Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Relay for Life Cancer Walk - Community

My friend and I holding the spirit stick to represent our school <3
Since I'm an athlete, specifically a track runner I was very much interested in the Coral Springs relay for life cancer walk. I didn't do this service because I wanted more hours of community service, I did it because as a student government member I serve the community. I even stayed at the campus overnight to raise as much money as possible for the cancer victims. I very much care about those people who's lives have been affected by this chronic illness; as do a lot of people. Yes, I have had a family member who's life was taken away from cancer, and I did this for her. It turned out to be  a very fun and exhilarating event with lots of supporting people. At the end of the event, it turned out my middle school team was the  second team to raise the most money! I was so happy, not because we won, but because we raised 15,000 dollars to help! I also earned 15 hours of community work in that night alone.  I and many other people will fight for those battling cancer, they should just know that they are not alone. Never stop living your life to the fullest and be thankful for what you are and what you have because someday it can all just go askew.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My Accomplishment - first residential president

Ever since I was little, I've always wanted to be something great , to do something great and that dream has been my drive during the past years. When I first got to boarding school, I was scared: scared from being away from home, scared from being away from my parents, making new friends, being accepted. I didn't really know how it was all going to turn out. At home, I have always been involved in student government; since the 4th grade. Its something I love to do, its something that makes me reason with the person I want to become.Ever since that I have understood the meaning of responsibility.So my first year at boarding school I ran for president, people asked why and I said why not? Its something I love to do, I love public speaking. To my surprise I won, and it turns out the residential program were very happy. Apparently I am the first residential in meritas and my school's history to run and win presidency. I was happy; very happy and proud. This ties into my brand and logo because I believe in myself, I believe in leadership, I believe in the person I want to become. I will always strive for success

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An Opportunity given

     Nelson Mandela once said Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. There is a sign engraved with Mandela's wise words in the subsaharan parts of Nigeria. He had the perspective that with education comes power because knowledge is key to success. When I was about twelve years old, my parents sent my brother and I off to boarding school. Not for any reason that we had recalcitrant behavior or that we were naughty. They did it from the conspicuous reason of love. They want the best for us and doesn't every parent. Nigeria isn't a bad place to start off your life, some parts of the country actually provide excellent educational services and schools but parents want the best of the best so they send their children to the best place where they will succeed exponentially. Now we are doing much better than we ever thought we would. I am still a class president, I am president of other clubs, I have gained more knowledge than I would have back home. Parents should  give their child every opportunity they can offer, one of the most important one includes education; because a world without education is a world dead.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

LOGO explanation

The logo symbolizes a rainbow of cultures around me. It expands on my knowledge of culture; I can be a very diversified person at times seeing that I have traveled the world and seen a lot at such a young age. I know who I am but i don't know what I am. I represent the lollipop in the center and I diffuse all my ideas and talents in a colorful way. The drop of water is meant to symbolize myself. Some might say I have a bubbly personality which also ties into the design. The drop of water exhibits me creating a “ripple effect”. People tell me wherever I am around, I stand out, I affect them, I create an effect (big or small).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Description of me- songs

The Climb by Miley Cyrus
I chose this song because it means so much to me words aren't enough. The title of the song basically sums up the song. It says that theres always going to be another struggle and I have get through it because I'm a strong person. When I listen to this song I can relate to it very clearly; It makes me feel stronger and songs like this have the power to impact a person's life. Miley says to keep your faith, don't lose hope, keep dreaming, and never back down; don't let anything get in your way because you are stronger than that. I believe in the lyric of this song because life's a climb.

Oluwa lo-ni by Wizkid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bduk3JVAYuM 

 Although this song isn't even fully english I understand it because it is my language, Yoruba. The famous Nigerian artist, Wizkid, tells a very inspiring story of his life before God blessed him with fame and fortune. I highly respect this song because of where I come from and I can relate to the artist because we have the same culture, values, and morals. In the song he says if its up to God, I will do it, what you see sometimes can be deceiving so you have to opens your eyes and me smart in the real world. In that case, I will always keep Allah as your guide to success and freedom; Wizkid says thank God for what he's done for you, appreciate your life, appreciate you have one.

Wanted by Hunter Haynes://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruyaKdPfTN4

     This is actually a cute country song that I absolutely love and listen to almost everyday. My close friends told me this was one of the songs that describe my love life. They say that people want to make me feel wanted, they want to make me accept the love I think I deserve. Every single word in the lyrics is how I feel most times. I want to be wanted and loved. The line " I wanna make you feel wanted, I wanna call you mine, wanna hold your hand forever and never let you forget it..." makes me think of a time in my life when someone felt this way about me and I did as well. It doesn brignback a sense of nostalgia.

Who Says by Selena Gomezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C6jG2ZLSq4

       This defines my attitude towards society  actually. The first line " wouldn't want to be anybody else." give you an idea of who I am. I am confident and although I do have my insecure moments there's nothing I'd change or rather be than myself. I am proud of who I am and I don't care about the negativity others add and say about me. Before people judge harshly, they should make sure they're perfect first; who are people to judge. This song makes me feel happy and comfortable with who I am. The title who says exhibits a person with their own state of mind who doesn't mind what others say. Selena's right, you have every right to a beautiful life.

