Challenges, General, Happyness, Personal, Women

8 Things Every Happy Woman Should Have

Dragging this out of my drafts…

Veering off my 100 things that make me happy because I saw this post on here that led me here.

A go-to drink.

White Wine

A go-to Karaoke song. 

my friend had karaoke for her birthday recently where I butchered L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole with my horrible voice that cannot carry a tune.
A uniform.

Tee + Denim is a staple

A hair stylist they love. 

I got to Curl Bar and I’ve had my hair done by all three women and I am in love. I am totally confident that I’ve found the one place I can go to and always leave satisfied with my wallet feeling lighter than I want as they’re worth it.
An exercise routine. 

I bike in the summer and I like to think that's the only form of exercise I can stand

I bike in the summer and I like to think that’s the only form of exercise I can stand

A hobby.  

I love taking pictures. I always strive to take pictures in manual mode

I love taking pictures. I always strive to take pictures in manual mode

 A best friend. 

I like to think the people I surround myself with are the best friends I could possibly have or wish for at the moment.
 A healthy sense of self.

I may be crazy but all the best people are

I try to remind myself to celebrate who I am daily which may explain why I would randomly burst into a dance at odd moments

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General, Mediums, Music, Women

My love for Monae

In case you don’t know, I’m referring to Janelle Monáe; I am a huge fan and she’s one of my girl crushes. Here’s 5 reasons why I love her, in no specific order:

1. She introduced me to fun.

I only listened to fun.’s “We Are Young” because Janelle was featuring. I was able to discover fun. and I love them separately for the artists they are.

2. She show how amazing uniformity can be

She wear black and white almost all the time (I say almost because there are pictures of her in colors). Regardless of how often she wears b&w there almost always a spin or twist to it.

Janelle Monae

3. She’s weird and a rebel

 

4. Have you heard her music?

Mind-blowing right?

5. Cyborgs, Andriods (not the software)… need  I say more?

 

I got tickets to watch her perform next month and I so cannot wait!

 

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Daily Prompt, General, Prose, Women

Flip Flop and marriage

Arranged 22/7

Today is my wedding day. I am not your typical bride and I am still unsure about the wedding/marriage.

This is an arranged marriage.

Now depending on who you are and what part of the world you originate from, my previous statement may have shocked you. Yes! It is 2013 and yes there are still arranged marriages. I may attempt to take a modernist approach and say I asked my parent to arrange my marriage. I did not. I could tell you that it is not technically arranged since I have known soon to be husband – calling him my husband feels weird so I’ll stick with his name, Samuel – since I was a kid.

Samuel’s family and my family have been friends for the longest time. When we were younger, our families will joke about Sam and I as husband and wife. Everyone took it as a joke till three months ago.

Sam’s family moved out of the neighborhood when I was nine. His father got a new government job in a different province. They kept the house in my neighborhood, leasing it out and only every came back twice in the past 15 years; first when Sam’s grandmother died seven years ago and last year when Sam’s dad retired.

So far I have omitted something which is that Sam and I stayed friends. He once spend his holidays with my family and I traveled with them on one of their numerous boat cruises in Europe. If we stay friends why did Sam not propose to me? why have the marriage arranged? I asked him that and here’s what he said with paraphrasing by me.

He does not love me but he is willing to try. He is at a point in his life where he feels he should settle down with a wife and have kids in the next five years. He considered his past relationships and figured out what he wanted in his future wife; a girl who his family like and he could be friends with. He thought about me and spoke to his parents who spoke to my parents, three months down the line and here we are.

Another thing I omitted is I had no intentions of ever getting married. Now, I could ask you to wish me luck in my marriage but I am marrying Sam who is first a friend to me.


Please bear with me at my poor attempt to capture the idea of arranged marriages; there was a lot more I wanted to express but skipped. This is also submitted to the Daily Prompt. I’ve always thought arranged marriages impede on free will and now I really don’t have an opinion again because of the perspective I’ve tried to show through my character.

Image via Andre|Flickr

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Women

Assault me

A girl shared a little bit of her story about how she got physically assaulted. Looking at her, I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t want to tell her sorry because it wasn’t my fault and I doubt if that would have helped. This got me thinking that we may not be able to look at her the same way again.

Recently, there’s been hassles about girls getting assaulted based on the way they dressed. But this girl was a jewish looking girl so explain to me why she was assaulted! I can’t explain how it is related to the quote without divulging details so I digress.

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Politics, Women

Razzle dazzle

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I think I get where Feminist are coming from. The idea that the world should stop being patriarchal and start seeing women as people.

The only problem is the ideology largely perpetuated is by radicals. The notion that women are equal to men and a feminist that marries a dude is a hypocrite. Plu-ease!

Where do I agree? Obviously women are actually people. Would a dude in his right mind want to really get intimate with anything other than a person? Duh!

I do not like the idea of a woman naked to get really sexy but a guy? oh no! why should he? He just needs to stay in his shorts and show his abs as distraction.

No! I don’t really want to see his privates. I just don’t want the girl to have to show hers.

NO! I am not a feminist!

Seriously though, I think it is pretty obvious that women are people and they need to be recognized. That is not rocket science!

Razzle Dazzle? Watch Chicago

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General, Music, Videos, Women

Ultimate troll?

People forget that they were created to be perfectly themselves. Not to fit anybody’s standard or the status quo.

America’s university fees are ridiculous. I knew they were expensive but I didn’t know it was that bad.

I don’t know how true this is but here it goes:

Apple sued Samsung for patent violations on its devices. They won  (big shocker) so Samsung is required to pay over $1 billion. The CEO of Samsung decides to send the money to Apple and since the payment method was not specified, Apple would be getting the money in 5cent coins delivered by trucks to its HQ.

I love Apple and all but Samsung’s payment method is just beyond silly and into awesome! So I tell my friend and I was told the story isn’t true, I choose to believe this right now.

 

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