The Flowers June

When I look in time

I forget about regrets

I’ll keep on smokin’ my cigarettes; although my doc just said no

I was born to disobey, not to follow what the king says

My head might be in threat

It can end up in a platter, I just don’t care

I want to live life dangerously

I’ll smoke it, til it reaches the flowers of June

I promise I won’t destroy

The flowers of June

If only they knew

How time flew, if only they knew

I’ll keep on testing your time cards

Until you reach your limit

I’ll max it out, I’ll breathe it out til’ you get it

I won’t follow any rules; although you’re the ruler

I’ll break your throne if I have to

You want to polish me, I have no solution

You want to teach the unteachable

I’ll dance at my own beat

If you go right, I’ll turn to the left

It gives me thrills to break your rules

I could loose my head over this, but I just don’t really care

I want to live life dangerously

I’ll smoke it, til it reaches the flowers of June

I promise I won’t destroy

The flowers of June

If only they knew

If only they knew

If only they knew

 

 

 

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The Try Guys Goes Independent

Earlier this year, through an interview in the New York TimesThe Try Guys are leaving Buzzfeed. The web series was an original concept of the quartet and starting on Father’s Day, the first episode launches online.

The Try Guys are not the first Buzzfeed employees to fly solo. Other well-known online personalities such as Safiya Nygaard, Ashly Perez, Just Between Us comedy duo and among others have left. The major commonalities most of the former hit makers leave the Buzzfeed headquarters is for the same reason: creative control.

Once entering Buzzfeed, your ideas are their ideas now because you are working for the company. Which on one side, it makes sense. They provide the tools, you make the hits on a known platform and make yourself known as well. It can be a frightening idea to leave behind stability for your own mobility – like most risks it can burn you. But, their talents are not ignored. Quite the contrary, it is paying off because most of the former employees are successful on their own.

However, much the quartet – independent online personalities do rely on their unique ideas, managers or agencies and online businesses such as Patreon to promote their channel and the ability to continue as independent.

I am positive The Try Guys will be a successful channel and continue to create both humorous and interesting content. As mentioned earlier former employees have created videos explaining why they left and what are the Buzzfeed alumni doing now?

Safiya Nygaard: About a year ago, she launched her own channel on YouTube and she can also be found on Nextbeat. Thus far, her channel has over 5.1 million subscribers and her recent video has been viewed over 2.8 million views. Upcoming projects is that Nygaard will appear on season 3: Escape the Night.

Ashly Perez: Well-known for her cookie personality and hilarious Buzzfeed videos as an awkward girl and her love for Taylor Swift or Oprah; the Cuban-Korean American actress has moved on to different projects. Currently Perez appears on Girl Ship TV on YouTube and is developing  an series called, Carol’s A Demon.

Just Between Us Comedy Duo (Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn): Both continue to work together and each has an independent channel under their own names. Also, both wrote a novel last year called, I Hate Everyone But You. Most recent, Allison appeared in a video on Elle’s magazine channel, 9 Reasons Allison Raskin Loves Being a Woman on the Internet.

Overall, whether you like Buzzfeed or all of the independent online personalities. Support their cause, their content and it keeps the internet more interesting.

Please support the channels and have fun watching what new video they launch.

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Just Between Us Facebook Page

Just Between Us Duo

https://www.youtube.com/user/justbetweenusshow

https://www.youtube.com/user/nofungabydunn

https://www.youtube.com/user/araskin620

Ashly Perez

Ashly Perez Twitter

Ashly Perez

https://www.youtube.com/user/TinyFrenzyTV

https://www.instagram.com/itsashlyperez/

Safiya Nygaard

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAwSkqJ1W_Eg7wr3cp5BUA

https://www.instagram.com/safiyany/

 

 

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Lessons From…Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Although I’m breaking the tradition of the Lessons From… format which usually features film or series that have ended. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is worth breaking this norm. The Netflix have been critically acclaimed, it has also been criticized for taking serious topics a bit too far sometimes; nonetheless, the UKS proves to be undeniably witty, crazy, and poignant with its story line.

Co-showrunner Robert Carlock revealed how the arcs set up in the first half of the show's fourth and final season will pay off in the second half, set to air in 2019.

