Being that I am a MJ fan for life….the Weeknd did his thing on this track. Enjoy
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I’ve been working on a poem to my unborn daughter because I look forward to becoming a mother one day and I’m excited to raise a well-rounded, intelligent bunch of babies :) Here’s a little taste of it…feel free to comment.
If I should have a daughter, I would show her that the world is her Oyster.
Nothing is more valuable than her knowledge of the world
Not what sits between her thighs because I need her to stand on her own.
Make her memorize poetry…you know…the original rap
Having her spitting her own lyrics over tight beats because I need her to be creative.
Teach her how to whip up a pie or simply bake brownies
Layer lasagna, slow cook gumbo because I want her to be self-sufficient.
If I should have a daughter, I shall name her Beautiful
On her worst days, I want her to feel like a Queen because she is.
I would teach her it’s okay to cry and show emotion,
Men call it hormonal but, I need her to be human.
I’ll teach her manners…to speak when spoken to….to apologize when she has done something wrong.
But to never ever apologize for who she is, how she feels and for what she wants, I want her proud.
Copyright(C) 2011 All Rights Reserved
I posted my Hello 2012 blog a bit prematurely. Let me try this again…but with a little more zen :)
This year I want to do things a bit differently.
1. I’m going to stop living in the past and the future and start focusing on the here and now. Many people overlook what is currently happening in their lives…daydreaming and skip right over the good (and the bad) that is unfolding. Instead of dreading something that will happen in the near future, focus on how you feel at this exact moment and enjoy it. What if tomorrow never comes, you are going to regret these wasted moments that were granted to you RIGHT NOW.
2. Put down the electronics. I am terrible at this. Really. Really. Terrible. I love my Siri, I love my iphone. I love my Sony Reader but, I noticed that the when I spend more time on these devices, I am less connected to the real world. I had to take a step back and ask myself, do I really need all these electronics? Honestly…no. Ok ok I do need my iphone. It keeps me on schedule better than any day planner and saves phone numbers and photos like nobody’s business. Everything else, I can live without. What I really want to do is nuture the most important relationships in my life and focus on being a better friend, daughter, girlfriend, etc. Stop texting and pick up the phone. Its nothing like hearing a loved one’s laughter or having a heart to heart with a good friend. Stop emailing and write a letter. It seems more personal and heart felt. Read an actual book. Learn something new. Its a new year….try something new.
A new year…a new me. Ok ok thats bull shit. It’s still Chani…just a little older, a little wiser and just a little more motivated to get my shit together.
2011 was a rough year for me…let me take that back. It was a challenging year. There’s a difference. I kicked ass on my thesis to complete my Masters program…I turned 28 (which scares the shit outta me), and 2011 challenged me emotionally as well. Some of my friends turned into strangers. This tends to happen sometimes but, its happening now more than ever. Is it me? Am I doing something wrong? But when I look back on 2011, I didn’t do anything differently. Like I said before, I’m still Chani.
Needless to say, 2012 will kick ass! This year…I will focus more on ME and if you don’t fit in my friend….well…..you just don’t. I’m more aware of me now than ever before. I know what I want and I’m not afraid to obtain it. I’m ready to see more of the world, learn new languages and get myself in the position to pay off these student loans like nobody’s business, I want to eat better (lay off all of that beer and wings) and get my health in order, and maybe I could work on being a better friend.
I ended 2011 beautifully spending time with the boo, drinking wine, and dancing that awful Flo-Rida song…but, I had fun. That’s all that matters, right? The next 2 days….meh…I will those few days “Recovery.”
Coldplay in DC Sunday, July 8, 2012! Get your ticketsssssss!
Oh yes and I can’t forget how Les Nubian’s opening act, Jazz Singer Akua Allrich sent chills up my spine when she covered “Misunderstood” by Nina Simone. Here’s “Hard to Get” by Akua Allrich…allow her to melt all your heartache away….
Les Nubians “AfroDance”
Last night, We [me & boo] checked out Les Nubians at the Black Cat DC. I knew of their music and their sound but, I had no idea they could put on a show like this. It was the best $25 I’ve spent in a while. These 2 beautiful sisters, originally from Paris, sung from the bottom of their feet…although, they sang in French….it sounded so beautiful……they didn’t lose the audience’s attention whatsoever. The band was spectacular…the background vocalists were perfection and their was so much love in the room. The experience was an unforgettable one. Now, I feel like I need to go learn French! I’ll be sure to post some of their music/videos throughout the day.