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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Poem: BROKEN

Image by SeaReeds from Pixabay.com


when i think of u
i get sad n blue
cause you gave up 2 soon
saying i'm a waste of your time

you also said i'm uncool
for u who's brand new
saying i'm old and used
and giving off bad vibes

well, good luck 2 u babe
have it your way
one day you might miss me
but it'll be too late...







Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jamz' Tune #1: YOU SAY by LAUREN DAIGLE


Jamz' Tune #1: "You Say"
Artist: Lauren Daigle
Genre: Contemporary Christian Music
Year of Release: 2018
Album: Look Up Child
Length: 4:34
Music Video: "You Say"
Buy: Apple

Listening to "You Say" amidst my troubles and the world's just makes me feel at peace. Lauren Daigle is a Christian singer and I first began listening to her with her smash hit: "How Can It Be." Here's the artwork for Lauren's second album Look Up Child that contains "You Say." "YS" peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

video link courtesy of Youtube.com

Friday, August 9, 2019

Poem: JUST ME (NO MORE US)

Image by Larisa-K from Pixabay.com

i put little effort
in us
that's why
there's no more
us.

i hate myself
for treating u
that way.
i wish
i could rewind
back to those days

when we loved
when there was
us.

now there's
just me
sad, bitter,
and lonely.
just me
just me
and no more us...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

JAMZ TALKS: STRANGER THINGS (THE NETFLIX SERIES) IS SURELY THE GREATEST SHOW OF THIS DECADE SO FAR!



Source: Youtube.com; 2019 July 11.




Source: Youtube.com; 2019 July 11.




Source: Youtube.com; 2019 July 11.


Congratulations to Stranger Things and all its creators, actors, film and camera crew, screenwriters and all for catching my full attention like how I did with many other shows pre-schizophrenia.  I was so enraptured by this Netflix series' aesthetics and storyline that I completed watching all 3 Seasons this year (2019),  The 80's nostalgia and soundtrack added to my appreciation for this show which takes place during the colorful, materialistic, consumer-driven 80's.  My favorite character out of the series' cast is Eleven (or El for short) played by British actress, Millie Bobby Brown.  Her tough exterior, her telekinetic power, and her sweet persona (displayed when she is with Mike Wheeler and the nerd gang) got me wishing to be a male version of hers.  That I wished something so huge and unrealistic as the demogorgons and the portal to the alien world happened to me as a kid in the 80s even though I know she and the rest of the gang are way older than me (I was four or five during 1984 or 1985, the time the show is set in).  Now that I think about it, maybe that shouldn't be a dream right?  LOL.  

I recommend this action-packed, sci-fi gem, Baby-sitters Club/Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew-esque show to you if you are nostalgic for the 80s.  Stranger Things has elements from 80s horror films like Poltergeist and The Nightmare on Elm Street among others.  I got to tell you, it is one of a kind and it surely beat most of other shows released during the 2010s decade it is not even funny.  I have included all 3 official final trailers for each of its seasons for you to make your decision on whether to watch it (if you already have Netflix) or create an account and then watch it, lol.  I give much thanks and appreciation to my Aunt Lina, Uncle Paki, cousins Mele and Jennifer for their Netflix subscription that has enabled me to discover and view this amazing show.  Now I will be awaiting the release of Season 4 with much anticipation wondering what new characters or new villains the Duffer Brothers (the genius creators) have in store for us die-hard fans.  Yes, that's what I am, haha.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Book Review #85: HOME SWEET SONOMA (HOME SWEET HOME TRILOGY BOOK 1) by GEORGIA JAMES AND DEBORAH PARRISH

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Title: HOME SWEET SONOMA (Home Sweet Home Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Georgia James and Deborah Parrish
Publisher: Heartworks Press, LLC
Release Date: April 12, 2018
Genre: Romance
Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (online)

Sweet, Suave, and Satisfying Read for Dreamy Bookworms…

     Catherine “Kitty” Taylor is one successful executive businesswoman who is the runner of her deceased father’s business titled Taylor Brands.  She has the backup of her witty, brilliant boyfriend-lawyer Nick Dylan who tries to give her the world with his own self-made luxuries.  They are both in their thirties and Kitty has begun to think of marriage and having kids to which Nick is not very fond of because he does not want to be tied down just yet let alone be taking care of children that may come about from that.  Kitty’s company, Taylor Brands, is in talks of being up for sale and one high profile player by the name of Charlie Palmer has his eyes set on it that is if Kitty is part of the package.  When Kitty goes back to her hometown, Sonoma, California to be with her mother, upon arrival, she witnesses her mother Gracie having a birthday party with her close friends to which Gracie suffers a stroke and dies on the spot.  She leaves behind a vineyard, a church (she brought and turned into her home), and a handyman by the name of Daine Shepherd who builds and fixes furnitures as well as taking care of her barn and the animals in it.  Kitty and Daine soon start to have feelings for each other and this jeopardizes Kitty’s relationship with Nick. 

