Thursday, December 31, 2009

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New Year/Decade Wishes



Quote of the day:


Everything you can imagine is real.
-Pablo Picasso




Hey people.
I know, i know....

Been AWOL for a bit haven't i? How is everyone doing at the moment...fantastic i presume.
Gosh it's been a lovely year for the most part...really looking forward to entering a new one.

Thank you all for the comments on my last post. Appreciate it all....
I know i haven't been doing blog rounds as well..my bad.

Things are still on course...what are your plans for the new year?
Well i'm not one to make resolutions so i guess i will pass.

Here's wishing you guys a prosperous new year!!
Much Love.


Current Listen: Nneka -Heartbeat



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Anniversary



Quote of the day:

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.
-Michael Flatley







Thank you all.
For always being there.

What goes around...comes around.
This is it.


twitter.com/iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Seal-Kiss From A Rose (Piano Instrumental)



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Goes Around



Quote of the day:
All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
- Baltasar Gracian



What goes around comes around...a boomerang released always returns back. No!??

I guess that's what they meant about love...
Letting go and hoping it would come back....if it was ever meant to be.

How could anyone ever let something they love go...
What if it never comes back to you..?

What if you made a mistake...you miscalculated. You gave up too easily...didn't even put up a fight.

What goes around comes around...
What goes up must come down...

I switch sides...like the hands of clock.
And like a bird in flight i glide...
Like a revolving door i slide....

What goes around comes around....

Like a merry go round..
Like a return flight...
Like the sun and the moon...oh what a sight.

Today...a shout to the heavens.
Tomorrow...a silent echoe to our souls.




Current Listen: Casely- Deleted



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Monday, December 14, 2009

Why You Should Start A Blog



Quote of the day:

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-Jack London



Why Blog?

Each day thousands of blogs get created.

I began blogging precisely on the 17th of last year.....
And when i think about it now...it all seems so distant. A vagueness in the midst of shadows.
Seems so far away-but at the same time yet near.

But a lot can happen in under a year....

This blog is living proof.
I was already used to writing way before i started blogging...i guess in a way that helped me in the long run.

A lot can happen in a day....a week. A month.
A lot has happened in 365 days.

I took everything with me on this journey.
But then i wonder if this path is about to change.


twitter.com/iamblogoratti
Dec 17..One Year Of Blogging.


Current Listen: Coldplay- Yellow

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Week, Old Plans



Quote of the day:
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
-Plato




Hey people....how y'all doing today.
Having a nice weekend i hope?
So the week went smoothly for everyone didn't it...?

Okay maybe not too smooth...but at least we are alive today and that is something!


It was a good week..no doubt.
Sorting out so many things.
With just few a weeks left to the end of the year....it's amazing how far we've come.


Was able to accomplish parts of all that i had laid out....but for this week looks like i am sticking to the same plans as last week's. A little addition here and there, and it's going to be an interesting week no doubt.

So next week will mark one year of blogging for me. Marvelous way to end the year....


Hope you have your own plans working for you. Go all out and enjoy yourself.
Do something new and different....and be kind to everyone you come across.

Wish you a fun week and happy holidays!

Dec 17-One Year of Blogging
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Current Listen: Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow



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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just Drifting



Quote of the day:

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
-Henry David Thoreau



When....at some point everything.
Seems not to make much sense anymore.
No one to talk to or reason with.
Sit on the fence. Contemplating....

Do i go.....
And if i stay.

Will tomorrow really usher in a new day.
Or shall it be the same as yesterday's?

Drift away....
Keep awake or sleep....close your eyes. Be calm.
I'll be fine once i get away.

If i get away.


Current Listen: Kid Cudi-Pursuit Of Happiness



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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

One Last Day


Quote of the day:

Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
-Martin Luther King Jr.


If i had only one day.
Left on this earth.

I would take a long walk.
No short-cuts to make it worthwhile.

I would take time to admire things.
Some i never really noticed.

And remember random stuff.
Like the reflection of the sun in your eyes.

I would watch the waves at sea.
Cover myself with sand up to my knee.

I would watch the sun until it fades.
Until there's nothing left to see.

Just the stars up in the skies.
Spelling out your name with goodbyes.




Current Listen: R.Kelly- One Day On This Earth




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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Plans For The New Week



Quote of the day:

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
-Sir Winston Churchill



Hello people.
It's been a more or less stress free week...well for me that is.
Full of intrigues though...

Last week saw me racing to deal with an assortment of tasks...
But all in all i did accomplish a greater part of all that i set out to do.


