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 

 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://

     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 Gomez

       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

          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

        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

      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

    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.