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Allysha Bergado : INFO
 

 

SPORT // Skate
 
STANCE // Regular
 
YEARS PRO //
 
AGE // 16
 
FROM // El Segundo, CA
 
SPONSORS // Hoopla Skateboards, Bones Wheels and Bearings, S-One Helmets, 187 Pads, Independent Trucks, SoCAL Skate Shop, Etnies Shoes, Robot-Guts Hardware
 
INTERESTS // Skateboarding, guitar, piano, school, listening to music, reading, snowboarding, tennis, basketball, drums, hanging out with friends and playing on the computer.
 
FAV FEATURES // Vert ramps, bowls, spines, pools, mini ramps and euro-gaps
Allysha learned to skateboard at the age of seven, after she asked for a deck for her birthday. She began her professional career in 2008 as the youngest X Games competitor, at the age of 12. Allysha is gradually accomplishing her goals in school and skateboarding. She has been featured in several TV media projects with no sign of slowing down! Not only is Allysha a talented young woman, she is also wise about her health.

Haters gon' Hate

 

 

•  In order to understand the process of why haters hate, you must understand the definition of a hater. A hater is "A person whose jealousy of another persons success or achievements makes them verbally nit-pick any flaws no matter how small or just make up flaws in order to somehow try and belittle the successful person."
Instead of getting mad at haters for hating, keep doing what you do that brings hate your way. Having haters is one way of knowing your constantly doing something right. It's always good to have your name in someone else's mouth, keeps you popular.
Understand that it's in a haters blood to hate. It's not that they hate you, but rather they hate themselves or hate others who have. The distaste a hater has for you will only grow over time If you continue to suceed, so push forward.
The most simple way to deal with a hater is not to deal with them at all. They seem to always posses a negative aura around them and it may rub off on you if you're around them too long, so let a hater do their job, drink haterade!
 
:) I receive a lot of compliments, but yet, I'm still somewhat insecure, I have a very loving boyfriend, but a mob of girls talk about me SO much, & a lot of them too! I do NOTHING but be nice to them. 
Like, all of them talk about me, for the fun of it... How do I not let them get to me/stress me out? Could this be jealousy? Ugh, please help :(
To be exact though, the girls would always insult my hair "oh she has extensions", I clearly don't, they talk badly about my relationship, (going for a year now :) hehe!), 
One even lied to me, saying how he cheated on me, trust me I KNOW that was a lie, half of them think of ways to break us up. 
So my relationship seems to turn them off. but I’m not going to break up with him just to get them to stop. they just try to pick up little itty bitty flaws I have, it's ridiculous. they make UP flaws, they claim nobody likes me , (which is a lie, I do have a bunch of friends.)... etc”.

 

How to Deal with Haters at School?
 
You don't. You keep killing them with your kindness and make them deal with themselves!
keep your head up girl :) 
you're going to be alright
Just ignore them...and concentrate on your studies...
 
by talking about u they waste their time and by bothering you waste your time...so just ignore and do what’s important.
You know the truth.
Don't worry about them.
 

 

Read more: How to Deal with Haters | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4447766_deal-with-haters.html#ixzz2MO1de4M0

the harlem shake

 

 

 

 

 

The Harlem Shake
 
The Harlem Shake meme has spread in many countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and much of Europe,Russia and Eastern Europe,China,India,and the United Arab Emirates,and Jamaica.
    The videos last between 30 and 32 seconds and feature part of the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video cuts to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance for the next 15 seconds. The dancing style should not be confused with the original Harlem Shake dance.            Additionally, in the second half of the video, people often wear crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props.
    The Harlem Shake is technically very easy for fans to reproduce, as it consists of a single locked camera shot and one jump cut. Nonetheless, the simplicity of the concept allows fans considerable scope in creating their own distinctive variant and making their mark, while retaining the basic elements. In its simplest form, it could be made with two people.There is a strong vein of humour running through each video that is not dependent on language, further increasing its potential to spread virally.

 

Toxic love

 

 

Oratile never forgot about her secondary school boyfriend. He haunted her in nightmares even after she moved away to attend university in Malaysia. She says she would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted on her fresh in her mind.
 
A few years later, he tracked her down online on Facebook. “We had a phone conversation," Oratile says. "He hadn’t realized, for all these years, everything he’d done to me. He was living with the memory of the “perfect” us, how much he loved me. He didn’t have the realization of him being this monster to me. He has to live with the fact that he’s a monster in my eyes. I think that’s probably very difficult.”
 
Oratile is now studying to become a psychologist, and she’s working with teenage girls to help them learn how to avoid abusive relationships.
 
Abusive behavior between teenaged guys and girls is common these days. Some guys may have wrong ideas about abuse in relationships. For starters, abuse doesn’t just mean hitting or shoving. Many other actions actually count as abuse, some of which may surprise you.
 
Also, both guys and girls can be abusive. And behaviour that many teens think is normal actually isn’t cool at all.
 
By recognizing abusive behaviour, you can stay out of trouble, protect the people around you, and set yourself up to do well in the dating world later in life.
 
What’s Dating Abuse, and Who’s Doing It?
 
There are some teens out there who are victims of physical violence from a dating partner. Much of the abuse that goes on between teens may not be physical.
 
Very common problems in teens include:
 
• Emotional abuse. This includes hurting someone’s feelings on purpose.
 
• Verbal abuse. Yelling, making threats, or mocking the person you’re with counts as verbal abuse.
 
• Controlling behaviour. Calling a girlfriend/boyfriend repeatedly to ask where she/he is, telling him/her who he/she can hang out with, or reading their texts or checking their cell phone without their permission isn’t cool.
 
• Also, pressuring or forcing someone into a sexual situation against her or his will is a serious form of abuse.
 
These days, some teens may see abusive behaviour as normal. Recent research shows that young male athletes may notice abusive behaviour less over the course of a sports season, and feel less inclined to speak up when they see abusive behaviour, Oratile says she was surprised at how many teens -- of both genders - thought it was OK for girls to hit guys.
And after the story involving singers Chris Brown and Rihanna hit the news a few years ago, Oratile noticed that plenty of secondary-schoolers assumed that Rihanna had done something wrong. Teens she talked to said some of their friends “immediately asked questions about what Rihanna did to upset him, like ‘What kind of women is she? Why did she disrespect him?’”
 
Teens may do abusive things for many reasons. Some grow up in cultures that urge the men to be strong, which some guys confuse with being aggressive or controlling, says Oratile.
 
Sometimes teens pick up habits that they think are signs of love, but are actually controlling, like asking their girlfriends for their Facebook password. But jealous behaviour can start you on the path to physical types of abuse. And, people who think it’s alright for their friends to engage in dating violence are much more likely to get involved in it themselves.
 
Steering Clear of Dating Violence
 
Here’s how you can make the right choices while dating to protect yourself from being either the source or the victim of dating violence.
 