Plans For The Week
1. Be confident.
2. Blog.
3. Workout.
4. Take a break from work.
5. Make a shopping list.
6. Enjoy the outdoors.
7. Build better relationships with people.
8. Let go of things in life i don't need.
9. Conclude work on a personal project.
10. Never stop believing.



Enjoy the week folks. Remember....
You have the power to write your own history!




Current Listen: R.Kelly -Religious



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Thursday, December 03, 2009

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Three Strikes And You're Out



Quote of the day:

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.
-Al Batt




How is everyone out there doing...enjoy the rest of the week!

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Site of the day: Kempt (World Of Men's Style)

Current Listen: Jeremiah- Rain Drops




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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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Strangers To Friends And Back



Quote of the day:

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
-Shirley MacLaine



We were strangers starting out.

Funny isn't it. Funny how we were all strangers starting out...

Strangers who later go on to become friends. Friends who later go on to become strangers. Everyday we meet someone strange to us....by strange i mean unfamiliar to us. All friendships start out this way.

On the other side people who have been friends for a long time could turn out to become strangers overnight. Familiarity becomes unfamiliar.

So the friendship you once had turns different....and cold. Nothing worse than a friend becoming an outsider....and an alien. You can't relate with them anymore because everything's changed. So you go your separate ways....

Married couples transforming to strangers.
Brothers and sisters transforming to strangers.
Cousins transforming to strangers.
Neighours become strangers...Nations turn to strangers.

Nothing worse than a stranger becoming a friend...and later becoming a stranger.
Friends today.... Tomorrow strangers.





Current Listen: Eminem- Stan





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Monday, November 30, 2009

Same Old Plans



Quote of the day:
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
-Chinese Proverb



Hello everyone.
Great weekend of fun,yes? Well the fun is over and it's time to get back to working and reading.

Previous week was awesome, so many activities and all...didn't have enough time to carry out major plans as hoped. But anyways it's a new week and i'm looking forward to doing things in a big way!

Plans for this week will see me doing most of last week's.

Plans For The Week
Same as last week's.
Nothing's changed....




Here's wishing you a marvelous week and remember to steer clear of avoidable arguments... Have a superb week!!




Current Listen: Immortal technique- You Never Know




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Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Soothing Saturday



Quote of the day:

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot



Hey folks.

Been a real busy week for us all eh?
...Mine has been all about family visits,outings and loads of fun.




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Getting some reading done.
Fine tuning my photography skills and all...

Listening to Mr.Bocelli (Soothing sounds even if i don't understand a word!)

What are you doing this weekend?
Do have an interesting one!!





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Current Listen: Andrea Bocelli- Por Amor



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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Art Of Persuasion



Quote of the day:

People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



I told her... to tag along with me.
Spending life like it's a shopping spree.

I told her to relax and always be free.If mortals made her mad to count to three.


I told her age was just a number.
Never was she to worry about my being younger.


I told her... roses shouldn't always be red.
That life could be colourful like a flowerbed.

I told her to leave everything behind.

We would start afresh with souls entwined.
I told her not to shed anymore tears on this occasion.
This love equation.
This is my art.
The art of persuasion.


Current Listen: Dr.Dre Feat.Mary J.Blige- The Message


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Plans -For New Week



Quote of the day:

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
-Kahlil Gibran

It's the end of another week and the start of a new one. It's that time to go over plans again, as well as make new ones.

So as the days,weeks,months progress in this puzzle game called life, i can't help but feel that there will come a time when everything finally fits and falls nicely into place.

Overall completed about 80% of last week's plans. So looking forward to the new week and all the adventure that it holds.


Plans For The Week
1. Get things done quickly and efficiently.
2. Keep appointments.
3. Reward myself.
4. Sleep more. Get all the rest i need.
5. Make a shopping list.
6. Build a 'I Can do' attitude.
7. Treat goals as a puzzle. Puzzles that need arrangement.
8. Blog/healthy eating/workout/read a book | and loads more.
9. Reflect on my achievements so far. Workout the failed attempts.
10. Never stop dreaming BIG!


There goes my list hope you are writing yours down.

Word for the week: Learn silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind... Let me know how that goes :0
This week is a blessing for us all, so make the best of it. Wish you all the best!!


Site of the day: The Oatmeal (Ten things you need to stop tweeting about)


Current Listen: Sade Adu- Love Affair With Life



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Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Style Saturday



Quote of the day:
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine



German architectural firm J. Mayer H
-completed the Steckelhörn 11 building in Hamburg.












