Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Greetings


Quote of the day:
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-George Eliot


Hello Folks.

How are you all beautiful people doing.
It's been a great month...and looking forward to the last month of the year.

For those that are not on twitter-yeah that's my blog extension.
I will be back to post something here soon.

Lots of Peace. Light. love.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Staying Alive!



Quote of the day:
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
-Oscar Wilde



I have been on a journey...a voyage of sorts.

A personal one to rediscover myself...
My passions and all that I stand for in life.
My beliefs and principles and how it affects my relationships, and my goals + dreams.

I realize that everyday is like a learning curve, reason why I take each day as a new opportunity, a new chance to make improvements and learn from past mistakes.

I overlook the little things...I forgive more.
I'm more open...because my perspective has changed.

It surprises people...sometimes.

My thinking is..It's hard enough to stay constantly happy and motivated when surrounded by so much hate and negativity, so why keep a heart filled with venoms of regrets.

I have learned to stay true to my identity...in the madness of the world.
I'm staying alive! You should too*

Have a beautiful week ahead folks!
Much Love.
@iamblogoratti






Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Plans For The Month 2. 0


Quote of the day:
What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
-WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

Hi ya folks.
Hope life's treating you real good at the moment...


Plans For The Month

1. Focus more.
2. Smile more.
3. Rest more.
4. Learn more.
5. Dream more.


There goes my plans for the month.
Have you made yours yet?

Here's wishing everyone a fantastic month.
Happy October!

@iamblogoratti.





Friday, September 23, 2011

So Long


Quote of the day:
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
-Jessamyn West


At the far end of the room.
Black colored chairs leaning against white walls.

There you were all alone.
A little red rose growing in concrete.

I longed to touch your petals.
To feel them against my fingers.

To inhale your scent.
And let the smell linger.

Soft and vulnerable.
So detailed yet so beautiful.

I took a few steps your way.
Ready to take you far away.

But alas, someone else came along.
I was too late...all i can say is -so long.


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Current Listen:- Adele -Turning Tables




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Please Yourself


Quote of the day:
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway
-Eleanor Roosevelt


I feel the scrutiny from those closest to me the most.
And i listen.
...Only when and if i have to.
I sit, hands enclosed and thoughts exposed.

People talk.
They say things when you are not there to defend yourself.
Even people you barely know -but somehow know who you are...will always have something to say or talk about.

How do you react to that? How would you deal with it...

What do you do when life gets too complicated -when pleasing everyone is not an option.
When your business -becomes 'everybody's business'....

I can get used to defending myself...but sometimes i just feel like it's not worth the time.
Not worth the effort. We live...and learn.

Don't try to please everyone...don't be a 'people-pleaser'.
Because people's expectations of you will always be different.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rise And Fall


Quote of the day:
Thought is free
-William Shakespeare


In the middle of
the night,
And with half of the
World in slumber,
Out of nothingness,
My thoughts...arose.

Without prompting,
It took hold of me,
A battle without end,
I trashed about,
On the bed, pillows
and sheets wrinkled.

And just as i opened my eyes...
My thoughts took flight...
Fading away into the dark night.




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Current Listen:-Kanye West & JayZ -Otis



Monday, September 05, 2011

New New


Quote of the day:
Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives
-Randy K. Milholland


Sometimes...
Our focus should be the only change we need in order to experience a better outlook as we live day in and day out.

Old things need to go away.....far far away.

Old habits....
Old perspectives...
Old experiences.
Replace them all with new ones.

Hope y'all have a new focus in the new month...and leave behind old things to make room for new ones.

Happy new Month!
Much Love.

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Current Listen:-Young The Giant -My Body


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Happy New Month



Quote of the day:
If you want to increase your success rate, increase your failure rate
-Thomas Watson


Hi ya folks.
How are things going with you, great i hope...


Just a quick note to say:
Happy New month to everyone.


Be back to post something soon.
Peace & Love


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Current Listen: Lily Allen -Smile


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birth of Possibilities



Quote of the day:
Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
-Robert Heinlein


Do you go about listening to people tell you what cannot be done.
...Or do you take a bold step forward, and prove everyone wrong.

