Random Thought

It’s all so peaceful

And it’s also quiet,

Cause while my body’s at rest,

My mind is setting off on a quest.
Don’t know what to think,

About others or about my life

But I want to prepare and go the distance

And to prove to all those who have done me wrong that I am right!

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Women

Why?

Why take away a life

When she stood up for what was right?

Representing women

Who may one day be equal,

Why treat them unfairly,

When we see the hurt clearly?

Women are equal,

Women are fair and wise,

Cause they are God’s children

Through his and everybody’s eyes.

© 2015

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder – Should Difference Be The New Height of Fashion?

Living in the twenty-first century isn’t easy these days; despite the technology and the magazines, it’s not had to imagine that a lot children, teenagers and young adults are being excluded because they want to follow fashion. But is that the way to go? When fashion will dominate the entire world? What happen if bullying and isolation will rule the roost?

stop-bullying   Bullying is taking control over society.

We all know that bullying can change a person’s life, physically and emotionally. People bully others because they have been victims themselves and they think it is “cool” as a way to get attention. But, there are those who choose not to go down that road. These people are just completely isolated because they are act, think and life differently. But modern times, somehow, catches up to them.

I know a lot of people who are into magazines; they regularly read them and judge on celebrity’s body appearances and the clothes they wear. And because of this, there have been consequences; one person attempted to slim down and became dangerously anorexic. Last week, I was on my break and travelling on public transport when I saw a young mother. She had a toddler, who wore small gold hoop earrings and stylish clothes. Although she was having a blast while looking around the bus, I felt sad for her. It seems that children are growing up too fast these days. What happened to “enjoying being a kid”? I didn’t have my ear pierced until I was eighteen. When you read or even hear experiences like mine, it’s just an overreaction.

However, my worries about stories from strangers, friends and stories coming from yourself or mine are that they may become world issues. Will we no longer see inclusion again? What will happen to equality for all?

I’ve been a victim of bullying and I shamelessly read magazines. I’ve been ashamed of my appearance, including my body but now, I am not afraid any more. There was a story that I was told, years ago and remember today about something my grandmother said:

If you don’t like about the way you look, think about how lucky you are to have what you got because not many people do.

I heard that my grandmother was strict but, I think she was fair.

There are many people who have a disability, are deaf, blind, etc who wish to be “normal”, but, that word is so cliché. There’s no such thing as being a normal person because we’re all equal in different ways. You don’t need to wear make-up, just for the sake of it or have plastic surgery to attract younger people. You just need to be yourself because it will get you far in this world and who knows, one day you can make a change.

]PJO   Everyone is a rainbow.

Difference and inner beauty is the new trend and height of fashion. 🙂    

WAITING FOR A RAINBOW – 1ST MARCH 2015

Bucket List – Things To Do Before I Turn 21

Glastonbury

  1. Visit Versailles ^
  2. Take a Photography Course
  3. Learn to Play the Guitar
  4. Publish Something (!)
  5. Host a Dinner Party – and Invite People (!)
  6. Have a Portrait Painted (or in this case, photographed)
  7. Learn a Foreign Language
  8. Be An Extra in a Film/Television Program
  9. Do My Own Laundry (!)
  10. Get a Move On With My Driving (!)
  11. Be a Zoo Keeper For A Day
  12. Be More Charitable
  13. Volunteer To Help
  14. Go Somewhere Unfamiliar
  15. Sing karaoke
  16. Go 24 Hours Without Technology
  17. Watch A Sunset
  18. Be Brave
  19. Create a Dream Home – For When I Move Out (Goodness Knows How Long It’ll Be)
  20. Plan An Awesome 21st Birthday Party (!)

“We all change, in some point of our lives. But change can be a good thing, if we learn to make the right choices.”

February 2015

 


Sunday 1st March

 

Remember how I said I wished that I could take my own advice? Last month, I’ve been trying to be more brave and mature.

Since the New Year, I had been ditched by most of my peers, for no reason. (It has made me feel sad, confused and angry.)So to prevent this,I have been mixing, mingling, speaking, and spending time with my close friends and spending time on my own.

Change has come within me too; lately, I had difficulty with a girl I know. For months, I’ve been afraid to say, “No” or explain my feelings; instead, I would make up excuses. Although I was powerless to tell the truth, I feel guilty and ashamed of myself. So, I had discussions with my parents and learning monitor, I’ve decided to say ‘no’ or give each other personal space if I have any future difficulties with her.

Song #1 – Wide Awake by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZsD1aOgy0

This song explains my difficulties and my realisation; that I have to learn and face them alone.