Designed by: J. Mayer.H


I assume y'all are doing great. Have a fun filled weekend yeah!!


Site of the day: G00g4 (Opens four Google windows in one page)


Current Listen: Beyonce Feat. Kanye West- Ego




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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Poem: Shall We?


Quote of the day:

When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
-William Shakespeare




Shall we set forth at dusk.
Silent like lambs.
Footprints under street lamps.

Shall we ask for directions.
Lost like sheep.
But not enough for us to lose sleep.

Shall we excavate the earth.
Probing for truth.
Alas we run out of places to look.

Shall fate define destiny or...
Mold a future.
Missing is vengeance's mirror.

Shall we sit idle.
While we seek for liberty.
Shall we?

Shall we go...
Do you know.
Are you ready.
Shall we?


Current Listen: Counting Crows- Colour Blind


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Poem: Flower In The Midst Of Thorns




Quote of the day:

The less their ability, the more their conceit.
-Ahad HaAm



This flower that grows.
Not deeply in the earth.
But alas steeply in concrete.
I should know.
I come across it daily..
I watch it struggle..

And i think just..maybe
I see the petals fall off.
For a flower life is also tough.

This flower that grows.
In the midst of thorns.
In the comfort of our homes.
Sleep through a new day, a new dawn.



Current Listen: Boyz II Men- Yesterday



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plans For The Week



Quote of the day:
Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else."
- Anna Lappe


Hello people.
It's the middle of the month already?
Amazing how times flies eh...

So i had a nice week,real busy one at that. Chasing deadlines and dreams...
I hope yours was as productive as mine.

I was able to accomplish about 70% of what i set out to do, and for this week i think my plans will remain unchanged. Didn't get to blog as much as i had hoped but hey it's a new week to make amends.

So have you started making plans for the holidays just yet? It's just a few weeks away so avoid the rush and start planning for it now. Shopping, traveling, buying gifts and all...


Plans For The Week
So plans for this week-remain the same with last week's.
Nothing has changed.

Have a wonderful week guys and remember...if something isn't working out fine for you-maybe it's time to try something else.



Current Listen: Anthony Hamilton- Dear Life


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Positive Affirmations To Help You through Life


Quote of the day:
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
-Bill Cosby


I long for that moment of joy that uplifts me beyond those grey clouds up in the skies.

I long for everything good in life beyond the everyday problems of the human race.
I reach out with my fingertips seeking, probing in the dark not sure of my steps but still proceeding forward all the same,like a baby taking it's first steps...


I am a traveler without borders.

I am not limited by orders.

I am a bird building a nest.

I am the master key out of the rest.

The only one that opens every door.

For you and I life still has much in store.


Current Listen: Brian McKnight- Not Alone




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Sunday, November 08, 2009

New Week Plans



Quote of the day:


When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
-W. Somerset Maugham



Hello guys. Great weekend to y'all and hope it's being spent well.

So i had a nice week..i'm sure you did as well. Second week of the month of November- and time just keeps racing away...reason why you need to make the best use of it before the year finally ends as i'm sure there are events and accomplishments that you'd like to relate with 2009.

So push yourself to the limits...you know you can do it!


Plans For The Week
1. Plan ahead.
2. Keep a notebook of ideas.
3. Be determined to succeed always.
4. Yes to my priorities. No to distractions.
5. Work on new design projects.
6. Eat healthy + workout.
7. Embrace new changes,perspectives and ideas.
8. Call a friend just to say hello.
9. Read more. Blog more.
10. Be the best i can be.


Looking forward to having an awesome week. Remember....When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

Have an awesome week!!




Current Listen: Adele- Cold Shoulder



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Saturday, November 07, 2009

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Life Like Paintings and Artworks by Famous Artist



Quote of the day:
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
-Sydney Smith



Paintings & Artworks




Odds Against Tomorrow by Rom Isichie


Yes! I can see by Rom Isichie.



The Levees of my Inspiration by Nike Okundaye.
Acrylic on canvas

Meditation by Joseph Eze.
Oil on canvas



Peace in Concord by Nike Okundaye.
Acrylic on canvas



Village by Muraina Oyelami.
Oil on Board



All images via -NikeArt.com (Artist and Designer Nike Davies Okundaye)





Current Listen: Femi Kuti- Truth Don Die


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Friday, November 06, 2009

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When Worrying Is A Good Thing



Quote of the day:

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. -Robert Louis Stevenson




It's quiet outside.
But still i hear the unmistakable sound of a plane flying overhead....

