Graduation Sentimental Feelings

Hello beautiful people! Happy New and Unique year 2015 to you!
How has 2015 been so far, and how are you getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions? Would love to hear…

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There comes a day in everyone’s life when they make the final step into becoming an adult. Many can actually relate to this… There is a lot of symbolism created in this day. A simple square cap and gown creates the illusion that all the people going through it are similar. But then you see each of their faces and the way they take that walk and everyone is different.

A few are distinguished with colored ropes hung about their neck. I find the symbolism ironic. They worked so hard to be the best, I bet sometimes they thought about hanging themselves. But they receive the ropes as kind of a reminder that they can take that noose and use it as a trophy.

Then there is the simple piece of paper that represents the accomplishments of the past 4 years of their lives. 4 years, summed up on one piece of paper in an inexpensive folder. That’s some powerful stuff right there. Then to receive it from a man/woman that you probably haven’t ever talked to or known other than they make a lot of decisions that have affected the past 4 years.

It’s sort of like shaking hands with god and the devil at the same time. God is telling you that you have achieved so much and wishing you good luck. The Devil is telling you that you have to go out and face the real world, you better not screw it up.

Then there is the simple taste of moving a tassel from one side of a hat to the other. It’s like opening a door to an entire new world. Graduation represents moving from the sheltered life of higher institution into the real world. It’s a scary move, but one that everyone has to do…

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And I wouldn’t miss it for the world. God help me!

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That's true...

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Makeup And Your Face This Holiday Season

Hello beautiful people, compliments of the season to you and yours!
Welcome to my little world, you may agree with me that some women have a love/hate relationship with makeup. When applied correctly, it can transform your face, highlighting your best features while masking any shortcomings.

Unfortunately, it takes time to master tricky beauty products like liquid eyeliner and a full makeup routine can mean extra time in the bathroom. Yet, makeup provides an important service: improving your appearance but what do all the goops, gels, and products really do to your skin? And with so many skin types, skin conditions, and so many skin-care products touting miraculous results, how do you know which makeup is right for you this holiday season and beyond?

First, experiment; typically, makeup won’t cause a major disaster (some products can cause skin reactions, though those are rarely severe or long-lasting). If you have an adverse reaction, learn how your makeup is affecting your skin. That requires some self-education about your skin type and about the products you put on it – all things your dermatologist can help you with.

Allergic reactions to common cosmetic-product ingredients can come in two types: irritant contact dermatitis (an itching or burning reaction to a product irritating the skin), and allergic contact dermatitis (more of a “true” allergy to specific ingredients that results in swelling, itching, or blisters]. Substances, fragrances or preservatives in makeup and other skin-care products are typically the cause of adverse reactions.

Many people use makeup to cover acne and spots, but they should know that some products can actually cause pimples and other blemishes. If you are diligent about removing your makeup at the end of the day, or immediately after exercise, you are unlikely to have trouble. However, certain oils in many cosmetics can cause or worsen acne. This common type of acne, appropriately called acnecosmetica, is mild and characterised by blocked pores and reddened bumps on the chin, cheeks and forehead. Acne cosmetica occurs when oils from your makeup collect in and clog your pores, so thick liquid or cream products are often the culprits.

To reduce the risk of these reactions, become an avid reader of ingredients. Look for products that are labelled hypoallergenic (they are less likely to cause allergic reactions), noncomedogenic (less likely to block pores) and nonacnegenic (less likely to cause acne). Opt for makeup products that are fragrance- and oil-free — these ingredients are typically the most irritating to the skin.Facial masks and scrubs are effective for exfoliating and softening your skin, but most experts agree that they do little, if anything, to improve acne.

A gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type (oily, dry, or some combination) will do more to keep your face free of blemishes. If you develop any kind of reaction soon after you begin using a new makeup product, that is a major red flag. Stop using that particular product, and check with your dermatologist. With a good skin-care routine and quality products (remember, a little makeup usually goes a long way), you can help prevent negative reactions. Now you just need to find the extra time to apply.

Welcome To My Hood, Stranger!

Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?

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I currently live in a community mostly inhabited by university students… Well, there’s nothing here that is strange under the sun. Just that there are different kinds of people found in this hood – the good, the bad, and the annoying!