Surah-An-Naba  Qur'an recitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kay_gerBczY

          This is not song, it is an excerpt of the Holy Qur'an. It describes what religion I am and faith I have, that of Islam. I am proud to be a muslim and I wouldn't change my beliefs for anything. My artifact is actually the Qur'an and that's one of the things I treasure the most. It reads about judgement day and the Almighty Allah. I love reciting surah's from the Qur'an, it makes me who I am and this is just one of them.

Girl on Fire by Alicia

        For the past few years people told me I've been an inspiration to them and to others. My teachers, administration and others have told someday I will make an impact on the world, that I'm fierce and I'm going to do something great. So I did choose this song to describe my strong drive and core that I have, people tell me once they know me they can never forget me. The lyrics in the songs I've heard people say to me for example, "yes you're just a girl but no ordinary one. There's something about you that everyone treasures and you just stand out." So I guess I'll take this as an opportunity to burn and show people what I've got.

Ride by Lana Del Rey    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvb8wdBglpw

        This is a free-spirited song that describes the American dream. And although I'm not, I've always wanted to run free. I was born a wild child and I think I will keep it that way till the end. When she says 'Live Fast'- I'm sure she means to live in the moment, have fun, be... wild. Just live your life. I really like the words she used in her song because I can relate to them, "Being trying hard not to get into trouble but I've got a war in my mind." That's like the story of my life.
3000 Miles Away by Emblem3
  This is a song that makes me feel nostalgic all the time. My friends and I listen to it so often when we think of home. We are young teens in a boarding school far, far away from our families. We'll always be dreaming of a place called home. The lyrics in this song defines how I feel when I'm homesick, It think of the weather, I think of the people, and it does feel like its forever. "I'm not ok , 3000 miles away." I miss my home and I won't forget where I came from. This song makes me happy but sad; for when I'm here I wish I was there

All I do is Win by Dj Khaled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Vpw0xD9JU

      I know the song and the title might sound a little cocky but that's not my intention. All I've throughout my life is a bit of luck. The positions I've ran for in students government or clubs have been given/earned by me. And not to sound self-centered but all I've done is win and succeed. Haters can't bring me down or beat me down. I won't give up until I get to the top, and when I do, I'll say it all came from hard work.

Hall of Fame by Script  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jukv9Q1eR2g

    I believe that one day, there's gonna be a day where I'm standing in the hall of fame. My parents, people around always believed and told me one day the world will know me, I will do something they always knew I could do. I think this is one of the songs that describes me the best. Whatever I set my mind to I know I can achieve it; It's not going to be something typical, I want it to be something big. I'm an athlete, and now I believe I can do stuff that I thought never could be done by me.

Monday, January 13, 2014

What I believe in :)(:- QUOTES

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”
~ Nelson Mandela

These are the great words of the late Nelson Mandela. He has always inspired me to do more, dream more, become more like a leader should. He has and will always be my true hero. I, like Mandela, abhors racism. He once said, “I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man. I too dream about a day where Africa is peaceful, there are no people starving, no people in pain, no people’s life ruined by STD’s and diseases. But for this to happen the world would have to be perfect. So all I can do is pray. Pray for a better AFrica, and I know just like Mandela that that day will come.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
   Mandela’s quotes inspire me and they have an important impact in my life. I’ve been living on his words, and trying to build a better life with their meanings. This quote states that to have courage doesn't mean you are fearless, to have courage means to overcome that fear and celebrate over it. I have been conquering my fears to build a stronger part of myself. I know if I don’t overcome my fears, I’ll never get over them. It’s better to do what makes you scared then its over than to live a life full of things that frighten you without ever knowing you could have overcome it.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. “ ~ Nelson Mandela
I think this is one of the most powerful and truthful quotes Mandela has said. Education is an enlightening experience. To have an education is a privilege that most people in peripheral areas dream of having. It is true that with a good education, you can succeed in anything you please. Just because you haven’t done it, doesn't mean you can’t do it. You understand others to be understood. Part of being successful isn’t from school education, but is from the knowledge you were brought up knowing about the world, its people, about you, and what you can accomplish. Without education, money means nothing. Education is a powerful method, and those successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, etc got to where they were because what what they knew and what they believed in.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Being a girl, my mother brought me up in a lifestyle full of manners and ladylike behaviors. When I was younger, I thought girls had to be perfect for boys to accept them, I thought you had to contain yourself for people to see you are a lady ( speaking from a ten year old’s perspective), and if people thought you were funny, then that meant you were odd and weird. After this quote and after the years of books and novels filled with quotes like Marilyn's, I couldn’t be happier to accept who I am. Everybody is beautiful in their own way; Every girl is pretty, but it just takes the right people, the right guy to see it. Perfection doesn't exist in a human, so no one has the right to judge someone by their flaws. Being flawed is beautiful in the eyes of many, being crazy can lead to genius creations, and being funny and ridiculous is better than being boring and dull.

My little bundle of Hope- Artifact

This basically sums up my whole life.This is one of the most important artifacts in my life, the Qur'an. It symbolizes who I am and although I don’t know what I am, I know who I am; and that is a believer. I believe in the person I want to become, I believe in the religion that I uphold throughout my life. My religion gives me hope and thats all you’ll ever need to succeed, I believe. I don’t take this everywhere, but I know its the only thing I can rely on when times are hardest. I have had it for about three years. My parents gave it to me when I came to boarding school, and it reminds and connects me to them. They told me to never forget where I came from and to always read it for a sig of hope and happiness.It describes who I am in every single way. Its powerful, inspirational and eye-catching.