People often say...everything will be fine-do not worry. But still i chose to worry. I have to worry. I always need to think things through you know what i mean?

If you've never gone through what i have gone through-why give me advice?

Why tell me how to do something...when you've never done it yourself. So i choose to worry,because you know why? Worrying is not all that bad. To you worrying is a complete waste of time. I'm sorry if i don't share the same sentiments as you do...

Don't worry about things you can't change they say.

But what if they had been wrong all along....?
What if worrying is all that was needed in the first place to start a change process.

Do i worry about things i can't change? Yes.
See i worry about the world...and how to make it a better place.
I know i can't change how the world is by worrying...

But i can certainly try.




Current Listen: Bob Marley- Redemption Song



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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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Amazing Photography of Beautiful Eyes



Quote of the day:

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. - Lao-tzu



Came across these close portraits...liking those eyes...
How is the week going for you guys....have a great one!









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All images-Mike Mogul Photography.



Current Listen: The Cardigans- Love Fool


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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Poem: More Of Me



Quote of the day:

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi



The higher i go.
The smaller smaller things seem.
Irrelevant like a shadow in the sun's reflection.


The more i read.
The more my knowledge grows.
Relevant like a tree growing from a little seed.


The more i seek.
The more i can proudly say 'I am able'.
Constant like the air that i breathe.


The more i forgive.
The more i can look forward to a rebirth.
Expectant like a mother bringing life into the world.





Current Listen: Kid Cudi- Day & Night (Instrumental)


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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Plans For The Month



Quote of the day:
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
-Whitney Young



So i say welcome folks to a new month, and oh what a year it's been.
It's a month of reflection. A time to go over goals not yet achieved for the year....time's fast running out-but hey it's not too late to achieve more things.

By the way how did you spend your week-mine was not that bad. Did the best i could on those plans of mine and in the end i achieved about 80%....

It's the start of a new month, and i have some plans.


Plans For The Month
1. Review my plans for the year (2 months to go)
2. Focus. Fix pending problems.
3. Goodbye 'old me'. Welcome 'new me'.
4. Work on personal projects.
5. Seek the company of wise friends.
6. Make plans for the holidays.
7. Read, blog more, and tweet.
8. Enjoy the rest of the year.
9. Give to charity.
10. Dream and dream Big.

So here's wishing y'all a very prosperous month!

Current Listen: Blackstreet- No Diggity


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Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Reading Weekend



Quote of the day:

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
-Friedrich Nietzsche








Spent part of the day outdoors.
Now indoors and getting some reading done...

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How are you folks doing...? Great weekend yea!





Current Listen: Linkin Park- Faint



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fireflies




Quote of the day:

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
-George Aiken




I would give anything.
To see you smile.

I would give anything.
For you to stay a while.

I would give anything.
For us to be together.

I would give anything.
To be friends forever.

I would give anything.
To carve these words in stone.

I would give anything.
To be with you and not be alone.




Current Listen: Owl City- Fireflies


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Week of New Plans



Quote of the day:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Greetings folks.

Hope your weekend was well spent, yea.
Past week went along just fine...success with all that i had planned and more. I'd like to think i achieved a lot more this week-100% success!!

How about your plans -were you able to achieve all that you had planned..? Well you have done all that you could do, so focus on this new week-another chance at getting more things done.

Book read during the week:
23 minutes in Hell by 'Bill Wiese'. In this book the author shares his unforgettable experience during which God allowed him to see and feel the agony people endure in hell...for 23 minutes..
Pretty intense story about hell,check out the book if you can.

Other books lined up: Mary Mary by 'James Patterson', and Bleachers by 'John Grisham'.


Plans For The Week
1. Have more quiet times.
2. Be open to new ideas.
3. Help someone in need.
4. Network,make new friends.
5. Read,blog,tweet.
6. Work on some projects.
7. Stop worrying.
8. Do something new,different.
9. Workout/eat healthy.
10. Keep On Dreaming.


Here's wishing y'all a fantastic week ahead.
Remember...Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could!



Current Listen: James Morrison- Please Dont Stop The Rain


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Possibility In Me



Quote of the day:

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. -Vince Lombardi



Nothing is impossible.

Isn't that line of thought way much better than just thinking, 'this thing can't be done'...?

One empowers your thinking process, while the other just pretty much shuts down the brain. Possibilities and impossibilities.