     This book was an easy and quick read.  That does not mean that I found it to be dull.  Nope.  This book was sweet, soothing, and entertaining.  I found the story to be familiar but then again the charm of it was the business world that it embodies.  I love a great story about those people who are the runners of their own companies even though they may be small developments.  I was tickled by Kitty’s mother’s small shop where she sold herbs and soaps and potions of all sorts that she makes from ingredients found in her own garden.  It made me think of those people who sell such things on websites like Etsy for example and how committed and passionate they are about their whimsical products.  It also got me thinking of turning what you love into a moneymaking business.  That if there is no job suitable for you out there, why don’t you start your own little biz and put into it all your energy and talent so that it will bring some cash in, right? 

     I think this book was made for women (and men) who live simple lives.  Those who love the country and a good book that reflects that easygoing environment.  I think the usual storyline of woman falling in love with a sexy, masculine farmhand will be appreciated greatly by readers who have long dreamed of a Levi jeans-wearing, muscular cowboy-ish man (think Marlboro Man, hahaha) to come sweep them off their feet and cover their lips with long, enduring, sensual kisses.  It’s a great escape from the harshness of reality I think.  Anyway, you enjoy the remainder of your July 4th now and let this book turn you into a firework bursting with bliss and romance!  It’s definitely a must-have!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Poem: MILLION SMILES


Photo Credit: TheDigitalArtist at Pixabay.com


IT'S YOUR MILLION SMILES
THAT'S CRACKED OPEN MY SHELL
AND IT'S YOUR I  U CARDS
THAT'S CAUSED ME TO RESTART

IT'S YOUR MILLION SMILES
THAT'S MADE ME ABLE
TO FEEL MY  REJOICE
THROUGH ALL THE BAD NOISE  

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Book Review #84: FAMILY TIES by DANIELLE STEEL

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TITLE: FAMILY TIES
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Dell (Mass Market Paperback)
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Genre: Romance
Available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Sweet and Triumphant Tale of Familial Love

            Annie Ferguson was a just starting and ambitious New York architect who had strong love for her older sister Jane and her husband, Bill Marshall and their kids.  They had a healthy bond of sibling love and loyalty at the beginning.  However, things go tragic when Jane and Bill’s plane that they were flying on suffered a fatal crash that ended their lives and leaving Annie to take their kids under her wing.  Annie suffers from this and vows to care for then young Lizzie, Ted, and Kate, to make sure that they are protected and raised right, ensuring that they become educated, successful adults.

            Fast forward to the future to a now late twenties Lizzie, mid-twenties Ted, and early twenties Kate who are diligent and yet so normal people while Annie herself has become a well-established architect servicing uppity clients in her part of New York.  The only problem that Annie feels herself lacking is a social life, a contemporary boyfriend or lover because all her life she has occupied herself with Jane’s kids.  She is constantly being set up by her friend Whitney with blind dates that all seem to not go well.  In the midst of all that, Annie watches her nieces and nephew become weighed down by their individual conflicts with Lizzie dating a superficial and messy European photographer, with Ted acting like a zombie with a lot on his mind, and Kate going out with a Middle-Eastern young man while mistakenly taking a semester off of art school to work at an unbecoming tattoo parlor in a creepy, dark section of New York City.

            The book is an easy read and it took me four days to finish it because I do have personal tasks and errands to attend to.  I found this book as a soothing experience for me due to its sweetness and innocence.  I kind of saw myself and my own siblings and mother in this story which makes it all the more relatable and sorrowful at some points.  The good thing about this book is that it is fictional because I found myself ultimately annoyed by a character named Pattie who took vicious advantage of poor Ted.  I thought she was totally psycho and needed to get a life, lol.  I loved how there was romance since this book is a Danielle Steel book and that it was very PG-13 rated.  I find that very admirable about Steel’s novels.  I also found the uppity world of the characters to be exciting and must be emulated because we all want success right?   The only minute element of this book that I detected was the fairy-tale quality of the story itself.  That it was not realistic and not everyone gets a piece of that blissful and enchanting life that the characters are in.  That you just can’t end up in the arms of a famous news anchor just like that.  Or fall in the path of a rich Italian jeweler/designer like Lizzie did.  Anyway, I read this book simply for entertainment which is what Danielle Steel’s books are best for.