• Get good practice. Even if you think you know what you’re doing when it comes to these matters, the teen years are the time to learn the rules about dating. In some ways, you’re getting practice for later relationships. “I think in some sense that this is the time when really good behaviour or bad behaviour can set in,” says Oratile. Now’s a good time to make a habit of doing things that your dates will appreciate.
 
• Know that abuse can mean big trouble. Crimes that are dating-related come with a penalty,  For example, if you key scratch a boyfriend’s car, you could be looking at vandalism charges. And of course, hitting someone, slapping someone, or having sex with someone who has said “no” can bring serious legal action no matter where you live.
 
• Listen to yourself. Know your own boundaries. If you feel like an action is wrong, don’t do it - no matter what. If someone you like hits you or snoops in your email, you shouldn’t do it in return. Your friends might tell you “put your woman in line, she shouldn’t do that, and you should take control,” . Ignore them and be your own man. And if the person you’re dating is abusive, don't tolerate it, either.
 
• Look at a healthy relationship. Sometimes knowing what’s normal and what’s unhealthy can be hard. If you aren’t sure how you should act, ask an adult you trust. An aunt or uncle, teacher, your parents, or a friend’s parent may be able to help you make the right choice. (Bonus points if you seek advice from an adult who shows respect toward other people and seems to know how to keep a healthy relationship).
 
• Do something. If a friend or classmate is verbally or physically abusing someone, look for a safe way to put a stop to the situation. For example, start speaking to the abuser to create a distraction. Or let an adult know what’s happening if it’s not safe for you to get involved. By taking action, you’ll be doing your bit to remind everyone that abuse shouldn’t be tolerated.
 
• Remember you can’t control everything. If someone you like or love wants to stop seeing you, all the pleading, watching, and controlling in the world won’t make this person yours, “No matter how much you try to control someone, in the end you just can’t.” If you can’t trust someone - either because he or she isn’t trustworthy or you’re insecure when they’re away - you may need to let the relationship go.
 

 

If You're the Target
 
If someone is abusing you, it’s time to get help, come up with a plan to keep yourself safe (since an abuser may become more violent at this time), and get out.
 
If you’re facing an immediate threat to your safety, you can call the police. If you see warning signs that you’re being abused in a relationship in general, talk to an adult you trust.

The Write Stuff

Check out Poems from our own Isaac Anneleng fresh off the pages from his book â€œBUT LOVE PAID THE PRICE”  To order his book please contact Isaac directly at 76192710

 

 

CHOICE
 
 
The world felt cold, 
Yet we were not sold.
Who won’t survive?
And who did it all?
 
Our actions followed us,
 And outclassed us,
But because we can,
 the choice stood.
Will we survive because we can?
Or our minds fail it, 
Comprehending the vastness of our acts
The power of choice still differentiated us. 
And made us to learn how to be brave and face our problems.
 
Choice. 
Exceedingly simple.
The choice will vouch for us.
Gracious and great.
 
Written by Isaac Anneleng
 
 
PERFECTLY INSANE
 
Angels are divine
By thy love I behold the beauty
That wears out not
In thine the love glitters and shine
Making us to be perfectly insane
 
To the beholder of cherished moments
We are perfectly insane
Holding into dreams and hopes
We are souls of fire
Mingling together to make one
Splashing hues of vermilion red love
Being in the trance of the race
While standing in our own platform of love
Thy love nourished and brought seeds of greatness
 
In thine presence the heart is kindled 
Tasting the ripe fruits of bliss
Thy love paralyzed me and left me perfectly insane
Yearning for much of you 
So insane in dote such that the soul mingled together
To bring the thrill and glory
Where only we could feel the meaning of the story
 
Thee and thine fit perfectly sane
Into the inspiration of sanity
Yet done out of perfection of humanity
And navel-gazing of the lakes of love
Together we fit perfectly insane
As a whole we will remain the same
 
Written by Isaac Anneleng
 
NB for more of this poem you can place a full order of the the book “BUT LOVE PAID THE PRICE” at 76192710
 

 

Cute Couple - Teenz Valentines Day 2013

 

SK8RGrl

 

Allysha Bergado : INFO
 
 
SPORT // Skate
 
STANCE // Regular
 
YEARS PRO //
 
AGE // 16
 
FROM // El Segundo, CA
 
SPONSORS // Hoopla Skateboards, Bones Wheels and Bearings, S-One Helmets, 187 Pads, Independent Trucks, SoCAL Skate Shop, Etnies Shoes, Robot-Guts Hardware
 
INTERESTS // Skateboarding, guitar, piano, school, listening to music, reading, snowboarding, tennis, basketball, drums, hanging out with friends and playing on the computer.
 
FAV FEATURES // Vert ramps, bowls, spines, pools, mini ramps and euro-gaps
Allysha learned to skateboard at the age of seven, after she asked for a deck for her birthday. She began her professional career in 2008 as the youngest X Games competitor, at the age of 12. Allysha is gradually accomplishing her goals in school and skateboarding. She has been featured in several TV media projects with no sign of slowing down! Not only is Allysha a talented young woman, she is also wise about her health.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Inexpensive, easy to make Valentines Day Gifts and Decorations.

 

  

 

Wrap chocolate bars in cute heart wrapping paper.

 

 

YOU DA BOMB!!! Wrap Rolo's in 
red paper to look like dynamite.
 

Stick a cut out heart shape to a lollipop and add leaf shapes to the stick to look like a heart-shaped flower. So SWEET...

 

Cut a heart shape, punch 2 holes in the side and slide a pen or pencil through.

 

Cute little love note.

 

valentines day

 

VALENTINES DAY by Celesta K.
 
Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance for some, a day of chocolate and cards for others, but for many, it is a day of bitter desperation and longing. Every year when Valentine’s Day comes around, I hear my friends whine about how they don’t have boyfriends. They go on about how much better the day would be if they had someone with whom to share it. Blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine! But I’m not like other girls. I’m your worst nightmare if you are having a pity party. I don’t need a boyfriend; I am just as happy (if not happier) with some cheesy romance movies and a big box of extra chocolatey don’t-hold-the-fat chocolates.
 
What I do find interesting about Valentine’s Day is how it came to be. Though this holiday makes big bucks for chocolate and card companies, they did not create the tradition. The holiday began with a priest known as Valentine, his illegal activities, and the price he paid.
 
A long, long, time ago in a galaxy not so far away, in a place known as Rome, lived an evil man named Emperor Claudius II, but for the sake of brevity we’ll just call him Claud. Now, Claud wanted to have a big, strong army but unfortunately, the men of Rome didn’t really want to fight in any wars, and can you blame them? Anyway, Claud got this brilliant idea that the men didn’t want to fight because they were married and had kids and all the fixings for a fabulous peaceful life. So, Claud decided to ban marriage for young men.
 
Here is where St. Valentine enters. A bishop and rebel who believed in love, he continued to marry couples in secret. That just makes it all the more exciting, in my opinion. On the other hand, how much would a secret wedding stink? It would just be you, Valentine, and your betrothed. Well, I suppose it would be considerably cheaper than having a big bash, but it still wouldn’t save you any money on the house rent.
 