You can't do much when your are not thinking straight. You can't make much friends when you keep alienating everyone around you. You can't achieve much when you keep seeing obstacles as impossibilities...when you don't ask questions concerning life, nature and history. Bring up a child not to ask questions, and what do you get? An adult that sees only impossibilities....

Thing is we accomplish more in life when we carry everyone along, when we tolerate others seeing past their flaws and mistakes, their failures...

It's about time we start seeing things in a different perspective.
Seeing solutions instead of problems.
Seeing opportunities instead of obstacles.
Making friends instead of enemies.
Adding value instead of making damages...
Making peace instead of war.


The possibility is in me. The possibility is in you.


Current Listen: U2- Beautiful Day



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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vagabond



Quote of the day:

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
-Confucius



VAGABOND.

I fear no one.
Elements drill into my cone.
I'm at the highest peak.
My voice echoes when i speak.

Veins.
It's raining blood.
Forcing these legs to run in vain.
A flood that drowns us in rain.

Fetching thoughts out of hidden places.
Fallen angel where is your grace.
I grimace out of sheer fear.
Sinking with this backstabbing spear.

The end is near.
The beginning is here.
The drums outrun my fear.
The sun dries out a tear.


I wrote this today,it's how i feel right now....



Current Listen: Lenny Kravitz- Don't Go And Put A Bullet In Your Head




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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PORTRAIT


Quote of the day:
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
-Robertson Davies





PORTRAIT

A gaze far into nothingness.
your leaving has left me in loneliness.
sometimes I'm high.
memories of you bring me down.

It's hard to just live for the moment.
when thoughts of you seem so ancient.
yesterday's past drifting into the present.
a look, a smile is all on this portrait.

A tune, a sound is all in this song.
so many hours and minutes.
sometimes we stare but we see nothing.
bracing against challenges coming.

Silence makes no sound.
this portrait i have found.
I'm free to view the world.
through another's eyes.


Wrote this a while back...



Current Listen: Kings Of Leon- Closer



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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Plans For The Week



Quote of the day:

There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.
-Albert Guinon


Hey folks.
Great week i hope. So i made no plans,but you can guess that at least i got some things done nevertheless.
So had me a great weekend of rest, hope y'all did too...

Immersed myself in a book which i've found hard to put down. Titled: 'The Last Templar' by Raymond Khoury. So if you liked Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code' then you ought to check this book out. It's a fast paced read,trust me...


Plans For The Week


1. Always be on time.
2. Get enough rest and sleep.
3. Read tons of books. Err,make that one or two.
4. Eat healthy/Workout.
5. Call a friend to say hello.
6. Work less. Do more.
7. Talk less. Think more.
8. Eat out. Go out with friends.
9. Change my attitude towards life.
10. Dream like never before.


New week, new oppurtunities out there for you to be a better person.
Make the best of it. Nice week!



Current Listen: Fort Minor- Where'd You Go


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Friday, October 16, 2009

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Design Friday


Quote of the day:

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



Market Hall project in Rotterdam by Dutch Architects


Project includes: an open air market, 246 residences, that form an arc that covers the open market area, catering area on the ground level and first floor, a 1,800sqm supermarket and an underground car park for 1,100 cars, etc.

Project by: MVRDV


Have a great and memorable weekend folks!



Current Listen: Moby- Extreme Ways (Bourne identity Ost)




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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Smile For Me



Quote of the day:

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. -Benjamin Franklin





Smile
Through pain
Smile
Even when in the rain.

Smile
At your inner fear.
Smile
At everything you hold dear.

Smile
At the whispering trees.
Smile
At the waves at sea.


Smile
Never let it retreat.
Smile
To always feel complete.



Current Listen: Tupac- Smile



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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Week Of No Plans



Quote of the day:

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
-Don Wood



Hello people.
Everything alright,yea? I'm back and hey missed some of y'all on twitter. Also, thanks for all those comments on my last post...

Previous week went alright, plans all done. Weekend was real busy all through, trying to arrange things and all.

As y'all must have noticed -I've got no plans written down for the week, so i'm just going to let things roll and at the end of the week, lets see how things work out.

We make plans, but sometimes we just gotta take a chill pill and watch things work. I shall be doing just that this week....oops that's a plan of it's own right? lol.

How are you folks out there? Guess life is treating you just fine.
Nice week!!


Current Listen: Jamiroquai- Space Cowboy


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Friday, October 09, 2009

Red Becomes Blue



Quote of the day:

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
-Dorothy Parker



I am running.
Backwards in time.

Tick tock of the clock is distant.
I am resistant to you.

