Archive for September, 2010

Claireezzy

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M O N D A Y
September 27, 2010 I scheduled an appointment to meet with a counselor. I left, went home, stayed home cleaned my room, and I stumbled upon an old note.. and more old notes.. and more.. that kept reminding me of memories.. and it tripped me out about how LIFE.. is measured by time… and time goes by fast.. meaning.. Life goes on.. and I keep growing.. etc.. And It it me that.. I was in Love.. a year ago.. and it trips me out.. how a year later.. I’m now transitioning into Hate.. HAHA jk. I don’t hate on anyone, how ever.. I do move on.. and sometimes I have a habit of excluding you, and pretending that your history does not exsist on my time line.. lol. That’s a bad habit, but that’s one way of looking at how I move on. Just get this tho.. I remember a lot of things. So even though I may act like I never met you.. trust.. I remember, amen.
T U E S D A Y
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September 28, 2010
Tuesday I went to my Muay Thai class in the morning, and I went to my mom’s ate breakfast. Dad dropped me off, went to class in the library had a substitute. Goofed off, and did my work. Then I went straight home took a shower, and picked up my cousins and auntie from the airport. Dropped them off at the hotel with my dad, and I learned that I know how to take the freeway! Sweet. Then I went to work, copped some earrings and chicken on the way. Attended the Chase workshop, went home. Got ready and went to eat at the Burger Joint at Macy’s Union Square with my cousins and the family. I had a Nutella Milk shake. It was BOMB. Then I went home.. and zippped through to the bedroom and knocked.
W E D N E S D A Y
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Today I had a tough time with Muay Thai.. but it was crackin! After training I went to the mom’s got some Sabao.. left.. Say Kuya Jmyck and went home.. the bus broke down so the driver hooked up the transfers. Went home.. showered. went to FCC studied.. Ate Elaine and Kuya Jun helped me out a lot. Sorak Swooped me up.. we ate pho.. and we watched Resident Evil in 3D. Dude.. I noticed that I have always been a fan of Resident Evil.. Back when it wasn’t even a movie.. it was just a game for playstation.. the old school gray console yo!! wow.

NICO ICON, MY LOVE PART 2

The tone was set: her deep narcotic monotone voice became one of her trade-marks, as well as her low moans, high cheekbones and heavy make-up, a style resurrected by the goths, who anticipated the ‘Nico From The Grave Look’. With John Cale as her producer she made three albums full of mysteries, loaded with strange sounds and feelings and she started touring in a small scale, mostly in France and Spain, sometimes in the early Seventies in New York’s CBGB’S. Her performances in those times were unforgettable experiences; her singing, her playing on the old Indian pump organ, almost in a mystical intensity, echoing around the mind of the listener.

1976—1979 found Nico more or less down and out in New York, she even had lost her manager and friend Lutz Ulbrich. She moved to London to record the Drama of Exile album in 1981, a record with an history of stolen master-tapes, re-recorded versions and most of all an unhappy Nico. But from that time her touring was more regular, mostly with young musicians, who brought a universal mystical oriental sound on stage, sometimes in contradiction with Nico’s cool and static approach, always smoking and drinking, but always very intense and fragile in her performance. During this nowhere really at home. She loved things that were part of that.

After nearly a decade’s wait she released in 1985 a new album, Camera Obscura, once again produced by John Cale. It was an album that placed Nico right in the middle of all the experiments that took place in the eighties. Some of the younger audience saw her as the return of a ‘punk goddess’, singing about the dark side of the street, but her performances became more and more a tribute to dead friends, a requiem-like atmosphere.

On 18 July 1988, she went for a bike-ride on the isle of Ibiza, she was visiting again, a bike rider of a healthy-living woman, almost clean of her narcotic past. people found her unconscious by the side of her bike, and took her to the Cannes Nisto Hospital, where she died at 8 pm of a brain hemorrhage. Not the thing we expected from the woman who always was living in places the sun couldn’t reach, she remained in fact where she was, her whole life a mystery!