The good ones are there, never been in any altercation with anyone, nice to as many as they can, and are generally at peace with people. The bad ones are there carrying out all manners of antisocial vices.

Let’s take a peep into how things are run in the hood…

Hmmm! So much to write about where I live at the moment, but it breaks my heart that I do not get feedback from you my cherished reader. Please reward my efforts by commenting, I will love to hear from you…just tell me anything; how you’re spending your day, about your dog, just anything.

Annoying set of People You will Meet At an ATM In my neighbourhood.

Being in a long queue, hoping to use an ATM can be frustrating at times. Thanks to these characters who make it annoying and even funnier.

1. The guy that counts money before leaving the ATM for others.

2. The dude that knows he does not have a penny in his account, but hopes for a miracle. After wasting everybody’s time, ’insufficient balance’ will chase him away!

3. The guy that extends the Queue just to check his balance. You will be left wondering whether he does not receive alerts.

4. The guy that acts as if the world will end today. He goes to the ATM and you think he wants to withdraw his whole life savings. At a point people will start begging him to remain some cash in the ATM.

5. The dude that quarrels with the ATM. Even though the machine is prompting him that his pin is incorrect or card has expired. You will see him complaining or screaming at the ATM…. ‘Jeez! I used this card just this morning!’

6. That man/woman that just goes there and stand for almost 20minutes… When you go closer you discover the machine asked ‘do you wish to proceed? Yes or No? And the olodo person just did not press anything.

7. The instructor. Leaves the Queue to go and instruct another on how to operate the machine so he could automatically be the next person even when he’s not the next.

Hilarious or Annoying…. Welcome to my neighbourhood!

World Toilet Day! Have You Heard That Before?

Hello beautiful people, have you heard of World Toilet Day?

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Well, now you’ve heard. Today, November 19th, is the second annual World Toilet Day, it is recognized by the United Nations and the founding day of the World Toilet Organization was in 2001. Though it may sound like a comical issue, but it brings to light a serious global problem and a luxury many of us take for granted.

It is estimated that about 35% of the world, or 2.5 billion people, do not have access to toilets according to the World Toilet Organization 2013 Annual Report. According to the United Nations 14%, or 1 billion people, regularly defecate in the open air (no latrine, no privacy).

Where are those not using toilets living? Takepart published an infographic on this issue in April 2014 that describes the 16 countries where the most people lack proper sanitation, including but not limited to those who defecate in the open air:
India, 818 million people or 65% of the population.
China, 607 million people or 44% of the population.
Indonesia, 109 million people or 43% of the population.
Nigeria, 103 million people or 57% of the population.
Pakistan, 98 million people or 52% of the population.
Bangladesh, 75 million people or 48% of the population.
Ethiopia, 71 million people or 80% of the population.
Congo, 50 million people or 72% of the population.
Brazil, 39 million people or 19% of the population.
Tanzania, 32 million people or 68% of the population.
Kenya, 27 million people or 64% of the population.
Sudan, 27 million people or 73% of the population.
Philippines, 22 million people or 22% of the population.
Vietnam, 22 million people, or 24% of the population.
Ghana, 20 million people or 74% of the population.
Nepal, 20 million people or 71% of the population.

Did you know?
More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. Of the world’s seven billion people, six billion have mobile phones. However, only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines – meaning that 2.5 billion people, mostly in rural areas, do not have proper sanitation.

Quick Facts
World Toilet Day aims to promote public awareness of the need for adequate toilets to improve people’s health and save lives.

How about: protection of your personal health and increased personal safety.

One Way Street – New Time Machine, Liberation From The Past

Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/one-way-street/

 

 It happened one stormy morning of mid-February when I preferred to just stay at home. With this kind of weather, it is usually hard for me to leave my bed, enjoying the warmth beneath the blanket. So I just stayed in my bed, staring at the window and watching for the pouring rain… I love watching the rain. I didn’t have anyone to talk to, but I couldn’t help reminiscing my past. So I started to write all my resentments in a form of a letter…

 

Dear Past,

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I am writing you because I don’t have anybody to listen to me. I can’t help it anymore so I decided to confront you because I thought it was the right thing for me to do, since this is all between me and you.There are a lot of memories of you that are really worth remembering. I learned a lot from you during my happiest and saddest moments, during my richest and poorest days and my best and worst times. And I want to thank you for that.When you were still my “present”, of course I enjoyed every second, every minute, and every hour spent with you, stitching bad things and good things together, enjoying the freedom I had. What bothers me the most nowadays is that I feel that you did not totally let go of me. It is because you still seem to be controlling parts of my being. I am still disturbed by what I had already left behind when I made the changes in my life to be a better person.It seems that until now, you are still holding some pieces of me.