Needless to say, Valentine got caught. No more secret midnight weddings for him. Claud ordered that Valentine be put to death. During his imprisonment, however, he fell in love with a girl. Yes, there is always a girl. Some sources believe the girl was the jailer’s blind daughter and that his loving devotion cured her blindness. Before his death on February 14, 270 AD, he wrote her a letter and signed it “From your Valentine.” Looks a bit familiar, doesn’t it?
 
There is some speculation as to how St. Valentine died. Some say that he was stoned and beheaded, others believe he became heartsick in jail and died. You can draw your own conclusions. I like to think that he was abducted by aliens and is still on Venus ... just kidding.
 
The above is only one of many versions of St. Valentine’s story. By now it’s probably so mixed-up that we will never really know what happened, but that is true for almost every story. What is important is that St. Valentine died a martyr for love and marriage and all that mushy stuff. And I respect him for that. I know a few girls who would probably die for the same things. As for me, a genius once anonymously proclaimed, “Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” 

Love Life

 

  1. There are at least two people in this world 

    that you would die for. 

    2.. At least 15 people in this world 

    love you in some way. 

    3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you 

    is because they want to 

    be just like you. 

    4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, 

    even if they don't 

    like you. 

    5. Every night, 

    SOMEONE thinks about you 

    before they go to sleep. 

    6. You mean the world to someone. 

    7. You are special and unique. 

    8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you. 

    9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, 

    something good comes from it. 

    10. When you think the world 

    has turned its back on you 

    take another look. 

    11. Always remember the compliments you received.. 

    Forget about the rude remarks. 

    So........... 



     always remember... 

    when life hands you Lemons, 

    ask for Tequila and Salt and call me over! 

    Good friends are like stars......... 

    You don't always see them, 

    But you know they are always there.. 

    "Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though 

    Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway" 

    I would rather have one rose and a kind word 

    from a friend while I'm here 

    than a whole truck load when I'm gone. 

    Happiness keeps You Sweet, 

    Trials keep You Strong, 

    Sorrows keep You Human, 

    Failures keeps You Humble, 
    Success keeps You Glowing, 

    But Only 

    God keeps You Going 

    'Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.' 

    Have faith..

toxic love

 

Oratile never forgot about her secondary school boyfriend. He haunted her in nightmares even after she moved away to attend university in Malaysia. She says she would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted on her fresh in her mind.
 
A few years later, he tracked her down online on Facebook. “We had a phone conversation," Oratile says. "He hadn’t realized, for all these years, everything he’d done to me. He was living with the memory of the “perfect” us, how much he loved me. He didn’t have the realization of him being this monster to me. He has to live with the fact that he’s a monster in my eyes. I think that’s probably very difficult.”
 
Oratile is now studying to become a psychologist, and she’s working with teenage girls to help them learn how to avoid abusive relationships.
 
Abusive behavior between teenaged guys and girls is common these days. Some guys may have wrong ideas about abuse in relationships. For starters, abuse doesn’t just mean hitting or shoving. Many other actions actually count as abuse, some of which may surprise you.
 
Also, both guys and girls can be abusive. And behaviour that many teens think is normal actually isn’t cool at all.
 
By recognizing abusive behaviour, you can stay out of trouble, protect the people around you, and set yourself up to do well in the dating world later in life.

 

What’s Dating Abuse, and Who’s Doing It?
 
There are some teens out there who are victims of physical violence from a dating partner. Much of the abuse that goes on between teens may not be physical.
 
Very common problems in teens include:
 
• Emotional abuse. This includes hurting someone’s feelings on purpose.
 
• Verbal abuse. Yelling, making threats, or mocking the person you’re with counts as verbal abuse.
 
• Controlling behaviour. Calling a girlfriend/boyfriend repeatedly to ask where she/he is, telling him/her who he/she can hang out with, or reading their texts or checking their cell phone without their permission isn’t cool.
 
• Also, pressuring or forcing someone into a sexual situation against her or his will is a serious form of abuse.
 
These days, some teens may see abusive behaviour as normal. Recent research shows that young male athletes may notice abusive behaviour less over the course of a sports season, and feel less inclined to speak up when they see abusive behaviour, Oratile says she was surprised at how many teens -- of both genders - thought it was OK for girls to hit guys.
 
And after the story involving singers Chris Brown and Rihanna hit the news a few years ago, Oratile noticed that plenty of secondary-schoolers assumed that Rihanna had done something wrong. Teens she talked to said some of their friends “immediately asked questions about what Rihanna did to upset him, like ‘What kind of women is she? Why did she disrespect him?’”
 
Teens may do abusive things for many reasons. Some grow up in cultures that urge the men to be strong, which some guys confuse with being aggressive or controlling, says Oratile.
 
Sometimes teens pick up habits that they think are signs of love, but are actually controlling, like asking their girlfriends for their Facebook password. But jealous behaviour can start you on the path to physical types of abuse. And, people who think it’s alright for their friends to engage in dating violence are much more likely to get involved in it themselves.

 

Steering Clear of Dating Violence
 
Here’s how you can make the right choices while dating to protect yourself from being either the source or the victim of dating violence.
 
• Get good practice. Even if you think you know what you’re doing when it comes to these matters, the teen years are the time to learn the rules about dating. In some ways, you’re getting practice for later relationships. “I think in some sense that this is the time when really good behaviour or bad behaviour can set in,” says Oratile. Now’s a good time to make a habit of doing things that your dates will appreciate.
 
• Know that abuse can mean big trouble. Crimes that are dating-related come with a penalty,  For example, if you key scratch a boyfriend’s car, you could be looking at vandalism charges. And of course, hitting someone, slapping someone, or having sex with someone who has said “no” can bring serious legal action no matter where you live.
 
• Listen to yourself. Know your own boundaries. If you feel like an action is wrong, don’t do it - no matter what. If someone you like hits you or snoops in your email, you shouldn’t do it in return. Your friends might tell you “put your woman in line, she shouldn’t do that, and you should take control,” . Ignore them and be your own man. And if the person you’re dating is abusive, don't tolerate it, either.
 
• Look at a healthy relationship. Sometimes knowing what’s normal and what’s unhealthy can be hard. If you aren’t sure how you should act, ask an adult you trust. An aunt or uncle, teacher, your parents, or a friend’s parent may be able to help you make the right choice. (Bonus points if you seek advice from an adult who shows respect toward other people and seems to know how to keep a healthy relationship).
 
• Do something. If a friend or classmate is verbally or physically abusing someone, look for a safe way to put a stop to the situation. For example, start speaking to the abuser to create a distraction. Or let an adult know what’s happening if it’s not safe for you to get involved. By taking action, you’ll be doing your bit to remind everyone that abuse shouldn’t be tolerated.
 
• Remember you can’t control everything. If someone you like or love wants to stop seeing you, all the pleading, watching, and controlling in the world won’t make this person yours, “No matter how much you try to control someone, in the end you just can’t.” If you can’t trust someone - either because he or she isn’t trustworthy or you’re insecure when they’re away - you may need to let the relationship go.

