Sunday, 23 September 2007

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

~ Denis Watley

Today, I decided to plan the course I wanted my life to take. Thoughts had been lingering in my mind for years but only on this day did I realise the time for me to commence my stride towards my destination has come. Will I make it? Is it a right choice?

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Focus? Not the best of my qualities. Too many involvements, too many commitments, too many things on my mind. By focusing on my goal, am I supposed to abandon the other things in my life that are of value and priority? Does my lack of focus mean I'm negligent of my goals?

Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. If you could see them clearly, naturally you could do a great deal to get rid of them but you can't. You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

~ Kathleen Norris

Never before have I felt so lost and insecure. What happens after graduation? Who do I please? My parents or myself? They say they want what's best for me, which I totally agree. Is this a hurdle? Can I jump over it? Or more difficulty, pass through it? Maybe I should be patient! All is not lost. Follow my parents now, and when I am free in the future, I shall choose my own path.

I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.

~ Somerset Maugham

Que sera, sera. What ever will be, will be. So many things I regret. Is it too late?

A part of me rejoices: Unconsciously, my actions have been influenced by the goals i have only realised now. I have even gained CV points along the line without knowing. Did these actions influence my decisions? Maybe, Maybe not, I am thankful....

A part of me regrets: If I had sat to think abut my life before now, maybe I would have made a difference. If I had thought of all this earlier, would things really have been different? If I wasn't such a child maybe I would have been more certain about my future.

So I subliminally say to myself... No time for regrets hun, just actions. One step at a time, no matter what, I will make it...Oh yes I will!

Friday, 14 September 2007

Pre-Ramadan Everything!

It's that time of the year again! Been looking forward to it since God knows when! For those of us that don't know, it's the obligatory fasting period for all Muslims around the world. Most people in Naija started on Wednesday, but in my corner of the world...FriDaY!!! Hehe, two extra days to prepare....Oh and the good thing is, now in my part of the world it's SPRING! So the weather won't be to harsh on our poor souls :) So what have I been up to? I have a week off Uni and I have been having as much fun as I possibly can before I plunge into the books once again...and Of course, preparing for the fasting month...

Pre Ramadan Movies

Chak De! India: I love love love this movie! It had been a while since I went to see a Bollywood flick and I was so excited to see Shah Rukh once again but man, knowing it was a sporty movie I didnt expect it to be this good! I have always known and admired the diversity in India. I knew they have tribalism and caste issues but I didn't know it was just as bad as we have it in Naija - if not worse. Definitely a must see. It's a motivational, feminist and anti-tribalism movie, definitely my type.
Hairspray: It only opened yesterday where I am and I wasted no time, I had to see it right away. I loved every minute of it...didnt think that Zack Efron was that great tho. I preferred Seaweed (Elijah Kelley). John Travolta definitely makes a better woman than he does a man. Twas so nice to see Amanda Bynes after so long. Her acting was so nostalgic I half expected her to go "Amanda Please" in some of the scenes... but she didnt. Most of all I loved Nikky Blonsky! Such a happy person, she reminds of a friend Comfy from high school...I still catch myself humming "Good Morning Baltimore" and "You can't stop the Beat." I'm so going to get the DVD when it comes out...need to learn some of those 60s moves!
Pre Ramadan Shopping!

I had promised to lay off the shopping for a while...need to save some $$$ to buy that vintage guitar I have been eyeing or that lovely Balenciaga bag that has been beckoning from David Jones' windows. But trust Nine West and Novo to make you break your shopping ban! Those shoes looked so fine I had to be mad to not get at least a pair! Plus the price was really reasonable it shouldn't handicap my budget too much. Love the Red and Black check...

Also needed to re-stock on make-up... I use Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse and am I the only one that thinks I have been ripped off? The quality is great but man, how little is the content in that tub? It looks like it is full of the mousse but the glass is bloated and makes it look much fuller than it actually is... I feel cheated. I decided to change mascara to Maybelline XXL and being a L'oreal customer I had never used that Microfibre technology thingy. Don't know if I like it very much....especially the first coat, WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE WHITE? Makes it look as if I have grey hair on my lashes... I have always wondred how Jaguar and them Papi Luwe on Lagos Na Wa used to have grey hair on their brows and lashes and now I have an answer....Maybe it's Maybelline? Hmmm, also makes me batt my lashes a bit too much....I only have to manage until it finishes... Oh I also got this really nice clutch bag to go with the shoes! Yipppeeee! I noticed I have been matching red and black a bit too much in my wardrobe....dunno if it's a good idea...I can imagine pple in Naija going "Are you a Cultist?" lol

Pre Ramadan FooooooooooD!

It's official, Every Ramadan I gain 1 or 2 Kgs because of all the good food you get to break your fast with....but not this year! I am going to cut down on eating out and going to invest on fruits (Went to the grocery store and got 2 kilos of Mandarins and Oranges....well I also got choc chip cookies but thats not the point). I will eat out but not as much as last year. Maybe just once a week....I hope. So I decided to go to my favorite Japanese restaurant to get my precious Chicken Karaage ..... mmmmm.....

Pre Ramadan Verakai?

The Verakai: Cirque Du Soleil is also in my part of the world right now and I really wanted to go and see it but I just couldn't get my hands on those tickets!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! I heard very good reviews about this particular Cirque Du soleil and I really really really don't wanna miss it. Good thing they're in town until october but even then.....I WANT IT NOW!

Pre Ramadan Vanity

What is wrong with me? I basically just got myself all dolled up for Ramadan... maybe it's cos I have been on an all time low these days...really really stressed from Uni. So Retail Therapy really helps relieve the stress and so does dressing up...When you look good, you feel good! I need anything toup my spirit right now. For the first time in six weeks i actually have time for myself...Might as well enjoy it before it goes away.

Now I can confidently say, In true spongebob fashion...

Friday, 7 September 2007

So you think you can Dance?

Being a reality TV junkie, you bet I love this show. Since I am the worst dancer in the history of dancers in the world of dance, I have no choice but to watch from the sidelines and support other dancers. Shame in my part of the world it's being aired really late...We only just finished Vegas week of season 3. I cheated. I checked wikipedia to see the winner and I am a bit err...disappointed. I really wanted Hokuto to win...Dat dude is just wow! Not too bad for a Japanese dancer! Anyways, his Audition clip from season 1 to season 3...enjoy!

I also Like that popping Phillip Chbeeb guy. Too bad he didnt make it very far...I hope he's doing well now!

Am I the only one that hates the Female Judge's laughter? Gosh it's so annoying! No control at all, I mean get a grip! You are in public!

*Update:: Little Miss Lazy just wrote a new poem! Click here*