It’s 3:27am and I’m awake. In three minutes the 87th Academy Awards will be live on TV. I jump out of bed, head-towards the living room, flop on the couch and turn on the TV. It’s funny how I struggle to wake up at 6:00am for work or gym but when it comes to awards … Continue reading Oscars, Diversity and 3am Mornings
About a week ago, after taking out my weave, I sat in a hair salon contemplating what style to do next. Weave? Braids? Long? Short? Colour two (which is black for those who don’t know) or colour four (brown, my natural hair colour). As the debate went on in my mind, I gazed up at … Continue reading For the love of the fro
I’m sitting here listening to Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra. From years of classical training in flute and playing in school bands and orchestras, my mind understands the technical aspects of the piece. Crescendo; diminuendo. Solo; tutti. Adagio; allegro. It deciphers which instruments are playing at any given time and anticipates what’s … Continue reading Music is but a Conversation Between Likened Hearts
A month ago 32 teams, from around the world, traveled to Brazil with one purpose: to win the Soccer World Cup and take selfies with the golden trophy. Last night, it all came to an end when Germany’s Mario Götze scored the winning goal, in extra time, against Argentina. I wouldn’t call myself a hard-core … Continue reading World Cup Over, Now What?
Last week I had a great opportunity to travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It’s winter and the weather forecast predicted thundershowers for the entire week I was there. So I arrived wearing jeans, a long sleeve black top, a scarf, pumps and a rain jacket. But when I stepped off the cool air-conditioned plane … Continue reading Dar es Salaam, The City of Contrasts
We all have a Happy Song that can instantly turn any day into an amazing one filled with sunshine and roses. Pluto, by DJ Clock Ft Beatenberg, is one of those songs for me. It’s my jam… with butter : ) Play it any day at anytime and I’ll just start dancing. Continue reading My Happy Song
Sale season has just ended and I feel I wasn’t fully prepared. Sales are definitely not pretty seasonal-events where everyone is polite and you get what you want. It’s a battle; and if you don’t come prepared you’ll leave with absolutely nothing. Step 1: Map the Place The first thing you have to do is … Continue reading The Sale: Survival Guide