 

If You're the Target
 
If someone is abusing you, it’s time to get help, come up with a plan to keep yourself safe (since an abuser may become more violent at this time), and get out.
 
If you’re facing an immediate threat to your safety, you can call the police. If you see warning signs that you’re being abused in a relationship in general, talk to an adult you trust.

Safe Sex Quiz: How much do you really know?

 

 

Take the Quiz and see how much you really know..... http://teens.webmd.com/rm-quiz-safe-sex

OMG! I'm Pregnant!

 

You might be pregnant IF: 
1) You are sexually active 
2) You are sexually active and use no means of protection 
3) You are on birthcontrol and forgot to take a pill 
4) The condom broke 
 
Early Signs and symptoms of pregnancy 
 
*Missed period - The majority of women miss their period once they are pregnant because the endometrium ( lining of the uterus ) is needed to keep the baby in place. Although some women experience bleeding throughout their whole pregnancy it is not very common 
 
* Frequent urination - The pregnancy hormone Hcg causes your kidneys to work faster hence why it is very common for pregnant women to pee alot even before there is a 7 pound baby sitting on their bladder. 
 
*Throwing up - The most imfamous pregnancy symptom of them all by far is morning sickness. The cause of morning sickness is 100% known but if you are throwing up and have had unprotected sex this could be more than just your common flu. 
 
*Fatigue - Making a baby is extremely hard work. It makes your body work over time and all the new hormones can be a shock to your body. So you may end up sleeping like you partied like a rock star the night before. 
 
*Headaches - The hormones are a bit much and take a little bit to get used to. You may experience headaches. 
 
*Breast Tenderness - Not exactly sure on this one... but your boobies may hurt if you are indeed Preggerz. 
 
*Cramps - During the first few weeks of your pregnancy you may experience stomach cramping. These will feel somewhat but not exactly like period cramps.. This could be because of implantation. 
 
If you experience one or more of these symptoms you may be pregnant... Even if you do not experience them but you have had sex without protection, until your period comes *(or even if it does)* you still may be pregnant. 
 
How to find out for sure if you are pregnant 
 
If indeed you believe you are pregnant. There are quite a few ways to determine if you really are. They are as follows: 
 
Take a at home pregnancy test. If you do take this test and there is a positive or two pink lines (EVEN IF YOU CAN BARELY SEE IT) If it is there, you are probably pregnant.
 
Go to your local health clinic or a doctor and get a pregnancy test there. 
 
Get an ultrasound at the doctor. 
 
"How Should I Tell My Parents?"
 
Q: "I'm 16 and I found out that I'm pregnant. I'm so scared about my parents finding out. I will let them know about it, but I don't know how to. I'm keeping the baby."
 
A: That's one of the hardest things to do, telling your parents that you're pregnant. Some ideas that you could try is to write a letter to them, have a family friend or someone else to tell them, or even harder telling them yourself. You don't want them to find out on their own because that may upset them more. Your parents will probably most likely be mad at you and may ignore you for a while, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Most parents will eventually turn around and accept the pregnancy. My mom didn't accept my pregnancy until I was 5 months along. Some parents don't turn around until after the baby is born. Remember it took you a while to accept your pregnancy, so it may take some time for them to accept yours. They should also realize that this baby is apart of them and it's more than just a new member to the family and that you will do your best to take care of the baby. You will need to let them know that you need their all of their support since they are legally responsible for you until you're 18 and they can't really legally kick you out. One of the best things to do at this time is just to give your parents time and show them that you can start being responsible and mature now. It's also good to keep a calm attitude during this time even though that may seem impossible for you to do. Good luck. – Teen Mom.

Happy Valentines Day

 

 

zombie apocalypse : The ultimate survival guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

african mythical creatures : nyami-nyami

 

Nyaminyami is a river snake and god of the rivers according to the belief of the Tonga tribe of the Zambei valley. 
Nyaminyami is described as being 3m wide but no one has seen quite how long he is. When he swims past, the water in the river turns red.
Nyaminyami abides near a large rock close to the present day Kariba dam wall. Very few went near this rock in fear of the wrath of Nyaminyami. Some men have braved venturing out to the rock but the torrential tides have sucked them in. The locals have called the rock Kariwa meaning ‘trap’. Over time the water of the Kariba lake has risen and the Kariwa rock is now 30m below the surface which apparently annoys Nyaminyami. Some believe that Nyaminyami is married but the building of the Kariba dam now separated him from his wife. This has angered the god who threatens to destroy the locals. 

african mythical creatures : Zombie

This creature became known as a dead body that was without a soul but whose body was animated by the magical power of a Necromancer or Sorcerer. It originated from African myth from the word ‘zumbi’ or ‘zombi’ meaning ‘enslaved spirit’. Zombies where people who where magically possessed by someone. Popular belief led people to understand that Sorcerers dug up the dead and brought them back to life to work. Some believe that their tongues were slit so that they could not speak, while others believe that they could not speak because of the lack of oxygen in their body from being buried. If a Zombie sees the sea or eats salt then they will return to their graves to lie in eternal peace.

african mythical creatures : Tokoloshe

 

The tokoloshe is a short, hairy, dwarf-like creature from Bantu folklore. It is a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by swallowing a pebble. Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others. At it’s least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare children, but it’s power extends to causing illness and even death upon the victim.
The way to get rid of him is to call in the n’anga or witch-doctor who has the power to banish him from the area.

halloween : Edward Mordrake, the 2-headed man

The true tale of Edward Mordake (Mordrake) has been lost to history. His unusual case occurred early in medical history and is referenced only in tales handed down. The tale of his life has become so muddled through the passage of time that no solid date of birth or death is evident to modern researchers.

The story always begins the same way. Edward Mordake is said be have been heir to one of the noblest families in England.He was considered a bright and charming man – a scholar, a musician and a young man in possession of profound grace. He was said to be quite handsome when viewed from the front – yet, on the back of his head there was a second face, twisted and evil.

In some versions of the story, the second face of Edward Mordrake is a beautiful girl.This is an impossibility as all parasitic twins are of the same sex. Often it was said that it possessed its own intelligence and was quite malignant in its intentions.It has been said that the eyes would follow spectators and its lips would ‘gibber’ relentlessly and silently. According to legend it would smile and sneer as Edward Mordrake wept over his condition. 

While no voice was ever audible, Edward Mordrake swore that often he would be kept awake by the hateful whispers of his ‘evil twin’.

The story has always concluded with young Edward Mordrake committing suicide at the age of twenty-three.The method of his death also differs, sometimes poison does him in and in other versions a bullet ‘between the eyes of his devil-twin’ puts him out of his misery. In both versions Edward Morkdrake leaves behind a letter requesting that the ‘demon face’ be destroyed before his burial, ‘lest it continues its dreadful whisperings in my grave.’

FROM: THE HUMAN MARVELS.

halloween: why i hate clowns

 

I have a mild case of coulrophobia. It’s not a crippling fear—it doesn’t keep me up at night, like some of my other fears do—but if I’m walking down the street and see a clown coming towards me, I’ll cross that street in a heartbeat.
 