Claireezzy

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F R I D A Y
September 24, 2010 started my day with my muay thai class. After class I went to my mom’s store and I ate some breakfast, than I stopped over to my homie Chris’s house and kicked it in his back yard enjoyed the sun for a minute. Then I walked home. Got home and I was chillin. Got a call from the homie AJ and he came through to the house out the cuts with Leon and Lynn and we watched a horror film called “Devil” it wasn’t that scary.. Being in CAST made me feel better about watching scary movies. lol. Then Leon dropped me off and I went to work on this really hot day. BIG THANK YOU TO LEHA AND MARA for doing my MAKEUP. (= ( I like it so much I took a pic with both of them and set it as my default on facebook.) Then Sorak picked me up and we went to Gellert park in Daly City for our friend Diane’s 18th birthday party. The party was nice, her family was there, her ten year old cousin sang a Christina Aguilara song for her. I thought that was adorable and sweet. Then I said an unexpected speech for her, because I was her unexpected candle, but anything for the birthday girl though. It’s all love.
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Then Sorak and I left early, because I had to go to set up for a wedding reception really early in the morning. Although instead of taking me home, we ended up checking out the view at twin peaks, and the weather was dope!

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S A T U R D A Y
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September 25, 2010.. I woke up and I got ready asap. It’s the first time in a long time I curled my hair ! Then Kuya JR swooped me up and we caught up a bit here and there. Then we arrived at Ant and Kerri’s bahay and packed the car with wedding reception materials. Then Kuya JR and I got some breakfast at Quizno’s and we sat down and talked, and made our way to Lake Merrit where the event took place.
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OMG. the weather was crucial and hot yo. Oakland sun.. Oakland weather.. man.. it was beautiful, but it got a girl fried ! Anyways, I was taking orders from Chrisha and helping out with what needed to get done. Team work yo! But of course.. what chu expect out of a community organizers.. wedding.. of course its gonna be neat. Anyways on break Kuya JR and Chrisha and I went to BakeSale Betty’s a cuddy spot on Grand Ave. in Oakland. That place had some crackin pie and sandwhiches.. I REALLLY WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK THERE. PUHLEEEZE ! lol So we went back to set up and the florist came.. the guest came.. the entourage came.. last but not least the couple came through and they were rolin in a clean whip too ! Then I served the food.. Met some really dope people ! Such as Erica Benton.. lol youtube her music, she’s sick. I like her song.. Much to do. That’s my hit. Anyways.. I chopped it up.. Danced.. Ate good.. Went home. and slept good.
S U N D A Y
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September 26, 2010 went down like this.. okay so I woke up and I was being Ms. Lazy. Until I had to go to work. At work I teamed up with Ziante and Andrew and we documented footage and did an interview til my battery died at the Folsom Leather festival. WOW. That is all I would like to say. (= HINT: naked people . After work I went home and I get a call from my dear friend Cameron who came down from Sac to spend time with the dysfunctional family we have. SUNDAY night.. is a night to remember.. Cameron, Damaree, Marilyn, Grace, Alex, Temba and I.. HAVE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR EVER..
This is the night I first met Grace Temba and Alex, and it is truly a NIGHT TO REMEMBER. Anyways.. Cameron Slept over again! <3 Then we just showered seperately.. of course.. and then he dropped me off at CCSF. Where I set an appoint ment up.. anyways.. thats not the weekend anymore. So.. Tune in for the next blog entry

NICO ICON, MY LOVE Part 1

Nico was one of the most fascinating and mysterious women of the multimedia revolution of The Sixties, and long after that till the present day. She was born on October 16th, 1938, in Cologne, in Nazi-controlled Germany. At the age of two she was taken to the little town of Spreewald on the outskirts of Berlin where she lived together with her mother and grandfather, a railway man, through the end of World War II. Her father died in a concentration camp.