On the second week of February, I was ill in bed with a bug and I was off for a few days. Meanwhile, it’d been snowing; the snow wasn’t deep and it melted in the afternoon. By the third week, the bug was gone but my cough wasn’t. I still have it. Also, I realised that Valentine’s Day was coming up and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Song #2 – SAD (Single Awareness Day) by Joseph Vincent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ0U8rYNWzQ

This song explains what I was going through before Valentine’s Day, as I had no date for the day; or so I thought…

On Valentine’s morning, I woke up to find my Dad, giving me a single red rose. It was sweet of him; he didn’t have to. Normally, he gives a bunch of roses to Mum and allows me to pick one from the bunch. However, this year was different and I am extremely grateful. During the day, I went shopping with A and in the evening, my parents and I went out to dinner with I and his parents. The restaurant we went to was Likya in Golders Green, London. When we arrived, I and I exchanged Valentine’s Day cards (as friends) and I gave me a small bunch of roses. It was the best Valentine’s Day I’ve had in a long time and the food was incredible, but the portions were large, like the Oblix.

Then last night, I attended a birthday party; one of my closet friends, D was celebrating his 21st birthday. The party was fantastic; D had planned it since October and my goodness, he did really well. The party was set in a church hall and there were lots of things to do; throughout the evening, we had Jazz music, performed by a live band involving D’s family, friends and school students. They got the whole room dancing on the floor and moving in a conga lines. Also, there were party games and everyone were was inclusive. In the middle of the party, however, I saw ‘Mr Wrong’. I wasn’t sure if I was going to stay until the end, but, I thought, I don’t care; it’s D’s party and I’m going to have a good time. So, I danced, played ‘pop the poppers’ and played with the balloon with my friends. I couldn’t have been more proud and happy. I really enjoyed the party; it was the best one ever.

One night, I told my parents about my experiences and how brave I was, when I take sensible actions and try new things. And the truth is, I’m not ashamed to say it. It has taken me awhile to accept a part of myself, but I feel good.

Song #3 – Happy by Pharrell Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH4YiSH0Vks

This song explains my freedom, as a single woman and being happy about everything!

Lately, I’ve been publishing write articles, short stories, song lyrics and poetry on my blog. I’ve been surprised as I now have followers from the States, France, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Mexico, and Canada and of course, the United Kingdom.I’ve been amazed and surprised by all of this and on a personal note, I would to thank everyone. So far, it’s been a truly amazing journey. My followers’ blogs are pretty amazing; everyone is talented in their own right and I cannot wait to meet more.

Song #4 – You’re The Voice by John Farnham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLTavGj9hxg

This song explains my time on my blog and planning ahead for March. 

Also, I’ve been fantasizing over a dream holiday to Africa. A lot of people in my family know that I have always want to go there. My learning monitor, who is from Africa, said to me that if I believe in something, keep an open-mind about it and plan ahead, because it may come true. So, I’ve decided to write a list of things I need to do before I go to Africa.

Things to Do to Make My Trip to Africa a Reality

  1. Do research – books, Internet, you name it!
  1. Be more independent – go on more buses, ask things by myself
  1. Save money and make a budget
  1. Create a plan – Where do I want to go? How long do I want to stay? Who should I go with?
  1. Read about the diseases in Africa and look on the NHS website for information on vacations

Goodness knows when it’ll happen, but I’m determined not to give up and just go for it!

Until then, I just going to plan, plan, plan while studying and perform. At this moment, I’m in the process of performing 12 Angry Men in less than two weeks. I guess, we have to wait and see.  

Racial Stereotype Monologue

Note: This is a monologue I wrote for Drama school. Last term, my class were focusing on including and excluding subjects that the world suffers and in our spare time, we were asked to research and send information that are either inclusive or excluding. I’ve chosen many subjects and some, I’ve written in articles and two monologues. This is my second monologue I have posted online; hope you enjoy it. 🙂  

People believe what they hear. Every day, it’s all the stories are the same – in the papers, on the television and when we have a conversation. These are all rumours, lies… No stereotypes!

There are different racial stereotypes all over the world – Native Americans like gambling, Arabs and Muslims are terrorists, Jews are greedy, etc. The list goes on but what about the people behind the stereotypes?

Some of them are hated, sneered at and abandoned. Why? It’s all down to these bad stereotypes; there is no such thing as a good stereotype because people say negative things about other people’s races. However, no one explains the truth about racial stereotypes. The truth is always hidden; we are all afraid. But, what if the truth can’t always be hidden?

If you look around the room, and especially the person sitting next to you, you’ll see that everyone is different.  If we are all the same it would be boring, wouldn’t it? Not all girls are rubbish at sports. Not all Irish people are drunks. And not all elderly people behave like children.

We still have a lot to learn; we don’t need to keep these stereotypes going. We need to learn, allow others to achieve to see what they can do and integrate with each other.

So, ask yourself; is there anyone who has stereotyped you?