I’m not alone. Clowns have climbed their giant shoes into the short list of the most common phobias, and now rank right up there with snakes, spiders, public speaking, and dentists.
 
So what’s the cause of this irrational fear? Here’s one easy answer: THE MEDIA. Unlike my fear of clowns, the media does keep me up at night, because it’s so entertaining. But evil clowns have permeated all forms of popular media, and are therefore hard to avoid.
 
Pennywise, the sadistic child-killing monster from Stephen King’s It, is the fictional clown most commonly fingered for causing people’s coulrophobia. Pennywise doesn’t have a monopoly on the killer clown industry, though. On TV, an early episode of The Simpsons inspired the internet meme “Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.” In the world of comics, Batman’s archnemesis is the Joker, a green haired agent of chaos with a penchant for committing gruesome murders while laughing hysterically. Similarly, perhaps as a blatant knockoff of Batman, Spawn’s archnemesis is the Violator, a giant, gruesome demon who disguises himself as a short, stocky clown. And then of course there’s corny examples of evil clowns, like the ‘80s movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space, or the musical group Insane Clown Posse, which are both more stoopid than scary, but they’re still kinda scary in their own way, especially ICP.
 
The media may have reinforced coulrophobia, but that’s not to say clowns aren’t inherently terrifying. Psychologists claim that clowns’ exaggerated features violate our basic idea of what people should look like. Since reading facial expressions is a social survival skill, our inability to read a clown’s emotions puts us on guard. The painted white face, fake red nose, and uncanny permasmile mask a clown’s true feelings and identity, which triggers our distrust and suspicion.
 
Phobias are irrational fears. But is fearing clowns really irrational? Consider America’s evil clown history. Consider David Friedman, popular children’s party clown, alleged child molester, and subject of the documentary film Capturing the Friedmans. Or better yet, consider John Wayne Gacy, the scariest clown ever. Gacy raped and murdered 33 teenage boys in the ‘70s. Most of them he buried in his crawlspace. When he wasn’t raping and murdering innocents, Gacy dressed up as “Pogo the Clown” to attend parades and children’s parties. Gacy once said “A clown can get away with murder.” While on death row, he took up oil painting. He painted punk rockers, and dwarves playing baseball, but mostly, he painted clowns. PSYCHO.
 
Of course, it’s wrong to prejudge all clowns based on the depraved actions of a couple sick, rednosed individuals. I met some clowns once at a party (it was an adult party, the clowns were off duty and dressed like normals) and they were perfectly nice people. I even told them about my fear of clowns, and they were very understanding. Clowns aren’t for everyone. Then they took me out back, brutalized me with banana cream pies, electrocuted me with joy buzzers, and devoured my soul.
 
Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you. 
 
 
BY ETHAN RYAN
Read more at http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/why-clowns-are-scary/#jsJcFGJ4whDTyJFB.99
 

halloween : bite marks

 

Check out  www.teenz-online.com  website for the gruesome story.....

halloween : The Clown

 

The scary clown statue story is an urban legend about a babysitter who finds herself alone in the house with a creepy clown statue. Some people believe that this is actually a true story and not just an urban legend...
 
A wealthy couple with two young children called a girl they knew from the neighbourhood and arranged for her to come and babysit their two little kids while they went out to a cocktail party. When she arrived they told her to fix herslf some supper and watch TV in their bedroom after putting the little ones to bed because then she wouldn't have to go downstairs and she'd be able to listen out for the kids.
 
The babysitter happily agreed and the parents left for their party. After giving the kids some milk and cookies she tucked them into bed and read them a bedtime story. They were soon sound asleep. She switched off the lights and went to watch TV in the parent's bedroom where she found a creepy looking clown statue standing in the corner of the bedroom. She tried to ignore it but felt like it was staring right at her while she watched TV. As time passed she felt more uneasy about the statue and got the unsettling feeling that  it had moved ever so slightly each time she glanced at it. She decided to phone the parents and ask them if she could watch TV downstairs instead.
" I know it sounds silly," she laughed, "but that clown statue in your bedroom is really creeping me out."
"Clown statue?" asked the father
"Yes, the one in your room."
The phone went silent for a moment.
"Listen to me very carefully," said the father. "Take the children and get out of the house as fast as you can and go to the neighbours! Go! NOW!"
"OMG! Why? What's the matter?" asked the babysitter.
The father gulped and replied, "We don't have a clown statue."
The babysitter raced upstairs and grabbed the kids, one under each arm and fled the house and across the street to the neighbours house. When she looked back she saw the most terrifying clown face staring at her from the upstairs window. She screamed and the face sank back into the darkness.
 
When the police searched the house they found nothing. No clown statue.
 
The children had been complaining of a clown statue that stood in their room and watched them sleep for weeks but the parents had dismissed it as nightmares. 
One month later a mentally disturbed midget dressed up as a clown was arrested. He had been stalking another family.

Halloween : Tiny Mouth

 

Tiny Mouth is a Japanese urban legend about a woman who is cursed with having two mouths. Her name is Futakuchi-onna, a beautiful yet spiteful and vindictive woman with a very tiny mouth. However in the back of her head, hidden beneath her hair, is a huge monstrous second mouth. The woman's skull splits apart revealing lips, teeth and a tongue. Although she appears to never eat with her tiny mouth the mouth in the back of her head is ravenous and consumes huge amounts of food. 
 
They say that the huge mouth has a mind of it's own and speaks to the woman, mumbling spiteful and threatening things to her. Legend has it that the woman married a man whose wife had recently died leaving him with a little daughter to care for. After a year had passed they had a daughter of their own. However they were very poor and there was barely enough food to go around. Futakuchi-onna decided to keep her own daughter fed  while she starved the other girl. The man's first daughter eventually died of starvation. 
 
Shortly afterwards the man was out in the yard chopping wood for fire one day when he accidently swung his axe to far back and embedded it into his second wife's head. There was alot of blood and he feared she would die. Miraculously she survived but the open wound never healed. Instead  it formed a huge drooling mouth complete with teeth and a tongue. 
 
The woman was always in incredible pain and the only way to make it stop was to feed the deformed mouth.  It demanded more and more food to keep it quiet and satisfied. 
 
One day, while the woman was asleep the hideous mouth spoke to the husband and told him, "I am cursed because I killed your daughter. I starved her to death!"  The next day the wife woke up to find the husband had left her and her daughter for good. She couldn't feed the mouth without her husbands help and that night the woman's hair grabbed the little daughter and shoved her in the huge mouth. The woman lived a distraught and miserable life for the rest of her days while the huge mouth just ate anything and everything.

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Sk8r

 

 

Question: How Do I Start Skateboarding?
 
I get asked from time to time, "How do I start skateboarding?" That's actually a GREAT question, and deeper than you might know!
 
Answer: Learning to skateboard is all about pushing yourself to do it, and commitment.
 