Netflix

Now, let’s begin! # Lessons from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

  1. Someone may sing Oh, Christmas Tree the wrong way
  2. Having a viral video is double edge sword. Fame comes first and then your past will hunt you
  3. ‘Word up!’ is not cool anymore
  4. Molly is also an American Girl Doll too
  5. Some people are stranger danger, but others may be a stranger ranger danger
  6. If your friend is like Titus, he will envy meeting himself
  7. Listening to Donna Summer’s song to alleviate gas is always a good idea
  8. Only the Banana Boys can wear yellow
  9. Lillian will always run, regardless of the situation, so RUN LILlIAN!
  10. A man that looks like a woman while wearing a Christmas sweater most likely is not the happiest person of the world
  11. There’s always a perverted cat mascot that will suggest an orgy during the most inappropriate time
  12. Yes, there’s an Iron Metal Friend which is the off-brand of Iron Man
  13.  Robot Yuko is wonderful
  14. Living as a Franken-Wolf could be a better choice
  15. Some American parents may insist for their children learn British English, but once the child is in college he or she will say for the first time, “Bro.”
  16. Females are strong as hell
  17. The best therapist will fart on her own envelope as blackmail to herself
  18. No one wants to watch you nay nay
  19. Jacqueline Voorhees can’t turn 50, she promised
  20. Some women are perfect foot sluts
  21. Titus can’t pass as a straight giraffe for the Broadway hit, The Lion King
  22. Bubebreeze does not solve your problems
  23. Dr. Franff is a parody of real life Dr. Brent Brandt
  24. I Beat that Bitch (with a Bat) is a real song by DJ Dangerous
  25. A Mentos can be a good tooth replacement
  26. A water stain can make you confess secrets
  27. Hold Up is Titus’ version of Lemonade
  28. Pinot Noir was filmed on various locations and used a ring tune as the back ground music
  29. If you are friends with Mimi Kanasis, she will obey by locking herself in the closet
  30. Renting your apartment on Airbnb to a couple of hipsters from Austin is the worst idea
  31. Gretchen needs a cult life to feel alive
  32. You can celebrate Fake Christmas
  33. Yes, there is a Hurricane Tammi with an I
  34.  Frenemies will host a gala on the same day as yours
  35. The world is about to end, submit your audition for The Apprentice  (Please, don’t)
  36.  Meeting your boyfriend’s family may also include a real-life puppet relative
  37. There is always an odd land lady
  38. Boobs in California is an internet hit
  39. Cork Rockingham can cause confusion
  40. A dance-off may lead to find a lover
  41. Making out with your lover on the back seat of a police car…well that’s your call
  42. Kimmy’s mom can be found on a roller coaster at any given day during the year. Does she have a job?
  43. Kimmy has a sister named Kymmi
  44. Going to a dumpster is like finding fossils from the 90s
  45. According to Kimmy The Babysitter Book Club has the coolest book ever

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Goop Dupes!

Oh, Gwyneth! Here I go again now with Goop dupes. If you have read my previous-previous post it was dedicated to Goop. Now, I am diving into what also the site is known for – selling products at a very high ticket price. As I mentioned previously, I do not discredit Paltrow’s claims, but for those that want to experience the Goop lifestyle without breaking your piggy bank, stick around because I found great dupes from Amazon.com.

LUMINOUS MELTING CLEANSER
$90.00 / $80.00 with subscription

Goop by Juice Beauty

Dupes available on Amazon.com

banila Clean It Zero Makeup Remover, 3.38 Ounce, 100 ml $18.10 or The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, Paraben-Free Makeup Remover, 2.7 Oz. $16.00. All three do the same thing and I may be incorrect, but the Banila Clean It Zero was the pioneer of this balm makeup remover. I do not count Ponds because its consistency is similar to lotion.

banila Clean It Zero Makeup Remover, 3.38 Ounce, 100 ml

Banila on Amazon

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, Paraben-Free Makeup Remover, 2.7 Oz.

The Body Shop Camomile on Amazon

Dr. Barbara Sturm: HYALURONIC AMPOULES $215.00

When you deal with acne and also fine lines (everybody) its because Hyaluronic acid is depleting and over time adding Hyaluronic acid is a great investment for your skin.

Goop

TONYMOLY Megatox Moist Shot Ampoule Mask,0.7 Fl Oz $6.50 or Mizon Original Skin Energy – Hyaluronic Acid 100 – Facial Care – Anti Wrinkle $13.28

TONYMOLY Megatox Moist Shot Ampoule Mask,0.7 Fl Oz

TonyMoly on  Amazon

Tammy Fender BULGARIAN LAVENDER BODY OIL $65.00

Goop

The properties of Lavender body oil is no joke! I have horrible insomnia and for a while I used lavender to help me and it did. Because I wanted another scent, I’ve stopped using it; however, it is legit. I’ve actually used the Dr.  Teal’s Body Oil, so I highly recommend it.

