The King of Pop

  Today, had the King of Pop, Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) lived, he would have turned 54 years old.

In his memory, take a look back at the past year to see how the King of Pop has remained present with us, even if not in physical form.

In Remembrance of Michael Jackson

MJ’s continued influence on pop culture has proved that the King of Pop will forever remain in the hearts of his music fans. He was a lasting legacy on music of all genres. Long live Michael Jackson!

Shown below is the song “Beat It”, it is one of my many favorites.

Listen & Enjoy 🙂

Starting a new chapter, Class of 2013!

It is sad to think that my summer has come to an end, today was my first day of my last year at highschool …. finally!! I am quite upset though, time passed by in a blink of an eye and sometimes it feels as if I am running out of time. I am scared, anxious, worried, excited, paranoid, petrified, but I am ready and I am pumped to make this last year my best. Despite my anticipation of a busy year I am looking forward to nailing it down and working to my full potential. There is nothing that will hold me back it is in my control now and I am fully prepared. “Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life.”

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Rest In Peace

“Look tonight at the moon. And think of Neil Armstrong, reluctant hero, the quiet man whose footsteps still rest upon the moon and in history.” –Dan Vergano, USA TODAY

I don’t know how many of you have heard about this, but Neil Armstrong the first man to set foot on the moon died today. He was 82 years old. Armstrong had heart surgery several weeks ago, and a statement from his family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

He was a great man who left his tracks not only on the Moon but on the history of mankind.

Here is an online memorial to Neil Armstrong – please feel free to light a virtual candle or send virtual flowers – Click here.

Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

   “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

~Neil Armstrong (1969)

How Sweet :)

I was nominated for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award” on August 21, 2012 by blogger Sylvie Ashford, known for her blog River Song. You are so very sweet Sylvie, thank you so much for the award. Fellow bloggers please check out her blog, her poetry is by far amazing. And might as well follow it because I am sure you will be back to read more and it is one blog you don’t want to miss!

The rules for being nominated are as follows:
1. Thank the super sweet blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer five super sweet (and silly) questions.
3. Nominate five super sweet bloggers.

Here are the five super sweet questions:

1. Cookies or cake?
I’m not really fond of cake, I mean cupcakes are nice, but cookies are better, especially warm chocolate chip cookies with milk mmmmmmm……. 🙂

2. Chocolate or vanilla?
Definitely chocolate, you can never have too much!

3. What is your favourite sweet treat?
Hmmm.. that’s a hard one because I don’t really have the taste bud for sweet treats, I am mostly just obsessed with chocolate, so I guess anything chocolatey 😛

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
I have noticed the more I eat, the more I crave. I have a desperate craving for MnM’s. Desperate times call for desperate measure, that’s why I have an industrial bag of MnM’s so I never run short of them.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
Well apparently my short height really kicks off the cute factor, so I am refered to as “lil lady”. I don’t know if I really like it though, I get pretty annoyed when someone says something about my height especially because I am really not that short.

Congratulations to my super sweet nominees for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”:

1. Tapish Gupta. He was one of my first few followers, and super sweet and welcoming in the blogger network. His blog Life of 24 hours is pretty sweet, check it out!

2. Prashant Singh Thakur. Another one of my first few followers that welcomed me with open arms. Check out his blog Just Spoken Thoughts and I guarantee you will be caught up in his thoughts.

3. Autumn Jade Faulkner. His super sweet comments, his extensive vocabulary, eye catching photography and poetry are by far breathtaking. Trust me you will surely get lost when you take a step in A Day in the Brine.

4. Amyth Banerjee. Be sure to get mystified and stay mystified when you aimlessly wander off into the world of Mythbroakia.

5.  Gabbie Leung. A clever girl only 14 years of age, don’t dare underestimate her writing, check out her blog When will my life begin?.

Congratulations to all of you!!

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Have you ever imagined the world as a whole? Have you ever imagined it as just simply a pale blue dot, or merely just a tiny speck of dust?

Just imagine…..

We live on this pale blue dot, it is called planet earth and it is our home and it is our duty to preserve it and sustain life so that our lives are protected in return.

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme leader”, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

~Carl Sagan

Expressing Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~John F. Kennedy

I know this post is a little late, but it should never be too late to express your gratitude.

My blog was nominated for the “Reader Appreciation Award” on August 10, 2012 by blogger Amyth Banerjee and once again on August 14, 2012 by another blogger Khuala Mazhar. You have no idea how much I appreciate this nomination, and how thankful I am to these two amazing bloggers. Check out their blogs: Mythbroakia and Khaula Mazhar. Thank you very much.

Here are some blogs I have nominated for this, I really appreciate their work and look forward to reading their posts everyday:

Life Seeds I really appreciate this blog’s daily De stress Tips.

ZainedOut I really appreciate Zain’s driven attitude for his blog to success.

Source of Inspiration I really appreciate her sense of poetry inscripted within each picture she posts, it truly is a source of inspiration.

Why Not You?

“Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?

Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?

Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?

Today is a new day!

Many will seize this day.

Many will live it to the fullest.

Why not you?”
Steve Maraboli