. Seuss

Performance of the Day: Ruben

What do you guys know about this song?

Big movie. Special memories

At Last

Good morning folks,

 

I have to write this real quick. Anyway yesterday I completed my photoshoot and it was a success. I was incredibly nervous, mannnnn. As I started, I began to relax after awhile and got into my groove. Small shoutouts right now:

Charlene: Thanks for the oppurtunity fam. You did an amazing job with the makeup and styling. Under such short notice, we pulled it off. ♥

Anna: “Ohhhhh Anna” LOL. You are gorgeous and a complete natural, you helped ease my nerves.

Claire: Thank you for the assistant help, really appreciate it!

 

Going into this I felt kind of alone as I didn’t have some support from my peoples for different reason. That’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess.

Halfway through, my eyes kind of welled up it just felt kind of surreal. I love photography, I’m in love with it. It gives you the oppurtunity to see objects in a completely different light. You see the depth, the beauty, the scariness, the innocence in things you may have never noticed before. Pictures don’t lie, people do.

Trust me when I say this will be the first of many!

Completely unedied

Completely unedited

Song of the Day: Sweetest Hangover

Diana Ross is one bad chick!

True story.

These songs are the business.

The first of which is “Sweetest Hangover”:

 

The 2nd is “Touch Me in the Morning”

 

Damn look at this, Stevie Wonder a couple years before he was officially “Stevie Wonder”.

Performance of the Day: SYTYCD 2

Here is another performance from So You Think You Can Dance (Season 4). It’s from Katee and Will, who I believe are definitely in the Top 5 list of dancers they’ve ever had on that show! They’re are so amazing. This dance style is called the “Pas de Deux” and it’s the first one every done on this show and they murdered it.

Choreographed by: Desmond Richardson