Push Yourself - If you think skateboarding looks cool, and you'd like to give it a try, then that's great! Go for it! But let me warn you - to getreally good at skateboarding, you are probably going to get hurt a few times. Skateboarding is just like that. And, it's going to be frustrating. You might learn one trick just fine, but then have a REALLY hard time learning another one. Again, skateboarding is just like that. Skateboarding is tough, and you should know that going into it.
 
Commitment - And that's where commitment comes in. You really need to put your entire self into skateboarding, if you want to do much more than just ride around. Not that "just riding around" is bad - that's great, and a lot of fun, but if you want to learn tricks and progrss as a skater, you can't be holding back.
 
Now I'm not saying you need to commit by buying skater clothes and getting a punk attitude - what I'm saying is, that when you skate, you can't do it half way. If you are trying to learn to ollie, and you only try with half of yourself, then you will either do a lame little ollie only about an inch off the ground, or you'll fall. And then, if you fall and are only half into it, then there's a good chance you'll give up.
 
DON'T DO IT! Stay committed! This is a valuable skill that will help you for the rest of your life. And, you'll be a much better person for having learned it.
 
So, how do I start again? For some easy steps to follow, read Just Starting Out Skateboarding. Basically, you need to get a board, get out there and ride it! If you don't have a board, that's another problem. Beg, borrow, whine, work, trade or talk your way into getting one! And most of all, have fun. That's the main point, isn't it?
 
Question: How Do I Start Skateboarding?
 
I get asked from time to time, "How do I start skateboarding?" That's actually a GREAT question, and deeper than you might know!
 
Answer: Learning to skateboard is all about pushing yourself to do it, and commitment.
 
Push Yourself - If you think skateboarding looks cool, and you'd like to give it a try, then that's great! Go for it! But let me warn you - to getreally good at skateboarding, you are probably going to get hurt a few times. Skateboarding is just like that. And, it's going to be frustrating. You might learn one trick just fine, but then have a REALLY hard time learning another one. Again, skateboarding is just like that. Skateboarding is tough, and you should know that going into it.
 
Commitment - And that's where commitment comes in. You really need to put your entire self into skateboarding, if you want to do much more than just ride around. Not that "just riding around" is bad - that's great, and a lot of fun, but if you want to learn tricks and progrss as a skater, you can't be holding back.
 
Now I'm not saying you need to commit by buying skater clothes and getting a punk attitude - what I'm saying is, that when you skate, you can't do it half way. If you are trying to learn to ollie, and you only try with half of yourself, then you will either do a lame little ollie only about an inch off the ground, or you'll fall. And then, if you fall and are only half into it, then there's a good chance you'll give up.
 
DON'T DO IT! Stay committed! This is a valuable skill that will help you for the rest of your life. And, you'll be a much better person for having learned it.
 
So, how do I start again? For some easy steps to follow, read Just Starting Out Skateboarding. Basically, you need to get a board, get out there and ride it! If you don't have a board, that's another problem. Beg, borrow, whine, work, trade or talk your way into getting one! And most of all, have fun. That's the main point, isn't it?

 

I am me...

 

Willow Smith

 

[Willow Smith - I Am Me]
 
[Chorus]
I’m meee, I’m mee, and that’s all I can be
I’m meee, I’m eee, it’s my one ability
I’m free
And you can’t stop meee,
I’m free, and that’s all I can be
 
Days pass, I’m tryna find who I really am
I’ve been looking
People don’t like the way I dress
So it won’t matter, I’ve been looking
I’ve done my hair and it’s not just that easy
I’ve been looking
Your validation it’s not just that important to me
Source: LYBIO.net
 
[Chorus]
I’m meee, I’m mee, and that’s all I can be
I’m meee, I’m eee, it’s my one ability
I’m free
And you can’t stop meee,
I’m free, I’m meee, and that’s all I can be
 
Night falls and I find it here I am in peace
I’ve been looking
Making friends with spirits lost
And it sets me free, I’ve been looking
Express myself cause it’s my liberty
I’ve been looking
Your validation it’s not just that important to me
Source: LYBIO.net
 
[Chorus]
I’m meee, I’m mee, and that’s all I can be
I’m meee, I’m eee, it’s my one ability
I’m free
And you can’t stop meee,
I’m meee, I’m free, and that’s all I can be
 
I am me, I am me, I am me
I am free, I am free, I am free
I am me, I am me, I am me
I am free, I am free
 
I am me, I am me, I am me
I am free, I am free, I am free
I am me, I am me, I am me
I am free, I am free
 
Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh
 
Create yourself, redo yourself
Renew yourself
Be you, do what you do,
Hold your head up high, everything’s gonna alright
You’re you, I’m me, let’s live in harmony
Coexist with each other, love each other
Be yourself
You have to be yourself, be real, be honest
Cause ain’t nobody got time for that
They really don’t, so listen to me
Listen to this song, because this is real facts
That will help you move along, yeah
That’s all I wanted to say, so I love you guys so much
Hope you like the song and you know, Yolo, misfits, argh haha.
 
Source: LYBIO.net
 
Willow Smith – I Am Me. That’s all I wanted to say, so I love you guys so much. Hope you like the song and you know, yolo, misfits, argh haha.

 

Willow‘s song focuses on her search for her identity and how she deals with the commentary on her choices. She sings, “Express myself cause it’s my liberty / I’ve been lookin’ / Your validation is just not that important to me.” 
 
Willow recently chatted about the scrutiny she faces for her individualism.
 
“Grown ups [have] children and they say ‘you can be whatever you want to be.’ And then they go on my Instagram and comment, ‘How can your parents let you go out looking like that?’ Telling me that I can’t do what I want to do. When I’m someone’s child,” Willow told MTV. “You’re telling your kid they can be this but telling me I can’t be that.”
 
“The thing is that if I know what’s true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can’t shape that,” Willow added.
 

 

flip flop love

 

 

Keep your toes cool...

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Summer Reads...

 

 

Drama by Raina Telgemeier - Graphic Novel
 
Callie decides to throw herself wholeheartedly in helping to stage Moon Over Mississippi, a musical, at her school. Her boy-crazy nature gets a boost when two cute twin brothers named Justin and Jesse show an interest in the play and in her --- albeit in different ways.

 

 

 
Wake: A Watersong Novel by Amanda Hocking - Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
 
Gemma seems to have it all --- she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She is forced to choose between staying with those she loves --- or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

 

 

E-beam solution

 

Krakker karriers

 

Olympic Games 'Eric the Eel' dreams of Olympic return

 

"One Out - Determination"
It was the opening heat of the men's 100 meters freestyle swimming at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, but only one man was standing on his block: Eric Moussambani from Equatorial Guinea, a tiny, oil-rich state in west Africa.
There had been two other swimmers to compete with -- one from Niger, the other from Tajikistan -- but both had jumped the gun, dived in to the pool and been disqualified.
The crowd cheered, the gun fired and the 22-year-old dived in.
Suddenly he was on his own.
What followed was one of the most memorable two minutes in Olympic history, one that would embody something far away from the podiums that honor the motto of the modern Games: "Faster, higher, stronger."
 
