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Zya Felix

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A few years ago, I did a post on the Zya Felix purse collection. Well, that was a few years ago and Zya Felix has undergone a revamp and transformation. I have known Zya Felix Owner and CEO for over 10 years ago. I am pretty sure we met in the high school cafeteria through a mutual friend of ours. We clicked instantly and became friends. We aren't the kind of friends that gist every single day. We see each other every once in a while but then we pick up right where we left off. Anyways, it's been really cool seeing an idea turn into reality. We all know the drill, we sit all day thinking about if we could do this or if we could do that and never really get it done. For all those that get to achieve their dreams, I never hesitate to give them their kudos, cuz that is not an easy feat. Which is why I am oh so very proud of my friend for going through with her dream and putting in all that hard work and sleepless nights. Check out the pictures below and if you like what you see,…

Had to share

Just got directed to this man. Friend and fellow New Orleans native to Frank Ocean. In all honesty, the song is just okay but he is fine as hell. Enjoy. PS Just realized my last post was my 300th post. Yay me. Carry on. ">

Clueless

I would like to stress that I DID NOT write this blogpost. This is a blog post that I read on http://backtonaija.blogspot.com/. All credit goes to the author of that blog's and NOT MINE. I just really liked it and wanted to share.

Pick a partner, Choose a career, Raise a child...when you're still clueless?
What does a 20-something year old know about picking a life partner?

How much foresight does an 18-year-old have to choose a life career?

What does a young 25-year-old mother know about raising a newborn?

Where does the 21-year-old recent graduate gain knowledge about how to invest all his disposable income?

By the time the importance of investment dawns on him, he's married with 2 children and his disposable income has become tied down by 16 years of paying school fees.

By the time you gain decades of life experience and wisdom to raise your children, you turn around to find out that your babies are adults -- telling you what their own take on life is.

By the time you&#…

Piece of Advice

Just read a blog post on VSB: 10 Things I’d Tell My Teenage Daughter About Men, Dating, Relationships, And Sex

My favorite:

8.I know I’m your father and you love me and shit, but don’t try to date men like me

I’m an awkward asshole who only tricked your mother into marrying me because I told her the Sultan of Brunei is my second cousin on my dad’s side. Your best strategy would be to avoid all assholes, awkward and, um, unawkward, regardless of how attractive and “unique” they seem to be. You can usually easily spot them, too. They’re the ones who intrigue you and make you feel a little tingly because they literally do not give a f*ck about you or anything you do.

I actually don’t expect you to follow this advice, but if you did it would save you a shitload of unnecessary heartache.

The last paragraph especially cracked me up cuz it's so true.

The rest of the list is here

Happy Hump Day people!!!

Friday Randoms

3 posts in one week though...This is an anomaly, eh? Hi guys, how are you all doing? I feel like it was just Good Friday yesterday and all of a sudden it's Friday again. Well look who is not complaining. The weekends are ever and always so welcome in my world. I am trying to see if I can go to bed early and catch a decent amount of sleep. If you don't know, I have terrible sleeping patterns. I can't seem to sleep straight for hours without waking up in intervals, so I end up being so tired most of the time. The last two days, my right eye has been twitching something fierce and the consensus was either sleep or stress (booo!). Anyhue, I don't have much for you guys today but less go!

When really old people are cast in franchises/tv shows, I always wonder what happens if they pass away.[This was inspired by watching the very old Donald Sutherland in Hunger Games and wondering if he will make it through the trilogy]. Bad, bad Taynement. I know.

Sometimes when people thin…

Death and all it's friends

I follow the movie critic Roger Ebert on Twitter. Way back when I was broke as hell and couldn't afford cable, I caught his show every weekend unfailingly. I started watching when I came to America which was right when his movie critic partner Siskel passed away. I watched every episode that served as an audition for a replacement and watched as he picked the person I liked the least, Richard Roeper. I respect Roger Ebert as a critic, because he isn't as pretentious as most of the others and he "gets it". I was saddened when he got cancer and lost his speech and watched his countless interviews showing how he was coping and his genuine love for his wife (who is black btw). He may have lost his voice but not his spirit as you can see from his tweets. A few days ago, I tweeted about wondering how he felt given the numerous deaths he kept posting about. Coincidentally, today he wrote an article that addressed it - I remember you. I liked it a lot and was just an introsp…

It crossed my mind...

Today I had a really random thought about an old co-worker of mine. Sarah* was a very white lady from Canada. Sarah was very quiet and a lot awkward. She never gave eye contact.Her eyes were always darting around or she stared at the ground. Had lunch with noone and generally kept to herself. My cubicle got moved and somehow I sat in front of Sarah, me being me I was able to start talking to her and get her to open up and I got to know her better.

See, Sarah wore a hijab and I always thought she was lebanese or something. I actually found out she was Canadian when I moved beside her. So I asked how a white Canadian became a muslim. Sarah told me how she used to be a wild child back in the day and was the penultimate party girl. She also only dated black guys - well that explained the picture of the black kid that hung on her cubicle wall. She had a son. Well one of the guys she dated started learning about Islam and she picked up some stuff every now and then and liked what she was lea…

Friday Randoms

I feel like it's rude to not write a lil' something before diving straight into randoms so I am racking my brain trying to think of what to say. Things have been okay, stuff here and there I can't really mention here. Work's been busy which is good, I get unnerved when I have down time and nothing to do. I'm catholic and it's Holy Week i.e the three days leading up to Easter. I have to say I had a good Lent this year and really put effort in my relationship with God. I learned a lot and got a lot out of it.You guys remember how I said I'd get a journal and try for the umpteenth time to maintain one,well yea that failed. I got it last August and I have only written in it 4 times. The 4th time being last night. Funny how the only time I can write in a journal is when i am truly bummed.Ooooh, before I forget, I got a comment on my Settling post from someone named Jubekee who offered to write about the subject and it always slipped my mind. Please if you are re…

Some Songs...

Just a few songs I like....


Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side

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Haley Reinhart - Free

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Ellie Goulding - The Writer

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Lana Del Ray - Dark Paradise

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Frank Ocean - 4 Tears

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Frank Ocean - Scared of Beautiful

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A Map and A Plan

Lately, I have been feeling very discontent[especially job wise]. I want more. I deserve more. I need a change. I know I have to go out there and get my "more" but honestly, I'll admit I don't know where to start from to get this. I'm almost tired of praying about it cuz I feel it's going to voice mail. Ok, I'll admit I have been getting a string of messages that basically say to trust Him and be patient, but for how long?:(. Anyways, I got one of these messages again today via a blog I read - Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff. As always, I figured I'll share with you guys. Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!


I want a plan.

I want a 10-year vision with details and steps and instructions.

I want to map out the next 40 years of my life and know exactly where I am going and how I am going to get there.

And every time I pray about that desire, every time I ask God for that, his answer is really simple:

“No.”

Maybe you’re having the same conversation with hi…