Monday, September 24, 2012

Martin & Gina - Chilligan's Island

Jarid and I were hanging out at Justin and Nicole's house yesterday, and Nicole brought up this throwback episode of Martin. We were all in the living room, ROLLIN. I thought I'd share this with everyone for a nice Monday laugh lol

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Debussy - Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque (Crossley)

Jarid sent this to me yesterday. My day was so hectic that I didn't really get a chance to listen to it. Today, my head is on migraine mode and this is really soothing.... especially towards the end. I thought I'd share it with everyone.

It's classical piano. Open your mind to new things :)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

#AmericanRasta Mixtape - Jahn Q. Publaq

You guys have to check out the #AmericanRasta mixtape on I just finished listening to it and love the versatility of it. You go from Rasta flavor to hip hop, then back to a classic reggae feel again. My favorite tracks are:

3. American Rasta
4. Wear Ya Crown
5. I Gotchu
8. Survivor
9. Swerve
11. Break Us Down
13. Watch Dem
15. BMB <-- what's that a bonus track? lol you took it back to the beat box!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

[Random Useful Knowledge] Health benefits of chrysanthemum tea

I've been watching a lot of documentaries on Netflix about food and its got be looking at things a little differently. I've been wanting to take things to a more organic level because a lot of the "food" we're consuming these days is slowly killing us. I have a lot of herbs in my kitchen because I'm very interested in making beneficial teas that can cure me if I eve have an ailment. Last Thursday, Jess was over and we came up with a tea for general well being. We blended just the right amount and sweetened it with honey.... it was bangin. I made it again the next night. Anyway, up until that evening, I thought a particular herb that I had was chamomile, when it was really chrysanthemum. I got it in China, so the translation must have been off.

Today I was curious about the health benefits of chrysanthemum so that I can incorporate it into my future blends. I was amazed at what I found. Chrysanthemum is not among the popular herbs because not very many people know about it.  The flower is caffeine free so its free from side effects like anxiety, tension, irritation, nervousness, and confusion.

Here are the health benefits. I found about 23 so far:
  • detoxifies the blood
  • helps with sinus congestion
  • regulates high blood pressure
  • helps calm the nerves
  • restrains the growth of bacteria in the body
  • relief from influenza
  • treats heart stroke, due to its cooling effect
  • facilitates digestion when drunk with meals
  • strengthens lungs
  • relieves head congestion
  • improves vision
  • improves hearing
  • cools your body temperature
  • anti-viral 
  • helps treat pimples and acne
  • can treat discomfort of high temperature like headache, slight toothache, and throbbing nerves and gums 
  • detoxes the liver
  • lowers cholesterol
  • helps treatment of coronary artery disease, blocked arteries, and even varicose veins
  • helps alert the senses and rejuvenates the brain
  • calms the nerves; helps ease giddiness
  • sore throat relief
  • relief from eye redness, itchiness, dryness, and dark spots
Here's my chrysanthemum stash lol --

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

[Music Video] Kevonna Rose - Can't Find the Words

I just LOVE her voice!! Great job with this video production Vinnie. You're very talented and I'm confident that your big opportunity is near :)

Make sure to check out Kevonna Rose on Facebook: Kevonna Rose 

And don't forget to follow Vinnie Allen (@vinniesbrain), as well as subscribe to his youtube channel (GoodWill Films) and Facebook for more of his videos. If anyone need a Videographer, he's the man!

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My beautiful nieces :)

Like a proud aunt, I want to show off my nieces and how much they've grown over the years. Low key, I wish they would stop growing. I can remember when they were both little babies. The years really do fly by. It's unbelievable. I get so many pics and hardly get to show anyone... so here they are :)

Yanna and Gavi!

  Gavi pouting. Poor baby...
 Yanna looking up the latest trends. She's my little fashionista
I went to visit my sister and Gavi a few weeks ago. She was unbraiding her hair by herself. Growing too fast...
Gotta love the brick wall shoots lol. I would wear this outfit 

First day of school
 Gavi and her new bike. Safety first :)
Yanna's grown now. She poses better than me lol

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Artwork by Stephen Wilshire - amazing

He's got a gift. I think its so amazing that he's able to do all of this from memory and considers it "easy".... crazy. I put more of his work below...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Talk White (Remix)" - Malik-16, Redhead, & Bobby

Congratulations on your (distributor) signing Redhead!! Keep living your dream!

Make sure you follow him: @RedheadPG 

Stephen Redhead's songs are available on iTunes, Amazon, Myer, Rhapsody, Virgin Mega, Pandora, Last fm, and pretty much everywhere to purchase! The video will be on Vevo soon, so look out for it and support.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Blackberry pics 9/7

In one of the bathrooms in a Chinese airport.... why are the seat liners outside of the stall, near the sinks?
New development
On the way to the airport, we had to meet up with a few of the developers about one of the prototypes. We were really pulled over on the side of the highway in the rain lol
They came with a note taker and everything!
Ang and Jess outside of Cracker Barrel
I haven't seen this snack since college! If you know me, you know that I'm a snack connoisseur.... and this is one of my recommendations. 
This too!
Some cupcakes from Jessica's bday

You can't really see it well from the photo, but this lizard had acid green spots. It was pretty cool. Jess and I saw this after doing some shopping in Vegas.
Cowboys game! I think this might have been my first football game. The stadium was packed and it was still pre-season. Dallas has some SERIOUS fans.
This is on my bucketlist. I want to do a race/walk for a cause. If anyone knows about any in NY or Philly, let me know! I think it would be cool to form a team.

I just noticed they opened this place right off of 5th avenue. I have to check it out soon.
4 years of walking down this block and I've never noticed a 6-1/2 avenue .. why? lol

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

"We cannot turn to anybody else to tell us..."

CommuniTee Fashion Camp

My big cousin, Shaunda, hosted a Fashion camp in New Haven a couple weeks ago. It was fun to get involved and I'm happy to see that these kids have such an interest in creativity and fashion at such a young age. I also got a chance to Skype with them and chat for a few minutes while I was in the office. 

I'm really impressed with their artwork that came out of the campers. I hope you guys had fun! Keep creating!

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