In life there will always be more people telling you what, and why something can't be done -than less people telling you how and why it can be done.

Why be average like everyone else?

Why not make new pathways on this journey of life...
Why not impregnate your mind with conscious thoughts.
...The type that gives birth to endless possibilities and realities.

You see... only the curious will learn.
Only the brave will survive.
Only the stars will shine....

Follow your dreams. Along the way, people might not understand why you do what you do -but that should not dampen your spirits. Soon they will be made to understand.

Soon...




Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy New Week


Quote of the day:
Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached
-Swami Vivekananda


Hello folks!
Hope y'all are doing lovely out there -nice weekend and all that.

I noticed many people stopped blogging-or rather haven't blogged in a long time. Hope such bloggers are well and doing alright though. Just thought i should ask...

It's a new week again, one out of many yet to come.
The days and months are really running now...but having a good plan in hand already saves you a lot of time as you plan ahead.

Just a little note to say hello and lovely week ahead!

Keep chasing those goals and dreams y'all.
Peace & Love.

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Current Listen: The Cranberries- Dreams


Sunday, July 03, 2011

Second Half: Plans For The Month


Quote of the day:
Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
-William Moulton Marsden


Hello folks.
First all, happy new month to you out there.

The first half of the year, yeah it's all but memories now. What and what are you going to do with the second half?

Like in football where if you are either losing or winning in the first half -the second half could be a game changer -either way.

So this second half of 2011, let it be your positive game changer. A start is to always plan your day in advance...


Plans For The Month

1. Identify obstacles in my way.
2. Work my way around all these obstacles.
3. Learn something new on a daily basis.
4. Manage my time well.
5. Invest more in: Business, relationships, education and more.
6. Blog more.
7. Play more. Rest more.
8. Dream more.


Those are some of my plans, have you made yours?

Have a lovely week ahead!!
Peace & Love always.

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Current Listen:- Marsha Ambrosius-Far Away


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life Is Colorful



Quote of the day:
The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.
- Michel Legrand


Life is colorful.

Look inward. Pursue those things that give you joy, those things that put a genuine smile on your beautiful face.

If your focus is always on the idea that you can never be happy, then you have to do away with that way of thinking. Nothing could be further from the truth....

Life is colorful.

Realize that your happiness starts from within....
What life do you want to live, and be remembered for? Are you just living without impacting those around you in a positive way....think about it.

Life is simple

Really... it is. So why try to make it any harder. If you want something go for it. Yes there may be risks involved....but you will never know until you try, right?

If you always have nothing to look forward to in every new day....

Every new friend...
Every new habitat...
Every new year....

Then maybe it's time for you to remove those dark shades of fear, and view life in all its colorful glory.

Life is colorful.


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Current Listen: Liquideep -Alone




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Monday, June 27, 2011

I Can Be Anything You Want


Quote of the day:
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
-Myrtle Auvil


What can I be?

Can I be your captive, can i be your prisoner?
No escape, no retreat and no surrender.

I've got to admit that you got me on lock down.
I'm all chained now, i don't want no escape now.

They call you lady but i choose to call you queen.
Embracing your thousand and one light beams.

Your presence envelopes then goes round like echoes.
I am in the inner walls of your mind, don't let go.

A dream within a dream, my inception.
Strawberries on your skin, that's my imagination.
A sudden smile on your lips, is that a deception??

Right now i am the prey you are the hunter.
I am the path underneath you -the runner.

I am the wings on your shoulder when in flight.
The strings that you stroke on this guitar.

What can I be?
I Can Be Anything You Want....


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Current Listen: Jagged Edge -Promise



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just A Note



Quote of the day:
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- James Thurber


Hello beautiful folks.

It's been a minute...hope y'all are doing lovely.

I shall be back to post something real soon...have a great week!

Peace & Love.

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Current Listen:- Big Sean -Hometown



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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New week, New Attitude


Quote of the day:
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
- Booker T. Washington


The best way to uplift yourself is by uplifting someone else.
We help ourselves, when we help others. It's a new week to uplift everyone around us.


Plans For The Week
1. Be happy.
2. Stay inspired.
3. Spend time with loved ones.
4. Focus.
5. Read, blog, workout.