During the first 50 meters Moussambani appeared to be holding his own, but by the turn things had gone very wrong. At one point he appeared to stop, treading water to catch his breath before continuing.
"This guy," remarked the commentator for British TV, who was none other than Adrian Moorhouse, gold medalist in the same discipline at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, "he's not going to make it ... I'm convinced this guy is going to have to get hold of the rope in a minute."
 
'Me against the swimming pool'
Looking back today, Eric Moussambani is hard pressed to disagree with him.
"It was me against the swimming pool," he recalls with a laugh.
"I didn't care about anything else, I just wanted to finish the race ... When I went to Australia that was the first time I had seen an Olympic swimming pool. I was scared of the dimensions."
Somehow he managed to crawl to the end, posting a time of one minute 52.72 seconds. The man who would eventually win gold in the event, Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands, would finish the final in 48.30 seconds,
His swim made him an instant star of the Sydney Olympics -- dubbed "Eric the Eel" by the world's media -- and lampooned around the world for posting the worst time in the history of the sport. But it also reminded the world that there's far more to the Olympic spirit than just victory.
 
A voice on the radio
Moussambani didn't start out as a swimmer. Growing up in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, he excelled at soccer and basketball. But one day, three months before the start of the Sydney Olympics, he heard an advert on the radio with an intriguing offer.
"I heard on the radio that they (the Equatorial Guinea National Olympic Committee) needed swimmers, so I went and put my name down," he recalls.
He may not have wanted to be an Olympic swimmer but, having practiced in a local river, Moussambani decided to give it a shot. When he arrived at the hotel in Malabo where the trial was to take place, he soon discovered that the competition was nonexistent.
ter's life
"We were called for the selection, and I was the only person who was there!" he says.
"So nobody came. For two hours we were waiting. I was the only one. That was in the only hotel that had a pool, a 12-meter swimming pool. They told me to get in and asked if I could swim."
After proving that he could swim, Moussambani was told that he would be heading to Sydney after securing a place on the Equatorial Guinea Olympic team, a place that had been gifted by the International Olympic Committee's wildcard system that gave less developed nations a chance to send athletes to the Games to gain experience.
"They just told me to get my passport and a picture ready so they could send me to the Olympics. They said to me, 'Keep on training.' I asked them, 'With who? I don't have a trainer.' They said: 'Do what you can. Keep training because you are going to the Olympics.' "
Preparations were tough for Moussambani. There was no Olympic-sized pool in Equatorial Guinea and the hotel pool was only of limited use. Still, he left for Australia for the first time knowing that, if nothing else, it would be an adventure.
"The Olympic Games was something unknown for me," he says.
"I was just happy that I was going to travel abroad and represent my country. It was new for me. It was very far from Africa."
 
The terror of the pool
It wasn't until he turned up for training on the first day that he saw an Olympic-sized swimming pool for the first time. Reality quickly dawned on him.
"When I arrived I just went to the swimming pool to see how it is. I was very surprised, I did not imagine that it would be so big," he says.
bbie turns taxi into hotel for Games
"My training schedule there was with the American swimmers. I was going to the pool and watching them, how they trained and how they dived because I didn't have any idea. I copied them. I had to know how to dive, how to move my legs, how to move my hands.
"I learned everything in Sydney. I didn't know how to dive, anything. While they (the U.S. swim team) were training I was watching them. I was alone. I didn't have a coach."
When the day of the race arrived, Moussambani sat in his seat with his goggles on, going through everything he had learned from the American swimmers.
"I was just thinking, 'Do whatever you think you can do.' I was thinking how the American swimmers were training," he explains. But when his two competitors were disqualified for two false starts, Moussambani suddenly felt very alone.
"At first I was thinking that I was the one who was disqualified!" he laughs.
"They told me I was the only one that was going to swim, so I was very nervous. Everybody was screaming: 'Go go go!' "
 
Out on a limb
Most athletes can only a recall a blur of memories when remembering their time at the Olympics, but Moussambani remembers every second of that race: the pain, the fear, the exhaustion and finally the relief.
"The first 50 meters I did very well. I did it with a lot of energy. When I was coming back to complete the 100 meters I was exhausted. If you watch the video, I couldn't feel my legs. I was feeling like I wasn't going to go any further. I was moving in just one place.
"The crowd was singing, 'Go go go go!' So I did my best to complete it. But once I completed it I was exhausted. I thought, 'Phew, my god!' All my muscles were tired. So when I went in to the changing room I just collapsed on the floor and lay there. I couldn't even breathe."
 
The anti-herosn't dampen Games spirit
It is unlikely that any swimmer will ever get close to Moussambani's time, which is more than a minute slower than the women's 100m record and not even as quick as the best men's 200m effort. But once he picked himself up off the changing room floor he had become a worldwide celebrity.
"The media attention was, phew..." he remembers.
"Everyone in the media was asking about me. Oh, where's Eric the Eel? I didn't know how to speak English back then. People were saying I was a star. But I didn't know what to do. A lot of people were making fun of me, others were congratulating me.
"But what they didn't understand was that it was my first time in a swimming pool. People were making fun of me. But some said you are a good example of the Olympic spirit."
While most people saw the true values of the Olympic movement in Moussambani's Quixotic swim at Sydney -- heart, determination, a never-say-die spirit -- his performance sparked much hand-wringing elsewhere. Elite athletes were offended that more talented swimmers were denied a place at the Olympics to accommodate developmental athletes.
As Moorhouse said in a later interview: "It was quite a defining moment for the Olympic Games as to whether that level of performance should be in Olympic competition."
 
The end of Eric the Eel?
Sure enough the International Olympic Committee tightened up the rules on wildcard entries to prevent other "Eric the Eels" from turning up. But they still slip through the net. Only this week Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a rower from Niger, was hailed as the "new Eric the Eel" after finishing 100 seconds behind his nearest rival in the men's single sculls repechage.
It was me against the swimming pool
Eric Moussambani
Britain's five-time Olympic gold medalist Steve Redgrave criticized the decision to allow Issaka to compete. "There are better scullers from different countries who are not allowed to compete because of the different countries you've got," he said.
Yet it was Issaka, and not the winner, who was roared across the finishing line. Likewise with Moussambani. Few outside of the swimming world will remember Sydney champion Van den Hoogenband, but "Eric the Eel" has become an Olympic euphemism. "They even took my trunks to display in an Olympic museum in Sydney," he happily boasts.
 
An outside bet for Rio 2016?
But if swimming development was a key aim of the IOC's decision to give Equatorial Guinea a wildcard at the Sydney Games, then the move can be seen as a roaring success.
After the cameras left, Moussambani continued to swim. His last competition was the World Championships in Japan in 2002 and his times have steadily improved. And although he didn't make it to Athens four years later, nor Beijing, he is now the national swimming coach of Equatorial Guinea and hopes to still have one last shot at next Olympics in Rio in 2016 before he retires.
"My last time was 55 seconds, that was only last year," the 34-year-old explains hopefully.
"Right now I'm the coach of the country but I've asked my Olympic federation if I can swim at the next Olympics.
"I still have a dream. I want to show people that my times have improved, that we have swimming pools in my country now and that I can now swim a hundred meters."