It often feels like you urge me to go back to find those pieces of my history and put them together to be whole again, so I could free myself from yesterday. I am not so happy with what is happening to me in the present. I think that you are the one causing me distress because it feels like you are pulling me backwards and keeping me from moving on.You are not making things any easier for me. I have already suffered too much for what I have done and maybe that is now enough to pay my lot.

Don’t you know that you are the main reason for my day-to-day anguish and lots of sleepless nights? Please stop haunting me… please let me go and find a better life. Please set me free….

To my amazement, I received an immediate response that read like this….
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Lyrical Lyrics – Beyonce’s Halo Always On My Lips

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory —what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind? DailyPost

Well, what comes quickly to my mind is Bey’s songs especially Halo – I can sing it the whole day…lol
One of the reasons I love Beyonce’s songs is because the lyrics are so easy to memorize, she’s a great singer that sings with passion; you can easily feel the emotion of the song in her voice, and body languages. In all, I love her songs because she’s not a fast singer and anyone can easily singer along with her as well as memorize the lyrics.

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Me... Doing Bey's Halo all day! lol

Beyonce’s Halo!
Remember those walls I built!
Oh, baby they’re tumbling down,
And they didn’t even put up a fight! They didn’t even make the sound!
I found a way to let you in, but I never really had a doubt standing in the light of your halo.
I gat  my angel now! It’s like I’ve been awakened,  every rule I had  you breaking!
It’s the risk that I’m taking… Ain’t never gonna shut you out!
Everywhere  I’m looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace!
Baby I can see your Halo!, you know you’re my saving grace!
You’re everything  I need n more, it’s written  al’over your face.
Baby I can feel your Halo, pray it won’t fade away! (do ur halo!)

Chorus
I can see your halo – halo! Halo!! Halo!!!
I can feel your halo -halo! Halo!! Halo!!!
I can see your halo – halo! Halo!! Halo!!!
Halo, Halo Halo uuuuuuh!

Hit me like a ray of sun burn into much darkest night,
You’re the only one that I want, think I’m addicted to your light!
I swear I’ll never fall again, but this don’t even feel like falling!
Gravity can forget to pull me back to the ground again!
It’s like I’ve been awakened,  every rule I had  you breaking!
It’s the risk that I’m taking… Ain’t never gonna shut you out!
Everywhere  I’m looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace!
Baby I can see your Halo!, you know you’re my saving grace!
You’re everything  I need n more, it’s written  al’over your face.
Baby I can feel your Halo, pray it won’t fade away! (do ur halo!)

‘Mysterious’ Rare Cloud Formation In Victoria, Australia

A Rare Fallstreak Hole Was Spotted Over Victoria, Australia, and Residents Were Stunned and Confused. When a hole opens in the sky above a town, the locals usually get a little freaked out.

 

 

 

 

 

A gap in the clouds known as a fallstreak hole formed early Monday afternoon in the state of Victoria, Australia, according to ABC.net. Residents posted numerous photos to their social media accounts to document the phenomenon before it faded.

A fallstreak hole is a circular or elliptical gap that can appear in high- to mid-level clouds,” said weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. “There are water droplets in the cloud that have yet to freeze, and once they do (when ice crystals are introduced), the water droplet freezes and grows. As it grows, it begins to fall and a hole is left behind.

Some witnesses to the event had another name for the formation – many just called it a “rapture” cloud in their social media commentary.

 

 

 

Congratulations Kelly Rowland On Your Patter Of Tiny Feet!

Kelly Rowland (former Destiny’s Child member) and her husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed their first child on Tuesday, Nov. 4, her rep confirms.
I heard she delivered a healthy boy at 1:30 p.m. PT, named Titan Jewell Witherspoon. The couple’s first child weighed in at 7.5 lbs.

Beautiful Kelly
Her friends shared this photo prior to Titan Jewell’s arrival. No photos of mother and child yet.

Congratulations Kelly!