Dr. Teal’s Bath Additive Lavender Oil, 8.8 Ounce $4.49 or EO Botanical Body Oil, French Lavender, Massage and Moisturize, 8 Fluid Ounce $11.24 most likely will be as effective as Goop’s recommendation.

Dr Teal's Bath Additive Lavender Oil, 8.8 Ounce

Dr. Teal’s

JADE EGG
$66.00

Goop

Now, the infamous Yoni egg that catapulted Goop into a nationwide discussion. Between professionals and Goop supporters, it is a polarized opinion on this one. Personally I would not use it because it is a scary device in my opinion; however, for those that want to experience the claimed benefits of the Yoni egg…well, I am sure this existed before Goop and of course Amazon did not fail me on this quest.

Set of 3 Jade Green Yoni Egg for Kegel and Pelvic Excercise $11.88

Amazon

Here’s the brief list of thousands of products Goop recommends. Was there one that I missed? In general, the point of this article as mentioned earlier is not discrediting Goop’s claim, but for those that do not have the Goop budget…this is a good way to seek for affordable alternatives. Still, that Yoni egg scares me!

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The Flower of my Secret (Film Review)

If you’ve read a few of my articles; it’s no secret that Pedro Almodóvar is one of my favorite film directors to chat about.

La Flor de mi Secreto boosted Almodóvar status from his Academy Award nominated film, Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios from a recognized director to a seasoned one. At the time (1997), critics called this film a mature one because it still captures the classic Pedro themes with a sophisticated storyline.

Here’s a brief history how I waited 18 years to finally watch this film! In the dark ages of the internet when Ask Jeeves was a thing and YouTube did not exist… I was watching an interview of the Spanish director. In this interview he speaks about the movie. My eyes dilate with happiness and start the hunt.

It’s been three years already and three years too late to find it in a cinema like Music Box. Alas, I find 2 copies in DVD at the public library. Jackpot! I reserve my copy and hop to the downtown train. Back at home and 25 minutes into the film…the disc starts skipping. Skip, skip and more skipping. Cleaned and popped the disc into my DVD player. More skipping.

Defeated, I return the disc and call the next location to assure they had the DVD copy available. Much to my dismay, the last hope was dead. The copy was reported lost a day before I called inquiring about it. 18 years later and patiently waiting for the film. I purchased the film with the risk that I may regret getting it; ergo, was it worth the wait?

Yes, it was worth to know what was the secret after all. La Flor de mi Secreto carries the tropes Almodóvar is known for, yet it’s unique and somewhat humorous too.

The film opens with a desperate writer, Leo. She’s writing out her feelings for her next novel, but her shoes are stuck and can’t take them off. Much like a metaphor, her shoes was like her marriage in a standstill. As the story develops, we meet Angel. He is a reporter that wants to recruit Leo as a critic for the newspaper. He wants her to write a piece on the romance novelist, Amanda Gris. Sharply, she refuses to write about her.

More problems on her road when her publisher is upset with her latest manuscript because is dark and eerie. Leo can’t think about love stories as the real Amanda Gris. This dark story becomes a threat because if Leo fails to write a Gris novel- a lawsuit is coming to her way. Also, her manager will tell the world who is Amanda Gris revoking her anonymous clause.

Her marriage falling apart and her career in the brink of a nervous breakdown; Leo almost commits suicide, but her cookie mother leaves a phone message and this makes her react.

Overall, La Flor de mi Secreto is a classic Almodovar vision of women’s feelings and overcoming obstacles with a long road of secrets, truths and growth.

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Loving Vincent: Film Review

van Gogh is one of those artists that if the dictionary has a definition for the tormented soul then his face would be its definition. Artistic, visionary and melancholic road of Vincent’s final days before committing suicide is what this film captures.

Loving Vincent was an Oscar nominated film that went above and beyond what animators deliver in present times. With a mixture of acting, green-screen and classically trained painters to bring his paintings and his story to life; Loving Vincent embarks this tragedy in a unique way.

Told after his death, Loving Vincent explores the question what if Vincent was killed? In a trail of investigation by Armand (son of Joseph also known as van Gogh’s good friend). He understands what drove Vincent to his death, but also how his inspiration created his known masterpieces.