 

AMBER BINNS - MODELLING

 

 

Some people tend to wonder what's so fun about modelling, and why so many girls want to do it.
 Well this is my story:
I've never been able to fit in quite well with most of the girls throughout my teenage life. They all have curvy bodies,
all the trendy clothing looks oh so good on them, but when i wear them it's as if they're still on the coat
hanger, so bulky (even the smallest sizes) yes, yes, I know, its terrible. But the funny 
thing is that I love dressing up!
I love showing people new and extraordinary outfits, so that's when it hit me,
 I wanted to be a model ...
I decided to try my luck by joining the Miss Tutume competition (Tutume is where my mom is from ).
I was so shy on our first practice, I wasn't sure of what to do, how to pose, but I guess what I had in store for them was
 more than they needed 'cause I won!
How amazing is that, from being shy and insecure to being Miss Tutume in one night!
So after that experience it gave me the urge to look for bigger and better opportunities, so that made me enter the Gemstones competition,
 to try and get some sort of publicity and showcase this talent.
This competition was buy far the scariest thing I've done my entire life! All those cameras, votes, audiences!
 It was nerve wrecking! All these beautiful, tall girls in their fancy and expensive outfits.
Luckily I got enough votes to take me to the boot-camp,
 I can never say how grateful I am to have gotten that opportunity and going that far with it. So like we all say.. if opportunity knocks ANSWER!
And just a bit of advise from me to you.. never let anyone or anything stop you from a dream-come-true, because the world
 is in your hands, take it and spin it in the right direction.
 
LOVE: Amber

WISE UP: I'm only having a couple of drinks...that's cool, right?

 

 

SO YOU MAY THINK
But still beware. People react to alcohol differently, and for some, one or two drinks is all it takes for them to get drunk. 
 
Even if you’re only planning on having a small amount of alcohol, or none at all and just sticking to soft drinks, you still need to be aware of what’s going on around you. It’s possible that someone could spike your drink with 'date rape' drugs like Rohypnol, which takes as little as 15 minutes to kick in and can wipe out your memory of what happens in the next eight hours, leaving you open to sexual assault and rape. The most common drug used to spike people’s drinks is actually alcohol itself. Extra alcohol can be added to people’s drinks without them knowing, some spirits cannot be tasted when mixed in with soft drinks or attackers may simply buy someone more and more drinks until they get drunk to the point where they don’t know what they’re doing. They might put vodka into someone’s drink for example, or buy them double shots of spirits when they’ve only asked for singles.
 
The intention of drink spiking isn’t always date rape. Sometimes it might be done as a joke, out of anger or spite to cause physical harm to you, or to rob you. It happens to both boys and girls and is common in night clubs and parties.
 
This doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy yourself; if you take a few simple precautions, you should be OK. Make sure you never leave your drink unattended. If you do have to leave it for a while, give it to a friend that you know and trust. Don’t swap or share drinks and think twice about accepting a drink from someone you don’t know well. If you suddenly start to feel unusually drunk or unwell without knowing why, it’s possible that your drink has been spiked; ask a trustworthy friend to help you and take you home. In the same way, if one of your friends starts acting weird then keep an eye on them.
 
Another thing to remember is people who are looking to take advantage of you don’t always have to spike your drink – they may simply wait till you get drunk or high of your own accord. If you are going to drink, the key is not getting so out of your head that you don’t know what you’re doing! If you do think you’re going to get wasted, always make sure that you’re surrounded by trustworthy friends who will look out for you.

Teacher Bullies

 

We all know that kids can be bullied in school but when this happens it is usually a fellow student who is the culprit but now it seems that kids are vulnerable to another kind of bullying, by teachers. Bullying done in this form is mostly verbal, sometimes physical and done to make your child look and feel stupid amongst his/her classmates; this is usually by name calling such as telling the child they are stupid in front of the whole class
Signs to watch for in your friends if you think they are a victim of teacher bullying.
When teachers are the ones who are bullying students, the students are even more reluctant to tell someone than if it is other students who are doing the bullying.
This could be because they were brought up to respect older people and teachers are authority figures after all, so when the teacher becomes the bully this can be as confusing as it is upsetting for the student. Some signs that students may be having serious problems with a teacher are:
 
* Changes in the students behaviour - Kids who are bullied by teachers will often have headaches, stomach aches or any other little illness on certain days of the week, this is usually when they are in lessons with a particular teacher who is bullying them.
 
* Complaints of being picked on – Pay attention if other kids complains of being picked on in school especially if one teachers name keeps cropping up all the time.
 
* Signs of contempt – if your friend talks to you about an incident with a teacher get them to tell you in as much detail as possible about what happened, particularly the teachers tone of voice and the way they were spoken to in front of the class.
Finding solutions to stop bullying by teachers
Bullying must be stopped in whatever form it takes and whoever does it, kids must understand that bullying is not acceptable and that they are not alone, it is important for parents to remain calm and not stoop to the level of the bully, parents of course will be outraged that the teacher is a bully, after all these are the people they entrust the care of their children to for hours a day.
 
* Arrange a meeting - arrange a meeting with the head teacher and the teacher in question and voice your concerns about your child being victimised in the classroom.
 
* Write a letter - Parents should put down in writing the incidences that occur in the classroom and the way your child has changed because of the behaviour of the teacher, this way the teacher can see how his/her behaviour is affecting the child and of course they also know that you know what is happening in the classroom and that notes are being kept.
 
* Be prepared to go to higher authorities - If you are not satisfied with the way the school or teachers deal with any complaints.

Ms. Lizzy-Lee on Body Issues

 

I’m sixteen years old and I really hate my body. I have been a little overweight since childhood but last year I lost some of the weight and I still am not happy with the way I look.  I do eat healthy and do sports and swimming at school but I cannot get over my low self esteem. How can I get over this obsession with my looks and live happily and confidently? I desperately need a short term solution!
 
Let me give it to you straight...
Girl, if I had a short term solution to teenage body issues, I could end world famine, stop wars and close up the hole in the ozone while putting my mascara on without smudging it. Unfortunately, young ladies (and old) will still continue to buy glamour/fashion magazines , suck up and compare themselves to every toxic source of exaggerated, unobtainable and PHOTOSHOPPED beauty standards shoved down our throats in the media!
 
It’s not rocket science. Nobody’s perfect and that’s just life! The truth is you are just fine the way you are, you probably won’t believe this but at sixteen you are pretty much hot by default anyway. OWN IT!! You don’t have to look like a friggen runway model and you probably don’t look like a bag lady either. So just try to remember that confidence is not a by-product of body image unless you’re a vain twit, and happiness and beauty are not even close to the same thing, (again, unless you’re a vain twit)! Take care of yourself inside and out and remember that you are unique as you are beautiful.

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Blast from the Past! From Teenz Magazine 2007

 

 

 

 

 

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Teenz Magazine back in 2007.

 

 

 

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