My plans for the week are kinda short, but still it goes a long way.
May each new day bring new hopes and dreams for you.


Peace & Love!
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Current Listen: LL Cool J- I Need Love


Monday, May 23, 2011

For The Times


Quote of the day:
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
-Publilius Syrus


For all the times we said NO.
When we really meant to say Yes.

For all the times we gave up.
When success was just a step away....

For all the times witnessed injustice.
And did nothing about it.

For the times we when we bottles up our emotions.
When we could have communicated.

For all the times we raised our voice.
When a whisper should have been enough.


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Current Listen: Kid Cudi -The Prayer



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Daily Dose of Motivation 1



Here a few Quotes to get you lifted....and motivate you!

1. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
-Theodore Roosevelt.

2. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success -Norman Vincent Peale

3. There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. -Alexander Woollcott

4. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools -Napoleon Bonaparte

5. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice -Wayne Dyer




Enjoy the rest of the week folks!!
Much Love.

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Current Listen: Coldplay -Fix You

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Make More


Quote of the day:

If we did all the things we were capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

-Thomas. A. Edison


Make more of what you already have...

Make more of your best asset –your mind.

Make more of your time –learn, explore, share.


Make more of your talent –sing, cook, create, invent, teach.


Make more of your dreams –think, seek, pursue.

Make more of what you already have–friends,achievements,opportunities.


Make more....



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Have a great weekend folks!
Peace & Love*



Current Listen: Maxwell -Pretty Wings




Thursday, May 05, 2011

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What you Reading?


Quote of the day:
Go as far as you can see,and when you get there you will see further-Orison Swett Marden



Hello beautiful people...
How is life treating you at the moment, good yes?
And the new month...off to a great start no doubt.

Quick question -What book(s) are you currently reading...?

I am reading several books at the moment, including:
'Succeeding For Yourself' by Richard Denny



Enjoy the rest of the week folks.
Peace & Love.

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Current Listen: Adele -Chasing Pavements



Tuesday, May 03, 2011

My Twisted Moments


Quote of the day:
If men knew all that women think, they'd be twenty times more daring
-Alphonse Karr


I'm not perfect, but who is/
Bliss is something to be imagined/
Loving every minute of this/
Away from the maddening crowd/

It's so loud...be quiet for 5 minutes/
Gravitational pull...life is physics/
Everything in the sky depicts/
Lyrics written and hidden/

Enormous weight within/
shedding this skins of contraption/
Domination...is all you want/
Restoration...is what you'll get/

Heart beats in a million pixel colors/
Red...the only thing on your lips/
Writing these scripts into reality/
Keeping my sanity and yours/


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Sunday, May 01, 2011

New Month, New Rules


Quote of the day:
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes
-Washington Irving


Hello folks...
Happy New month to you...it's May my special month!

So err....my birthday is tomorrow....woop woop!
Really looking forward to that :)


Plans for the month -
1. Go over goals for the year.
2. Remain open to new ideas.
3. Mix with achievers.
4. Relax and worry less about things I can't solve.
5. Keep learning new things.
6. Make new friends.
7. Stick to all my goals no matter what.
8. Motivate and be motivated.
9. Eat healthy & workout like mad...*fingers crossed.
10. Be inspired.


There goes some of my plans...have you made yours?


Success filled month to you all....make the best of it.
Peace and Love always!!


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Current Listen: Travie McCoy-Billionaire



Friday, April 29, 2011

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Friday Photography


Quote of the day:
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the impossible
- Miguel de Cervantes



Photography Friday







Copyright Images-Source



Have a great weekend folks.
Peace and Love~

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Be Awake


Quote of the day:
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday,and you are a success.
- William Boetcker


Do better than yesterday...

There is no limit to what you can achieve in any given day...so push yourself to do even more, push yourself to do better than you did a day ago...a week ago, a month and year ago.

Do it for YOU.
Do it for yourself...for your own happiness. Believe in yourself...

The beauty of life is that no two individuals are the same.

Find your niche.
Your passion.