At 15 she was sent to the Isle of Ibiza on assignment and met the photographer who gave her the name Nico after a recently departed boyfriend of his, called Nico Papatakis. Later on she also met him as the owner of a night-club in Paris. She first appeared in For the First Time, starring Mario Lanza and directed by Rudolph Maté in a short scene shot in Capri between June and November 1958. At Ibiza Nico began a lifelong involvement with the isle. On holidays at a friend’s villa in Rome, Nico was invited to the set of La Dolce Vita. Fellini noticed her standing off in a corner and offered her a sizable role in the film on the spot. It was 1959.

In 1960 Nico went to New York to model and enrolled in Lee Strassberg’s Method School, joining the same class as Marilyn Monroe, in preparation for a career as a serious actress. In November 1962 she had a big role in a French movie called Strip-Tease, where she did an act with a doll on stage at a club. She made her very first recording with Serge Gainsbourg producing the title song Strip-Tease, but it was Juliette Gréco’s version that was released instead.

Claireezzy

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I basically spent my whole day in school. Which is an unusual thing to do for me now a days. I went to my mom’s store and she hooked me up wit dough to pay for my text book. Thank you mom. <3 Then I purchased the book, kicked it in APASS office and then I went to class. In class I learned about stress management. We got a fake pop quiz as an example for anxiety.. and then I scheduled an appointment with a counselor and then I went over an educational plan ! Awesome! and then I got me some Beeps and then I went to class. We were about to play hide and seek during break time, but then we went inside instead. During class we were taught about some things about the TWLF. It was smoothe. and I learned some tagalog.. that was smoothe, too!
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After wards, I made a new friend named Angel and she took Richie Geneva and I to Serramonte.. Geneva and I got some juice doughnuts and ho ho’s and then we met up with the other two and we kicked it in Hot topic the whole time till 9 and we were dancing and trying on corsettes and costumes for a good hour and a half. LOL.
Song of the night : Waiting for my Ruca – Sublime! lolololol

Claireezzy

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Today I went with my home girl Carm to go and get her belly pierced. I met up with her and she hooked me up with some Chai Iced tea. Then we made our way downtown from there to Haight Street. It was chill the dude who pierced her up was HELLA fine. haha not gonna lie. I might just go back there and get my nose re pierced.. and hope he does it. I’m playin.. I only have eyes for one guy.(= Anywho Carm was worried about the piercing out first, but once she went through with it she took it like a beast. That’s my home girl. We copped some chips after, looked around at two shops, and went back home. Well she went home, I went to Muay Thai after.. lol I couldn’t wrap my hand for shxt, it’s all good I’m working on it.
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This picture of the little girl and the duck is hella funny and cute, I wish some one would publish a children’s book like this with more illustrations..
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BROMELAIN

Bromelain is a mixture of proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes derived from the stems and juice of pineapples. It’s used commercially as a meat tenderizer, but also has a range of therapeutic uses, when taken in supplement form.

Many people feel that bromelain helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn and upset stomach. In this capacity, it can be used as a standalone supplement, or part of a blend with other enzymes that help digest carbohydrates and fats.

The health benefits of bromelain also include help for colds, asthma, and excessive mucus production in the respiratory system. Patients who suffer from hay fever and other seasonal allergies may also benefit from bromelain’s anti-inflammatory activity. Other recognized benefits of bromelain include reducing the painful symptoms of varicose veins, including dull aches, tired legs and feet, and itchy skin.

Pineapple is a mouth-watering fruit, but eating more pineapple won’t necessarily increase the bromelain levels in your body. The active ingredients are found in the juice and stem of the plant, and the stem contains more natural bromelain than the fruit. The pineapple stem, while edible, tends to be much less tasty than the succulent berry from the plant. An easier way to add bromelain to your diet is to take a nutritional supplement that contains bromelain. The pills and capsules allow you to get the necessary bromelain content, and the powder inside is guaranteed not to drip down your chin.

In summary, bromelain is an all-natural extract of the stem and juice of the pineapple plant. Medically, bromelain appears to have anti-inflammatory properties similar to other anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen.