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Real Hip Hop!

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Real Hip Hop does not’t have to include sex, guns and violence. Sometimes it just has to send a powerful message to people who are willing to listen.

What is your favourite rap song of all time. Comment below.

MERCI AND ME

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Finishing school gives you a lot of time. I had to find a way to occupy myself for the time being wasted in my house listening to hip hop all day and writing on occasion. I got the opportunity to work with independent fashion designer, Merci Me who specialises in women’s wear.

I was given the opportunity to take control of her social status on the web. I love business and has been my passion for many years. I want to take as many opportunities to develop my business experience as possible so by working with Merci Me, I will improve my skills within business.

On my first day I woke up at 7.30 to be at work for 9. It wasn’t a bad start actually. I set up her social sites and discussed objectives and aims. That was actually interesting because every day we make aims and objectives which we hope to achieve. Some people procrastinate and get nowhere, some achieve greatly.  I am part of the bunch that achieve greatly. Especially little aims like blogging once a day and talking to a really good friend.

So I had lunch that afternoon then straight after, I started taking pictures of dresses. The dresses were really nice. They don’t look cheap at all. They look like the sort of dresses you would have to find from special people that are at the top of the game.  It is kind of like a special a fashion designer celebrities go to and only the wealthiest have opportunities to buy straight away.

As it was my first day, it wasn’t particularly difficult, just getting used to how things run and what to do at certain times of the day. As my job is social presence on the web, I was hooked onto my laptop, camera and phone throughout the whole time. Personally, if you don’t have those things then why are you working in social media? Let’s be honest as possible.

Well my day finished after shooting some video footage from my Blackberry and realising that I didn’t bring my USB. That is not professional. So, as a solution, I took an old video made from an art course I did a couple weeks back and edited it. I needed to show what I was made of.

Anyway, that was my day. Long, hard worked and creatively inspiring!

DOING WHAT MAKES YOU TICK

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2011 at 1:10 am

I can’t believe how one sided people are in this century. I don’t like how the world says that is for boys and that is for girls. It is just to controlled and boring. Sometimes I like to wear purple. Does that mean I am a girl. Nope, just means I like a colour that abandons the norm. I also don’t like normal people. I love weird people because they tend to abandon the norms of society and do WHAT MAKES THEM TICK!

I recently went to go and watch Bridesmaids with my mum and that film was brilliant. I couldn’t ask for a more funny film with a whole cast of women. People say it’s the female version of Hangover but I think as much as I think about it, I think it stands alone definitely. It is just hilarious, straight through. Before I watched it, I got so much hate from one person saying ‘I am gay.’ So I am getting into a serious debate and once he realises that what I am saying about it being a comedy based film, he drops his last comment as ‘I am joking.’ That is what I don’t like about society. It is to controlled to what we should like as males and females.

I really want to do the extraordinary because extraordinary is what is different and exciting than the unusual. So I recently planned to do a trip to Disney World for my 18th birthday. Isn’t that crazy for a adult birthday. Not really actually, it’s just doing something different to make you tick. I am not childish, just different, if you are wondering. Do you ever get the feeling that normal is boring and a ”seen it, done that experience.” I get that feeling a lot.

All I gotta ask is ”when will we abandon the norms of society and live freely and not care so much?”

What is the most unusual thing you like to do or enjoy? What’s your weird that makes you tick?

I THINK! I THINK?

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I had my first day at work. My workplace being my grandparents house. Yeah seriously! My job is working for my aunt and helping her with social networking on the web to improve her fashion label. I really enjoyed it because that is my first client of my business which I randomly came across this morning. The reason it is crazy and weird and random is because I didn’t expect it to be my own business, I just expected it to be me working for someone to improve their social status. So I thought to myself, let me get clients and help them with social networking on the web. I have work coming soon which I hope could help with me being popular on the web as well helping people within their own business.

I really like business as I have constantly said many times and I have become interested not only in business but in property investment. I know there is money to be earned with houses and I am aiming to get as many houses as possible to reach a £10 million income mark. That is a dream but a dream that can be achieved with the help of some family members that are related to that field of work. I choose houses as an investment above shares and other money making schemes because it is simpler in terms of understanding the fundamentals and who wouldn’t want to earn money off a house and land.

Over the past few days really experienced many things. I have experienced how to work with others, how to make decisions upon the progression of my own self. I have even learned a lot about Derrick (me). I live each day just experiencing what comes and trying my best to get the most out of each day. As a teen, I always question if I am working way to hard, or if I am working on things past my age but I just enjoy what I do everyday, that’s all I can say really.

One more thing, I came across this site that has brilliant fashion photo’s. I found it after my first day of work. It makes you think your fashion style is practically simple and useless. I think 80% of me being on the site was because of the women. The other percentage was the clothing, lets be honest. Now that site defines ‘swag.’ Check out the website Look Book.

Question: What is your favourite fashion label?

POETRY: ILLUSIONS

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

SORRY ABOUT THE BACKGROUND NOISE

MY MUSICAL INTEREST! IT’S DIFFERENT

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

It’s A New Day

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

You know everyday you wake up you have about 16 hours or more depending on your sleeping routine to live it to the max. Being lazy and not doing anything gets you nowhere especially living in this society. In a day you could do so much. You could go shopping, read a novel, buy a coffee, buy a television, even drive from London to Scotland. This post is about not being lazy and occupying your day fully so you know that it was well spent.

Everyday, when I wake up, I have to start by writing something. It could be on my blog or by hand. That is just me. I love to write and express myself through literature. My preference is poetry but if a topic I am passionate about comes to mind then my blog is the place to lay down my thoughts. I could as a teen spend my day watching television. I really like Criminal Minds and Lie To Me but I personally find my writing more satisfying. It has become a passion for me to write and share my 16 year old, detailed and constructive thoughts on the internet. That is what makes me tick.

I always say this to my friends ”If you want to do something with me, we have to plan.” I hate people that don’t plan and if we do, I like it when people stick to plans. That is something I have learned from my mother. I think it was somehow naturally inherited. Or maybe I am lying, it took me a bit of time to understand time management and how to be professional in my daily life and in a work environment.

In this post, all I want you to think about is how you could live your life to the maximum and be creative in yourself. What logical steps can you take to be a greater person who makes a difference in life. And how will you make the difference.

Question: What are you going to do everyday to be a better person?

NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

JOHN CENA RAPPING! HE COMES HARD

A FRIEND, A COMPANION

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

We meet people all the time. We meet people online, on the street, at shops and even on the train. When meeting people you build a friendship and sometimes you don’t. The best friendships are the friendships that can work without a lot of effort. The friendships that work are the ones that another persons flaws can be laughed about rather than hinder the relationship.

I believe that in order for a friendship to grow and become invincible in the world known as earth, you need to be reliable, understanding, willing to take risks and also willing to accept the flaws that exist in one person. I have a weird character that a lot of people will dispise and some will gladly accept as being ‘DERRICK.’ I believe that everyone should be themselves always when making friends because that keeps things real and allows friendships to last. A person that is not true to themselves can be sussed and once they are then what and who are they.

I really wanted to write this because everyday, I meet people that I don’t know. Some of the people I meet, I would love to be their friends in the long run and some I wouldn’t to be perfectly honest. I really want people to understand that a friendship is like a rollercoaster. The best time is travelling high up and seeing the sky and wishing for what awaits. The bad part is when the roller coaster tips and travels downwards and swerves. That is the challenging part when arguments happen, not understanding one person for the other and sometimes ignoring the other person for a reason. Also for reasons the other person cannot comprehend. To keep soaring high, you need to commit yourself and hold on tight like when the belt of a roller coaster fastens and takes control.

A friend should be forever but sometimes he or she shall fade unexpectedly. They say you can count your friends on one hand, that is absolutely true. The ones that support you and care for you are the ones that will stick by you whatever situation you are in, especially in so-called-life.

Question: What do you expect in a friend?

PURSUIT OF PERFECT! THE DEEPEST GAME

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

What is the pursuit of perfection?

The pursuit of perfection in my own eyes is finding what one is really good at and achieving it with his or her maximum potential. I am blogging now so what I want is to write the best blog from the view of a black boy, aged 16 who has a deep interest in life and it’s actual meaning. One of the hardest things I face everyday is writing because I am always trying to think of topics that can actually want people to say ‘I need to read this.’ I hate when I do things and nothing comes out of it, yet I feel like it was going to be massive and grab the eyes of millions.

The pursuit of perfect in my own eyes is understanding that whatever you do, you have to have conviction, commitment, understanding and drive. For example, you want to learn how to drive. You have to have the courage to sit in a car, the commitment to learn, the time to understand the fundamentals of using a vehicle to it’s fullest extent and most of all INTEREST.

The pursuit of perfection in my eyes is slowly gathering lifes opportunities and putting it into a basket (imaginary) and reflecting upon it’s contents. From there you pick opportunites carefully that rock your boat gently and take you on unforgettable journeys. Once on a journey you exhibit unique beauty that only the eye can see.

Lastly the pursuit of perfection is using time wisely to understand yourself greater and look beyond the surface of the colour of your skin but as deep as your character. That all links together to understand the pursuit of perfection.

The pursuit of perfection is the deepest game beyond nature and somehow we control it with our minds. It can either control you or break you into pieces beyond repair.

 

Question: What is your personal pursuit of perfect at this time?