Never look at people who have mastered their own talent-that's their passion-that's what they are good at. We often make the mistake of comparing ourselves to others, and sometimes wanting to be just like them. It's a complete waste of time...

Follow your own dreams.
To do that though....you just need to wake up!



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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Be Inspired Whenever



Quote of the day:
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
-John Wooden


There comes a time in life...ever so often when we feel uninspired. Uninspired with anything and everything. But learning how to always stay inspired is a lot of hard work- no lie. Sometimes setting goals can make a difference...it can set our souls aflame with the very much needed inspiration.

But then...as a blogger when you feel uninspired to put up a post, what do you do? How do you shake off that feeling of emptiness deep inside...

I've had those moments too...wanting to blog-and not knowing what or how to write. But i never let that interfere with other things that i can do-at that point in time. Part of which is knowing that there will always be high and low days.

There will always be days of rainy inspirations and others of drought and barrenness.

But the beauty of it all is that when the moments of inspiration come back- the best posts tend to come forth. The empty dam..becomes overflown with genius overflow-in every sense of the way.

So be inspired whenever. Go for walks, exercise, meet up with friends and have great conversations, set achievable goals, and be whatever you want to be.

Writing is always a source of inspiration...so never stop writing~

Happy Easter Folks!
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Current Listen: John Legend -Coming Home



Monday, April 18, 2011

Silence of Battles


Quote of the day:
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
-Friedrich Nietzsche


I have overlooked a lot.
But I am yet to overlook everything.

The most important things sometimes...
Seem less relevant in the end.

I have walked many miles.
Footprints embedded in timelessness.

I have remained silent in the midst of taunts.
And timid at the cry of battle.

I have emerged both weak and strong...
Both naive and knowledgeable.




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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Just A Note



Quote of the day:
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
-Sam Keen


Hello everyone.

How are you all doing out there..
Just a quick note to say Happy New Month!!

Be back to post something real soon yea. Spread love not hate....

Much Love!!


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Current Listen: Kanye West -All Of The Lights



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Poem: PEACE



Quote of the day:
Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.
-James Taylor


PEACE.

I could hold this very thought...
Deep inside my head.
for a million more seconds.

But i don't.

As i am....fighting.
Against the army of your silence.

And the rebellion of your conscience.
Against the walls of your anger.

If only words didn't cut so deep.
If only time wasn't so swift.
If only history didn't repeat itself.




Current Listen:- Jason Mraz- The Plane



Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Plans For The Month 1.0



Quote of the day:
I can be changed by what happens to me, but i refuse to be reduced by it.
- Maya Angelou


Hi folks.

For some it's just another day.
For others....it's the start of a purposeful new month.

Whichever way you choose to look at -it's all good.
So here are my plans for the month of March...


Plans For The Month

1. Nourish my mind with good books.
2. Forge ahead with personal goals.
3. Prepare for success day by day.
4. Add value to others.
5. Network with bright & ambitious minds.
6. Spend time doing things that matter.
7. Get out of my comfort zone, try new things.
8. Eat healthy, and get enough rest.
9. Blog.
10. Keep dreaming big.


Here's wishing everyone a purposeful month.
...and remember -'having a sense of purpose keeps a person going in the midst of adversity'.

Much Love.
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Thoughts On A Page -I


Quote of the day:
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson


Be determined...

Never limit yourself because of past mistakes.
Don't let failure get into your head.
Turn defeats into assets....

Think Big...

It never hurts to think and dream big.
Fly above the clouds like an airplane.
Keep growing...like a seed. Always believe...

Keep Learning...

There'll always be people who don't have as much as you do.
...People who have as much as you do.
And people who have more than you do.


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Current Listen: U2-Beautiful Day


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poem: Desire



Quote of the day:

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
-Rosanne Cash


Because of fear.
He hid his talent.

In the most secret of places.
A maze that no one could solve.
A song that no voice could sing.
A picture that no one could see.
A dream that no one could dream.

He hid his talent.
He felt the whole world was against him.

He hid his talent.
For he felt no one would need it.

But alas, something helped change his mind.
He met desire and nothing was the same again.

Desire pushed him to reveal his secret.
Desire urged him to share his talent.
Desire helped him conquer fear.

Now he is no longer afraid...


