This is something completely different, but I’m happy that my dad is another year older. He’s been a great parent for me and I’m glad to have the opportunity to celebrate his special day. Happy Birthday, Dad! May you have a very blessed day today!
The pandemic rages on
Decent people do their best to be clean
Yet some dirty people with status have shown themselves as of recently
Kelso and Jackie felt being clean was optional with them and their kids
A certain rapper’s blonde wife only showered when she felt “icky”
An internet media mogul didn’t know what a washcloth was until his tennis player wife taught him how to use it this year
Why are people so nasty and why do people want to be like them?
Bank accounts and fame weren’t substitutes for cleanliness
The rumors spread like germs as society is far from godly and they’d be right according to that age-old adage
Maybe the commoners with sense should stick to elbow-bumps and extra hand sanitizer should they meet the stars
Even the destitute and disadvantaged at least showered once a day
It makes one wonder why America ranked #1 with this virus
The dirtiness should be severely dialed down to multiple degrees, so the doves of hygiene can soar
Blessings are a thing whether one believes in a divine power or not
Yet some overlook the antonyms
Plagues aside, the signs become more obvious throughout the world
Embarrassments and debacles are on display
As severe things afflict those who thought they had control
Throwing millions of bills as a frail attempt to stay in power
Failure was impending
And curses will shower onto those deceivers
Some lessons and guidelines were downloaded in every brain
Except for one
The excuses rain down whenever bad behavior is shown
But for that loner, they’re automatically condemned
Kid gloves for the rest of the society and slaps on the wrists happen
Whether they be yelling, stealing, or storming prominent buildings
A decimal of that, and it’s an instant judgment on that individual
Seems as though the universe has one person to flog for the rest of their existence
Until someone takes their place
All I know is suffering in silence
As failure lingers ever still
Will I ever see gold, silver, or even bronze?
Enforced smiling did malignant damage
Without my knowledge
I wondered if encouraging others and showing support was enough.
While it felt good saying kind words, promoting the works of others, and even purchasing some works of others whenever I had a bit of fun money (books, music, art, etc.), I wondered if my words and actions mattered in the long run. There were some thankful people which is awesome and I appreciate it, but sometimes I wouldn’t get a response after doing something kind to someone. I pondered if I was somehow not good enough to support others and don’t even get me started about my experiences of some very ungrateful people out there. It made me think if my support and help even mattered to others. How should I know? Sometimes I never get the responses if anyone actually cares.
Besides that, I’ve been doing my best not to feel down…again.
I feel like every day I remember horrible memories and how certain things said and done to me were more abusive in hindsight. There were times that I wish I would’ve stuck with different hobbies or skills. Then I will be more appreciated by others and people would be forced to say that I have talents instead of having to prove everything to anyone or everyone. If I had more confidence back then, I would make sure to shut down their insults quickly. Maybe I would’ve counteracted to verbally destroy their self-esteem to defend myself. Life is really stupid like that as I know the past can’t be changed. I could keep creating things, but I know they won’t be up to par no matter how much effort I put in. I can’t lie. I’ve also been jealous of other bloggers on WordPress as they seem to have better lives than I do, have more self-esteem, and somehow always know the right words to say.
Here’s an award that I’ve never been nominated for before. I was tagged with The Dazzling Blogger Award by Experience Film! Thank you very much! Experience Film has made great posts involving film reviews, filmmaking, and even features some of his video projects on there.
This award was created by Helen at Crispy Confessions where this particular award was created to recognize bloggers who excel in at least one major facet of blogging. This can be content, writing skills, social media marketing, or engagement.
My Answers to Experience Film’s Questions:
1) What inspired you to start your blog?
It all started with my spoken word project of the same name. I featured my recordings on there and poems, but I then expanded into talking about other subjects and even other blogs with my fiction as well as my reviews on film, anime, and documentaries.
2) Who is your hero / heroine in fiction (and why)?
Good question since I rarely read fiction as much as I used to. I guess Yugo Beppu from Yugo the Negotiator would be one of my favorite heroes in fiction with him being able to use his intelligence in amazing ways and has a crazy amount of willpower. It’s also interesting how he’s forced to not use violence to save the day and can still get the job done with rescuing others.
3) How would you describe your personality? List 5 adjectives. Or if you know your MBTI, Big 5, enneagram, astrology signs, etc. use those!