Life is a twist.
A waterless pool.

I'm ashamed to ask...
But don't you feel my gravitional pull?

You sparkle like a jewel in the sun.
Fist in the air, a radical son.
Far-reaching are my ways.
I disect my way through days.

Days
Feel like minutes..we run when we can walk.
We keep silent...when we should talk.
Deny things that are true. Red becomes blue...


Pay up my one tenth.
You are 99th on my list of problems.
Maybe someday you'd be first.

Maybe when red becomes blue.


Current Listen: Three Days Grace- Lost In You


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Monday, October 05, 2009

Plans For The Week



Quote of the day:

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
-William James


Hey people how are you guys doing today, great no?
So past week was kinda busy and all for me. Had a lot of personal stuff to take care of and not to forget the plans that i had written out. I was able to accomplish 100% of that, save for blogging which i didn't get around to doing much of...

How about your own 'to do list'...hope you got things done like you set out to,eh?


Plans For The Week
1. Alter my mind positively.
2. Work on another business plan.
3. Be open to new ideas.
4. Be thankful, and worry less.
5. Never let my star lose it's shine.
6. Get some research work done.
7. Live a healthy lifestlye.
8. Workout more.
9. Make new contacts.
10. Do something fun.


So there.
That's my top 10 list, be sure to write out yours and if you need help with that i'd be glad to help out. And hey remember you can alter your life. It all starts in the mind...

Have an extraordinary week,yea!



Current Listen: David Sides-We Be Burning (Piano Cover)



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Thursday, October 01, 2009

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Freedom:::

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Hi folks.

Just had to put these up real quick. It's been a real busy day...

So Happy Independence to you all.
And hey one day we'll all be truly free..so never stop believing.





Some quotes
1. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
-Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

2. The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
-Aristotle

3. Only the educated are free.
-Epictetus

4. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything.
If you're a man, you take it. -Malcolm X

5. You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has
his freedom. -Malcolm X


I still believe...Happy Independence!!



Current Listen: Lisa Gerrard - Now we are free



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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Until The Everlasting



Quote of the day:

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. -Dante Gabriel Rossetti



How i wish i knew now what i knew then-you hear people say often. If that were to happen, how then would one learn from mistakes, from friends and different events that have shaped our lives and learning processes and later turned us into what we are today.

Our learning process. Our thoughts-those things that we feed into our minds define our character,our principles,perception and beliefs.

In the end we're all just a bunch of parallel humans-we are alike in various ways. Which leads me to ask this 'what do you believe in'..and would you be willing to fight for something you believe in, not minding if it means the end of you?

I believe the world today is a better place than say-what it was over 50 years ago. We've become better as a people. It doesn't really matter if the world is ending tomorrow-at least when it does one can say that- 'i may not have done anything else but i left the world better than i met it'...

I guess all i'm trying to say is that our purpose on earth-yours and mine is it not to make it better in the first place? People that you come in contact with, do you leave them a better person than you met them? It seems that the people that have the greatest impact in our lives tend to leave just too soon. Maybe because they need to go inspire other people too..

So until the everlasting,the sky might fall...
The planets might fade with the night stars..
The seasons might change,and friends can become enemies..

But i tell you-if you make a difference in my life, i will never forget you.



Current Listen: Paul Potts- Nessun Dorma



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Monday, September 28, 2009

Chasing Goodbyes




Quote of the day:

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
-Anton Chekhov



I was am
A dreamer
But
I'm not
The only one.


I am was your enemy
Lurking around
Your heart
Now we dream together.

I
Didn't want
to see you go leave
So i left stayed without
Saying hello goodbye.

New Week Plans



Quote of the day:

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson




Hey folks.
How is everyone doing out there. Hope life's been fair to ya.

I haven't been up here in a bit,but hey guess y'all are doing great!!

Past week was not hectic,but i was tired all the same. Running about chasing dreams and all...phew! So no workouts and little or no blogging(my bad)-yep it was one lazy week i tell ya!

All in all i'd like to think i achieved at least 70% of everything i had planned out. Hope you had much better luck in that area...

Been listening to a lot of nice audio and video podcasts lately.
One of which is the Moth audio Podcast. The Moth features people telling true,engaging,funny stories from their lives. Stories are told without notes to a large audience by a wide range of people...


Plans For This Week
1. Be more organized.
2. 20 minutes of meditation daily.
3. Sleep more.
4. Blog often.
5. Buy some new threads.
6. Work on a project design.
7. Call up an old friend.
8. Never stop learning.
9. Be ambitious.
10. Dream big. Yes!