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Current Listen: B.o.B -Don't Le Me Fall



Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Au Natural


Quote of the day:
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
-Johannes Kepler



A few favorite photos from my private collection. Thought I'd share with you guys. Enjoy...

Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) Complex.




Notice the little fella up there...?

Scared of heights...

A journey into the wild...


What's that in the water....

Green and purple....






Learn more about the LCC. Here


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do You Ever Feel That Some Days Are Silent




Quote of the day:



It's often said that life is strange. But compared to what?.”
-Steve Forbert


Some days are just so silent.

I am not talking about the nights when everything is all quiet outside, including the neighbors' dog that usually takes delight in constantly barking while chasing shadows all day.

I am not talking about the empty streets without the usual flow of traffic. The hustle and bustle of People and cars with their intermittent blaring of horns and verbal exchanges of the drivers.

I am not talking about the birds cuddled up in the warmth of their nests, tired from all that flying, mating and feeding during the daytime.

I am not talking about a million and one other things that surges through the deepest tunnels of my mind just like water escaping from a burst dam...

...I am not.
But...
Some days are just silent.


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Monday, February 07, 2011

Love Filled Month



Quote of the day:
Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.
~ Byrd Baggett


Greetings to you all...

How is life.
Love.
Family.
Friends....

Have a love filled month!!
Be back to post something soon...much love.


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

No Time



Quote of the day:
Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again
-Frances Rodman


Things happen...
The way we handle our differences is what sets us apart...it's what makes us who we are.

Things happen...
That awakens us... from a seemingly destined path. We never see it coming from afar, but then it comes out of the blues...

No time to ponder.
No time to seek answers.
No time for a second attempt.
No time...
Just quick decisions to be made.

To reach for the highest peak...
Or..to go lower and out of reach.

It doesn't have to be this way...but things happen.
But the way we handle them sets us apart...
It's what makes us who we are.


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Saturday, January 15, 2011

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Be Inspired


Quote of the day:
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
-Napoleon Hill


Hello everyone...
How has the past week been, hope it went well as planned.

It's a great practice to make goals (both short & long term) - not just at the start of every year-but at the start of every new week. Sounds impossible,no? Yes, but it can be done!

All you need to remember is to:
a. First write down your plans.
b. Track it daily and or weekly.
c. Modify them to reflect your changing priorities.

All the best as you do that.

Current read: Go For Gold by John C.Maxwell
It's a daily companion of leadership lessons with notes spanning 26 weeks. Good read so far...


Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


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Current Listen: Sade- Clean Heart



Monday, January 10, 2011

The Silence of Things


Quote of the day:
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding
-Guy Finley

Out of a thousand dreams.
Only one captivates me.

Out of a million stars.
One shines the brightest.

Night after night...
I pondered on things.
I gazed in wonderment at the world.

The silence of things.
A sort of loneliness.
Like a bird without wings.

I awake to the sunshine.
I bask in the reflection it brings.


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Current Listen: Coldplay- Viva La Vida


Friday, January 07, 2011

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Friday Architecture




Quote of the day:
The power of imagination makes us infinite
-John Muir

Selgas Cano Architecture Office by Iwan Baan











Interesting architecture...
I mean who wouldn't like to work in that kind of environment-natural settings and all...

Source: Iwan


Great weekend folks!
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Current Listen: B.o.B- Don't Let Me Fall



Thursday, January 06, 2011

Happy 2011


Quote of the day:
The wisest mind has something yet to learn
- George Santayana


Welcome to the beginning....

Isn't that actually what every ending is? A new beginning to the start of something better...

The past year is what it is- the past. You move on from it...you don't stay in it-but you learn from it. Learning brings understanding- and understanding brings new ways of achieving things.

My plans for the year aren't much...and i can even sum it up in just six words;
Be The Best I Can Be

So as you go into the new year...

Make that change you've always wanted to- but never got around to doing. Change your looks, your wardrobe, your thoughts, your reasons for being alive, change your outlook about life and people in general- stay positive and full of energy always, and never stop learning!


Wishing you all a prosperous year ahead...live each day with a purpose!


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Current Listen: The Corrs- Runaway