Much like the artist, Loving Vincent did not receive the recognition it deserves; however, films are always a love letter from its creator. Although accolades always add hype, yet it does not define a film because Loving Vincent is a masterpiece. This film is a tribute to the tormented artist that during its lifetime he was deeply misunderstood and under appreciated.

A+ film

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This Lamb is on the Run

The Lazy Lion

Keira is an average woman as many has described her at first glance. She is in her early thirties, but in many aspects she’s still a child. Day dreams in vibrant colors and creates comedic cartoons of the tedious meetings from her job. Notes on the new policies, what were the losses and what loans are getting approved for the fiscal year… it pays well, yet it is boring. She distracts her mind from the responsibilities of her position and silently wishes for love to find her.

One evening, she confesses to her cousin during a phone call, “I am a lazy lion when it comes to find love in my life.” Hence, she’s been single for the last seven years. There are nights it bothers hers, then again it does not. Contradictory, right?

There is an unfortunate answer to Keira’s distaste to an adult relationship. Mainly because at an early age, Keira have seen divorces and family members unfaithfulness. It did not make her skeptical of love, yet it made her unsure if romanticism was an honest feeling.

As for her lifestyle is simple: eat, sleep, work, cleanup and sleep again. On her days off, she likes to eat a crepe at the nearby bistro: Victor’s France. She is friendly with two male waiters: Milo and Eric. Secretly, she likes Milo. They have shared many conversations because the bistro slowest hours are between 7am to 9am and those have been moments they can speak a little bit of everything. They’ve gone as far as exchanging phone numbers. This was a small victory for the shy Keira. Months later, this small victory vanishes. Milo is still the kind waiter, not Keira’s close friend. She sees the possibility of a future like a dying rose.

Revival

Now, on the other side of this story it has another person involved… Eric. He has been a silent observant as long as he can remember her presence in the bistro.

Although Milo has not been romantically involved with Keira; he does get jealous when Eric takes her order and they have a brief chat. He likes her attention, yet has not asked her out. Yes, you are probably thinking the same thing…why the jealousy, Milo? Isn’t she just a sweet customer? Here we have Eric that wants more than just a brief exchange of words. Little by little, he has been curious of the crepe girl (that’s what she usually orders).

It’s now or never, he makes a bold move on a Tuesday morning. He brings her order at the lonely patio of the bistro and asks her out.

She is shocked by this question and looks at Milo hoping he would say something or do something. And Milo with a blank stare listens to the proposal…he remains silent after her reply. Days later, Keira and Eric meets after work.

Troublemaker

While walking near Gramercy park, Eric and Keira have been chatting from politics to the latest box office flop. Suddenly, he directly says, “You like Milo. I do wonder…Why are you here with me?” Keira replies honestly, “If you knew that, why did you ask me out? I consider this as going out with a new friend. You never asked me on a date. You asked if I wanted to go to Gramercy park with you after work. We really don’t know each other. By saying yes, I may be opening to a door of something exciting. Either a great friendship or something more. Neither of us can predict that on one night walking around the park. Now, I ask you why did you ask me out knowing that I liked Milo and not you?”

They continue to walk in silence and Eric stops walking to answer, “Because I want to know more about you than brief answers. But, you made a good point, we don’t know much about each other to begin a relationship. I think you are worth the wait. I know this might be insane, yet I feel I want someone like you in my life. If Milo can’t see it, I can.”

Keira surprised by his words says, “You are very sweet…still, how do you know I am worth all this trouble? What if I am a jerk? or crazy?” Eric smiles at her, “You’re honest. You are here with me without forcing yourself into my arms. You are not desperate as someone may assume, you want to meet me first, do you want to know more about me?”

She grabs his hand, “Let’s see how this goes. Whatever the outcome, I predict you might be a great friend. Can we remain friends if …” He interrupts, “Yes… I know how to lose.” Keira replies, “I’ve lost many times and grew wiser which that is the greatest victory. Okay, I had no intention to sound that deep.” They laugh and they continue to walk near the gate of the park.

Keira asks, “Why did you want to come to Gramercy park anyway? Is there a special memory attached to it?” Eric stops by the gate mimicking a key in his hand, “Because I want to know what does it take to have a key of this place?; it’s like a secret garden. Only the lucky ones owns the key I guess…(laughs) or the very wealthy.” Keira touches the gate, “Maybe one day. You never know.”

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StreetEasy

Closing Your Eyes

Time continues to move rapidly. Keira likes Eric’s companion and he is starting to know her better. He learns that she is not fond of darkness or working late at the firm. As for Keira, she notices that he has two tattoos in his arms. Makes her want to know what is the meaning behind it and goes to sleep with this thought in mind.