My plans for the week. Written yours yet?
You can be anything you put your mind to-never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Enjoy the week-do something different!


Current Listen: Jay-Z Feat. Pharell- So Ambitious


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Don't Like The Way You Are



Quote of the day:

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
-Alfred North Whitehead




I do not like the way you stare at me.
With those wild eyes.

I do not like the way you look.
With those dark clothes.

I do not like the way you love.
Empty feeling and emotions.

I do not like the way you are.
A stranger hiding in the dark.

What would i like?
I would like to....

Think with your thoughts.
Watch with your eyes.
Love with your heart.
Escape with your body.



Current Listen: Kid Cudi - Love Stoned (Freestyle)



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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Plans For A New Week



Quote of the day:

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
-Robbie Gass



Hey folks.
Appreciate y'all dropping by to show some love on my last post. You guys totally rock!

This past week's been so-so. Had at least 90% of everything i had written down carried out..

By the way hope your week was well spent..did you dare to accomplish all that you wanted to achieve..? If not-you've got a whole new week ahead of you, so make it happen.

Plans For The Week
1. Think success.
2. Eat healthy and workout.
2. Keep a positive outlook.
3. Have fun doing things i enjoy.
4. Blog more.
5. Learn everything about something.
6. Be productive to myself and others.
7. Hello laughter, err goodbye stress.
8. Read a book.
9. Call a friend or two just to say hello.
10. Never stop dreaming BIG!


That's it people!
Looking forward to a fantastic week ahead. What about you..written out those plans yet...??

Remember..people will always give you advice on things they never did.
Trust yourself and hear your inner wisdom in this new week...and hey everything will turn out fine.


Current Listen: Kid Cudi- Pursuit Of Happiness


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Moment Of Truth



Quote of the day:

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. -Czech Proverb



One great thing about today...and then some.

1. Today marks my 10th month of blogging (woa, already?) It all started out in Dec 08 back then when with no way of knowing where this blog was headed i just kept writing...and haven't looked back since. So it's ten months down the line today...and to think i'm just getting started!

2. Total number of posts till date -276 posts.
3. Visitors from 62 countries (and err mars) since feb 09...and counting.

One way or the other i know people will stumble upon my blog, and mehn wish i could send out gifts to you all (and not to forget the aliens too).

So to my new found friends in the blogosphere, this post goes out to you. And that includes those who have never commented on any posts but still visit all the same.

Lastly,thanks to each and every single one of you that ever commented on my blog, and also to those who've sent me mails and added me on twitter. Much love folks. Much love.

So far so good...moving forward.







Current Listen: Lighthouse Family- Ain't No Sunshine


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Everything Is New




Quote of the day:

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. -Cicero





It's amazing how things don't turn out as one always expects. I mean there you are hoping for the worst to happen-like being involved in a terrible accident for instance...an accident that you were sure would be the beginning of the end for you...but instead what do you come out with? Just a bruise here and there, and most likely shock.

Yes life could be that- a shock...

We often hope for the best,while expecting the worst.
We smile outwardly, but deep inside, a furnance of sorts burns us out slowly.
Thing is, whatever we might be experiencing at this moment, has already been passed through by someone else before...

When people ask me, 'what's new with you'?
I always reply with 'everything is new'. The old me would have been like 'err nothing is new'...

You see for one-the sunrise today is new, it's a new day outside, new wishes, a thousand and one other new reasons that i could write down...but all in all new everything.

In essense i guess what i'm trying to say is that -why not make everything to be always new with yourself?

But never be mistaken...and never get it twisted.
Everything might be new- but there's nothing new nor hidden under the sun.

Nothing!


Current Listen: Coldplay -Lost


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Plans For The Week



Quote of the day:

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost


Woa...week went real slow this time around. And to think i blogged just once..jeez my bad.

How are you folks doing..had a fun week?
Didn't get around to reading any book, but mostly read magazines which inlcuded an issue of strategy+business magazine. Their articles are top-notch if i must add..

My plans were 80% complete,wish i had done more but hey-it's a new week to make amends.


New Plans For The Week
1. Remain focused.
2. Be prepared for anything and everything.
3. Listen more. Talk less.
4. Work on a personal project.
5. Blog and er tweet.
6. Find out how friends are faring.
7. Find inner peace.
8. Eat healthy.
9. Meditate.
10. Never stop dreaming.

So here's hoping everyone has a brilliant week. Enjoy every minute of it.
Be you. Be daring. Be different.