Innovative, Generous, Encouraging, Autodidactic, and Artsy…I’m doing my best to be positive here. Hahaha!
4) Have you ever made a decision that completely changed the course of your life? What was it?
I could name some positive decisions, but that would be too personal given some current things going on. I guess taking a DNA test to find out my ethnic background (more so on my mom’s side even though I was still surprised with the sample percentages on my dad’s side) had an impact on me because I wanted to learn the history of my heritage especially when I had no clue about which ethnic stock I came from on my maternal side. It allowed me to research the cultures and helped me to have some confidence.
5) What items are closest to you in the room right now?
Well, I’m in my little office space at my place. Besides my computer which I typed this post with, there’s an iPod, a couple of international movie DVDs (currently from Uruguay and Haiti), notebooks, batteries, and a portable camcorder for my film projects.
6) Name something you are good at. And something you wish you were good at, but definitely aren’t.
Saying anything good about myself is difficult. I’m good at geography and learning about world cultures. It’s ridiculous with things I wish I was good at. Maybe sports or cooking?
7) Who inspires you, in your life?
Another tough question since not a lot of people inspire me. Maybe some recent non-fiction authors I’ve been checking out when it comes to opening my eyes to the world a bit?
Questions for my nominees:
1: What makes your blog stand out in some way, shape or form?
2: Which bloggers have inspired your content?
3: You could hang out with three others somewhere. One is an artist (filmmaker/musician/visual art/etc), a fictional character, and an athlete. Who would they be, where, would you go, and what would activities would the 4 of you participate in?
4: What is one interest or hobby that you never thought you would get into?
5: Which creative individual do you think is massively underrated?
6: Where would your dream vacation be?
7: Who is the most famous person that you’ve met in real life?
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I know Nestle has done really bad things in the past like that heinous baby formula fiasco story my mom told me about when I was a child, but this is just plain sick. So apparently, Nestle and Cargill have financed their chocolate businesses by using child slaves as young as 5 years old in Cote D’Ivoire (or Ivory Coast if you prefer) and Mali for 12-14 hours a day under abusive conditions like getting beaten, starved out, and under armed surveillance among other ghastly things. The formally enslaved people tried to make a lawsuit against these companies for human rights abuses and who can blame them? However, the Supreme Court in America denied the lawsuit from an 8-1 majority (Yes, both Republicans AND Democrats voted to reject the suit) because this happened outside of America. So let me get this straight. People can be arrested for sexual assault or being a Nazi outside of the country even if it was outside the nation as they should be incarcerated, but for being involved in child slavery isn’t good enough to throw the book at the companies and their accomplices? Unbelievable! Do your jobs, SCOTUS!
Me being offended about this happening isn’t just on principle in my case, but this offends me as a human being. While Nestle and Cargill deserve to be boycotted and charged with slavery, the accomplices directly in those African nations need to be locked up as well. This is hardcore selling out on so many levels and those governments should rescue the enslaved and shut down these plantations. Slavery is still going on in the world, but sadly not many people still realize this.
If you do buy chocolate, then please do your research on the companies like if they’re fair trade for example. For me, I won’t be buying anything from these companies.
Don’t just focus on the Crunch Bars, NesQuik chocolate milk, or NesCafe coffee. Here are other brands that each respective company owns.
Nestle Pure Life
Nestle Ice Cream
Chef Michael’s Canine Creations
Starbucks Coffee at Home
Merckens A Rainbow of Possibilities
Hopefully this helps for anyone who actually cares about this issue. The fact that slavery hasn’t ended in 2021 makes my blood boil.
The sun felt so foreign
As it’s swapped with a blood red duplicate
Shining down rays echoing
Across my universe
While everyone else had blue skies
Why would anyone envy the haunted?
I can’t say I’m genuinely happy most of the time, but it did happen. It felt great when people have been encouraged by me in an unexpected way. It was also great being encouraged by some people that I know.
This was all fine and good, but I haven’t been too creative besides my poems on here. Part of me feels like I’m being lazy of sorts given the original concept of this blog. I won’t be posting as often on this blog, but maybe once or twice a week. We’ll see what happens.
Being creative is really hard especially when it’s the Ospreyshire-type of creativity. Mine isn’t better than anyone’s, but it is very different.