It’s always the time to stand up

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Bullying, it happens to everyone at some point in their lives, in various ways and we can a see it all around. Kids are being picked on in school, even to adults being taken advantage of at the work place. But I want those of you who are reading this, that are going through this awful experience, to know that it’s okay to be frustrated we can’t help it at first but that doesn’t mean you let this terrorism to dominate your lives.

It has to stop and you, as an individual has a voice, speak up, initially it might seem daunting but you can do it, know that. Even for those who don’t (cannot speak, that is) let someone know, in fact, voice or no voice you need to let your friends and family know, even a favourite teacher because no one has to face it alone.

I’ve been bullied while I was in high school but I’ve gotten over it after finally just being fed up of seeing the foot prints all over me of my bullies after being walked all over by them. I didn’t think about telling anyone, I’ll simply go home and lock myself up in the bathroom and let my tears rain down until I feel empty and hollow, so then their words didn’t seem hurt so much. Fortunately, my experience hadn’t affected me as much as it had others. I imagine that my life would have been much easier if I had confided in someone. Continue reading

Something you didn’t know about moi and how it changed my life

It’s the truth, I’m telling you and I won’t ever deny it and I don’t care what you Twi-hards (Twilight suckers I mean fanatics) have to say about it. What? You mean you don’t know?! *Gasps* Okay, okay, it’s my own fault that I didn’t make it public here on WP (though I think I mentioned something in one of those Tag game posts + my Twitter username is @GryffindorGal1) that I’m a Potter-head, a Harry Potter fan until the end of time! I’m not infatuated, I was with Twilight I’ll admit in all honesty, but Harry Potter is forever, my friends, FOREVER! Oh and I recently changed my gravatar that might give a hint.

A chunk of my heart in seven volumes!

As to how it changed my life …

It was during the summer of 2010 when I somehow ended up on a Wikipedia article on Harry Potter – I’d see almost all the movies released up to that time but I didn’t care for it much back then – but as I kept on reading how Mrs.Rowling came about with the shebang I was hooked, without actually being aware that I was being reeled in … Continue reading

“Then and Now” – Ojai, California – Betina La Plante via PhotoBotos.com

“Then and Now” – Ojai, California – Betina La Plante

Talk about creative ideas.  I love this one! I suspect Betina’s idea should go viral eventually and inspire a lot of other photographers to try the same concept in interesting ways.   What do you think?

Enter Betina:

The idea of people holding images to their faces is not a new one, by any means.  People have photographed themselves replacing their own faces with shots from fashion magazines, album covers, etc.  Early this year I saw the poster for the movie “Ides of March”, which shows half of Ryan Gosling’s face holding up a folded Time magazine with half George Clooney’s face on it to complete the ‘whole’.  I thought that was a cool concept, but how much cooler would it be to use the same subject on both sides, depicting the passage of time on their face.  I’d been helping Terence go through many of his old photographs, in order to choose which ones to include in his new memoir, so I knew I had some great straight on shots to work with, from when he was in his 30s.  It was a last minute idea before he went to shoot a movie in Canada, but he was up to try it.

I had an hour to scan and print up several varying sizes of the photo that Terence is holding, in order to come up with the best life-size match.

Read more here, seriously check this stuff out!

This – though not entirely ingenious – is brilliant and I love that it was black and white! Then and now is most definitely amongst my top favourites. He was quite the looker back in his days ;)

I’ve posted some photos from this same website Potobotos a while ago. They’ve great stuff, a new photograph every day along with the stories behind them! Check ‘em out and if you like what you see don’t forget to subscribe!

Related post: Some Amazing Photography via Photobotos.com

News Week’s 2012 Travel Bucket List

2012 Travel Bucket List: Burma, North Korea and More Destinations (<- click to see all)

Guyana

Martin Harvey / Corbis

Though it sits just north of Brazil, Guyana still has yet to appear on the traveler’s radar–only about 5,000 tourists enter each year, according to Kirk Smock, author of the Bradt travel guide to Guyana and a consultant for the USAID-funded Guyana Sustainable Tourism Initiative. Often it’s just you, the staff, and the sounds of bird calls at the jungle lodges. Ninety percent of the population lives along the developed Atlantic region, which means that 80 percent of the country sees nary a human frolicking among the primary rainforest. Read more here …

Highlights: In the virgin forests, species that are endangered elsewhere reproduce successfully. You can still spot giant anteaters, jaguars, black caimans, and around 820 varieties of birds. (via Newsweek.com)

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Well, it’s nice to see that my home country is ”going places”. I live in along the Atlantic area (or the low coastal plain) and haven’t been to the highland region, where the rainforests are but from the photos I’ve seen makes I itch to take a trip! Photographer’s Paradise folks, I’m telling you. I understand that we’ve got to have wood but I don’t like the idea of lots of people getting into lumbering, though we’ve got policies in place not everyone abides, and if you’ve enough green - if you know what I mean – almost anything’s possible.