They continue to go out after work, they actually enjoy this change of pace. It is an interesting way to move away from old habits. He realizes that his smoking addiction was born out of boredom; now that he is spending time with her, Eric does not feel the need to smoke. He flushes down the toilet his last pack of cigars. Meanwhile, Keira looks at her agenda and enjoys to find what new plans she has with Eric. They always do something interesting.

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Yelp

One evening, he invited her to taste a $4.50 mousse tart slice he heard of recently. A bit lost at first, they land at Eileen’s Special Cheesecake. For some this is not an interesting detail; however, they shared the same enthusiasm and found out that moments like this was more like an adventure. Besides $4.50 for a slice of mousse tart? That’s amazing!

Sleepless Heart

Slowly, they are moving away from the crush phase that everyone goes through. Neither of them have realized this fact because genuinely they are enjoying each others company. Now he is seeing her in a different light. He worries if she is leaving work at late hours, what if she gets mugged while riding the midnight train? He feels uneasy and texts her. Keira sees his text while opening the door of her apartment.

Eric: Are you home yet?

Keira: Yeah, I just arrived. Why?

Eric: I know you don’t like working late hours.

Keira: True. Thanks for asking. But, you shouldn’t worry. I am used to it.

Eric: I’m glad you are home. Sorry to text you this late. Good night.

Keira: No bother at all! Thanks for your concern, good night.

Keira gets ready to sleep and looks at the last text. She goes to sleep with a smile.

Flight Risk

It is Spring again and Eric wonders if Keira has feelings for him outside of the friend zone. He ponders if this is how she felt when Milo did not respond to her feelings. He looks at his phone and thinks if she’s home safe and sound. Eric goes to sleep with this concern floating in his mind once again.

They continue on their adventures. But, Eric feels unsure if going on with these adventures are making him insecure about the future. What if she never makes up her mind?

Six months later…

It is a hot night and Keira can’t sleep. She walks in circles, drinks milk to try to sleep and nothing happens. Keira knows why she’s restless and does not want to admit it alone.

It is 3 a.m. by now, Keira calls Eric.

Keira: Are you awake?

Eric: Yes, why?

Keira: Ummm… Do you want to meet me at the park tonight?

Eric: Sure, but why? It’s late.

Keira: I know. I know, sorry, but do you want to come or not?

Eric: Sure.

Keira: I’ll meet you by the gate.

Eric arrives somewhat confused, yet with a bright smile. Keira holds out an old key and nervously opens the gate. “Listen carefully, this key belonged to my great-grandfather. He was a gardener… this was the best legacy he could possibly leave behind…before leaving my great-grandmother for a younger woman. It’s funny that he wanted to give this key to his mistress, but my great-grandmother discovered this plan and kicked him out and kept the key. Still, he loved working for this garden even though he was a jerk to my great-grandmother. Come on Eric, let’s sit here…Do you have any idea why I asked you to come here at this time?”

Eric’s heart starts to beat louder than a drum, “No – not-not really.” Keira lifts her phone, it’s almost 5 a.m. You know, I hate darkness, yet I want for you to look at this… isn’t it breathtaking.” Eric is amazed by the sunrise. He looks at her, “It is amazing. It’s beautiful.” Keira caresses his face, “I hope this is not too late…” and gently kisses him. Eric smiles back, “I knew you were worth the trouble.”

Keira asks, “How did you know?”

Eric smiles again, “I just knew. I’ve seen your drawings. You thought no one noticed your drawings, but you always drew even working on a project while sitting at the bistro. That’s what drew me to you. I felt curious about you and why you always draw. Call me a creep, but you also wrote poetry on some of those drawings…I found a few in the trash. That’s when I knew you were special and now that I know you better…I am glad you wanted to meet me as a friend first.”

Keira hands him a piece of paper, “I drew you during one of the boring meetings. I’ve never drawn anyone outside of the workplace. That’s when I knew. Friends don’t just doodle a friend without a reason. You gave me a reason. I wanted to see you. Just like right now.

Eric, “May I keep this? Because I really like it.”

Keira, “Sure, but we must leave now. Run!”

Eric is startled by this instruction, he obeys. “The gardener of the park does not know I have this key and we can be kicked out. Let’s go. Run!” Keira whispers quite loudly.

They run while holding their hands. Once far away from the park, Eric asks, “How come you did not tell me you had a key?” She happily says, “Because I wanted to know if you were worth the trouble.”

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