© 2015

Waiting For A Rainbow – 1st March 2015

Bucket List – Things To Do Before I Turn 21

Glastonbury

  1. Visit Versailles ^
  2. Take a Photography Course
  3. Learn to Play the Guitar
  4. Publish Something (!)
  5. Host a Dinner Party – and Invite People (!)
  6. Have a Portrait Painted (or in this case, photographed)
  7. Learn a Foreign Language
  8. Be An Extra in a Film/Television Program
  9. Do My Own Laundry (!)
  10. Get a Move On With My Driving (!)
  11. Be a Zoo Keeper For A Day
  12. Be More Charitable
  13. Volunteer To Help
  14. Go Somewhere Unfamiliar
  15. Sing karaoke
  16. Go 24 Hours Without Technology
  17. Watch A Sunset
  18. Be Brave
  19. Create a Dream Home – For When I Move Out (Goodness Knows How Long It’ll Be)
  20. Plan An Awesome 21st Birthday Party (!)

“We all change, in some point of our lives. But change can be a good thing, if we learn to make the right choices.”

February 2015

 


Sunday 1st March

 

Remember how I said I wished that I could take my own advice? Last month, I’ve been trying to be more brave and mature.

Since the New Year, I had been ditched by most of my peers, for no reason. (It has made me feel sad, confused and angry.)So to prevent this,I have been mixing, mingling, speaking, and spending time with my close friends and spending time on my own.

Change has come within me too; lately, I had difficulty with a girl I know. For months, I’ve been afraid to say, “No” or explain my feelings; instead, I would make up excuses. Although I was powerless to tell the truth, I feel guilty and ashamed of myself. So, I had discussions with my parents and learning monitor, I’ve decided to say ‘no’ or give each other personal space if I have any future difficulties with her.

On the second week of February, I was ill in bed with a bug and I was off for a few days. Meanwhile, it’d been snowing; the snow wasn’t deep and it melted in the afternoon. By the third week, the bug was gone but my cough wasn’t. I still have it. Also, I realised that Valentine’s Day was coming up and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

On Valentine’s morning, I woke up to find my Dad, giving me a single red rose. It was sweet of him; he didn’t have to. Normally, he gives a bunch of roses to Mum and allows me to pick one from the bunch. However, this year was different and I am extremely grateful. During the day, I went shopping with A and in the evening, my parents and I went out to dinner with I and his parents. The restaurant we went to was Likya in Golders Green, London. When we arrived, I and I exchanged Valentine’s Day cards (as friends) and I gave me a small bunch of roses. It was the best Valentine’s Day I’ve had in a long time and the food was incredible, but the portions were large, like the Oblix.

Then last night, I attended a birthday party; one of my closet friends, D was celebrating his 21st birthday. The party was fantastic; D had planned it since October and my goodness, he did really well. The party was set in a church hall and there were lots of things to do; throughout the evening, we had Jazz music, performed by a live band involving D’s family, friends and school students. They got the whole room dancing on the floor and moving in a conga lines. Also, there were party games and everyone were was inclusive. In the middle of the party, however, I saw ‘Mr Wrong’. I wasn’t sure if I was going to stay until the end, but, I thought, I don’t care; it’s D’s party and I’m going to have a good time. So, I danced, played ‘pop the poppers’ and played with the balloon with my friends. I couldn’t have been more proud and happy. I really enjoyed the party; it was the best one ever.

One night, I told my parents about my experiences and how brave I was, when I take sensible actions and try new things. And the truth is, I’m not ashamed to say it. It has taken me awhile to accept a part of myself, but I feel good.

Lately, I’ve been publishing write articles, short stories, song lyrics and poetry on my blog. I’ve been surprised as I now have followers from the States, France, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Mexico, and Canada and of course, the United Kingdom.I’ve been amazed and surprised by all of this and on a personal note, I would to thank everyone. So far, it’s been a truly amazing journey. My followers’ blogs are pretty amazing; everyone is talented in their own right and I cannot wait to meet more.

Also, I’ve been fantasizing over a dream holiday to Africa. A lot of people in my family know that I have always want to go there. My learning monitor, who is from Africa, said to me that if I believe in something, keep an open-mind about it and plan ahead, because it may come true. So, I’ve decided to write a list of things I need to do before I go to Africa.

Things to Do to Make My Trip to Africa a Reality

  1. Do research – books, Internet, you name it!
  1. Be more independent – go on more buses, ask things by myself
  1. Save money and make a budget
  1. Create a plan – Where do I want to go? How long do I want to stay? Who should I go with?
  1. Read about the diseases in Africa and look on the NHS website for information on vacations

Goodness knows when it’ll happen, but I’m determined not to give up and just go for it!

Until then, I just going to plan, plan, plan while studying and perform. At this moment, I’m in the process of performing 12 Angry Men in less than two weeks. I guess, we have to wait and see.