There is one international highway, and it is still unpaved, which has kept much of the interior industry (including logging, gold mining, and oil prospecting) from dominating the landscape.

Actually, I see that as a good thing, not development-wise, but it keeps what life is there alive and well and not endangering them. Though the government preaches on protecting wild life, through excessive mining and logging things wouldn’t turn out so swell, especially if more easier access is going to be facilitated …

That waterfall in the picture I believe is Orenduke Falls because Kaieture Falls is a single, straight drop.

I’m not lying when I say that Guyana’s a very beautiful country, we’ve got more to go but we’re getting there, oh I’ve yet so much to discover! You’re all always welcome to visit!

Catch you guys later,

I’ve got the blues + Harry’s poetry blog: Poetry Corner

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Hey to all of you groovy folks out there :)

Lately I feel hollow inside, and I just feel this sensation that within that space there’s something moving inside me, sucking out my energy. I’ll admit that I have not been eating as I should for the past few days for no reason at all, got no appetite, maybe that just it. I don’t know, what I feel is lost. I worry about tomorrow when today’s still young, heck, I’m still young!

Think positive they say, how can a body be positive when the heavens are a very depressing shade of grey above my head (and this is coming from a person who fairly enjoys rainy days)? I keep telling myself that I don’t need chocolate, I really don’t. It sits there on the shelf, looking at me with a devious smile calling out to me “You know you want me, honey!” It’s a struggle, but it usually ends when I think about all those people have way more pressing problems out there than I obviously do.

Hormones, that’s got be be it! But I expect that good weather will improve things.

Now blog-wise, I think that I haven’t been writing about anything of substance, things that matter to me and what affects me and the people around me. I have things inside me that are just pleading to be written about but the time and sometimes I’m not even in the mood to write anything at all despite all of the clamoring going on in my head.

I think writing about it, like I am now, helps to unclog a bit. I’ve also been writing more poetry than that’s usual these days. Which brings me to …

I’ve recently I’ve joined the amazing and insightful poets at Poet’s Corner (created by Harry M. over at The Dribbling Pensioner), check us out, there’s a lot of good stuff going around so don’t miss out! I just love it there :)

Oh well, until next time. I hope it’s sunny or close to it wherever you are :D

Winter, Lust, And Wonder – Free Digital Poetry Book

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Check it out, Winter, Lust and Wonder is available on Kindle for a limited time only! This is a book of poetry written by a fellow blogger James Mahoney but he goes by DarkJade here on WP, cool dude and a good writer. You don’t need a Kindle to get it. Click on the link to his site to learn more!!!

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Winter, Lust, And Wonder – Free Digital Poetry Book

Back in March, I made My Poetry Book “Winter, Lust, And Wonder” Available on Kindle… And shortly after, Offered a Free Digital Copy of it for a Couple Days, as Part of Being in a Special Kindle Selling Program.

I’m Proud to Say, I’m Able to Offer A “Free” Copy of it in Digital Form Once More, from 12:01am, 6/17-11:59pm 6/19

Good News, you “Don’t Need A Kindle” in order to Partake…

There is some Free Software Here “Free Kindle Reading Apps” that you can Download onto your PC, that will Allow for you to Read Digital Books, just Like Kindle does.

That’s What I do, as I don’t have a Kindle.

So If you’d Like to Download a “Free” Copy of My Poetry Book, “Winter, Lust, And Wonder”, Head Here “Winter, Lust, And Wonder (Kindle)“, and…

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St.George’s Cathedral

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One of my black and whites (well … the only one so far) on my photo blog.

Originally posted on Me, my camera and I:

Located: on Church Street in Georgetown.Republic of Guyana, South America. A national monument.

St.George’s Cathedral (Anglican) built from 1892-1899 , is one of the world’s tallest free standing churches.   I’ve never actually been inside, well not as yet, but whenever we’re in town I love to just to stare at it as we drive by. It’s massive and I’d like to believe it looks even more huge from the inside. This is one of my best black and white yet.

If you’re interested you can read more about the church here.

Hope you like it,

P.S: I took this out while I was in a taxi, hence all the wires.

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