Current Listen: The Fugees -Fu-gee-la


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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Rewind



Quote of the day

Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you.
-Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata



A story told backwards....let's start at the very ending..

The petals roll back in the vase.
The petals turn back into a flower.
The tears run back up her face.
Gibberish flowed back in her mouth.
Screaming “Go don't please"...

I put the flowers back in my hand…
It’s like a movie on rewind.

She put her hands back on her lover.
Her apartment doors open wider.
I step back out and closed it shut.
Walking in reverse, moving backwards.

The taxi cab opening.
I got back in and paid the fare.
And I say ‘Here right stop please’...

I’m thinking out loud 'Her see to wait can’t '...
Radio playing Whitney’s 'I will always love you' backwards...

Cab driver moving on reverse through the streets.
I stepped out back first and hailed a taxi.
Back downstairs, took off the shirt and tie.
The cologne spray went back in the bottle.
The towel flew back to my hands.
Shower door opening and closing...

Jumping back into bed slowly.
I stretch and watch the sun go down.

The clock went backwards from seven, to six,to five,to four.
And that's about the time the story begun.

That’s when the thought first came.
"Today fiance my to visit surprise..."


Current Listen: R.Kelly -If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

New Week Plans



Quote of the day:

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
-Malcolm Forbes



Hey hey..
How are you folks doing, been a busy week,no?
I'm really striving hard to get important things done before the year runs out totally...

As it is,i'm striving real hard..with my mind screaming 'time's running out'...
So for this week i've got to keep the tempo going.

My Plans For This Week
1. Don't lose focus.
2. Work on a personal project.
3. Be grateful for the little things.
4. Read books and magazines.
5. Call a friend just to say hello.
6. Blog and tweet.
7. Leave the past. Live the present.
8. Improve grooming and workout.
9. Get more rest and sleep.
10. Dream BIG!


I'm doing all that and loads more...what about you..
Written down your plans yet?

Remember you've got the ability to be anything...
Happy New Week.

Current Listen: Lemar -Time To Grow


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Saturday, September 05, 2009

WWJT



Quote of the day:

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.
-Bill Clinton



What if Jesus was on twitter....
What Would Jesus Tweet.... Any ideas?







Current Listen: Three Days Grace -Over and Over



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Friday, September 04, 2009

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3-D Boxes



Quote of the day:

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
-G. K. Chesterton





A dude named Aakash Nihalani.....
His own form of art is using tape on sidewalks and public surfaces....sort of an illusionist.

3-D boxes


I wonder what must have been going through that man's mind-like wtf ? lol.


Folks just had to stop and look..and that dude is feeling badass -skateboarding with shades on. Very creative design no doubt.



Notice the design on the walls..giving the door frame a cubic feel.


Awesome exit- isn't it?



Designs by: AAKASH




Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Prayer (I)



Quote of the day:

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
-George Orwell




In my mind i already lost this...
Living this life whose purpose is ?
If the wind should cease my breath would freeze.
In this world no man can be said to be truly free.

And I had to put in writing a thought a whisper...
A chorus a beat.
A choir elite...
Life always edges out the weak.
Pure words linger with mystique.
Man to woman conceive populate the world..
Whatever could have caused man to ever fall.

I need a new reason to be able to live.
I need new answers God can you hear me speak.
I'm a captive of my own losses on the high seas.

If this life is all there is to see..
If pain is all there is to feel.

If dreams are interpreted and calls are intercepted.
If the mark is just a state of mind not a visible sign.
Midnight hour clock ticking i pray while i kneel.
People places, this life is so unreal.
Always aiming for shadowy figures.
If God is for us who can be against us.


Current Listen: The Fugees -Killing Me Softly.


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Plans For The Month


Quote of the day:

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
-Zeno


Hello everyone.
Guess the week went by in a flash uhn..i'm telling you days be running like F1 cars.
All in all, hope you had an interesting week.

Overall, i think i had 80% of what i planned out to achieve last week.
As for my plans for the month of August, i can say i had 90% of plans done.

It's the beginning of a new month, and what i have planned includes:

1. Review my plans for the year (4 months left,arggh!!).
2. Work on a personal project.
3. Work harder.
4. Manage time better.
5. Never take NO for an answer.
6. Make small things happen in a big way.
7. Keep dreaming BIG!
8. Blog more.
9. Live a day at a time.
10. Never lose focus.


Remember,life is what you make it....
Wishing you folks a month of celebrations!!


Current Listen: Alicia Keys -No One


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