It ain’t EASY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Sports on July 23, 2014 at 7:32 am

Whoever said, “You can do whatever you want to do in life, it’s EASY!” — lied!  A thing is only easy if you set your mind to “conquer,” and not ever because a person said it was. Go for it, but

Not Easy

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Recently, I had a 17-year old high school student tell me that she wanted to be in the entertainment business, preferably as a model or an actress. She stood 5’7 and no more than 100 pounds. There were no unhealthy bones protruding; she’s actually quite healthy and her size 2 frame makes her a perfect candidate to get a great price on boutique sample items.

There were many challenges in transforming this child into a junior Naomi Campbell, one of which, she walked with the front of her feet in a “Y” fashion; feet out - charm and etiquette classes came immediately to mind, as I’ve not ever seen a runway model walk ‘slew footed.’ And while that may be a minor conquer, teaching a person discipline requires “Morgan Snow-hurdle” type of energy and determination on both ends.

I provided the necessary challenge at every acting coach and etiquette session, and that’s when the 17-year old aspirer realized — it mattered not how awesome her good genes were — the height and weight of success proved to be much more complex and hardly as EASY as she thought. It dawned on her Naomi Campbell put in work to be where she is today.

What now? The aspiring teen is seeking mall employment at JOURNEYS.


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God bless the babies – they certainly need more strength,
if we’re counting on them to pay the future rent.

Apparently self confidence is up but work ethic is down.
That’s not a QUEEN B tiara, that’s a family love crown.

You may have “a look,” but if you don’t put in the work – proper,
no one is going to crown you a winner, but your momma and poppa.

Go beyond good genetics and put in the work. No taking gambles.
Especially if you want to walk stiletto miles like Ms. Naomi Campbell.

Sure you can do anything you want, Naomi makes it look breezy,
I’m Qui
Don’t be fooled by the work that goes in. It’s real and It ain’t EASY.


In Communication, Griot, Networking on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 8.57.53 AMNo, I’m not talking about morning nookie or the dow’s point,
this MONDAY Rise that’s got me live — revolves around an Editing joint.

I’ve been up since 4 working on this score
and while much is done, it still requires more.

And just as I get a good groove going
I’m interrupted by that “young seed” that I’m sewing.

School starts today and I’m pretty happy, okay.
Though my 2015 SENIOR will only go half a day.

Then there’s the teenage actress, thats staying here, (from Texas).
The TBFF cinematics is the REEL deal, that connects us.

We go back a ways — at least since 2003,
when guerrilla filmmaking was gutter — and I was a beast!

I directed an adolescent crew, that could barely read or write,
and when it came time to film, they were the REEL’s delight.

Today the actress is 17 and duly all grown up
and I am learning my bargained share, because she lives in ‘the cut.’

It’s nice to baby-sit,” says my Mom, “but it’s even better to take them home.”
Work is sure and boarding’s the cure – though I look forward to being alone.

Cafe Bustelo is brewing — a happy Mom, I’ll be in a minute.
A faster pace would sure be great if the houseguest could “get with it.”

She’s sweet as pie, I won’t lie, and sharp on more things than an few,
I’m really hoping there’ll be no moping,nor “more bite” than I can chew.
Ooo! :)

My MONDAY Rise doth yield surprise and boy am I up for it,
I’m Qui
in my Editing suite with film footage – trying to score it.

What about you?
What did you Rise to do?
It’s MONDAY baby.

The REEL Players

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on July 18, 2014 at 5:38 am

You know I fancy the BOOK of FACES, and while I may not do abstract or avant posts as often as the dramatic friends in my timeline, I do read and enjoy a good deal of it. Some of the things I’ve seen over the last week, I wanted to share with you for the sake of hugs, fitness, goodness and giggles: Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.30.55 AM I run into a lot of people who complain about what they don’t have: good friends, new shoes or rent. Doth they forget they are rich with life, their good health and good strength?

Negative outlook folks. It sucks to be them. Positivity radiates! Check out my man Tim: . . BlackLineDivider

So the weekend is here and you’re wearing that reversed pout. Tis the reason to celebrate – with Tim and get up to dance it out!

This child goes hard. Dancing is his game. Look to see more of him on screen, DU-SHAUNT is his name.

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Okay this little video seemed to have come out of nowhere, no theme, except for the theme music that is playing in the background of the video being shot. It seems CHRISTIAN MUSIC is playing in the background as a home owner finds a mouse nibbling on peanut butter that is on a mouse trap and then CLAMP! The trap impedes the mouse. You won’t believe what happens next. If you don’t believe in spirit — you may not be lifted by this piece. Much like the hand-drawn picture used at the heading of this piece, the mouses departure was captured:

. The spirit leaves his body between :40 – :42seconds into the video.

It’s just good to know when all else fails, the spirit won’t be trapped in a lifeless situation. I think the soul leaving the body is a show of compassion from our creator, especially in painful situations. All-in-all, after watching this video, I felt melancholy. I don’t like rats, but after I saw his little spirit leave, I had thoughts in my head of past murders that my family may have committed at the hands of childhood screams because a rat was in the house. I once watched a guy from our church and my little brother fight a mouse in a room – they were determined to evict him. After nearly an hour in the room and lots of banging an booming sounds coming from beyond the door, the church member and my brother emerged with the late occupant. I was so happy then! Today looking back on that moment, post the video, I don’t feel so victorious. I know it was the right and sanitary thing to do, so yes, I’m grateful to know his suffering was not long due to his UNTRAPPABLE Spirit.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 10.03.22 PM Remember the show HEROES? Where did it go? I think the cast went to China. Peep the video:

Yes. You saw it. So did I. Don’t tell me Guardian Angels are not on Earth and nigh. I’ve seen them myself. Derailing car accidents, fatal falls and failing health. Yes. I found this, also on Facebook. I think its a pretty clear Angelic look.

What do you think?


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His name is Sonny and he makes unfit young guys look funny!

Stay strong good people, it’s paramount to have good health, it’s the gift that’s necessary beyond good looks, style and wealth. This fella here, has a physique that’ll make a woman sing a sweet melody, but even more astonishing over that, this fella here is beyond 70. If one maintains good health in addition to his wealth – I’m sure he loves it! I’m Qui and I think I’ll liken myself to Sexy Sonny and the lucrative Warren Buffett.

T a k e  what you want. D i s c a r d what you can’t use. In essence this is a mid month  N E W S   P E R U S E.


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